Below are listed many of the common conditions treated successfully at Somavida Pain Relief Center, note which type of treatment may successfully treat your condition.
|Area||Condition||Clinical Massage Therapy||Precision Neuromusclar Therapy|
|Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction||✔|
|Thoracic Outlet Syndrome||✔|
|Limited Range of Motion||✔||✔|
|Shoulder||Rotator Cuff injuries||✔||✔|
|Arms & Hands||Elbow Tendinosis (Tennis of Golfer's Elbow)||✔||✔|
|Carpal tunnel or numbness in the hands||✔|
|Back||Low back pain||✔||✔|
|SI joint pain||✔||✔|
|Legs & Feet||IT Band Syndrome||✔|
|Numbness in legs or feet||✔|
|Whole Body||Myofascial Trigger points||✔||✔|
Somavida therapists find joy in assisting clients in muscular pain on their journey to pain-free living. Combining evidence-based approaches to muscular pain with caring, thorough, thoughtful hands of healing, we seek to bring life back to your body. Following are a description of each of the main approaches that Somavida uses.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT)
PNMT is a precise soft tissue approach to addressing muscular and nerve pain and discomfort. It begins with a skilled assessment to detect the sources of pain, then creates a tailored, hand-on, soft tissue treatment for your needs. The end result is less muscular and nerve discomfort and a treatment plan to resolve the issue.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Soft Tissue Therapy
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, usually know as TMJD, is often affected by the muscles that control the TMJ. TMJ soft tissue therapy specifically addresses these muscles on the head, face and inside the jaw. This is the only treatment where the certified PNMT therapist will treat inside the mouth (using vinyl gloves). Although TMJD is a complex condition that needs a variety of treatments to decrease the painful symptoms, soft tissue therapy is a growing treatment that can relieve much discomfort.
Trigger Point Therapy
Do you ever feel like you have knots in your muscles that are causing your soreness and pain? A trigger point is the smallest part of a muscle locked in a shortened state causing a referred discomfort or altered sensation to another part of the body. The solution is simple – putting direct pressure on the point causing the discomfort. Finding these precise points takes skill and time, but is very rewarding in the end. Unlocking the trigger points provides pain relief and improved movement. This therapy has been medically researched since 1939 and documented by Dr. Janet G. Travell and Dr. David G. Simons in 1968.
Myofascial work and trigger point therapy go hand in hand. Myofascial therapy addresses the fascia more than the muscles. Fascia is the connective tissue that glues our bodies together. It wraps all parts of our internal organs and tissue, including muscles. Myofascial therapy seeks to release the tension in this connective tissue, which can restrict movement and cause discomfort.