Maribeth Crupi, PT
Ongoing Clinical Education is a Priority!
Specialized Staff Training Includes:
Dry Needling - this modality uses fine filament needles inserted into muscles to facilitate healing of tissue, release of muscular tension, promote improved circulation to affected tissues, and stimulate the body’s return to homeostasis. Similarities with acupuncture include use of the same type of needle, but Dry Needling focuses on treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (as opposed to also treating visceral disorders) following principles of neuroanatomy (as opposed to a meridian system) to determine needle placement and affect results. These differences make it a distinctly different modality from acupuncture. Acupuncture is certainly a healing system which Maribeth and her staff also have great respect for. All current staff are certified in dry needling.
Myofascial Release Techniques - fascia is the tissue that surrounds virtually every muscle and organ in our body. Understanding its structure and function is integral to developing a complete treatment program
Spinal and extremity mobilization including training in Maitland Approach and High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust Techniques which offer effective means for restoring motion and decreasing pain. Integral to these techniques is the importance of listening to your patient to gain insight for developing the best treatment approach
Mulligan Concept - a whole body approach to joint mobilization which offers upright positions for spinal mobilization which may be advantageous to the acute patient with limited ability to tolerate lying down for treatment. It employs active participation by the patient to restore normal movement with improved joint mobility
Kinesiology Taping - specialized tapes which offer multiple applications from light support for postural corrections, to muscle facilitation or calming, to assisting with reduction of swelling
Graston Technique is a specialized myofascial approach which uses custom shaped steel instruments to assist with the freeing of scar tissue and fascial restrictions
Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) Mat Work Levels I through III - This premier brand of Pilates training in Europe and the UK is newly available in the United States. It was developed by physical therapists to assure that Pilates instruction incorporates the safest and most effective exercises with research based rationale. Special consideration is given on how to engage the deepest muscles of the core and protect the spine. It is the foundation for essentially all exercise programs at MCPT LLC.
Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) for Scoliosis - Several therapists on staff have been trained in this approach. Patients with mild to moderate scoliosis (curves from 10 to 35 degrees in particular) have the potential to benefit greatly from integrating this exercise base into their treatment programs, whether scoliosis be their primary or secondary diagnosis.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - national and state chapters, Orthopedic, Private Practice and Sports Medicine Sections
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) - including participation in week long symposiums with dance medicine specialists from around the world site
New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI) - including participation in annual symosium and observation of selected current surgical procedures