After discussion of your history, a comprehensive, evidenced-based examination will be performed. Examination can consist of many tests and measures of range of motion, strength, movement screens, and special tests designed to rule certain conditions in or out. A personalized treatment plan will be developed that can involve many treatment options including ways you can help yourself. Corrective exercise, manual therapies, and lifestyle changes can be included in your treatment plan. See below for more information on some of the manual therapies that can be utilized during your treatment sessions.
Maybe maintenance of your current physical health and injury prevention is more of what you're looking for. By taking advantage of many skilled manual techniques that can be provided, you can receive a custom, 1-on-1, hands on, recovery/wellness visit to keep you feeling, moving, and performing your best. See below for more information about some of the manual techniques utilized during these visits.
Sore and achy after working at your desk or job site? You might be a candidate for an ergonomic evaluation. Whether this is your home office, business office, or manufacturing plant, Dr. Derek has many years of experience conducting evaluations and giving suggestions for corrections, adjustments, and equipment that help you feel better, perform better, and avoid time away from work!
***All of these services can be provided in the most convenient and productive location. At the HMI location in Gold's Gym Webster, Gold's Gym Fairport, in your home, at your workplace, at a park, wherever! Contact me to find out how I can help!
Mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculoskeletal ailments. Regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
Myofascial decompression, or cupping, can be used as another method of soft tissue manipulation by creating a vacuum inside a plastic/silicone cup combined with movement to provide another technique that can loosen up adhesions, increase local blood supply, and relax tense tissues.
PERCUSSIVE MASSAGE GUN
Percussion massage is a breakthrough treatment for soft tissue pain and soreness through the use of a tool that provides rapid, short duration pulses deep into the soft tissues of the body. This innovative tool accelerates the growth and repair of tissues by heavily increasing blood flow to the area.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition, and lengthen the muscle. As compared to static stretching which is a passive technique in which therapist does all the work, MET is an active technique in which patient is also an active participant.
SOFT TISSUE BLADING
Fascial blading is a form of gentle, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. The blade itself acts as an extension of the practitioner's hands and allows the clinician to gently identify and breakdown scar tissue adhesions and fascial restrictions.
Often times observable asymmetries can lead to cumulative trauma or overuse injuries. By identifying the asymmetries that may be lead to these undesirable imbalances, we can reduce the risk of future injury.
A movement screen is a screening tool used to evaluate fundamental movement patterns in individuals with no current pain complaint or musculoskeletal injury. The screen is not intended to diagnose orthopedic problems but rather to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement in individuals.
Spinal manipulation is a technique that treats back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions via the application of force to the spinal joints, with the idea being that such treatment of dysfunctional areas in the spine can restore the spine’s structural integrity, reduce pain and initiate the body’s natural healing processes.
RETURN TO SPORT
Traditional physical therapy can leave a gap between recovery from surgery/injury and returning to sport. Return to sport can provide an efficient bridge to that gap to maximize potential for returning to your sport.
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING
Partially occluding arterial blood flow while completely occluding venous return has been shown to be safe and have great benefits for people who are recovering from an injury or surgery.
How Does it Work?
Blocks venous return without blocking arterial flow
Facilitates growth hormones
Creates cellular swelling
Fatigue recruiting more Type 2 fibers
Metabolites, especially Lactate, accumulates and stimulates muscle growth
Who Could Benefit?
Pre-op ortho patients
Post-op ortho patients
Active recovery populations
A combination of examinations, and movement screens, and active therapies, an injury prevention program demands you become an active participant in preventing future injuries from slowing you down in the future.