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.
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.
"Running never came natural for me. I suffered chronic shin splints and repetitive stress fractures in my lower leg. I tried formal physical therapy, Ice baths, orthotics and countless hours running in the swimming pool but, still I could not string together more than a few solid weeks of training without becoming injured. Nothing seemed to work. I stopped running all together for about three years
When I made my comeback attempt things were different. I had help! Performance Therapy has made the impossible seem easy. I can go to one session with Mike and he can almost immediately tell about how many miles I have been running, how my diet has been, and even assess for proper hydration! As a self-coached endurance athlete, I understand the importance of having a support group of people who I can trust and bounce ideas off. Mike is a key strand in this web. His experience and no nonsense approach makes life easy for his clients. He employs active release technique (ART) and is able to break up adhesions in my muscles and keep the kinetic chain working properly.
This time around I've been able to train at a very high level, logging more than 3500 miles per year, and have performed well beyond anyone's expectations. I went from being the last placed guy on my team in college to winning road races now! I've taken more than 3 minutes from my 5K time and even broke my college's school record in the 8k by: 61 seconds!
I also work in the running shoe business and am in constant contact with injured runners. I send these clients to Performance Therapy. I sent my wife to Performance Therapy! You're in good hands."