Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain

Injury to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, or ligament) leads to the creation of scar tissue and adhesions. Scar tissue occurring as a result of sudden trauma serves to stabilize and protect the area from further injury, however it can also cause a great deal of pain and stiffness and become a chronic condition. Adhesions and scar tissue can also form in the soft tissue as a result of overuse, such as in the forearms with computer use or in the upper back with postural weakness and rounded shoulders. Painful inflammation develops both after acute injury, and with repetitive strain. Using a combination of manual therapy, joint and soft tissue mobilization, and manual resistive techniques, Hendrickson Method® is a highly effective way to heal pain and injury, and restore alignment in the musculoskeletal system.

Here is a list of some of the more common issues I treat:

• low back and hip pain and injury

• neck pain and injury

• spinal disc injuries and degeneration

• headaches

• sciatica

• nerve entrapments

• arthritis

• tendonitis

• plantar fasciitis

• frozen shoulder

• rotator cuff strain

• postural tension and related dysfunction

• whiplash

• TMJ/TMD

• pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain

• foot conditons such as neuromas

• scar tissue resulting from surgery