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The Hesch Method of Manual Therapy is an innovative, effective treatment that uses “spring testing” to identify areas of motion restriction throughout the low back, pelvis, and hip joints.
Treatment involves using gentle, low-load, long-duration stretches with small bolsters, to slowly nudge the joint back into it’s correct position, restore functional movement, and allow you to return to doing the things you love without pain. Many people unnecessarily suffer for years with chronic back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, etc., receiving misdiagnosis and accepting pain as a new way of life. Many times, the Hesch method is the cure. With the Hesch Method, we are able to treat with long term relief simply by restoring motion and therefore allowing each part of your body system to do its job properly.
Primal Reflex Release Technique™
The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT, pronounced “pert”) is an advanced manual-therapy approach used for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain. PRRT is often able to accomplish in just seconds what other interventions can do over time.
PRRT addresses often overlooked and seldom-treated areas of the body that are the cause and solution for many types of pain.
With this technique, we are using your body’s reflexes to treat at a deeper, more primal level of the nervous system rather than the specific muscle, joint, or area of soft tissue that hurts, allowing greater long-term relief from pain.
You can think of it like a computer that sometimes needs a reboot.
PRRT is a reboot for your nervous system.
Pain Neutralization Technique
This technique uses light pressure with the fingertips to gently manipulate soft tissue and eliminate painful trigger points without the intense, prolonged pressure and discomfort of common methods like Trigger Point Therapy.
Your therapist will assess which areas of your body are holding the most tension, use light pressure to locate painful areas in your muscles, then gently press a relevant reflex point to eliminate the painful spot. The pain is usually greatly reduced or eliminated in 20-30 seconds.
So how does it work?
When we experience stress (such as fear, injury, overwork, or overwhelm) our tissues tighten in a defensive response. If the stress continues, our brains automate the defensive response with an unconscious nerve loop called a reflex. As stress builds up in the body, more and more defensive reflexes are created, and tension gradually turns to pain.
Most massage methods try to reduce pain by pressing on the muscles. While this can feel great, the tension usually comes back fairly quickly. PNT looks beyond the muscles to the underlying nerves and reflexes that keep the tension stuck.
Triggerpoint Dry Needling
Dry needling is a safe technique for treating many musculoskeletal conditions. Our therapists are trained in two versions of dry needling:
What is a “trigger point”?
A trigger point is a local band of tight, irritable and dysfunctional muscle tissue which often emerges due to injury, overuse or poor movement patterns. Trigger points can disrupt your muscle function, restrict your range of motion or cause pain and tenderness.
During a treatment, one or more thin, monofilament needles (as thin as a hair) are inserted into a muscle trigger point. These needles are solid and don’t inject liquid into your body. It's the reason this treatment is referred to as "dry."
When dry needling is applied to an affected muscle or trigger point for 10-20 seconds, it will rid of the trigger point, decrease muscle tightness, increase blood flow and reduce pain. Patients often report immediate relief after treatment.
Integrative Dry Needling (IDN)
IDN is similar to triggerpoint dry needling and utilizes the same needles, however this form of dry needling aims to provide a more systemic response vs. local to a specific triggerpoint. It addresses neurogenic inflammation by indirectly acting on your nervous system. In other words, we can needle one place and have a positive response in many other areas as well.