At Prime Sports Med, we help athletes, and active individuals overcome injuries and achieve their performance goals.
We understand that injuries can be a major obstacle to those who are looking to stay active. That's why our sports therapy clinic in Caldwell, Idaho offers a range of treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our team of skilled therapists will create a customized plan that includes manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities such as laser and percussion therapy to help you recover and get back to what you love doing as soon as possible.
Sports Therapy Caldwell
At our Caldwell, Idaho location, we offer a range of sports therapy services that cater to the diverse needs of athletes and active individuals. Whether you are a competitive athlete or an outdoor enthusiast, we understand that each person's needs are unique. Our services are tailored to each individual and can be combined with chiropractic care for an all-around approach. Our team of experts will conduct a thorough assessment and provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs. By utilizing various modalities, we aim to help you recover and improve your performance.
At our Caldwell, Idaho location, we have incorporated the latest Class IV laser therapy. This treatment utilizes laser light with precise wavelengths and frequencies that work to stimulate the body's healing processes at the cellular level. The laser light has the ability to penetrate the skin and reach deeper structures, which hastens the healing process. This therapy is non-invasive, painless, and can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It uses the wavelengths and frequencies of both visible red and near-infrared light to achieve the best results.
At Prime Sports Med, our certified therapists use dry needling as a safe and effective method for treating certain musculoskeletal disorders. The procedure is minimally discomforting and involves the use of a thin monofilament needle to target underlying muscular trigger points or knots to alleviate pain and improve movement. It is called "dry" because it does not involve injecting any fluid into the body.
Hyperice Heat, Vibration, & Percussion Therapy
The utilization of heat, vibration, and percussion therapy can be advantageous for both athletes and those with chronic pain conditions. Heat as a therapeutic technique enhances circulation and eases muscle tension, resulting in the reduction of pain and stiffness. Vibration therapy enhances muscle flexibility and the range of motion while decreasing muscle soreness. Percussion therapy, on the other hand, is a type of massage utilizing fast taps to release muscle tension and improve blood flow. Together, they improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness and increase range of motion, which can ultimately accelerate recovery and enhance overall performance.
Soft tissue injuries can cause significant discomfort. At Prime Sports Med, we provide Graston Technique therapy, a highly successful treatment for various soft tissue conditions, including chronic, acute, or post-surgical. Our specialized instruments and unique approach enable us to accurately address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation, resulting in a faster recovery and improved results in restoring range of motion, reducing pain, and restoring normal function.
Rocktape is a therapeutic taping method that utilizes biomechanics to promote the body's natural healing process. It works by slightly lifting the skin to reduce pain and enhance lymphatic drainage while also providing support and stability to joints and muscles. This technique helps to re-educate the neuromuscular system, improve performance, prevent injury, and aid injury resolution. Additionally, Rocktape boosts circulation, leading to increased endurance and improved athletic performance. Unlike traditional sports taping, Rocktape allows for unrestricted range of motion and can be used to treat a wide range of issues, from headaches to foot problems.
Massage Therapy Caldwell
At Prime Sports Med, we have a team of highly qualified licensed massage therapists (LMTs) with over 40 years of combined experience. Our LMTs use massage therapy techniques to alleviate pain and stiffness caused by stress, tension, injury and various other conditions. Each therapist holds multiple certifications and is able to tailor the massage to suit your unique needs. With our team of experienced LMTs, you can trust that we will provide the best care to help you achieve optimal health and wellness
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that targets musculoskeletal problems like strains and sports injuries. It uses firm pressure and slow, deep strokes to reach the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. The technique is designed to break down scar tissue that forms after an injury and decrease muscle tension while increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation to improve healing.
Our licensed massage therapists use silicone cups that create a vacuum when applied to the skin, promoting relaxation and restoring balance in the body. The suction effect draws blood to the treated area. We offer both static and dynamic cupping techniques. The treatment feels similar to a firm massage and effectively reaches deeper layers of skin. Regular cupping can help maintain a healthy and flexible fascial network. You may notice some local red spots during the treatment, but they will disappear after a few days.
Gua sha, also known as scraping therapy, is a traditional manual treatment in which tools like stones are used to scrape the skin. This can help improve circulation, reduce pain, increase flexibility, and promote relaxation by breaking down scar tissue, trigger points, and adhesions. A therapist applies pressure and uses a downward motion with the tool to perform the treatment.
Frequently Asked Sports Therapy Questions
At Prime Sports Med, we utilize a 20-watt Class 4 Laser from Aspen Lasers to provide treatment. The laser handpiece is positioned about half an inch above the skin, and the treatment beam surrounds the area of injury or pain. Our therapists use repetitive sweeping motions to allow the photons of laser light to penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, which are then absorbed by the cells and converted into energy.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that does not involve drugs or surgery, so there are no dangerous risks or side effects. Unlike many products that only alleviate symptoms, laser therapy addresses the root cause of pain and injury, promoting natural healing. It improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage, enhances the immune response, and aids tissue repair. Studies indicate that injuries treated with laser therapy heal faster.
Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that uses gentle yet sustained pressure to relieve areas of tension in the connective tissues of the body. This manual approach is safe and effective for reducing pain and restoring mobility. Unlike massage, Myofascial release is performed without the use of oils, creams, or equipment, allowing your therapist to accurately locate and release any fascial restrictions.
RockTape is an outstanding brand of kinesiology tape that can be used to treat a wide range of injuries, including sports-related and non-sport-related injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner's knee, and back pain. It works by lifting the skin away from the underlying muscle and fascia to create a decompressive effect, which helps reduce swelling and inflammation, delay muscle fatigue, normalize muscle tone, and distribute physical stress.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a technique that utilizes electrical impulses to induce muscle contractions. These impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes placed on the skin near the targeted muscles. EMS has a wide range of applications, it can be used as a strength training tool for healthy individuals and athletes, it can also be used as a rehabilitation and preventative tool for patients with limited mobility, and it can also be used as a post-exercise recovery tool.
The Graston Technique is a manual soft-tissue therapy that uses specially designed stainless steel instruments and a unique and effective form of gentle massage/scraping to deliver an improved patient outcome. Some common applications of the Graston Technique include carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, hamstring injuries, scar tissue, shin splints, and neck pain.
Sports Therapy at Prime Sports Med
At Prime Sports Med, we use the latest techniques and modalities to help our patients achieve their goals. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to improve your performance, we’re here to help. To schedule an appointment at our Caldwell, Idaho location, or want to learn more about our sports therapy services, contact us at (208) 999-6233.
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