Physical Therapy Services
Dry Needling. Myofascial Cupping. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Scraping). Kinesiotaping.
Dry Needling - $40
Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat pain and movement impairments involving dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. The term "dry" needling indicates that nothing is actually injected into the tissue but the needle itself is what causes the effect when it is inserted into the muscle to release and inactivate trigger points in the tissue. The use of dry needling can result in decreased pain and improved range of motion, and it can be a great addition to your plan of care.
IASTM / "Scraping" - $40
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a technique using stainless steel tools to effectively treat soft tissue dysfunction, such as a sprain, strain, or overuse injury. When the body heals from these injuries, it often heals in a disorganized manner consisting of scar tissue and adhesions that may limit range of motion and function. The purpose of IASTM is essentially to "restart" this healing process in a controlled manner to facilitate remodeling of the affected area. IASTM can help to stimulate the tissue to heal in a more organized pattern that will improve ROM and function, as well as decreasing pain.
Myofascial Cupping - $25
Myofascial cupping gained popularity after Michael Phelps used this treatment during the 2016 Olympics. The technique uses negative pressure to create a suction, which results in increased blood flow to the area to potentially assist with healing of the tissue and can have an inhibitory effect on the nervous system which can decrease pain perception. Although research of this technique is not substantial at this time, available research indicates that cupping may be beneficial in treatment of low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and knee osteoarthritis.
Kinesiotaping - $15
Kinesiotape is made up of cotton and elastic fibers. The tape works in various ways that includes lifting the fascia and soft tissue above the area of pain which decreases the pain input from the sensory nerves in the area, providing sensory information to stimulate or limit motion, and providing positional stimulus for postural muscles through the skin, among others. Kinesiotaping can be effective in treating the following conditions: Muscle imbalances, Postural insufficiency, Circulatory and lymphatic conditions, Ligament, tendon, Joint injuries, Fascial adhesions, Scars, Pathological movement patterns, and Neurological conditions.