How we treat
Core Strength & Spine Stabilization
Did you know that there are 35 muscles that make up your “core”?
Lucky for you we know how they work, how to discover if they are weak, and how to help you improve your core. These muscles have movement properties and stabilization properties. We focus on what is needed for you, your condition, and what you want to do back to do again. Some injuries and conditions require an emphasis on more mobility because of tightness and stiffness and others require stabilization because there is too much movement and the tissue(s) need protection and stabilization.
This is a technique that physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The word “dry” indicates that we do this free of medications or injections. The small monofilament needle penetrates the skin treats underlying tissue for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement dysfunction.
We often do not think of our workplace as a potential site for overuse injuries, however, we can find ourselves doing very repetitive activities with incorrect postures for extended periods of time. We objectively look at your pain, injury, or dysfunction, and help identify potential risk from the positions, postures, or repetitive movements that might cause strain to your musculoskeletal system.
We make recommendations of how to best prepare for your workday through warmups and stretching, along with modifications to the workspace, and best ways to bend, move, and sit to put the least amount of strain on your body.
Home & Gym Exercise Programs
You cannot tell us that “the dog ate your homework”. We offer an easy-to-follow app for your phone to follow along and reference for your home program. If phones are not for you then we still offer the printed-out pages. Also, this website as well as our YouTube page offers some great videos of helpful and FREE exercises. We always ask that you get the approval of exercises from your therapist before you do it yourself.
Injury Prevention Education
Our specific knowledge base gained from extensive schooling, continuing education, and journal articles gives us the title of musculoskeletal specialists. We pass this knowledge onto you through education in prevention measures that will reduce the severity of potential harm to the tissues of the body. We understand the mechanism of injury for given tissues, risk factors, and provide a proper plan for you to prevent injury.
Inserts for shoes often make a show more comfortable. We take this a step further (pun intended) and bring the ground up to the foot. We utilized a neutral foot position, assess the position of your foot, and craft an orthotic in your shoe that matches your foot needs. We use a semi-custom option which studies have shown are just as effective as casted options, however, we offer them to you at a very affordable cost.
Pain Medication Alternatives
We use low-risk treatment methods to help you reduce and eliminate your pain. We help educate you about the many facets of pain and often help you reduce your suffering. Besides education, we use skilled manual techniques, exercises, modalities, and specialized movements that help free up tissue and re-educate the mind and body back to a point before you had pain.
Pelvic & Women’s Health
The pelvis is part of the body located just below the abdomen and above the thighs. This is a large bony structure that encases very important organs for a woman. Issues in this area can include back pain, sitting pain, pain with coughing and sneezing, trouble with transfers, along with possible bowel and bladder dysfunction and sexual health issues. We exam the issue and if there is musculoskeletal dysfunction we identify and help you improve this. If we feel that the issue is out of our scope of practice, we are well connected to the correct practitioner and we make the appropriate referral for you.
Return To Work Conditioning
Are you out of work because of pain, injury, or disease? We can help. After a thorough and proper evaluation, we will design a specific strength, flexibility, and or endurance program that will help you match the physical demands of your job. We will often even incorporate work simulation. We strive to support your recovery, to allow you to make a living again.
Strength & Conditioning
As part of your rehabilitation, we include a wealth of resistance exercises that will properly strengthen and training the supporting muscles that will aid in your recovery. We offer strength and conditioning for the sport and industry athletes utilizing a wide variety of exercises that work on mind, mobility, strength, speed, agility, power, quickness, endurance, and performance.
THE ALTER-G®: ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL
The first and only AlterG®Anti-Gravity Treadmill®in New Hampshire!
This state-of-the-art high-tech treadmill is revolutionizing fitness by allowing you to run or walk with reduced impact. Through patented NASA technology, the anti-gravity treadmill provides up to 80% body weight support while reducing stress and strain on your body. The benefits of the AlterG include the ability to control gravity, therefore reducing your body weight as you stand, balance, walk or run.
While on The AlterG
- Run without discomfort or pain
- Burn more calories by going farther or faster than you normally can
- Train through injuries
- Feel the joy of running without the impact on your joints