10 YEARS 10 EVENTS
JUNE 9TH-JULY 19th
So, this is NPT's 10th year and we are going to celebrate with events from June 9th thru July 19th. Here is a list of the community events.
For more information about these events, feel free to call us at (802) 626-4224 or email us.
Graston Technique Will Have You Moving Pain Free
Have you ever had a pain that just wouldn't go away? Or felt like your skin or a scar was just too tight for your body? At Northern Physical Therapy, in addition to treating muscle and tendon problems, we also treat the tissue around the muscles (called "fascia") with a therapy known as the Graston Technique. This non-invasive, hands-on procedure uses some funny-looking stainless steel instruments to locate and treat restricted areas of scar tissue in the body. When you have surgery or an injury, your body heals the affected area by laying down scar tissue, which is like internal glue. But your body doesn't always put the "glue" in the right spots, and sometimes it puts down too much of it. If these areas of excess scar tissue (called "adhesions") aren't addressed, they can lead to chronic pain or even cause you to develop other injuries over time. Graston Technique uses six different tools to break up and smooth out these adhesions. If you have ever used a rolling pin on dough, you have a good idea how these tools work to lengthen scar tissue and break up adhesions.
The Graston Technique also improves movement between the body's various layers of connective tissue (called "myofascial" layers). Each layer is designed to slide over the other for us to move without limitation. Scarring and injuries can cause these normally free-moving layers to stick together, causing pain and limited range of motion. Think about a cold pot of spaghetti where the individual strands all stick together. Put a little oil in the pot and the spaghetti moves freely again. The Graston Technique allows you to move again just like the spaghetti, relieving pain and restoring normal movement.
The Graston Technique can be used on any part of the body, as well as for many injuries such as plantar fascitis, chronic low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, total knee replacements and carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few.
Imagine moving pain-free and with less restriction. If this sounds like something you have been struggling with--feeling too tight and restricted or in pain--call us today at Northern Physical Therapy for more information about Graston Technique and what we can do to help you reach your goals.
At Northern Physical Therapy, PC our staff is enthusiastic and committed to giving our patients the best care possible. We have a genuine interest in helping patients become healthier and lead more productive lives. We make sure patients know what their physical ailment is and how we are going to help them recover. Our website features a Medical Library that we use to show a patient where the problem is located. It also has educational information for patients, so they can learn more about their injury and treatment techniques.
The more you know the more you can take control! We make sure every patient gets an Individualized Plan of Care and has a large part in designing it. Every patient has goals and things they want to be able to do and those goals, plus a few of our own, are what drives our therapists to excel in patient care. Taking care of our bodies is a 24/7 job, so each patient is also given an Individualized Home Exercise Program. Recovery is faster and more successful when patients know what to do when they are not in the clinic. It takes a partnership and commitment to get results.
Life is complicated, but having help from knowledgeable and caring people makes it much easier. Northern Physical Therapy is committed to doing just that and our RESULTS prove it - 90% of our patients' state that they are greatly improved or improved. We call that SUCCESS! Check out our repeating Success Stories!
2 Minutes to a Better You!
Plank: The prone and side-lying plank exercises are excellent ways to engage and strength core muscles. People that do a lot of lifting, need to work on their posture and who are very active will benefit from this exercise. If you have severe back pain, consult with your Physical Therapist before beginning this exercise.
|Is Your Posture
Hurting Your Health?