Are you in pain from a sports injury or an old injury? Fascia could be the reason your body hurts. Maintaining "healthy" proper functioning fascia can have a significant impact on muscle strength, biomechanics and athletic performance.
As with any tissues fascia can become irritated and inflamed. If fascia is chronically inflamed, fibrosis and/or thickening of the tissue can occur resulting in decreased compliance and motion. Which can lead to pain, irritation, reflexive muscle tension, fatigue, poor biomechanics and even greater inflammation. This cycle of inflammation and decreasing function can be a significant downward spiral resulting in worsening and worsening fascial inflammation and as thus worsening muscle function and symptoms.
Fascial tension and adhesions act much like a balloon stretched around a muscle, the tighter the balloon, the less ability for proper length and contraction of the muscle itself resulting in weakness, pain and decreased athletic performance. Due to the significant impact that improper functioning fascia can impart on muscle strength and biomechanics, there are a number of techniques that have been developed to treat fascia specifically. Many of these techniques aim to break the cycle of inflammation, break up centers of adhesion and tension to restore proper muscle function.
At Athletes in Pain, I use slow motion video gait & posture analysis, myofascial release and training plans to rehabilitate your fascia and painful areas in your body, and video range-of-motion testing. From Olympic Athletes to people who just like to stay active, I can help you get back in the game. Call me to schedule a $25 no obligation consultation so we can see where your pain stems from and help with your pain from the source, not just masking the symptoms.
Hello, I'm Stephe Worley, the owner of Athletes in Pain Sports Therapy Clinic. I have over 32 years of experience as a Sports Therapist. I am proud to have the privilege of working with numerous athletes throughout my career.