Manual Therapy & Myofascial Modulation

The joints cannot move themselves, support themselves, nor properly disperse impact. They are supported by a range of soft tissues, like muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. They are drawn together in a neuromyofascial web.

Dr. Plutchok has a multi-faceted approach to assessing and treating the soft tissue. Each technique has their advantages, and each has their limitations. A continuous student, he treats the soft tissue with the following modalities:

Dr. Plutchok was full body certified in Active Release Technique, he did coursework from 2006 to 2016.  With a sound foundation, he now pursues other modalities to compliment his manual therapy base.  He blends each of these techniques based upon the needs of the client, condition, and “fit” for each person.

Fascial Distortion Model

FDM is a model of thinking that provides a framework to view the function of the body. Fascia is the “wrapper” of our bones, muscles, and organs; and is an integral part of the body’s nerve network. Treatments in the model focus on the fascia and restoring its function by focusing on correcting the distortions in the fascial system and thereby eliminating pain. The model can be used to diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal injuries. This technique is being utilized by many of the professional sports franchises and elite military medical support staff. Doctor Plutchok is Full Body FDM Certified.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Rockblade)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or IASTM, is a technique performed with ergonomically designed instruments designed by Rockblade that help treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of micro-trauma inducing pressure. The introduction of controlled micro-trauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response, and initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue, resulting in a remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are neurologically modulated with the tool, allowing functional restoration to return.

Myofascial Cupping (Rockpods)

Myofascial Cupping has been around since the early 19th century – only recently has the image of purple circles on professional athlete’s backs created attention to an ancient myofascial therapy. The cups and techniques have changed over time, but the basic premise of the cups providing suction to decompress the underlying tissue remains the same. The cupping enables skin/fascial/nerve gliding to help reduce tissue swelling, improve movement and modulate pain.

Percussive/Vibration Therapy - Arthrostim & Hypervolt

Arthrostim An Arthrostim ® adjustment involves the use of a special instrument that produces a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way a chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in your back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms. The Arthrostim ® is less forceful than traditional chiropractic adjustments, and is considered more accurate because it allows for a more correctly reverberated frequency through the joint and beyond into more distant tissues. Many times it allows the practitioner to manage and treat their patients with fewer sessions, less effort, and with an overall increase in comfort and safety during the treatment. Hypervolt by Hyperice For those looking to improve their mobility. The Hypervolt brings you the most customized massage experience to help you Move Better. Featuring our patented Quiet Glide™ Technology, three-speed settings, 5 interchangeable head attachments, and Pressure Sensor Technology, the Hypervolt delivers a perfect combination of power, performance, and variability. Helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness Improves range of motion Promotes circulation Accelerates warmup and recovery

Kinisiotaping - Fascial Movement Taping

RockTape is a revolutionary new type of therapeutic kinesiology taping product designed to aid in the treatment and healing of various sports injuries, as well as improve physical performance. It can be used to compress or decompress an area, depending on it’s application. It can be used to promote blood flow, or it can be used to help drain swelling. It can be used to decrease pain, but can also be used to increase your awareness of a specific area that needs attention. Depending on its application, it can also be used to activate or deactivate a muscle group to enhance performance or decrease the risk of injury.