Dry Needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. This type of therapy uses a “dry” needle, without any injections or medications. The needle is inserted into specific areas of the muscle known as trigger points. This technique should not to be mistaken as acupuncture, a traditional Chinese practice. Dry needling is part of modern Western medicine and has been researched proving its effectiveness.
Industrial Rehabilitation/ Work Conditioning/ Functional Capacity Evaluation
An intensive, goal-oriented conditioning program designed to restore neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function including strength, power, endurance, joint mobility, ROM, motor control, cardiovascular endurance and functional abilities. The primary objective of the Work Conditioning program is to restore physical capacity and function to enable the injured worker to return to his or her pre-injury job.
In addition, our physical therapists have over 20 years of experience in performance of Functional Capacity Evaluations to determine a worker’s safe work capabilities prior to return to work.
The neutral buoyancy and smooth resistance of water provides a unique and safe environment for promoting range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance, movement control, coordination, balance, functional skills, and cardiovascular conditioning while minimizing the stress applied to your joints. The water’s constant temperature of 86 degrees makes it relaxing and soothing to muscles and joints. Swimming skills are not necessary to participate in our rehabilitation programs. This makes our programs enjoyable and beneficial for all ages
Astym® (A-stim) treatment sets the standard for soft tissue therapy. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym® treatment has helped countless patients by restoring movement, getting rid of pain, and giving back their lives. Visit www.astym.com for more information.
Manual Therapy uses specific hands-on techniques that focus the use of the hands as the tool as opposed to various machines. In manual therapy, a physical therapist treats soft tissue and joints with hand pressure for the purpose of decreasing pain caused by spasms and tensions within the muscles. Our practitioners will use a variety of hands-on techniques that will be used to maximize function and ease pain.
Medical Fitness Program
All patients who have completed physical therapy have the option to continue their exercise program and long term fitness/ maintenance program using the facility and equipment they have become accustomed to using. In addition, our staff can assist you in tailoring a program to achieve your long term fitness goals. This is all a part of Lanier Therapy in Motion’s “Get Well and Stay Well” philosophy.
Orthopedic/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
This rehabilitation focuses on post-surgical injuries specific to the spine, joints, and muscles. This treatment to the musculoskeletal system requires an evaluation that allows the therapist to determine what form of therapy will best help your healing process. Our therapists will provide hands-on care based on your specific problem/disability that will allow you to get back to top health.
This form of therapy is often used in the treatment of inflamed muscle, tendon, ligament or other soft tissue in the body. This anti-inflammatory treatment uses ultrasound that produces high frequency sound waves which give a gentle soothing heat to the inflamed area. This heat helps enlarge the blood vessels which in turn allows oxygen rich blood to flow to the injured area quicker, thus resulting in a faster healing time.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, edema and to treat pain. Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. Kinesio Taping exhibits its effectiveness through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". Muscles not only move the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flow. The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24 hr/day basis. It is a nonrestrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.
Sport Specific Rehabilitation/Training
Sport specific rehabilitation focuses on treating injuries specific to you and/or your sport. Patients are introduced to an exercise progression program. From baseball to soccer, golf to football, our staff monitors your progress and integrates a stepwise program including sport specific movements. In addition, our Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) can be used to assess an athlete’s potential for future injury, and a corrective exercise program implemented.