Outpatient Therapy at Williamsburg - Therapies
Myofascial Release – This unique therapy uses direct and indirect techniques to decrease restriction in the fascial system. The fascial system is a complex web of connective tissue that surrounds and has an effect on all of the body structures. Restrictions in fascia are often a result of injury or trauma, posture, inflammation, and stressful situations. These restrictions can lead to pain, increased tension, fatigue, and other symptoms that can significantly effect function and quality of life. Fascial restrictions in one area can often lead to limitations in other regions of the body causing a continuous cycle of pain and dysfunction. The goal of this type of therapy is to release restriction in order to facilitate healing and restore function during daily activities.
Muscle Energy – This is another form of manual therapy used to improve movement of body structures and improve function. These techniques engage the clients in muscle contraction and relaxation during therapist assisted movement of body structures in order to improve range of motion and restore appropriate movement.
Soft Tissue Mobilizations - These are hands on techniques used to mobilize tissues such as muscles, tendons, and connective tissue structures in order to restore normal movement, decrease postural compensations, and decreased pain.
Spinal Re-stabilization – This is specific aspect of therapy that includes postural and muscular re-training for the supporting structures of the spine. This form of therapy is used to decrease pain and improve function in daily activities. The goal is to provide the client with the ability to control their own spine and increase awareness of the body during various activities specific to the client.
Gait Training – Close observation of walking by a trained professional and training to normalize movement through the various cycles of walking with our without an assistive device.
Neuromuscular Re-education – Training the nervous and muscular systems in appropriate movement patterns throughout physical activities in order to facilitate highest level of function in energy efficient ways.