Benefits of Fascial Manipulation
Fascial Manipulation is not a replacement for any of the therapies we offer. Fascial Manipulation is what I believe, is the missing link in soft-tissue treatment protocols. It is a key methodology that makes every treatment more effective.
In 2009, at the Second International Fascia Research Congress at Vrije University, in Amsterdam, I really began to understand the importance of myofascial therapy. It really hit home during a conversation with one of the Chancellors of a major European medical school.
This leading neurosurgeon explained that, rather than developing a real understanding of how the body actually works, most practitioners have learned a “dumbed-down” version of anatomy. Basically, it is much easier to teach students by compartmentalizing each group of muscles, and by simplifying their respective functions. With FM we view the body as a single, integrated, functional unit– one that works in synergy with all its other components. This synergy is controlled by the fascia (connective tissue) in the body. In fact, we now know that numerous neurological receptors are actually embedded in the fascia, and not just in the muscle.
Dr. Brian Abelson
Best-selling author, Dr. Brian Abelson, is the Clinical Director of Kinetic Health, an innovative health care facility that places a special focus on getting people back into an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Dr. Evangelos Mylonas
Dr. Mylonas’ integrated treatment approach combines the latest in manipulative and soft-tissue therapies in conjunction with functional rehabilitative exercise protocols.
An Active Release (ART) practitioner since 2002 with over 10 years of clinical experience, Dr. Mylonas has had the privilege of treating patients in Canada as well as in Europe.
The Power of Fascial Manipulation
FM is unique in that it addresses not only scar tissue and adhesions, but also the thickenings that occur between the various layers of tissues in the body. These thickenings are deposits of hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural lubricant. In areas where restrictions form, hyaluronic acid can transform from a viscous state to a solid form. These thick layers of hyaluronic acid restrict movement, cause abnormal motion patterns, diminish circulation, and cause nerve entrapment.
The effects are much the same as those caused by scar tissue. ART is very effective at releasing scar tissue. However research has shown that these thick layers of hyaluronic acid take about four minutes of continuous pressure to break down. In my opinion FM is by the far the most efﬁcient way to break down these thickenings. Hence the introduction of FM into our treatment protocols.
Now for the best part! When you combine ART with FM the results are astounding. We are seeing chronic conditions that previously have not reached a full resolution, completely resolve. We are very excited about the results we have been seeing, and look forward to sharing these techniques with you in our new 30-minute appointments.
We Offer the Best Care
At Kinetic health we have a success rate that exceeds 90% for the treatment of soft-tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.
We have achieved this high level of success because of our unique combination of diagnostic techniques and integrated treatments approach.
We are very specific about what we treat, and we refer problems that do not fall into the category of musculoskeletal conditions to other specialists.
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