Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Bio Energy Balancing

Bio Energy Balancing is a form of energy work used to communicate with the body's energy to determine where energy is being blocked and assist in clearing meridians and re-energizing chakras. This technique is used in conjunction with other modalities to facilitate healing.

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Custom Orthotics and Gait Analysis

We keep on hand standard orthotics and the Footmaxx computerized gait analysis for custom orthotics. This allows us to help you out with your alignment needs at your initial appointment.

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"As a ski instructor, aka. 'Ski God', I wear ski boots nearly all day, everyday. I have had severe foot pain for years, but since I have had the custom foot orthotics, I remolded the liner, and feel like I can keep skiing for another 30 years! Thanks FTC!"
~ G.S., Fairplay, CO

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Electrical AcuTherapy

For thousands of years mankind has turned to acupressure for the relief of pain. Today, with ETPS, modern pain relieving techniques are combined with this ancient philosophy to produce a form of pain management unsurpassed in history. ETPS is non-invasive therapy applying concentrated low-frequency electrical stimulation to ancient acupuncture points, motor/trigger points and contracted motor bands.

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Ion Cleanse Footbath

The ion cleanse footbath is a comfortable and painless external detoxification treatment which uses a mix of positive and negative ions that draw out toxic-charged particles from the body. Frequent detoxification with the ion cleanse will result in a greater sense of well-being and overall health.

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Lymphatic Mobilization

Proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body's ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, recover crucial substances that have escaped from the blood, and maintain a healthy immune system. It's a complex system comprised primarily of lymph vessels and nodes working in cooperation to accomplish these tasks.

The lymphatic drainage therapy process involves the use of subtle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow. Specifically, the therapist works with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate wave-like movements. The pressure is applied very light and with specific techniques, our specially trained therapists can determine the best alternative pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.

In essence, Lymphatic drainage therapy works to activate fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential "time element" has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

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Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. Relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working better.

MELT uses soft foam rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls to rehydrate the connective tissue throughout your body and make your muscles and joints happy! The MELT Method® is an innovative science-based self-treatment program that's being taught in some of the country's most prestigious health and fitness centers.

MELT is taught by Emma Stanbro as part of Fairplay Therapy Center's integrative treatment plans, with clients one on one, in specialized workshops and in weekly hour long classes at the Fairbarn and South Park Recreation center.

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NAET Allergy Elimination

Nambudripads' Allergy Elimination Technique is a synthesis of various medical disciplines. Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST) also known as muscle testing, is used to determine if there is a weakness in various key points of the body. If a weakness is found it indicates that there is a kinetic imbalance in the body caused by allergens. The NAET treatment stimulates pressure points along the spine from the neck to the sacrum while the patient is holding the problematic allergen. After the treatment, a strong NST indicates that the allergy has been removed. Specific acupressure points are then massaged to stabilize the treatment. Allergens are cleared in a specific sequence, and must be avoided for up to 25 hours following the treatment.

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"I have had hives every day for years. I take prescription allergy medicine, but doesn't really help. After 3 treatments of NAET, I have not had any further issue with hives."
~ R.T., Fairplay, CO

"I had a pony that would rub her hair off most of her body, due to allergy to bugs. My vet recommended NAET, and after 4 treatments, my pony is no longer hairless, and it is the peak of the summer fly season!"
~ J.A., Fairplay, CO

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Neuromuscular Re-education

Neuromuscular Re-education physical therapy treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. As part of the treatment, patients are encouraged to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. Therapy may involve the use of electrical stimulation, hot packs, cold compresses, or ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling. The goal is to improve an individual's function at work and home. Patients are often shown how to perform exercises to do at home.

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The Pilates method consists of a repertoire of over 500 exercises to be completed on a mat or on one of the many pieces of equipment invented by Joseph Pilates. Pilates exercises develop strong abdominal, back, gluteal and deep postural muscles to support the skeletal system and act as what is called the “powerhouse” of the body. The Pilates method works to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone, and gain flexibility. It is also an excellent rehabilitation system for the back, knee, hip, shoulder and repetitive stress injuries. Pilates addresses the body as a whole, correcting the body’s asymmetries and chronic weaknesses to prevent re-injury and bring the body back into balance.

The Fairplay Therapy Center has two BASI certified Pilates mat instructors and offers both private and group mat Pilates lessons. Pilates method exercises are incorporated as part of most rehabilitative treatment plans.

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Post Surgical Rehabilitation

We work closely with your doctors to assure that the specific recommendations are met for your optimal recovery. Every surgery is different, just as each patient is an individual. With over 60 years of experience in rehabilitation, we are very pleased with the excellent personalized care that we can offer our patients in preparing for and then following their surgery.

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Thermal Modalities

Treatment may include applying ice packs or heating pads, as well as deep heat provided by ultrasound and hot packs to help relieve pain locally. Heat also relaxes muscle spasm around inflamed joints.

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Ultrasound machines utilize high or low frequency sound waves. These sound waves are transmitted to the surrounding tissue and vasculature. They penetrate the muscles to cause deep tissue/muscle warming. This promotes tissue relaxation and therefore is useful in treating muscle tightness and spasms. The warming effect of the sound waves also causes vessel vasodilatation and increase circulation to the area that assists in healing. The therapist can also adjust the frequency on the machine to use waves that will decrease inflammation and release MS Spasms or pain from the body.

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