My Story

Neuromuscular therapy is a specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief and prevention. Neuromuscular therapy eliminates the causes of neuromuscular pain patterns, enhances the function of joints, muscles and movement and releases endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers. This approach integrates various types of massage therapies such as myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point therapy. This provides long lasting results and can be a part of a comprehensive program complimenting all other health care modalities.

What to expect

During your first appointment, you will be required to complete a personal history and information form. We will discuss the reason for your visit so I can clearly understand your condition and determine if any contraindications exist. I will assess your posture both standing and lying down. I will ask you to walk so I can spot any dysfunction in your gait. I will also check the range of motion of your joints to identify any restriction of movement.

You will always be clothed during the assessment and therapy sessions. To facilitate assessment and therapy, the best attire is loose fitting shorts. A sports top, bathing suit top or a tank top is appropriate for women. If you are not comfortable with that attire, loose fitting sweats or yoga pants are options. For children and teens under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present.

Method

The muscular system is the largest system of the human body. There are more than 640 muscles in the body that provides us with the ability to move. They comprise 50% of a person’s total body weight. Muscles are the primary targets of the wear and tear of daily activities. Yet, muscles in general receive little attention as a major source of pain and dysfunction. The severity of symptoms can range from painless restriction of movement and distortion of posture to agonizing, incapacitating pain. Severe soft tissue pain often devastates the quality of life, but this can be prevented.

I blend assessment techniques from various disciplines to determine the origins of muscular imbalances. The history of your condition and this assessment will lead to the application of advanced integrated massage and stretching therapies that will produce long lasting results.

My goal is to help you increase and maintain healthy muscular function and prevent the occurrence of soft tissue pain, postural distortion and biomechanical dysfunction.

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Some examples of muscular dysfunction that respond positively:

•Back Pain
•Breathing Difficulties
•Bulging Disks
•Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•Fibromyalgia
•Forward Head Position
•Frozen Shoulder
•Headaches
•Hip Pain
•ITB Syndrome
•Knee pain
•Migraines
•Millitary Neck
•Muscle Cramps
•Neck Pain
•Spasms and Strains
•Mysofacial Pain Syndrome
•Osteoarthritis
•Piriformis Syndrome
•Plantar Faciitis
•Rotator Cuff
•Round Shoulders
•Sciatica
•Scoliosis
•Shin Splints
•Stress
•Sway Back
•Tendonitis
•Tennis Elbow
•Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
•TMJ Dysfunction
•Trigeminal Neuralgia
•Trigger Points
•Whiplash
Who can benefit?
People experiencing stiffness, soreness, discomfort, fatigue or any of the conditions listed above can benefit from these therapies including the very young and the elderly.

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts will benefit by integrating therapy sessions with their training program. These benefits include increased flexibility and energy, enhanced recovery and reduced stiffness and muscle soreness.

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The information on this web site is not medical advice and is not intended to be medical advice. I do not diagnose illness or disease, prescribe the use of any pharmaceuticals or perform any spinal manipulation. The services I provide are not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment.