We are therapists, and massage is a tool that we use to facilitate an overall goal. A good therapist regardless of title, has perspective from as many angles as they can get. If you look at a two-dimensional picture from the side, you are going to miss the big picture unless you take the time to walk around and view it from the front.
If we walk into a room and see a puddle in the middle of the floor, we don’t just mop it up or place a bucket under where the drip is. We look up at the ceiling and try to find the source of the leak. We take the time to get a ladder and climb up to investigate. If we don’t have the tools to fix it, we’ll guide you to the right person.
In many cases the “diagnosis” that you have received is a symptom of another issue.
Let’s say your elbow hurts. So, you go to get it checked out, and you’re diagnosed with “Tennis Elbow.” (This is the puddle on the floor). They’ve just told you that your elbow hurts, but with a fancy name. The treatments are then focused on the puddle. Guess what? Once the bucket they’ve put under the drip fills, you have a puddle again. The elbow pain was a symptom. Perhaps a shoulder instability, or the mechanics of how you’re performing a movement with your arm has led to the elbow pain. We like to get the ladder and investigate all that we can to find the true issue.
Whether you’re recovering from an injury, trying to prevent one, have a chronic or recurring condition or looking for optimal structural balance to perform at the highest level, we can help you!
Our holistic approach and functional assessments provide a broad perspective so that we can show you the big picture and how it all links together.
We are genuinely invested in our work and provide the best care possible within our abilities. We listen to your story as well as the story your body tells us. We don’t just follow textbook protocols to treat a symptom, we rock to the ebb and flow of the patient in front of us and do our best to connect the dots and treat the whole condition.
While manual treatments help to facilitate and expedite the healing process and allow some relief and movement restoration, incorporating the appropriate self-driven movement patterns to reconnect or repattern the neuro system is what will provide sustained relief. “Move with purpose.”