The professionals at Fanti + Associates, Physiotherapists treat people of all ages for a wide variety of soft tissue injuries. Our trained professional clinicians custom develop programs and treatments specific to client needs.
After a careful assessment, mobilization or manipulation of joints in the spine or extremities can aid in relieving pain and/or restoring proper joint mobility.
Hands on techniques to the muscle and fascial systems in the body can help to reduce restrictions and pain in the body in order to allow for improved and pain-free movement patterns.
Depending on the type of injury, certain electrical modalities including ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and interferential current (IFC) can help with speeding the healing process, relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
During your assessment your therapist will be able to identify if you have impaired movement patterns or muscle strength and/or flexibility imbalances. They will then teach you individualized exercises to address these issues to help you return to your optimal state of function.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an assessment for workers who have suffered injuries that could affect their employment opportunities. The worker's ability to perform work and their physical tolerances to a variety of real and/or simulated work activities is assessed.
The FMS is a grading systems that ranks performance on certain movements that are key to normal function. By doing the screen, functional limitations and asymmetries are identified and from this specific corrective exercises are prescribed in order to improve these. By re-testing the FMS, your progress can be tracked over time. The goal of the FMS is to prevent injury and it is used in those who are pain-free at the time of testing.
The SFMA evaluates functional movement patterns in those with known pain. The goal of the assessment is to identify seemingly unrelated movement impairments that may be associated with the pain (regional interdependence). By addressing these underlying movement impairments you work towards decreasing stress on other areas of the body. The SFMA approach is used in conjunction with other therapies that work on the painful area.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of a thin needle into specific areas in the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is used to encourage healing, relieve pain and improve function.