Top Performance Therapy has a variety of services available.
Each service is offered individually and also as a part of a greater protocol for your specific wellness plan. Shaun will go over your goals, problems and needs and discuss with you what will be best to help you get there. It might be some trigger point therapy and a cupping session. It might be a series of 30-minute sessions or a mobility session to help you take care of yourself after we've helped you out with your injury. We usually recommend an hour-long initial session to go through a thorough functional movement testing, consultation and assessment before discussing your specific protocol. Please give us a call or shoot an email to speak with Shaun about your needs and set up a consultation.
Conditions treated by Shaun Phillips:
- Medial Epicondylitis, Lateral Epicondylitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
- Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis
- DeQuervain's Syndrome
- Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
- Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
- Musculoskeletal Imbalances
- Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprains/Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Non-Acute Bursitis
- RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
- Back Pain
- Trigger Finger
- Hip Pain (Replacements)
- IT Band Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Chronic Ankle Sprains
- Acute Ankle Sprains (Advanced Technique)
- Scars (Surgical, Traumatic)
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of massage, which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin (often referred to as "gliding cupping). The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward athletes. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
Pre-event sports massage is done to help prevent serious athletic injury. It helps to warm up the muscles, stretching them and making them flexible for optimal athletic performance. A pre-event massage stimulates the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles, reduces muscle tension, loosens the muscles, and produces a feeling of psychological readiness.
Post-event sports massage helps reduce the swelling caused by microtraumas; loosens tired, stiff muscles; helps maintain flexibility; promotes blood flow to the muscle to remove lactic acid and waste build-up; and reduces cramping. In addition, post-event massage helps speed the athlete's recovery time and alleviates pulls, strains, and soreness.
Maintenance sports massage is done at least once a week as a regular part of athletic training programs, although professional athletes who have their own massage therapists may have maintenance massage daily. Maintenance massage increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles. It also keeps the tissues loose so that different layers of muscle slide easily over each other. Maintenance sports massage also helps reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing flexibility and range of motion.
The goal of all sports massage is to maximize athletic performance. Athletes in different sports will concentrate the massage on different parts of the body.
This is a general mobility session focusing on everything from head to toe. Different equipment is used such as bands, rollers, LAX balls, barbells and a variety of stretches. Included in your first session is a Mobility Kit, with everything you need to keep your mobility up on your own.
As an athlete, you'll always have something tight or sore that has to be worked out. Realizing that some athletes or individuals need that extra attention on that ailing area, and you sometimes can't only rely on a therapist to keep you limber, we created this mobility sessions to help you focus on those areas and give you specific exercises, stretched and movements to help make them better.
instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization or simply IASTM is the use of a range of tools, which enable a therapist to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. The technique itself is essentially a modern evolution of the traditional Chinese medicine called Gua Sha. Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the therapist to treat the affected areas with the appropriate amount of pressure.