Treatment and Services
Every patient will consult one-on-one with their practitioner to develop a treatment plan specific to their needs. Book your consultation today!
In acupuncture, very thin stainless steel needles are inserted into specific points throughout the body. Different combinations of points have different effects, but in general, needles stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to reduce inflammation, regulate your nervous system, and generate space for the body’s natural healing response. Acupuncture is painless but not sensationless, and, in fact, most patients fall asleep on the table!
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic Floor muscles make up the base of your core muscle and play a role in posture, toileting, sexual health and beyond. Like any other muscle group in the body, the pelvic floor muscles can be weakened, too tight of strained (to name a few) and contribute to difficulties that might include sensations of pressure, pain, pain with intercourse, incontinence, constipation and more. During a pelvic floor assessment and treatment, and with the patient’s consent, the therapist will assess the integrity of the pelvic floor muscles intravaginally, intrarectally or externally. Following assessment, treatment will include exercises, manual therapy and activity modification. The internal work is merely a portion of the treatment – the pelvic floor works with the rest of the body.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OPT) focuses on the treatment of chronic and acute pain within the musculoskeletal system. At BPHAC, we are experts in addressing chronic and acute pain in the body through mobility, strengthening exercises, mindful body mechanics, breath exercises, and hands on manipulation. We use holistic approaches to address the root cause of your pain, while treating the whole person.
Shockwave therapy with SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies (TRT)TM “uses patented technology to reach an injured area at the cellular level to successfully turn on the body’s natural healing process.” It is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physical therapy, and sports medicine that provides fast pain relief and restores mobility.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
We use a combination of pelvic health physical therapy and low intensity shockwave treatments to address ED. Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction is a noninvasive method for increasing blood flow to the penile tissue to restore function. BPHAC is proud to be the only Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy practice in WNY to offer Low Intensity Unfocused Shockwave treatment for Erectile Dysfunction and pelvic health. Sessions include shockwave therapy treatment as well as expert physical therapy exercises and education in maintaining a healthy pelvic floor.
Most of our herbs derive from plants and fungi; they come in powdered form and are consumed as a tea. When patients receive an herbal formula, it is made custom for them and their condition. Because in the Chinese system herbs interact differently with different constitutions, the same herb will have different effects on different people. More, they may have different effects on the same person at different times. Thus, our providers carefully curate a formula for your particular situation based on your needs and diagnostics.
In cupping, glass bulbs are suctioned to the skin with a vacuum pump. This forces blood to the surface of the skin, relieving pain and soreness in the cupped areas. Cupping works by releasing and bringing circulation to muscles, fascia, and connective tissue. In particularly stagnant areas, the cups will leave a red or purple mark that lasts for several days.
Moxa, also known as mugwort, is an herb commonly found throughout the abandoned fields of Western New York. In the case of Moxibustion, the moxa is either loose and applied directly or compressed into a stick about the size of a kindergartener’s pencil, which is lit and held just above the target area. Heat from the moxa creates blood flow and movement especially through painful, sticky, or arthritic joints, reducing pain and improving mobility. The sensation is often described as a pleasant heat that saturates into the joint and muscle.
Gua means ‘to rub’ or ‘to create friction.” In gua sha, an acupuncturist uses a small tool to manipulate the fascia in target areas. It’s a form of soft tissue mobilization that is effective in reducing restrictions in muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments in order to promote greater mobility and a better healing environment for injured tissue. It is also effective in breaking down scar tissue. Gua sha may leave a small bruise that lasts for a couple of days.