Physical Therapy

HOW WE TREAT

PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION (PBFR) 

Personalized blood flow restriction (PBFR) is the application of a specialized tourniquet system to a proximal arm or leg, which is inflated to a personalized and specific pressure, to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. PBFR has consistently demonstrated to be a safe modality, and has been performed on thousands of subjects in peer-reviewed literature with little to no negative side effects. 

 

Current research results about PBFR: ​

  • Diminish atrophy and loss of strength from disuse & non-weight bearing after injuries

  • Increase strength with only 30% loads

  • Increase hypertrophy with only 30% loads

  • Improve muscle endurance in 1/3 the time

  • Improve muscle protein synthesis in the elderly

  • Improve strength and hypertrophy after surgery

  • Improve muscle activation

  • Increase growth hormone responses 

IASTM- INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION

IASTM is a therapeutic approach that addresses problems occurring in soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc), including scarring, fibrosis, and degeneration, that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. These problems may be occurring as a result of trauma, surgery, or overuse.

 

Utilizing IASTM methods allows your Physical Therapist to stimulate your body’s own natural healing response to new injuries as well as chronic conditions. This leading edge, non-invasive treatment is performed with ergonomically designed instruments along the surface of the skin, to isolate these problems and initiate the healing response necessary for tissue remodeling. IASTM demonstrates the highest success with the integration of exercise to assist tissues in optimal healing.

MANUAL THERAPY

Physical Therapists often implement manual therapy techniques when the examination findings indicate to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, induce muscle relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints, modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Most commonly, manual therapy techniques involve soft tissue mobilization (STM) and/or joint mobilizations, but can also involve various other skilled “hands-on” techniques. 

 

Soft tissue mobilization is used to break down scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions that are typically associated with trauma to the soft tissue(s). Joint mobilizations are skilled passive movement of various grades, of the articular surfaces to decrease pain or increase joint mobility. 

MOVEMENT/RUNNING ANALYSIS

At TrueMotion Physical Therapy our therapists aim to treat the whole picture of your condition, and will recommend functional exercises comprehensive to the activities limiting you most. We start this with a movement analysis of the task to gain more subjective and objective information about your skilled movement patterns and how to best intervene and improve the way you move. 

 

For our runner’s out there, we can also provide a comprehensive running analysis of the many factors that can impact an individual's running performance. If you have pain while running, have experienced a running injury, or are training to improve your running mechanics, a running analysis may be for you! Our Physical Therapists will examine your strength, range of motion, alignment and posture, and running biomechanics to understand the strengths and limitations of each runner. Our therapists observe running mechanics via video analysis, to break down all views and joint angles to determine which factors are contributing to your pain or predisposing injury. We can help runners achieve the most efficient pain-free running style possible, to enhance their performance and enjoyment of running.

CUPPING

Myofascial Decompression (MFD), or cupping, is a technique used to assess and treat myofascial restrictions, muscular imbalances, and other soft tissue impairment by utilizing a decompressive effect proved by the cups to improve facial gliding, mobility, circulation, and decrease muscle tension. Physiologically, cupping is utilized to encourage superficial blood flow, causing increased circulation in aims to produce healing and reduce pain.

 

When cupping is utilized at TrueMotion, the Physical Therapist will place round plastic cups directly on to your skin, with the use of a manual pump to create a suction. Lotion is often utilized to decrease skin friction. Cupping can be applied for static decompression, or with movement to further address soft tissue impairments and improve the mobility of these structures.

CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

Our Physical Therapists are uniquely trained to cast for personalized orthotics; designed to support and comfort your feet, and are specific to the patients injuries, limitations, activity level, and goals to ensure a proper fit. Orthotics are only manufactured after our Physical Therapists complete a full musculoskeletal evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, looking at movement and posture. Some of the goals our Physical Therapist may have for custom orthotic prescription include: 

  • Correct foot deformities

  • Helping the foot or ankle function more advantageously 

  • Providing support to the ankle and structures of the foot

  • Reducing the risk for further injuries 

 

Custom orthotics can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology, which can aid in injury prevention and resolution of current injuries.

INJURY PREVENTION

Physical therapy isn’t only for patients after they have incurred an injury. Sometimes the best medicine is prevention!

 

Our Physical Therapists are movement specialists that can treat and prevent injuries. As a specialist in injury prevention, the Physical Therapist is trained to evaluate and examine a patient's movement during functional activities, to detect deficits in strength and flexibility and screen for movement impairments that can cause abnormal stresses to various structures of the body.

 

At TrueMotion our therapists can advise you on a maintenance program to prevent overuse injuries, provide return to sport guidelines, and instruct activity modifications and recommendations to avoid compensatory patterns in your daily life, and minimize risk for injury.

PRE/POST OPERATIVE REHABILITATION 

Pre and post surgical rehabilitation is an important part of full recovery and healing after surgery. Research supports pre/post rehabilitation can help with circulation, preventing blood clots, posture, balance, self-care training, gait training, strength, flexibility, and pain control/management. If you are in anticipation of surgery, or are seeking rehabilitation post surgery, our therapists can offer rehabilitation programs that are tailored and designed for your surgery as well your own personal limitations and goals. 

Pre-Operative Rehabilitation is specially designed to meet the individual needs of the patient prior to surgery, to promote optimal outcomes post-surgery. 

 

Post-Operative Rehabilitation follows an orthopedic operation, to speed the recovery and return to everyday functional activities. Physical Therapists at TrueMotion will work with your orthopedic surgeons to ensure continuity in plan of care and timely evaluation of patients post-surgery. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Created with the belief that movement is medicine, we believe that through movement we can improve mobility and improve stability influencing overall health and wellness.

 

Physical Therapists are experts in movement, qualified to examine patients and develop treatment plans to improve mobility, reduce symptoms, and prevent injury through the lens of biomechanics. They are the health care practitioners with the most specialized education to help improve motion, and return you to doing what you love. During your course of treatment, we will administer a variety of techniques that may include manual therapy, various exercise strategies, and patient education to help move you better. 

 

At TrueMotion Physical Therapy we believe that your experience should be one that is warm and welcoming, and that your issues are important and are incorporated into the fabric of your rehabilitation. We want you to feel from the moment you enter our doors to the time you leave, that your concerns are heard and your care is personalized. 

 

Personalized Physical Therapy Programs 

A cornerstone of effective physical therapy is an accurate and thorough diagnosis of the health condition and an effective treatment program. A comprehensive initial evaluation of your health condition will be conducted to see how best to proceed with your physical therapy treatment and your plan of care. We will look at the biomechanics of your movement dynamically, rather than in isolation. Your physical therapist will work with you to create your rehabilitation program based on your individual needs, goals, and lifestyle. Our programs are built off of patient feedback and progress, and will advance with you at each stage of your healing and recovery.