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Myoskeletal Therapy

What is Myoskeletal Sports Therapy?

Myoskeletal Sports Therapy is result oriented and the treatment blends the principles of osteopathy and structural integration to relieve chronic pain, injuries and to reduce the potential for the emergence of pain caused by fundamental problems with the musculofascial system, which could become chronic over time.

Structural integration and osteopathy both rely heavily on the manipulation of the skeletal system, muscles and fascia with the goal of promoting general musculoskeletal health. The idea behind structural integration is that if someone's body can be aligned properly, his or her health problems can be dramatically reduced, because the body will work as a whole.

We incorporate several approaches in a Myoskeletal Sports Therapy Treatment including, but not limited to, Muscle Testing, Joint Mobilization, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Active-Resistance Stretching procedures, which help in resetting natural muscle length.

 Myoskeletal Sports Therapy also helps to prevent future chronic pain conditions by effectively dealing with the cause of the problem and eliminating it. It is shown in scientific literature that over 80% of the pain is coming from soft tissue injuries, and over 74% is directly attributed to Trigger Points within the muscle.

How will this therapy help me?

Deep spinal rotator muscles and other tight, stressed muscles contribute to pain by limiting freedom of movement, while weak muscles provide inadequate support for the body. This in turn leads to posture problems, stiffness, and other symptoms which create an endless cycle of pain. By addressing the fundamental issues in the muscles and fascia, practitioners aim to eliminate the associated symptoms.

The first evaluation consists of a Pain and Postural Analysis. This analysis points to the cause of pain. Examining the soft tissue helps determine what one (or more) of five factors are responsible for the pain: Ischemia, Trigger Points, Nerve Compression or Entrapment, Postural Distortion, and Biomechanical Dysfunction. 

This system of Myoskeletal Sports Therapy recognizes that the joint complex and its attendant soft tissue structures (ligaments, tendons and muscles) are the primary sites of chronic pain and dysfunction. Treatment of these structures must be directed at the soft tissue findings that result from the practitioner’s diagnostic palpation.

Treatment is provided for the purpose of soft tissue and joint mobilization, postural correction and rehabilitation. In addition, therapeutic exercise, physiotherapeutic modalities, and patient education are combined in a treatment plan that identifies the appropriate frequency and duration of a therapy program.
Myoskeletal Sports Therapy recognizes that clinical treatment for the goal of musculoskeletal therapy must identify the cause of your problem and utilize direct manual technique to correct the cause of the problem. Treating pain without improving posture through this therapy is generally regarded as a quick-fix and, at best, only a temporary solution.  

BENEFITS of Myoskeletal Sports Therapy include:

  • Indentifying muscle imbalance strain patterns that cause body Asymmetry, Restriction of motion and Tissue texture abnormality, leading to pain. 

  • Creates mobility in joints, assesses and corrects complex neck, back, hip, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel, TOS, SI joint, and plantar fasciitis pain among other common injuries. 

  •  Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia (Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues) 

  • Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment. (Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone, which can contribute to muscle atrophy, referred pain, paresthesia, and conditions such as pseudo sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pseudo angina, and others.) 

  • Improves Posture and Coordination        

  • Poor posture is a reality in modern society. With our office athlete’s constantly sitting and doing repetitive work causing limited range of motion in hips and overuse injuries of the shoulders, wrists and elbows. 

  • Deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points (Trigger Points: Areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body.)

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