Expert Physical Therapy Specialists
At MMW we evaluate each patient and design a custom treatment plan. We offer a wide array of treatment options and will work together with you to determine the treatment plan that best suits your physical needs and schedule. Once the plan has been implemented, we monitor your progress and change the plan as needed.
Women's Health Specialists
Mindful Matters Wellness offers Women’s Health services and expert therapy for pelvic health and obstetrical care. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are devoted to treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions by providing one-on-one care and customized treatment programs in a discreet and comfortable environment. Pelvic Physical Therapy is often helpful in the treatment of many women related conditions including:
Difficulty tolerating a pelvic examination
Low back pain during pregnancy
Weakened core strength
Discomfort following delivery
Discomfort during or following sexual intimacy
Loss of bowel/bladder control when coughing, laughing or sneezing
Heavy Sensation into Pelvic Region (Organ Prolapse)
Abdominal Seperation (Diastasis Recti)
Pelvic Pain and Painful Menstrual Cycles
Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on the treatment or rehabilitation of movement problems due to an orthopedic illness, injury or surgery. Physical Therapy is often helpful in the treatment of orthopedic conditions that can cause that can cause pain, decreased strength, decreased range of motion, or swelling. Some of these conditions include:
Joint, Muscle or Tendon Inflammations
Post Fracture Injury
Joint Stiffness or Pain
Rotator Cuff Repair
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction
Post Arthroscopic and Total Joint Replacement Surgeries
Neurological Rehab Specialists
Neurological physical therapy focuses on the treatment or rehabilitation of movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system. Physical Therapy is often helpful in the treatment of neurological conditions because it can alleviate pain, improve the person's balance and coordination, and help to restore their range of movement and motion. Some of these conditions include:
Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vestibular Therapy Specialists
Vestibular Rehabilitation therapy focuses on helping improve symptoms related to many vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders. People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. Other problems can also arise that are secondary to vestibular disorders, such as nausea and/or vomiting, reduced ability to focus or concentrate, and fatigue.
Our treatment philosophy is based on quality, one-on-one, patient to Doctor of Physical Therapy care in order to expedite your recovery time and return your attention to what matters most to you. All Physical Treatment Sessions are with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and can include but are not limited to the following:
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on physical therapy technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. The needle allows a physical therapist to target tissues that are not manually palpable.
Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization is when your physical therapist uses his or her hands to push, pull and knead your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves in precise ways to help bring you pain relief and return you to functionality.
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.
Dating back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures, one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin.
At Mindful Matters Wellness we use a more modern version of cupping utilizing a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Used in conjunction with posture and movement re-education, cupping can help patients learn correct body mechanics as well as help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep tissue massage and myofascial release.
Therapeutic exercises refers to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexiblity, stability and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state.
Pilates for Rehabilitation
Pilates is an important component of injury rehabilitation. Pilates exercises are used in rehabilitation to enhance and normalize muscle recruitment, identify faulty movement patterns and work towards efficient movement patterns, enhance segmental spinal stabilization, improve mobility and stability, improve postural alignment and awareness and to restore shoulder and hip movements.
Assisting in functional and structural imbalances throughout the body visceral manipulation evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. Treatments increase proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Custom Home Exercise Programs
The home exercise program will be geared toward your goals and the treatment that made you feel and/or move better. Your custom home exercise program will give you the tools to maintain a state of wellness for prevention and management of your condition.