Specialty Techniques

In addition to traditional physical therapy techniques, Athletico has therapists who have undergone advanced training and certification to become skilled in the following specialty treatment techniques.

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood flow restriction rehabilitation (BFR) uses a specialized inflatable device on an exercising extremity. It is inflated to a specific pressure intermittently to reduce blood flow to the area of the body. Read more.

Dry Needling

myopain seminarsDry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.  Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation. Read more.

Graston Technique®

Graston TechniqueThe Graston Technique® is a soft-tissue release technique that uses six patented stainless steel instruments of different shapes and sizes to fit the body as needed.  The instruments are used to detect and treat scar tissue and soft-tissue restrictions that may be contributing to a patient’s symptoms and limiting his or her ability to perform activities of daily living. Read More.

Active Release Techniques® (ART)

Active Release TechniquesAs part of your physical therapy treatment, ART® is a soft-tissue mobilization technique that treats conditions such as headaches, back pains, plantar fasciiitis, and knee problems, which are often associated with overused muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Read More.

Black Gray Swoosh

The Astym® system is an evidence-based, non-invasive rehabilitation program that stimulates the body’s regenerative healing process. The goal of Astym treatment is to encourage the body’s healing response by helping to rejuvenate muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Read More.

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