Hands-On Manual Therapy Techniques
These hands on techniques are used to eliminate pain, relax muscles, restore active range of motion, improve flexibility and increase your function. These include: joint and soft tissue mobilization, spinal manipulation, neural mobilization, scar mobilizations, muscle energy techniques. There is strong research that these techniques are highly beneficial in treating back and neck pain, knee arthritis, frozen shoulder, and sciatica. The techniques are generally not painful and can provide immediate relief.
Individualized Corrective Exercise
After a thorough evaluation, each patient is prescribed corrective exercises tailored to their specific needs, goals and lifestyle. No two people are alike.
Exercise programs can be very simple, while being highly effective. We aim to help each patient find better health and function which includes an exercise program tailored to you. An exercise program can be individualized to be performed in a gym-setting or at home with equipment you own or no equipment at all.
Together, we can create a program that is realistic and effective.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Restrictions (tightness, tender points, “knots”) can arise from a variety of causes: falls, sports injuries, repetitive stress, motor vehicle accidents, overuse, training errors, surgical scars or lack of mobility. There are various ways to mobilize soft tissue including manual mobilization, scar massage, instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and instruction in self-treatment techniques. Jessie is certified in Graston technique (a specific type of IASTM). This type of treatment is always combined with more active treatments (home exercises, stretching, postural education, etc) within a session.
Trigger-Point Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a safe, quick and effective treatment that is used to treat trigger points, reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility. It has been proven to treat numerous musculoskeletal issues, including acute and chronic injuries. Jessie has completed rigorous training and is fully certified.
Virtual Physical Therapy Visits
For a variety of reasons, it may be more appropriate for patients to remain at home and receive PT services virtually. Jessie offers HIPAA compliant, private, easy to access tele-health visits. This service is available to anyone in North Carolina.