Lymphedema and Lymphatic Drainage
Lymph drainage is a massage-like technique used to decrease swelling due to cancer surgery and radiation as well as long term medical issues. It is used in combination with compression bandaging, pumps, and compression garments to manage lymphedema. All three PT's in our office are certified lymphedema therapists. More information about lymph drainage is available at www.upledger.com.
Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle technique which is used for the treatment of headaches, neck and back pain, and sinus pain. For more information go to www.upledger.com.
Many issues that women have and think they "just have to live with" can be treated. Pelvic pain, bladder problems, pain with intercourse, infertility, and obstetric pain can be treated by physical therapy. For more information regarding physical therapy for women, go to http://www.womenshealthapta.org/plp/index.cfm.
The name sounds harsh, but it is a very gentle release. This technique is designed to release the ligaments and connective tissue which surrounds and supports the internal organs and attaches them to the skeleton. Just as a therapist would mobilize the ligaments in the shoulder for someone who has lost motion in the shoulder, the ligaments that support the organs also need to be treated if they are tight. For more information visit: www.barralinstitute.com.
Fascia is connective tissue which surrounds and supports everything in the body. Restriction in the fascia can easily result in pain and loss of motion. Myofascial release gently removes the areas that are bound up to relieve pain and restore range of motion.
Most people know kinesiotaping from watching pro sports or the Olympic Games. Kinesiotape is a stretchy cotton tape which can be applied to the skin in a number of different ways to help to relieve pain, increase motion, or decrease swelling. It is used to help treatment continue for up to a few days following a therapy session. All three of our PT's are certified kinesiotaping practitioners. For more info, visit: http://www.kinesiotaping.com/