Physical therapy to treat conditions for the shoulder is a holistic healing approach that aims to reduce pain while increasing overall strength and functional independence. Our team in Wynwood works to address the root of your condition through therapeutic interventions, pain management and education.
Through Physical Therapy, we focus on optimizing physical function, mobility, and quality of life. This involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through targeted exercises, manual techniques, and therapeutic modalities. Each session is personalized and specific to the individual needs with one-to-one direct private sessions. Vastly different from typical offices, in which numerous patients are seen together with limited observation and communication.
- Instrument Assist Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
- Postural and Other Corrective Training
- Instructive Stretching Techniques
- Recovery Programs and Therapies
- Electrical Stimulation
- Hot/Cold Therapies
Manual therapy describes a group of hands-on physical therapy treatments. These treatments are often used to treat stiff, painful joints by addressing the soft tissue and ligaments around the joint.
Some of the common types of manual therapy performed by a physical therapist include:
- Joint mobilization — Similar to joint manipulation, joint mobilization helps improve range of motion with slow, repetitive movements in the joint to help loosen up any stiffness.
- Therapeutic stretching — This type of assisted stretching helps to deepen a stretch and isolate the tight muscles in the body. Stretching helps to improve range of motion and posture, decrease pinched nerve pain, and relieve other pain and stiffness in the body.
- Trigger point therapy — Trigger points are places in the body that, when pressed, can refer pain to a distant part in the body. In some cases, people may be feeling pain and stiffness in one place in the body because an associated trigger point is compressed. This technique is used to relieve pain in different points of a muscle, thereby relieving pain in the referred area.
- Soft tissue manipulation — Soft tissue manipulation is a way to increase blood flow and stimulate healing in the soft tissue surrounding a tight or painful joint.
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