What We Treat

What We Treat

With the various professions here at AYH, we can treat virtually all soft tissue conditions; injuries and diseases of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia, joints, etc.

We can treat these types of conditions from Acute to Chronic stages (from the onset of the injury to injuries the remain unresolved after decades).  Many conditions are completely resolvable with even very chronic, difficult conditions usually responding favorably and maintainably WITHOUT significant treatment numbers or high repetition “maintenance” treatments.  Our treatment goal is simple:

Get you in, get you fixed, and send you on your way!

We judge a treatment successful if you’re able to get back to the activity YOU want to do, not live fragile and watching from the sidelines.

Many difficult to resolve conditions are successfully treated using our “Fascia-focused” techniques such as Active Release Techniques®, Graston®, Fascial Abrasion, and Myofascial Release.  These include, but not limited to:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Headaches (Post Accidient, Cervicogenic, certain types of Migranes)
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • WAD injury (Whiplash Associated Disorders)
  • Neuralgia/Nerve pain

Active Release Techniques can also specifically address Nerve Entrapments in a very thorough, “whole nerve”, specific fashion often to full resolotion.  A Short list of examples of treatable nerve entrapment conditions include:

  • Median Nerve (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pronator Teres Syndrome)
  • Ulnar Nerve (i.e. Bicycle Grip Palsy, Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Radial Nerve (i.e. Supinator Syndrome, Saturday Night Palsy)
  • Occipital Nerve (i.e. Occipital Neuralgia, Cervicogenic Headache)
  • Sciatic Nerve (i.e. Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome)
  • Tibial Nerve (i.e. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Acupuncture as a scientifically verified treatment for the following conditions:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

Many other conditions may be applicable, as listed on the WHO’s website: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html

Scientific analysis of Massage Therapy research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy is effective.  Studies included in the analysis suggest that a single session of massage therapy can reduce “state anxiety” (a reaction to a particular situation), blood pressure, and heart rate  Multiple sessions can reduce “trait anxiety” (general anxiety-proneness), depression, and pain. More recent studies have suggested that massage may benefit certain conditions, for example:

  • A 2008 review of 13 clinical trials found evidence that massage might be useful for chronic low-back pain. Clinical practice guidelines issued in 2007 by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians recommend that physicians consider using certain CAM therapies, including massage (as well as acupuncture, chiropractic, progressive relaxation, and yoga), when patients with chronic low-back pain do not respond to conventional treatment.
  • A multisite study of more than 300 hospice patients with advanced cancer concluded that massage may help to relieve pain and improve mood for these patients.
  • A study of 64 patients with chronic neck pain found that therapeutic massage was more beneficial than instruction from a medically prescribed self-care book, in terms of improving function and relieving symptoms.