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Techniques

We use the latest physical therapy techniques to treat your injuries and/or pain conditions. We will match your particular case with the appropriate technique. Below is a list of the physical therapy techniques that we offer.

  • Manual Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Spinal & Joint Stabilization
  • Retraining of the Body & Joint Mechanics
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Rotex
  • Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Stretching & Flexibility Training
  • Functional Activity Training
  • Work/Sport Specific Exercise
  • Balance & Proprioception Training
  • Graston Technique
  • Kinesiotaping (KT Tape)
  • Cervical/Lumbar Decompression
  • Traction
  • Neuromusclar Re-Education
  • Patient Education

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is a hands-on approach to treating soft-tissue and joint structures, and designed to optimize patient response to exercise and soft tissue repair. Through the process of mobilization with manual therapy, a physical therapist will diagnose and treat problems with a goal towards modulating pain, increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating inflammation, and improving function and movement.

Joint Mobilization

Joint Mobilization is a type of manual therapy with the goal of achieving a therapeutic effect. It is used to modulate pain, increase range of motion, and treat joint dysfunctions. Joint mobilization helps to release these compressed joints and relax the surrounding muscles. When applied to the spine, this process is called spinal mobilization.

Massage

Therapeutic massage is the process of mobilizing soft tissue in an effort to reduce pain or tension. Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle tissue or fascia. It will focus on muscles located below the surface of the top muscles and is beneficial for athletes or individuals involved in heavy physical activity or people suffering from chronic pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of soft-tissue therapy in which the therapist will either directly or indirectly mobilize the fascia, a web of connective tissue covering the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures. The goal of myofascial release is to both reduce pain and increase range of motion.

Muscle Energy Techniques

Commonly used in both osteopathic medicine and physical therapy to treat dysfunction, there are several techniques included in the category of muscle energy techniques where the patient’s own muscles are utilized to correct underlying problems.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is the prescription of specific bodily movement in order to correct impairments from accidents or injuries, improve musculoskeletal function and circulation, mobilize joints, and overall maintain a state of well-being.

Foot Fracture Exercices

Balance Stability Exercice (Parkinson)

Sports Rehabilitation Exercices

Functional Activity Training

Spinal & Joint Stabilization

When a joint or joints move, they require stabilization. A joint stabilization exercise program reduces abnormal irritation to joints and muscles. When the spine requires stabilization, this is called spinal stabilization.

Retraining of the Body & Joint Mechanics

Our physical therapy staff works with patients to retrain them on how the body and joints work in order to help patients learn the proper ways to move without injury or strain.

Work/Sport Specific Exercise

The use of work or sport-specific exercises is currently a common trend. Specific exercises are designed to target and build specific muscle groups commonly used in a particular sport or other work activity. We analyze how the patient walks, as well as their posture during various activities relating to their daily routine. It is used to optimize performance and movement efficiency as well as eliminate any unnecessary strain.

Sports Rehabilitation

Sports rehabilitation is the field of therapy that specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries related to sports or exercise. Sports medicine topics include injuries and rehabilitation related to the injury of joints or muscles commonly caused by engaging in physical activities.

Training

Strength & Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning Training is the use of resistance to build the strength and stability of muscles. Proper therapeutic strength training can result in increased bone, muscle, tendon, and ligament strength as well as improve joint function and overall health and well-being.

Stretching & Flexibility

JNPT uses stretching and flexibility training to help balance muscle groups, which receive strain due to muscle or tissue tightness and stiffness. The use of proper stretching and flexibility will reduce the risk of injury, increase range of motion, and reduce muscle soreness after activity.

Functional Activity

Movement-based exercises that train muscle performance associated with daily activities, including walking, sitting, standing, and stairs.

Balance & Proprioception

The sense of your body in space is proprioception. Balance and proprioception training is a commonly used technique in rehab, but is also frequently used by physical therapists to prevent injury.

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Graston Technique

Graston Technique is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) used to identify areas of soft tissue disruption and facilitate repair through therapeutic exercise. This technique enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion through comprehensive training and education. Graston Technique is clinically proven to achieve faster and better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel, Adhesive Capsulitis, IT Band Syndrome, Lumbar Strain, and Plantar Fasciitis.

Kinesiotaping (KT Tape)

Adjunct approach to exercise-based treatment and sport performance training, applied to enhance the body’s response to movement. Kinesiotaping provides support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It can also be used for preventive maintenance, edema, and to treat pain. This technique is based on the body’s own natural healing process, by activating neurological and circulatory systems. KT Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement. KT Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain/strain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injuries, rotator cuff injuries, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post-surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.

Cervical/Lumbar Decompression

Cervical/Lumbar Decompression enables patients to achieve relief from severe acute or chronic neck and back pain by gently reducing the pressure within cervical and lumbar discs. While on the table, gentle pulling forces slowly separate the vertebrae, which reduce pressure within the disc which restores nutrients, oxygen and blood flow to the disc, allowing healing to begin.

Traction

In orthopedics, traction is the process of using distraction to relieve pressure on joints and the structures inside them.

Neuromusclar Re-Education

Balance-oriented approach to improve dynamic stability and coordination related to functional movement.

Patient Education

Explaining the various causes of injury and/or movement disorder to better understand the rehabilitation process and related treatment approach, empowering you to actively engage in your treatment.

TRX Suspension Training

TRX – body weight training tool that helps build muscle, increase flexibility and tighten the core. Jeff Nicholl has furthered his knowledge in Physical Therapy in the new technology of exercise with a certification in Sports Medicine with the TRX Suspension Training Unit. The TRX exercises were created by the Navy Seals. It is an excellent tool that helps develop the individual’s strength, balance, flexibility and core stabilization. With the TRX you can expect to get a total body workout at a variety of activity and strength levels. We utilize the TRX to focus on strengthening the area that we are treating for the individual.

Rotex

Strengthen muscles that are used to slow down body motion quickly before joints/ligaments due, which is most common cause of injury; promotes proper muscle balance around all joints.