Types of Therapy

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Therapy

Therapy is treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy refers to treatments and exercises performed in water by a qualified aquatic therapist for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit.

HippoTherapy

Hippotherapy is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy is training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly.

Alternative Medicine and Therapies

Alternative medicine is any practice that is perceived by its users to have the healing effects of medicine, but does not originate from evidence gathered using the scientific method, is not part of biomedicine, or is contradicted by scientific evidence or established science.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. More info: http://www.upledger.com/.

E-Stem or Electrical muscle stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses.

Kinesiology tape or K-Tape

Kinesiology tape is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders. Research suggests that elastic taping may help relieve pain, but not more than other treatment approaches, and there is no evidence that it can reduce disability.

Nerolink Therapy

Neurolink (NIS) is a neurological integration system based on neuroscience principles. The brain is the most knowledgeable about your body. With NIS, the brain makes the corrections needed by the body as it evaluates all aspects of body function and their interdependencies. More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TjqGKlbc1c&feature=youtu.be.

The Field Center for Children's

The Field Center for Children’s Integrated Development is dedicated to eliminating long-term difficulties faced by children with developmental delays through the use of the Feldenkrais Method. To accomplish this, the center focuses on treatment, family involvement, education and scientific research. For more information go to http://thefieldcenter.org/

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