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Medical Services for everyone

At Encompass Therapy, we believe that individual treatment sessions are essential in providing the best possible care and therefore the best outcomes. Each session is spent with your physical therapist – working on goals together we have identified as being important.

Physical therapy diagnoses and treats health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit your ability to move and perform activities in your daily life. During therapy we examine the condition’s affect on the body, and work with you to develop a plan that will promote your ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. We also work with you to promote health and function by developing fitness and wellness programs that will support a healthier lifestyle.

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Myofascial Release

The technique of Myofascial Release involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the soft tissue restrictions, in order to help decrease pain, increase ROM, and improve postural alignment.¬† We also spend time teaching our patient’s how to utilize self treatment techniques to enhance the gains made in therapy.

The treatment philosophy at Encompass Therapy is to alleviate pain, focus on alignment and posture, strengthen the body, and return you to activities that you enjoy. All too often, people accept pain and dysfunction as an inevitable part of life. They limit their activities based upon pain and become sedentary. The body, however, is meant to move and it is our goal is to help our patient’s to achieve their optimal activity level.

Our comprehensive treatment program includes manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education and instruction in a home exercise and self treatment program.

MFR can be effective in treating:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain and spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Poor posture
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic pain
  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Scar tissue
  • Carpal tunnel sydrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Surgical pain/dysfunction
  • Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Disc problems
  • Post Mastectomy/Lumpectomy scarring and pain

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a technique that addresses body organs and the tissues surround them. Similar to the theory of Mysofascial Release, the organs of the body can become restricted, painful, and a source of dysfunction for any patient.  Possible causes of visceral involvement include surgeries or longstanding postural abnormalities. Various digestive issues may present as restrictions within the abdominal cavity and are highly responsive to this therapeutic approach. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle technique that allows assessment, treatment, and the eventual re-establishment of the ultimate function of the body organs.

When treating pain and dysfunction, it is important to address the symptoms but to also determine what is the true cause of the issue. The symptoms are often only one piece of the puzzle. Evaluation of the entire body and a person;s experiences is critical in establishing the full picture. The cause of any issue is instrumental in treating and resolving the problem. At Encompass Therapy, we assess posture, ROM, strength, and perform a full soft tissue assessment to determine where fascial restrictions may be present.

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