What do we treat?
Neck or back pain, neurological symptoms, joint or extremity pain, chronic pain, traumas, sports injuries, post-surgical adhesions or scar pain, tendonitis, headaches or migraines, sinus problems, cumulative trauma syndrome, facial or jaw trauma, birth injuries, women’s health including: pelvic floor pain and discomfort, urinary incontinence, urgency, and or frequency, vulvodynia, constipation, mastectomy pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, lymphedema, problematic breast implant/reduction scars, episiotomy scars, infertility problems, coccygeal pain, adhesions, painful intercourse, menstrual problems, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
How do we treat?
Mostly manual therapy consisting of myofascial release, craniosacral, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, GRASTON, kinesiotaping, lymphedema, functional dry needling, biofeedback, postural/body mechanics/gait assessment and education, self-treatment instruction for myofascial release, and therapeutic exercise for Home Exercise Program using stretching, strengthening, and balance training.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is the tough connective tissue that creates a 3-dimensional web, which extends without interruption from your head to your foot. Fascia surrounds and infuses every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ, all the way down to the cellular level. The fascial system can affect every system and function in the body- muscular, cellular, neurological, metabolic, etc. The fascial system generally supports, stabilizes, and cushions. The white, glistening fibers you see when you pull a piece of meat apart is the fascia.
Trauma (like surgeries, childbirth, falls), neurological deficits, prolonged posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of the fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures, and organs.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a full body, hands on technique, which engages the fascia and allows for what the body needs. It was developed and refined by John F. Barnes. By allowing the connective tissue to elongate we are in essence removing the straight jacket on the system. Because the pressure is held greater than 120 seconds we are making extensive changes to the collagenous part of the connective tissue, having long lasting results! MFR enables us to return to health by eliminating crushing pressure on muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bones, and organs.