A movement-based style of deep massage patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP, ART® allows access to more than three hundred muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves. Through examination, orthopedic testing and precise palpation, Dr. Lelke simultaneously diagnoses and treats overused musculature, evaluating texture, tightness and range of motion before combining directed pressure with selections from more than ﬁve hundred prescribed patient movements. ART® reduces scar tissue from accumulated micro-tears, injury or hypoxia, ultimately lengthening, strengthening and releasing compromised areas of the body.
For more than twenty-ﬁve years, Kinesio® taping, created by Dr. Kenzo Kase to mimic the feel and elasticity of skin, has been facilitating natural healing processes by stabilizing muscles and joints without restricting motion. Rather than immobilizing joints like traditional sports tape, Kinesio® tape secures the surrounding muscle by microscopically lifting the skin, promoting circulation while re-educating the neuromuscular system and discouraging further damage. As a certiﬁed practitioner, Dr. Lelke was featured in an October 2009 Triathlete article about Kinesio® taping’s relevance to sports performance, pain management and physical therapy.
Linking office and home care with prescribed exercises reduces recovery time and costs while strengthening the body to avoid repeated issues. As part of your treatment, Dr. Lelke will teach you simple movements that you can practice on your own, from ball or foam rolling to yoga poses to balance, stability and strengthening tactics, cultivating proper posture and correction of strain.
Called “muscle stim” among physical therapists, electric stimulation is achieved by activating a light current through electrodes set on the skin. Directly provoking contraction relaxes muscles in spasm and spikes endorphins, lessening pain.
When healing hands need added impact, Dr. Lelke uses Graston Technique® to break down scar tissue and fascial traps with stainless steel instruments that help her detect and correct ﬁbrosis and chronic inﬂammation. Developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is applied by more than thirteen thousand clinicians worldwide for its ability to relieve conditions thought to be permanent through a succinct course of treatment.