We offer a wide variety of physical therapy techniques at Leading Edge, and our therapists are comfortable treating any injury and any age. Learn more about our techniques below, or call our office with any questions.
Stabilization: (PNF- proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation): This is a manual therapy technique used for neuromuscular re-education. The patient is instructed in specific movement patterns and appropriate resistance is then applied to the involved area of the body by direct hand contact to increase ROM, strength, and stability. Learn More
Dry Needling: This is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating restricted areas in the body that lead to pain and functional deficits. Learn More
Neurofascial Release: This is a type of light touch bodywork, which works at the level of the fascia and can be useful in treatment for many conditions. Because few other modalities work at this level, Neurofascial Release is often helpful in relieving problems that ‘just won’t go away’ with any other treatment. Learn More
We offer some additional, optional modalities in addition to your physical therapy. Modalities often help speed up recovery and can help reduce pain and swelling.
Electrical Stimulation: This technique utilizes an electrical current through an electrode placed on the skin to elicit a muscle contraction. It is used in the treatment of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal problems to increase joint motion and strength after injury or surgery.
Interferential Current: This is a treatment used to aid in the relief of pain and to promote soft-tissue healing. Tiny electrical impulses are induced into the tissue surrounding the area of pain or surgical site. These impulses induce the body to increase circulation, secrete endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers, and also helps decrease the inflammatory response around the injured or surgical site. IFC helps promote healing and helps in the restoration of function.
Infrared Light Therapy: Infrared energy travels deep into the bodie’s tissues to increase blood circulation, by increasing the formation of new capillaries, and also nourishes damaged tissue. This speeds up the healing cycle by providing more oxygen and nutrients that are needed for healing and recovery.