Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help Children with Spina Bifida…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Relief from Spina BifidaSpina bifida is a birth defect. A lot of children who have been diagnosed with spina bifida do not have issues from it. It happens when the bones of the spine do not develop properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord. It can affect how the skin on the back looks. And in severe cases, it can make walking or daily activities hard to do without help. At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients relieve symptoms of Spina bifida, and educating how to manage it. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your condition. Continue reading “Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help Children with Spina Bifida…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN”

Advanced Healthcare Solutions for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Bloomington MN

juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a class of arthritis that develops joint inflammation and stiffness for over six weeks in a child aged 16 or younger. This type of arthritis affects about 50,000 children in the United States. Inflammation creates redness, swelling, warmth, and soreness in the joints, but a lot of children with JRA do not fuss about joint pain. Any joint can be affected, and inflammation can hinder mobility of the affected joints.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your  child’s symptoms and conditions.  Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits your child.

What is JRA?

JRA classified as an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body accidentally thinks that its own cells and tissues are foreign substances. Your body starts to attack itself.  This causes inflammation, redness, heat, pain, and swelling.

It is not known what exactly causes the immune system to become dysfunctional in children with JRA, but they think there are two key ingredients: genetics and environmental factors

JRA may develop  into a fever and anemia. It can also do damage to the heart, lungs, eyes, and nervous system. Arthritic events can last for multiple weeks and can come back.

Treatment a lot like that for adults, including rigorous  physical therapy and exercise to keep the child’s growing body active. Permanent damage from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is not common anymore, and most children who have developed JRA get better from the disease completely without experiencing any long-term disabilities.

Doctors categorize three kinds of JRA, based on the number of joints included, the symptoms, and the existence of specific antibodies within the blood. These categories help doctors figure out how the disease will continue.

The three types of JRA are:

  • Pauciarticular
  • Polyarticular
  • Systemic

Make sure to discuss with your child’s doctor what type of JRA he/she has developed so you and your doctor can find a treatment option that is best.

Treatments for JRA

At AdvaCare Clinics, we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

 

 

Acid Reflux Syndrome: How AdvaCare Clinic’s Outpatient Rehab Facility can Help Bloomington MN

Heartburn ReliefAcid reflux syndrome, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),occurs when the stomach acids advance up into the esophagus due to the valve that divides the stomach contents from the esophagus is not working correctly.

At the beginning of your stomach there is a valve, which is a circle of muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Typically, the LES shuts as right when food travels through it. If the LES has troubles closing all the way or if it opens too much, acid made in the stomach can travel up into your esophagus. This can lead to symptoms such as heartburn. If  are experiencing acid reflux symptomsmore than two times per week, you have acid reflux disease.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients suffering from numerous symptoms and conditions, and educating patients how to manage it. We combine physical therapychiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your  pain and gain symptom relief.

 Causes of Acid Reflux Disease

A well known cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach dysfunction known as a hiatal hernia. This develops when the upper region of the stomach and LES shift above the diaphragm, which is a muscle that divides your stomach from your chest. Typically, the diaphragm attempts to keep acid in your stomach. But if you develop a hiatal hernia, acid can shift up into your esophagus and cause symptoms of acid reflux disease.

Some other well known risk factors for acid reflux disease are:

  • Eating big meals or lying down right after a meal
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Eating a big meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist
  • Snacking close to bedtime
  • Eating specific foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods
  • Drinking carbonated beverages, alcohol, coffee, or tea
  • Smoking
  • Being pregnant
  • Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, specific  muscle relaxers, or blood pressure medications

Symptoms of Acid Reflux Disease

Some well known symptoms of acid reflux include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation (a backup of sour or bitter-tasting acid into your throat or mouth)

Some other symptoms of acid reflux disease are:

  • Bloating
  • Bloody or black stools or bloody vomiting
  • Burping
  • Dysphagia
  • Hiccups that do not stop
  • Nausea
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness, or chronic sore throat

Holistic Treatment options

AdvaCare Clinics is an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) that integrates Chiropractic, Medical procedures and Physical therapy for your best results and outcomes. We have a team that is specialized  in the  health care professional field whose passion is to treat pain and improve function in patients with different medical conditions and issues to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life.

Some of the holistic treatment options we offer are:

  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Neuromuscular Education
  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Strain-counterstrain (SCS)
  • Muscle Release Technique (MRT)
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Cold and Class 4 therapeutic laser
  • Traction
  • Massage
  • Gait Training
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Iontophoresis Therapy
  • Custom Orthotics (arch supports)
  • VQ Orthocare (Bionicare knee Tx.)
  • And many more…

We have over 34 years of experience in treating patients with natural therapies and procedures that can help people deal with acid reflux syndrome. With our latest technology and equipment, Dr. Dennis Lenselink DCDr. Biel, MD, and Physical Therapist Michael Wilkes , we can help .  

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our  therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

 

Managing your Sinus Infection with AdvaCare Clinics Bloomington MN

Sinus Infection ReliefA sinus infection develops when a virus, bacterium, or a fungus expands within a sinus and creates an irregular barrier of the sinus ostium. When the barrier goes down, drainage of mucus and pus occur. The drainage typically travels from the nasal passages to the throat or out the nostrils. These infections also cause inflammation of one or more sinuses. Inflammation can block the openings of the sinuses and the person may experience discomfort.

Inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose is known as sinusitis. Sinusitis can stem from  infection, but can also stem from  allergies and irritation of the sinuses. Sinusitis is very common and most people experience it at some point in their lives.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions. Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you.

Causes of Sinus Infections

Sinus infections can develop by anything that constricts the airflow into the sinuses and the drainage of mucus out of the sinuses. The sinus openings can get clogged by swelling of the tissue lining covering. Common colds, allergies, and tissue annoyances like over the counter nasal sprays, cocaine, and cigarette smoke are just a few common  causes. Sinuses can also become obstructed by tumors or growths that are next to the sinus openings.

Symptoms of Sinus Infections

The most common complaints that connect with a sinus infection are headache, facial tenderness, pressure or pain, and fever. Nevertheless, a small number (25%) of patients can develop a fever  with an acute sinus infection.

Other typical symptoms are:

  • cloudy, discolored nasal drainage
  • a feeling of nasal stuffiness
  • sore throat
  • cough

Some patients detect a higher amount of sensitivity or headache when they lean forward because of the added pressure placed around the sinuses. Other patients might experience tooth or ear pain, fatigue, or bad breath. Sinusitis that is not caused by an infection can develop allergy symptoms of itching eyes and sneezing. Nasal drainage is typically clear or whitish-colored in people who have noninfectious sinusitis.

Treatments of Sinus Infections

At AdvaCare Clinics, we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections (prolotherapy)
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

 

 

Combination Therapy can Help with Hip Fractures Bloomington MN

Hip FracturesA hip fracture is a serious injury, especially if you’re older, and issues can be life-threatening. Most hip fractures typically happen in people older than 65, with the risk increasing quicker after age 80. Older people are at more of a risk of hip fractures because bones typically weaken with age. This bone weakening is called osteoporosis. Numerous medications, unreliable vision and balance issues also make older people more likely to trip and fall, which is one of the most common causes of hip fracture.

A hip fracture is almost always followed by months of physical therapy. Taking steps to keep bone density and prevent falls can help prevent hip fracture.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with hip fractures and educating  bout  its symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your hip fracture and gain symptom relief.

Causes of Hip Fractures

A severe impact , like in a car crash, for example,  can cause hip fractures in people of all ages. In older adults, a hip fracture is usually a result of a fall from a standing height. In people with extremely weak bones, a hip fracture may happen simply by standing on the leg and twisting.

 Symptoms of Hip Fractures

Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture may include:

  • Not being able to move right after a fall
  • Extreme pain in your hip or groin
  • Failure to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip
  • Stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around your hip area
  • Shorter leg on the side of your injured hip
  • Turning outward of your leg on the side of your injured hip

Treatments of Hip Fractures

AdvaCare Clinics,  located in Bloomington MN , offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients  understand the condition and treatment  you are experiencing. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your  needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body.

The Physical Therapy evaluation will take place on the first day of the therapy session.  You should wear  loose clothing that they can move in and that will allow the therapist to see the affected area.

The therapist will ask you about the history of the injury. They will discuss how the injury has affected your  ability to complete daily activities. The therapist will take measurements of how well you move, your strength and endurance. The therapist will ask about pain. Then, the therapist will come up with therapy goals with you and together you will decide on a plan of care.

The physical therapist may use other holistic modalities  to hip fractures including:

  • massage therapy
  • heat/ice therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition planning
  • Laser Therapy
  • Manual adjustments
  • exercise
  • and many more…

As you heal and gets stronger, the therapy will focus more on being able to perform daily activities.  Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about  any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

 

 

Electrolytes Test Can Help Regulate Minerals and Nutrients…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Low ElectrolightsThe electrolytes-urine test measures urine electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other bodily fluids that carry an electric charge. They affect the amount of water, acidity (PH level), muscle functions, and various other important components in your body. You lose electrolytes by sweating and are replaced by drinking fluids.

Electrolytes are a key component in helping your body function properly. AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN , offers the electrolyte-urine test  for all patients.  The electrolytes-urine test can give you the ability to better tune your body and really see what your are missing in your diet or daily life.

Electrolytes are very versatile, they can be acids, bases, and salts. Common forms of electrolytes are calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and sodium. These minerals all play a certain, and important, role in your system. It is highly recommended to consume foods with numerous minerals and other nutrients to keep your body functioning properly.

The reasoning behind testing electrolytes in urine is because of the important role they play. It is necessary to have a certain amount of numerous  electrolytes because they help maintain the body’s natural balance of fluids running in and out of the system. They keep a check on the fluid levels and make sure everything is working properly. Some examples of what electrolytes maintain are  movements such as muscle contraction and basic functions like  a steady heart rhythm. Electrolytes also play a part in brain function.

Symptoms of electrolyte disorders

Mild cases of electrolyte disorder typically causes no symptoms. The disorder can continue to go on unannounced until something comes up during a blood test. If the disorder starts to become more severe, symptoms will start to show. Remember, electrolyte dysfunction means that the person could possibly have one or many imbalances with their minerals and nutrients, so the symptoms in the severe cases can differ. Some of the common symptoms of an electrolyte disorder are:

  • Dark urine (which is usually caused by dehydration)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • Bowel irregularities (including diarrhea and constipation)
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Changes in mood or confusion (irritability, confusion, depression)
  • Headache

When the electrolytes in your body are not working properly, there can be some serious risks. For example, someone might experience weakened muscles, or possibly an irregular heartbeat. other conditions that increase with electrolyte disorders include:

  • Alcoholism, and cirrhosis of the liver
  • Seizures
  • Heart failure
  • Eating disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Trauma (severe burns or broken bones)
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about the electrolytes-urine test, or to set up a screening today. We offer many screenings that have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you that only take 5 to 10 minutes to assess. All screenings are quick, easy and pain free.

 

How to Manage your Acute Pain with Advanced Health Care Solutions Bloomington MN

Acute PainPain: we’ve all had it. Pain levels can range from just an annoyance to extreme discomfort. A lot of times, pain is a good indication that something is not working properly in your body.

Acute pain starts quickly and is normally sharp in caliber. It is a red flag that some form of disease or a threat to the body is happening or injury has happened.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions.  Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you.

Causes of Acute Pain

Acute pain may be can be triggered by many situations including::

  • Surgery
  • Broken bones
  • Dental work
  • Burns or cuts
  • Labor and childbirth

Acute pain can range from being mild -lasting a couple minutes- to severe-lasting many weeks or months. In a lot of situations, acute pain does not go on longer than six months and it goes away when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. If the underlying cause is left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain.

Symptoms of Acute Pain

Acute pain symptoms vary where there affected area is, and how critical it is. Normal symptoms include the affect area being very tender to the touch. Sometimes these pain symptoms can be so intense, it may stop you from completing daily activities.

Treatments of Acute Pain

At AdvaCare Clinics , we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections (prolotherapy)
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

A lot of chronic and acute pain patients, as well as athletes with sports injuries, are looking towards  Trigger Point Injections, Ligament Joint Injections, Prolotherapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), for getting rid of pain. At AdvaCare Clinics, we try to use as little Cortisone as we can  due to the possible side effects it creates.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

 

The Benefits of Physical Therapy…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Physical Therapy TreatmentPhysical therapy has been proven very successful  for patients with many conditions  and is repeatedly recommended pre and post surgery. Physical therapy is a type of non-surgical treatment needed when health issues make it difficult to move around and complete daily tasks. It helps you move better and alleviates pain. The main goal of physical therapy before and after surgery is to speed your recovery and improve overall function by increasing range of motion and strengthening muscles, and to avoid the need to get surgery.

AdvaCare Clinics adult outpatient physical therapy department provides a extensive evaluation and treatment of physical disabilities related to a large range of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Our programs tailored to you, which include individual therapy sessions, are created to maximize strength, endurance, mobility and function, while reducing pain. Conditions we treat are:

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, post-fracture care, recovery from joint replacement surgery, muscle tears and strains, low-back and neck pain (including non-operative and post-surgical care), ligament injuries, and osteoporosis
  • Limb loss/amputation
  • Neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillan-Barre syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and spinal-cord injury

Physical Therapy Treatment typically includes:

  • therapeutic exercises
  • functional and balance training
  • neuromuscular re education
  • manual therapy
  • core stabilization
  •  instruction in posture
  •  body mechanics
  • sports-specific programs
  •  electrical stimulation
  •  pain management
  • strapping and taping

Other Outpatient Physical Therapy Services

In addition to our general physical therapy program, we also have numerous specialized outpatient physical therapy services for adults, including:

  • Cancer/lymphedema rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Facial retraining program
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Women’s health

AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington MN , offers a comprehensive rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand their condition and treatment. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your needs to restore maximum function and mobility to your body.

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about Physical Therapy, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

Buerger’s disease: How Combination Therapy can Help Bloomington MN

Buerger's diseaseBuerger’s disease, also known as thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs. In Buerger’s disease, your blood vessels become inflamed, swell and can become plugged with blood clots. This leads to damage or destroys skin tissues and can lead to infection and gangrene. Buerger’s disease typically first appears in the hands and feet and can eventually affect larger areas of your arms and legs.

Buerger’s disease is very rare in the United States, but is more common in the Middle East and Far East. Buerger’s disease normally affects men younger than 40 years of age, but it’s becoming more common in women. Almost everyone diagnosed with Buerger’s disease smokes cigarettes or uses other forms of tobacco, such as chewing tobacco. Immediately stopping any form of tobacco is the only way to stop Buerger’s disease. For those who refuse to quit, amputation of all or part of a limb can result.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients suffering from Buerger’s disease, and educating patients about  its symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapychiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your  pain and gain symptom relief.

Causes of Buerger’s Disease

It is not truly known what the cause of Buerger’s disease is. One theory is that some people can have a genetic inclination to the disease. The condition is described by the swelling in the arteries and veins of the arms and legs. The cells that cause the inflammation and swelling and causing blood clots form in the vessels following to your hands and feet and plug the blood flow to those areas of your body.

Lack of blood flow means that the skin tissue in your hands and feet doesn’t get enough oxygen and nutrients. This causes the signs and symptoms of Buerger’s disease, starting with pain and weakness in your fingers and toes and reaching to other parts of your arms and legs.

Symptoms of Buerger’s Disease

Buerger’s disease symptoms are:

  • Pain that can come and go in your legs and feet or in your arms and hands. This pain usually develops when you use your hands or feet and gets better when you stop that activity
  • Inflammation along a vein just below the skin’s surface typically because of a blood clot in the vein
  • Fingers and toes that turn pale/white when exposed to cold
  • Painful open sores on your fingers and toes

Holistic Treatments for Buerger’s Disease

Although researchers are not clear on what causes Buerger’s disease, there are some holistic remedies to help relieve pain. Remember, taking a pain-killer or drug to aid with pain will only mask what is really causing your problem. It’s best to relieve it naturally for overall health and performance of your body.

Some therapeutic therapies we offer to relieve Buerger’s disease symptoms are:

  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Nutrition changes
  • Trigger point injections
  • Manual adjustments
  • EMS
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  •  And many more…

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our  therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

How Muscle Energy Techniques are used to help Stiff Joints Bloomington MN

AdvaCare ClinicsEffective Treatment, located in Bloomington, MN offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand the condition and treatment you are experiencing. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your  needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body.

Neuromuscular reeducation therapies typically tend to have greater importance on body awareness than other standard physical therapies. Some forms are so strongly based on a sense of body awareness and strengthening of the mind-body connection that they may be called alternative medicine techniques. This is the thought that daily movements can become easier and require less effort if a person can reconnect and become comfortable with his or her body.

Neuromuscular Reeducation

This is a hands-on approach to the evaluation and functional treatment of soft tissue injuries. When an area is injured, whether it’s muscle, connective tissue, fascia, tendon or some collection of these elements, the body reacts by trying to fight it, causing inflammation. Adhesions happen wherever damage and inflammation have occurred and they limit both strength and range of motion.

Muscle energy techniques (MET’S), a unique type of manual therapy, is arranged to get stiff and stuck joints moving again and lengthen shortened muscles. This method is defined as promoting a voluntary contraction of the patient’s muscles against a precisely controlled counterforce applied from the practitioner from a certain position and in a particular direction. After a 3-5 second contraction, the therapist moves the joint to its new barricade where the patient repeats the muscle contraction. This is usually completed two or more times. This technique is known as an active procedure, which is different than the passive procedure where the therapist does all the work (such as joint mobilizations). Muscle energy techniques are typically tolerated well by the patient and does not strain the joint.

Additional Treatment information

Physical therapists and occupational therapists heal a wounded body by using neuromuscular reeducation in the form of numerous manual techniques . In the physical therapy world, manual therapy is utilizing skilled, hands-on techniques, including:

  • manipulation/mobilization
  • increase range of motion
  • decrease myofascial restrictions to help muscle length
  • decrease swelling or inflammation
  • assist the body in muscle or soft tissue repair
  • extensibility and/or stability
  • facilitate movement to improve function

Before starting manual therapy or any type of physical therapy program, the practitioner will perform a full assessment of the blood and nerve supply in the area, including a bone and muscle assessment, to pinpoint your current condition. Depending on the results of the assessments, including patient history, the healthcare provider might perform a combination of manual physical therapy techniques which includes soft tissue mobilization.

The physical therapist may use other holistic modalities including:

  • massage therapy
  • heat/ice therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • acupuncture
  • nutrition planning
  • laser Therapy
  • manual adjustments
  • exercise
  • and many more…

As you heal and gets stronger, the therapy will focus more on being able to perform daily activities. Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about  any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.