Manual Therapy Treatment

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Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

 STM is defined as the hands-on mobilization of soft tissues, i.e., muscle and associated connective tissues that supports it, tendons (muscle to bone connections) and ligaments (bone-to-bone connections). STM is performed on a patient for the purposes of producing beneficial effects on the nervous, muscular, lymph and circulatory systems.

BioSynchronistics®

BioSynchronistics® is a full body, hands on treatment approach which draws on traditional physical therapy techniques, using a holistic approach based on both the force of gravity and the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.  It is a gentle form of manual physical therapy effective in treating the common neuromusculoskeletal conditions experienced by all age groups, non-athletes and athletes alike.

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Myofascial Release (MFR)

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.Using a soft touch,  practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it''s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.  Trauma/injury, inflammation, repetitive movements and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce pain and dysfunction from tissue that becomes taught and inflexible.  These restrictions can affect movement, range of motion and alignment and can result  in chronic pain and dysfunction.  MFR can help to free the tissue and reduce pain. MFR is a light but, specific technique and should only be applied only by trained and skilled therapists. 

Zero Balancing

Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.