Well-Being Deep Tissue Therapy, Inc.; explained.
This is a diagnostic treatment system that proves it's worth in the treatment of soft tissue injuries. Strains, sprains, pulls, repetitive injuries (cumulative trauma disorder) and nerve entrapments can all be remedied with this system. It has been shown to be over 90% effective.
With most injuries, scar tissue forms as a part of the healing process at the point of the injury. (as in traumatic injuries of varying degrees) Yet there is a second way that scar tissue forms. That is when a muscle loses range of motion (flexibility) through repetitive injury or tensioning. Swelling then occurs which reduces blood flow to the affected tissues, this means inefficient oxygen and nutrient supply as well as waste removal. This condition is called hypoxia, and it too causes scar tissue to form. Scar tissue helps to heal an injury, but it often will do too much by adhering muscle fibers together, or to the fascial sheathes that envelope the muscles. This prevents the muscle from being able to slide back and forth, thus losing flexibility. It can also cause adhesion of connective tissue or fascia, limiting the flexibility of a muscle or joint. It often will adhere to nerves also, leading to nerve pain symptoms - or nerve entrapments. This is often the situation involved in carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain and many other conditions.
Repetitive injuries can often be in the form of "syndromes" like carpal tunnel, tendinitis, or other nagging problems. Obviously a freshly strained muscle can benefit from a few treatments to help it heal properly and avoid those problems listed above. Still, it's those problems that won't go away that people think about. What about the groin strain, hamstring or "shin splints" that keep coming back? Those scar tissues mentioned above tend to swell with activity and friction, (adhesion with the fascial tissues/muscle) causing inflammation. Naturally if you take time off, the inflammation is reduced and the symptoms fade. When it is beyond the initial stages of injury, activity will cause the inflammation to reoccur and the problem flares again, a week later, or six months later. Work done at Well-Being DTT provides an explanation and an answer to these age-old problems.
Not only does our method provide an answer, it does so in a very short time. Most injuries that have not gone over a year, may be resolved in six sessions or less. Older more significant problems may take longer, but they do respond.
Professional and Olympic athletes worldwide are learning the benefits of Active Release Technique, which is where my practice began. As we enter 2010 my method of treatment has shown it's capability for the last 16 years. It has now evolved from A.R.T. to being what I feel is an even more comprehensive form of treatment. The effectiveness continues to increase as insight and experience is continually gained and I am able to gradually unravel the mysteries that are the workings of the human body.
On adjoining pages I list further explanation of my services. As well as what I have come to understand about many common injury situations that people experience that I work with.
Please note that this is a program that is good for all soft tissues of the body, it is not limited to any particular muscle groups or nerves.