The principles of an Integrative Physiotherapy approach are firmly built on the belief that your body should be in perfect harmony, with all its systems working as a whole.
Here at Premier Therapy Solutions, we use an evidence-based, integrated approach to restore normal movement patterns. Our programs are designed to achieve optimal recovery and help the patient return to functioning normally and living actively.
Some of our treatment techniques include:
Our Physical Therapists utilize skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including manipulation, mobilization, myofascial release, and cupping therapy to treat soft tissues and joint structures. The goal of treatment is to modulate pain, increase range of motion (ROM), and reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation. These outcomes are achieved by improving tissue extensibility and/or stability, facilitating movement, and improving function.
Mobilization and Manipulation is the movement of the joint and its surrounding structures with accessory glides implemented in a manner designed to improve joint range of motion and reduce pain.
Myofascial Release is the movement of the soft tissues and muscles with specific techniques, including Acupressure, designed to improve flexibility and increase range of motion. These techniques can also be used to reduce pain caused by inflammation.
Cupping Therapy is a form of soft tissue treatment which has been used for thousands of years to address a wide variety of conditions. Today we use pressurized cups to mobilize soft tissue by creating a negative suction force which draws toxins and waste products away from the muscles and surrounding structures.
A one-on-one progressive vestibule/balance training program designed to allow patients to maintain the highest level of balance, mobility, and independence. We use state of the art equipment, such as Biodex, Alter-G, Hydroworx, Noraxon, and others. This program provides the foundation on which a healthy and active lifestyle is achieved. A regular balance training program can reduce the risk of falls.
The goal of a stroke rehabilitation program is to help the patient relearn skills lost when a stroke affected part of the brain. Stroke rehabilitation can help you regain independence and improve your quality of life.
The severity of stroke complications and each person’s ability to recover lost abilities vary widely. Researchers have found that the central nervous system is adaptive and can recover some functions. They also have found that it’s necessary to keep practicing regained skills.
What’s involved in stroke rehabilitation?
There are numerous approaches to stroke rehabilitation, some of which are still in the early stages of development. Behavioral performance in any area, such as sensory-motor and cognitive function, is most likely able to improve when motor activity is willful, repetitive, and task specific.
Stroke rehabilitation may include some or all of the following activities, depending on the part of the body or type of ability affected.
- Strengthening motor skills involves using exercises to help improve your muscle strength and coordination, including therapy to help with swallowing.
- Mobility training may include learning to use walking aids, such as a walker or canes, or a plastic brace (orthosis) to stabilize and assist ankle strength and help support your body’s weight while you relearn how to walk.
- Range-of-motion therapy uses exercises and other treatments to help lessen muscle tension (spasticity) and regain range of motion. Sometimes medication can help as well.
Technology-assisted physical activities:
- Functional electrical stimulation involves using electricity to stimulate weakened muscles, causing them to contract. This may help with muscle re-education.
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns for those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.
This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neuro-developmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a unique, evidence-based form of treatment that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and range of motion
The unique protocol uses specially designed instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments can also be used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of symptoms, as well as the specific area of pain. IASTM is also frequently used in conjunction with therapeutic exercise as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion.
We utilize manual therapy techniques to help improve circulation, drain excess fluid, remove waste products, decrease swelling, enhancing circulation, and promote optimal healing. These techniques have been developed to treat conditions such as Fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, acute injury, trauma, and inflammation.
Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in a damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can help to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and promote recovery for a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser therapy has become standard for care of many musculoskeletal injuries. There is a growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of laser therapy as a modality to reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery. Laser therapy technology is endorsed by the APTA, WHO, and International Association for the Study of Pain.