YOU WILL GET A THOROUGH ASSESSMENT OF YOUR SITUATION.

WE WILL ESTABLISH POSSIBLE ROOT CAUSES & UNDERSTAND YOUR GOALS.

TREATMENT WILL USE A MIXTURE OF THE TECHNIQUES BELOW.

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOU TO PREVENT ISSUES ONGOING AND FLEX TO YOUR LIFE'S CHANGING NEEDS.

Treatment & Therapy Techniques

                                                                        can be used to treat a wide variety of injuries and dysfunctions commonly experienced by people. Some of the most common include:

  • IT band syndrome

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Patellar Tendonitis

  • Rotator Cuff pain, restrictions and injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Golfers Elbow

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Muscle Imbalance (agonist/antagonist, postural/phasic)

  • Tendonitis

My expertise is in selecting the most appropriate combination of assessment and treatment techniques to address the underlying root causes, resolve them, and prevent their occurrence. These techniques include: MUSCLE ENERGY, ILIOSACRAL & SACROILIAL 

TECHNIQUES, POST-ISOMETRIC RELAXATION, RECIPROCAL INHIBITION, TRIGGER POINT THERAPY, POSITIONAL RELEASE, CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, CROSS FIBER FRICTION, MYOFASCIAL RELEASE.

KINESIOTAPING, with correct application, is a great complement to my manual therapy. The benefits of kinesiotaping are:

  • Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation - when applied, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skins surface, between its many layers. This increases blood flow and allows by-products, created by inflammation, to be removed more quickly.

  • Delays fatigue - Research has shown that kinesiotape can reduce muscle fatigue. In the "recover" phase of my treatment, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are hurting, but also for the surrounding areas that help carry the burden for muscles that are currently not working well. 

  • Normalizes muscle tone -When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. Kinesiotaping helps bring dormant muscle back to life and helps calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly. 

  • Distributes physical stress - Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement; kinesiotape allows full movement of a taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, it can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

I am a certified Rocktape Medical Professional.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST) - The craniosacral system is made up of the bones, membranes, and fluids that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It plays a vital role in how sensory inputs are transmitted to the brain, and instructions are transmitted to the muscles and organs. CST is focused on the freeing up of restrictions in tissues that influence the craniosacral system, improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, helping to reduce a number of dysfunctions, chronic pain, acute injuries and neurological impairment.

WHIPLASH is by far, the most common injury resulting from motor vehicle accidents (80% of car crash injuries). It is also a common consequence of sporting injuries when sudden impact is involved. It is caused when the head is thrown either backward or forward, straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Untreated, the effects of these injuries can persist for years, causing chronic head, neck, back ache and reduced range of motion. The good news is that even long standing injuries can respond well to therapeutic techniques from a qualified therapist.

SCOLIOSIS is a condition in which there is both lateral curvature and rotational of the spine.  According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), about six to nine million people in the US suffer from this condition. Following a combination of structural and functional assessments, specific massage therapy techniques can be an effective approach to both manage pain, and also effect change.

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER - Commonly called "TMJ," is a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. A variety of symptoms may be linked to TMJ disorders. Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom. Other likely symptoms include radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck; jaw muscle stiffness; limited movement or locking of the jaw; painful clicking, popping of the jaw when opening or closing the mouth; or a change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. The National Institute of Health (NIH) recommend looking for a health care provider who understands musculoskeletal disorders (affecting muscle, bone and joints) and who is trained in treating pain conditions.  I am certified to treat this disorder based on a prescription from your dentist or physician.

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