Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The American Institute of Balance (AlB) was founded in 1992 and is among the country’s largest multi-specialty centers for evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders. AIB’s therapy programs are used by physicians, audiologists and therapists worldwide.These practitioners have earned degrees within their designated specialties, taken approved AIB workshops and courses and have successfully completed a certification examination. AIB therapists are trained with the most up to date research and current practices in vestibular and concussion therapy!
Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.
GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments also are used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.
TPI is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.
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The Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) was established to explore and explain the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles. Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) credentialed professionals mission is based on the development of an innovative treatment that addresses the primary contributions of postural kinematic movement dysfunction.
The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design. The human body is balanced through the integration of system imbalances.
PRI credentialed professionals recognize the more common integrated patterns of human stance, extremity use, respiratory function, vestibular imbalance, mandibular orientation and foot dynamics; and balance these patterns, as much as possible, through specific exercise programs that integrate correct respiration with left side or right side inhibitory or facilitory function.
Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist.
Integrative dry needling is NOT acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body's ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.
Conditions include, but are not limited to neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer's elbow), headache to include migraines and tension type headaches, jaw pain, buttocks pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms).
This is a Physical Therapy treatment and is NOT acupuncture, therefore your insurance coverage of Dry Needling WILL be covered under your Physical Therapy benefits.
Our team takes a comprehensive approach catered to the specific patient's needs. Treatment goals for each patient vary depending on the sport/task/job to which the patient is returning. We believe that through hands-on techniques, mobility/ROM exercises, resistance/core stability training and modalities, the patient will return to their prior level of function. This treatment approach can also help to identify and improve upon underlying physiologic issues that may contribute to certain pathologies.
In 2018 and 2019, Focus Physical Therapy was voted Best Physical Therapy clinic in Newington and Best Physical Therapy clinic by the New Britain Herald Readers Poll!
It is our goal to help you achieve your personal goals. We, at Focus Physical Therapy, strive to return patients to their prior level of function. We use Manual Interventions, (Graston, Dry Needling, and Cupping), Modalities (Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, and Cervical and Lumbar Traction), Therapeutic Exercises and Activities, Neuromuscular Re-Education, Resistance Training, Core Stabilization, Postural Assessment, and Patient Education.