Clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on treatment techniques including soft tissue massage and joint mobilizations with the purpose of immediately modulating pain, increasing range of motion, improving joint mobility, facilitating soft tissue repair, and maximizing mobility.
Prescribed exercises that are individualized to each client and injury to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination. Corrective exercise are the gateway to long term relief and movement retraining.
Technique utilized to decompress soft tissue adhesions to improve mobility, reduce pain, increase circulation, and maximize tissue repair.
Graston Technique® (GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical. This unique treatment is very effective in releasing myofascial restriction, scar tissue, and facilitating soft tissue repair/regeneration.
Custom orthotics help to optimize foot mechanics to improve overall gait efficiency and minimize ground reaction forces (aka less pain!!). Assessment includes 60 minute full body comprehensive evaluation including analysis of lower body biomechanics with functional mobility and gait. All castings are done by the 'plaster slipper cast' method, which is the gold standard for custom orthotics.
Therapeutic taping technique utilized to maximize results session to session. Taping can help reduce swelling, decrease pain, correct muscular imbalance and improve posture.
Full-body comprehensive evaluation including flexibility and strength screening, video gait analysis, footwear evaluation, and on the spot advice to prevent injuries and improve your running potential.
Performing Arts Assessment
Dancing is a very dynamic art form requiring full ROM, strength, and stabilization involving all joints of the body. iAM has advanced knowledge and skill needed to assess and treat the dancer's body including injury prevention and management, alignment correction, and movement retraining to maximize the dancers performance. BRAVO! (iAM Physical Therapy is the official physical therapist to the City Ballet of San Diego)