Manual Therapy

Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain.

Functional Rehabilitation

Restore proper functional movement patterns to prevent future injuries.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess seven fundamental movement patterns humans need for optimal, pain-free, movement. The SFMA is a great tool to accurately diagnose the ROOT cause of the problem. We know you have shoulder pain when you swim, the SFMA helps us pinpoint WHY you have the pain.

The SFMA is a whole body movement analysis that starts at the neck and moves all the way down to the toes. It not only helps identify sources of pain, it also allows us to find the sources of weakness. The movement screen is a powerful tool to find limiting factors in athletes allowing us to help improve your performance!

The movement screen is a great place to start for adults looking to get back into working out without risking injury or to make sure your young athlete is not developing bad habits for their sport. The SFMA can be a great tool for athletes to use at the start of the off season – helping to identify weakness that should be addressed before the start of the next season.

Functional Movement Systems (FMS)

A functional movement screen allows to asses dysfunction, motor control impairment, and an individual’s movement patterns. Our team of functional rehab specialists are dedicated to challenging you to move better, feel better, and achieve a life free of limitations!

Movement is not just the muscles moving joints or bones, it is a complex information pathway between your nervous system and the rest of the body. Assessments of your system (posture, balance, strength, mobility) and how it functions (movement) can help determine what is the cause of your pain or dysfunction. Correction of the system dysfunction gives your body the ability to function properly. If not assessed or treated correctly you foster dysfunctional mechanics which drastically increase your chance for you injury. 

Functional Rehabilitation


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Functional Movement Assessment is a screening process that identifies an individual’s movement pattern. A poor movement pattern is caused by muscle strength and mobility imbalances. Strength and mobility imbalances cause your body to take the "path of least resistance" which lead to compensatory patterns and a much higher risk of injury.

Identification and correction of these imbalances is the first line of defense in injury prevention. 

 

Functional Rehabilitation is an extension incorporating the traditional elements of physical therapy with the underlying purpose of returning an athlete to highly complex movement patterns needed for their sport. This includes strength, flexibility, agility, and proprioceptive/kinesthetic training which enables the athlete to participate at preinjury levels of activity while reducing the risk of recurrent injury. It involves more than simply increasing the force-producing capability of a muscle or group of muscles. Rather, it requires physical modification to enhance the coordinated working relationship between the nervous and muscular systems.

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