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Welcome

"Helping you find freedom of movement...

                        through the release of myofacial pain."

 

Welcome to my Website!  

The premise of manual therapy and massage is that loss of mobility in the soft tissue and joints creates pain and disability, and restoration of mobility becomes the primary treatment objective.1

The intention of treatment is to promote optimum function rather than merely to reduce symptoms.2

Research has shown that musculoskeletal tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone, and cartilage are highly responsive to mechanical stimuli.3
 
The body's tissues are “adaptable”, that is, they change in response to stimulus (or lack of stimulus), and every structure in the body can improve its structure and function if given the proper stimulus.4
 
Even older clients with chronic conditions can experience functional improvement because the body still contains cells (undifferentiated mesenchymal cells) that will respond to appropriate stimuli by “migrating, proliferating, and differentiating into mature cells of bone, cartilage, and dense fibrous tissue … including chondrocytes (cartilage cells)”.5

 

I am trained in a variety of modalities, and you can click on the "Services & Rates" page to learn more about the various techniques I use in my work.

If you'd like to set up an appointment with me, This is a link to my Calender.

Please contact me with any questions you might have regarding my work.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.

 

 

1. Sutton GS, Bartel MR. Soft-tissue mobilization techniques for the hand therapist. J Hand Ther 1994; July– Sept:185–192

2. Hendrickson T. Massage and Manual Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions, 2nd ed: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003

3. Banes A, Lee G, Graff R, et al. Mechanical forces and signaling in connective tissue cells: Cellular mechanisms of detection, transduction, and responses to mechanical stimuli. Curr Opin Orthoped 2001;12:389–396

4. Lieber RL. Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity,  2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

5. Buckwalter JA. Musculoskeletal tissues and the musculoskeletal system. In Weinstein SL, Buckwalter JA (eds): Turek's Orthopedics, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005, pp 3–56