Active Release Technique/ Soft tissue Mobilization
ART is a soft tissue mobilization/ movement based massage technique that has the goal of helping to free compressed nerves, improve blood flow, relieve pain and restore movement. Every session combines an examination and treatment which targets the muscles, tendons, ligaments or fascia that have been injured.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
The goal of acupuncture is to reduce pain and improve neuromuscular function of the areas affected. Acupuncture stimulates the body to release its own natural pain relievers called endorphins. With Contemporary medical acupuncture electrical stimulation is added to the acupuncture needles.
Joint Manipulation or Mobilization
This is a non- invasive manual procedure with the result being to restore motion into a restricted joint in the body. With a combination of treating the soft tissue surrounding the joint and restoring motion into the restricted joint the goal is to reduce pain, improve motion and reduce muscle tightness.
A custom orthotic is designed to maintain proper alignment and provide corrective assistance to the joints of the foot while providing necessary support to the structures of the foot. This may be helpful in the effective treatment of low back, hip, knee, and/or foot pain and are based on individual biomechanical and lifestyle needs.
Braces are typically used to restrict undesired, potentially harmful motion and to allow desired motion. WCW provides custom-designed braces for several types of injuries, including wrist and ankle sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbow, various knee injuries and several further conditions.
Kinesio Tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This allows for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area. It also provides postural support and reduces strain on muscles.
Medical gradient compression stockings promote better venous flow which helps to control swelling, varicosities, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions.
As part of the assessment dysfunctional movement patterns will be looked at. These movement patterns have most likely resulted in the injuries you are presenting with. A customized exercise, stretching and/or mobility program will be provided to you so we can better treat your injuries and reduce the risk of recurrence in the future.