Active Release Technique
is considered, by many, as the Gold Standard for soft tissue care. It is a movement based massage technique that consists of over 500 different protocols to treat individual muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Dr. Stallbaumer has 75+ hours of post graduate training in this technique. The overwhelming majority of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams utilize Active Release for the evaluation and management of their world class athletes’ soft tissue disorders. This technique is also very effective in helping to break up scar tissue in muscles, tendons and ligaments that are injured in a motor vehicle crash.
Injury Specific Rehabilitation
Car crashes cause unique injuries that require specific rehabilitation techniques. Our office utilizes the most advanced diagnostic techniques and equipment to help us determine the exact exercises necessary to help you to fully recover from your injuries.
is a state-of-the-art vibration massage device that relieves muscle stiffness and soreness, increases circulation and range of motion, and improves the overall health of the soft tissues.
is the use of sound waves to achieve deep heating to increase blood flow and break up adhesions which in turn speeds healing. It can also be used to decrease inflammation under certain circumstances. It is a good adjunct therapy for the treatment of sprained ligaments, strained muscles, bursitis and deep muscle adhesions. When performed correctly, this procedure is comfortable and the only sensation that most patients feel is a slight heating of the area.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
uses electrical impulses to relax muscle spasms, increase circulation and facilitate soft tissue healing.
is a form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization allowing providers to break up fascial adhesions and scar tissue that are causing the tissue in the area to become fibrotic or chronically inflamed. If left untreated these facial adhesions can cause permanent restriction of movement and pain.
is utilized with some whiplash patients to help support the injured muscles, tendons and ligaments while they heal. Sometimes this allows the patient to continue working with less pain and dysfunction, while the injured soft tissues have a chance to heal and the inflammation to subside. It can be a very useful therapy when used in conjunction with other techniques to address the underlying cause of the pain.