Health in Motion Physical Therapy + Wellness combines traditional and alternative therapies to treat: Headaches • Neck, Back, and Pelvic Pain • Women’s Health •Spinal Dysfunction • Head, Sports, and Traumatic Injuries • Neurological Disorders Chronic and Acute Pain • Pediatric Disorders
CranioSacral Therapy Developed by Dr. John Upledger in the late seventies, this therapy is based on the CranioSacral system that consists of membranes and the cerebral fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth down the sacrum (tailbone area). Since this system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal column, an imbalance or blockage within it can cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
Visceral Manipulation The visceral (internal organ) system refers to the movement of the organs and structures of the body. At optimum health, this harmonious system remains stable despite the body's endless variety of motion. When one organ cannot move freely with the others because of conditions (such as adhesions or displacement from injury), dysfunction and pain are likely to occur. Visceral manipulation is based on the specific placement of the hands to encourage normal body mobility, motion of the organs, and the connective tissue that surrounds them.
Lymphatic Drainage The proper functioning of the lympatic system is crucial to our body's ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. It is a complex system comprised primarily of lymph vessels and nodes working in cooperation to accomplish these tasks. Lympatic Drainage Therapy involves subtle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow. Working with flat hands, pressure is applied with the fingers to simulate wavelike movements. This corrects rhythms and lymphatic flow.
Myofascial Release Myo refers to muscle. Fascia is a complex supportive web of connective tissue that surrounds groups of muscle fibers, entire muscle groups, and organs throughout the body. Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that assists the connective tissues through gentle traction, pressures, and positioning, relieving stress on the body's structural system while improving balance and alignment.
Neuromuscular Re-education Neuromuscular Re-education is a specialized form of manual therapy that addresses the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. Utilizing static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain, the technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (including muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. Neuromuscular re-education helps to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
EBR-Pro Ion Therapy The EBR-Pro Ion Therapy device enhances the body's natural detoxification process by creating an electromagnetic ionic field with the patient's hands or feet in a salt and mineral water solution to increase energy and the positively charged cellular activity through the attached array. By immersing your feet in the water and changing the local charge, the electrical contact made with the primary meridians of the body will release trapped toxic molecules into the water.
Laser Therapy Health in Motion uses both low level and near infrared lasers to assist in your recovery. Lasers initiate increased microcirculation and enhance tissue regeneration after a musculoskeletal injury decreasing pain and inflammation while increasing ease of movement.
Laser beam light is focused light that emits photons that move in the same parallel direction at the same wavelength. This is called coherent light. This focused light passes through the skin's dermis and attaches to specialized cell membrane photo receptors.
Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that only takes a few minutes per visit. Laser therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no side effects or risks that may occur with other forms of treatment. It can often achieve results faster and better than other treatment modalities, with many conditions showing signs of improvement in even the first or second treatments.
Svaroopa Yoga This style of yoga is gentle and supported, using a sequence of exercises for positional release of connective tissue tensions caused by excessive sympathetic nervous system activity. These tensions compress and misalign the body with resultant decreased awareness and neuromotor control, and efficiency of movement.
Dry Needling Dry Needling is an integrative therapeutic modality for musculoskeletal symptoms, injury, and pain. Dry Needling therapy uses very fine acupuncture needles to “deactivate” painful or knotted areas in the muscle. Insertion of the needle creates a tiny lesion in the tissue, muscle, or nerve that signals the brain to activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The body starts healing the lesion and the area being treated, thus restoring the physiology of the body.
Holistic Pelvic Care Holistic Pelvic Care is the future of women’s health and is intended for those women who want to be pro-active in their healthcare. Why wait for bigger issues to surface that may require surgery or other invasive procedures recommended by traditional medicine?
Women experiencing pelvic and low back pain, pain with intercourse, low vitality, low libido, incontinence issues, or those who have taken a hard fall onto the tailbone have found pelvic work helpful in alleviating their symptoms. Women who’ve experienced issues during and/or after childbirth such as episiotomy, vacuum or forceps extraction, etc, also benefit from this type of care.
Postural Restoration® Postural Restoration® is based on the fact that the body is naturally asymmetrical. For example, the torso is balanced with the heart on the left side and the liver on the right side of the body with the purpose of bringing balance to this asymmetrical structure – not symmetry. Your physical therapist uses this treatment to identify imbalances in the body associated with this natural asymmetry. These imbalances can be caused by weakness and overuse of non-optimal muscles. Imbalances will create dysfunctional movement patterns, structural misalignments, and instability which may lead to pain.
Functional Manual Therapy is an integrated evaluation and treatment approach that focuses on promoting optimal human performance. FMT® was developed by Gregory S. Johnson, PT, and Vicky Saliba Johnson, PT. The FMT® approach is based on three pillars: Mechanical, Neuromuscular, and Motor Control. It involves a very detailed assessment of movement and function as well as an evaluation of the soft tissue, joint, neurovascular, and visceral components which limit motion and function.
Overall, FMT® is a whole body treatment approach which looks at the body as a kinetic chain.
Pediatrics Being born is not always easy. CranioSacral Therapy along with Myofascial Release are gentle techniques to assist with balancing the body following birth. Baby’s and children’s movement patterns are assessed and appropriate developmental activities are recommended to follow through with at home.
Therapeutic Exercises Your physical therapist is trained to identify less than optimal movement patterns and their corresponding muscular/connective tissue/joint intolerances. An exercise program is specifically designed for your individual needs.
Kinesiology Taping Kinesiology Taping increases the space in between the fascial layers which helps with circulation and swelling after an injury. It is also very effective for those experiencing chronic inflammation.
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