Structural & Physical Medicine
Physical medicine works in two ways. First, it restores structural soundness to the skeletal system, joints, and soft tissue. In addition, it builds immunity and supports healing and detoxification. Secondly, joint manipulation corrects disorders of the skeletal system that can arise due to stress or trauma.
Myofascial therapy is a hands on form of therapy that releases restrictions in the body’s fascial system. Fascia comprises a system of connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ of the body – all the way down to the cellular level. Because every part of the body is connected to fascia, any kind of restriction on the fascial tissue – trauma, asymmetric posture or inflammation-can create a binding of the fascia, resulting in pressure on nerves, muscles, bones or organs. Myofascial release involves gentle, sustained pressure to the restricted connective tissue.
Used to eliminate pain and restore mobility, myofascial therapy also includes education in proper body mechanics and movement, and enhancement of posture, flexibility and strength. The focus of this therapy is on the cause of the injury or trauma, not the symptoms.
Myofascial release can alleviate a wide range of problems, including acute and chronic pain, movement restriction, headaches, TMJ, fibromyalgai, chronic fatigue, sports injuries, neurological dysfunction and depression.