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Injury After Accident – Finding the Right Therapist

3Unfortunately accidents happen in life, it something that no matter what we try to avoid, they may occur. When those accidents happen, whether they are car accidents or incidents that happen at work, we have that risk of injury. Injury most often transpires at the time of the accident; however, there are those cases where injury can happen after the initial incident. When something like this occurs, it can cause you more pain and suffering in the long run. This is when it’s time to seek out the help of therapist, but how do you choose the right one?

When you are looking for the right therapist you want to find one that is going to help you with the specific injury. If you are experience arm pain you want to go to a doctor that can help you gain strength. At the offices of Dr. Bryan MD, we use holistic methods to help you regain your strength as well as get pain relief.

Holistic methods are able to help you achieve relieve from pain or discomfort from a wide range of injuries. We are about to provide therapy through mobilization, manipulation, and massage. Each of these aspects is customized based upon your expectations as well as the relief you are seeking for. Couple this with other aspects of holistic methods, such as herbal medicine and acupuncture, and you will be sure to feel better in no time!

Massage v. Holistic Manual Therapy

wellness-285587_640Massage is actually a form of holistic manual therapy, but certainly not the only type. Manual therapy is the manipulation of the body to relax muscles and soft tissues, increase blood and oxygen flow, provide warmth and relieve pain to the affected area. There are a few forms of typical types of massage that are usually practiced during holistic manual therapy.

Swedish Massage – This is where the therapist focuses on using long strokes across the muscles mixed with kneading and friction to promote flexibility. The uses of light, rhythmic and tapping strokes are also used for top layers of the muscle. It can be both relaxing and energizing to receive a Swedish massage.

Deep Tissue Massage – Deep tissue therapy is where there is a large amount of attention given to certain painful or stiff areas of the body. The therapist would use slow deliberate strokes to pay special attention to the layers of muscles, tendons and other tissues in the affected area. Chronic pain can be alleviated through deep tissue massage.

Neuromuscular Therapy – NMT is an approach that is usually given to those patients with severe, chronic pain. NMT is a massage therapy that focuses on soft tissue with soft pressure to stimulate skeletal striated muscles. The steps of neuromuscular therapy include locating the area of spasm and using gliding then grasping techniques to use friction to alleviate strain.

Holistic manual therapy can be a very useful form of therapy for chronic pain. See a professional today.

Are you in the LA area? Contact Dr. Bryan, MD, for further explanation of holistic manual therapy, today at 310.228.3652!

Integrative Holistic Manual Therapy: The Techniques, Tips and Benefits of IMT

The overall theme of Integrative Holistic Manual Therapy is to provide pain relief through gentle hand pressure at precise points. The difficulty comes in when it actually pinpoints thousands of structures within the human body through a series of techniques. Here are a few FAQs about IMT:imt

  1. How Does Integrative Manual Therapy Work? IMT will improve the integrity of your movements throughout your body. From tendons to muscles and nerves, IMT will be a gently but powerful therapy to let the body have an opportunity to heal itself.
  2. How will IMT help me? Integrative Manual Therapy will help to reduce pain. However, it is also extremely beneficial to reduce stress and improve functionality. If you are looking to recover from a specific injury, it will expedite this process by directly targeting specific muscle groups and structures throughout the body.
  3. What can I expect from traditional Integrated Holistic Manual Therapy? Three main techniques may be used by a physician. These include Mobilization (controlled stretching), Manipulation (rapid force to force joints into articulation) and Massage (repetitive pressure).

With Integrated Holistic Manual Therapy you can expect to see results in a matter of minutes, and continued comfort with continued appointments. See an experienced physician, like Dr. Bryan MD, today to experience all that IMT has to offer!