Rehabilitation, Performance, & Prevention
Staying healthy is essential to reaching your peak performance level. Our physical therapists realize that active adults, amateur athletes, and professional athletes all experience injuries. Summit Rehab understands how to plan treatment programs that reduce the risk of injury. Our focus is on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and the performance enhancement of our patients.
Furthermore, we design our rehabilitation programs to prepare you for the activities or sports that you participate in.
You will become an active participant in your rehabilitation and treatment program. This means that you will have exercises that you not only perform at the clinic, but you will also be given home treatment guidelines that you should do when you’re not at therapy. The treatments and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries are at the center of our orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation services and when it comes to our patients’ injuries, patient education is of paramount importance to our therapists.
Treatment and rehabilitation are constantly changing in response to our interpretation of their basic and clinical science. Our therapists will emphasize education to ensure proper technique and maintenance for the best chance of a healthy recovery. We will provide you with the knowledge necessary to help prevent an injury from reoccurring.
Summit Rehab uses the Kinesio Taping Method to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to our patients’ muscles and joints without restricting their body’s range of motion. This method is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using previous methods and materials.
With the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
How Kinesio Taping Works
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and to provide extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Summit Rehab uses Kinesio Tex Tape on patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, the tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation.
In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. The information gained from detailed assessments allow our therapists to provide proper treatment protocols to our patients. Kinesio Tex Tape is a valuable part of these protocols and can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities. Summit Rehab’s Kinesio Taping services are very effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Who Uses Kinesio?
Kinesio Tex Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method has been seen in use during numerous Olympic Games, most recently the 2008 Games in Beijing. You may have also seen it in use during any collegiate and professional sporting events worldwide. The Kinesio Taping Association International has trained thousands of practitioners across the globe and has certified over 5,000 medical professionals in the United States alone.
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The Team Approach
Summit Rehab takes a team approach that involves the patient, their doctor, and our specialized therapists. We work together to create and implement customized rehabilitation programs for the management of these disorders in patients of all ages and physical abilities including those with physical disabilities as well as elite athletes.