(307) 742-2082

PHYSICAL THERAPY

At the Spine & Injury Clinic of Laramie, we go way beyond traditional therapy techniques, implementing an innovative system that allows our team to accurately and efficiently analyze, treat, and train human movement.  We know that human movement is dynamic and takes place in an upright position.  Why do so many providers evaluate and treat patients while they are statically lying on a table or sitting on machines?

Our team understands that the only way to achieve long term pain resolution is to seek out the root cause of the problem by analyzing clients in an authentic environment. We evaluate each individual in a truly functional environment utilizing movement assessments.  The human body is a compensating machine that hides dysfunctional movement patterns that manifest as pain and limitation elsewhere in the body.  Our Physical Therapists know how to ask your body the right questions, revealing the subtle limitations responsible for your pain.  We then partner with you in implementing a personalized program based on your goals, promoting a faster recovery with lasting results.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

The proper balance of joint mobility and joint stability is essential to pain free movement and optimal function. From the toes up the body alternates between joints that require good mobility and those that need to be stable. As sports rehab chiropractors we will identify when pain or dysfunction is related to a joint that is not moving properly as opposed to one that moves too much. In cases of joint restriction, we offer a variety of manual techniques from passive, graded mobilization to traditional chiropractic manipulation. Varying the degree of force used to restore joint movement allows us to work on patients of all ages and degrees of joint health, as well as addressing mild to severe injuries from the acute to chronic stages. The mobilization or manipulation works by placing a specific stretch on the restricted joint capsule which reduces adhesions and restores proper fluid exchange within the joint. The “popping” sound or “cavitation” that is sometimes heard during an adjustment or mobilization is the release of a gas bubble that forms when there is a buildup of pressure within the joint. Associated with the sudden decrease in pressure is an endorphin release that creates a short term (30-60min) analgesic affect. The long term relief associated with manual joint mobilization is due to the improvement in joint kinematics, restoration of proper alignment, and the reduction of compensatory movements. When performed correctly for the right reasons adjustments of the spine and extremity joints are an important component of a rehabilitation plan.

Commonly treated diagnoses:

Back and neck pain
Work injuries
Shoulder pain (tendonitis/bursitis, impingement, instability)
Sports-related injuries
Rotator cuff injuries
Tendonitis
Knee pain (tendonitis, patella femoral tracking, IT band syndrome)
Sciatica
Foot and ankle pain (plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, bunions)
Ligamentous injuries
Joint replacement surgeries
Dislocations
Soft tissue injuries
Post-operative

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SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Getting to the point where you are pain free is only one piece of the puzzle. True wellness is a continuum and improving your performance and preventing injury can be more important than just eliminating pain. To that end, we also offer therapy that is rooted in increasing performance and injury prevention.  This is where our over 10,000 square feet of gym space, and over 2,700 square feet of indoor turf allows us to take rehabilitation and sports performance plans to levels beyond the capacity of other clinics.  We utilize a functional, multi-directional training approach to enhance performance and improve overall fitness. The performance therapy utilizes cutting-edge techniques to prevent injury, while increasing strength, flexibility, power, quickness, balance and cardiovascular stamina, all in a fun, motivational environment.

Our sports performance and injury prevention methods are based on rehabilitation and movement science.  This individualized style places the focus directly on the patient and their needs, not on a one-style-fits-all training philosophy. What makes us different is our provider’s advanced level of understanding of tri-planar human movement, which lets us design programs that are more efficient at meeting each patient’s goals. As a result, our patients are able to train safely and achieve results faster than with more traditional training techniques.

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SPORTS REHABILITATION

Spine & Injury Clinic of Laramie is recognized for our passion in sports rehabilitation. Our sports specialists regularly treat patients ranging from recreational athletes to competitive runners, cyclists and skiers as well as collegiate division 1 athletes. Our therapists are athletes themselves, so they understand the athlete mentality. They will work closely with you to truly understand your problem, focusing on quickly eliminating symptoms and returning you to action.

We focus on correcting subtle movement deficiencies and optimizing biomechanics so you can return to your sport stronger and safer.  We proudly support our local school athletes, coaches, and sports programs by providing sport-specific functional training, concussion rehab, injury screening, and sport physical therapy services.

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DRY NEEDLING

Experience this innovative approach that helps to release muscle tension and restore normal function. It is important to us that you are able to return to your activities as quickly as possible and fully functional, Dry Needling can help you do that. Dry Needling uses thin filament (non-hollow) needles to treat symptoms stemming from a variety of conditions. This therapy eliminates tension, relieves trigger points, increases motion and most importantly, restores function. Needling is a powerful tool that allows us to directly address muscle tension and pain.  We find Needling to be a great compliment to our whole body functional approach to rehabilitation.  The dramatic improvement Needling elicits in the soft tissues allows an easier transition to more advanced rehab techniques, ensuring a quicker recovery for you, the client.

Dry needling should not be confused with acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is similar to acupuncture in that it uses needles to address myofascial restriction, but it is part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research (1).

Preliminary research (2) supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patients’ return to active rehabilitation.

References

  1. Cummings MT, White AR. Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(7):986–992. Free Article.
  2. Kalichman L, Vulfsons S. Dry needling in the management musculoskeletal pain. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010;23(5):640–646. Free Article.

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)

ART is a soft tissue technique that works to assess and treat chronic or acute injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, joint capsules, and nerves. The technique consists of over 500 protocols that combine a specific form of myofascial release with movement to maximize effect on the injured or dysfunctional area. The combination of manual pressure and stretch releases scar tissue adhesions that form within soft tissues or in-between fascial layers. The release of these fibrotic adhesions leads to an improvement in range of motion and reduction in pain by decreasing pressure on nerve endings as well as an increase in blood flow to the area. Many conditions see significant reduction in symptoms within 6 treatments, and when combined with the correct rehabilitation exercises the results can be permanent resolution of the condition. Due to the effectiveness of ART treatment, it is sought after by amateur to professional athletes and utilized by the majority of professional sports franchises in North America as well as numerous large companies’ corporate wellness plans.

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Spine & Injury Clinic of Laramie 

3905 Grand Ave #200

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 742-2082

Fax: (307) 742-2075

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