Hands-on Manual Therapy Techniques

At Reiss Physical Therapy we utilize the most current manual therapy techniques. These are specialized skills performed on nerves, joints and muscles, used to treat orthopaedic and neurologic conditions. 

These “hands on methods” are applied to the affected areas of your body to eliminate pain, relax muscles that are tight or in spasm, restore active range of motion, improve flexibility and restore your function.  These include:  joint and soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, neural mobilization, scar mobilizations, edema management, mobilizations with movement, muscle energy, to name a few.

We perform cupping- a technique designed for myofascial decompression which helps with reducing pain, inflammation, and tight muscles. Additionally, we utilized other soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization techniques which regenerate healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.


EXERCISE

INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS CREATED TO RETURN YOU TO WHAT YOU LOVE DOING BEST WITHOUT PAIN OR DISABILITY

Postural and Body Mechanics
Ergonomics Instruction
Core Stabilization Stretching/Flexibility
Range of Motion:
• Active Exercises
• Passive Exercises
• Active Assisted Exercises
Coordination & Balance Training, Fall Prevention
Gait and Running Mechanics
Neuromuscular Re-Education
Therapeutic Exercises/Activities
Kinetic Activities
Home & Gym Exercise Programs


wellness

Individualized programs to help you maintain your gains once your graduate from physical therapy treatments. We combine strengthen and conditioning creatively using many different methods included Pilates. Pilates has been shown to improve core stability, increase flexibility and athletic performance and active range of motion. We incorporate Pilates as an effective part of a patient’s rehabilitation program, as well as to maintain total body wellness. Individual sessions are also available. Call office to inquire.

*individual and group classes available - Call office for more information.


adjunct therapies

Mechanical Traction (cervical and lumbar) Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and cryotherapy are clinically effective in pain management, increase blood flow and decrease inflammation, as well as to warm tissues prior to exercise and/or manual therapy. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) helps eliminate pain caused by both orthopedic and neurological conditions (peripheral neuropathy, chronic pain) by providing energy to rejuvenate damaged cells.  The light treatment is effective enough to reach up to 4 inches beneath the skin’s surface


Running analysis

Are you a runner? We offer comprehensive, personalized analysis for runners of all ages and levels. Whether your goal is to improve your time, decrease pain or just get back to running! We want to make sure you are moving as efficient as possible. Running injuries are common but can be reduced with simple changes in your running form or by addressing strength or flexibility imbalances. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will help you understand how to improve with a slow-motion video analysis and work with you to create a comprehensivetraining program to meet your running goals.


Kinesio Tape

Kinesio tape is a versatile modality that can be applied to the body by a  physical therapist to facilitate proper muscle and movement patterns, affect circulation and lymphatic drainage, and improve posture and performance during activities of daily living and sports participaton.