Physical Medicine & Rehab are disciplines of medicine that focus on pain relief, and restoring proper function to the neuromusculosketal systems of the body (the nerves, muscles, soft tissues, joints, and bones). At Lone Star Progressive Medicine, we design comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans so our patient can return to optimal function. We utilize a number of cutting-edge and time-tested therapies and treatments, as listed below, to maximize function and quality of life for our patients. Some are cutting-edge, while others are time tested. Our patients who receive Physical Medicine & Rehab treatments range in age from adolescents, to the elderly. Below are some of the treatments and therapies that have shown tremendous effectiveness.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) Therapy
Lone Star progressive Medicine was the first to bring Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression (NSSD) Therapy to Burleson, Crowley, South Ft. Worth, and all of Johnson County. We house 2, state-of-the-art NSSD tables. This procedure was once only utilized in hospital settings. But through manufacturing and technological advances, we are now able to bring this treatment to our out-patient clinical setting.
NSSD Therapy is primarily used for treating debilitating disc conditions of the low back and neck. It effectively treats disc herniations, disc bulges, sciatica, degenerative discs, numbness, tingling, and pain in the arms and/or legs, facet syndromes, stenosis, and failed back surgeries.
**As a side note, we have saved hundreds of patients from low back surgery, even when they had tried everything else and were told “surgery was their only option”. Additionally, we have had patients with “failed back surgery syndrome” that were able to find relief with Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy. Call our office today to meet with one of our providers.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as “cold laser therapy”, has been utilized in Europe for 25+ years for a variety of conditions. The FDA has approved its use, here in the United States, in just the last 10 years. LLLT is referred to as “cold laser therapy” because it does not burn or damage the tissues like a surgical laser. At most, patients feel a warm heat when the laser is being applied to the body. Various world class doctors in the U.S. use LLLT to treat conditions ranging from dental surgeries, to burn victims, to cosmetic surgeries. We utilize LLLT to treat inflammation, pain, and scar tissue in the muscles and joints. LLLT has been proven in research to speed healing times by approximately 300%, thus greatly reducing the amount of visits needed in a doctor’s office. We utilize a more powerful Class IV, FDA cleared, low level laser. With a more powerful laser, a patients pain and inflammation can be reduced faster, and increase the healing time of the injury.
**We are the only office in Johnson County to house a Class IV FDA cleared low level laser.
Therapeutic Exercises & Rehab Therapy
When someone is in pain, stabilization of structures in the body are of utmost importance for long term sustained relief. Depending upon your specific condition, we will tailor a custom made program of stretches and exercises to correct your condition. This will not only decrease your pain faster, but will help strengthen and stabilize the areas that are injured. Thus decreasing your healing time, and allowing fewer visits to our clinic. Our focus is to utilize functional rehab exercises and restore proper movement disorders.
Functional Deep Tissue Muscle Work
Functional deep tissue muscle work is designed to break up scar tissue and adhesions within the muscles. It is proven to speed up the healing process and allow patients to return to full function sooner. This therapy increases range of motion and blood flow, while decreasing pain and muscle spasms. We have combined the best aspects of techniques like Active Release Technique (ART ™), Fascial Distortion Model and Graston to provide the most effective deep tissue muscle work for our patients.
Kinesiotape is a 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. Kinesiotape accentuates the positive effects of therapeutic exercise and functional deep tissue muscle work. The particular brand we utilize in the clinic is RockTape. RockTape is the only kinesiology tape engineered to meet the needs of everyday patient and athletes, and is the official kinesiology tape of CrossFit. RockTape is utilized by many current Olympians and professional sports teams. RockTape has built its name on proven results of reducing pain, reducing muscle fatigue, promoting faster recovery and aiding in injury prevention. You can learn more by going to www.RockTape.com
Custom Foot Orthotics
Your feet are the foundation to your body. If the normal arches in your feet are altered, it can result in many different ailments like plantar fasciitis, foot pain, bunions, ankle pain, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, and low back pain to name a few. Many times, providers overlook arches and biomechanics of the feet when assessing these and other conditions. We assess if improper arches are contributing to our patients ailments. If they are, the solution is truly customizable foot orthotics to correct the abnormal arches in the feet. We utilize a company called Mojo Feet. We cast our patients feet in office, in the optimal arch position, and then send the casts off to the engineering lab in Colorado where they are made custom to support your weight and activity levels. If you would like to learn more, you can go to www.MojoFeet.com