Category: Myofascial Pain

Massage for Low Back Pain, Low Back Injuries, Pulls & Strains, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Massage for Low Back Pain, Low Back Injuries, Pulls & Strains, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Back pain is a very common complaint. … Pain in the lower back may be linked to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdomen and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area.

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Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition and lengthen the muscle. As compared to static stretching which is a passive technique in which the therapist does all the work, MET is an active technique in which the patient is also an active participant.

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Myofascial Release Massage Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Myofascial Release Massage Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or foam rolling is a type of soft tissue therapy that focuses on the nerves and connective. Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)tissues. Our body is a kinetic chain, which works as an integral functional unit.

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