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Don't Live WithPain!

There are 2 types of pain:

Acute pain and Chronic pain.

Acute pain doesn't last long and usually goes away as your body heals.

Chronic pain lasts at least 6 months after your body has healed. Sometimes, when people have chronic pain they don't know what is causing it.

Chronic pain can cause low self-esteem, depression and anger, and it can interfere with your daily activities.

Myo = Muscle

Fascia = Tissue

Myofascial is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. It interpenetrates and surrounds muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels and other structures.

Myofascial painis muscle pain

Myofascial pain refers to pain and inflammation in the body's soft tissues. It's a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles).

Myofascial pain may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group.

In some cases, the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the pain generator is located. The actual site of the injury or the strain prompts the development of triggers and trigger points that, in turn, causes pain in other areas.

What are triggers and trigger points?

Triggers are anything that invoke an action, reaction or an emotion. Triggers can be both physical and/or psychological.

(Example, a person who has suffered a severe physical trauma can experience a psychological trigger when reminded of the traumatic event).

Trigger points are hypersensitive, tightened areas, which can occur in any muscle.

(Trigger points cause pain, tingling, burning, weakness and other symptoms. They have a special property called referred pain. This means that they cause pain right where they are - AND pain in other areas).

Myofascial therapy is any physical, bio mechanical, biochemical, psychological or spiritual treatment that can relieve patients of myofascial pain and dysfunction.

The modalities that I deploy are physical, psychological and spiritual, encompassing the mind, the body and the spirit.Treatment will involve trigger point therapy and yoga therapy. Within the therapy session, psychological and/or spiritual triggers may surface.

These triggers are your action, reaction and emotion within the physical therapy process. As these triggers arise, they are addressed through a process known as cognitive therapy.

Cognitive Therapy seeks to help the client overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.This involves helping clients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.Treatment is based on collaboration between client and therapist and on testing beliefs.

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