At Inspire PT our team of board-certified orthopedic specialists, are also trained in Neural Manipulation. Neural Manipulation focuses on the relationships between the bones of the nervous system (skull, spine) and the soft tissues (nerves, spinal cord, and dura). This technique identifies and releases local restrictions in nerves, enabling them to move freely in their surroundings, which can have positive effects throughout the entire body.
Our PT’s are trained in Visceral manipulation. This speciality is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs glide smoothly within your body.The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and structures of the body. At optimal health, this harmonious relationship remains stable despite the body’s endless varieties of motion. But when one organ cannot move in harmony with its viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against the body’s other organs and muscular, membranous, fascial and osseous structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. And that chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for postural distortion, neuromuscular dysfunction, and disease processes.
It is well documented that our emotions have a great impact on how our body functions, and this is greatly due to how receptive organs are to our feelings. Different emotions affect different organs. Emotional reactions can translate into simple spasms in the gallbladder or heartburn, vomiting, feeling faint, ulcers, and serious disease. When the brain receives negative emotions it sends tension related to the related organ, the organ then sends the tension back to the brain resulting in a vicious cycle. Conversely, a physically damaged or imbalanced organ can stimulate emotional upset. VM can break this cycle, enhance the health of the organ, and restore emotional balance.
The Crawl, Walk, Run approach isn’t just for the littlest people in our lives! Sometimes you have to get back to the basics to prepare for the future, and we believe this is the key to success when it comes to healing or preventing injuries.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or “DNS” is a technique that we use to help our patients leverage the mind body connection to correct faulty movement. DNS is a rehabilitative approach developed by the Prague School of Rehabilitation. Based on the principles of Developmental Kinesiology, it assesses how an infant moves in the first years of life as a blueprint for optimal motor control. Our patients are placed into positions that mimic the 1st year of life to help coordinate the balance between muscle and brain to achieve proper movement. Who knew we would have to crawl before we run even as adults!
DNS is applicable to people with all types of orthopedic injuries and In recent years has gained international recognition as not only a rehabilitative system but as a system for sports performance and injury prevention.
Neurokinetic Therapy is a type of manual therapy with the goal of correcting learned movements and muscle functions within the body that can contribute to poor posture, joint tenderness, and muscular pain. NKT uses muscle testing to find muscles, ligament, or soft tissue structures that are interfering with proper movement and contributing to pain, The goal of this manual treatment is to retrain the muscles and restore lasting change for proper movement patterns.