Injury prevention and treatment requires a solid foundation of functional movement patterns so that strength, power and skill execution can be optimized. Our team of professionals will identify and address your specific needs so that you can achieve optimal performance.
Testify's certified athletic therapists are committed to providing evidence based musculoskeletal reconditioning and treatment. No matter the strategy in place our goal is not to return you to the level of function when you began treatment, but to exceed that level of function so there is no further risk of injury.
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Massage is a major part of any physical rehabilitation treatment and many other chronic treatments, including lower back pain, arthritis and bursitis. So many have already discovered the benefits of Advanced Massage Therapy. Massage therapy has been proven to relieve stress and tension, and in some cases, help heal illness caused by stress. With proper care of your body, Massage Therapy can help promote a better active lifestyle that lets you take control of your life.
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Cupping therapy has been used for many years but has most recently become popular by elite and professional athletes who have been seen with cupping marks. Athletes have started using this modality for its benefits which include decreasing muscle tension, myofascial release, breaking down scar tissue, recovery and injury repair.
Cupping is a decompressing therapy that works by creating a negative pressure in a confined area to treat specific areas and injuries. The cups can either be static or mobile depending on what the therapists sees fit for the particular case. While the cups are on the tissues, the negative pressure starts to draw old dead stagnant blood that was stuck deep in the structure, to the surface which allows for healthy oxygenated blood to flow through the area.This allows the healthy blood to repair the body and pull the dead blood away from the injury site.
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Combination of vestibular and ocular rehabilitation methods
- Vestibular and visual systems are heavily integrated.
- Closely resembles traditional vestibular therapy but further emphasizes the need to also address concomitant ocular dysfunction that typically arises after mTBI.
- Designed to treat persistent symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, gaze instability, motion sensitivity and poor eye movement control post-concussion.
- Central nervous system is plastic - the body can recalibrate to compensate for unmatched signals and poor sensory integration.
Vestibular-occular rehabilitation methods taught during therapy are not meant to replace the need for Optometric consult or Optometric Vision Therapy.
Collaboration and co-management is key to successful outcomes**.
Rehabilitation professionals are in a unique position to offer physical rehabilitation strategies targeting sensory integration of proprioception, vestibular, and visual systems. However, this therapy can be made more effective when working with an eye care professional.
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Recovering from a concussion can be difficult and frustrating at times. Shift Providers understand that each person is affected differently and as such, requires individualized care. Management strategies are used to limit the amount of impairment as well as expedite recovery as much as possible.
These strategies may include any one of a combination of the following and are case-dependent:
- Education around the injury, individualized strategies for rest and recovery
- Specific recommendations around employment/academic demands
- Manual/Physical therapy for associated complaints (neck, whiplash)
- Vestibular and ocular rehabilitation for dizziness, motion sensitivity, balance disorders, and visual complaints
- Physical exertion testing and exercise plans for return to sport or an active lifestyle
Most Concussions resolve within a short time-frame but some may persist up to a month or longer. A small percentage of individuals may go on to experience Post Concussion Syndrome - a term used to describe the persistence of concussion-related symptoms beyond the expected recovery time-frame. It is normal to feel frustrated, sad or angry during your recovery because you cannot return to sports, work or academic activities right away.