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Treatment Methods

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Treatment Methods and Training Options

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Treatment Methods

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Treatment Methods and Training Options

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 ART – Active Release Technique

When muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves –soft tissues – are overused it causes your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. When scar tissue builds, it can shorten and weaken muscles, tighten tendons which can lead to tendonitis, and entraps nerves. These results can reduce range of motion, weaken the area and cause pain.

ART is a patented, advanced and non-invasive soft tissue system that treats a wide range of soft tissue injuries, corrects injury-based mobility problems, and allows you to move again without pain. This is accomplished by a trained ART provider using 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, continuous movements. These treatment protocols – comprised of over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART and allow trained providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting you.

Shoulder pain, knee problems, back pain, hip pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. 

Functional Range Release (FR)

Following an injury, the nervous system automatically responds by contracting the muscles in the area of the lesion. It does so to prevent further injury to the involved tissues.  Along with this increased muscular tension, the connective tissue surrounding the muscle fibers as well as the fascia between the soft tissues in the area also tightens.

The end result of this contraction leads to the development of restrictive scar tissue/fibrosis.  The fibrosis, having a high coefficient of friction, leads to irritation of surrounding tissues and eventual activation of pain fibers.  The fibrotic tissue also has the capacity to adhere tissue structures to each other thus preventing independent movement and function. Left alone, this leads to faulty movement patterns, biomechanical compensation patterns, and dysfunction.

Functional Range Release is an advanced system of soft-tissue treatment based in the principles of myofascial release, but with some distinct differences.  The treatment system, in combination with the inclusive Functional Anatomic Palpation Systems methods of palpation, focuses on the assessment, localization, and systematic treatment of soft-tissue lesions (adhesions) and areas of fibrosis (scar tissue) which develop as a result of injury, repetitive strain, and cumulative trauma.

Utilizing the trademarked PAIL's (Progressive Angular Isometric Loading) and Tissue Tension Technique, the Functional Range Release soft-tissue management system expands on the basic tenets of myofascial-release treatments by simultaneously expanding and strengthening the patient’s functional range of motion.

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a system of mobility training based in scientific research and principles and research. We define mobility as flexibility plus strength and the amount of usable motion that one possesses across a particular joint. We know (and you should too) that the more mobility a person has, the more they are able to maximize their movement safely and efficiently in all they do - day in and day out.

One of the many reasons we value the system is once you learn the FRC principles, they are easy to implement at home as part of your daily routine. We use the FRC system to help improve mobility and movement potential in both our patient population as well as our training clientele.

 IASTM Technique 

•  IASTM is not aggressive 

•  IASTM does not cause excessive tissue damage or bruising

•  IASTM uses instruments to compliment the care giver’s hands

As the name implies, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is performed with ergonomically designed instruments. When applied at the right time and in the right place, IASTM can indeed be an effective manual therapy technique. The instruments are used to help detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage blood flow, and help reverse chronic soft tissue fibrosis and degeneration.

Dr. Renkens and Dr. Leist often times utilize this technique to complement the other techniques they use to help repair and normalize soft tissue structures and restore joint movement.

Fascial Manipulation

Developed by Italian physiotherapist, Luigi Stecco, Fascial Manipulation is a manual therapy method that focuses on the deep muscular fascia in the body and is used as a tool in addressing musculoskeletal disorders. The mainstay of this manual method lies in the identification of a specific, localized area of the fascia in connection with a specific limited movement. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated and, through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored.

 Functional Dry Needling

Dry needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into a muscle and its surrounding fascia. There is no injectable solution and the needle that is used is very thin.

Functional dry needling (FDN) is not acupuncture. Whereas acupuncture uses meridian theory and tongue/pulse readings for assessment and diagnosis, FDN is more orthopedically based. We use movement assessment and palpation to find restrictions in range of motion and faulty movement patterns to determine where we insert the needle.

Most individuals will not feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the discomfort can vary. A healthy muscle typically feels very little discomfort upon insertion of the needle. However, if the muscle has shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp, which is often referred to as a "twitch response". One of the goals of the therapy is to elicit such a response as this almost immediately opens up ranges of motion, helps clean up movement patterns, and sets in motion chemical responses which lower pain levels.

Just like other tools and strategies we use, dry needling is not the end-all-be-all. It is just another effective strategy that when used in the correct context can make profound changes.

MAT – Muscle Activation Technique

Muscles are prone to neuromuscular inhibition, which is a technical way of saying that the communication between your brain and muscles has become dysfunctional similar to that of loose wires in a light switch. That is, muscles shut down.

Within a short time of muscles functioning improperly, other muscles are forced to compensate. These compensations produce tightness, restriction to range of motion, altered joint alignment, and dysfunction. The pain and discomfort that results from muscle inhibition and compensation can be eliminated and even prevented by getting your muscles to function properly.

MAT is effective because it utilizes range-of-motion evaluations and comprehensive muscle testing to identify muscle imbalances and poor neurological connections. From there, advanced techniques and treatments are used to restore proper neural connections and correct muscle imbalances. This rids your body of compensations and eventually pain. You will then be provided individually tailored exercises to enforce efficient and effective movements – the way your body was designed to move.

Rocktape Therapeutic Applications

When used properly, the application of Rocktape can be a gentle, yet effective adjunct to manual therapy. The tape applied over and around muscles, and provides support to overused and/or hyperactive muscles. The taping protocols we us are suitable for patients of all ages with all conditions, is extremely versatile and has been shown to help re-educate the neuromuscular system, increase lymphatic flow, reduce pain and enhance performance. In addition, the tape is water-resistant and can be worn for several days, allowing you to receive around the clock therapeutic benefits!

Post-Surgical Rehab

Resilient Health & Performance distinguishes itself by offering a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Our therapists are experienced and qualified to rehab a wide variety of post-surgical cases. We are proud to be able to help individuals with their acute rehab needs and help them meet their treatment goals.  

1-on-1 Personal Training

Whether it be for the individual just beginning their quest for better fitness and conditioning or the person transitioning from rehab to more dynamic training or the individual who just wants more individual attention, we can fulfill your need. We have several individuals training in a one-on-one setting that are realizing some amazing results.  

Semi-Private Training

Who doesn’t like to train with friends? Sometimes our best efforts come when we are pushed and motivated or when we are surrounded by the energy of our friends. Semi-private training is for groups of 2 to 4 who have similar training goals. If you would like to train in the small group format and do not have any training partners, we are more than happy to place you in an existing group

Group Class Training

Resilient Health & Performance offers large group classes multiple times each day in an effort to accommodate a variety of schedules. There is a fresh new workout posted every day of the with a different emphasis every day. Strength, stability, power, endurance, gymnastics, mobility, flexibility and recovery are all emphasized on various days. Our programming has a rhyme and reason as we continue to push you in a safe and mindful manner.  Workouts are left on the board for two days so there is always two options for participants to choose from. 

Sport Specific Athletic Development Training

One of the things we pride ourselves on is our well-rounded staff. Together we have over 75 years of experience training athletes at all levels and in various sports, including baseball, football, basketball, hockey, cross country and track, lacrosse, rugby, and motocross. Collectively, we have coached and trained athletes from the professional level to the junior high school level. Different sports have different demands. Different athletes have different weaknesses and needs. We are committed to using the best and most efficient methods to train Resilient athletes and we do our very best to program according to the athlete we have in front of us.

Team Performance Training

There is much to be gained from training together as a team. Be it a cross country team, lacrosse squad, basketball team, or other small teams of individuals, we love working with like-minded groups aiming for a common goal. The camaraderie that can be generated through the energy of training together is amazing. We have seen it firsthand. If you are a coach, administrator, parent, or athlete, and you are interested in Team Performance Training, please call us for rates and times at (615) 915-3188.