Britt Smith, PT, DPT, LMT, CLT
Physical Therapist | Massage Therapist
MASSAGE & PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENTS
Below is a summary of services provided for both Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. Please see price list for detailed pricing information.
Designed to improv 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.
A full-body treatment comprised of slower, broader, classic Swedish strokes aimed to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension, improve flexibility, increase blood circulation and alleviate stress. Firm but gentle pressure combined with therapeutic stretching is used to allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation. Traditional relaxation massage is most appropriate for those preparing for or recovering from an athletic event (ie marathon, obstacle course race or power lifting competition). Typically a full body treatment with one or two focus areas.
The human body undergoes several changes throughout the course of pregnancy. Massage can be an instrumental ingredient in making that amazing transition much more comfortable. A combination of gentle and deep strokes are utilized to ease tension and discomfort in the low back, to reduce water retention in the distal extremities, and to increase circulation. Typically a full-body treatment with focus on problem areas in relation to pregnancy and specific to the individual.
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.
Physical Therapy Evaluation
Consists of obtaining a detailed history 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
A 60 or 90-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.