At Performance Therapy®, we integrate the use of advanced soft tissues techniques with functional training and rehab to create a systematic approach to get you back quickly. We use multiple therapeutic and fitness services to develop the optimal personalized treatment program for you.
Manual Adhesion Release™ (MAR) is the leading form of soft tissue treatment that removes adhesions or scar tissue. Many things can cause adhesions or scar tissue formation. Blows, pulls, tears, postural distortions and overuse injuries such as prolonged positions like sitting or standing can all deprive tissues of oxygen. This lack of oxygenation to structures can result in the formation of dense, fibrotic tissue. This is what we refer to as adhesions. Next to degeneration and arthritis, adhesions are arguably one of the premier causes of muscle and joint pain, yet the most under-diagnosed condition. Adhesions can prevent structures from moving correctly by sticking tissues and nerves together; think glue-like substance. This results in the entrapment of nerves causing numbness, pain, and tingling. Adhesions can also cause weakness, loss of strength and flexibility, which can further develop into secondary injuries. Impingement of the shoulder and hip joints, neck pain, low back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tight hamstrings, rotator cuff tendonitis, are just a few examples of conditions treated at Performance Therapy.
Instrument Adhesion Release™ (IAR) is a form of manual treatment using a specialized instrument that is designed to effectively remove adhesions without damaging the overlying healthy tissue. IAR’s instrument design, technique, and overall system produces vastly superior results with greater ease and comfort than all other instruments. Instrument Adhesion Release (IAR) is not a generic form of soft tissue “mobilization”. Rather, it is a highly targeted instrument and training combination that improves diagnoses, and allows for faster more effective treatment. Using any instrument to treat soft tissue adhesion requires 3 key components:
If just one component is anything less than perfect, you won’t yield amazing results. IAR is the only system that contains all 3 critical components.conditions treated at Performance Therapy.
Corrective exercises are often applied in the rehabilitative phase of a treatment plan. Rehabilitative exercises vary case to case. The goal of treatment is to first reduce adhesions and restore normal range of motion. Once range of motion is restored, it is important to address muscles that have weakened or atrophied due to the previous presence of adhesions. Strengthening the musculature will support surrounding structures, renew muscular imbalances, and prevent future injury and pain. At Performance Therapy, we provide concise and targeted exercises that are as detailed and catered to each case as our treatment prescriptions. Effective treatments combined with effective exercises lead to better patient outcomes and sustained results.
You take your running seriously. We take your running seriously too. With over 20 years of experience helping runners run better, Performance Therapy® can help you take your running to the next level. Whether you are just starting to run or are an elite runner with years of experience, we will perform a precise head-to-toe evaluation of your stride, posture and mechanics to develop a more efficient and faster gait.
"Training for an Ironman triathlon is grueling enough, and the last thing you want to deal with are injuries during the crucial ramp up period prior to an Ironman race. For me it was my one shot at racing in the Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. So I left nothing to chance when I suffered two over-use injuries during the several months of training leading up to that race. After much research and talking to other competitive triathletes who had worked with Mike at Performance Therapy, I chose to work with Mike to solve the problems I was having that was causing my injuries. Mike got right to work in identifying the injuries I had, what was causing the injuries, and put together a treatment program to address the problem areas so I would be ready for race day. The program worked and neither injury was a problem while racing in the World Championships in Hawaii in October."