If you've landed on this page, chances are you are experiencing some sort of pain or decrease in the mobility of your body, and likely have been for some time. Chances are also good that you have tried other therapies, been to a doctor, perhaps even had surgery, all to no avail. It's not your fault.
In most cases, a patient's experience of our health care system is an exercise in packing, or should I say being packed: The patient being put into a box. Every doctor or specialist evaluates your symptoms to see what box you belong in. The problem is that different people don't fit into the same box no matter how you try. The same symptoms can have different causes for different people. This is a major short-coming of our health care system. Yet, we have put so much faith into this system of boxes and packers--however well educated they may be.
Now that you've tried the traditional routes--pharmaceuticals, physical therapy, surgery, massage--why not try something different? Myofascial Release, founded by John Barnes, is a form of bodywork on the cutting edge of modern health care. Going far beyond the current paradigm of Western Medicine and accepted protocols taught in medical schools, it is a therapy that acknowledges your truth: Your experience of your body.
The Myofascial Release approach, MFR, is not symptom based. It doesn't zoom in on a symptom (or collection of symptoms) and treat it. Rather than a microscope, MFR is a camera that looks at the entire picture--your entire body. It is a holistic approach that finds a symptom then looks for the cause elsewhere. If the symptom were a light that didn't work, where a doctor might change a bulb only to be surprised when it still didn't work, the MFR practitioner traces the line back to the circuit breaker, turns on the power, then checks every light on the line to make sure its working--replacing (treating) as needed. The MFR practitioner doesn't need check-boxes or labels. The only label that matters to us is "Human Being."
If you're looking for someone who will acknowledge you as a human being and accept your experience of your body without judgment, without attempting to pathologize your symptoms to fit you into some check-box category of treatment, then perhaps you too should change your paradigm of health. Try something different and open your mind to a new way of healing. The choice is yours . . . the way is Myofascial Release.