Muscular Dysfunction and Treatment
Those who suffer from chronic pain know it is impossible to enjoy a life of normal physical activities. Many of my clients have tried Physical Therapy, Chiropractic adjustments, and even surgery to correct muscular dysfunctions.
The repeated stories have one thing in common, they always develop other areas of pain due to muscular compensation and lack of follow up treatments.
When a muscle is injured, signals are sent to the brain to release chemicals and inflammation as a means to protect from further injury. The only bad thing is that the inflammation also creates a barrier that does not allow adequate nutrients and blood supply. When muscles do not receive adequate supply of oxygen, blood, and nutrients, they begin to dry up and adhere to one another.
Nerve compression, pain, restriction in movement, shortened muscles that limit flexibility, and stiffness that can spread to neighboring muscles. Adhered muscles are not able to function which result in strain to other muscles.
What can you do to prevent this?
Ice is the best thing to do within the first 72 hours of an injury. Muscular strains can be worked out within one-two weeks following a new injury. All neighboring muscles need to be addressed in order to check for integrity and functionality. I recommend at least two-six weekly follow up treatments in order to continue the healing process.
What about old injuries?
Old Injuries can also be worked out to initiate new healing. The majority of my clients have old injuries that never healed properly. Mainly because there is a lack of education on self care and maintenance. I enjoy working with old injuries because I am able to show my clients that they can improve any physical dysfunction through Rehabilitation Therapy.
What is Holistic Rehabilitation?
Holistic Rehabs involve a combination of techniques and movements that test for functionality and symmetric movement. Once I discover the areas affected, I use pressure point release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial techniques, and sequenced stretching.
I conclude with very slow and deep strokes with the purpose of lengthening Myofascial tissues. As the muscles lengthen, pain is relieved. The intention is to treat the whole body and organize it along the verticals.