Spinal & Extremities Manipulation
Manipulation of the spine and extremities is a technique that treats back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions via the application high velocity low amplitude thrust to the afflicted joints with the intention of restoring regular movement patterns.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy that attempts to release tension in the fascia and musculature due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain. Practitioners of myofascial release employ long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain.
A rehabilitative exercise program is utilized to regain full function following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power. It is achieved through various exercises and drills. Rehabilitation is as important as treatment following an injury but unfortunately is often overlooked. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent re-injuries.
NeurofunctionalAcupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system and/or the endocrine, exocrine and immune systems, in pain syndromes, functional problems, and any diseases in which these modulatory mechanisms are available. Neurofunctional Acupuncture is mechanism-based, not disease-based. Therapeutic goals and treatment targets are selected based on the identified neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a soft tissue technique that uses hand held tools to impart a mechanical stimulates local mechanoreceptors. IASTM is closely related to transverse friction massage which has long been used for tendon pain and sports injuries.
Therapeutic yoga is defined as the application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions and involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent reduce or alleviate structural, physiological, sport-related, discomfort or limitations. Dr. Ashleigh Harris is a Registered Therapeutic Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and offers one on one or group programs based on patient needs.