We don’t just treat symptoms.
We uncover the source of the problem.
Anxiety, poor sleep, slow recovery from exercise, muscle cramping and feeling stressed and unable to relax are all signs that our body’s out of balance.
We take a unique approach to treating the body. We don’t just rub where it hurts week after week, hoping you’ll eventually feel better.
We play detective to uncover the source of the pain.
Maybe you’ve never fully recovered from an injury, have adapted to a slumped over sitting position or relied on a running form that favors some muscles over others.
Our goal is to help you reclaim your movement and return to the exercises and activities you once enjoyed. Learn what it feels like to move without fear of injury, sleep better and become resilient under stress .
We create balance.
The first session begins with a thorough history. Believe it or not, even a fall at age seven can still effect how you move at 47! The body doesn’t change until it has reason to, feels safe doing so or until an underlying structural issue is resolved.
We focus on breathing and bringing the body into a relaxed state. We also assess movement and posture.
Feeling relaxed and comfortable during the work is our main objective. Contrary to popular belief, soft tissue work doesn’t need to be unnecessarily deep or painful to have a profound effect.
How does this work?
Our bodies are constantly responding to stimulation, whether it comes from sitting in a new desk chair at work, swinging a golf club a different way or as the result of a car accident. The body is constantly responding to physical and emotional trauma, which can place a damaged imprint on the motor control center of the brain.
We feel the pain of broken bones or torn tissue and some relief once they’ve healed. Then we recondition the area to become strong again, but often pain still lingers either at the site of injury or somewhere else in the body.
Because at the time of injury, you may have felt the physical symptoms of pain, but more was going on behind the scenes. A dysfunctional movement pattern effected the brain’s motor control center. These mis-coordinations effect posture, alignment and are the biggest source of non-pathological pain.
If we continue to try to strengthen the muscles effected by this trauma, we will simply strengthen those which are overworked already and causing pain. This doesn’t teach the muscles that are weak and inhibited, as the result of the trauma, to become stronger and functioning once again. Simply releasing a tight muscle doesn’t provide enough input to teach the body how to move in a new, non painful way.
Neuromuscular reprogramming is a means of re-educating these faulty movement patterns and teaching the body how to perform pain free movement once again.
Fancy gear isn’t the only way to enhance performance.
Not all clients come to us in pain. Some athletes want to enhance their recovery or make performance gains. Here’s a common scenario that we often see in athletes: The gluteals are large, powerful muscles, but because so many of us sit for the majority of the day, they’re not always accessed as efficiently as possible.
Then we go from zero to 60 and hop on our bike or go for a run after work and instead of using our glutes to drive the exercise (they’re still unresponsive from all that sitting), we rely on our hamstrings or low back.
Not only does this rob athletes of serious power and performance potential, but it also sets them up for injury because they’re relying on the wrong muscles to do the job.
We’ll start by assessing these movement patterns to find any weak links in your kinetic chains and then help your body learn to perform at its peak potential.
What to expect:
Every session is customized to the individual. You may feel an improvement right away as we begin to release chronically tight or painful muscles, but it’s important to continue our work together.
Pain is the body’s final signal that something’s wrong (meaning you’ve been operating with the faulty pattern or injury for a long time) and is the first symptom to disappear during treatment.
But just because the pain is gone doesn’t mean the neurological pattern or structural problem is cleared or won’t return. It took a habit to get into pain and it takes a new one to get out of it! But don’t worry, we’ll show you how to incorporate healthy movement into your lifestyle and provide you with movements to reinforce the work.
How we can help you? Let’s start the conversation or Book your first appointment now