How Strain Counterstrain Physical Therapy Works
Strain Counterstrain therapy corrects an overactive stretch reflex. An overactive stretch reflex causes muscle cells to contract constantly instead of just when a contraction is needed. Waste products build up in the muscles and create tender points which can be found in muscles, joints, and other systems in the body including nerves, arteries, and veins.
Strain Counterstrain physical therapy begins with a cranial scan and a comprehensive full-body assessment to identify tender points. Once points to address are identified, your therapist gently and painlessly applies specific techniques to release tension and correct your abnormal reflexes, promoting relaxation and restoring your body's natural balance.
Benefits of Counterstrain Physical Therapy
Strain Counterstrain therapy offers numerous benefits, especially for those who have struggled to find relief through other therapies. Individuals who have previously tried physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, injections or medications without success find relief in Counterstrain physical therapy.
Counterstrain physical therapy has shown positive results for people with degenerative changes in their anatomy which may be evident in X-rays, MRIs or CT scans. By gently addressing underlying issues and promoting natural healing, Strain Counterstrain offers a promising solution for those seeking pain relief and improved overall comfort and function.
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Strain Counterstrain Therapy has been used to facilitate healing for a variety of conditions:
- Acute pain
- Chronic pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging discs
- Heel spurs
- Muscle strains
- Sports injuries
- Myofascial pain
- Lyme disease
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Jaw pain
- Ankle sprains
What I can expect after Strain Counterstrain treatment?
Patients usually experience less tenderness, less pain and restored quality of movement immediately following treatment. A small percentage of people experience soreness for 1-2 days following counterstrain therapy due to the release of waste buildup from tender points.
Counterstrain Therapy Near You
If you're searching for effective and gentle pain relief, counterstrain physical therapy at Total Health Inc. is the ideal solution for you. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, joint stiffness or other difficult-to-explain symptoms, our highly trained and experienced fascial counterstrain therapists can help you rediscover pain-free movement.
Total Health offers expert counterstrain therapy and comprehensive assessments to address your unique needs at our clinic in Menomonee Falls. Our skilled practitioners use the latest techniques to ensure a pain-free and enjoyable experience, facilitating your body's natural healing and improved well-being.
Don't let pain and discomfort hold you back from living the life you deserve. Take the first step toward a healthier and more vibrant you with Strain Counterstrain physical therapy.
We've helped people from all over Wisconsin and towns surrounding Menomonee Falls including Germantown, Butler and Wauwatosa.