What is Orthopedic Massage?
1) injury evaluation:
During an orthopedic session I will assess the injury using information based on Dr. James E. Cyriax, the father of orthopedic medicine. These are simple but precise physical tests that help determine where the exact site of injury resides.
This involves working on the actual site of injury with cross fiber friction techniques. After the friction, time is spent massaging the area around the injury to increase circulation and promote healing. If the injury is due to overuse or stress relaxing the entire person will be a part of the session.
In most cases you will be given a very precise protocol of movement, stretching and icing to assist in the tissue healing.