RESTORING FUNCTIONAL MOVENT PATTERNS THROUGH EVIDENCE BASED WORK ON THE BODIES FASCIAL NETWORK
AN INTUITIVE AND HOLISTIC MYOFASCIAL TREATMENT
Due to the ground breaking work of Dr. Janet G. Travell, we know that contractile tissue within a trigger point (knot) can have a negative bio-mechanical impact on the body, resulting in soft tissue pain and dysfunction (myofascial pain syndrome).
Contractile tissue is a hyper-irritable band of tissue caused by internal or external factors, including, strain, overuse, emotional distress, poor nutrition, poor posture, exposure to hot or cold temperatures, lack of movement and trauma.
The deactivation of trigger points can bring immediate relief of pain and discomfort, freeing restriction within the tissue and returning muscles to work in their full pain-free range of motion.
It is through my work on trigger points and the bodies Myofascial network that I am able to release restrictions that are often the cause of soft tissue pain, and if left untreated, result in injury.
I measure the muscle length to work out the cause of disfunction, then predominantly use a combination of myofascial release and active release technique to compress underlying muscle tissue whilst moving the body part through its range of motion in an effort to bring length back to the muscle and break its restriction. This process relieves soft tissue pain and dysfunction by restoring muscle tone, bringing the body back into its natural bio-mechanical balance.
I've had success treating shoulder impingement, chronic lower back pain, upper back pain and headaches, upper crossed syndrome, poor posture, rotated pelvis, pelvic tilt, rib subluxation, tennis and golfers elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tension headaches, rib subluxations and general soft tissue pain or discomfort.
With 15 years experience working with the bodies fascial network and more than 25 years in the fitness industry, I bring a wealth of personal injury experience and couple that with formal manual therapy training that spans 11 modalities. This includes; Dry Needling, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Remedial Massage, Myofascial cupping, Craniosacral, Active Release Technique, Positional Release Technique, Joint Mobilisation, Massage Therapy, Dorn Spinal Therapy and Injury Rehabilition.
In common with other allied health professionals, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy uses an evidence based approach to aid in the prevention and treatment of soft tissue injuries and pain associate with the musculoskeletal system.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any soft tissue related questions or would like any further information about the service I provide.
Prehabilitation exercises or prehab is a proactive approach to training that aims to avoid pain and injury before the actual occurrence. Rehab or rehabilitation exercises and stretches are used to treat the tissue once an injury has occured. Check out my prehab page to help treat myofascial pain syndrome and keep common soft tissue pathologies at bay