Similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, though based on a different philosophy, the “dry” in dry needling refers to the fact that there is no medication or injection attached to the needle. Small acupuncture-like needles are placed into muscles at various locations throughout all parts of the body including trigger points, homeostatic points, and along nerve roots and pathways. Dry needling can be combined with electrical stimulation to create a more powerful effect that is useful not only for pain-relief, but also for increased recovery and even performance enhancement.
Different than most forms of hands-on therapy, cupping, or myofascial decompression, is a complementary therapy that uses small silicone or plastic cups to create a suction effect over the skin and muscle. As most forms of massage and soft-tissue work involve applying pressure and pressing into muscles, cupping is a novel stimulus that separates tissue and is often tolerated better by people who do not respond well to massage-like treatments. Cups can be placed and left on (static cupping), can be dragged and moved over muscles, or can be placed and combined with movement (dynamic cupping).
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, or scraping, is an alternative form of hands-on therapy that utilizes smooth, stainless steel instruments to decrease muscle tone and tension. Gentle pressure is applied to a painful or tight area, and the tools are swept over muscle groups in a flowing pattern. It can often be more comfortable than deep tissue work, as aggressive, sharp pressure is not needed to be effective.
What Makes Invictus Rx Different
One-on-One For A Full Hour With Your Doctor of Physical Therapy, Every Visit
To ensure that you are getting the highest quality of care. Every session will be one on one with a doctor of PT. No aids, no techs. Just individualized care for you with your doctor
24 Hour Response Time
We are 100% committed to your recovery. Throughout your rehab process your therapist will always be accessible for any questions you may have
You're More Than A Diagnosis
At Invictus Rx we take a look at the whole body. We are aware that the location of your pain is not always the cause. Not only do we improve your pain and reduce your symptoms, but we address the root cause of the issue and work to make your body more resilient in order to prevent further injuries.
You'll Never Get a Bill From Us Months Later After Your Visit
Unlike many physical therapy clinics- you won’t get any bills months following finishing PT. With Invictus Rx PT you will never be surprised by a bill you were not anticipating.
We Understand the Demands of Your Life and/or Sport
We walk the talk! As physical therapists who exercise and participate in a large variety of activities/sports ourselves we understand what it takes. While many physicians and physical therapists will simply tell you to stop your desired activity we understand that avoiding the things that you enjoy most because of an injury is no way to live. Because of our background we know the importance of keeping you in the activities you love and we find ways to modify your training so you can stay in your sport throughout the rehab process.