Often, patients with central nervous system (CNS) conditions suffer from neurologic spasticity. Neurologic spasticity is a miscommunication between the motor cortex of the brain and the muscle. This can occur when neurons in the CNS are damaged. In other words, there is a traffic jam and signals cannot get through. As a result, the muscle experiences an uncontrollable contraction or contractions. These contractions can interfere with movement, balance, and gait function. At ESP we have found that trigger-point dry needling combined with electrical stimulation provides a neuromuscular reset. Consequently, with fascia release, stretching, and home exercises our patients move better and enjoy a better quality of life.
Mary Finck is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at ESP Sports Medicine who specializes in neuromuscular conditions including brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and more. She has been a physical therapist for 10 years and uses a variety of tools to improve function. These tools include dry needling, muscle scraping, and vacuum cupping. She also uses function and motor control exercises. Mary is proud to be part of an amazing team of chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and new age medical doctors. This network of providers allows her to get the best care for her patients to improve their quality of life.