Specialty manual treatment areas offered at Brown-Rogers include Intramuscular Dry Needling, Graston Technique, McKenzie Spine Treatment, and Travell Method Trigger Point Release.
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.