Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves application of gentle sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions. This unique manual therapy is a whole body approach designed to eliminate pain, restore motion, improve flexibility, posture and function.
Myofascial release is a specialized treatment technique which differs from standard occupational and physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care. Many patients seek out myofascial release after standard therapies have not provided the desired results of pain relief and restoration of mobility and function.
Wild Sage Myofascial Release Therapy provides a comprehensive approach to treating myofascial restrictions. Therapist and patient work together as team to maximize therapy results.
Wild Sage Myofascial Release Therapy follows the myofascial release technique developed by John Barnes, a physical therapist. For more information on John Barnes and myofascial release you can visit his website here
Fascia is the soft tissue component of connective tissue that is prevalent throughout the entire body. It is a three-dimensional web with a unique architectural system surrounding muscle, tendon, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and organs which provides stability, structure, cushion, and communication within the body.
Restrictions in fascia occur through trauma or injury, surgery, inflammatory processes, environmental, positional, and/or emotional stresses. Fascial restrictions create pain and limitations with mobility and range of motion which can significantly impact activities of daily living, work, recreation, and participation in sports. Fascial restrictions are frequently overlooked in traditional medical care as they do not show up on standard medical testing such as Xrays, MRI and CAT scans and are not generally addressed by traditional physical and/or occupational therapy protocols, massage therapy, and chiropractic therapies.
Many traumas, injuries, repetitive and sustained positions (such as computer work, texting, cycling, skiing, rock climbing) can create shortening of our connective (fascia) tissue. Bracing and holding patterns can develop over a period of years creating further pain and debilitation. Traditional outpatient therapy generally treats the localized area of pain, but frequently does not address the fascial connective tissue dysfunction which results in continued pain and dysfunction.
Cindy Petrinovic-Miller is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand (and Upper) Extremity Therapist whom has specialized in treating the upper extremity for over 30 years. Her extensive experience in a variety of out patient settings afforded her the ability to recognize that not every gets better with traditional outpatient therapy. Frequently patients where left with structural limitations and pain that were not addressed by standard outpatient therapy protocols and care.
Cindy began incorporating myofascial release techniques into her own patient care over 20 years ago when she was first introduced to myofascial therapy by a colleague. Over the years patients have requested that Cindy use myofascial release therapy in other areas of the body including the neck, torso, lower back, abdominal area, pelvis and lower extremities. Most of these patients where already in other therapies that where not addressing their myofascial restrictions and they had continuing pain and functional limitations Cindy decided to further her training in myofascial release techniques in order to offer the same pain-relieving techniques to the whole body.
Intake form: You will fill out a patient intake form, including medical and pain history.
Attire: Please bring loose shorts or a bathing suit to your session. For women, please bring sports bra, bathing suit top, or loose tank top.
Please do not use any lotions or oils on the day of your appointment. Your skin needs to be clean and dry for this technique.
Evaluation and treatment: Your first session will include a discussion of your current condition or problem, your health history, include any previous injuries or trauma. The evaluation will include a whole-body assessment of your mobility and posture, areas of tenderness and restrictions. Treatment will include a myofascial release therapy session along with instructions in home stretches to help you maintain the benefits from the treatment session.
I offer Myofascial Release Therapy in Golden, Colorado. Easy access from Denver and Evergreen Mountain Communities, one block east of the Jefferson County Administrative complex.
Initial Evaluation (90 minutes): $150.00
Treatment session (60 minutes): $125.00
These can be paid at the time of your visit through cash, check, or credit card.