Unless you’ve dealt with chronic pain, you don’t really understand it. Most people have had injuries that they’ve dealt with. Sometimes those injuries can last months, but then the pain goes away. When you deal with chronic pain, that pain never goes away. Day after day that pain takes away energy and enthusiasm for activity. It’s hard to get things done, it’s hard to exercise, it’s nearly impossible to lose weight.
There is more to therapy than exercising in the gym or stretching tight muscles, or even getting a massage. At Concorde Therapy Group, we have a multitude of therapists, each specializing in an area that could be beneficial for you.
Aquatic Therapy allows for an environment where you can exercise, move, stretch and “decompress”. The buoyancy of the water takes the weight off of your joints and spine so that movement is easier. The temperature of our pools (92 degrees) allows for improved blood flow and improved tissue mobility, which also helps to reduce pain. Our bodies were made to move, they love to move and movement is easier in the water.
MFR is a manual therapy (hands-on) technique that effects more than just the skin and muscles. Fascia intertwines with all tissues of our bodies and can become injured and/or tight just like any other soft tissue. MFR is a specialized way of loosening fascia to improve range of motion, flexibility and more importantly, to reduce pain. We often use the analogy of “pulling taffy” because the techniques include long, slow holds to get the fascia to become more mobile.
PRRT is a unique way of “resetting” the nervous system. Like pressing “control/alt/delete on the computer resets the operating system, PRRT “resets” the autonomic nervous system. PRRT is painless and can take as little as 10 minutes to perform. If it is going to work, we know in 1 session and we can get up to 80% improvement in that 1 session. It usually takes only 4 sessions to complete. With such a powerful technique, we utilize PRRT on all chronic pain sufferers.
Dry Needling, Cranio-Sacral therapy, Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTM), Cupping Massage and Integrative Dry Needling are other manual therapy techniques are utilized by some of our staff as other tools that may work to help reduce your chronic pain.
Chronic Pain can be complicated, but the thorough evaluation and systematic approach taken at Concorde Therapy Group allows for a more efficient and streamlined process to reaching the goals you are hoping for.