Osteopractic Physical Therapy
OSTEOPRACTIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Scott Kelley, PT, DPT, CERT. DN, CERT. SMT, DIP. Osteopractor
When you break a bone, you look for an orthopedist. When you have a skin condition, you go to the dermatologist. Likewise, when you have neck pain, low back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, heel pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder impingement, or joint pain, it makes sense to look for a specialist like physical therapists, i.e. an Osteopractic Physical Therapist or Osteopractor that is specifically trained and has advanced post-graduate qualifications to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Osteopractic Physical Therapy is an approach to care, a sub-specialty within Physical Therapy, and more accurately describes the kind of Physical Therapy services offered (rather than simply “physical therapy”) so the public, potential patients, and colleagues alike, can identify the appropriate practitioner of choice for the condition in question.
Osteopractic Care is a new, holistic approach to pain management, and we are proud to offer these services to the community of Central Louisiana.
“As we treat patients with pain, we always look someplace else in the body to find the root cause of the pain. As we attempt to prevent surgical intervention when possible, we find and correct the root cause of the problem, we don’t just treat the pain.”
Dry Needling is a natural extension of quality hands-on therapy. To be effective, Dry Needling should not be performed as an isolated treatment, but as part of a comprehensive care plan; it is another very specific tool to reduce pain and help patients to better tolerate their physical therapy and tailored exercise plan.
Successful Dry Needling must be administered by a highly skilled manual therapist, with advanced training in anatomy and musculoskeletal function and dysfunction. Another reason why you should #chooseAgilus.
The mechanical stimulation of the muscle produces a local twitch or rapid depolarization of muscle fibers. After this process, the muscle activity dramatically reduces resulting in relaxation and decrease in pain and dysfunction. This decrease in pain is related to the removal of muscular compression on joints, nerves and vascular tissue.
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Extremity manipulation is a highly skilled manual therapy technique used to relieve pain and restore motion, circulation, and nerve conduction to and from the spine as well as other joints. Patients suffering from back, neck, shoulder, joints, and headache pain may benefit from manipulation treatments.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, also known commonly as Graston technique®, is a specialized myofascial release and massage technique used during physical therapy treatments. It is a relatively newer treatment that involves using metal or plastic tools to improve soft tissue mobility in your body. These ergonomically shaped tools help your PT massage and mobilize your muscles, fascia (the collagen covering your muscles), and tendons. This is thought to reduce pain and improve movement.
Sometimes after an injury, you may develop tissue tightness or restrictions in muscles and fascia. These soft tissue restrictions can limit your range of motion (ROM) and may cause pain. Your physical therapist may use various myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization techniques to free these restrictions to help you move better and feel better. Myofascial release with ISATM may be one way your PT treats these restrictions.
BENEFITS OF IASTM
- Improved Soft Tissue Mobility
- Elimination of Restrictions in Fascia
- Improved Flexibility
- Decreased Pain
- Decreased Muscle Spasm
- Increased Circulation & Blood Flow to Tissues
Spinal Manipulation, also called spinal manipulative therapy, combines the moving and jolting of joints with massage, exercise and physical therapy. The goal of the therapy is to relieve pressure on your joints and muscles to improve nerve function, and reduce pain and inflammation.
Spinal manipulation is usually conducted in a licensed physician’s or a Physical Therapy clinic and is used to treat back, neck, shoulder and even headache pain. Some therapists also believe it can help other disorders such as menstrual pain and sinus problems.
Spinal manipulation is not for everyone. People who have severe osteoporosis, are at risk for stroke, suffer from spinal cancer or have an unstable spine should not undergo spinal manipulative therapy as they are at an even great risk of experiencing potentially dangerous complications.
- Pain Relief
- Improve Flexibility
- Prevent Surgery
- Reduce Dependence on Drugs
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