As an expert in movement, your physical therapist will identify and treat the root cause of your symptoms and help you improve your quality of life with a complete full body assessment and one-on-one hands on manual therapy to correct any dysfunctions with techniques which may include prolonged soft tissue and myofascial release techniques, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, strain counterstrain techniques, integrative dry needling, manual stretching, contract relax techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), cupping, taping, and therapeutic exercises that are tailored to your needs. Exercises may include use of our studio quality Pilates reformer in addition to education on home exercises and prevention of further injury and dysfunction. We will identify and treat the underlying causes of spinal and joint pain allowing you to rediscover your freedom in movement.
INTEGRATIVE DRY NEEDLING
Integrative dry needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist. Integrative Dry Needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained to perform the Integrative Dry Needling treatment technique. The physical therapists at Thrive Wellness Physical Therapy and Personal Pilates have been trained through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute and have taken advanced coursework in this treatment method.
A physical therapist who is Balanced Body trained in Pilates is with you every step of the way providing hands-on verbal and tactile cues to enhance your performance, improve your mobility, and to correct or modify your technique to prevent injuries on our studio quality Pilates reformer- which is a perfect choice of equipment for rehabbing from an injury; improving mobility, strength, and balance; preventing injury and pain; and enhancing athletic performance. The Pilates reformer is a versatile tool which we use to provide a full body workout in a 55 minute personal work out session or as part of your physical therapy plan of care treatment program utilized to enhance the effects of your manual therapy based treatment session. It is a great tool to use following soft tissue and myofascial release techniques to allow for muscle activation and reeducation and improvement in alignment and posture. Studies have shown that following a session that includes integrative dry needling, there is a 15 minute window of opportunity for gains in range of motion. Adding on or allowing time for stretching on the reformer after your session is a great opportunity to see these gains come to life. Your therapist will help you determine the modalities best suited for you to achieve your rehab or maintenance goals.