MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT is a group of practitioners from multiple disciplines with the goal of providing therapeutic individualized functional care. We are a synergistic group of massage therapist, acupuncturist, movement therapist, soft tissue therapist, and strength coaches who all understand the principle to efficient movement mechanics.
When a client comes into MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT a thorough assessment will be administered in order to determine the cause of your symptom. The assessment addresses everything in a functional manner. A therapist will evaluate the body as a complete unit instead of just focusing on the site of pain. The body works very well as a synergistic whole vs. an isolated part.
MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT creates functional and comprehensive training programs for any athlete in any sport. Our therapist ensure success by training the body the ay it was intended to move and creating strategies that improve movement patterns, not just individual muscles.
Why is Different ?
- Soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and FAKTR to break down scar tissue and adhesions.
- Soon to offer Contemporary Medical electro-acupuncture to help normalize nervous system activity
- Tri- planar joint manipulation techniques to normalize joint mechanics
- Video analysis to evaluate movement patterns
- Functional rehabilitation to correct muscle imbalances, restore optimal function and prevent re-injury
- Rock Taping to help correct muscle function and improve circulation of lymph/blood
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR TREATMENT?
When an athlete comes to , electro-acupuncture may be used to treat the nervous system; soft tissue techniques including Active Release Techniques (ART) may be used to treat the soft tissue dysfunction and joint manipulation is employed to normalize joint mechanics. We customize our approach based on the specific needs of each individual and treat accordingly.
People are looking for magic machines. People have forgotten the magic of their hands. An excellent practitioner can achieve better results with his hands than with ultrasound and electric stimulation units. We use other tools as an extension of our hands.
The evaluation addresses everything in a functional manner. The muscles that are being used and the activity the person is performing are both taken into account.
For example, if a golfer has injured his or her shoulder muscles, the therapy takes into account all the supporting structures in the golf swing, not solely the injured muscles.
Typically, the golf swing only strengthens certain muscles of the body, leading to injuries by causing increased stress against the weaker muscles. This imbalance must be corrected to facilitate recovery and prevent further injury.
If a golfer loses range of motion and flexibility at their hips due to restricted or tight muscles, they will often compensate by overusing their arms to complete the swing. This increase in motion at the shoulder can eventually lead to pain and shoulder injury. Until the decreased hip movement is addressed the patient will continually re-injure their shoulder. This is why you can’t just look at the site of pain.
Every sport has similar injuries. One of the best tools we utilize at is video analysis. This involves videotaping a patient performing the movement that reproduces their symptoms. It is then analyzed on a monitor and reviewed with the patient. This allows the doctor to see exactly how the soft tissue is propelling the body through a run, throw, swing or any other recreational activity.
IS IT IMPORTANT TO PERFORM EXERCISES AFTER TREATMENT?
The therapy also makes use of exercises to correct muscle imbalances which can lead to injures in the future. We call this “Movement Therapy.” It is important that the body is exercised in a functional manner in order to build appropriate muscles as well as joint strength and flexibility. This allows the athlete to perform optimally and prevent re-injury.
WHAT DO WE TREAT?
- Neck Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Elbow Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
- Wrist Pain
- Disc herniation
- Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Nerve Entrapments
- ITB Syndrome
- Patella Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Muscle Pain & Stiffness
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Recreational Injuries
- And More…
WHAT DO WE TREAT?
- Weekend Warriors
- Professional Athletes
- Squash players
- Tennis Players
- Marathon runners
- And more…
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT?
The therapy is not only used to treat injuries, it is also used to diagnose problems before they get worse. Athletes come to , perform their sport movement and the mechanics of their motion are assessed. caters to all individuals looking to move more efficient and stay injury free.
NOT JUST FOR ATHLETES…
The therapy not only helps athletes recover from their injuries, It has been called upon by those in the medical community to help patients who are considering surgery, after failed surgery or most importantly as an integral part of post-surgical rehabilitation.