At Evo Performance Rehab, when we meet with clients pursuing solutions to their pain or movement issues, they sometimes see acupuncture practitioners.
Depending on how the acupuncture is carried out, these treatments are not in opposition to one another and may even be complementary. We work with movement patterns and neuromuscular activation at Evo Performance Rehab to support the nerves and structures.
We want to be the experts for people in the areas of strength balance, movement patterns, and neuromuscular activation restoration, providing more focus and intensity to speed up recovery.
Acupuncture focuses on the nervous system and manipulating the subtle electrical currents in the body. However, this process is very distributed, delicate, and less focused.
The Evo Performance Rehab neurological soft tissue therapy process is much more focused and practically implemented into how people move in their daily lives and things like exercise.
Acupuncture is on the passive end of therapies. We can compare it to a gentle breeze helping to clear away the fallen leaves of inflammation, organ, and nervous system dysfunction.
Whereas Evo Performance Rehab is more like a leaf blower. Not that they are in conflict, but they do slightly different things at different intensities.
Evo Performance Rehab’s Neuro-Therapy differs from acupuncture in that we focus our approach on the body’s control center, the nervous system. To Evo, these structural symptoms stem from a deeper underlying cause… neurological dysfunction.
Now let’s say you come to Evo Performance Rehab.
We will assess your movement and perform a neurological search to find which areas have compromised neurological communication and the ability to absorb force.
Your evaluation might show, for example, that your hamstrings aren't working enough and can't absorb force.
Your movements may show that your hamstrings don't stretch and contract well.
In order to compensate for this, your back curves and stretches excessively when you lift something.
It might only take a few minutes to restore most of the hamstrings' functionality.
This will take pressure off the discs and relax the muscles in your low back right away.
This improves strength and flexibility in addition to boosting circulation and reducing inflammation.
When symptoms are the focus of treatment, a lot of time and energy can be wasted!
This also clears the way for proper strengthening.
Many people can't get the most out of their physical therapy exercises because their bodies prevent them from using their muscles the way they're supposed to.
With Neuro-Therapy, we can correct this imbalance and make progress in tandem with your current therapies!
One of our rehab specialists will be happy to talk with you during a free consultation call to learn more about your problem and determine whether we can probably help.
If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can visit any of our facilities and work with a Neuro-Therapy practitioner to complete an evaluation treatment.
Experience a personalized treatment plan that uses movement and specific neurological stimulation to retrain your nervous system to work in "inhibited" areas.
Adam Bisek, a bodybuilding physique competitor and personal trainer came to Evo Performance Rehab after he had his pec torn and surgically reattached. Adam went through our Neuro-Therapy process and drastically accelerated his recovery.
Normal time to being able to do pushups post surgery: 6 months
Adam's time: 6 weeks
Normal rate of regaining range of motion: 5 degrees per week
Adam's Rate: Full range of motion within 3 treatments.
Zavier is a talented Running Back, but recently had a knee surgery and a major ankle surgery. Zavier came to Evo Performance Rehab and is now far surpassed what he thought 100% would be for him and the function of his ankle.
Dominic is an excellent Neuro-Therapy Coach for anyone in pain or dealing with an injury. His strengths include being deliberate in his approach, focused on restorative techniques, and in complete command of the therapy process. He places great significance on helping his clients feel better and regain their strength, and he does so with a strong belief in the power of the mind and body to heal. Overall, Dominic is a highly skilled and knowledgeable coach who can help his clients achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. If you're looking for a coach who can help you restore your physical and mental health, Dominic is an excellent choice. 👍
Dominic was fantastic! He helped me solve a nagging problem with my knee which then allowed me to complete a challenging hike in Switzerland we had been planning for years! If you have a physical issue, I highly recommend EVO!!
Dominic does great work!
Find a detailed list of injuries we treat on our Injuries page.
Often with the neurological soft tissue therapy process, we can see some results immediately within the first evaluation treatment. Normally, once someone engages in the therapy program, they are seeing an upward trend that sees them getting significant relief from their pain within the first four sessions.
They typically experience this within one to two weeks. So usually someone is on a better field unless they have an extremely acute injury or a lot of physical damage.
Several factors can contribute to how quickly someone sees results. These include how well do they follow through on recommendations given for things like posture, or other recovery factors like nutrition, sleep, stress, etc. Even though each person is different, there are predictable levels of progress that one would hope to see.
And typically if we are not seeing normal levels of progress, we will communicate to the client to let them know these levels of progress are less than we are expecting. Although this is infrequent, we are completely the advocates for the best interest of the client.
So if there is something unforeseen, or if there is more structural damage than someone who was aware of we may, based on the progress or lack thereof, be able to recommend someone with a great deal of confidence to the right move for what they need to recover to the best level they’re capable of.
This can differ from person to person. But we typically encourage you to go through at least two to three phases of therapy. The first phase is necessary for absolutely all clients and that is locating and re educating the sources of their issue. Typically, this takes about four sessions to work someone through to the necessary levels.
The second phase typically we are doing a lot of teaching on top of the rehabilitative strength work. So, if someone understands the concept of muscle memory, they can understand why it is necessary to be consistent with the therapy process.
If you wanted to master the golf swing, you wouldn’t golf once a month or even once a week. You would want to do some level of practice frequently. Typically, we like to work with clients at least two times per week during their process to ensure that the muscle memory and movement patterns are consistently corrected and reinforced.
For someone to keep their results long term, there needs to be a combination of the neurological adaptations happening between the brain and the specific areas, as well as an awareness of how can that person change their movement and positioning and posture to allow them to keep their results long term.
This can differ for all people, but typically, we are confident of getting someone a lasting result within the first two to three phases of treatment. Usually we are not seeing someone again for the same issue. Most people learn enough about how to maintain their results during the process that they can keep them for lifelong success.
Learn more about this on our Why Evo page.
Each Neuro-Therapy process begins with a free phone consultation, followed by an in-clinic or virtual evaluation treatment session.
We walk you through the Neuro-Therapy process so you can see the significant differences that even one session can make.
This helps us find the best treatment plan for your lasting success.