Move To Train, And Train To Move
The body is made up of various systems. The function of all of these systems can have a huge impact on movement. I believe the best way to track down the cause(s) of pain and dysfunction is to assess the local area by evaluating joint range of motion, type of pain, breathing patterns and level of strength and control. I then take a step further and look for compensation patterns formed in the brain beyond the site of injury and/or pain. I also review the clients nutrition and external stress that may be a cause or effect of the issue.
A missing piece to solving the chronic pain puzzle is a lack of understanding as to how the body works. Pain is a message from the brain alerting that there is a problem; the solution lies in figuring out what it's trying to say. Educating clients about the brain and compensation is an integral part of resolving the problem.
By combining various movement and manual therapies, the goal is to achieve long term solutions to pain and dysfunctional movement patterns.
"Due to an accident, I had accepted at the age of 19 that I would live my entire life with chronic pain. After less than a month of working with Kristyn I am not only pain free but have the confidence that I can be stronger and more fit than I have ever been. Kristyn is not only helping me address my physical challenges but also my mental; I have a restored self value and belief that I can control my capabilities. Her facility is a raw inspiring place where her practice embodies physical and mental liberation from pain and limits"
Orthopedic Massage Therapy
Orthopedics is a field of medicine that specializes in disease and injury affecting the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic Massage Therapy is a complimentary technique that involves musculoskeletal assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction by increasing range of motion.
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) is a muscle testing system. The objective is to identify weak links and compensation patterns. It essentially does what it says, reconnecting the brain (neuro) to proper movement (kinetic). When a person becomes injured, the brain overrides its normal movement patterns and compensates in other parts of the body to protect the injury, which can cause pain or discomfort. NKT is meant to correct those dysfunctional patterns, thereby alleviating pain.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Scar tissue and fascial adhesions can develop after an injury. Since the entire body is web of fascia, restrictions in one area can not only limit range of motion and cause issue at the site, but also anywhere throughout the body.
The RockBlade©, created by RockTape© is an effective tool to increase range of motion and decrease pain associated with fascial adhesions. The tool is controlled microtrauma to produce an inflammatory response to initiate the remodeling of the affected region(s).
RockTape© is an extremely durable kinesiology tape. It is designed to aid in the treatment and healing of various injuries as well as improve physical performance by:
promoting blood flow
assisting in the drainage of swelling to an injured area
mind body connection
Strength training is imperative to your success. Properly progressed strength training allows the body to maintain strong and healthy joints. Movements such as; squats, deadlifts, lunges, push ups, pull ups, carries, etc., assist the rehabilitative process building weak movement patterns into strong ones thereby reducing pain and improving performing performance. Properly programmed strength training builds a weak movement pattern into a strong movement pattern to reduce pain, improve performance and feel good!
Home Exercise Program
Like any new skill, practice is important. Repetition of proper patterns and joint range of motion is the best way to enhance movement quality. You will be provided a customized program in video format to work on at home.