Our Physical Therapists are highly trained and certified in different treatment approaches and always choose the most appropriate method for each specific condition.
Movement System Impairment (MSI) Syndromes are an unique set of postural and body mechanic techniques combined with an individualized and specific exercise protocol to treat a great variety of Orthopedic & Sports injuries, Chronic Pain, Headaches, Women’s and Men’s Health conditions, and other musculoskeletal disorders. This approach was developed by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD. Our Physical Therapists are highle proficient in this treatment method. They attended numerous MSI courses, many of which Dr. Sahrmann taught personally.
Mulligan Approach is a pain-free set of mobilization with movement manual therapy techniques. It is a simple yet effective manual joint “repositioning” approach to restore normal musculoskeletal function and abolish pain in a wide variety of Orthopedic & Sports conditions, Headaches, Tinnitus, Chronic Pain and certain types of dizziness and vertigo. Our Physical Therapists have taken a variety of Mulligan’s courses, many of which were taught personally by New Zealand Physical Therapist Brian Mulligan.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) utilizes the body’s inherent neuromuscular system to facilitate or inhibit muscle contraction. It can be used both as a stretching and/or strengthening technique, allowing for relaxation and elongation and/or a maximum activation of specific muscles. PNF is utilized to treat a great variety of Orthopedic & Sports and Neurologic conditions.
McKenzie Approach combines manual therapy with exercise to centralize and ultimately abolish neck or back pain. Following this approach, our Physical Therapists evaluate patients according to specific guidelines and provide individualized exercise protocols in order to alleviate neck or back pain, which may or may not radiate down the arm or leg. The approach is patient-focused by teaching a patient how to be independent in self-treatment and re-injury prevention. McKenzie method works great for Orthopedic & Sports injuries, when an intervertebral disc comprsses a nerve that originates in the neck or low back area of the spine.
Rocabado Method combines manual techniques with specific exercises for neck and Marvin Galarosa, PT, was trained by Dr. Rocabado at St. Augustine University.
Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle, hands-on technique that works with the core layer of the fascia to re-establish the natural flow of the spinal fluid within the craniosacral system. Outcomes of craniosacral therapy often include an increase in general health and energy, improvements in sleep quality, enhancement in organ functioning, and stress reduction. Some diagnoses that respond particularly well to craniosacral therapy include TMJ, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic headaches.