Myofascial Release (MFR) has helped many people suffering from headaches. MFR will release, soften, and lengthen the muscles and fascia around the head, neck, cranial bones, pelvis, and entire body. It is crucial to treat the whole body, for all diagnoses, but especially headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. Call us with any questions on how we can help you today! We can provide you with pain management in Babylon NY!
Traditional therapy has viewed pain from two different perspectives. One school of thought was to avoid pain, “mask” the symptoms and teach the patient to cope with his or her problem. This approach did not cause direct trauma but forced people to be satisfied with limited results. There was the possibility of cumulative trauma since untreated restrictions caused micro-trauma to the patient’s system over time. This microtrauma was like a ticking time bomb left in the system, forcing a return of symptoms or a shift to another area. This is rarely a satisfactory solution.
The other school of thought was “no pain, no gain.” Too many times patients were instructed to exercise and force their way through the pain. The result: a lot of strong patients in agony. Or manipulation and other aggressive manual techniques produced force into osseous structures while paying no attention to the tight surrounding myofascial environment. The aggressive force used created the possibility of increased pain, injury or a return of symptoms because the environment of every osseous structure, the myofascial system, had not been released first. Myofascial Release can safely and effectively free the osseous structures and/or create a more open environment to enhance the effectiveness of manipulation, mobilization procedures, muscle energy techniques, and exercise and flexibility programs.
Is there a possibility of another option for the relief of pain and the restoration of motion? I strongly believe the possibility exists, based on my years of experience and the experience of over 20,000 physical therapists (one-third of the profession) that I have had the opportunity to train in this approach. I would like you to consider the possibility of a third treatment option of relieving pain and restoring motion: therapeutic pain. One aspect of the Myofascial Release Approach is where the therapist applies gentle, sustained pressure into the fascial system, creating what the patient reports as a feeling of good pain or a good stretch. Release of the pressure of the fascial system around the muscles, nerves, blood vessels and the osseous structures creates a free mobile environment of these pain-sensitive structures, producing consistent results in relieving pain and restoring functional mobility.
Another aspect of myofascial release is the sophisticated facilitation techniques called Myofascial Unwinding. The fascial system is a piezoelectric tissue, so when the therapist applies gentle sustained pressure into the fascial system through compression, traction or twisting the fascial system or moving a particular body part (taking gravity out of the system), it creates a flow of the body’s bioenergy. This flow triggers the mind/body complex into spontaneous motion. This spontaneous therapeutic motion allows the body to assume positions in space that represent positions of past traumas. These positions of trauma represent one’s subconscious fear, negative memories and/or pain that have created holding or bracing patterns that have impeded the progress of the traditional therapeutic approach. It is these positions in space and the re-experiencing of this pain memory which is never injurious, that takes the threat out of the system and allows the mind/body complex to let go of these holding or bracing patterns so that healing can commence.
Working in reverse, Myofascial Release, and Myofascial Unwinding, release the fascial tissue restrictions, thereby altering the habitual muscular response and allowing the positional, reversible amnesia to surface, producing emotions and belief systems that are the cause of holding patterns and ultimately symptoms. Thus it is important for the therapist to quiet his or her mind and feel the inherent motions.
Quietly following the tissue or body part three-dimensionally along the direction of ease takes the patient into the significant restrictions or positions. With Myofascial Unwinding, the therapist eliminates gravity from the system. This unloading of the structure allows the body’s righting reflexes and protective responses to temporarily suspend their
influence. The body can then move into positions that allow these state or position-dependent physiologic or flashback phenomena to reoccur. As this happens within the safe environment of a treatment session, the patient can facilitate the body’s inherent self-correcting mechanism to obtain improvement.
The Myofascial Release Approach is more than just an assemblage of techniques. Instead, it creates a whole-body awareness allowing the health professional to facilitate change, growth and the possibility for a total resolution of restrictions, emotions and belief systems that impede patient progress.
Here at Hands On Physical Therapy, we treat a variety of injuries and chronic pains through the use of myofascial release. We can provide you with concentrated care that is dedicated to helping you reach your goal of recovery. If you are in need of pain management in Babylon NY you should contact as soon as possible! We can help manage your pain and provide the relief you need! There is a range of conditions we can help you with including:
As your car ages, its parts begin to wear out and cause problems to your vehicle. When it does, your vehicle becomes less mobile and safe to drive. But did you know, just like the moving parts in your car, the parts that make up your spine can age and create problems too. If you start to feel any unusual pain or stiffness from your spine, you may be experiencing Spondylosis. If you are seeking treatment for Spondylosis on Long Island, look no further. Our team at Hands On Physical Therapy will assess the issue and take appropriate action. We will provide you with pain management in Babylon NY that will relieve you of the experienced symptoms of spondylosis.
The spine is a complex curved organ that gives the body the support and structure it needs while protecting almost all your main nervous system. It is made up of three parts known as cervical, thoracic, and lumber, consisting of 24 bones known as the vertebrae and between them are facet joints. What separates these vertebrae are a rubbery tissue called intervertebral discs which cushions the spinal bones from any impact, allowing for smooth movements. As you age, the disc becomes harder, thinner, and dryer, losing its cushion ability. The facet joints become less functional. The bones begin to rub against each other, causing friction and forming bone spurs. This is known as Spondylosis.
As the spines ages, so do its parts. Spondylosis differs from person to person but the risk factors include.
Pain and stiffness are the most symptoms when experiencing Spondylosis. Other symptoms include
Most cases of Spondylosis are mild and do not require surgery. However, if pain persists for more than a few weeks it’s time to contact us immediately at Hands On Physical Therapy. There are a few tips you can do to combat Spondylosis which include.
If you or a loved one are seeking treatment for Spondylosis on Long Island, then contact us today! Our team at Hands on Physical Therapy are well equipped to develop a treatment plan that is right for you, find relief, and help you get back to the things you love the most. Come in to learn about pain management in Babylon NY! Don’t live in pain for another get the relief you need today!
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is a crucial part of the skull and jawbone anatomies. There is one TMJ located on each side of the jaw, which acts like sliding hinges connecting your jawbone and skull. While this part of your body is often overlooked, it is very important and can leave you in loads of pain if a disorder occurs. If you are suffering from a TMJ disorder, it is a good idea to look for TMJ Treatment Long Island to help you overcome the condition. TMJ can be a very painful condition, seeking pain management in Babylon NY could help give you the relief from the pain you are experiencing.
TMJ Disorders can leave patients suffering and can make everyday activities become a painful chore. If you are in pain and dealing with any of the symptoms of this condition, it is important to speak with a doctor and ask about receiving TMJ Treatment Long Island. Some of the signs of symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
TMJ disorders and the pain associated with them can occur for a range of reasons, with the cause being difficult to determine most of the time. The TMJ is surrounded by cartilage and a small shock-absorbing disk which keeps the movements of the TMJ smooth and painless. However, painful disorders can arise if:
It is important to remember that while these could be possible causes, the cause can often be hard to identify. Regardless of the cause, finding TMJ Treatment Long Island can help you get to the root of the problem and suppress painful symptoms.
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If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms previously mentioned, they may be suffering from a TMJ disorder, and it is time to speak to a doctor. For a reliable TMJ Treatment Long Island, look no further than Hands On Physical Therapy! At Hands On Physical Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of TMJ and want to help you on your road to recovery. Our treatment plans can reduce the pain associated with this condition and solve the problem before it worsens. Contact us at Hands On Physical Therapy today to get your quality of life back!