Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
We offer a revolutionary form of care that Dr. Lipp has been constantly evolving since 2005. While always getting faster results than conventional methods, the process is down to a science. Our comprehensive addresses the underlying cause to resolve the effect. We discover why you hurt. We use a wide array of tools, technologies and training to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate providing the fastest possible results.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) expedites our process. It is an acoustical shock wave. Being acoustical, it’s a sound wave like ultrasound. Only the EPAT is powered by an air compressor making it sound like a jackhammer. It should feel like a pretty intense tap, a little shock, but shouldn’t hurt. Just let us know if it hurts and we’ll turn it down. We use EPAT to tenderize tough scar tissue allowing our form of manual therapy to be more effective.
While HyperVolt is much less powerful than the EPAT, it still does an excellent job relaxing muscles. HyperVolt is a percussion based massage modality.
We use several KinesioTaping applications within our process. Just the tape being on you can help you recover faster as it lifts the skin up and off the underlying fascia creating opportunity for bruising and inflammation to get carried away with lymphatic flow. The stretch on the tape allows for small tears to essentially be taped together. Depending on what we’re trying to accomplish, we can either influence muscle to contract more or less by eliciting mechanoreceptors. We can also cue any postural change that we are working to correct.
We use acupuncture in conjunction with care when medically necessary. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture utilizes needling along various meridians (acupuncture points) to restore the proper flow of Qi (pronounced “chEE” & is our body’s source of energy). This promotes the body’s healing response.
Dr. Lipp attended Dr. Ma’s last Integrative Dry Needling class before his assistants started teaching the course. Dry Needling still uses acupuncture needles, but differently than Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dry Needling is performed along various “hot spots” or points of pain. Dr. Lipp essentially finds bubbles of tension or “hot spots” and uses an acupuncture needle to release it. The process is usually absolutely pain-less and helps promote the body’s healing response, alleviate pain and help restore range of motion.
Cupping uses suction to separate the skin from the underlying fascia which creates an opportunity for bruising and inflammation to get carried away with lymphatic flow just like KinesioTape. The only difference is that the cupping creates a petechiae response (broken blood vessels looking like a hickey) which enhances healing.
Active Release Techniques - ART
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats nearly 400 various problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
ART® has been the primary foundation of our treatment system. With that being said, don’t be concerned if you have tried ART® somewhere else and didn’t get results. We utilize it entirely differently than anyone else as we use it as a part of our system. Some ART® providers dabble in ART®, but mainly practice conventional chiropractic, sports medicine, physical therapy or massage therapy. Furthermore, we don’t dabble!
Graston Technique® (GT) is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.GT uses specially designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to deliver an effective means of manual therapy. The use of GT instruments, when combined with appropriate therapeutic exercise, leads to the restoration of pain-free movement and function. The instruments can also be used diagnostically to assess the kinetic chain, in an efficient manner using the principles of regional interdependence.
Pre-Op & Post-Op Rehabilitation
Dr. Brown is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, so he and our assistants can help you with any pre-op “prehab” before or post-op “posthab” after any orthopedic surgery. Just tell your orthopedic surgeon that you would like to do your PT/rehab, prehab, posthab with Active Health and ask them to write a script to see us.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light. The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light won’t heat your body’s tissue.
Dr. Lipp is actually a Doctor of Chiropractic. While he seldom delivers a chiropractic adjustment, he does feel that there is a time and place for chiropractic. Chiropractic can be a very powerful tool. Dr. Lipp just feels that it is performed too much creating instability. Dr. Lipp is 1 of 3xx Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®️ (DACBSP®️) which makes him a sports injury specialist.
We offer massage in a controlled environment. With anything, there is a cause and an effect. Massage can be very beneficial helping us with your case or it can be detrimental working against us. With our Active Health massage therapists, you are guaranteed that your Active Health massage will only be beneficial as our therapists will know what structures we are working and why. We work as a team! Non-Active Health massage therapists have the best of intentions, but do not have our training or philosophy.
Our Recovery Lab allows you to recover faster, increase circulation, conquer sore muscles, and beat your PR with NormaTec, the ultimate recovery for today’s athlete.
HOW IT WORKS: BIOMIMICRY
PULSING – Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). The patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.
GRADIENTS – Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction. Because of this enhancement, instead of tapering pressure off, it can deliver maximum pressure in every zone.
DISTAL RELEASE – Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential Pulse Technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow. By releasing the hold pressure in each zone as soon as possible, each portion of the limb gains maximal rest time without a significant pause between compression cycles.
We use the KinetiSense technology to help diagnose inefficiencies and dysfunctions which lay the baseline from which we start. This allows us to show how much and how fast we can provide improvement. It is also a great biofeedback training tool.
3D Range-of-Motion – With automatic reporting and only 15 seconds per assessment, our 48 range of motion tests identify key areas for improvement in both therapy and performance athletics.
3D Posture – Collect accurate and objective key posture information for future use in only 20 to 30 seconds to reduce injury and promote wellness.
3D Functional Movement – Create customized functional movement assessments based on your need to analyze hundreds of movement variations.
3D Balance – A Kinetisense functional movement assessment for balance is standardized, accurate, and objective, allowing for universal accuracy among your patients or athletes.
KAMS – The KAMS system analyzes 12 movements in around 3 minutes to teach athletes and patients how to move more effectively.
Customized Workflow – Practitioners can customize their screen, choose their own assessments, and build comprehensive workflows.