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Treatment Methods


Jones Strain Counter Strain

Dr. Lawrence  Jones D.O. developed this innovative approach for the treatment of neuromuscular and musculo-skeletal disorders in the 1950’s. His treatment is based on applying controlled compression to skeletal muscles allowing the muscles to relax.
www.jiscs.com



Integrative Manual Therapy

Developed by Sharon Giammatteo PT, PhD I.M.T,C  Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is a unique compilation of diagnostic and treatment methodologies that assess and treat pain, dysfunction, disease and disability.
www.imtwellnesscenter.com

Barral Techniques

Developed by French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral, the Barral Methods offer a number treatment approaches for visceral neural, vascular and articular manipulation .
www.barralinstitute.com

Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are a broad classification of Manual Therapy Techniques directed at improving musculoskeletal function, and improving pain. METs are commonly used by Manual TherapistsOsteopathsPhysical TherapistsChiropractorsAthletic TrainersOsteopathic Physicians, and Massage Therapists.  Historically, the concept emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient's muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed physician counterforce. It was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr, D.O. Muscle energy techniques are used to treat somatic dysfunction, especially decreased range of motionmuscular hypertonicity, and pain.

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation  is a therapeutic intervention performed on spinal articulations which are synovial joints. These articulations in the spine that are amenable to spinal manipulative therapy include the z-joints, the atlanto-occipitalatlanto-axiallumbosacralsacroiliaccostotransvers and  costovertebral joints. National guidelines come to different conclusions with respect to spinal manipulation. Some not recommending it, some describing manipulation as optional, and others recommending a short course for those who do not improve with other treatments.

Neuromuscular Retraining

Neuromuscular retraining represents a number of therapeutic approaches that allow the patient to retrain aberrant movement or mobility patterns.

EMG Biofeedback

EMG biofeedback is a modality that assists with retraining aberrant movement by providing the brain with additional sensory information.