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Below is a summary of services provided for both Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy

Physical Therapy Evaluation provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Burlington, MA
​Physical Therapy Evaluation

Consists of a comprehensive evaluation of your pain symptoms and movement dysfunctions, followed by a thorough examination of functional movement patterns, posture, range of motion, muscle length, static and dynamic strength, joint mobility, and motor control. Special tests may also be utilized to aid in obtaining an accurate diagnosis. An individualized plan of care tailored towards your specific needs will be provided based on the results of the examination.

Physical Therapy Treatment provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Burlington, MA
​Physical Therapy Treatment

A 60-minute hands-on treatment session that typically includes a combination of soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and manual stretching followed by performance of corrective exercises prescribed to treat your specific diagnosis and pain symptoms. Although every patient and diagnosis is different, the main goal of each visit is typically to progress your tolerance to and independence with pain-free functional mobility. 

Orthopedic Massage Therapy provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Burlington, MA
​Orthopedic Massage

Designed to improve severe tension that causes abnormal movement patterns, orthopedic massage utilizes a combination of soft tissue mobilization techniques and active movement to address dysfunctions in muscle tissue, fascial tissue, and joint capsule tissue. Deeper pressure and pinpointed strokes are utilized to create space between muscle fibers and fascial connections while rehydrating and bringing oxygenated blood to these tissues. Therapeutic stretching combined with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) may also be used to restore normal movement to obtain optimal treatment effects. Typically not a full body treatment, and is instead focused on specific areas.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage provided by a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Burlington, MA
​Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is an extremely light form of massage that specifically targets the Lymphatic System. This technique utilizes gentle pulling on the skin and superficial fascia to help facilitate the normal flow of lymph fluid, which eliminates cellular debris from the body. MLD targets either a non-intact, or an overflowed lymphatic system to filter lymph fluid and return it to the circulatory system, which will eventually be eliminated via urination. MLD is used for people with Lymphedema, post-surgical edema, post-traumatic edema, fibromyalgia, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, and much more.

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