Our EmergeOrtho | Summerfield Physical Therapy Clinic provides personalized outpatient physical, spine, and sports therapy services. The team of experienced physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are skilled in providing specialized care. They strive to understand each patient’s goals in developing their plan of care. This understanding can help patients in decreasing pain, regaining their function, and emerge stronger. Your individualized treatment plan may include one or more of the following treatments.
Dry needling is a skilled intervention used to treat trigger points or “knots” in a muscle that cause pain. Dry needling is offered only by healthcare providers, who have obtained specialized training. This is not the same as acupuncture.
Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to improve soft tissue mobility. GT uses specially designed stainless-steel instruments to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, assists in the restoration of pain-free movement and function.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is commonly used technique in treating soft tissue. Our therapists use different types of instruments to treat broad and specific areas of the body. Treatments of IASTM may help reduce pain caused by soft tissue adhesions and restrictions that may develop following an injury and surgery. Improved mobility and a quicker recovery are anticipated outcomes of IASTM.
Kinesio Tape Application
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique in which a clinician specifically applies Kinesio tape based on evaluation and assessment to determine the most appropriate tape application. Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in various ways and can help reduce pain and inflammation, promote post-surgical healing, and improve muscle performance.
Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR)
BFR is a technique that allows a person to exercise with a significantly lighter load than usual, while still improving muscle strength and growth. A special tourniquet is used to occlude a percentage of blood flow at a personalized pressure while exercising. The pressure constantly changes and is monitored by a physical therapist. This is an excellent way to strengthen very weak or post-surgical muscles.
Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) is an advanced training certification for licensed physical therapists. TPS utilizes pain neuroscience education, graded motor imagery, paced exercise and sensory discrimination to treat patients with chronic pain. This allows patients to engage in deep learning to better manage their pain while utilizing less medication as part of their physical therapy program.