Orthopedic Manual Therapy

At Long Island Vestibular Physical Therapy we appreciate that some of our patients may additionally have orthopedic issues or pain.  We understand that those conditions may contribute to symptoms of dizziness, disequilibrium and imbalance or simply negatively impact overall well being.  It is for this reason that our practice offers orthopedic and manual physical therapy.  

In addition to specific strengthening, stabilization and mobility exercises, the following is a list of treatment techniques for orthopedic conditions. All techniques and maneuvers are designed for individual plans of care and can be adapted for patients with vestibular disorders:

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
    • IASTM uses surgical grade and specifically designed steel instruments that can mobilize scar tissue and myofascial adhesions, desensitize peripheral nerves, and reduce muscle tone which can all be sources of pain for patients. 
  • Myofascial Decompression (cupping therapy) 
    • Cupping therapy decompresses myofascial adhesions allowing improved tissue mobility.
  • Joint Mobilization 
    • This technique utilizes small joint movements to improve joint biomechanics and move past joint capsule restrictions to promote and restore functional movement. 
  • Neurodynamics 
    • Neurodynamic techniques are designed to mobilize nerves that may become entrapped and restricted by musculoskeletal structures causing peripheral neuropathic symptoms.
  • Vibration and Percussive Therapy 
    • The use of vibration and percussive machines such as the hypervolt helps to relieve soreness and circulation. 
  • Blood Flow Restriction
    • Blood-flow restriction training is a method of venous occlusion to allow patients to make greater strength gains while using lighter loads. It is safe and effective especially in the case of post-surgical patients.