Individualized treatment with a unique and integrated approach.
Our Physical Therapists are trained in Functional Manual Therapy (FMT), this is what makes us unique in the Treasure Valley and why we often get results when other approaches fail. FMT is an integrated approach to patient care where the concept of the human body as an interconnected dynamic system is stressed. Changes in structure, posture, and movement are correlated to the break down of body tissues due to excessive mechanical loading. Treatment focuses on these main tenants.
Slight positional faults in joints can block normal rolling/gliding action during a joint’s range of motion. Low velocity joint mobilization corrects skeletal misalignments and can restore normal joint mechanics to improve pain free movement.
FSM is a non invasive and effective treatment where very low levels of electrical current of specific frequencies are applied to the body through a machine while the patient lays on the treatment table with wet towels on specific areas of the body. It is not painful. The micro-amperage current is the same kind of current your body produces naturally, so you can’t feel the current. Some people feel a warmth or softening of the affected tissues and most patients notice an improvement in symptoms.
FSM can reduce inflammation and pain associated with most injuries and chronic conditions. FSM can be effective in improving symptoms related to: fibromyalgia, nerve, joint, and muscle pain, Bell’s Palsy, carpal tunnel, endometriosis, headaches, IBS, osteoarthritis, post-surgical pain, PTSD, shingles, TMJ, tennis elbow, and whiplash, to name a few. Please note that FSM will NOT work on patients who are dehydrated. You need to consume at least 32 oz of pure water (not carbonated/fizzy water, soda, or coffee) in the 2-3 hours leading up to your appointment.
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Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine dating back 5,000 years. There are many different types of therapies within the scope or practice of TCM. The purpose of these therapies is to create balance within a patient and allow energy to flow freely. TCM is based on the belief that what happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. Similarly, organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning.
One of the TCM concepts is qi (pronounced chi), which is considered a vital force or energy. Qi flows through the body via channels, or pathways, called meridians. Imbalances in the flow of qi cause illness; correction of this flow restores the body to balance. Acupuncture restores the balance of qi, thus creating the normal flow of qi throughout the body and restoring health to the mind and body.
Skilled massage that focuses on painful target tissues, as opposed to general massage for relaxation and stress reduction. This may be used for worker’s compensation or motor vehicle accident patients.
Sometimes referred to as a “Swedish massage,” this is what most people think of when they seek massage therapy. Need a 60 or 90 minute full body massage to help manage your stress? This is the option for you. You will leave refreshed and relaxed.
Also known as orthopedic massage, a technique that focuses on re-alignment and weak or overused muscles. Roger’s fascination with how the muscles work together led him to be certified as a personal trainer with an emphasis in corrective exercise. He can do light to deep pressure to really hone in on your problem areas and give you stretches and tweaks to do at home in-between appointments.
Find the acute or chronic pain relief you need to start feeling your best.