We use the John F Barnes method of Myofascial Release integrated with structural work to assist you through your pain and the healing process.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a whole body, hands-on form of manual therapy that is not only safe but also highly effective technique for eliminating pain, restoring movement and improving overall quality of life. MFR helps to restore the length and elasticity to the connective tissue “web” within our bodies known as fascia.
Fascia surrounds and infuses every structure of the body: muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. When we suffer a trauma, or undergo surgery, suffer from inflammation, or just have poor posture, our fascia will shorten and become restricted placing enormous stress and pressure on surrounding and distant structures. MFR addresses the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Approaching the body as a whole is what allows for long lasting results.
Myofascial Release works by applying gentle but sustained pressure in the area(s) of restriction. The gentle but sustained pressure allows the tissues to soften and elongate, thereby reducing the crushing forces on pain sensitive structures such as nerves. It also reduces compressive forces through the joints and allows for proper alignment of the joint structures to return. It is only with sustained pressure into a fascial restriction, that the tissue undergoes permanent change.
Myofascial Release is used to treat many different conditions such as:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Sports Injuries
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Restriction of Motion
- Disc Problems
- Carpal Tunnel
Cheri specializes in using myofascial release to help athletes recover from injuries or surgery and get them back on the playing field again, enhance athletic performance and reduce general stress.
We accept checks, credit cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, or Discover), or cash for payment at the time of your visit.
We are considered an “out of network” provider for Myofascial Release. If you have insurance coverage, we will work with you to help maximize your reimbursement. You can contact your insurance company to find out if you have out of network benefits. If you wish to seek reimbursement through private health insurance we will gladly provide you with a completed claim form. If you have additional questions regarding specific insurance issues, please call our office.