Tannersville & Marshalls Creek Physical Therapy & Wellness
is based on an individualized treatment plan and may incorporate myofasical release, joint mobilization, patient education, stabilization exercises and home exercise programming.
is a manual therapy technique using light or deep pressure to stretch tightened tissues to decrease pain, increase rom and strength and create new posture. Effective for all types of injuries and myofasical dysfunction.
is another form of myofasical release using light pressure for cranial and sacral realignment and for restoration of the cransacral rhythm. It is especially effective for persons with headaches, TMJ, dizziness, vertigo, neck and back pain.
is used to decrease muscle spasms and painful trigger points, and improve circulation. This is excellent for neck and back injuries, stress, and muscular diseases.
is used in therapy programs to maintain flexibility and strength, improve posture awareness, and to develop deep breathing techniques for long-term health and fitness.
Complete Decongestive Therapy/Lymphedema Drainage
Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, typically the extremities, but can also be in the face, abdomen, neck, or genitals. It is a protein-rich fluid that builds in the subcutaneous tissues of the body. Once present, it is a chronic and progressive condition that needs treatment to be controlled. The causes of Lymphedema include: Surgery, Radiation Therapy, lymph node removal, Trauma, Filariasis, Infection, CVI, Obesity, Congenital Hereditary, & Non-Congenital Hereditary.
Treatment includes bandaging and Manual Lymph Drainage. Bandaging is a layered system of short stretch, non-elastic pure cotton bandages that are applied over padding to create a comfortable compression over involved areas. Bandaging reduces the return of lymph and the production of new lymph by increasing the tissue pressure. Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle manual technique that increases the activity of lymph vessels and manually moves lymph fluid thereby decreasing swelling.
Compression Therapy uses short-stretch bandages to improve the function of the muscle pump by reducing the accumulation of fluid. Slow, rhythmic exercises are combined with bandaging to increase lymph flow. Since the skin in lymphedema is typically dry and susceptible to infection, it’s important that patients receive instruction on proper care. To learn how to support the Lymphedema Treatment Act, click here.
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
This treatment uses disposable acupuncture needles to penetrate the “knot” in one’s muscle thereby causing a contraction and a relaxation of the muscle which releases the “knot”. This is not to be confused with acupuncture, even though the needles used are the same, since this is a deeper intramuscular insertion of the needle.
When muscles are overstretched during athletic activities, the muscles become tight and stretching is not effective. TPDN has been traditionally used on athletes in the field to release hamstring pulls, and Achilles tightness. The result is immediate enhanced range of motion and peak performance.
For “weekend warriors”, office workers and victims of motor vehicle accidents, TPDN alleviates calf tightness and back spasms as well as migraine headaches, jaw pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Instrument Assisted soft tissue mobilization – using specialized tools, myofascial pain is reduced in a broader area, instantly allowing more range of motion.