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Myofascial Release for Pain Relief and Optimal Functioning

Verde Valley Myofascial Release therapists, Robert Hendryx LMT, Danielle Markley, LMT and Michael Rende, OTR, participated in the Prime Time Fair in Cottonwood, Az. The Prime Time Fair was geared towards sharing community resources with the senior population. The most asked question for our therapists was, “What is Myofascial Release”. This is still shocking to [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:31:54+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Myofascial Release for Pain Relief and Optimal Functioning

How Our Posture Causes Pain

Jody Hendryx, PT  Most of us have distinct memories of being told to “stand up straight” or “stop slouching”. Our everyday posture and movements are not something that we consider when we are in pain. However, they can be the biggest and most over looked pain-causing factor in the body. As a Physical [...]

By |2016-01-01T00:26:30+00:00January 1st, 2016|Myofascial Release, Pain Relief, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on How Our Posture Causes Pain

Sciatica and Myofascial Pain

Men, do you keep your wallet in your back pocket? If you answered “YES”, then please read on. Keeping a wallet in your back pocket can create pressure on the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve runs through the piriformis muscle. Repeated pressure on this muscle will cause inflammation and sciatic pain, commonly called sciatica or [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:22:48+00:00December 31st, 2015|Myofascial Release, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Sciatica and Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Stretching- Finding Your Stretch

help you change that perception. The most abundant tissue in the body is connective tissue. It covers every muscle, every nerve, every blood vessel, all the way down to the cellular level. It supports you and keeps you stable. It’s a 3 dimensional web that creates a flexible yet durable system that both compartmentalizes and [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:23:10+00:00December 31st, 2015|Myofascial Release, Wellness/Self Care|Comments Off on Myofascial Stretching- Finding Your Stretch

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction And The Problem With Kegels

Pelvic floor dysfunction has become a hot topic in both men’s and women’s health circles. Diagnoses such as pelvic pain, urinary and fecal incontinence, pain with intercourse (dyspareunia), sexual dysfunction ( ED, testicular pain) and infertility are all becoming very common. In addition, pelvic floor weakness has been linked to muscular pain such as low [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:26:29+00:00December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction And The Problem With Kegels

The Whole Body Connection With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

I have been treating pelvic floor dysfunction for over 20 years. My initial training came from a Myofascial Release prospective, which is whole body approach, as well as my own personal journey as a pelvic floor patient. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that span from the tail bone to the pubic [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:26:36+00:00December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on The Whole Body Connection With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Foor Muscle Dysfunction and the Emotional Component

This article is the third in a series relating to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.  I thought it would be the easiest of the 3 articles to write. Instead, it’s turned out to be the most complex. Our emotions effect every aspect of our body, including the pelvic floor. The first article, <a href="https://verdevalleymfr.com/blog/page/3/" target="_blank">Pelvic Floor [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:26:53+00:00December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|1 Comment

Accelerated Treatment Program

Verde Valley Myofascial Release and Hands On-Austin, are partners in Myofasical Release/manual therapy services. We have restructured and renamed our Intensive Program to meet today’s needs and demands. The Accelerated Treatment Program (ATP) is a customized program consisting of 1:1 treatment. Clients are treated multiple times daily for a specified time period. This builds a [...]

By |2015-12-31T23:02:28+00:00December 31st, 2015|Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release|Comments Off on Accelerated Treatment Program

Traditional Physical Therapy vs Myofascial Release via Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Robert Hendryx, LMT and Danielle Markley, LMT This morning, I was listening to a pod cast from a Physical Therapist that is promoting a cash based practice model for Physical Therapists. The title of the podcast was “Do Physical Therapists under value their own services?” Physical Therapists were invited to comment on the [...]

By |2015-12-31T22:58:27+00:00December 31st, 2015|Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release|Comments Off on Traditional Physical Therapy vs Myofascial Release via Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum Women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Many pregnant and postpartum women experience a space in the middle of their belly where their abdominals used to meet. This generally happens around the third trimester of pregnancy. Stretching and thinning of the abdominal muscles is a natural occurrence during pregnancy due to the growing baby inside the uterus and is called a Diastasis [...]

By |2017-02-19T00:24:33+00:00December 31st, 2015|Women's and Men's Health|Comments Off on Myofascial Treatment for Postpartum Women with a Diastasis Recti Abdominis
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