Adhesions are one of the most common, most under assessed, and mistreated condition in the human body. Adhesions acts like glue on muscles that make them less flexible, weaker, and eventually causes pain. If you have tried multiple providers and therapies, and had pain for months and years, adhesions are very likely a part of the problem. It can be fixed with expert treatment.
The examination visit typically lasts 30 minutes and entails an Integrative Diagnosis® exam, review of past medical history, accurate assessment, report of findings, and treatment plan. Your specialist will also discuss any other complicating factors that may be present or could potentially become a problem. Please bring any relevant radiology reports. No treatment is done on the initial examination.
If you have any muscle, joint, or nerve problems then you are a good candidate. This is our specialist’s expertise. If you have also failed other treatments or haven’t reached your maximum level of improvement, then you are also a good candidate. We specialize in finding and fixing fibrous adhesions, which is a difficult problem to find and even more difficult to fix. Fibrous adhesions are arguably the most common cause of limited flexibility, weakness, and pain yet is extremely under assessed. Integrative Diagnosis® trained providers can help with this problem.
Our office does not accept any insurance. Insurance companies don’t care if you get better–they only care about saving themselves money. They also put up arbitrary barriers and ultimately keep therapists from providing excellent care. Insurance doesn’t reimburse for quality or successful outcomes. Our focus is on YOU and making sure you receive the highest quality treatment possible. This yields incredible results! We do accept cash, check, major credit cards, health savings accounts (HSA), and flexible spending accounts (FSA).
Follow up visits are 10-15 minutes. The goal of any treatment is to get you back to functioning as well as possible without pain and limitation so you will be given specific guidance that you are expected to follow if you want the best resolution to your problem. This is a team approach—not a passive one.
Please come in workout attire, and treatment is most effective directly onto the skin. For shoulder problems, bring a tank top. For problems from the lower back or below, wear shorts that allow for movement. Be ready at the time of treatment. If you need to change, please arrive early to do so.
The short answer is not exactly. There are many manual treatments and instrument treatments that seem similar from the patient perspective, but the proof is in the results. Sustainable improvements in pain and range of motion are the unique differences that give you results.
On average, a single region of complaint (i.e. shoulder or low back) can reach full resolution or maximum medical improvement in an average of 12 visits. Severe cases can go up to 20 visits or more. Our therapists typically see sustainable functional changes that are measured within 1-2 visits. Most patients begin to feel sustainable improvements in pain within 2-3 visits.
"When I think about my training and goals, the focus always lies on what can I be doing today to make my tomorrow better. I am always thinking of how I can get to the next level and maximize my fullest potential as an athlete. This way of thinking has allowed me to achieve many of my dreams and is a huge reason why I was able to find Mike Danenberg and his team at Performance Therapy. Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.) is a form of physical therapy using manual soft tissue release that has changed my life. Mike, who is a true healer, can make any one, of any age, of any ability level--optimized. He wants nothing more than to build relationships with people and help them move freely while feeling better than they were on their best day prior. Mike truly puts the art in A.R.T as his skills and mind for his craft are second to none. I feel literally "touched by an angel" each time I am in his office. I have no doubt that my running career will be given a new light because of his guidance. I am not only glad to call him my therapist. I am even prouder to call him my friend."
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