Fascial Manipulation

Symptoms and Conditions We Treat

Headaches and migraines
Joint Pain & Discomfort
Neck Pain
Low Back & Hip Pain
Sciatica
Osteoarthritis
Spinal Disc Conditions
TMJ disorders and pain (Temporomandibular joint – jaw joint)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendonitis
Common Sprains & Strains
Limited mobility

Recovery from injuries (e.g., whiplash, falls, sports injury)
Repetitive strain injury
Postural problems
Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
Piriformis syndrome
Tennis elbow
Fibromyalgia
Muscle tension or spasm
Pain after exercise
Pain after or during everyday activities
Chronic pain after injury or surgery

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Fascial Manipulation is not the same as Active Release Therapy (ART) or Myofascial Release!

We practice the Stecco Method, who pioneered the therapeutic technique called Fascial Manipulation. This method involves a complete and thorough evaluation of the myofascial system to identify stiffness and lack of coordination. Treatment are directed to specific areas (fascial adhesions) called centers of coordination (CC’s) and centers of fusion (CF’s) with an eye towards reducing these adhesions and improving movement coordination and control. As your movement control improves joints and surrounding soft tissues are unloaded which reduces pain and promotes healing.

How Does Fascial Manipulation Work?

The exact mechanism for FM were only recently discovered with research of myofascial stiffness and its response to friction. Manual techniques are used to create friction which increases tissue temperature and local inflammation in specific areas (CC’s and CF’s). This melts the adhesions restoring normal gliding of the soft tissues which restores normal movement control through our nervous system.

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A Clinic You Can Trust

It is the practice of a strong work ethic, continuous education, and prioritizing patient outcomes that makes the difference. Together with our knowledge, programs and expertise, our mission is to help you live a perpetual life of wellness. We are National Spine & Wellness, and we invite you to experience proven results through expert care.

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How Does Fascial Manipulation Work?

The exact mechanism for FM were only recently discovered with research of myofascial stiffness and its response to friction. Manual techniques are used to create friction which increases tissue temperature and local inflammation in specific areas (CC’s and CF’s). This melts the adhesions restoring normal gliding of the soft tissues which restores normal movement control through our nervous system.

Your Choice for Calgary Fascial Manipulation

Fascial Manipulation (FM) is a science-based treatment which involves manual therapy of the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) to reduce pain and stiffness as well as restore muscular balance and movement control.

Fascia is our connective tissue that is literally everywhere in our body. Old school thinking used to think of it as “filler” tissue that surrounds the important anatomy such as muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. New school thinking now considers our fascial system as our 6th sensory organ, central to the coordination and feedback system that controls our movement.

Normal, healthy tissue has liquid lubricant in between our fascial layers which allow the connective tissue to slide against each other as we move. Stress and injury to our tissues causes this lubricant to thicken up, creating adhesions between the layers of fascia. These adhesions can trap small nerves and blood vessels, causing pain and inflammation. The adhesions also change the feedback from that body part back to our brain, which alters our movement control.

Fascial Manipulation is a diagnostic and treatment system that relieves these connective tissue adhesions which reduces pain and improves mobility.

Testimonials

If you’re looking for a physiotherapist/miracle worker, Lindsay Fraser is the woman for you. I’ve been seeing Lindsay for a few months now.. prior to meeting her I had slipped... read more

Amanda Quinn

Amazing staff, and clinic! I have seen both Dr. Batinic and Dr. Edgecombe, both are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and professional!! I used the MCU, neck adjustments and needling,... read more

Lisa MacSween

Josip has made a huge difference in my life and my wife’s. I had a disc issue with SI involvement and he pinpointed the SI involvement right away, and adjusted... read more

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National Spine & Wellness’ 3 Step Treatment Plan

Our care involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders
of the muscles, bones, and joints, especially the spine. Your first visit to National
Spine & Wellness is dedicated to learning about the history of your pain and how
it impacts your daily life.

The information we gather during your initial assessment is used to create a 3-
step treatment plan.

Step One: Pain Relief

Did you know that manual therapy is one of only very few treatments science has proven to be the most effective for relieving your back and neck pain? Our team are experts at this treatment but also understand that this isn’t all you may need to get better.

They also work collaboratively with your health care team to get you out of pain and get you moving in a safe, controlled fashion.

Step Two: Rebuild Strength & Agility

Ask yourself, if you were 100% what would you be doing?

That is the question we put to you first and foremost so we can customize your treatment plan.

Once your pain begins to go away we empower you to gain the knowledge, understanding, and tools to build your resiliency to get back to the activities you love.

Step Three: Maintain & Improve

By using a wellness model customized to your specific needs, we can give you the knowledge and tools to maintain and improve your health in a wellness model. Once the problem that was causing your symptoms is corrected, we will also work with you to learn ways to prevent the pain from returning.

The goal of our care is to offer preventative maintenance for pain-free living.

Maintenance and Prevention

The care you receive at National Spine & Wellness goes beyond just treating your ailment. Our
goal is to have our clients maintain the results of their treatment and learn how
to prevent injury in the future. We work with you to develop a plan that
helps transition our patients from active therapy to an injury prevention and maintenance plan.

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