At PerforMax, we specialize in various forms of physical rehabilitation, pain management, and the manufacturing of specialty orthotic equipment. We provide a comprehensive full body approach to treatment and will educate you on your diagnosis prognosis and treatment plan.
Our highly-trained clinical team utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatment and manual therapy techniques to create an individualized plan that will give you the advantage in recovery.
Our hand therapy program focuses on rehabilitation of the hand and upper limbs and is provided by some of the most well-known and emerging certified hand therapists.
With persistent lower back ache, shooting pains down the legs can occur. Muscles can get so tight that if affects your ability to stand straight. When back pain gets this severe, often the problem is that the muscles are in spasm due to a nerve root irritation near the spine.
The solution depends on why the nerve got irritated in the first place. It is worth checking for nerve irritation even in mild episodes of persistent low back pain.
Core stabilization techniques are utilized to work the abdominal muscles and other postural muscles to help create and maintain an ideal alignment. We help improve core strength for the neck and back. Our program is designed to focus on the abdominal and back muscles needed to improve postural alignment.
Core strength is also important to support the kind of body mechanics many individuals will need to avoid back strain that may occur while performing their daily chores and tasks.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) provides a comprehensive evaluation that measures strength, endurance, physical demand work level and positional tolerance. The data gathered through this evaluation objectively defines the injured employee's physical capabilities.
The FCE is an important tool used to determine safe, functional levels for an individual to either return to work or to establish functional ability.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
Benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles. Significant decrease in pain can occur after just one treatment.
Myofascial release is a physical therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome; this is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”
Myofascial release focuses on easing the tension in the trigger points. Due to difficulty of localizing specific pain trigger points, myofascial release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue.
Dry Needling (DN) is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points. It is NOT acupuncture.
DN allows muscle spasms to relax and inhibits pain at a local and systemic level. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks to allow for restoration of normal muscle function. Frequency of DN treatment is different for each individual and used with other modalities and exercises in the center.
What to Expect with Dry Needling: You will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist and a personalized plan of care will be designed to meet your individual needs. Together, we will establish clear goals and begin treatment to help you heal in a positive and encouraging environment. Most patients will feel soreness from a few hours to two days, which is the normal response from dry needling. Bruising is expected sometimes within blood vessel areas. Any time needles are used there is a risk of infection. However, our highly trained therapists use a single packed, disposable and sterile needle during treatment. Conditions that Benefit from Dry Needling: -Low back and neck pain, including radiculopathy -Shoulder and arm pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement -Hip and leg pain, sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm -Foot and ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis -Headache, face and jaw pain -Fibromyalgia…And more!