Myokinesthetic System

MYK is a Muscle Movement Technique that relieves pain and addresses:

  • Plantar Fascilitis
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  • Shoulder Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neurophathy
  • Hip and Joint Problems
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Altered Tone due to CVA/Stroke

Most clients reap the benefits of MYK in the first 4 sessions.

A session includes:

  • Narrowing to the main problem in the nervous system via posture and questions
  • Working on specific muscles while the therapist moves you and works on range of motions
  • Working on both sides of the body
  • No oils or creams and you can keep your clothes on
  • Only works on specific muscles along one nerve pathway
  • Sessions can be 15 minutes and addresses specific complaints


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. This type of massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body.

It is a more focused type of massage, using slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. The therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or "knots" (also known as "adhesions.") It can be quite therapeutic, relieving chronic patterns of tension. It's important to drink water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues.


Total Body Balancing

Total Body Balancing (TBB) is a full body evaluation and treatment approach developed by Dr. Kerry D'Ambrogio D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P. to improve his patients' biomechanics and reduce their pain and body tension.

TBB uses a gentle rhythmic mobilization approach to relax the muscles, fascia, joints and ligaments. TBB also improves circulation as well as nerve and energy flow by introducing natural movement and rhythm to the body. TBB can help calm down an overly stressed nervous system and return the body to optimum balance and alignment. This whole body approach of TBB addresses the musculoskeletal, visceral, lymphatic, nervous, craniosacral systems, and body lesions.

What is the Total Body Lesion?

The Total Body Lesion is the sum of all imbalances or dysfunctions of your mind, body and spirit at a given moment in time. The Total Body Lesions are an accumulation of every car accident, sports injury, fall, surgery, repetitive motion, poor ergonomics and stress. Total Body Lesions are influenced by both internal and external factors including mental stressors and environmental influences which effect total health.

TBB Benefits:

  • Decrease Pain
  • Increase Mobility
  • Improve Circulation
  • Decrease Swelling
  • Increase Energy
  • Improve Posture/Balance
  • Speeds Recovery
  • Decreases Stress

Who Can Benefit From TBB?

The gentle but highly effective nature of TBB makes it ideal for children, adults, geriatric patients, athletes, dancers, performers, amputees, rehabilitation and sports injuries as well as for prevention and maintenance.

TBB Applications:

Sprains/strains, sciatica, headaches/migraines, digestive issues, joint pain/stiffness, hypertension, stress, sports injury, whiplash, spinal dysfunction, carpal tunnel, tennis/golf elbow, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, sacroiliac pain, TMJ (Jaw pain)

What Should I Expect?

TBB is done while fully clothed, so comfortable attire is recommended. TBB begins with an evaluation which guides the treatment plan and helps to measure change and progress. The TBB practitioner will use gentle, rhythmic mobilizations of the arms, legs, head, neck, and torso. The length of the session vary for 30-90 minutes and frequency of treatment will be based on the recommendation of your practitioner. One can expect to feel decreased pain and body tension and an increase in relaxation, energy, mobility and balance following a session.

TBB can be integrated with other manual and exercise therapies.

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