Manual Therapy refers to techniques that are 'hands-on." Our facility offers Kinseo Taping, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Visceral Manipulation. 

Kinesio Taping
Designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. 

Benefits: By varying the shape, direction applied and amount of stretch used, Kinesio Tex Tape ® has the ability to treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions, as well as: 

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular systemr
  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Remodel scar tissue
  • Enhance performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote good circulation and healing

CranioSacral Therapy
A gentle and effective way of working with the Cranium, Sacrum and Dura of the spinal column to release tension and enhance relaxation. This technique uses gentle pressure (the weight of a nickel) to facilitate change.

Benefits: Because of its influence on the central nervous system, CranioSacral Therapy can help with a wide range of conditions:

  • Chronic pain that has not been aided by other approaches.
  • Stress related dysfunctions (stress, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, poor digestion)
  • TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Headaches
  • Learning disabilities in children
  • Often beneficial to those with head, neck and back injuries

Myofascial Release
A gentle and highly effective technique to help balance soft tissues and fascia*.Your therapist may use stretching and pressure (may be gentle to heavy) to release fascial restrictions. This technique is used to eliminate pain and help restore motion.

Benefits: Myofascial release may help improve:

  • Chronic pain conditions due to trauma or dysfunctional tissue patterns
  •  Acute pain due to accidental injury
  • TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Post surgical scar tissue problems

*What is "Fascia"? If you could imagine a lady's nylon stocking that began at the top of your head and ended at your feet you will begin to understand fascia. This substance is a very dense covering for every muscle, nerve, bone and organ in our bodies. New research shows it may even wrap around each individual cell body. Even though it wraps around each of these structures it is still only one sheath that continues without interruption from head to foot. When everything is in a "normal" healthy state this fascia is relaxed and wavy and can move and stretch without restriction. When we experience trauma, inflammation, habitual poor posture or over compensations, it can cause the fascia to lose its pliability, which causes it to become tight and a source of tension for the body. 

Visceral Manipulation
Visceral manipulation is used to treat functional and structural imbalance throughout the body. It encourages normal tone, mobility, and motion of the organs and their connective tissues.

Benefits: Visceral manipulation may help improve:

  • Women's issues including chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis
  • Digestive issues including bloating and constipation
  • Post surgical scar management
  • Pediatric issues with colic