At OSR Physical Therapy, our team provides a variety of services that are complementary to other physical therapy techniques and can help alleviate pain and restore function.
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Testing: This test provides a rank and grade that give the physical therapy team at OSR a snapshot of a patient’s functional limitations and asymmetries. The main benefits of FMS are a simplification of the concept of movement; standardization of a functional baseline for ease of monitoring progress; and a scorecard that can be clearly communicated among individuals, physicians, and exercise professionals to relay information about progress and treatment.
- Dry Needling: The physical therapists at OSR may recommend dry needling for patients who are experiencing muscle pain. This technique uses very fine needles injected into the muscle that has been identified as causing pain and usually is the location of a trigger point. The use of dry needling deactivates the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring function to the area. Patients usually experience very positive results within two to four sessions.
- Graston Technique: This therapy is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that is used by the OSR Physical Therapy team to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, effectively relieving pain and restoring range of motion and flexibility. The therapist will use stainless steel instruments that have been specifically designed for Graston Technique to reach deep into the affected tissue. Over time, this therapy has been shown to break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions, helping soft tissue become healthy again.
- Fire Cupping: This form of non-invasive therapy uses cups placed on the skin to create suction and encourage blood flow to the area. With fire cupping, our therapists will use a flammable substance inside the cup, and then remove it. Then, the cup will be placed on the skin, and as the air inside the cup cools, it creates suction, which in turn expands the blood vessels in the area. This process encourages blood flow to the area, which can help heal soft tissue injuries and reduce pain and inflammation.