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Gregory S. Johnson, PT, FFCFMT wrote, "The human system is so wondrously designed that a lifetime of study only leaves one in awe and humbled by how little we truly understand about its functions. The interrelationships between structure and function, muscles, and motor control, perception and reactions, the skeletal system and fascia provide foundations through which our activities occur. The process of pain and dysfunction often reside in the interruption of these dynamic systems (The Institute of Physical Art, 1985).
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Functional Manual Therapy uses specific evaluation techniques to identify movement dysfunctions that contribute to pain, decreased mobility and degenerative changes. Based on the evaluative findings, specific hands on therapy techniques and movement patterns are used to restore efficient mobility of the joints and soft tissues which include muscle, nerves, organs, fascia, skin, tendons and ligaments. Once efficient mobility of the system has been restored, neuromuscular re-education is utilized to improve specific muscle initiation, strength and endurance. The final component is to improve motor control, which focuses on proper movement patterns that allow for the most efficient use of the body. This includes integration of sports specific movements, to everyday activities such as walking, lifting, active sitting, and other day to day activities.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from the head to the feet without any interruption. Trauma, bad posture, and inflammation can create a binding down of fascia that results in excessive pressure on ones nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures, and/or organs. Since many of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography tests, etc, do not show the fascia restrictions, it is thought the an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain and/or lack of motions may be having fascial problems, sadly most go diagnosed.
What sets us apart from other facilities is, that we evaluate through skilled observation and palpation in order to accurately assess form and motion dysfunctions. Our treatment will focus on regulating soft tissue and joints-followed by performing resistance training to reinstore motor control.
"Through treatment we improve motor control, structure, and one's functional capacity to enhance the individual's quality of life". (Gregory S. Johnson, Institute of Physical Art, 1985).