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Physical Therapy Articles

What is Dry Needling?

Through the years, many of us have developed poor habits in regard to posture and body mechanics with resultant abnormal movement patterns. Others have developed abnormal movement patterns from injury, disease, or surgery. From these aberrant patterns, muscles tighten up and movement becomes painful. The muscle even becomes tender to the touch.


Active Release Technique (ART)

Many manual techniques are utilized by therapists to help their patients recover as quickly as possible. Active Release Technique® (or ART®) is a patented manual therapy technique that corrects soft tissue restrictions that lead to pain and decreased mobility.

ART® is a specific technique where the practitioner uses their hands to examine and treat any soft tissue dysfunction.


Relief for Your Aching Feet (or Other Body Parts)

Many people suffer from chronic foot pain due to a condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the tissue running along the sole of the foot. Often with plantar fasciitis, people have severe pain when they first step out of bed in the morning, have limited tolerance to standing and walking, find it difficult to walk after sitting for extended periods, and are unable to participate in normal recreational activities. Initially, people with plantar fasciitis just hope it will go away.


Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM)

The ASTYM System is an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization, which enables clinicians to effectively initiate remodeling and regeneration of dysfunctional tissue. ASTYM is an evidence based rehabilitation process designed to effectively treat chronic tendon disorders, scar tissue and fibrosis. These problems may have developed from trauma, surgery or overuse. The system is effective for new injuries as well as chronic nagging conditions.