Mind Body Physical Therapy Specialties
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Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
- Back and neck injury
- Sprain/overuse injury
- Sports injuries
- Post arthroscopic /reconstructive surgery
- Total joint replacement
- Work Related Injuries
- Repetitive sprains and strains
- Ergonomic work assessment
- Positional Vertigo
- Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder
- Neural Tissue Tension
Deconditioning Due to Chronic Illness
- Chronic pain
Stroke / Head Injury
- Nerve Related Injury
- Post Neurosurgery
Our Therapies – Physical Therapy Treatment Techniques at Mind-Body
Joint Mobilizationis a technique that focuses on the kinematic make up of a specific joint for correcting joint alignment and/or mobility. The mobilization is completed by producing various amplitudes of gliding along the joint plane. This technique may also be used for pain control.
Joint Manipulation is a controlled, high velocity thrust along the joint plane to correct a misalignment. Manipulation is used as an adjunct treatment and after careful evaluation of the joint integrity. After manipulation appropriate exercises for strengthening and maintaining correct alignment are provided.
Soft Tissue Mobilization is an adjunct treatment that assists in releasing trigger points, increasing circulation to the injured area and decreasing spasm in the soft tissue. This modality can be used with acute as well as chronic injuries.
Muscle Energy is a technique that involves the voluntary contraction of a person’s muscle against a distinctly executed counterforce. This technique utilizes a person’s own strength to correct a postural malalignment. This technique is used in conjunction with strengthening exercises and education to assist with the rehabilitation process.
Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that utilizes gentle sustained pressure into a fascial restriction that results in an elongation of the fascia. Fascia is a tough connective tissue, which spreads throughout the body enveloping soft tissue and organs in a tree dimensional web. This web covers a person from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture, or inflammation can cause a binding down of the fascia resulting in increased pressure on its surrounding structures. Many fascial restrictions can go undiagnosed because standard tests cannot detect fascial restrictions.
Myofascial Unwinding is an adjunct technique utilized with people who perpetuate a holding or bracing pattern due to persistent pain and/or structural dysfunction.
Neurodevelopmental Technique is a type of treatment that initially emphasized the developmental sequence to facilitate a more functional pattern of movement. This technique has been reformed and now incorporates a motor relearning approach, where the treatment is performed with guided training towards skill acquisition.
Strain-Counterstrain is a hands-on technique developed by Lawrence Jones, DO to evaluate and treat somatic dysfunctions. The treatment places the muscle in a shortened position for a predetermined period of time to assist in arresting inappropriate proprioceptor activity. This technique is beneficial in relieving pain and eliminating the dysfunction.
Neuromuscular Re-education – Hands-on therapeutic exercise to facilitate neuromuscular control with movement.
Therapeutic Exercise – The use of specific exercise to rehabilitate an injured area and improve function and movement.
Biofeedback – The use of external cues via verbal, tactile or auditory means to achieve muscle relaxation or stimulation.
Manual Therapy – The use of a hands-on treatment approach and one on one interaction with the patient for achieving a specific outcome. Techniques may include soft tissue massage, myofascial release and joint mobilization.
Ultrasound – The use of ultrasonic waves to provide deep heat to soft tissue and facilitate the healing process.
Electrical Stimulation – Therapeutic use of electrical current to facilitate healing and/or strengthening of soft tissue.
Mechanical Traction – The use of a mechanical device to provide a selected amount of traction force through the spine.
Heat/Cold Therapy – The therapeutic use of heat or cold for relieving pain, inflammation, or muscle spasm.