At ESPR we treat many different musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in all regions of the body. Orthopedic injuries are our specialty. If you suffer from it, we have treated it! Each patient will receive a thorough evaluation on the first day, including a Selective Functional Movement Assessment. This will allow a proper treatment plan to be developed. If you have pain or dysfunction in any of the following areas, contact us today!
Often, athletes will train in the same repetitive movement patterns allowing muscle imbalances to occur. Muscle imbalances are notorious for increasing risk of injury. (i.e., ACL tears, ankle sprains, muscle strains, shoulder injuries, back injuries, etc). Muscle imbalances are also prevalent in students who sit all day, or professionals who work behind the desk. These imbalances will lead to poor movement patterns.
Our goal is not only to quickly identify dysfunctional movement patterns, but to prescribe corrective exercise to address the dysfunction.
A dysfunctional movement pattern will always present as either a mobility or stability problem, and sometimes both. The experts at ESPR have been specifically trained to identify poor movement patterns through a series of selective functional movements (SFMA). Let us find your deficits, and educate you about it!
We are passionate about preventing injury!
ESPR Sports Performance and personalized training sessions were established to meet the needs of each individual athlete. Our approach not only looks to bring out the best in each athlete, but is structured with a focus in injury prevention as well.
With our Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy background, we believe we can set a new industry standard for safe and effective Sports Perfomance training. Although we can not guarantee it, we are certain less injuries will result from our training sessions.
We have cared for far too many young athletes in a Physical Therapy/Clinical setting because of injury in sport or poor training methods, many of which could have been avoided with proper education and training from the beginning.
Our Sports Specific Training programs will be structured to include strength training in the movement patterns common to the specific sport you participate in.
Pre-Surgical: Many patients do not know what to expect after surgery, or want to know what they can do ahead of time to best prepare for a rapid recovery. For this reason, ESPR encourages you to schedule at least one appointment, sometimes more, to become better educated in your surgical procedure and begin a strengthening and/or flexibility program to maximize your post rehabilitation recovery time.
Post Surgical: Sometimes the best option to restore function is surgical intervention. Allow our therapists to earn your trust and prove their close to 20 years combined experience in post-surgical rehabilitation is part of why their patients get better faster.
If you believe you need surgery, however have not found a surgeon yet, we are happy to give you a few recommendations based on your condition, for your consideration.
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is the brief and intermittent occlusion or restriction of arterial and venous blood flow. This occlusion is performed by applying a tourniquet to the upper or lower limb with an individualized amount of blow flow occlusion. BFRT has been found to build muscle strength even when low loads are applied to healing tissue. This allows for positive strength gains with less stress on the body. It has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and for people of all ability levels and ages.
Our therapists at ESPR have been certified in the treatment of BFRT. For further information about BFRT we recommend going to www.smarttoolsplus.com.
Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist.
Integrative Dry Needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.
Conditions include, but are not limited to neck, back and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow), headache to include migraines and tension- type headaches, jaw pain, buttock pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/ spasms).