Orthopedic Bodywork and Injuries

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Bodywork is the preferred form of bodywork in the current mainstream health care community. This type of work is recommended for post-surgery, chronic pain, overuse and repetitive stress injuries. It complements treatments by physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths and MDs.

Orthopedic Massage (OM) is a form of manual therapy that specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. In addition to the benefits of traditional massage such as relaxation and increased circulation, OM has several other treatment goals. These include increasing range of motion, decreasing and managing pain, and normalizing musculoskeletal function.

What to Expect from Orthopedic Massage
A session typically lasts one hour. The work is both gentle and deep and consists of massage strokes and joint mobilization. During the course of a session the therapist may work specifically into an area of trauma to increase fluidity and range-of-motion. The therapist will then take the intention to the greater body and how the body as a whole is responding to the injury. This may involve active stretching and excercises specific to increasing overall health through the system. The client is asked to wear comfortable exercise shorts, as they will also be engaging in specific muscle movements.

More and more, medical professionals are turning to bodywork as a complement to traditional rehabilitation and physical therapy for a more complete recovery from injury.

With a combination of Deep Tissue Sports Massage, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, Basic Joint Mobilizations and Assisted Stretching, we have been successful in treating:

  • Pulled Hamstrings
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achillies Tendonitis
  • Illiotibial Band Syndrome
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Shin-Splints
  • Neck Pain
  • Hip Injury / Tightness
  • Pulled Groin
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Nerve Line Restriction