Fascia starts at the top of our head and courses through our entire body ending at our toes and fingertips. It is tough connective tissue that provides structure, shock absorption and support to all parts of our body.
It is an amazing aspect to our body that is widely overlooked and underdiagnosed. Fascial restrictions do not show up with tradtional testing like MRI, CT scan or Xrays making it hard to diagnose. Fascial restrictions need to be found by the touch of a MFR trained therapist.
Treatment of fascial restrictions is called Myofascial Release or MFR. MFR therapists treat the whole person. As your therapist I will evaluate posture, positioning and tissue quality. I will listen to symptoms and history and then look beyond that specific area to find the root cause. Where you feel the pain is not always where the problem lies.
MFR is performed in a gentle manner that blends with your body and doesn't fight against it or push past barriers. The treatment consists of prolonged holds which allows tissues to loosen and melt. Restrictions can be caused by physical or emotional trauma, stress, beliefs or bracing against pain. MFR helps with pain reduction, body awareness, and improves quality of life.
Pelvic dysfunction and Myofascial Pain come in many forms. It can limit freedom to experience life to the fullest. Pelvic pain is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. The cause of pain is often unknown but can occur post infection, trauma,surgery or childbirth. It frequently takes years to find the correct care. Lori has the experience, knowledge and passion to get to the root of the problem. She utilizes a personalized, holistic total body approach to listen, understand and assist in your healing journey. Visits are based on your needs and are provided in a quiet, private setting.
Pelvic Therapy consists of many components. The goal is to restore the pelvic girdle to full function. For some that might mean loosening pelvic floor muscles and for others it could be strengthening and improving muscle co-ordination. The evaluation would encompass regions from the abdomen into pelvic girdle, hips and thighs.
Another portion of the evaluation would be to assess Fascia. Connective tissue or fascia is vital to pelvic health. It is a three dimensional web that runs from the top of our head to our toes. It surrounds organs, nerves, muscles, arteries and bones, etc. It can affect every system and function in the body. When tight, it puts undue stress and pull on the pelvic girdle.
Many women suffer pelvic dysfunction in silence due to embarrassment and fear of not being understood. There are many non-invasive Physical Therapy treatment options that are effective. The office is located in Cumming, Ga serving Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee, Cobb and Gwinnett counties.