How we help
How We Help
Myofascial Release Technique
Trusted by professional athletes, MRT is a soft tissue mobilization technique used to restore the normal texture, tone (tightness), flexibility, and function to the affected tissue. More information on this technique…
A passive musculoskeletal procedure to create a stretch to the joint. The effects include, but are not limited to, relief from musculoskeletal pain and increased in range of motion.
Cyriax Friction Massage
Friction Massage involves deep pressure with specifically directed movement/friction in order to remodel scar tissue, allowing the soft tissue to become more flexible, pliable, and more functional.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Using a tool to remodel soft tissue to improve pliability and normalize soft tissue mobility and flexibility.
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Myofascial Active Release Technique (MRT)
Dr. Szklarczuk is a skilled provider of the myofascial release technique, a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with MRT. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is an MRT treatment like?
Every MRT session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The MRT provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to MRT. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless procedure. The laser treatment stimulates the healing process in the body. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.