Here at Miami Stretch Therapy, we treat many health conditions simply by relieving muscular-related tension through therapeutic applications. On this page are some examples of common health and medical conditions we work with to treat every day.
We want to help improve the quality of life of everyday people have, as well as those who suffer from muscular-related ailments and diseases. We can even pick up right where other therapies leave off, such as physical therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture, to help you continue on your path to recovery and maintain optimal health.
Here are some common health conditions that we work with every day. These conditions tend to be easier to work with and you can typically expect a faster recovery time, with fewer treatments needed.
• Muscle Stiffness
• Muscle Soreness
• Muscular Fatigue
• Muscular Pain
• Neck Pain
• Hip Pain
• Low-Back Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Foot Pain
• Knee Pain
• Calf Pain
• Shin Splints
The main reason we stretch is to release muscular tension and add flexibility. We specialize in working with many conditions, but the basis of our stretch therapy treatment is to relieve muscular tension and promote flexibility. If you have tight muscles and need a good stretching release, we would love to help get your muscles loose and pliable.
Soreness in muscles can be caused by many things. Most commonly it is from too much exercise or from an injury. Whatever the cause may be, we can help! We incorporate vibrational therapy, massage and stretching to promote muscular relaxation, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to help your muscles recover and feel better.
Muscular fatigue can be a real put-off, especially for athletes. When muscles get too tight, blood flow is restricted and lactic acid can build up to the point where your muscles are fatigued much easier. Fortunately, the solution is simple: loosen muscle fibers through stretch therapy, allowing proper blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and muscular recovery, so your muscles can stay active, longer.
Here are examples of medical conditions that we frequently work with and a little bit about how we might go about treating them. If you have a question about a specific medical condition that may not be listed, please feel free to get in touch with us to find out if we can help.
• Knee Replacements
• Hip Replacements
• Bulging Discs
• Disc Herniations
• Golfer's Elbow
• Restless Legs (RLS)
• Carpal Tunnel
• Rotator Cuff Tears
• Rotator Impingement
• Tennis Elbow
• Snapping Hip
• Frozen Shoulder
Most common types of fasciitis, including plantar fasciitis, are a direct result of muscular restriction. Fasciitis refers to muscle-fascia or myofascial tissue, which is a thin, tendon like fiber that wraps around our muscles. It encompasses them and attaches to our tendons, which then attach to our bone. By releasing the muscle tension and myofascial tissue through stretch therapy, most cases of fasciitis can be relieved with ease.
After a traumatic injury or ailment, physical therapy can be necessary to help restore basic function. Unfortunately, this care can leave us with only that basic function and not much more beyond that. Here at Miami Stretch Therapy, our treatment program is not dictated by insurance companies. That freedom allows us treat you in the best possible manner and help you continue to recover, far beyond your initial physical therapy treatment. We work to rehabilitate you to the point where you are completely satisfied and maximally functional again.
After initial physical therapy, many amputees can be left wanting for more progress in their rehabilitation. Some may even need consistent care to keep their muscles balanced and bodies functioning properly for the rest of their lives. Through stretch therapy, we pick up where physical therapy leaves off and will help you continue to function in the best way possible, with and without your prosthetic.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by excess stress in our forearm muscles. This stress inflames the tendons, and eventually, the nerves that pass through our wrists. This nerve compression can be very uncomfortable, and eventually painful, sending sensations through the hands, wrists and forearms. Thankfully, if caught in the early stages, carpal tunnel syndrome can be corrected. Many at-home and at-work stretches can even help keep symptoms from returning once treatment has been completed.
Most migraines are caused by extreme muscular pressure applied to the base of the skull. This pressure can compress the joints between our neck and head, restricting blood flow, inhibiting nerve function and forcing us into bad posture, adding more pressure to the problem. By releasing the appropriate muscles in the neck, migraines can be relieved and normal neck function can be restored.
Sciatica is the resulting sensation from compression of the sciatic nerve at some point in our lower-back, hip or leg. Sciatica can be the result of trauma, sedentariness, bad posture, excessive exercise, or any combination of these as well as other factors. It can also be compounded by tight muscles in the hips, buttocks and/or lower-back. We have found that by releasing muscular pressure in these areas and working to correct posture, sciatica can be made easier to live with, if not relieved altogether.
Multiple-sclerosis is a motor-neuron disease that impairs a person's ability to physically function. The progressive result is a partial or complete mobility impairment and paralysis. Through stretch therapy, we have found that we are able to help slow the progression of MS symptoms. We do this by stimulating the motor cortex through assisted therapeutic exercise and gentle therapeutic stretching.
Rotator Cuff Injury and Impingement
Shoulder injuries and rotator cuff impingement can be some of the most frustrating conditions to live with. They can affect many movements we make with our arms. It can prevent a good night's sleep and impair our ability to exercise or function normally. In our treatment sessions involving the shoulder, we thoroughly examine and treat each muscle involved in the rotatory function of the shoulder.
Frozen shoulder develops as a result of trauma, immobilization, stress, or any combination of these. With consistent treatment and a little bit of patience, this stubborn condition can be corrected. The dense muscle fibers, myofascial and intramuscular connective tissues that have become restricted with scar-tissue take time to stretch and release, but eventually, they do. Scar-tissue is fortunately like other soft-tissue and can be stretched. In a matter of time, your shoulder will be restored to proper feel and function.