What Is IASTM? An innovative form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The tools placed on the skin in the area
Category Archives: Therapy Techniques
Did You Know that Dry Needling Could Help You Achieve Long-Lasting Relief? Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment performed by a licensed physical therapist that works to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility. It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic
Do you constantly find yourself feeling tired throughout the day? Sluggish? Achy? Fatigued? If so, this is probably your body’s way of telling you that something is off. Perhaps you sit too much during your commute or throughout the day, without getting up to stretch and exercise. Perhaps you’re eating too much inflammatory food or
A recovery period is the amount of time you take between workouts. This period of time is when the benefits of your physical activity take place in your body. Without a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to build, repair, and strengthen in the ways you want them to. While exercise is undoubtedly important,
Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time. Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.
If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS). UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often
In 2008, Kinesio Tape appeared on the world’s biggest athletic stage – the Olympics in Beijing, China. Since then, the practice of taping muscles and joints has become more common, appearing on backs, shoulders, knees, and calves in every athletic event from local 5k races to beach volleyball courts in Rio. What Is Kinesio Tape?
Michael Phelps’ return to swimming during the Olympics was majestic. Tall and lean, he stood on the blocks of his first race and the first question that was asked was, “What are those round bruises on his body?” As it turns out, they were marks from an ancient Chinese medicinal practice called therapeutic cupping. This