Indy Myopain Relief Center Manual Techniques Overview
Your health will be considered under the three components of overall well-being;
- Your bio mechanics.
- Your biochemistry.
- Any relevant psycho social factors.
Techniques are personalized for each patient and each patient-visit depending on how the person is feeling. Sessions are client-focused, with great attention to detail, with regular communication and feedback, enabling refinement and accuracy of the bodywork.
- Detailed health history.
- Comprehensive Q&A.
- Compilation of all perpetuating factors.
Postural and movement evaluation
- Bony landmarks that make up your posture.
- Joint range of motion that defines the way you move.
- Special testing for balance, stability, and nerve entrapment.
- Various pain questionnaires.
- Palpation of local and peripheral tissue.
- Measurement of subjective pain using an algometer and pressure-pain thresholds.
- Measurements, comparing baseline and subsequent improvements.
Manual techniques for acute phase pain
- Postural assessment.
- Light touch soft tissue mobilization.
- Gentle rhythmic jostling, vibration, lifting, cupping, and snapping techniques.
- Instrument-assisted distraction techniques using devices like the spiky roller, Chinese soup spoon, electric buffer, hot and cold, and stretch with ice.
- So called ‘baby-steps’ (or pre-PT) movement reintroduction.
Longstanding chronic phase pain
- Skin rolling.
- Neuromuscular techniques.
- Trigger point deactivation.
- Pin and stretch.
- Myofascial release.
- Various reinforcement techniques.
- Measurement of initial range of motions; active, passive, and resisted.
- Assisted stretch, often using a strap or rope.
- Various movement patterns based on the work of Feldenkrais and Hanna.
- Personalized exercises, often performed asymmetrically.
Homecare Activities (see videos and handouts on the Homecare page)
- Baby steps for a gentle reintroduction to movement.
- Self-pressure techniques with balls or canes.
- Targeted self-stretches.
- Targeted movements.
- Stability and strengthening exercises.