I have been a licensed massage therapist for 20 years as well as a Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner, & Instructor over the past 10 years. I have more than 20 years of therapeutic bodywork experience in the Chiropractic industry under Dr. John Lehrer at Carrollton Family Chiropractic.
I have been happily married for 16 years to my wife, Dometric. We have 3 young boys, Kian (14), Jacek (12), & Alec (10). I am a Christian attending Hope Fellowship & enjoy playing softball for my church, any & all Star Wars, working out, hanging out with my Family, listening to sports radio 1310 The Ticket, and I’m a complete supporter of Dallas professional sports! Go Cowboys, Go Rangers, Go Mavs, Go Stars!!!
The Muscle Release TechniqueSM is a unique injury therapy that combines compression, extension, movement, and breath to give the therapist a tool to provide, in many cases, relief from pain in one treatment. With the Muscle Release TechniqueSM scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately.
A.R.T. is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. Adhesions build up over time, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are restricted, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from ischemia (decrease of blood supply), pain, decreased ROM and poor mobility.
Sports & Rehab bodywork works with the prepping & maintaining of repetitive used muscles & joints to be fully supported for short & long term events. Designed in three categories, pre, post, & maintenance, sport activities use groups of muscles that result in muscle imbalances, compensations & repetitive stress. Sports & Rehab prepares the body for any activity, prevents injury, and increases recovery time.
TrP is used to alleviate chronic pain & dysfunction during a therapeutic session with complementary techniques. A trigger point is a firm, highly irritable spot or spots of tight bands of muscle or fascia characterized by tenderness, pain referral & loss of ROM. Musculoskeletal dysfunction is a result of any active repetitive activity or in many cases, inactivity. Hypertonicity, continuous muscle tightness & sustained inhibition, continuous muscle weakness are the two most common causes of muscle dysfunction.
Structural bodywork utilizes 4-views of the body to determine the best postural functional exercises to restore and maintain the body’s full ROM. Elevation, rotation, compensation and dysfunction are carefully viewed to balance tissues around the skeletal structure.
Active Assisted stretching will properly train/re-train muscle memory & joint stability to help strengthen weak areas due to a repetitive stress injury, chronic holding patterns, acute, sub-acute, & chronic injuries.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
The manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various strokes, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being and as a recreational activity.
The application of a specific treatment targeted to the problem(s) a patient presents with a diagnosis (via a prescription from a doctor). The treatment is administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by a Medical Massage Practitioner with outcomes being the basis for the treatment. Medical/Manual therapy modalities are performed with the intent on improving a medical condition diagnosed and/or prescribed by a physician.