Core’s hands-on manual approach includes but is not limited to soft tissue and joint structures to identify and modulate pain, increase range of motion, reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation, induce relaxation, improve and repair contractile and non-contractile tissue, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

Joint Mobilization

Graded, passive movement of the skeletal joint to improve glide within the target joint.

Joint Manipulation

High velocity, low amplitude thrust of the skeletal joints also known as gapping. Our aim is to allow for greater range of motion without associated pain. 

Trigger Point Dry Needling

The use of solid filament needles inserted through the skin and into the muscle to release painful myofascial trigger points. Dry needling results in the deepest tissue release allowing for improvements in movement and pain.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique®)

Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless-steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Manual resisted strengthening and stabilization

Using manual resistance, the clinician can make minor adjustments as the patient’s coordination improves or fatigue occurs during the rehab session. In general, the amount of resistance applied is the maximum amount that allows for smooth, controlled, pain-free movement throughout the range of motion.

Weight and Banded resisted strengthening and stabilization

Resistance training increases muscular strength by working against static or increasing forces. Resistance can take many forms, including but not limited to body weight, resistance bands, medicine balls, and free weights.

Redcord® Stabilization System

Performance training with Redcord® consists of three-dimensional exercises with high carry-over effect to sporting situations. The exercises improve strength, muscular endurance, balance, coordination and core muscle stability. Studies show that suspension exercises in Redcord® improve athletic performance more than traditional strength training. Since Redcord® suspension exercises activate muscle interaction and multiple muscle groups during a single exercise, the training is also time efficient.