Fascia is a connective tissue that exists throughout our body. and more than simply evolve our muscles and other important tissues as protection, this structured plays in fact a paramount role in our body perception, tension transmission and moment execution.
More and more studies are revealing how the fascia has the potential to influence everything since movement and pain perception, organisation of complex movement patterns and also its repercussions in internal organs. Thus problems if the fascia tissue (due traumas, surgeries, lack or improper mobilisation) may lead to a densification of the tissue in some parts of the body but leading to repercussions all over the body.
Fascial Manipulation® is a manual therapy method that focuses on releasing these densified areas responsible for causing pain and movement and functional limitations.
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What to expect of a Fascial Manipulation® - Stecco method treatment.
Before the treatment: The therapist will ask you some questions about
Your main problem e.g. how did your pain start, where is it located, how long has it been present, what movement(s) aggravate(s) the pain and if the pain is worse in the morning afternoon or night.
Any other problems you may have at present
Previous problems, such as fractures, traumas, surgery, internal dysfunctions (recurrent cystitis, colitis, gastritis, thyroid cysts, ovarian
Whether you are taking any medicine and what type
During the treatment:
You will be asked to perform some movement tests. Then the therapist will palpate specific points on your body. You will be asked to describe any sensations you have during these tests e.g. where and when you feel pain either while you move or when a particular point is being palpated.
The therapist will then choose a series of points to treat. Treatment can be uncomfortable but discomfort usually reduces within a few minutes. During treatment you can always ask the therapist to use less pressure or to give you a rest. While a point is being treated it is useful if you can report any sensations that may arise e.g. pins and needles, burning, pain extending to other areas.
Immediately after treatment movement should be easier and less painful. A slight sensation of dizziness or light-headedness can be present.
In the first 3 days, the points that were treated can be sore and your symptoms may get worse because an inflammatory phase sets in. If necessary, you can take some paracetamol.
The following treatment session will be planned after at least one week to allow time for the post-treatment stage to be completed. Your therapist is happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the method itself, and how to make the most of this treatment.