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leanne ingram
bhsc mst

 

Leanne IngramLeanne completed a bachelor of science in musculoskeletal therapy in 2009. Treat yourself today and experience Leanne's healing hands.

 

Musculoskeletal Therapy (MST) is a holistic ‘hands on’ approach to assessing and treating the musculoskeletal system using various techniques that affect the muscles, the fasciae and the related soft tissues in order to relieve pain, dysfunction and disability.

 

Musculoskeletal Therapy can help with the following conditions:

Headaches, back pain, acute injury management, chronic pain, neural entrapments, sciatica, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, whiplash, TMJ, muscle strains, sprains, plantar fasciitis, computer related neck and shoulder tension, emotional distress, sports related stiffness or soreness, poor posture, job related muscle pain, insomnia, inflexibility, immobility, neuralgia, gout, stress, asthma, plus many more.

 

MST gives attention to the relationship of muscles and fasciae to the structure of the body in health and disease. Ideally the soft tissue techniques used affects the joints, skeletal structures and corrects and de-loads any sort of pain. This assists in maintaining functional alignment of the skeletal system, joint integrity and muscle health.

 

MST can incorporate:

  1. Myofascial Releases
  2. Trigger Point Therapy
  3. Muscle Energy Techniques
  4. Static and PNF Stretching
  5. Joint Mobilization
  6. Cupping
  7. Lymphatic Drainage
  8. Chinese Acupressure
  9. Exercise Prescription
  10. Strapping

 

The difference between a Massage Therapist and a Musculoskeletal Therapist is that the Musculoskeletal Therapist has an increased skill level in assessment and diagnosis and a broader and more developed menu of treatment approaches.

 

The initial consultation involves a postural and biomechanical assessment used to identify areas of primary dysfunction and any associated compensatory dysfunction. A series of orthopedic testing procedures involving the muscles, nerves and joints are used to identify the nature of the patient's complaint and allow the formation of the most effective treatment plan. Treatments are tailored specifically to each patient's needs and self care/home exercises are prescribed if necessary.

 

During treatment further assessment may be made while performing various soft tissue techniques. The client is very involved with the treatment and you may be required to move around, on and off the table, and give feedback to the therapist to assist the therapy. The Musculoskeletal Therapist draws the body’s attention to areas of dysfunction so it can start to address it.

 

 

 

 

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