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Manual Therapy

I use a combination of various manual therapy techniques and neurological reprogramming techniques, offering an integrated and effective approach to relieving pain and optimizing your movement.  Every session begins with a comprehensive assessment followed by hands-on treatment as well as corrective exercise and movement re-education. I incorporate exercise and movement training into my treatments because I believe in not only resolving your pain but also re-patterning your body to move correctly to prevent future dysfunction. Please come to your appointment in comfortable workout clothing as this technique is done fully clothed.  Orthopedic Sports Massage is cutting edge clinical bodywork and offers the most advanced "technologies" in Sports Medicine available to date.  My approach is to get to the "root" cause of pain, instead of just treating symptoms. This type of bodywork requires extensive study and application, a thorough understanding of kinesiology and biomechanics, as well as advanced palpation skills to detect subtleties in fascia, or soft tissue. It's never comprised of just one or two modalities, such as only deep tissue. It combines many modalities to get you the results you need.  And it has to be done pain-free since that's the only way your body will cooperate and release, despite popular belief.  While manual therapy can be a life-saver when it comes to rehabilitating an injury or relieving chronic pain, it can be even more effective when used with a "prehab" mindset, in conjunction with a good training program. Prehab is short for preventative rehabilitation. If you can address an underlying issue in regards to your movement before it manifests itself as an injury, you will save yourself a lot of pain, time, money, and stress. Whether or not you live an active lifestyle, it is still important to have your movement inefficiencies and dysfunctions corrected and managed with regular bodywork and basic functional training.  Any techniques or corrections that I use are done so with the primary purpose of optimizing your movement. People who move well seldom suffer from chronic pain. If we can find and treat the source of your movement dysfunction, chances are we will also resolve your painful symptoms. Traditional therapies can often be shortsighted when it comes to addressing the root causes of your symptoms. In fact, more often than not, the area you are experiencing symptoms is not necessarily the origin. It is important to take a look at everything that could potentially be playing a part of your symptoms. By assessing your movement capacity in detail, I am able to address the root cause of your pain and dysfunction much more effectively. You are strongly urged to come to your appointment hydrated, and to hydrate with water after your session to reduce any risk of post session soreness.  Usually this does not occur if your body is properly hydrated. You can expect that I will "check in" frequently during your session to make sure you are comfortable at all times.  

Here's a video of LeBron James receiving manual therapy for recovery.  He has openly talked about how flexibility training is his secret to preventing injuries and recovering fast!