MEDICAL MANUAL THERAPEUTICS


I am a Registered Massage Therapist legislated by the government under the BC. Health Professions Act.  As a BC Healthcare provider and a recommended Practitioner by Pain BC, I provide corrective therapy with manual therapeutic treatment to support recovery and better health from pain and injury.  
 
As an Alternative Medicine Practitioner, my practice is science-based therapeutics utilizing manual therapeutics focusing on modulating the nervous system to support musculoskeletal recovery.  Treatment involves manually manipulating soft tissue to mobilize and release restrictions in an around the nerves, fascia, muscles, bones, and blood vessels down-regulating the nervous system to guide the body towards restorative function from health-related conditions, chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, and stress . 

Re-establishing a modulating nervous system relies on balance and function of soft-tissues such as muscles and ligaments, as well as blood circulation, lymphatic flow, and nervous system function.  Improved tissue health supports recovering the mind-body connection, self-regulation for better health and ease with daily living.

 

This is NOT a massage service.

 

Following an evidence-based practice, I use my clinical expertise along with research evidence to facilitate recovery to improve balance & function.  I have a holistic approach releasing restrictions to source out the problem while relieving symptoms.  My approach to treatment involves focusing on the nervous system to bring about neurophysiological change so the patient can feel a difference by

 

  1. Relieving symptoms, such as pain/chronic pain, soreness, discomfort, tightness, stress, and inflammation from misuse, disuse, overuse, trauma, MVA.

  2. Restoring homeostasis in & around the nervous system.

  3. Regaining balance & function, promoting ease of movement.  

  4. Promoting a sense of ease: slowing down the heart & breathing rate, decreasing blood pressure, decreasing stress hormone production, and releasing muscle tension.

  5. Managing stress.

  6. Regaining the mind-body connection to support mental & physical balance.

  7. Regaining a sense of ease with daily living.

Evidence-based manual therapeutics is an effective therapy when

  • Supporting recovery from chronic pain, injury, stress to regain quality of life

  • Treating symptoms which have previously been unresponsive to other treatments.

  • Patients feel they need more comprehensive treatment.

  • Support is needed to achieve balance and function.

  • A patient wants improved mobility, strength, flexibility, and movement.

  • A person’s nervous system becomes hypersensitive after injury or trauma.

Conservative therapy for treating conditions such as 

 

  • chronic pain 

  • orthopedic injuries

  • stress

  • muscle imbalances causing pain, soreness, stiffness, tightness

  • restricted mobility, flexibility

  • motor vehicle injury

  • headache

  • temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMJD)

  • hip pain

  • piriformis syndrome

  • tendonitis

  • post surgery musculoskeletal imbalances

  • disc herniation

  • back pain

  • knee pain

  • shoulder pain

  • plantar fasciitis

  • neuropathy

  • etc.

     

      Decrease:

  • Pain

  • Tension

  • Fatigue

  • Tightness

  • Soreness

  • Stiffness 

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

 

      Improve:

  • Flexibility

  • Mobility

  • Muscle function

  • Nervous system function

  • Mental/physical health 

  • Quality of life

  • Immune function

  • Joint nutrition

  • Sleep

 

       Risks:

  • Temporary worsening of symptoms.

  • Usually, any increase in pre-existing symptoms of pain, stiffness, bruising, aching, or discomfort will last a few hours to a few days

  • Other possible risks, complications, and side effects are based on individual's health

     

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