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Spring Body Spruce Up

Tips for Spring Body Tune Up

With the weather getting warmer, take advantage of staying active outdoors. Just as you would tune up your car or spruce up your house, it’s important to give your body some attention too. At Advanced Manual Therapy Institute, we offer a variety of services and treatments that can help your body stay in shape and ready for activity. These services include Kinesio Tape, Dry Needling, Cupping Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.

Kinesiology Tape

Since the time it started being noticed on the bodies of many professional sportspersons and Olympic athletes, there has been a buzz created around Kinesio Tape. This tape helps athletes and other sportspersons by treating injuries and preventing musculoskeletal pain.

But Kinesiology Tape is known to be effective in alleviating chronic musculoskeletal pain (lasting more than 4 weeks) when compared to various minimal interventions such as ice. As with most other treatments, Kinesio Tape doesn’t have the same effect on everyone. We suggest the use of this tape in tandem with regular physiotherapy recommended for our clients.

Our physical therapists in Las Vegas recommend the use of Kinesiology Tape to treat and prevent injuries such as tennis elbow, shin splints, IT band injuries, hamstring injuries, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and rotator cuff.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a special technique that physical therapists use for the treatment of movement impairments and pain. In this technique, a medication and injection-free needle is inserted into targeted areas of the muscles through the skin. Dry needling is also referred to as intramuscular manual therapy and trigger-point dry needling. We at the Advanced Manual Therapy Institute in Las Vegas often use this therapy in custom physical therapy plans we design for our patients.

In dry needling, a very thin filiform needle is inserted into the skin to stimulate the underlying trigger points and connective & muscular tissues. These needles allow physical therapists to target tissues and muscles that aren’t manually palpable. Dry Needling can help relax tight muscles, improve blood flow, reduce pain and release neurotransmitters, improve movement and to treat chronic pain.

We conduct this therapy in our state-of-the-art Las Vegas physical therapy institute in extremely hygienic surroundings. The physical therapist wears gloves and the required personal protective equipment (PPE) while treating the patient. We follow Standard Precautions, OSHA, and Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings standards.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy is thousands of years old, and while the techniques used have been modernized, there is no change in the original method. This therapy involves placing plastic, glass or bamboo jars on the skin and suctioning out the air to create a vacuum. The tissue is sucked or raised partway into the little cup. Cupping helps relieve pain, improves circulation, pulls out toxins from your body’s tissues and removes heat from them too.

Benefits include relief from pain, relief from allergies, relief from cough and colds, detoxification, helps promote relaxations and induces inflammation that helps heal injuries faster.

In addition to all these benefits, cupping therapy also helps improve skin conditions such as eczema, acne, skin inflammation etc. It also helps diminish cellulite and lessens herpes breakouts. As mentioned earlier, the vacuum action of the cups helps in detoxification, eliminating pathogens that are responsible for various skin conditions. This amazing therapy also helps relieve digestive disorders caused by stressful living and other lifestyle-related factors.

At Advanced Manual Therapy Institute in Las Vegas, we have seen cupping therapy to be useful in stomach cramps, diarrhea, water retention, gastrointestinal diseases as well as loss of appetite etc. As you can see, there is a range of benefits to cupping therapy, both physical and mental.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help individuals of all ages participate in activities they need and want to do by the therapeutic use of day-to-day activities. This form of physical therapy focuses on maximization of performance and function. It helps people live more productive and satisfying lives. Expert, certified and highly-trained professionals at the Advanced Manual Therapy Institute in Las Vegas provide excellent occupational therapy treatment to people of all ages.

Our team is certified occupational therapists. When you come to us for occupational therapy, our experts will help you improve your balance, upper body strength and home safety. Depending on your specific condition and requirements, they can also teach you how to use the recommended adaptive equipment as well.

When you come to us for your occupational therapy, rest assured that certified and highly experienced physical therapists in Las Vegas are handling your treatment. They will conduct detailed evaluations, work with your primary healthcare professional and caregiver to create a plan that benefits you in the best possible way.

Schedule Your Appointment

At Advanced Manual Therapy Institute, we have some of the best professionals in the field on board. Our aim is to offer world class services to our patients. We make sure you are provided with a positive environment for your health journey. We are passionate about caring for our patients and this goes a long way in speeding-up their recovery. Schedule your appointment today by calling 702-896-0383!

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