Myofascial Release and Dry Needling 
  • Headaches

  • Trigger points

  • TMJ/Jaw

  • Neck and Back issues

  •  Fibromyalgia

  •  Chronic & Myofascial pain

  •  Knee pain, Hip pain

  •  Shoulder and arm pain

  • SIJ/sacroliliac issues

  • Nerve issues

  • Muscle spasm

  • Relaxation

Myofascial Release aka MFR (John F. Barnes Method) is the basis for every treatment at SerendipPT. MFR, is a hands-on, full body treatment which releases restrictions in the body, minimizing pain, releasing restrictions, and restoring optimal function.  

At the start of each session, Jane will assess the whole body to determine the source of the issues. She will be looking at posture, finding lines of force pulling the skeletal frame off balance, assessing for tension in the muscle and fascial system, restrictions in the joints and noting the alignment of the pelvis.  

 

Combining the assessment skills of a highly experienced physical therapist with the mastery of myofascial release, Jane applies a treatment plan individualized for your issues.  Lasting relief is achieved by balancing the skeletal frame, releasing fascial restrictions and giving permission for expression of emotions. 

Occasionally, Dry Needling is added to a treatment plan to address stubborn areas of pain and tension called trigger points. (Taut bands of tight tissue). Dry needling involves inserting solid filament needles into muscles with trigger points. The needle allows the therapist to reach areas difficult to access. Dry needling relieves pain, restores normal muscle function and reduces spasm.  Therapy goals can be reached more quickly by using dry needling.

 

At SerendipPT, the client spends the entire session with the therapist, Jane, on a comfortable massage table, receiving treatment. Exercises and self help tools may be introduced to empower the client with self treatments. See our YouTube channel Serendip PT Myofascial & Bodywork for details.

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