• Deep Muscle & Connective Tissue

    Posted on December 14, 2018 by Dawn in Anatomy, Feet, Lower Extremities, massage therapy, Massage Therapy Continuing Education, SMRT, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique.

    Deep Muscle & Connective Tissue

    I work on quite a few therapists and doctors. So, this week I saw both a massage therapist and a chiropractor whose complaint was hip pain. Both times it turned out that the hip was a symptom of pain coming from lower down the leg. For the massage therapist, the issue was a muscle imbalance. Which was located in the posterior lower leg muscles caused by a plantar flexion/dorsiflexion imbalance at her ankles.

    When she left, she had no hip or lower back pain and she said her feet felt “like I have more contact with the floor, more solid and my balance is much better.” She expressed that she never would have thought her ankles were causing her issue and was amazed at the results when I spent 3/4 of the time on her feet and ankles.

    With the chiropractor, the hip pain was caused by the femur head moving easier into lateral rotation while the distal end of the femur and the knee moved easiest into medial rotation. He told me his issue was muscular and he had done what needed to be done with the bones. I told him I thought his issue was actually in the fascia and that was effecting both the bony alignment and the muscles.

    He left able to move his hip and thigh in ways that he “had not realized I wasn’t doing that until just now when I began to really do it.” I heard from him today. After a vigorous workout, his leg is still feeling fantastic and he has no hip pain. He will be sending many more clients our way.

    Both times it was SMRT that allowed me to work deep muscle and connective tissue quickly and without causing pain. Learn SMRT for the lower extremities by joining me in Tucson, AZ from February 15-17, 2019. This location typically fills up fast, so please do not hesitate to register!