This is where the doctor uses their hands or an instrument to safely cause increased range of motion in specific joint or region. This could be your neck, mid back, lower back, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and/or wrist.
Also known as myofascial release, this technique is a “pin and stretch” method, used to manipulate the tight muscles into being less restrictive.
IASTM stands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. With this technique we use tools to create sheer between layers of tissue, to create less residual catching or friction that can occur with an injured or tight area.
An elastic, hypoallergenic band is wrapped around an area of concern, using the science of compression and fascial shearing to help ‘unstick’ muscles and joints, so they move better.
Unlike other soft tissue techniques, cupping provides a different type of stimulus. With cupping you create negative pressure or suction, which creates separation and more mobility.
These exercises are customized based on individuals’ strengths/weaknesses and are effective tools to retrain the body’s ability to improve control and mobility. As strength, control and endurance increase, the body becomes more resilient and injuries are less likely to reoccur.