When someone comes to Evo Performance Rehab with shoulder pain or an injury to the shoulder, an MRI can sometimes tell exactly what's wrong. What's going on? It's been pre-diagnosed. They have a slight tear in one of their rotator cuff tendons, or they have a long-term spasm, or they have a frozen shoulder. Often, they understand their symptoms. They could be officially diagnosed or not.
So regardless of either case, what we would do at Evo Performance Rehab is look at movement and watch for compensation, meaning they're moving in a way outside of how the body is ideally designed to move. They use some muscles too much to make the movement, which shuts down other muscles and keeps them from moving.
So let's say someone comes in with a partially torn supraspinatus tendon. And they have done some physical therapy already, and it's been less than successful. Or they have gotten some massages already, and it's been temporary relief. Or they've gotten chiropractic adjustments already, and it's been temporary relief.
During the evaluation and treatment, we would come in to find out not only what was wrong but also where the damage was. But what is inhibited, meaning what is shut down, is what's causing the damaged tissues to overwork. So we might find the primary dysfunction is actually in one of the other rotator cuff muscles, or even in the deltoid muscles on the opposite side.
Let's say we find the anterior deltoid and triceps in a client with a rotator cuff strain. It would make sense that if the body is keeping that deltoid muscle and that tricep muscle partially shut down, that the rotator cuff muscle would have to work far too hard and do a job it wasn't designed to do, therefore taking some damage. So our job then becomes enhancing the ability for the right muscles to start doing their jobs again, which finally allows that person to make a breakthrough and start healing and moving without pain.
I had a man come in with the early stages of what's called "frozen shoulder" or "adhesive capsulitis." This man was unable to reach to the side any higher than laterally, parallel with the ground, and when we did, and when he would reach, he would feel significant pain in the top of his shoulder joint.
When we did our neurological search, we found that instead of the pain area yielding our inhibition zones or neurological disconnects, we found that one of his rotator cuff muscles, the teres minor, and one of the heads of his bicep were inhibited.
So, without having to apply any direct stimulation to his shoulder joint, we were able to improve communication between the teres major and minor. And within the first session—actually, within the first one to two minutes of treatment within the first session—he had full range of motion reaching overhead.
One of our rehab specialists will be happy to talk with you during a free consultation call to learn more about your issues and determine if Neuro-Therapy is likely to benefit you.
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.
Dom was great to work with! My whole body was buzzing (in a good way) after the session. Dom did a thorough job explaining everything and this therapy is something I would recommend to others!
My husband has been dealing with back pain since I met him 20 years ago. He has ALWAYS had pain, despite his active lifestyle and frequent chiropractic visits. He even had surgery to help because the pain was so immense. The surgery helped, but did not eliminate the pain. It wasn't until he started working with Tyler at Evo Performance Rehab that his pain subsided. Wish we would've found this sooner!
I worked with Dominic for 20 sessions and it definitely made a huge difference in my stiffness and pain level. The added bonus is I am so much more aligned and haven’t had the need need to go to the chiropractor as much. My problem areas in my back are no longer problems anymore. Highly recommend Evo Performance Rehab
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.