Analysis of available clinical pathways has led the doctors at Radius to these modalities because of their results. We are a team focused on resolving your injuries and conditions - quickly and permanently.
Rendering an Accurate Diagnosis
This is arguably the key to our high resolution rate of conditions. Without an accurate diagnosis arrived at by a doctor, general manual therapy and active rehabilitation are shooting in the dark. Treatment is effective when tailored specifically to the presentation of your injury/condition, with careful consideration of your medical history. Relevant orthopedic tests and functional movement tests, performed by the doctor, serve to rule in and rule out causes of your symptoms. Where it hurts or sensation is felt, is not always where treatment should be applied.
Highly Targeted Manual Therapy
The manual therapy protocols utilized at Radius are designed to affect the dense connective tissue surrounding your muscles, ligaments, etc. That tissue, called "fascia", does not receive the same blood supply as muscles. As a result, when the fascia does get injured or adhered, it tends to not heal on its own, requiring very specific manual intervention. The diagnostic portion of the exam dictates which manual protocols are utilized to restore mobility and function to the tissue.
Forms of manual therapy you may have heard of include: Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Myofacial Release, Rolfing/Structural Integration, ASTYM, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
Many of the branded manual therapy forms above are certified through a weekend course. Our doctors learned from a collection of such courses, and used that knowledge to refined Radius' manual therapy protocols, by tracking results achieved through application.
Applying function stress to the tissue is integral to the tissue's healing properly. We like to refer to Davis' law: used in anatomy and physiology to describe how soft tissue models along imposed demands. It is the corollary to Wolff's law, which applies to osseous (bone) tissue. It is a physiological principle stating that soft tissue heal according to the manner in which they are mechanically stressed. In other words, after mobilizing the tissue through manual therapy, we walk you through customized exercises and stretches relevant to your injury or condition. In addition to assisting the tissue in healing properly, the rehab program addresses imbalances and weaknesses identified in the diagnostic exam. Retraining the neuromuscular connection (muscle memory) serves to alleviate symptoms and prevent the same condition from arising down the road.
Kinesiology Taping (as needed)