Franklin Lakes Sport & Spine providers have developed a hybrid soft tissue therapy model combining various therapies including active release technique (ART therapy), cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, fascial distortion model (DTM), Institute of Physical Arts and other methodologies to allow our clinicians to create a specific and targeted hands on treatment to achieve the best possible outcome.
Active release technique (ART) treats your body's soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. The technique's been around for more than 30 years. ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries
FDM stands for the Fascial Distortion Model, developed by Dr. Stephen Typaldos, DO. It’s called a ‘model’ because it isn’t a technique.
It’s actually a treatment model in which virtually all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through 1 or more of the 6 different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues.
The patient’s verbal and physical descriptions, coupled with the mechanism of injury and relevant orthopedic tests, will lead the practitioner to the proper form of soft tissue treatment.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a process in which the clinician uses a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves).