Maximize athletic potential through an interdisciplinary holistic functional medicine approach to physical therapy.
There is a visceral cause for all orthopedic and neurological dysfunction.
There is a modality for each tissue, each system, each individual human.
Electrical flow and water flow are normalized to drive homeostasis.
Magnet therapy involves placement of powerful HACI neodymium magnets over acidic injured sites. These magnets are composed of rare alloys with a strength of >2500 guass. Inflammation thrives in an acidic environment. HACI magnets raise the pH of the tissue to a more alkaline state. Alkaline tissue means inflammation cannot exist in that environment. The clinical advantage is the therapist is working with tissue that will allow oxygen to be introduced, thus facilitating a healing environment. No magnets means no pH advantage. All patients start with magnet therapy to address the visceral organs deemed inflamed off the infrared thermal imaging assessment. This is the only clinic in the country identifying, prioritizing and treating the pH and temperature of inflamed visceral tissue.
ACE Medicupping is an evolution of massage cupping as new equipment is located and innovative application is developed. This machine, combined with the creativity of the therapist , lends to the most dynamic of treatments. MC-600 uses custom made hand blown glasses of varying sizes. The vacuum produces separation in tissue layers at varying intensities. Unlike negative pressure used in other cultures, we can quantify treatment. This increases inter- and intra-rater reliability. Clinically effective. The use of suction is invaluable in separating layers of soft tissue, scars and restricted fascia. However the value lies in addressing quality of tissue. Proteins that cause inflammation can be released and flow out the excretory system. This is followed by water infusion of the inflamed tissue. This technique cools tissue from the inside out. It drops the temperature of tissue back to homeostasis or tissue equilibrium. Normalizes elevated internal tissue temperature from an increased sum of metabolic reactions associated with pathologic process itself. No other clinic in the United States is addressing quality of visceral tissue: liver, spleen, kidneys and lungs. Functional medicine strategies in a physical therapy setting that makes us stand out above every other clinic.
ACE Massage Cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy that employs suction and negative pressure with manual vacuum pistols and plastic cups of varying size. It is used to soften tight muscles, lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood to body tissues, move inflammation to the skin surface for release, drain excess fluids and eliminate toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Vacuum therapy is incredibly versatile and can be customized for lymphatic drainage, enhancing recovery or deep tissue release. Each treatment session focuses on "re-education of the lymphatic system."
In addition to using his own innovative approach to treating tissue clinically, Fabian Garcia DPT uses myofasical theories, concepts and strategies from three additional healthcare pioneers.
INMAS (Integrated Neuro Muscular Acupoint System) involves monofilament needle directly into nerve or muscle to cause a muscle twitch or a reflexive relaxation of the nerve. It can also desensitize pathologically sensitive major nerve pathways. Research has shown that it can return the electrical and chemical environment within the muscle to its normal state. Needled points draw white blood cells and plasma cells into the area and create a healing response. Silicon covered German needles are used for a painless treatment experience. Most appropriate for pain management, athletic performance enhancement or recovery and down-regulating overactive nerve pathways. State specific.
Electrical acupoint stimulation combines deep needles into selected motor points of overused muscles along with electrical stimulation. This is the most aggressive of all modalities. The advantage lies in the depth of the stimulation. Normal electrical stimulation involves superficial application of electrodes. Acupoint electrical stimulation can penetrate tissue up to six inches deep. The depth, intensity and number of needles can mobilize adhesions deep within the architecture of the muscle. It can also nourish a major nerve by increasing deeper blood flow around the nerve path. It can nourish the articular capsule of larger joints such as the hip. Capsule nourishment is the most dramatic application with immediate results. Particularly useful for chronic overuse syndrome and enhanced sports recovery.
Graston technique is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. It effectively allows clinicians to treat tissue until the rate of nerve firing achieves a more normal firing rate. It allows a deeper more sensitive palpation than the 7 mm allowed by the fingers tips of a therapists. Clinically effective for dense multilayered anatomy such as the extremely dense retinaculum of the plantar fascia or the hand complex. All Graston work is followed up with FRC principles to create ownership of the new range of motion.
PerfomTex Kinesiology Athletic Tape employs second skin technology. This tape is the result of $8million dollars of US Army research. It has a specific elasticity to mimic the elasticity and thickness of human skin (15%). It is designed specifically for neuro-structural taping techniques. However, application theory is now evolving to taping motion as well as injured tissue. Three details make this taping superior to similar products on the market. Patented twin groove technology for quicker perspiration and breathability. Opposing sine wave pressure diamond pattern to dampen pain receptors. Heat activated adhesive to allow for repeated editing for a perfect application each time. Always custom made for every patient and injury. We can modify pain, mimic the lymphatic system, reinforce compromised retinaculum or increase the strength of a concentric muscle contraction by up to 15%. This tape in conjunction with the designations of dense retinacular tissue (provided by the Stecco Family) make this tape an incredibly rich feedback modality to the central nervous system. Skin and brain both come from the ectoderm during embryological development. Brain is skin and skin is brain. Immediately effective in increasing function fast.
COMPEX is a professional electrostimulation system for sports purposes. The active recovery system eliminates lactic acid, increases blood flow and stimulates endorphin release through manipulation of different electrical frequencies. Great for sports recovery of superficial muscle groups. COMPEX resistance training will increase speed of contraction and muscular strength based on muscle priority for specific sports or post-op. Dr. Verkoshansky, godfather of the Russian plyometrics system, proved that the most efficient way to strengthen a deficit muscle is through electrical stimulation, not isolation exercises. Great strategy for post-ops that want to stimulate muscle tissue hypertrophy without stressing the articulation. Indicated for serious athletes and post-ops who want to address specific strength deficits without taxing the joint or vertebral column with excessive forces associated with heavy resisted compound movements.
Rich-Mar wet lead hi-volt is electricity applied through an ultrasound head. Unlike conventional hi-volt, the entire body is grounded on a wet dispersal unit. This is the deepest application of electricity and allows for the complete relaxation of muscles and return to an equilibrium state. The electricity also functions to drive topical medication into the muscle complex. This is particularly useful for pure orthopedic conditions with no neurological involvement. This modality allows for a high level of differential diagnosis. The hi-volt in conjunction with the FLIR infrared thermal imaging area allows for a second by second assessment of the inflammatory process during the actual treatment itself. Nobody else in the USA is putting together these strategies to maximize clinical efficacy. We always measure tissue pre and post treatment to assure our patients that our techniques and modalities are effective. High efficacy is what we provide our patients.