When your ability to function is hindered by musculoskeletal injury or disease, physical therapy preserves or restores movement and relieves pain. Using diverse exercises and other treatments, physical therapy helps you:
Dr. Hadsell creates a structured exercise plan customized to meet your physical rehabilitation needs. In addition to passive and active exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, your physical therapy may include electrical stimulation to relieve pain, ultrasound to gently heat and relax soft tissues, and diverse types of therapies such as:
Active release therapy treats damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles. This treatment is often used to relieve pain and improve movement in overuse injuries and health conditions such as:
Active release therapy massages soft tissues in ways that help break up scar tissue to improve movement. You actively participate by performing precise movements while Dr. Hadsell presses on or massages the targeted area.
Myofascial release therapy focuses on the fascia surrounding your muscles and trigger points that affect the connective tissues. Dr. Hadsell uses gentle hands-on techniques to stretch and loosen fascia, which lets muscles move more freely.
Myofascial release is often used together with more traditional physical therapy exercises to treat:
Dr. Hadsell often recommends that you continue to exercise at home to support your office treatments and maintain progress. He develops an exercise plan and teaches you about body mechanics and how to perform exercises to achieve the best results. You also learn when to push through pain and when pain means it’s time to take a break, so you can exercise safely at home.
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