Myofascial Release (MFR) is a manual or hands on technique that involves loosening up the fascia. Fascia is the thin connective tissue that
surrounds our muscles and tendons. Fascia also surrounds all nerves, blood vessels and organs. MFR releases restrictions in the fascia that will inhibit normal mobility and
function. Abnormal tension in the myofascial tissues alters biomechanical efficiency and contributes to compensatory and painful movement patterns. MFR releases tensions and promotes
normal biomechanical movements and reduces pain. It is a very gentle technique.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle manual therapy technique which promotes dynamic homeostasis in the body using specifically directed light
touch to balance membranous tensions throughout the nervous and fascial systems of the body.
Strain Counterstrain Techniques
Strain Counterstrain or Positional release techniques helps to reduce painful trigger points, tension points, correct abnormal neuromuscular
tension pattern and improve functional mobility. Specific joint positioning is used to reduce tension and excessive muscle tone. Evidence shows that SCS reduces pain, improves ROM and
posture and improves functional mobility.
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle form of fascial technique emphasizing the fascia surrounding our internal organs and their relationship to the
skeletal and muscular structures. Their close proximity to nerve tissue and the spine can refer pain to the neck and back.
The GYROTONIC®Expansion System is a unique
exercise program that incorporates the principles of Tai Chi, swimming and dance. It is a multi-dimensional movement system that builds on your core strength to find space and length in your
spine and other joints. GYROTONICs®simultaneously strengthens and stretches while
increasing range of motion and developing coordination by emphasizing joint articulation without compression thus improving posture, alignment and decreasing pain.
Gua Sha tools and methods are used to decrease chronic soft tissue pain and dysfunction. Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medicine
technique that is used to restore normal circulation, improve functional mobility and increase range of motion by breaking down adhesions. The goal is to stimulate a healing response.
When we are injured or experience repetitive stress our body forms scar tissue. Sometimes scar tissue can be laid down either in excess or in a pattern that doesn't allow you to perform your
normal activities without pain or limitation. This scar tissue often has a bumpy texture below the skin and we refer to it as fibrotic tissue. The Gua Sha technique uses a tool with
rounded edges applied with deep pressure to begin the body's healing response. You may have heard of the ASTYM or Graston methods. These tools use the same theory behind Gua Sha.
Types of injuries this technique works well with is chronic muscle tightness and pain, lateral epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis and many more. This is not a passive technique, after receiving a
Gua Sha treatment it is important for the client to stretch and move the area as much as possible.
Functional, Therapeutic and Sport Specific Exercise
Functional Exercises target your core stabilizers and other muscles used in everyday activities and the sports you enjoy. You don't need specialized equipment to do these exercises but they
enable you to get on with your regular activity without pain. Your program will be specifically designed to meet your goals.