THERAPY OPTIONS

Latest Therapy Techniques for Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation including:
Kinesio Taping, Graston Technique & DSI Work Solutions

Center for MUSCLE & JOINT Therapy: Offering the latest innovations in therapy

Whether you’re recovering from a surgical procedure, work injury, motor vehicle accident or recurring knee, shoulder or back pain or other injury, the Center for MUSCLE & JOINT Therapy brings the latest in therapeutic techniques to provide the best possible outcomes.  For more than 20 years, CMJT has provided outstanding outpatient physical therapy services to the Superior/Duluth and surrounding communities.  CMJT makes it easy to get the care you need by participating in many insurance networks.  We’re a provider for most insurance companies.

DSI Work Solutions

A proactive approach to preventing injury

The Center for MUSCLE & JOINT Therapy is proud to be licensed through DSI Work Solutions to offer Job Function Matching and Functional Capacity Assessments.

DSI Work Solutions is one of the nation’s most respected work injury management systems.  The success of DSI is well documented throughout North America and internationally, proven to reduce employee injury occurrence, thus increasing productivity and overall worker well-being.

DSI Work Solutions methods also provide vital information employers can use to make informed and educated decisions in hiring as well as in return to work scenarios.

DSI succeeds due to their proprietary processes designed to compare worker’s functional abilities with the actual functional demands of individual jobs.  This process, called Job Function Matching, provides a strong augmentation to an employer’s current work injury management plan by reducing musculoskeletal injuries.  With components of prevention, rapid work return, disability management and job modification, both worker and employer’s enjoy a healthier, safer and more productive work environment.

Kinesio Taping

Helping the body heal naturally

One of the ways the professionals at the Center for MUSCLE & JOINT Therapy bring healing to our patients is through Kinesio Taping.  This innovative technique works in conjunction with the body’s natural healing process.  It provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.  Used to successfully treat a wide range of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions, Kinesio Tex Tape and its proper application by a trained therapist delivers results that simply aren’t possible using traditional methods and materials.

Kinesio Tex Tape is being applied in virtually hundreds of ways.  It has the unique ability to actually ‘re-teach’ the muscles how to respond while reducing pain and inflammation.  It enhances performance, prevents injury and promotes good circulation and healing, promoting and enhancing the body’s ability to heal naturally.

The Graston Technique

Amazing results through simple technology

One of the innovative solutions employed by CMJT is The Graston Technique, an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.  It enables the effective break down of scar tissue and fascial restrictions through the use of specially designed stainless steel instruments.  It is designed to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Here’s why patients love the Graston Technique:

  • Decreased overall treatment time
  • Faster rehab and recovery
  • Reduced need for anti-inflammatory medications
  • ‘Fixing’ chronic conditions previously thought to be permanent

CMJT uses the Graston Technique for treating a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/itis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Sprain/strain (Neck Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylosis/itia (Tennis Elbow)
  • Lumbar Sprain/strain (Back Pain)
  • Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • Rotator cuff Tendinosis/itis (Shoulder Pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)