Dry Needling is when an acupuncture sized sterile needle is inserted into a muscle knot. The knot is then released, often with a twitch response found. The knot is then thought to be released leading to increased flexibility, ROM, strength and recruitment.
Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Our therapist will use this with or without movement in order to decrease adhesions, promote healing, improve scars, and decrease muscle tone/tension. It can also help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
This is a treatment technique using tools which clinicians use to efficiently locate and treat soft tissue tightness and injury. The scraping instruments help break up these adhesions and restore normal tissue mobility.
Blood Flow Restriction
BFR is a tool similar to a blood pressure cuff to safely restrict blood flow to a muscle for a short period of time, most often used during exercise. This decreases the stress or load required to gain muscle mass/strength.
This is a device that sends electrical impulses to a nerve which causes it to contract. This can be used to improve ROM, strength, pain, healing and circulation.
Physical therapists perform joint or soft tissue mobilization in order to improve the mobility of a specific joint or muscle. This can be done by hand or with a belt/instrument.
We offer sport performance training as well to improve power, strength, durability and speed.
ACL Prevention Program
We offer a performance program in which an athlete can participate in a program that will greatly decrease the risk of an ACL injury. This program also addresses movement patterns, efficiency, power, strength and balance.
More and more research is being done that shows the importance of physical therapy before a surgery. The more you know before a surgery, the better the outcomes will be after.
We offer a list of orthopedic post surgical rehab options. Packages are offered for this option.
Sit at a desk for work? Come get an ergonomic evaluation to assess why you may be having HA, shoulder pain, back pain, wrist or elbow pain.
This is important for everyone, but especially as we age. Being confident in your ability gives a much better quality of life. We will teach you how to safely improve your balance and confidence so that you can get back to doing what you love again.
Feeling dizzy or off balance? We offer treatment plans that can help. Read more about Vertigo here.
Mission Physical Therapy has a certified vestibular therapist who can help sort out problems stemming from concussions. In the state of NC, athletes need clearance from their PCP/concussion MD prior to return to play. MPT can send your evaluation and recommendations to your physician in order to help guide this decision. Read more about Concussion Treatment here.
Just crush a workout? Just finish a marathon? Training for crossfit games or spartan races? This is for you. This is a session that will help decrease soreness, improve tightness, and help get you ready for the next session or event quicker.
We are able to take video analysis of your running form and provide within session feedback and solutions to your run. This is typically paired with manual skills and a program that will help you improve your form with each run.