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What is Myofascial Release?

At Functional Vitality, we utilize the John F Barnes Myofascial Release Approach. It is a holistic gentle manual therapy technique that applies sustained pressure to restricted areas in the myofascial tissue. With myofascial release, we follow the symptoms but look elsewhere for the root cause. In traditional therapy, techniques only treat the symptoms and ignore the myofascial restrictions. This leaves the client with results that are temporary and never seems to get better. Myofascial release produces long lasting results because it releases enormous pressure on pain sensitive structures, alleviate symptoms, and allow the body’s natural healing to function properly.


What is Fascia?

Fascia is a connective tissue which covers the entire body as one continuous structure. It flows from head to toe, skin to cell deep, and surrounds every structure within the body. It’s essential because it supports, protects, transports fluids and nutrients, etc. So when there is physical trauma, tension, and inflammation that affect the fascia, over time it can cause major dysfunction in the body. It is estimated that restrictions in the fascia can exert 2,000 lbs of pressure on the body. Just imagine how that feels, NOT great. 

Not only can fascia be affected on a physical level but also on an emotional level. The fascia stores memories and emotions within the tissue as well. When the mind/body connection occurs, we can begin seeing our body as whole and not in separate pieces. Our mind cannot flow without our body and vice versa. When physical restrictions and the memory within the tissue that creates subconscious holding/bracing patterns within the body are released, natural healing can occur.

How does Myofascial Release fit into my treatment Plan?

Our in-person Occupational Therapy services uses John F Barnes Myofascial Release as a primary modality in all our therapeutic treatments and programs.As skilled therapists, we are trained to find these myofascial restrictions within the body and release them so your body can naturally heal itself.Myofascial release not only connects you with your body on a physical level but also on an emotional level. As we work together, you will begin tuning into your mind-body connection and allowing yourself to become aware of how your body feels and responds during treatment. You will also receive self-treatment to continue at home in-between sessions to further your healing.

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Good Faith Estimate for Health Care Items and Services Notice

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Disclaimers: The Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate costs are estimates and not the final overall total charges. The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract and does not require you [uninsured (or self- pay) individual] to obtain the items and services from any of the providers or facilities identified on the Good Faith Estimate. Additional items and/or services that are not in the Good Faith Estimate may be recommended by the convening provider as part of the course of care, that must be scheduled separately and are not reflected in the good faith estimate (such as rehabilitation therapies or other post treatment items or services) and information regarding how an you [uninsured (or self-pay) individual] can obtain a good faith estimate for such items or services.

The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. The patient-provider dispute resolution process may be started if the actual billed charges are $400 more than the expected charges included in the good faith estimate. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the Agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the Agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount. To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) at 1-877-696-6775. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at 1-877-696-6775.


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