A variety of conditions can be treated* such as:
- Adhesive Scar tissue
- Sports injuries: shin splints, plantar fascitis, etc
- Post surgeries: joint replacement recovery, back and neck surgeries
- Over-use or chronic conditions: tendinosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, lower back or neck pain, etc.
- Injuries: Strains, sprains, etc.
- Distress and depression
*Acute injuries or recent surgery will require Health Care Providers release for bodywork therapies/massage.
Myofascial Release (MfR)
Fascia is the body’s connective tissue, which weaves throughout the entire body forming a web-like structure. One of it’s many functions is to allow the other tissues to move smoothly.
Trauma and inflammatory response create binding restrictions of this system that can produce crushing tensile pressures that act like a “straitjacket” causing compression or entrapment of muscles, nerves, blood vessels and bones. This can translate throughout the fascial ‘web’ eventually affecting other parts of the body.
These restrictions can cause Ischemia (a lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues), can contribute to muscle atrophy referred pain, paresthesia and restrict motion and cannot be detected by our standard imaging tests.
the therapist is trained to discern restrictions throughout the body and gentle sustained pressure is used to effectively release fascial restrictions. ‘Unwinding’ is often experienced by the client during fascial release.
This work envelops an array of techniques and patient assessment determines the specific technique to be used. Ortho techniques also strive to restore muscle balance, which reduces the forces applied to the joint capsule and diminishes the potential for joint and disc degeneration.
Treatment may combine techniques such as AIS(assisted isolated stretching), reciprocal inhibition, ROM , active engagement, multi-directional/cross friction, eccentric contraction, Trigger point therapy or other therapies.
The therapist is certified in specialized techniques to treat the patient and condition.
Advanced massage techniques are often utilized to enhance or assist other treatments. Hot/cold hydrotherapy, topical analgesic, essential oils may also be used in conjunction with massage.