THERAPIES PROVIDED

Types of Treatment

  • Active Release Technique® (ART)

    ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique. Read More

  • Graston Technique®

    An innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Read more.

  • Massage Therapy

    The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Read more.

  • Titleist Performance Institute

    The goal is to improve dynamic body mechanics and to excel at your specific sport, with less risk for injury. Find out more.

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

    FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns. Read more.

  • Selective Functional Movement Assesment (SMFA):

    A comprehensive movement assessment. Read more.

  • Joint Manipulation

    Joint manipulation is a process of restoring motion to a joint . Read more.

  • Flexion-Distraction

    Flexion-distraction essentially refers to a form of traction. Read more.

  • Kinesiotape

    Kinesiotape is a taping method to improve range of motion and more. Read more.

Active Release Technique® (ART)


ART-wART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 12,500 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

Massage Therapy

Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedics when defined is, ” The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.” This perspective for Massage will utilize a number of different techniques in order to address injuries and compensations prone to the body. Such techniques are Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy. While this sounds very specific, the main goal for any Massage Therapist, Orthopedic or otherwise, is to allow the patient/client to relax and find relief in their bodies.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage (DTM) is a technique that accesses muscle and fascial tissues deeper than with conventional Massage techniques. By gaining access to these tissues, a Massage Therapist can decrease the adhesion in soft tissues created by everyday use. These adhesions can impinge nerves, create inflammation of neighboring tissues, even distort posture.


DTM is often thought of painful, making the client writhe off the table. Correct application of Deep Tissue massage can be uncomfortable, but should never make the Patient/Client want to get away from the therapist’s hand. In fact, with correct application, it can illicit a deeper state of relaxation.

Titleist Performance Institute

Beginning with a health history and physical assessment, a TITLEIST PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (TPI) evaluation examines the athlete through a series of tests and functional movement screens in order to identify mobility and stability readiness for their respective sport or activity. Based upon your results, a training regime of specific progressive exercises and stretches are prescribed. Workouts can be performed on your own or with your trainer.  The goal is to improve dynamic body mechanics and to excel at your specific sport, with less risk for injury.

FMS/SFMA: Functional Movement Screen

FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns.  By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. It indicates an individual’s readiness to perform exercise, identifies specific exercises needed based on individual FMS scores and customized treatment plans are then created.  Thus, realistic goals can be set and achieved.

Kinesiotape

Kinesiotape is a taping method used to aid in the rehabilitation, or support of an injured area.  Research indicates that kinesiotape can help improve range of motion, increase lymphatic drainage, and decrease pain.

Joint Manipulation

Joint manipulation is a process of restoring motion to a joint that has developed restricted motion, either via traumatic, or repetitive means.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA)

SFMA is a comprehensive movement assessment used to categorize movement patterns in order formulate and execute the most specific manual therapies and therapeutic exercises. SFMA efficiently integrates the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal treatments.

Flexion-Distraction

Flexion-distraction essentially refers to a form of traction. As is true of any type of traction treatment, the intention is to pull on a joint to take pressure off the joint. Flexion-distraction is generally used for disc disorders of the lower back or neck.