Integrating the art & science of healing
Your body knows what it needs to heal, and our job is to help access that wisdom by asking the right questions and listening keenly to what you and your body are saying. This starts from the moment you come in.
We perform a very thorough orthopedic evaluation of the specific area where you have pain as well as how the alignment and function of your entire body may be contributing to your injury. We specifically test ligaments, tendons, joints, strength, flexibility, alignment, and neuromotor control in all areas of concern.
We listen closely to what you and your body say. We want to learn about your history of injuries because often adaptions around an old injury can in part be why a new issue presents.
We specialize in assessing complex conditions and evaluating the body as a whole.
We divide each muscle into multiple divisions to get a precise read on whether each part of the muscle is being recruited. This provides a significantly higher level of specificity than traditional manual testing and can reveal the underlying reason why an injury is not healing.
We also do diagnostic manual muscle testing which is a form of applied kinesiology that allows us to tap into the innate wisdom of your body, mind and spirit to guide the treatment process and provide profound results.
A primary focus of our practice as well as one of our greatest skill sets is biomechanics analysis, which is assessing the alignment of the body in motion.
We understand how one part of your body influences another and can determine if there is a mechanical issue where you have pain or if the problem is coming from elsewhere in your musculoskeletal system.
This analysis identifies the underlying problem and helps us achieve rapid and lasting results.
profoundly attuning to the subtleties of your being
Based on the findings from our advanced diagnostics, we then determine what techniques are needed to allow your muscles to be fully recruited, strengthened, and healed. We treat holistically using a wide range of treatment methods.
BioActivation SM (Manual Therapy)
BioActiviation is a proprietary style of manual therapy that is a hands-on technique aimed at restoring pain-free movement and optimal alignment throughout the body.
This is accomplished through joint and soft tissue (myofascial) mobilizations with and without movement in positions that reproduce the complaint. This allows our patients to reclaim pain-free movement even after years without relief.
These manual therapy techniques are always followed by specific exercises to provide neuromotor retraining to restore accuracy in joint motion as well as muscle recruitment patterns.
Bio = Life
Custom Foot Orthotics
Core strength starts at your feet. Custom orthotics can be the crucial intervention for pain free function. Orthotics are supportive devices worn in shoes that position your feet, knees, hips, pelvis and spine into proper alignment.
We perform a detailed evaluation of your foot, ankle and lower extremity biomechanics to design your orthotics according to your unique needs and shoe styles.
We custom fit your orthotics as well as provide any manual therapy or exercises to help your body adapt to its new (properly aligned) position. We also modify them as needed as our commitment to you as a patient.
BioActive Myomechanics SM (Personalized Prescriptive Exercises)
This is a proprietary system for analyzing and retraining movement.
This is a sophisticated system of movement that is highly effective at relieving pain, improving athletic performance and teaching individuals how to use their bodies with maximum ease and comfort.
It is a holistic approach in that it also considers how thoughts, beliefs, and emotions held in the body can impact and influence physical patterns.
This is the cornerstone to help our patients hold the changes we make with manual therapy and to integrate new alignment and muscle firing patterns into their daily life and athletic endeavors. We take this opportunity of physical therapy to teach the body how to function even better than it did previous to a given injury or condition.
Somatic Experiencing is the art of being profoundly attuned to someone such that their nervous system can be delicately facilitated to complete the process of releasing held trauma or bracing patterns in the body. When unresolved trauma is released, pain relief and healing can take place.
In our clinic, Somatic Experiencing work is often done in conjunction with manual therapy and movement reeducation as memories, sensations, or fears can arise in the context of a therapy session (such as learning to walk again after a hip replacement or someone freely turning their head again after a car accident).
Somatic Experiencing is very helpful in treating our patients with myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, pelvic floor dysfunction, low back pain, RSD, whiplash, as well as people who have experienced trauma from medical procedures. Additionally, this approach is effective with high velocity sports injuries, such as athletes who have sustained head traumas playing soccer or football.
Therapy for Post-COVID Long Hauler Syndrome
This program consists of advanced manual therapies that can dramatically improve the chronic symptoms caused by COVID-19.
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Trigger point dry needling is one technique we use to decrease pain and improve range of motion. It involves inserting a thin monofilament needle into a myofascial trigger point. Trigger points (commonly referred to as “knots”) are tight spots in the muscle and surrounding tissue that form after injury or overuse.
The needle itself causes a small lesion which stimulates the body’s natural healing response. The lesion created by the needles also helps improve blood flow to the impacted tissue.
To reduce pain and facilitate healing we may also supplement our treatments with ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, TENS, taping, bracing, mechanical traction, cold laser, ice and heat.