Dr. Capitano offer's a variety of functional screening examinations in order to identify weakness, tightness, or biomechanical issues. This ultimately allows us to identify problems with the athlete’s mechanics in order to assist with injury prevention. Examinations are 1 hour in length. After the examination takes place, the doctor will provide the athlete with a summary of advice and exercises that will help them address the biomechanical issues at hand in order to apply preventative measures.
In the past we have worked with athletes, amateur to professional, and have been very successful with our results. The goal of the functional screen is to keep the athlete healthy and injury-free.
Dr. Capitano subscribes to a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Dr. Vladmir Janda, Dr. Craig Liebenson, Dr. Stuart McGill, Dr. Charlie Weingroff and Gray Cook. He uses principles of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and sound evidence-based rehabilitation and training science. Some of the paradigms Dr. Capitano is formally trained and/or certified in include DNS, Graston, Acupuncture, Functional Integrated Needling, TPI, FRC, FRR, FMS/SFMA, RPR, SFG and HKC. Any red flags assessed, appropriate drills will be incorporated to rectify the movement inefficiency.
Dr. Cpitano is certified in a range of soft tissues and joint manipulation techniques, which will open up new ranges to be trained thus making the athlete more efficient, transferring that into power. In addition this makes the athlete more durable, which safe guards them from injury and keeps them playing their sport much longer than what would be expected.
The FMS is a tool used to identify asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movement patterns. The FMS consists of seven movement patterns which require mobility and stability.
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system which systematically finds the cause of pain - not just the source - by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment.
Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC®, is a trademarked system of mobility and joint control training, which, unlike many current systems, is based in scientific principals and research.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS as it is commonly referred to, is a manual rehabilitative approach designed to optimize the control and efficiency of the movement system.
The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments to treat musculoskeletal pain.
The FIN approach integrates a variety of dry needling techniques during a single session to maximize recovery from soft tissue pain.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique uses a specially-designed tool to identify and treat areas of fascial tension to improve quality of movement and to treat muscle and fascia injuries.
Performance Taping involves placing strips of elastic kinesiology tape called Performance Tape on the skin to balance muscle function.
Functional Range Release is currently the latest and most scientifically proven advanced soft tissue therapy system. The treatment system focuses on the assessment, localization, and systematic treatment of soft-tissue lesions (adhesions) and areas of fibrosis (scar tissue) which develop as a result of injury, repetitive strain, and cumulative trauma.
Precision nutrition (PN) is a structured, systematic, science-based approach to nutritional coaching. The learning structure delivers essential concepts in a very detailed comprehensive format. Precision Nutrition draws from Ph.D. level research and methodologies.
The goal of the ReCOVERY Room is to help ReSTORE, ReBOOT and ReSHAPE a patient, and clients normal state of health, mind and strength. Recovery can be used as part of a rehab protocol, recovering from a strenuous workout such as high intensity training, high level athletic training or workloads due to ones lifestyle.