Manual Physical Therapy- Manual Physical Therapy: skilled hand and passive movements of joints and soft tissue that are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion. At Alliance Physical Therapy, we offer manual therapy by a certified manual therapist.
Laser and Microcurrent Treatment- Laser and Microcurrent Treatment: Utilizing a LaserTouchOne laser, our therapists are able to supply patients with a low level laser therapy and microcurrent electrical stimulation which can provide symptomatic relief of chronic pain. Laser and microcurrent treatment has been shown to trigger healing within the targeted area by increasing circulation and stimulating the healing process within the affected area.
Therapeutic Exercise- Therapeutic exercise is the systematic, planned performance of bodily movements, postures, or physical activities intended to provide a patient with the means to prevent impairments, improve, restore, or enhance physical function, prevent or reduce health-related risk factors, and optimize overall health status, fitness, or sense of well-being.
Exercise for Performance- Exercise for Performance: These are exercises given to the patient by the therapist that will enhance the movement and performance of all people, regardless of their injury or limitations. We use a Woodway Treadmill for performance, running assessments, and gait training and analysis, True Stretch stretch cages for stretching, a variety of stationary bikes for improved coordination and functional movement, among other equipment to help you improve your performance.
Neuromuscular re-education- Neuromuscular Re-education is used to improve movement patterns, balance and function by retraining your muscles to perform stronger and with less pain, which can prevent further injury or discomfort.
Applied Functional Science- Applied Functional Science focuses on the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences of a person to treat an injury. Therapists use this technique to enhance a patient’s performance, training, and movement. AFS is a rehabilitation technique consistently shown to improve function and movement.
Vestibular Therapy- Vestibular Therapy: The American Institute of Balance (AIB) certified therapists treat conditions such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders. Vestibular certified therapists can even treat patients struggling from post-stroke conditions. At Alliance Physical Therapy, we have therapists on staff that are certified in AIB’s vestibular course to treat patients that suffer from vestibular disorders.
LSVT BIG- LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease to improve their functionality and movement. The treatment improves walking, self-care, and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. At Alliance, we have therapists that are certified in this course to help patients.
Cupping Therapy- Cupping therapy is a timeless form of alternative medicine in which a therapist manipulates your skin tissue by using special cups to create suction. This practice has been shown to help with chronic pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Dry needling – Dry needling is a form of acupuncture that treats muscle tissue; it has been shown to relieve chronic pain, muscle tension, pressure, and tightness, and stimulate healing in the tissue by creating small lesions in the skin.