Ankle Mobility Series Part 4: Functional Dry Needling (Instrument Assisted Deep Tissue Mobilization)
Still can't get your ankle flexibility back after a surgery or injury? Do you always feel like your calf is tight and limiting your squatting, running, or walking performance? Has traditional stretching, rolling, and massaging not worked? It may be time for me to help! Dry Needling may be what you need.
Dry needling uses a tiny needle to go into the tight muscle to lengthen it and can give you more range of motion, less pain, and more functional mobility. It also helps to reset your body's local chemical balance and promote healing of the area. Patients have had instantly improved walking mechanics, squatting range of motion, mobility, and pain.
For stubborn tightness, low-level intramuscular electrical stimulation can be used to help relax the muscle deep down at the site of tightness. Dry needling can be performed on most body parts.
Call me today at 256-203-3804 to discuss setting up your appointment!
Ankle Mobility Series Part 3: Therapy Interventions - Blading with Cupping (Sorry, the video is of a low back, but the intervention translates to any body part!!)
Are you the person that has done the stretching, pushing, and prodding in the other videos but still cannot seem to gain mobility? Your body may have developed a neurological pattern to tell itself to be tight in an effort to give you stability or protect you. This neurologic pattern causes you to continually revert back to a tight state and not see much progress with normal stretching.
EDGE Blading can provide a specific stimulus to your body to help reintegrate the correct neurological response and provide you with more normalized tissue length and mobility. I tend to combine this with cupping to improve the bloodflow and fascial mobility of the targeted area. With just some work with the Blade and cups, this person had improved range of motion, decreased pain. and improved deadlifting ability.
Contact me to set up an appointment to get you on the track to moving with more freedom and less pain!
This self joint mobilization technique will help to open up the joint space and give you more mobility to translate over your foot during walking, running, squatting, and cycling. Improved ankle mobility will decrease the need for compensations along your knees, hips, and back to often allow for more normal, more powerful, and less painful movement patterns.
(My favorite because it directly translates to squatting with a barbell! Also, ignore me getting out of breath in the middle haha)
Utilizing a barbell with your stretches allows you to apply load to increase your stretch and joint adaptation as you need it. Translate your ankle stretching directly into your squatting form by working on your tissue and joint stretch in a position you have a deficit in!
Train your body functionally using a kettlebell. Use the kettlebell to assist you in achieving low load multi-directional stretches to improve your ankle mobility for squatting, running, cycling, and more!
Welcome to our 3 topic series on improving ankle mobility. It will take you through self stretches, self mobilization, and therapy options to help provide you with the ankle mobility you need for walking, running, and squatting.
Today's first segment is self stretches.
The time for the Big Announcement has come!
Starting January 7th, ProFormance Therapy and Wellness is proud to start offering services inside of Golden Ape Crossfit HSV at 162 Export Circle NW in Huntsville, AL.
This partnership will provide the community with a more collaborative approach to rehabilitation and fitness. ProFormance will now offer return to Crossfit programming with sport-specific equipment and movements inside the Golden Ape location.
ProFormance is open to the community for physical therapy and wellness services. It offers a unique setup where patients and clients can choose to be seen at the Golden Ape office or through the mobile service where Dr. Duggan will meet you at your home, workplace, or training center. The clinic also offers specialty services including dry needling, passive and active release, Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), cupping, vestibular and vertigo treatment, post-surgical rehabilitation, and wellness fitness training.
Please contact Dr. Maggie Duggan at 256-203-3804 to start working toward a Pro You in the new year!