What Is SFMA / FMS
The purpose of the FMS (assessment for the client who is pain-free) and SFMA (assessment for those clients/patients who are currently in pain or have a painful movement) is to find the WHY you have pain by uncovering dysfunctional movement patterns that are lending to or causing your stiffness, aches and chronic pain. Now this can be due to a mobility/flexibility problem or a stability/motor control problem. Once these have been identified through the screening process of FMS/SFMA, we link the assessment information to the ideal therapeutic strategy and initiate the most appropriate treatment plan (Active Release or functional exercises or both) into the personal rehab program to fix dysfunctional movements and normalize your bodies ability to move correctly.
What does this all mean???
For the 9-5’er to a professional athlete this means that we all have some type of movement dysfunction, whether simple or complex, these movement problems contribute to your tightness, stiffness and chronic pain by constantly forcing your body to compensate and change ‘normal’ movements into compensatory movements. The best example of this is when you sprain your ankle you begin to limp to avoid putting weight on that leg/foot that hurts. What happens over time is that you begin to move this way (compensatory movement) as a ‘normal’ movement pattern that never really go back to where you were before, or ‘normal’. The pain from the injury alters the way you move and that stays as part of your movement patterning permanently until you address that problem specifically and fix it.
Things to consider:
Both the FMS and SFMA are meant to be a starting point for any and all rehab programs with the added benefit of be reproducible. This means, that if Dr. Conley assess’s you the day after an injury, he can re-do the assessment along the way to identify what has gotten better and what still needs work. This is so beneficial as it allows the doctor to keep the rehab process specific to you and YOUR injury and not they typical cookie cutter approach to rehab. FYI: if your current treatment and rehab plan has no ‘plan’ or guidance specific to you and your injury’s and movement dysfunctions, the likelihood of you re-injuring yourself are well over 60%. The most common cause of a re-injury, is a past history of a similar injury with improper rehab and treatment plan implementation.
The screens are not a stand alone but are intended to help Dr. Conley fine tune the exact (or as close to as possible) the movement pattern that is lending to or creating your movement dysfunction
The findings are primarily intended to be used to assess weaknesses in your movement AND performance. Meaning that if your left ‘core’ musculature is not responding to stimuli fast enough it will slow your speed and inhibit your ability to create speed and force. Likewise for those sitting at work most of the day, if you have a similar dysfunction, you will compromise your ability to stay strong throughout the day and stable while sitting for hours on end. This one dysfunction can affect two different people, in different worlds quite dramatically and similarly.
Both screens and assessments can be done whether you are in pain currently or not. For many, weekend warrior to pro-athlete, the need to better understand your movement patterns, both good and bad, is of paramount importance if your goal is performance and mitigating the frequency of injury(s). DO NOT WAIT to be in pain before you begin to understand why you move the way you do, identify the cause and FIX IT!!
What Is ART?
We utilize Active Release Technique (ART) for our soft tissue treatment and diagnosis. ART is uniquely designed and applied as a diagnostic tool and treatment plan by locating and addressing adhesions that have formed within muscles, ligaments, and joints which are painful and alter the way you move due to that pain. By treating these adhesions and releasing them, we can restore normal movement to these soft tissues and facilitate the healing process within your body.
As long as you have pain and painful movements, we apply the treatment plan until you are no longer having pain. This process can take between 2-4 weeks, depending on how severe your injury or pain is and for how long you have had these symptoms.
What Is TPI?
Since the late 1990’s, the game of golf has seen a seismic shift in how player’s at the highest level prepare and maintain their bodies for competition. Player’s are more powerful, more athletic and better equipped at an earlier age to perform at the highest levels while older players are extending their careers at incredibly high performance levels.
The game has reached a point where its participants do not need convincing that better fitness, biomechanics and health will improve their chances of playing their best. Today’s golfers need to be convinced that their instructors are up to date with the latest information on the sport.
Golfers want to trust their coach, instructor or practitioner. TPI Certification gives golfers that trust!
TPI Medical Certification gives medical professionals golf-specific injury assessment and rehabilitation techniques to get players back in the game.
TPI has spent almost two decades studying one thing – the Body-Swing Connection™. There are injuries associated with the golf swing that few understand better than TPI. Medical Certification looks at how these injuries develop, how to access and treat injuries and how specific physical limitations can be addressed to improve performance.
Whether you are a casual golfer, youth golfer or a die hard tournament level golfer, to better understand your limitations, within your swing, can make the difference finishing top 10 and the bottom 10.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
For those who suffer from debilitating pain or chronic ailments, and refuse to rely on pills or surgery, there is hope. The key is to work regularly with a Certified Massage Therapist who focuses on Medical Massage. But they mustn’t stop there. Pain and other symptoms are signs of imbalance and disharmony throughout the body. One must address all angles of their health to achieve optimum well-being. This may include Internal Medicine (Functioning of bodily systems, organs, digestion, diet, and nutrition), Skeletal Health (Alignment and Posture), Muscle and Flow (Muscles, Energy, Circulation, Blood Flow) and of course making changes in one’s lifestyle (Exercise, Stretching, Changes at work or at home.)
What Is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training incorporates blood flow restriction with exercises. The goal of this is to promote muscle hypertrophy and strength by creating higher stresses on the muscles while at the same time incorporating lower amounts of load on the patient. In essence, using BFR with lower weights can provide comparable results to using heavier weights in the same exercises. This can be highly advantageous for patients that are unable to bear higher weights. Utilizing this tool allows us to load patients in more acute phases of injuries more often, allowing us to gain the benefits of exercise while minimizing the risk of re injury.