Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
PDTR is an innovative approach to rehabilitation that effectively optimizes the human body. This therapy focusses on normalizing the sensory information that is being sent to the brain prior to activation of the muscles. When proper information is being sent to the brain to be processed, optimal activation of muscles is the end result. However, when the communication is incorrect, this can lead to pain, discomfort, or loss of motion/strength. By optimizing the communication between the body and brain, functional improvements quickly occur.
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)
NKT is an innovative approach which utilizes manual muscle testing to assess and correct dysfunctions that occur with ligaments and muscles. By correcting muscle imbalances and compensations, the performance of the human body is enhanced and discomforts/pain is reduced. By utilizing a functional whole body assessment, NKT assists with identifying the source so that treatments are highly focussed on treating the root problem and not the symptoms.
Taping (Athletic, K-Tape)
Taping is a rehabilitative technique that has multiple benefits. Typically, it is known for providing support and stability to joints, particularly in joints where ligaments have been sprained. Consequently, this can result in a reduction in muscle tension until the ligaments have healed and the muscles are able to re-support the joint. Taping also provides kinesthetic awareness to the muscles to where it is applied, thereby reminding the brain to engage the muscles.
Game-Ready Pro (GRPro)
GRPro is a modality that utilizes ice and intermittent pneumatic compression to facilitate recovery after an acute injury or surgery. Through the use of GRPro, expected benefits with use are reduced swelling, pain relief, and increased lymphatic flow. According to the Game-Ready creators, patients reported reduced the use of medication or stopped taking medications sooner and provided better post-op recovery when compared to previous surgeries using a different cold therapy.
Traditional acupuncture and anatomical acupuncture is a gentle approach to use points below the skin to stimulate sensory nerves, motor nerves muscle and connective tissue. Using acupuncture points can affect the pain input to the brain and motor pathways to the muscles. The usual response is to stimulate the body to heal, increase relaxation, and reduction in pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)
TENS uses a strong but comfortable, pulse, of low voltage electrical current applied on the skin. This stimulates the sensory nerves and decreases pain input to the brain. TENS will allow for a greater tolerance to movement.
Cupping can be used over a specific point or used as a massage. It will stimulate the tissues below the skin it will also increase blood flow, stimulate a healing response. Cupping can make the tissues very relaxed afterward.
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that are transmitted to muscles, tendons and connective tissue below the skin. The sound waves vibrate the tissues which help to increase blood flow to an injury and trigger self healing.