If you’re like most people, you probably think of injury rehabilitation as a long and arduous process. But with the help of Structural Integration, rehab can be much more efficient and effective for restoring your health. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of Structural Integration and its benefits for injury rehabilitation, as well as give you tips on how to book a session with us.
What is Structural Integration?
Structural Integration (SI) is a form of bodywork that uses manual pressure and stretching to restore function to the body’s structures. SI was originally developed as a treatment for athletes who were suffering from pain and injury, but it has since been used by therapists across the board to help people recover from a wide variety of injuries.
One of the key benefits of structural integration therapy is that it can help reduce inflammation in the body. This is because SI helps connect muscles and tendons so that they can better stretch and heal themselves. Additionally, SI can help improve joint range of motion and support healthy muscle function.
SI can be performed on both adults and children, and it is typically recommended for people who are experiencing pain or discomfort in their joints or muscles. Sessions usually last around 60 minutes, but they can vary depending on the individual’s needs.
Benefits of Structural Integration for Injury Recovery
There are many benefits of Structural Integration for injury recovery. One major benefit is that it helps to restore normal movement and function. This can help to speed up the rehabilitation process and return people to their normal activities sooner.
Another advantage of Structural Integration is that it can help to relieve pain and tension in the body. This can help people to feel more comfortable and relaxed, which can promote faster healing. Finally, Structural Integration can also improve joint stability and alignment, which can help reduce the risk of future injury.
How Does Structural Integration Help with Recovery?
Structural Integration (SI) is a form of bodywork that is often used to help people recover from injury. SI helps to address the underlying cause of pain by restoring normal function and structure to the injured area. This can help to reduce inflammation and pain and improve healing.
SI is based on the theory that all tissues in the body are connected, and that when these tissues are out of balance, it can lead to pain and dysfunction. By restoring balance and function, SI can help to restore health and mobility.
There are many different types of SI treatments, which can be tailored specifically to your needs. Some common treatments include:
Active Release Technique (ART): ART is a type of SI treatment that uses pressure and massage to release tight muscles and ligaments. It’s usually used for injuries such as neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, or torn rotator cuff muscles.
Myofascial Release Therapy (MFRT): MFRT uses deep pressure techniques to break up knots in the fascia (the connective tissue that covers muscles). MFRT is often used for injuries such as neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, or torn rotator cuff muscles.
What to Expect in a Structural Integration Session
In a structural integration session, the therapist will use techniques such as joint mobilization, pressure point therapy, and heat therapy to help improve your mobility and function. This type of treatment is often effective in helping people recover from injury faster.
You may also experience relaxation techniques, which can help reduce stress and tension in your body. Structural integration can help improve your overall well-being by improving your mobility and function.
A structural integration session is a type of massage that uses muscle energy to help the body heal itself. During the session, the therapist will use their hands and body weight to press and stretch muscles in specific areas. This can help to restore balance and flexibility in the muscles, which can help reduce inflammation and pain.
Structural integration sessions can be helpful for many types of injuries, including chronic pain, sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neck pain. They can also be used to improve the range of motion and flexibility in areas such as the spine, hips, shoulders, and arms. Structural integration can also help to increase strength and endurance in these areas.
The main goals of a structural integration session are to reduce pain and inflammation, restore balance and flexibility, increase strength and endurance, and improve range of motion. Sessions typically last around 60 minutes.
Structural integration has been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for recovering from injury. By helping the body to heal itself more quickly and effectively, structural integration can help you get back on your feet sooner and achieve a greater degree of healing than if treated with traditional methods. If you are looking for a more comprehensive approach to healing your injuries, I encourage you to explore the benefits of structural integration.