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Continuing Education at the Spinal Manipulation Institute

lower-back4Being a doctor of physical therapy is a commitment to a lifetime of learning. It’s part of what I love about my profession. By always moving forward with training and education, I’m doing my part to ensure better, more positive outcomes for my physical therapy clients at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.

Recently, I took a three-day seminar with the Spinal Manipulation Institute, part of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, which advanced my knowledge of Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization. The course taught me new ways to facilitate healing at the soft-tissue level through the use of Fibrosis Release and Myofascial Stretching (FRAMS) tools, vacuum cubs and advanced therapeutic massage techniques – specifically as it relates to common issues related to the spine and extremities.

Furthermore, this 22-hour evidence-based seminar taught me how to detect soft-tissue dysfunction and appropriately select the tool and/or technique ideal for the specific dysfunction.

What does this mean for my clients? Simple: better outcomes.

The proper application of FRAMS tools on those with injured muscles or tendons, for instance, has shown to promote faster healing times resulting in stronger connective tissue, less scarring and a decrease in pain and disability. In other words, such knowledge and training helps me do my job better so you can better live your life.

If you suffer from pain or movement disorders due to a soft-tissue injury, Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization may be a treatment option that gets you back to the lifestyle you desire. At Back in Motion Physical Therapy, our treatment process begins with a thorough evaluation in order to determine the cause of your pain or disorder, guiding us toward a treatment path that’s right for you.

Contact us for more information and to set up an appointment.

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