Specialized Techniques

ASTYM Technique

The ASTYM technique is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis, and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. These problems may develop as the result of trauma, surgery, or overuse. The technique is effective for new injuries as well as chronic conditions.

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction is an exercise approach whereby resistance exercise or aerobic exercise is performed whilst an occlusion cuff is applied to proximal aspect of the muscle[2]. In this novel training method, limb blood flow is restricted via the occlusion cuff throughout the contraction cycle and rest period. This results in partial restriction of arterial inflow to muscle, but, most significantly restricts venous outflow from the muscle.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups. Cupping practitioners use cupping therapy for a wide array of medical conditions including fevers, chronic low back pain, poor appetite, indigestion, high blood pressure, acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, anemia, stroke rehabilitation, nasal congestion, infertility, and menstrual period cramping.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. Dry needling is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS). It involves the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain. Dry needling is mainly used to treat “trigger points”, but it is also used to target connective tissue, neural ailments, and muscular ailments.

Parkinson’s/LSVT/BIG/LOUD

LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. The treatment improves walking, self-care and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see.

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