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(se)™ Treatment

Structural Elements™ specializes in the tissue health of endurance athletes by treating the athlete, not the injury. There are many factors that determine the success of an athlete. (se)™ focuses on the dynamic between quality of movement, mechanical stress and tissue compliance.

Patient history
Gait analysis
Standing postural assessment
Assessment of patterned adhesions
Acupuncture/dry needle treatment
Manual therapy for structural imbalances
Instrument assisted therapy (stainless tools)
Strengthening and lengthening exercise

 

(se)™ Deep Tissue Restoration

Our Massage Therapists are trained to perform the same postural analysis found in a traditional (se)™ Treatment. They will look for structural imbalances that lead to soft tissue compensations. We call these compensations "Focal Adhesions", where one muscle sticks to its neighbor. The goal of (se)™ Deep Tissue Restoration is not only to help correct posture and structural balance, but to actually improve the quality and health of tissue itself. This can be used as a stand alone approach or in conjunction with your (se)™ Treatment. We aim to normalize connective tissue, reduce abnormal stress on joints and restore proper movement. Through this process, pain is reduced and Human Performance Refined.™

Standing postural assessment
Manual therapy for structural imbalances
Release of focal adhesions
Instrument assisted therapy (stainless tools)
Movement re-patterning

 

(se)™ Custom Orthotic Fitting

Our therapists are trained to identify compromised mechanics of the foot, as it relates to both foot and ankle conditions as well as contributes to global postural shift. We cast for Structural Elements™ Orthotics in a non-weight bearing position, with the hind foot placed in Subtalar Neutral. We take great care to assure that all weight-bearing structures are properly supported and that the foot has the ability to move as naturally as possible. Structural Elements™ Orthotics are semi-rigid and accommodative. We aim to correct alignment of the foot to give rise to structural integrity throughout the whole system. We do not use hard plastic or any materials that prevent the foot from moving naturally. Our orthotics are made from cork and foam and covered with a sustainable eco friendly / antibacterial bamboo.

 

(se)™ Video Gait Assessment

Through the use of high-speed cameras, shooting 240fps in full HD, we are able to see nuances of walking and running gait. We can then project our findings onto flat screen TV’s for real-time biofeedback. By using the slated Woodway™ treadmill, rather than a traditional belt type machine, we can see your true form. This process helps our therapists determine best strategy for corrective intervention. Often we identify issues in posture, running form and strength imbalances. Addressing these findings in isolation or in conjunction with other (se)™ Treatments has helped many patients train injury free.

 

NormaTec™ Recovery Compression Boots

Structural Elements™ offers the best in recovery compression to our patients. NormaTec™ Sequential Pulse Technology is based on normal physiology, and synergistically combines three distinctive massage techniques to speed the body’s normal recovery process.

Pulsing: Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Sequential Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). Our patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs, 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 backflow of fluid. Similarly, Sequential Pulse Technology utilizes gradient hold pressures to keep your body’s fluids from being forced down toward your feet by the pulsing action in proximal zones. Because of this enhancement, Sequential Pulse Technology can deliver maximum pressure throughout the entire limb and the effectiveness of the pulsing action is not diminished near the top of the limb.

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.

 

While a healthy athlete's body eventually will recover from an intense workout, using Sequential Pulse Technology found only in a NormaTec™ Recovery System for just 20 minutes can speed recovery.

We offer the use of the NormaTec™ as a value added to other (se)™ Treatments or time can be purchased if the boots are being used on their own.