We are a progressive orthopedic manual phyiscal therapy clinic specializing in Neuro-reflexive Muscular Facilitation Techniques™. We treat common and uncommon diagnoses with a unique assessment and treatment proficiency using traditional physical therapy techniques in addition to NMFT™. The distinction between facilitation techniques and strength exercises can be made in seconds! While strength gains can take weeks, facilitation can be accomplished in each visit! Our delivery of facilitation techniques is immediately followed up with exercise for endurance to produce a lasting result. This marriage of muscular facilitation and endurance exercise can reinforce gains in postural control, spine and pelvic alignment, shoulder position, joint stability, gait, range of motion, and functional form for any activity. The end result: a satisfied patient that has strategies to make measurable gains with each successful repetition of home exercise.
We believe that our bodies generate power from our center and release that power in a chain to our extremities. We study the physiological elements necessary to generate this power, and the limitations that may be present in transferring it down the chain. In addition, we train the body to prepare for delivery of this power to the ground or the tennis racquet, so to speak.
SIMIO Physical Therapy recognizes the importance of making an active choice in your individual healthcare needs. There are many factors to consider in selecting a health care provider for physical therapy. We offer Next Step Physical Therapy consultative services to make this decision easier.
During a consultation, you will spend 30 minutes with a licensed physical therapist who will perform an evaluation and assessment followed by a detailed explanation of our initial findings.
You will learn the "whats" and "whys" connecting our findings to your painful movement- muscle impairments, postural deficiencies- that limit your running, give you sleepless nights, that keep you from lifting up your grandchild, that prevent you from enjoying the movement you love.
You will also learn about what corrective techniques will be used to address your specific needs.
Next Step Consultations are free of charge and are offered as an educational service to the community. Physician referrals are not required, but are welcomed, since treatment services are not provided during these sessions.
SIMIO therapists use an evaluative process called positional preference testing , where the body is placed in specific positions to mimic positional faults or deviations during functional activity. Key muscles are tested for impairments while therapists record details pertaining to direction and type of impairments present. The testing process offers insight into the presence of issues with intervertebral discs (discogenic pathologies) or narrowing of joint spacing for nerve tissue (stenosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis), or other effects of position on the function of the body's chains of muscles.
This information gives us a great deal of detail on the effect of body movement and position for sport, gait deviations, and functional movement patterns. It allows us to understand what influence we need to have over specific body positions and what activity would negatively or positively effect change in muscle performance, posture, movement and form. From this, we can create a roadmap to tailor treatment activity and exercises to your unique presentation.
Corrective measures based on positional preference testing provides efficient results in your progression towards pain free sport performance and daily activities.