I have acquired certifications in many different systems; however, FR release is the main system that I utilize in treatment.
Functional Range Release® technique is a comprehensive system of soft tissue assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation that was designed using the most current scientific knowledge to ensure the highest quality care. FR® does not only function to treat injuries, it is also used to improve the quality of a persons movement, as well as to promote joint health and longevity.
What types of conditions can be managed by FR Release®?
The FR system has been successfully utilized to manage a wide variety of injuries and dysfunctions in various populations. This includes problems affecting any and all bodily tissues such as muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, joints, etc. Conditions commonly treated using this system include: spinal pain (low back, neck), headache, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis or golfers elbow, sciatica, knee pain, osteoarthritis, and many more. FR treatment utilizes both passive care (soft tissue work, joint mobilization, etc), and active care (rehabilitation, exercise prescription, etc), so these conditions can often be resolved permanently.
The assessment includes a comprehensive health history in order to better understand not only your specific problem, but also to learn about how your body currently functions. The physical assessment will utilize hands on palpation of musculoskeletal structures to feel where the problematic tissues are as well as to define the problem specifically. The physical assessment is very efficient and effective at specifically locating, and defining your problem, which then translates into a better ability to apply the necessary treatment interventions.
Once the abnormal tissue is located and defined, I will apply specific manual FR release protocols to correct the problem. This will include reducing abnormal tissue tension, improving healing, increasing range of motion/flexibility, reducing pain, and improving function. In addition to this manual treatment, I will teach you take home exercises specific to your particular condition that will expedite the healing process and ensure that the problem does not recur. Beyond this, I can continue to work with you to help maintain good joint health and an active lifestyle.