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Physical Therapy with a Different Perspective

Why We Are Different

It’s likely that you know someone who has had physical therapy or perhaps you have experienced it for yourself. But this experience will not be like that experience. 

Inspirit Therapy Associates offers more than traditional physical therapy. We use several advanced physical therapy methods and the latest technology as well as nutrition education and lifestyle management training to help you reduce pain and improve function.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are skilled treatments performed by a trained therapist, using specific hand movements and pressures applied to joints and soft tissues and to increase range of motion; induce relaxation; decrease pain; improve tissue health; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, soft tissue mobilization/ massage, joint mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic Exercises are specialized, specific physical movements or activities intended to decrease pain, improve movement, increase activities and participation, reduce risk of injury or falls, optimize overall health, and enhance fitness and well-being. Therapeutic Exercise may include range of motion exercises and soft tissue stretching; balance and proprioception exercises; relaxation exercises; and strength, power, and endurance exercises.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural way to ignite the body’s own healing power. The science of Reflexology is based on the research that the soles of the feet contain a “map” with pressure points that correspond to every organ and body part. Reflexology is the systematic application of pressure technique to the feet. Through specific pressure point massage, the practioner stimulates the pathways via the feet sending a new vigor to all parts of the body.
Major research findings show Reflexology impacts disease, improves quality of sleep and influences measurable aspects of the body including blood sugar levels, blood pressure, free radicals in the blood and blood flow to the kidneys and intestines.
Reflexology brings improved circulation and relaxation to ALL parts of the body resulting in better overall health.

Integrative Dry Needling

Dry needling itself does not treat any diseases, but rather restores tissue and body wide physiological balance.The process of dry needling involves inserting a very small flexible needle into the soft tissue. The needle-induced stretching creates tiny lesions, which remain in the body for days. These lesions push the body into self-healing. Dry needling promotes the body’s self-healing process in localized soft tissues by reducing physical stress / tissue tension, normalizing local inflammation, and replacing old, injured tissue with fresh healthy tissue. When the soft tissues are healing, the whole body is persuaded to heal, too. This is called Restoring Systemic Homeostasis and means reducing both physical and physiological stress. All body systems, including the immune, cardiovascular, and endocrine, among others, can experience benefits through neurological and vascular inter-relationships. The procedure can also alleviate biomechanical imbalances such as joint and posture imbalance by addressing the soft tissue dysfunctions. Integrative Dry Needling is similar to trigger point dry needling, but it is based on advanced ideas which make it more effective than trigger point needling. It is also far less uncomfortable than trigger point needling.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is used to treat several conditions. It relaxes muscles and decreases anxiety. It can relieve back pain and pain from tension headaches and provide improvement in range of motion in joints. Massage has been proven to reduce muscle spasm and cramps. Inspirit Therapy Associates in Green Bay, WI, offers the following types of massage:

  • Swedish Massage: promotes relaxation and eases muscle tension
  • Deep Tissue Massage: focused on knotted muscles or points of chronic tension and pain
  • Prenatal Massage: relief of discomforts related to pregnancy
  • Hot Stone Massage: hot stones provide heat that will penetrate deep muscles

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are inserts for your shoes that are created specifically to fit your foot. Your physical therapist will evaluate how you walk, examine your feet, discuss your concerns and complaints, and create a model of your foot with measurements to be used in creation of the orthotic.

Orthotics may be used to treat plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), bursitis, tendonitis, and any foot, ankle or heel pain. Our orthotics are cost-efficient and we will monitor the effectiveness of their use in relieving your symptoms.

PT Technology

Cold Laser

We use cold laser therapy to treat both acute and chronic pain. Using a low-power laser, we stimulate healing in tissues. This is safe and effective for certain types of pain. Ask your therapist if it’s right for you.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound in a physical therapy environment isn’t used for imaging. It is used to provide deep heat to muscles or ligaments so that they can stretch and increase range of motion. Ultrasound also stimulates the tissue with vibrations from the sound waves to ease pain.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Used for both electrotherapy and muscle training, electrical muscle stimulation can help with chronic pain and also maintain muscle strength to prevent atrophy after a stroke or injury. Electrodes are placed around the muscle that is targeted and electrical impulses trigger the muscle to contract and relax for a prescribed amount of time.

Biofeedback

Inspirit Therapy Associates’ therapists can help you control certain body functions, such as relaxing muscles, through biofeedback. Using sensors over the muscles in which you are experiencing pain, a device will indicate when you are contracting the muscle. Using this information, you will be prompted to relax the muscle to decrease the tension and pain. Biofeedback sessions depend on your ability to control and change your physical responses when prompted.

Iontophoresis in Physical Therapy

Quick chemistry review: ionic charges that are the same will repel and those with opposite charges will attract. Applying that concept to iontophoresis, a medication in a solution that is negatively charged will be pushed away from any negative electricity, likewise with two positive charges.

After the medication is chosen, in conjunction with your physician, it will be placed on an electrode with the same charge and then placed on the area being treated. The opposite electrode (without medication) is placed nearby. The electrodes are turned on and the impulse of the electrode with the same charge as the medication solution will push the medication into the affected area. The treatment generally takes about 20 minutes.

Inspirit Therapy Associates provides traditional and alternative treatments. Call 920-338-9670 or contact us today!

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Inspirit Therapy Associates
3208 E River Dr
Green Bay, WI 54301

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Phone: 920-338-9670
Fax: 920-338-9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

Hours:

Monday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment