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Physical therapy is a specialized health care discipline that is concerned with identifying, treating, and preventing impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function, and health.
At Still Water we perform comprehensive evaluations aimed at finding the source of your problem and don't just treat symptoms. Treatment plans are customized based on clinical findings in addition to the individual goals and needs of each client. We emphasis manual and movement based therapies for optimal results.
Massage therapy is not only good for relaxation but also has many therapeutic benefits and can help relieve many conditions such as mental and physical fatigue, pain, soreness and headaches. At Still Water massage therapy is offered by a licensed physical therapist and focuses on therapeutic massage techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and trigger point release.
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic procedure that involves inserting a filament needle into a muscle that produces pain or dysfunction and typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’.
Dry needling is thought to work by disrupting a reflex arc of contracted tissue as well as stimulating biochemical changes to allow improved blood flow and healing to the area. It also affects the central nervous system, the perception of pain, and the modulation of pain.
Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared modality that reduces inflammation, promotes healing and ultimately aides in pain reduction. Laser Therapy generates a photochemical response in the tissue which stimulates healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy. It is effective in treating a wide array of acute and chronic conditions.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB9MIW9fduk to see how it works.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced form of myofascial mobilization. It is primarily used to detect and release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions.
Clinicians trained in this technique can effectively locate adhesions and restrictions in the soft tissue through the vibrations or undulations that the instruments provide. Once these areas have been identified, clinicians may then utilize the instruments to treat you and help to restore optimal function.
Moving well is not only important for physical performance but more importantly is also a significant factor in preventing injuries. Our staff is trained in multiple ways to evaluate your movement quality and efficiency resulting in highly specific retraining programs to optimize performance, minimize injury risk and promote long term movement health.