Dry needling involves insertion of a filament needle into a muscle trigger point, with the goal of achieving a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain while restoring muscle flexibility. The needle is thin and most patients perceive minimal discomfort with penetration of the skin.
Graston Technique is an innovative patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis of chronic inflammation.
McKenzie Spine Treatment
Unique to the McKenzie Method is an algorithm that leads to the simple classification of spinal-related disorders. It is based on a consistent “cause and effect" relationship between historical pain behavior as well as the pain response to repeated test movement, positions, and activities during the assessment process. McKenzie treatment uniquely emphasizes education and active patient involvement in the management of their treatment.
Treatment of TMJ Dysfuction
Physical therapists at Brown-Rogers use a variety of manual therapy techniques to improve the quality of jaw movement and eliminate pain. These may include trigger point release, myofascial release, deep and soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, manual stretching, and functional dry needling. After pain is decreased and function restored, patients are instructed in specific home management programs to restore muscle balance and normal function.
Physical therapists at Brown-Rogers use a variety of manual therapy techniques to improve the head and neck posture, as well as decrease pain. These may include trigger point release, myofascial release, deep and soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, manual stretching, and functional dry needling. In addition, patients actively participate in a postural stabilization program. As headaches become less frequent and less intense, patients are instructed in specific home management programs to restore muscle balance and normal function.
Certified Hand Therapy
Brown-Rogers offers specialized treatment performed by Certified Hand Therapists, medically recognized experts for upper extremity rehabilitation. CHTs have completed the highest level of training for evaluation and treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. The hand therapists at Brown-Rogers are experts in posture, ergonomic assessment, and treatment as it applies to function in the work and home environment.
Integrative Pelvic Floor Health
The pelvic floor program at Brown-Rogers offers an effective solution to pelvic floor dysfunction. In therapy, patients receive customized treatment that is based on clinical findings and related medical history. The program includes muscle training with the use of biofeedback, education in lifestyle modification, dietary advice, postural education, core strengthening, and an individualized home exercise program.
The Aquatic Therapy program at Brown-Rogers focuses on in-pool exercise with a certified therapist.
Our heated pool is located apart from the general treatment areas and has a single level, non-sloping floor, as well as an area for deep water activities. The pool is heated to 94 degrees while the ambient room temperature is held close to water temperature for patient comfort.