These treatment techniques help restore range of motion in joints that are irritated and restricted (not moving properly). Both techniques are conservative and provide a non-invasive treatment option for painful and restricted joints in the body. This technique is most known for its application to the spine, but it can also be used on other joints in the body such as the shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle and more!

This technique helps stimulate nerves, promote healing, and decrease pain.  The needles can be combined with electrical stimulation to achieve muscle activation, decrease pain perception locally and centrally, as well as encourage the release of natural endorphins and other compounds. Acupuncture achieves its desirable effects by acting on the central nervous system (brain), encouraging healing at the injured tissue site, and up-regulating or down-regulating specific nerves.

Specialized tools are used to target hypertonic (tight), scarred, or otherwise injured tissues. The tool is used to promote blood flow and enhance healing of the target area. The tools also help break up adhesions and knots in tissue to revive healthy tissue and promote recovery. It may be used on muscles, ligaments, fascia and tendons.

This is a patented technique that involves tensioning tissue while actively moving the body part through a range that encourages certain tissues to slide relative to the target tissues. This technique encourages the optimal movement of tissues relative to one another as they are needed during every day movements.  This technique also helps loosen up tissues and release nerves that may be entrapped. The technique focuses on treating muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerve entrapments, and fascia.

Custom sole inserts for every day shoes, runners, and even high heels can be casted, ordered, and provided to the patient. Each patient ordering orthotics will be advised and educated on the proper use of orthotics. Check your benefits to see what your coverage is!

A combination of carefully selected exercises and stretches are prescribed based on the complaints at hand. A program is specifically designed for each patients specific needs, wants, and lifestyle. A progressive program is developed beginning with a few simple exercises and progressing through more difficult exercises. The end result is more functional or sport-specific exercises that help you return to your activities.

Kinesiotaping is thought to be effective through increasing the bodies proprioceptive awareness. This means that it gives the body feedback about a joints position in space relative to the body. This can help assist nerves with feedback that may help prevent rolling over you ankle, hyper-extending your knee, etc… It can also be applied in a way that encourages drainage of fluids back into the cardiovascular system and thus reducing swelling and/or edema.

This type of tape is used for structural taping. The athletic tape provides more stability for an injured joint. This would be used if the patient wishes to return-to-play or participate in activities with a recently resolved injury. The tape is applied to provide more stability to a joint in an effort to decrease the patient’s chances of re-injury or re-aggravation of the complaint.

Radiographic imaging may be used when necessary in order to rule out more pathological causes of a complaint, monitor scoliosis in children and adolescents, or view the severity of diseases affecting the skeletal system.