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A lot of people who are experiencing chronic pain, especially those who are suffering from certain conditions including Plantar Fasciitis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and several others do their best to find the best pain management solution.
As such, some have resolved to move as minimum as possible, believing that the less action they make, the less pain they will face. Well, the opposite may actually be true. In fact, there is a recently introduced discipline these days, in the form of movement therapy. Movement Therapy is a whole lot like physical therapy. However, it involves several other aspects, such as introducing functional strength and corrective exercise, with a focus on manual therapy. Treatment through touch.
This type of therapy will work towards strengthening muscles, which in turn, improves muscle support provided towards the rest of the body. As you simply allow the muscles in your stomach to lose their strength, you might end up suffering more injuries, including back pain, neck pain, as well as migraines. This is because the muscles in your stomach also help in supporting your back.
Movement therapy also works in increasing endurance so that people who are suffering from these types of pain can still continue working on their everyday activities. As such, it is also proven to increase the stability of the joints, thus decreasing the events of falls, as well as the pain that is linked with swelling of joints.
It also increases flexibility in the joints and muscles of the body. Exercise also fosters the release of natural hormones in the body, the endorphins, which are the ones responsible in relieving pain. The exercise involved also makes an individual feel even better regarding them, thus helping to alleviate instances of depression that most people who are dealing with chronic pain usually deal with. As an added feature, it also helps individuals to maintain the recommended body weight. This factor also reduces pain.
There are a lot of conditions that can benefit from a movement therapy rehabilitation session. For example, those who are dealing with frozen shoulder, whiplash, sprains/strains, and others, are helped accordingly. In fact, almost all conditions that can cause pain can certainly be given treatment by simply implementing the right combination of techniques involved in movement therapy.
There are a lot of methods used in movement therapy. You definitely need to explore all of these methods, including their different combinations until you are able to select the best ones for your specific condition. However, it is highly recommended to take advantage of the assistance of a professional who can help you out. A movement therapist can help you in this regard, giving you the right solution for your specific need.
Regardless of whether you go for a morning jog or you are a power lifter, there are things that you need to be aware of. Muscles get tired when they are overused, and this could lead to certain orthopedic conditions and to cause different levels of pain. It becomes necessary to consider a form of rehabilitation which would allow your muscles to recover and regain their former strength. This is where a deep tissue massage comes into the picture.
Many of us love getting a massage, that’s true. However, corrective deep tissue massage is going to accomplish a lot more than just relax your muscles. Let’s take a look at what it can do for you.
Tremendous Stress Relief
Dense muscles and stiffness are usually caused by excessive stress levels. A deep tissue massage is going to provide you with the much-needed relief. In fact, an estimated 60% to 80% of the people who visit professional movement therapists and massage establishments are related to high levels of stress.
Pain caused by muscle damage could be handled and reduced with a comprehensive and effective deep tissue massage. A research published back in 2014 in an issue of Manual Therapy decisively stated that deep tissue massage is capable of reducing pain which is associated with plantar fasciitis. The massage can also be used to help relieve tension and pain from other conditions such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee and a wide range of orthopedic issues.
In any case, the truth is that non-invasive procedures are certainly to be preferred when it comes to pain stemming from muscle damage. Of course, this isn’t always possible. However, our movement therapy is going to help you with a wide range of different conditions and it’s going to do so effectively without the usage of invasive or stressful techniques. Boasting long years of professional experience and prestigious certifications, we are capable of handling a range of different conditions without any issues. You can rest assured that you entrust capable and professional hands. Specialized movement therapies are helpful for gym enthusiasts, professional and non-professional athletes, people who spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer and a wide range of different patients who experience complications related to movement. All you need to do is give us a call.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful compression of the median nerve, identified by numbness and tingling at the hand – specifically, down to your fingers. Now that you’ve got it.. how do you get rid of it?
First, you should understand that the same nerve being irritated (the median nerve) travels through that carpal tunnel as well as several other sites, like the pronator teres muscle in your forearm and the pec minor muscle at your chest. Actually, many people who suffer from the symptoms of CTS may just have what’s known as “Pec Minor Syndrome”. It may, also, be compressed in 2 individual sites (“double crush”) or more, which would require a more comprehensive approach.
Fortunately, there are a few simple approaches to treating that pain yourself or with the help of a therapist. No need to resort to surgery just yet!
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
A) At the pec minor: A simple doorway stretch may do the trick… With your arm out to the side and elbow bent to a 90º angle, step through a doorway but allow the working arm to make contact with the side of the door. This resistance will stretch the pec muscles, lengthening them and taking pressure off of the median nerve.
B) At the pronator teres: Using a double lacross ball… Begin with the wrist in an flexed and pronated position (fingers reaching towards the front of the forearm and palm facing down). Pin the forearm down on the targeted muscle and add bodyweight with your opposite arm. Lastly, extend the wrist to bring the fingertips towards the back of the forearm and turn the palm to face up. Notes: Targeting the pronator teres will feel more like “picking tape”. This may be done with a single ball but is much less effective.
C) At the carpal tunnel: Passively flexing and extending the wrist…. Extend the affected arm and use the opposite hand to pull the fingers back (passive extension) and forwards (passive flexion). Simple as that.
One of my favorite self-care tools is called the Roleo. With this gadget, you can wring out your arms like water from a towel. Best. Investment. Ever.
However, if you’ve struggled with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for a while and treated it with no avail, your next step may be to consult a soft-tissue therapist for immediate relief.
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