Muscle release therapy (MRT) is a hands on, soft tissue movement based technique that treats problems/injuries with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
MRT is non-invasive, very safe, and has virtually no side effects. Treatments can feel uncomfortable during the movement phase as the scar tissue or adhesions “break-up”. This discomfort is temporary and subsides almost immediately after the treatment.
Whenever possible the patient should perform the active movements during the treatment process. Active motions stimulate neurological pathways in the spinal cord that help to reduce pain during the treatment. Motion also helps to reproduce the stresses the patient will actually be under during normal active motion. It is common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms during the treatment. This is a good indication that the problem has been identified.
Here’s what our happy clients had to say about our services:
For several weeks, Dr. Frederick combined ultrasound with manipulation of my knee, massaged and stretched my leg/knee ligaments and muscles and adjusted my lower back; she also demonstrated to me muscle strengthening exercises to keep my knee stable and to improve my core strength. At each visit, Dr. Frederick listened closely to my observations, monitored my progress in terms of pain, flexibility and stability as well as encouraged and also instructed me with new exercises.
I have been with Dr. Frederick for about 8 months. She was a referral from my Chiropractor who moved. I have been pleased with the relief my treatments have given me. The various exercises that she suggested have also helped to strengthen my weak areas. Also, Dr. Frederick, being a new graduate, is on the leading edge of chiropractic treatments and I have found this to be beneficial, especially the work done on my sinuses.
At my initial visit with Dr. Frederick, she asked many questions about my overall health which I appreciated as it was a way for her to get to know me as a patient. Her method of treatment differed from what I was used to, but as time went on, seemed to be very effective for lasting well being. She offers suggestions for exercises and stretching for good management between visits. Dr. Frederick is very approachable and easy to talk to and I would gladly recommend her to anyone who is needing chiropractic treatment.