Fascia is connective tissue that covers every muscle, bone, organ, and nerve in the body in a three-dimensional web. It spreads from the head to toe.  Due to postural imbalances, trauma, or injury, the fascia may become restricted somewhere in the body.  These restrictions cause abnormal forces in the body, leading to pain, inflammation and functional deficits. Therapists trained in myofascial release look for these fascial restrictions during an evaluation,  andrelease them to restore balance in the body.


During a treatment session, the physical therapist will evaluate the entire body, and look for areas of postural imbalance, pain, and fascial restrictions.  Treatment involves releasing these restrictions using the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach.  The therapist applies gentle, hands-on pressure to areas of restriction to release them barrier by barrier.  As deeper restrictions are released, you may experience symptoms of pain and/or increased discomfort, especially after several treatment sessions.  This is part of the body's normal healing response and is integral to recovery and restoring function. 
The length of treatment varies from person to person.  Our goal is to restore reduce pain, improve balance and function,and ultimately assist you in following a self -treatment program.  Other forms of traditional physical therapy such as stretching, and an exercise program will be incorporated to help you achieve your goals.

At this time, we do not accept insurance.  Receipts can be provided upon request if a patient wishes to submit to their insurance company to be considered for reimbursement.  It is the sole responsibility of the patient to submit to their insurance company.  We cannot guarantee reimbursement of services.   Cash and Check are accepted for payment.  Payment in full must be provided at time of treatment.

 

***In the state of Delaware, a physical therapist has direct access to treat a patient for 30 days without a physician's script.   After 30 days, a physician's prescription is required for any further treatment.    

Fascia in the Human Body

Fascia in the Human Body