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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy Now Available in Omaha at Rehab Guru Physical Therapy

Our therapists are trained in Craniosacral Therapy which is a lighter touch manual therapy to help facilitate rebalancing of the craniosacral system.

CranioSacral Therapy at Rehab Guru Physical Therapy Omaha
This lighter manual therapy approach can find and release restrictions in the body such as in the fascial, membrane, dural, neural, and osteo restrictions. Restrictions in these areas can affect systems in the body such as the musculoskeletal system, circulatory systems, and central nervous system. At your first session, your therapist will evaluate your craniosacral system to find restrictions that can cause this system to be out of balance. In addition, this type of therapeutic approach is a more relaxing manual therapy to help facilitate a calming of the central nervous system to help reduce pain, anxiety and stress.

Craniosacral Therapy can help with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • TMJ/Jaw Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-surgical Recovery
  • Blood Flow Restrictions
  • Motor-coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Anxiety Related Conditions

Call or text 1-402-740-8400 today for an appointment with one of our specialty-trained Craniosacral therapists.

Hypervolt Deep Tissue Myofascial Release

Hypervolt Deep Tissue Myofascial Release Massage

Hypervolt Deep Tissue Myofascial ReleaseOne of the newer tools at Rehab Guru Physical Therapy in Omaha is a deep tissue myofascial release massager called the Hypervolt.  The Hypervolt provides relief from muscle pain and tightness from overuse or underuse.  People who sit at desks all day find relief for stiff neck muscles and traps.  Athletes find relief for tight calves, arms and legs.  It even helps provide foot pain relief for runners or those who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis.  The cordless technology allows us to use it just about anywhere, and unlike other professional vibration massage tools, the Hypervolt is very quiet.  It has multiple settings that we tailor to your needs, with some patients preferring the lower settings and other preferring the fastest setting which delivers up to 3200 percussions per minute.  

We use the Hypervolt in combination with other physical therapy modalities to help relax contracted muscles and increase blood flow and circulation.  We recommend the hypervolt be used in combination with other treatments such as specific stretching exercises, dry needling, cupping, Graston and deep tissue laser therapy to reduce swelling and pain and restore range of motion.  We also teach you techniques you can easily do at home or to mildly work knots out and keep muscle and connective tissue loose.  Whether your pain and stiffness is acute or chronic, we will work with you to find the right combination of both old and new physical therapy techniques to keep you feeling your best.

See the Hypervolt in use on Victoria, one of our patients who suffers from chronic pain due to early onset rheumatoid arthritis:

Call us today at 402-740-8400 to see which combination of therapies might be right for you.  Or you can even direct message us on our Facebook page.

 

 

PT and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Finding Effective Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

One of the lesser-known disorders that causes debilitating discomfort and fatigue is myofascial pain syndrome, or MPS. It is somewhat similar to fibromyalgia, as the patient feels pain at trigger points and in muscles at various places in the body. The term myofascial refers to the connective tissue covering the muscles, which is medically known as fascia.

working out knots in upper backAbout Trigger Points

Trigger points are exceptionally sensitive areas of the muscles that may feel achy in general and especially uncomfortable when someone presses directly on them. People commonly refer to them as knots.

A person with MPS also experiences muscle discomfort in other areas that seem unrelated to the trigger points. Doctors call this referred pain.

Patients with this disorder may experience sudden muscle spasms at times with even more intense discomfort.

Diagnosing MPS

The condition is referred to as a syndrome because it is diagnosed through a group of symptoms associated with MPS. As of yet, there is no definitive diagnostic procedure like a blood test or imaging technique that can verify a patient has the disorder.

Treatment for MPS

A doctor may treat the knots with injections of a local anesthetic, or a combination of an anesthetic and a corticosteroid. This allows the muscle to relax.

Physical therapy can be very effective for these patients, and massage therapy is recommended as well.

Medication for Related Issues

Certain factors that aggravate MPS symptoms create a vicious cycle. Lack of sleep, for instance, can worsen symptoms, while chronic pain can easily disrupt sleep. Stress and depression make the patient feel worse physically, while the condition itself causes stress and emotional strain.

The doctor may prescribe pain relief medication or muscle relaxants that have sedating effects. The patient takes these before bedtime. Antidepressant medication may be helpful as well, as many of these drugs also are pain relievers. The patient then benefits both from mood improvement and reduced physical discomfort.

Seeking Help From a Physical Therapist

Patients dealing with these debilitating symptoms are strongly encouraged to seek treatment at an integrated health center or a pain management clinic. Receiving a combination of conventional and complementary therapies tends to have the best results.  At Rehab Guru Physical Therapy, we offer several modalities of treatment for your myofascial pain.  Please text or call us at 402-740-8400 or schedule an appointment online and together we will create a treatment plan that is right for you.

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