Interventions

Below are just some of the treatment interventions provided.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

 
 
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Spinal & Extremity Manipulative Therapy

A very fast but gentle thrust to the body causing a stretch of the joint(s) and surrounding tissues (usually with popping or cracking sounds).  Manipulative therapy decreases pain, muscle tone and perceived stiffness as well as improving mobility.  As with any manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and activities are almost always prescribed afterwards to reinforce the manipulation, and, ultimately, foster and promote independence.


Dry Needling / Electro Dry Needling

Dry Needling (aka intramuscular manual therapy) promotes local, spinal cord, and brain responses which decreases pain and muscle tone, improves mobility and elicits the body’s healing processes.

At Optimum DPT we utilize single use, solid filiform needles for patient safety and comfort.  Most patients report needle insertion is pain-free or feels no worse than a mosquito bite.  The needles are then gentle rotated/spun until tissue tension is felt or a mild aching sensation is reported (usually noted at the same time).  Typically, gentle electrical stimulation is incorporated in conjunction the needling to enhance the treatment effect. 

On average treatments take 20-30 minutes and are followed by therapeutic exercise or activity to complement, reinforce and magnify the treatment effect.

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Blood FLow Restriction Rehabilitation

Therapeutic exercise & activity are the backbone of physiotherapy, promoting increased strength, endurance and tissue tolerance that allow patients to recover their independence.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) rehabilitation is a cutting-edge therapy that acts as a force multiplier for the traditional therapeutic exercises and activities commonly prescribed in physical therapy practice.

BFR creates a deoxygenated & metabolic environment in the body.  When combined with low-load exercise BFR generates very rapid increases in cardiovascular function, muscle growth, strength gain, tissue regeneration & bone healing.

Treatment effects typically seen after 12-16 weeks of traditional strengthening exercises can be observed in as soon as 2 weeks with BFR.