Your body will be evaluated for specific areas of restriction that may be the source of your pain. A variety of hands on manual physical therapy techniques will be used to loosen and elongate restricted or tight soft tissues and joints. This will provide both pain relief and greater freedom of movement.
Dry needling is a specific technique utilized to release painful muscle knots called trigger points. These knots are often deep and difficult to release with massage or foam rolling. A thin filiform (accupuncture) needle is used to penetrate your skin and muscle. The needle causes a direct reaction to the localized knot by increasing blood flow and oxygen while releasing toxins. You will notice less pain and improved range of motion.
Elizabeth earned her certification as a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars. She has blogged about the topic and has authored “How Dry Needling Transformed My Practice After 17 Years” as a guest writer on NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com.
The purpose of therapeutic exercise is to keep your body strong, flexible and balanced. The exercises you will recieve will be prescribed for your specific needs. Hands on instruction will be provided to ensure quality movement that is effective and safe. Your home exercise program will be issued via text, email or printed copy. You will even have the option to have guidance at home via a voice and video enabled app.
Elizabeth has more than 20 years of experience in personal and professional fitness. She blends a variety of approaches when instructing you with exercise. These include functional movements, yoga, pilates and more traditional resistance work.
Yoga is weaved throughout your physical therapy session. Elizabeth has been certified through Yogafit in which she learned how to incoporate yoga into her PT treatment. This will include emphasis on the importance of breath, postural correction and use of traditional poses as part of your home exercise program.
Juniper Physical Therapy, LLC is also conveniently housed inside of a yoga studio. This will enable you to further develop your yoga practice from PT home programming to participation in a variety of classes.
Running is one of those fabulous sports that requires one to be fit to do it well. Elizabeth understands this first hand as she has been a competitve and recreational runner since childhood.
Juniper Physical Therapy, LLC offers complete running evaluations that include musculoskeletal assessments, treadmill running video analysis, prescriptive exercises tailored for runner’s and a return to run protocol for those that want to get back into it after injury.
The use of semi-custom and custom orthotics can help alleviate a variety of body aches and pains including everything from your feet to your low back. Recommendations will be made to advise you on which of these are right for you.
Vasyli semi-custom arch supports are created for you in house and available immediately. Custom orthotics require a complete evaulation including a foam impression. These are made by Langer Biomechanics and are available within 2-3 weeks.
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Manitowoc, WI 54220
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