Techniques Used At Page Wellness Center
Laser phototherapy (LPT), also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), or cold laser is a form of phototherapy that involves the application of coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing. Laser therapy is used to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation, and give pain relief.
Graston Technique® is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used by more than 22,650 clinicians worldwide. It is successful and effective at treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute. Utilizing the Graston technique decreases overall time of treatment, faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces the needs for anti-inflammatory medication and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent. Effectively treats; planter fasciitis, tennis & golfers elbow, rotator cuff injuries, neck and low back pain.
Kinesio Tape was developed more than 30 years ago. It became popular after Carrie Walsh, Olympic volleyball player, wore it in the Summer Olympics of 2008 . Now you see it everywhere! Kinesio tape is a non-restrictive taping method used to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overuse tired muscles and speed healing. The tape can be used prophylactically or as a support to an injured part of the body. One of the ways that Kinesio Tape works is by creating more space between the dermis and the muscle. The space created is believed to relieve pressure in the area between the muscle and the dermis, creating more room for lymph flow. Which in turn removes inflammation more quickly. It is strategically placed on top of the skin, and is effective for 3 to 5 days before it needs to be replaced. You can shower or swim with it. It doesn’t contain latex which is great for those with latex allergies. When properly applied, you don’t even know the tape is there. It is placed on slightly stretched skin from one end of the muscle to the other, with varying amounts of stretched to the tape. Depending on how the tape is applied it can both inhibit and elicit muscle contraction.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying pressure and friction into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, inflammatory responses,and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.