Ian Lusins Integrative Movement Therapist
I provide a wide range of Soft-Tissue/Manual Therapy techniques along with specific exercises tailored to each individuals needs. As a manual therapist I use my hands to listen to and help encourage the healing of dysfunctional tissues. I combine specific exercises with my hands-on work to reorganize dysfunctional (usually painful) tissue, which helps to restore the tensional balance to the body so that you can use your body properly while preventing pain from returning!
Soft-tissue is a global term that can include, but is not limited to: Fascia, Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles, Nerves, and Joint Capsules. Dysfunction and/or damage of these tissues are what usually creates chronic pain for most people. These soft-tissues are usually released effectively using one or more of the various hands-on techniques I am trained in.
Manual therapy is great for restoring the integrity of dysfunctional soft-tissues, but to completely restore the function of your body to prevent the orthopedic issue from coming back you must retrain the brain-muscle connection to control the body efficiently. The nervous system must become more efficient at using the muscles and tissues that organize your posture effectively, control sensory motor functions such as proper diaphragmatic breathing, and control the specific integrated movements needed for your everyday life. This is where specific exercise targeted at enhancing your individual "Neurobiomechanical" weaknesses/dysfunctions is key! Exercising "smarter not harder" is necessary to accomplish this.
A few specific tools/techniques I use with clients:
- Active Release Techniques (ART)
- Fascial Release
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Joint Pumping techniques
- Orthopedic Massage
- Breathing exercises
- Sensory awareness training
- Joint specific stability training
- Postural Restoration exercise
- Corrective Neuromuscular exercise
- Performance Enhancement exercise
- Specific Joint Decompression Stretching (ELDOA)
- Myofascial Stretching
- Developmental Neurological Reflex Stabilization Exercises
- Postural Neurological Stimulation