Dirk Dandy provides massage therapy @RH, including Trigger Point Therapy to enhance sports injury recovery and reduce everyday structural pain; Precision Neuromuscular Therapy to allow for more accurate assessment and treatment for structural dysfunction; MicroCurrent Point Stimulation using acupuncture points to treat very sensitive pain areas and enable a more satisfactory result. These therapies can successfully resolve structural dysfunction due to scar tissue.
Trigger point therapy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on on detecting and releasing trigger points. Located in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed. In many cases, trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers. Typically used to treat pain-related conditions, trigger point therapy is sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy. A number of techniques can be used to release trigger points, including massage therapy, chiropractic care, and dry needling. For more information, read this 2020 article, Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) takes a focused, problem-solving approach to treating discomfort and dysfunction. Using this form of soft-tissue therapy, the clinician will conduct tests and take measurements to explore factors like the firmness of the tissue, sensitivity to pain, postural distortion, temperature, muscle tone, and level of muscle contraction. After assessing the situation thoroughly, the therapist will use the information to identify the likely source of the problem and devise a treatment plan that targets the specific muscles. PNMT is a good alternative for the following conditions:
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strains
- Frozen shoulder and rotator cuff issues
- General muscle spasms, cramps, and strains
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Whiplash injuries
MicroCurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) has been studied for more than twenty-five years. This 1998 study demonstrated lasting positive effects in 98% of the studied patients. It is an integrative therapy developed to regulate the autonomic nervous system and address chronic pain. MPS can help with scar tissue release. Scar tissue can cause adhesions in the body, where tissues (fascia, muscle, organs, etc.) are ‘stuck’ together. This can cause pain and functional limitations. Application of MPS can help to reduce the adhesions, manage symptoms and may reduce the external appearance of scars. For more information, review this website.