All Myofascial Release sessions are private and one-on-one with the therapist. All new patients are scheduled for an initial evaluation. The length of the initial evaluation can vary between 1.5 to 2 hours. The initial evaluation includes a review of the patient’s history (personal and medical), a postural and/or gait assessment, a review of the patient’s therapy goals and an explanation of evaluation findings and plan of care.
Plan of care will include suggestions for the frequency of future appointments. After the initial evaluation sessions typically last an hour, but in cases where a patient has a chronic condition and/or multiple areas to work on, a longer session will be recommended.
Most procedures are done using skin-on-skin contact to fully benefit from myofascial techniques. For this reason patients are recommended to wear the following:
Stretchy, loose shorts or boxers. We recommend no tops or t-shirts since clothing can get in the way of treatment.
Stretchy shorts and a bra or sports bra. Many women are comfortable being treated in their under garments.
Patients are always encouraged to wear what they feel most comfortable in. It is recommended that patients avoid wearing body lotion, creams or oils on days of treatment. Dry, clean skin is best to ensure the patient receives effective care.Some conditions may require intra-oral techniques; they are techniques performed in the patient’s oral cavity. No treatment is ever done without the patient’s full consent and trust.
Permission to treat
The Permissions to Treat form can be found here.