I believe that treatment of physical pain and dysfunction requires a hands-on approach.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The use of Myofascial Release allows a trained therapist to look at each patient as a unique individual. I have received extensive training in the John F. Barnes approach to Myofascial Release. The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® is a holistic, full-body, hand-on approach developed and refined by John F. Barnes, PT. This safe and effective approach releases the fascial system, a three dimensional web that connects and surrounds every muscle, organ and system down to the cellular level throughout the body.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
One-on-one hands-on therapy sessions use a variety of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. Your independence is promoted through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
For more information and to get a better understanding of the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach, please visit www.myofascialrelease.com.
I believe patient-education is essential for understanding the possible causes of pain and dysfunction as well as empowering the patient to become an active participant in their own health and well-being.
One of the most effective ways to begin to heal is to have an understanding of your body’s structure and what is going on in your body. At Care ‘N Motion, I strive to provide this information at a level that is right for you and in a manner where you will feel comfortable asking questions and be genuinely heard. I will work diligently with you and any other healthcare providers you currently have or refer you to complementary professionals, as needed, to achieve your specific health goals.
The body is made to move but sometimes movement can be challenging to the point of interfering with everyday activities. At Care ‘n Motion, we use a variety of techniques to facilitate and improve your range of motion and strength including traditional exercise, yoga and pilates. Movement therapy is individualized to each patient’s specific needs and abilities and is directed towards each patient’s functional goals.