In any orthopedic injury it is key to be able to diagnose the tissue or structure that is causing or contributing to your pain. Especially in recurring injuries, there is rarely one structure that is involved – but usually involves multiple tissues that affect each other. Motion Stability focuses on diagnosing the involved tissues and provide effective treatments to improve their integrity. This includes:
Soft-tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, or cartilage. There are manual tests we can perform to rule out involvement of any soft-tissue. For example, by manual palpation of muscle we can determine if there are myofascial trigger points, which in layman's terms are 'knots' in the muscle. Trigger points are involved in causing myofascial pain, changing muscle function, and altering movement patterns. Treatments can include soft-tissue release techniques or intramuscular manual therapy (formerly known as trigger point dry needling).
Joints guide the movement of any moving body part. If the joint loses mobility or has excessive mobility - increased stresses can occur causing pain in the joint or around its surrounding structures. Manual therapy, proper exercise prescription, and taping techniques are usually successful in improving joint integrity.
Nerve is disregarded many times as a tissue that can cause injury. When nerves inflame they can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. And just like any other connective tissue, nerves can lose their mobility causing restrictions in motion. Much or our research and publications are focused on nerve related injuries through techniques called 'neurodynamics'. We focus on improving the mechanics and physiology of the nerve to restore it to its normal function.