Clinical Massage Therapy
How is my massage therapy practice different then the others?
I have been a therapist for 6 years during that time I have taken hundreds of hours of education that of contributed to the efficiency of my practice. My practice centers around pain management. I use a number of different assessments to help me accurately determine the best course of action as it pertains to helping you manage your pain.
First of which is manual muscle testing. Most of the time, pain is caused by a muscle dysfunction that is not allowing you to move optimally. I utilize muscle testing to accurately pin point the muscle groups causing the movement dysfunction and release them. Once the body can move without dysfunction, the pain goes away.
Sometimes your pain is coming from nerve entrapment. If a nerve cannot glide and stretch through the body like it should, the burning pain and numbness throughout the limb is the result. In this case, I perform a number of different tests to determine what type of nerve entrapment you are experiencing. Once the type of nerve entrapment has been determined, we can then move forward to either the type of manual therapy needed, or rehabilitation through mobilization of the nerve.
Chronic inflammation is a major contributor to chronic pain. There could be a number of reasons why an individual would be experiencing chronic pain. Once the true cause of your chronic pain has been determined through a detailed interview process, we can come up with a plan that will help you manage your chronic pain moving forward.
Sometimes a more integrated approach is necessary, and that’s where the personal coaching comes in.
began my coaching over a decade ago teaching boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. In 2010 I discovered CrossFit and was a full time coach until early 2019. During that time I have taken 100s of continuing education hours such as, Functional Range Conditioning, Kinstretch, Primal Movement Chains, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. One of my biggest takeaways was, improper movement mechanics can lead to pain and discomfort. As I began my massage therapy practice 6 years ago, I began to discover that the corrections I made while the person was on the table wouldn’t last long unless specific movements were integrated into the practice. Because most people aren’t hurting when they aren’t moving, so, a few hours after they got off the table some of their symptoms would return. If this is the case then we get you in the gym rather then on the table and get your body functioning properly again. That being said, your body is sending a pain signal because it wants to move better, my job becomes helping you get there.