Ther­a­pist seeks to ed­u­cate com­mu­nity on pain re­lief

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Yvonne Remz, a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist lo­cated at 134 Main St., Suite 103, in Prince Fred­er­ick, seeks to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity on in­te­grated man­ual ther­apy, as well as pro­vide tips for those who suf­fer from chronic pain symp­toms.

In­te­grated man­ual ther­apy, or IMT, is a whole-body or holis­tic ap­proach to phys­i­cal ther­apy, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from Yvonne Remz Phys­i­cal Ther­apy LLC.

IMT is com­prised of thou­sands of tis­sue-spe­cific tech­niques that al­low the ther­a­pist to find con­trib­u­tory causes af­fect­ing the pa­tient’s symp­toms and di­ag­no­sis. It is the most com­pre­hen­sive form of phys­i­cal ther­apy avail­able, and gen­er­ally con­sists of very gen­tle tech­niques, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

Ex­am­ples of IMT tech­niques are cran­iosacral ther­apy, my­ofas­cial re­lease, vis­ceral fas­cial re­lease, lym­phatic drainage, strain counter strain and neu­ral tis­sue ten­sion, just to name a few, the re­lease states. These are proven neu­ro­mus­cu­lar fa­cil­i­tat­ing tech­niques. IMT is also able to re­set mus­cu­lar hold­ing pat­terns at the brain and spinal cord level, and fa­cil­i­tates mech­a­nisms that the body un­der­stands and uses to func­tion nor­mally. For ex­am­ple, a mus­cle spasm brought on by trauma can be per­ma­nently re­set us­ing these tech­niques. IMT tech­niques are able to fa­cil­i­tate nor­mal func­tion in all body tis­sue, such as mus­cle, bone, cir­cu­la­tion and lym­phatic tis­sues.

Use of these tis­sue-spe­cific tech­niques al­lows for per­ma­nent last­ing changes in most di­ag­noses, with great suc­cess in un­re­solved pain, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

Lo­cally, Remz of­fers this in­te­grated man­ual ther­apy at her Prince Fred­er­ick of­fice. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-4744631.

In ad­di­tion, Lisa Klein at To­tal Health Phys­i­cal Ther­apy of­fers IMT at 1712 Eye St. N.W., Suite 306, in Washington.

Remz also aims to teach mem­bers of the com­mu­nity how to de­crease their own chronic pain symp­toms and of­fers es­sen­tial tips.

One of the most heal­ing things peo­ple can do for their bod­ies is get seven to eight hours of sleep, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease.

The body can­not heal or re- store it­self with­out sleep. Tips for im­prov­ing sleep in­clude: go­ing to bed at the same time ev­ery night; do­ing calm­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as a warm shower or bath, or read­ing a book; and stop­ping the use of all screen time, in­clud­ing TV, com­put­ers, smart­phones and tablets, as these stim­u­late the brain and coun­ter­act the brain’s abil­ity to slow down for sleep (no news chan­nels or phone calls be­fore bed­time).

An­other im­por­tant fac­tor in decreasing pain is to de­crease one’s stress load. For those who are con­stantly un­der stress, that is an­other stim­u­lus (be­sides the pain) that the body has to man­age, and the body can only man­age so many things in or­der to main­tain bal­ance, the re­lease states.

Avoid in­flam­ma­tory foods such as milk, wheat gluten or known food al­ler­gens, as these foods in­flame the gas­troin­testi­nal tract and cause sys­temic or full-body and joint in­flam­ma­tion.

Also avoid pro­cessed foods, the re­lease con­tin­ues, as they re­quire more work from the kid­neys and liver to process and de­crease the body’s abil­ity to detox it­self.

Mak­ing some of these sim­ple changes to one’s life­style may help in re­liev­ing chronic pain, ac­cord­ing to Remz.

Remz is a man­u­ally cer­ti­fied phys­i­cal ther­a­pist spe­cial­iz­ing in in­te­grated man­ual ther­apy. She grad­u­ated from Dae­men Col­lege in 1985 with a bach­e­lor’s in phys­i­cal ther­apy and is also cer­ti­fied in the Stan­ley Paris tech­nique of soft tis­sue and joint mo­bi­liza­tion as well as Dr. Ma’s In­te­gra­tive Dry Needling tech­niques.


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