Centric Physical Therapy

Orthopedics

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Our therapists are able to evaluate and assess patients with painful conditions affecting their function. This can include low back pain, neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, mid-back pain, shoulder, hip, ankle or knee disorders.

 

Treatment may include therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to restore mobility and reduce pain.  Treatment may also include physical modalities to decrease pain, reduce inflammation, improve muscular contraction and flexibility and may include electrical stimulation, dry needling, ultrasound, ice and heat.  Patient education and prevention of further injury is the main priority.  A home exercise program will be established and progressed as tolerated.

 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a specific treatment technique used on muscle trigger points that are creating pain and discomfort. The treatment uses a thin, sterile, solid filament needle inserted into the skin to stimulate the underlying myofascial trigger points. The procedure is called Dry Needling because no liquid or medication is injected into the patient.

A muscle trigger point is a highly localized, hyper-irritable spot in a palpable, taut band of skeletal muscle fibers. Located throughout the body, trigger points have been shown to be the primary source of pain in as many as 85 percent of pain-related visits to primary care doctors.

Cupping

Negative pressure, rather than tissue compression is superior for bodywork for pain, stubborn conditions, repetitive strains, inflammation, toxicity, chronic fatigue, disgestive problems and a slough of other issue we confront as we grow older.

Suction cups rapidly facilitate rigid soft tissue release, loosens & lifts connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood & lymph flow to skin & muscles in ways not possible using compression.

IASTM

Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) instruments make it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction. They magnify the abnormalities (scars, restrictions and adhesions) in the fascia and make it easier to locate the area to treat. Using a tool focuses the force through an area smaller than your finger with less friction which allows a more efficient treatment.

The goal is to trigger an inflammatory healing response. This will stimulate the production of new collagen and proper, functional, pain-free healing.