FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
Fascial Stretch Therapy® or FST®, is a system of manual, assisted stretch techniques that includes comprehensive joint capsule, fascial and muscular stretching. FST® is different than what we think of as traditional stretching or bodywork, in that it is more functional and dynamic. Unlike traditional stretching or bodywork that only attempts to work on muscles, FST®engages the entire myofascial system by targeting muscles as well as their neighboring joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones to eliminate pain, improve mobility, restore impaired function & optimize athletic performance.
Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
Graston® uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise & stretching, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. Although the instruments may be hard-edged, the techniques do not need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes. Graston® Technique is used as an effective protocol to gain & maintain range of motion, and has been perfected by trained clinicians over the past 20+ years!
KINESIOTAPING & ROCK TAPING
The KinesioTaping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, KinesioTape® is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The KinesioTaping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, KinesioTape® alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
RockTape® is often regarded as the world's strongest brand of kinesiology tape & is typically preferred by athletes as it embodies a stronger adhesive with less risk of peeling off during competition.