A tug-of-war happening in your body. The rope will likely fray and possibly snap one day. I’m talking posture here people. If you’ve got squinting to see something head posture, confused dog head posture, sassy hip tilt posture, just got goosed in the butt posture, or just got hit in the privates posture., there is a war a going on in there. The teams in there are muscles, tendons, and ligaments and they are pulling against each other to find the most comfortable and efficient place to spend most of their time. The pain comes when no one is willing or able to give little slack and the rope tears, maybe not completely, but even a little fray can hurt like the dickens. If you want to avoid injury, improve performance, or truly be rid of your pain, we have to make a lasting change.
I have decided to make house calls to those who have trouble getting out of there house. We all know pain is no fun, but for some of us it is much more than an anoyance that comes and goes. Some of us are suffering through a daily battle to perform the most basic of tasks whilst feeling incredible pain. These people might have the best of intentions and incredible will power, but pain doesn’t really care about all that.
Most of the time pain is a byproduct of damage. Damage to ligaments, tendons, and muscles that calls for the creation of scar tissue to repair the injury. When formed properly (as it usually is) scar tissue does the trick and the pain goes away and you forget you were ever hurt. BUT, once in a while that scar tissue forms badly and the cycle of peekaboo pain begins and gets worse over months, years, decades.
Many of the the people I visit in their homes are dealing with the end result of injuries that may have happened many years in the past and the person might not even remember getting hurt. So we assess the situation and then go about the business of going “back in time” and helping these people finally heal the underlying injuries.
If this interests you, then contact me or schedule a phone call and let’s start moving toward hope rather than hopelessness!
Orthopedic bodywork is precise manual therapy focused on (NON- INVASIVE) scar tissue remodeling in ligament tendon and muscle tissue. Scar tissue is a substitute for the tissue it replaces due to some degree of injury. For various reasons, scar tissue can form like a cotton ball with fibers in all directions with no real organization to them. This poorly formed tissue does not transmit fluid or force well, is vulnerable to repeated injury, and often contributes to persistent patterns of tension and pain throughout the body. Focused and appropriate manual therapy helps scar tissue transform from something like a cotton ball to something more like a handful of straws with fibers, largely going in one direction. This new and improved scar tissue is the closest to the original tissue, and should allow most people to enjoy improved mobility, strength, resistance to injury, and reduced or eliminated scar tissue related pains.
Structural Integration is a systematic method of manual manipulation, of the tissues within us, that dictate both our form and function to create greater ease of breadth and motion from head to toe and skin to bone. Imagine you spent day and night wearing a spandex suit at least, one size too small. Imagine what that would feel like and how that might force you to move differently. You might feel as though you should not, or could not, move at all. Realizing this is not a comfortable or efficient way to live your life, you ask for help. I get a good grip on that spandex suit, I ask you to move in various ways, and together we stretch it out so it fits you properly. Suddenly you feel you have space, you can breath more fully, and you have new options within your body. I like to think of it as giving yourself some “personal space” and literally being more comfortable in your own skin.
Active Isolation Stretching is a focused and effective method for Stretching and strengthening targeted portions of the body. By contracting a muscle on the opposite side of the muscle you aim to stretch and holding the stretch for a very short period of time we are able to sneak a stretch by a tight muscle before it knows what happened. Repetitions of this quickly bring about a positive change in the targeted tissues before they have a chance to get angry.
Any of these modalities has the potential to work wonders on their own. In combination, they complement each other beautifully making the process of attaining and maintaining lasting change much more efficient and effective.