At Lake Region Therapy Services, our primary tool in treatment of pain is a therapeutic technique called Myofascial Release or MFR. Fascia is a tough connective tissue that is spread throughout the body. In its normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When fascia loses its flexibility, it becomes a source of tension and chronic pain. is a gentle hands on technique directed at fascial restrictions to eliminate pain and to restore motion. Injury such as a fall, whiplash, surgery or the lack of normal motion that often accompanies arthritic conditions has a cumulative effect. Tightened fascia can exert pressure that produces pain and headaches leading to further loss of normal movement causing more pain. This “vicious cycle” is often the source of chronic pain for which medication provides only temporary relief.
Standard tests such as x-rays, CAT scans, electromyography, etc., do not show the fascial restrictions. It is thought that a high percentage of people suffering with pain, headaches, and or lack of mobility may be having fascial problems but many go undiagnosed. MFR is not chiropractic and it’s not massage. As practiced at Lake Region Therapy Services, MFR is a comprehensive treatment that returns the fascia to its natural state allowing your body to heal. Gentle exercises speed your recovery and help to make the process a solution to your pain rather than just a treatment for it.
We at Lake Region Therapy Services, in addition to MFR, also offer a variety of treatment options such as massage therapy and occupational therapy/industrial rehabilitation, as well as others like lymphedema treatment, balance treatment, and infrared sauna use. Our Associates who practice Massage Therapy and Reflexology are all graduates of accredited programs and are certified and licensed. They offer treatment of the highest professional and ethical standards, and with regular treatment, one can maintain a healthy well-being. One of our most common services, in addition to Myofascial Release, is our industrial rehabilitation– more commonly known as occupational therapy.
Unbiased as well as reliable measurement of function following one’s injury or disability can change the course of treatment and the effectiveness of early return-to-work management. As a result, Lake Region Therapy Services utilizes both BTE’s EvalTech™/ER™ functional demand assessment technology and their proprietary FCE process. If initiated early in the lost time claim, the FCE can establish and document the abilities of the employee post injury and compare the post injury function to the physical demand requirements of his or her job. In addition, the FCE detail can be used to identify and target specific physiological deficit areas, which can be beneficial to the treating provider on medical treatment direction and intervention.
Our new hires at Lake Region Therapy Services are also well-screened using BTE’s POET Program and Isernhagen’s Pre-Work Screens. Developed specifically for each individual employer and each of his or her jobs, we are currently the only clinic in the area utilizing this system. We offer employers a validated, legally compliant POET program that delivers a strong return on investment; an investment that is grounded in the improved health and safety of employees as well as a return on the bottom line.
We are dedicated to being the safest choice in pain prevention and treatment. Give us a call and schedule your first consultation today! We look forward to meeting you.