Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy
The intent of Myoskeletal Realignment Therapy is to re-mobilize the muscles and connective tissue layers so that the skeletal structure is supported physically and free to move in a normal, bio-mechanically functional manner. Several approaches are incorporated in a myoskeletal alignment treatment including, but not limited to, muscle testing, osteopathic joint mobilization, neuro-muscular therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy and active resistance stretching procedures.
The treatment may use a few or all of these techniques in each visit, lasting approx. 30 minutes. After your treatment, we commonly use interferential stim (IFS), which is a type of electrical frequency of alternating currents, to incite tissues of injured muscles and joints. The medium frequency is carried by two independent circuits of paired electrodes. Interferential stimulation is believed to reduce pain, decrease swelling or edema and increase blood circulation in damaged tissues, thus stimulating repair and health.
It is very normal to feel slight discomfort and soreness the night of, day after and sometimes two days after. The pain, or soreness, comes from the muscles being used, perhaps for the first time in a long time, and a build up of toxins in the belly of the muscles. Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy opens up the muscles and joint complexes, releasing toxins into the circulatory system. After your visit, appointments are made by our clinic manager in order to provide you with the ideal treatment plan for your needs, injuries or issues you suffer from.
Stretching your body and drinking plenty of water the evening and the day after any treatment can help alleviate some of the achiness you may experience.