At Evo Performance Rehab, we often work with clients coming in for hip pain, whether they are runners dealing with hip flexor strains, hockey players dealing with labrum damage, or older clients after hip replacements. The process of neurological soft tissue therapy gets to the bottom of not only what is causing their hip pain, but also why it is happening.
It gets to the source of what is not absorbing force and is leading to the hip by absorbing too much force. The force of moving, whether we are running, skating, squatting, or dancing, is not meant to stay in the hip joint; it is meant to be transferred through the hip into other tissues, especially soft tissue.
When people come in who have sustained damage to their hip, often they have already been given things like cortisone shots or have undergone arthroscopic surgery procedures, but their pain still lingers. This is frequently due to other muscles in their thigh or elsewhere that are underworking, and the muscles around the hip cannot keep up adequately. So too much force makes its way into the hip joint, labrum, or some of the tendons near the hip, and people experience pain there.
Physical therapy, massage, and other interventions that appear to make a lot of sense based on their symptoms are frequently used. But if they come in and discover that the actual source is elsewhere, like in their calf or adductor muscle, they can start to connect the dots as to why they haven't been getting sustained positive change and results.
One of our clients is a man in his early 60s who has a physical job building decks for a living, and he had a pharmaceutical reaction to a pharmaceutical drug that essentially cut off all of the blood flow to his hip, and his hip joint essentially died. They had to replace the articulating structures in the hip, and he needed to get back to work as soon as possible to support his family.
When he went through the neurological search process, most of our issues were in the hamstrings and the adductor muscles, which were re-educated to do their jobs appropriately. He felt very little pain in his hip and had full range of motion. He was able to return to work in about a third of the predicted time that his surgeon had given him.
Another example was a marathoner and triathlete I worked with, who is actually herself a physical therapist, who had a hip flexor strain from a marathon. She had another marathon on her schedule, and all of her interventions—ultrasound massage, dry needling, etc.—were targeted around the strained area. We're not creating enough positive results that she would be confident enough to do her marathon.
When she came in based on a referral from one of her clients, we discovered that the biceps femoris part of her hamstring was underfiring. And by retraining how her hamstrings worked, she was able to change how her body took in force when she ran. And she was able to go through the entire marathon pain-free and run 13 minutes faster than her previous marathon after only one week of treatment at Evo Performance Rehab.
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!
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.