Therapeutic Exercises

resistance band exercisesPart of your body’s healing process is exercises geared towards your condition. The doctor will provide you with a list of exercises that will help strengthen your body’s muscles, reducing pain and stress. These exercises will be performed with instructions on how to properly perform them at home.Results include:

  • Improved muscle strength and endurance.
  • Better posture.
  • Balancing your body’s spinal biomechanics.
  • Improved functional capacity.


Kinesio Taping

kerri_walsh_victory_kinesiotape (1)The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering the support, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex 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 a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities, and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.


IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

What is IASTM?

Once the body incurs an injury, the immune response aims to prevent further damage and repair the wound as quickly as possible, hence scar tissue. Scar tissue is not the same as skin, muscle, ligament, or tendon. The arrangement of scar tissue within a wound is in an irregular pattern and has little functional strength, like a blacktop patch for a pothole. This is why there may be a limited range of motion and pain in a muscle or joint that has been injured, or why a scar on the skin surface looks “tight” and non-uniform. IASTM treatment utilizes a tool, or set of tools, to break up scar tissue at an injury site to trigger a focal inflammatory response. This inflammation leads to the absorption of scar tissue and the production of new collagen to repair the injury site. Combined with proper movement, stretching, and cold therapy after treatment, the body restores normal tissue structure and function. Treatments are short, specific, and effective for a wide variety of ailments. The effects of IASTM include pain relief, increased flexibility, increased strength, enhanced recovery, and in most cases complete resolution of symptoms. 

Will it work for you?

A multitude of conditions have been successfully treated through the administration of IASTM. IASTM can be performed to almost any part of the body, from plantar fasciitis to TMJ. After surgery, IASTM can speed up recovery and prevent scar formation that may hinder a full recovery (spinal surgery). Other successfully treated conditions include: rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries, ITB syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow tendonitis, strains/sprains, and much more!

Dr. Levine implements IASTM with the use of equipment from F.A.K.T.R. (Functional and Kinetic Treatment and Rehab)

Dr. Levine and his staff will treat your injuries with specific treatment plans tailored to your injuries and needs.