Manual Therapy is the use of hands on treatment to improve soft tissue and joint mobility leading to improved function and less pain.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle manual treatment approach utilized to improve the function of the central nervous system. Using light touch, Craniosacral Therapy regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, releasing restrictions and realigning the body to promote healing and reduce pain and dysfunction. Craniosacral Therapy is appropriate to treat a variety of diagnoses including low back pain, neck pain, chronic pain syndromes, headaches, and a variety of orthopedic issues. It is a specialty within physical therapy practice and is available at The Edge Physical Therapy.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that’s based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body.
To address those health issues and chronic pain, practitioners apply cups—typically glass or silicone—to your skin to create a pressure that sucks your skin upward. This has an effect on muscles, fascia and other soft tissue, which ultimately leads to improved movement patterns and less pain.
Our bodies are complex systems with nerve, circulatory, energy and lymphatic connections throughout. Foot reflexology is an ancient art and science shown to be effective to stimulate the body toward healing in order to assist in recovery. We have Physical Therapists on staff that can compliment your traditional physical therapy treatments with reflexology if you are interested in this method of body work.
Myofascial Release is a specialized hands-on treatment to relieve muscle and connective tissue tightness anywhere in the body. It’s similar to massage in that it’s a hands-on technique by a Physical Therapist, but often works indirectly, loosening tension near, rather than directly on a painful area. The amount of pressure and direction of pull are determined by the skilled hands of the Physical Therapist. Passive treatments like myofascial release are combined with exercises to provide the best outcomes for your pain and function. We are experts in developing exercise programs that enhance the effectiveness of myofascial release.