Educational Information

Did You Know? 

Did you know that Motion Physical Therapy utilizes a class IV K-Laser as a non-invasive, painless treatment for ligament, tendon and muscle injuries?

Research has shown that low level laser light has beneficial effects such as relieving pain, reducing the production of scar tissue and speeding up the healing process of injured tissues. The laser light emits photons which are absorbed by the skin. This photon energy has a cascade of positive effects on the body at the cellular level.

Some of the effects include:

Increase production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which promotes healthy cells
Accelerates cellular reproduction and growth
Causes cells to take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster
Increase production of pain killing chemicals ( endorphins & enkephalins) in the brain and adrenal gland to be released, which helps in pain reduction

These positive effects of low level laser therapy at the cellular level aids in the repair of tendons, ligaments and muscle injuries as well as reduction of pain. Light Therapy is one of the many tools utilized by the therapists at Motion Physical Therapy to assist with your recovery.

Graston Technique: Are you suffering from neck, back, arm or leg pain?

In many cases, pain can be due to soft tissue restrictions from scar tissue, fascia and other tissue adhesions.  Motion Physical Therapy is now utilizing the Graston Technique to detect and release soft tissue restrictions.  This technique involves the use of special stainless steel instruments to assist in releasing restrictions which helps to reduce pain and restore function.  Graston Technique combined with stretching and strengthening has been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes for the treatment of:  Achilles Tendinosis/itis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Sprain/Strain Fibromyalgia, Lateral Epicondylosis/itis, Lumbar Sprain/Strain, Medial Epicondylosis/itis, Patellofemoral Disorder, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis, Scar Tissue, Shin Splints, Trigger Finger, and many other impairments