Illinois - Plainfield

Michigan - Norton Shores

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Our Services


Ascent Physical Therapy provides a unique set of program customized to your appropriate need to help you recover from current health issues and to prevent a recurrence. You will benefit from valuable, comprehensive expertise, as our licensed physical therapists thoughtfully guide you on your journey to better health.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy has gained a lot of attention lately as many Olympic athletes are displaying the circular bruising that is indicative of this type of therapy. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction with use of heat. Nowadays, cupping sets use suction guns to create the vacuum.

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Electrical stimulation is the controlled use of electromagnetic current using fairly sophisticated devices that can create a variety of waveforms which are used selectively or in combined formats to stimulate nerves and therefore muscles, or to decrease pain. Some of the benefits of EMS include relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and reduction of disuse atrophy

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Free Assessment

Have a sprain, strain or nagging pain? Are you looking for a solution for your pain or injury? Schedule your free assessment today. Our Free Consultation is a one-on-one appointment with our licensed physical therapists, at no cost and no obligation. This allows us to determine the source of your problem and provide you with recommendations

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Instrumental assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is performed with ergonomically designed tools that detect and treat fascial restrictions. It encourages rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. It is utilized alongside therapeutic exercises, manual

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Iontophoresis is a technique which uses an electric current to deliver a medicine or other chemical through the skin. In popular (layman) terms it is sometimes called “an injection without the needle”. In the past it has sometimes been called Electromotive Drug Administration, though in modern therapy, this is a rarely

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Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is the careful use of skilled graded forces to move a joint in a desired direction. Unlike stretching of a muscle joint mobilization is specific to the capsule of the joint itself. Gliding of the joint is usually used to improve motion and normalize joint function. Joint mobilization also has the added benefit of controlling pain.

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a connective tissue (fascia) to elongate.

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Soft tissue mobilization

Soft tissue mobilization ( STM ) Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy uses hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia with the goal of breaking adhesions. Goals for STM is breakdown or reduce adhesions, improve range of motion, lengthen muscles and tendons, reduce swelling and edema, decrease pain, restore functionality.

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Taping Taping technique is strapping with adhesive tape which is an important form of the prevention of joint injuries, especially the ankle and hand. Taping is also essential during early management of injury and rehabilitation. Recurrence of injury when the athlete recommences training is less likely with supportive taping. Taping technique reduces severity of injury

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS is an electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes to reduce both acute and chronic pain. TENS machines works by sending stimulating pulses across the surface of the skin and along the nerve strands. The stimulating pulses help prevent pain signals from reaching the

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Therapeutic exercises

Therapeutic exercises Therapeutic exercises are custom exercises prescribed by your physical therapist to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being. It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak

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There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain

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Women’s Health

Women’s health condition include pelvic floor dysfunctions, urinary or fecal incontinence, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, constipation, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, tailbone pain, pubic bone pain, pain with defecation or urination. Treatment might include behavior change education, diet modification and nutrition education, muscle re-education

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