BODY WORK IMPROVES
Soft tissue mobilization. Becky Rowe, our Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), treats your muscle and joint aches/tweaks using myofascial release. Joint or muscle-specific tweaks and aches are commonly caused by muscle spasm in the surrounding muscle fibers as opposed to trauma to the joint itself. By releasing the muscle tissue, your brain signals your body to relax, allowing the joints to move the way they were built to move.
Our ultimate goal is to make you self-sufficient -- to give you the tools and exercises you need to stay healthy without a prescribed number of sessions. That said, Body Work provides immediate relief for common injuries AND is a great tool for injury prevention.
Body Work is targeted soft tissue therapy, meaning we are addressing specific problem areas as opposed to general soft tissue work. When our PTA works on you, there is purpose to and science behind every technique. Muscles determine the way the bones move within the joint -- whether they roll and glide as they should OR if they catch, click or crack. Fixing the muscle tissue enables the joints to function properly, whereas adjusting the joints themselves will only temporarily set them in place. If the muscle is in spasm, it will ‘pull’ on the joint causing discomfort or pain.