Dr. Webb is an expert within the physical therapy field, and has advanced training in multiple manual therapy techniques for pain relief and mobility improvement. Services include spinal and extremity manipulation, joint mobilizations, mobilization with movement, soft tissue mobilization, active release techniques, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Dr. Webb understands the need for a personalized plan depending on each patient’s mobility goals, and he will always incorporate and utilize other techniques as needed.
Dry needling is a treatment that is used in modern therapy practice to relieve and treat muscular pain. It is safe and effective, and is designed to provide relief to areas of tightness, hard muscle tissue, or knotted muscle, with an ultimate goal of improving the patient’s mobility. Dry needling has proven to be effective at treating the following musculoskeletal conditions:
Acute and chronic injuries
Neck, knee, hip, and back pain
Muscle spasms and strains
General overuse injuries
Cupping can sometimes be described as a “myofascial decompression” technique. During the cupping process, cups are placed on injured areas that have formed lesions or knots, and when lifted, the release of suction pressure allows for increased blood and nutrient flow within the muscular tissue. Cupping is viewed as an effective therapy for conditions such as chronic neck or back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, hypertension, and generalized inflammation. The following are proven benefits of the cupping process:
· Muscle relaxation
· Release of trigger points
· Improved blood flow and circulation
· Increased lymphatic flow
· Released scar tissue adhesion
Kinesio taping provides a way to increase joint mobility and facilitate movement, while inhibiting pain from the injury or other painful condition. This is an entirely different method than using regular athletic tape, as kinesio taping actually helps in resetting and restoring balance with respect to sensory inputs among the skin, muscles, joints, and underlying tendons. This process results in movement flexibility, circulation improvement, and increased muscle strength and athletic performance, all while promoting injury healing and pain relief. Kinesio taping has an added benefit of blocking pain receptors from sending signals to the brain, which reduces the likelihood of spasms, while allowing for freedom of movement.
BALANCE TRAINING AND FALL PREVENTION
Balance training and fall prevention is an essential component of injury recovery, or preventing injury, especially as we age. Due to the complex inner workings of the body, balance and gait systems are interconnected with respect to the inner ear, eyes, joint-muscle-nerve system, and overall cognitive functions. Therapy must contain an effective balance and gait training component to ensure restored harmony among these systems. In addition to reducing the likelihood of a serious fall, and avoiding dizziness upon standing, you will also regain confidence in your footing and overall balance.
In addition, balance and gait training can assist in improved posture, which has an added benefit of reducing posture-related aches and pains.
GUIDED FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE
Exercise is an essential component of daily life for improving health, strength, and mobility, and allowing you to retain a physical sense of well-being and optimal health. Therapeutic exercise is similar to traditional exercise, with the extra benefit of targeting activities to each individual’s mobility needs and goals. In addition to relieving generalized and chronic aches and pains, therapeutic exercise will restore you to peak physical condition, and can also prevent future impairment or injury when faced with physical mobility challenges. Dr. Webb will design an individualized treatment plan for you, equipped with the therapeutic exercises you need to alleviate your pain, strengthen the weak areas of your body, promote healing, and restore mobility and function.
PERSONALIZED BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION THERAPY
Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy uses a compression device similar to a blood pressure cuff, and is typically used in conjunction with exercise, although the compressive devices can be used alone as well.
The cuff is placed on the upper thigh or upper arm, and is inflated to a specific pressure that facilitates blood flow into the limb through the arteries, but inhibits return flow out of the limb through the veins. This process allows the cuffed limb to gain optimal strength from low intensity, high repetition exercises, which is perfect when injury or recent surgery prevents heavy weight training. The BFR process tricks the body into thinking it is working harder than physical performance dictates, thus receiving the benefits of high intensity training with reduced risk of injury.
How We Can Help
With New Braunfels Mobile PT you will receive one-one care with Dr. Christopher Webb, unlike most outpatient clinics where you see assistants and aides to take you through exercises while working with other patients at the same time. This allows for continuity and uninterrupted care, allowing you to progress and feel better faster all in the comfort of your own home.
Dr. Webb will be happy to customize any of our service options to meet your individual needs.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.