Using an osteopathic approach that emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function of the body through the use of manual and manipulative therapy. In conjuction with the osteopathic approach, Norwegian and Australian mobilization techniques, New Zeland mobilization with movement approaches, and myofascial release, and various specific chriopractic techniques are utilzed as well.

A passive postional procedure that places the body in a position of greatest comfort, thereby relieving pain by reduction and arrest of inappropriate proprioceptor activity that maintains somatic dysfunction. It can assist in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, post-op pain, and neurological pain. It can be safely used on all age groups and populations including pediatrics, pregnancy, and geriatrics. It is used in conjuction with myofascial release, exercise, modalities, and manual therapy.

A rehabilitative technique that was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the mid 1970’s, that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscle and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy. The tape, which is latex free, can be used on all populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. It can be used to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, lymphatic, and other medical conditions.

This modality is the use of electrical current applied to the body through electrodes to create a therapeutic effect on the body such as pain relief, swelling and inflammation reduction, muscle strengthening, and facilitating healing of wounds. The types of currents that are most commonly used are Interferential and High Volt current. Interferential current is applied by placing four electrodes around the area of pain or discomfort. This is proposed to be the most comfortable current due to the low amplitude that is delivered through the skin. This type of current is well suited for pain control through the stimulation of nerve fibers in the skin. High Volt current uses a one way current that causes a decreased skin resistance making the current comfortable and easy to tolerate. This wave form is frequently used for reduction of swelling and inflammation, relaxation of muscles, and increasing local blood circulation.

Is a Deep Oscillation Therapy® revolutionary therapeutic device that treats swelling, relieves soft tissue pain and helps an injury recover faster.
Is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

Blood flow restriction is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results, such as diminishing atrophy and loss of strength from disuse and non-weight bearing after injuries, increases strength with only 30% loads, increases hypertrophy with only 30% loads, improving muscle endurance in 1/3 the time, improves muscle protein synthesis in the elderly, as well as, improves strength and hypertrophy after surgery , muscle activation and increases growth hormone responses.

Therapy that is the use of sound waves above the range of human hearing to treat injuries like muscle strains or runner’s knee. This particular therapy has had great strides in musculoskeletal medicine since the 1950s.
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Virginia M.
“I have had the opportunity to use several rehab facilities in San Antonio, but none have measured up to Stratton Rehab. The entire staff is very professional, competent, efficient, and friendly. Not only were my symptoms addressed and treated, I was made to feel like they truly cared for me as an individual. The care delivered by the staff of Stratton Rehab far exceeded my expectations.”
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This modality is the application of ultrasound in conjunction with a topical drug preparation as the ultrasound conduction medium. This type of ultrasound is intended to enhance delivery of the drug through the skin, thereby delivering the drug for a local or systemic effect. This type of medication delivery has advantages over oral drug administration such as providing a higher initial drug concentration at the delivery site. It also avoids the pain, trauma, and infection risk associated with injection and allows delivery to a larger area than is readily achieved by injection.

This modality is a transdermal drug delivery that uses low voltage DC current to move charged ions across the dermal layer. This modality is a non-invasive method for delivering medications through the skin. An external energy source in the form of an applied direct electrical current will increase the rate of penetration by assisting the movement of ions, driving the drug across the skin. Like charges repel each other and opposite charges attract. Thus, positive ions in a water-soluble medication are repelled from a positively charged electrode positioned over the tissue into which the medication ions are to be delivered, and negative drug ions are repelled from a negatively charged electrode. The direct current moves the ions from the drug electrode through the patient’s skin. This modality avoids the pain, trauma, and infection risk associated with injection and allows delivery to a larger area than is readily achieved by injection.

Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle that is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it advances into the muscle, the discomfort can vary from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort upon insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or contains active trigger points, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp, often referred to as a ‘twitch response”.

The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms and response of the tissue. Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of discomfort and outcome. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation, as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically, positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner.

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

A treatment that utilizes three-dimensional positioning, passive and active “traction”, dynamic remodeling of position, and gradual loading to reduce or resolve lumbar and “sciatica” symptoms, restore active lumbar movements, and resolve postural deviations. Auto-traction can also be utilized to create specific biomechanical effects. This traction is used in an integrated form and has been shown to be quite compatible with a wide variety of manual therapy and other treatment systems. This traction can be used to treat conditions such as an acute or chronic herniated disc, acute “locked” back syndrome, Lumbago/Sciatica, Lumbar dysfunction, Osteoarthritis, Lumbar derangement, and Facet joint syndrome.

A training and rehab tool designed to improve development of the neuromuscular system. It allows for the improvement in control, coordination, reaction time, power and strength while providing a fun, motivating workout through video game interaction. It is currently being used by a majority of professional sports teams, especially in the NFL, due to its faster recovery time for athletes from both post-surgical and acute injuries.

This console is an innovative and interactive gaming unit that uses a variety of controllers and a balance board to simulate participation in functional activities such as sports, yoga, running, walking, and a variety of other activities. The Wii can simulate functional based exercise which is important in regaining overall function. It can also be used to work on range of motion, strengthening, stabilization, stretching, balance, and somatosensory/proprioceptive training. The Wii offers a variety of different games to allow for continuous challenging yet fun exercise.

Uses an intermittent or static format to either the cervical or lumbar spine at a specific level to help decompress the disc, separate the joint surfaces and/or the surrounding soft tissue. This then allows for decreased compression on the spinal nerve root or facet joint. It can also be used to decrease muscle spasm, stretch soft tissue or exert a centripetal force on a disc by spinal elongation without joint surface separation.

Hot therapy is the use of heat in the rehabilitation setting. Heat therapy is used in primarily to control pain, increase soft tissue extensibility, increase circulation, and accelerate healing. Heat will cause vasodilatation in the tissue which therefore will increase blood flow to the area where the heat is being applied. This in turn will stimulate healing. Heat has also been shown to increase nerve velocity and decrease the conduction latency of both sensory and motor nerves hence decreasing overall pain level. Heat will also increase the temperature of soft tissue which in turn increases its overall extensibility. Is used in conjuction with electrical stimulation and allows for better tolerance to many other treatments such as manual therapy.

Cold therapy is the use of cold in the rehabilitation setting.  Cold therapy is used in the rehab setting to control inflammation, pain, edema, and to reduce spasticity.  Cold therapy will cause vasoconstriction in the skin hence assisting in the reduction of swelling.  It has been shown to decrease nerve conduction velocity to reduce pain levels.  Cold therapy also has been shown to increase pain threshold by counter-irritation via the gate control mechanism and the reduction of muscle spasm.  This type of therapy is also used in conjunction with electrical stimulation and allows for better tolerance to many other treatments such as manual therapy.

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