Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. A 9 year-old boy with a painful pitching elbow and a 75 year-old gardener with back pain both still just want to get back in the game. Viewing virtually all patients as athletes in some form, allows us to apply a functional approach to return to “play”. While demands of the game may vary, Sports Medicine is about taking the whole game and breaking it down in to simpler parts. Rehab professionals reinforce healthy movement patterns progressing difficulty and complexity as the body tissues adapt and strengthen from controlled stress.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapies
Orthopaedic manual therapies include many hands-on techniques to alleviate acute and chronic pain, and to reset the nervous system. Muscles relax, inflammation is reduced, joint flexibility is enhanced. Some of the specialized techniques used by our therapists include Counterstrain or Positional Release, Kinesiotaping, Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial and Connective Tissue Massage.