Special Services

In addition to our standard Physical Therapy we offer more complex and specialized services
Dry Needling

DRY NEEDLING

The Fischer Institute offers Dry Needling as part of our hands-on therapy as well as patient-specific strength and flexibility programs.

Dry Needling (DN) is a treatment technique that utilizes thin, solid filament needles designed to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying neural, muscular and connective tissues.  To learn more, please download our DN Brochure below:

DOWNLOAD OUR DRY NEEDLING BROCHURE

ASTYM

Astym®

We have Astym-certified clinicians and offer Astym treatment as part of our hands-on private therapy.

The Astym System is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. The System is effective for new injuries as well as chronic, nagging conditions.

For more info, please download the Astym brochure below:

DOWNLOAD THE ASTYM BROCHURE

We Specialize in

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction is being prescribed for diverse populations and is the hottest new trend in physical therapy. Everyone from professional athletes, wounded warriors, active adults to the elderly can benefit from this technology. We have been utilizing Blood Flow Restriction at the Fischer Institute since September of 2006 with astonishing results. The Fischer Institute is the only facility that is FDA approved BFR system in the entire state of Arizona. If you are interested in healing quicker without the fear of doing too much too soon, if you want to recover faster and get stronger quicker then please take a moment learn more.

PRIMAL REFLEX RELEASE TECHNIQUE (PRRT)

The Fischer Institute offers PRRT as part of our hands-on private therapy.

The Primal Reflex Release Technique is a manual therapy approach for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain. PRRT is often able to accomplish in just seconds what joint mobilization and manipulation, trigger point therapy and soft tissue and myofascial release accomplishes over time.

How does it work?

PRRT is based on the premise that over-stimulation of the body’s primal reflexes creates pain and keeps painful patterns occurring again and again. These reflexes — startle, withdrawal, and the protective joint reflexes–are hardwired into the nervous system of the body for the purpose of survival. When a person experiences a painful or startling event, these reflexes are triggered in an attempt to protect the body.

Unfortunately, these reflexes often persist in a state of hyper-readiness long after the triggering event has passed. When sustained over time, activated reflex responses lead to patterns of pain that are reproduced, repeated, and maintained, interfering with healing and resisting therapeutic efforts to restore natural function.

PRRT addresses muscle and joint receptors along with their spinal modulation. These often overlooked and seldom-treated areas of the body are the cause and solution for many types of pain, including:

  • Restricted motion
  • Pain with or without motion
  • Reduced spontaneity of motion
  • Muscle tightness, stiffness, and/or tension

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