Myofascial Release (MFR)
Fascia is the strong and flexible outer covering surrounding muscle. The techniques of MFR assist in lengthening tight tissue allowing for better movement through the use of slow, sustained, and sometimes deep pressure, ultimately making tight fascial tissue more supple.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
MET requires patient participation and uses specific muscular effort to lengthen tight muscle, strengthen weak muscle, mobilize joints, and alleviate tissue congestion. Its effectiveness is dependent upon an accurate diagnosis of muscle condition.
Strain-Counterstrain, known as Positional Release Technique (PRT)
PRT focuses on treating protective and reflexive muscle spasm in the body. This technique involves finding a tender point and re-positioning the patient towards their position of greatest comfort. Shortening and re-positioning the painful muscle sends a signal to the brain allowing the muscle contraction to be reduced.
An oscillatory pressure applied against different areas of the body allows for a recoil to take place creating a neuro-reflexive effect that serves to relax the joints and tissues. The patient allows the area being worked on to be pushed, pulled, or moved in a specific direction where the natural rebound of the tissues return it to neutral. This repeated action initiates a desirable relaxation response.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
CST is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that aids in releasing tensions in the soft tissues surrounding the central nervous system. CST is increasingly being used not only to relieve pain and dysfunction, but also as a preventative health measure improving overall health and well-being.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)
LDT gently works through the body’s lymphatic system to activate the circulation of body fluids and stimulate immune function.
Ligamentous Articular Strain (LAS) & Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) Techniques
LAS and BLT involves compressing or decompressing the painful area by pushing the affected joint or tissue together or by pulling them apart, only to follow a point of balance thereafter. Compression or decompression of the involved joint or tissue allows for disengagement. Once disengaged, the joint or tissue will move more freely.