Active Release Muscle Release is a movement based massage technique. The practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue scar tissue or chronic inflammation.
PNF, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, stretching is an extremely effective form of flexibility training for increasing range of motion. PNF stretching is mostly utilized in our office for relaxing muscles that are in acute spasm. Studies have shown that PNF stretching achieves lengthening of tight muscles without losing strength in the muscle
Myofascial Trigger Points (more commonly known as “knots”) are areas of tension in muscles that can be palpated as nodules or tight bands. Trigger points can develop in fatigued and overused muscles as well as in muscles that surround injured joints. They can become a source of pain and prevent proper movement. Trigger points are commonly found in the shoulder, in the upper neck, low back and hip areas and can be a source of headaches and TMJ pain, hip and knee pain. Multiple methods are used in our office for releasing Trigger Points.