I often get asked in my practice what Muscular Corrective Therapy is and how it can help with pain, so I thought I would just write an article about it for more people to learn and understand this unique remedial therapy.
Muscular Corrective Therapy (MCT) focuses on identifying and adjusting muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage that are out of alignment, restricting movement and causing pain in the body.
MCT is a unique and comprehensive treatment which applies phenomenal leading-edge adjustments of these muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage that may be out of alignment for treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders involving almost the whole body…
Relieving muscular pain and stiffness, aid in injury rehabilitation, increase joint mobilization, and restores flexibility and function to help correct posture and related dysfunction, usually with permanent alleviation of the underlying causes of the afflicting conditions.
This treatment will assist with incidental pain and long-standing chronic conditions.
Poor range of motion and sports injuries such as Achilles and Hamstring injuries, ITB syndrome, Scar tissue, Adhesion – Shin Splints – Knee pain – Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP), Groins Strains and Osteitis Pubis – Tennis Elbow and Wrist pain – Frozen Shoulder and Whiplash.
Postural dysfunction as with anterior rotation of the pelvis, excessive pelvic tilt and Frozen hip – short leg syndrome – forward head posture (dowagers hump), Scoliosis and other postural alignment.
Various other ailments and over use issues, such as Back and Hip pain – Headaches – Plantar Fasciitis – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and Tendonitis – Sciatica – Torticollis and even Fibromyalgia.
Many who get regular Muscular Corrective Therapy have had a remarkable increase in energy, enthusiasm and happiness knowing they can physically perform to their full capabilities and enjoy their life and relationships.
As with any remedial massage therapy that aims to correct musculoskeletal dysfunction, an overall physical assessment is necessary to get more of an understanding of where imbalances may be originating and to how best to treat the presenting condition.
Any given muscle may have multiple reasons that inhibit its function and these factors are all taken into consideration to ensure that the correction remains long after treatment.
Muscular Corrective Therapy however is not widely known about as it has remained quite local to Melbourne with only a small community of practitioners throughout Australia incorporating this modality into their work.
It was developed by Lester Cox, who has lived out in the eastern district of Victoria in Bairnsdale, where he was a Remedial Massage Therapist and Naturopath for close to 40 years.
Over that time, he built a very successful practice in the area due to having worked extensively with local footy teams and treating the farming and general community for all kinds of ailments and has many thousands of people who would swear by his techniques.
Lester is now retired however he managed to pass on his wisdom to a few who continue on his legacy today.
Muscular Corrective Therapy is essential for treating any and all common musculoskeletal pain and although it can and is often used as a stand-alone treatment, it is best combined with a full range of remedial massage techniques such as muscle energy techniques, trigger point, myofascial release and so on, as they all work together to achieve consistent outcomes.
Whether your complaint is chronic low back pain or acute neck pain, this type of treatment should be part of all foundational treatment and I believe it to be the missing link, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of all other physical therapies.
Ongoing maintenance with Remedial massage in Fairfield is recommended as well as a wholistic approach to wellbeing to truly bring your body back into a state of balance and freedom.
At Fairfield Massage Therapy, Paul Jenkin has had extensive training and experience applying Muscular Corrective adjustments, helping realign clients’ entire musculoskeletal system to begin regaining optimal structural integrity within your body.
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