What is the FIT Concept/Approach?
Functional Integrated Therapy™ (F.I.T) is an innovative and highly successful approach used to assess and manage soft tissue injuries and optimize athletic performance.
Functional Integrated Therapy™ has been used to treat professional athletes, world and Olympic champion level athletes, active individuals and weekend warriors and is often used as part of post–surgical recovery programs.
FIT speeds up recovery from injuries, restores proper function and improves performance.
The cornerstone of Functional Integrated Therapy™ is its multifaceted approach which addresses soft tissue and joint bio-mechanics as well as the nervous system to speed up recovery from injuries, restore proper function and improve performance.
Taking a holistic approach to assessment and treatment of injuries reflects how our bodies work and allows all elements (mechanics, soft tissue and nerve function) to heal and achieve optimal function.
What Can It Help?
Functional Integrated Therapy is highly effective at treating the following common injuries:
FOOT AND ANKLE
Patellar Tracking Syndromes
Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
Hip Flexor Strains
Mechanical Low Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
HEAD and NECK
Migraines and Headaches
Rotator Cuff Injuries
AC Joint Sprains
Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis
Golfers Elbow/Medial Epicondylitis
Radial Head Injuries
WRIST and HAND
DeQuarvain’s Contracture/ Tenosynovitis
Game Keeper’s Thumb
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How it Works
FIT providers perform a thorough examination of biomechanics and function, comprehensively examining soft tissue, joint and nervous system function. This comprehensive assessment is then followed up with the implementation of a customized treatment plan, drawing from a combination of therapies that include:
Functional Integrated Needling
The FIN approach integrates a variety of dry needling techniques during a single session to maximize recovery from soft tissue pain.
Medical Acupuncture is a western system of acupuncture that blends tradition with science for a very effective treatment for musculoskeletal injuries.
Orthotics are custom made inserts that help to treat biomechanical foot disorders to alleviate foot pain and knee pain as well as back pain.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique
The Fascial Abrasion Technique uses a specially-designed tool to identify and treat areas of fascial tension to improve quality of movement and to treat muscle and fascia injuries.
Active Release Technique (ART)
ART uses motion to locate and to break up scar tissue and adhesions that can form due to direct injury or repetitive movement over time.
Myo-Matrix Release Technique (MMR)
MMR identifies lines of tissue tension in a 3D way and normalizes the tissue mechanics alleviating the cause of soft tissue pain.
Shockwave Therapy consists of high powered sound waves used to treat and relieve the pain associated with soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis and plantar fasciitis frozen shoulder and other chronic tendon and joint conditions.
Synergy Performance Taping
Kinesiology Taping is used to correct muscle function and improve motor control. It can help reduce pain and assist in recovery after treatment.
Chiropractic Joint Manipulation Techniques
Chiropractic joint manipulation ensures that joints move freely and can function properly. This can alleviate pain and decrease muscle tension.