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Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) involves the partial, standardized occlusion of blood flow of either the arms or legs with the use of a gauged cuff. This concept was first attempted on military personnel in 2011 in the form of a tourniquet. The goal was to improve the production of growth hormone in soldiers who sustained soft tissue injuries during combat. Recent research has indicated that BFRT is highly effective for a variety of orthopedic conditions to decrease swelling, as well as stimulate bone, muscle, and tendon growth. The cuffs are worn while performing light, low intensity exercise using the occluded arm or leg. This temporary disruption increases the metabolic demand on the muscle while decreasing the necessary mechanical load (weight) required to reach the same level of fatigue. BFRT has become widely used as an effective tool to enhance athletic performance as well as improve functional strength required to perform daily tasks.

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Functional Dry Needling

Functional Dry Needling (FDN) is a mechanical-device assisted manual therapy technique that utilizes small needles to deactivate acute and chronic trigger points. The needle is applied directly through the skin to the targeted structure with the intention of causing a “twitch response”. This twitch is essential in allowing restoration of normal muscular activity. FDN involves physical assessment and intervention of numerous surgical and non-surgical neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This treatment is based on pain referral patterns and muscular dysfunction, as opposed to traditional Chinese acupuncture concepts, which often target meridians. Georgia Sports Physical Therapy uses FDN as an adjunct to traditional manual therapy techniques to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and restore functional movement.

Pneumatic Compression

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping was discovered approximately 30 years ago by Dr. Kenzo Kase to aide in the recovery of a variety of orthopedic conditions. This method is utilized to activate the neurological and circulatory systems of the human body while maintaining adequate body movement. Kinesio Taping has recently grown to become a worldwide treatment utilized by top medical and sports professionals, including Olympic athletes. This elastic tape is utilized by Georgia Sports Physical Therapy in order to provide patients of all conditions with the benefits the tape has to offer. Benefits of wearing the tape during and after treatments include providing additional support to dysfunctional muscle groups, improving blood flow and circulation, inhibiting pain sensors, and correcting joint dysfunction.


Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is delivered via an electrical current through two to four pads, which are applied directly to the skin. This physical therapy modality is used by Georgia Sports Physical Therapy to strengthen muscles, promote healing, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain. Stimulation can serve as an integral part of rehabilitation and recovery for a variety of conditions, including acute sprains and fractures, chronic low back pain, and underdeveloped muscular tone following surgical interventions.

Functional Movement Screen

The Functional Movement Screen is a testing system designed to improve athletic performance and physical fitness. It uses a series of 7 movement assessments in order to evaluate current athletic condition. Each movement results in a functional evaluation and a final score. The score allows us to tailor an individual plan that will improve fitness capacity and protect the athlete from potential injury. This tool is used to address movement deficits to better individual athletic performance and overall fitness capacity. It can also be used for organized sports teams of any level and performed at a location convenient for your team. Contact us for more information regarding prices and appointment times.

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