Our goal is to provide each client with an individualized movement program that will get them out of pain and moving again!
Here are some of the other services we provide:
A gentle, slow movement based practice which is performed consciously with the intention of focusing on the internal experience of the movement rather than the external appearance or result of the movement. Somatic movement allows the client to create new and pain-free movement patterns by using sensory motor education. These easy to do movements ultimately create the motor control and sensation needed to help relieve chronic pain.
Also known as kinesiology taping, fascial taping increases blood flow, reduces inflammation and provides pain relief. When applied correctly, the amount of tension can be adjusted to ‘offload’ a muscle altering the forces and load on a painful or injured area giving it a chance to heal.
Through fluid mechanics, the tape lifts the skin and changes the pressure below the skin, into the superficial layer of connective tissue (fascia). This alone helps to improve fluid flow of blood and nutrients into the area reducing swelling and pain.
pin & Stretch Technique
A movement based fascial mobility technique that is highly effective in creating increased range of motion (ROM). Specific areas are identified in the body where overuse or injury has caused a densification of tissue (scar tissue/fibrosis). This densification can entrap nearby nerves and overtax muscles. By applying focused pressure on targeted areas, the client performs specific motions to lengthen the tissue, decreasing the densification of tissue, reducing pain and improving ROM. The number of sessions required to give lasting relief depends on the injury and the length of time the injury has been present.
MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING
Manual muscle testing (MMT) is used in rehabilitation and recovery to evaluate the contractile units of muscles and tendons and their ability to generate forces. MMT is helpful in determining what muscles are inhibited (under-working) or facilitated (over-working). Specifically, MMT deals with the neural reconnection between the brain and muscle via the central and peripheral nervous systems. Inhibited muscles means the neural connection is lost, incomplete and weak. Facilitated means the that the neural connection is strong and active, but sometimes over-working - meaning the brain calls upon it much more often than it should. By using MMT, the practitioner can determine what muscles are working too hard and what muscles are not working hard enough and create a movement program for the client that brings the balance needed to avoid pain and injury.