Kinetic Chain Release

Kinetic Chain Release – a Ground-Breaking Innovation in Pain Resolution and Healthcare

With Kinetic Chain Release, your body can be transformed from an unbalanced condition (see Figure A) to a balanced condition (see Figure B) in as little as one session.

A revolutionary European approach to healthcare and pain resolution is now being offered at Bensalem Muscle Therapy. Kinetic Chain Release is a dynamic protocol which corrects a very common phenomenon - a difference in the length of a person’s legs. According to the developer of the technique, Hugh Gilbert, a Physical Therapist from Scotland, a leg length difference, which 97% of both adults and children have, is responsible for a wide range of painful conditions in the body. Though a person may be unaware of this difference in leg length, it can be a manifestation of other imbalances in the body which result in pain and sometimes organ dysfunction.

Gilbert discovered that by unlocking specific joints and softening key muscles, the body resets itself to allow the return of normal movement and function. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) is a series of gentle stretches and mobilizations, carefully designed to quickly and smoothly bring about postural changes that will correct the body’s imbalances in young and old alike and eliminate many physical issues in the process. It frees the human body of its physical and energetic blocks to allow the return of the body to its natural state.

Gilbert describes KCR as “the complete and lasting resolution of symptoms for thousands of people who had previously abandoned any serious consideration of recovery….Athletes from the everyday to the elite can use the KCR protocol to significantly enhance performance and maintain their edge.” In fact, he lists “GUARANTEED sports improvement” as one of the key benefits of KCR along with relief from chronic pain and increased energy levels.

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A particularly compelling example is that of a nationally ranked Triathlete who had not even been able to train for 3 months and was then treated by a KCR Practitioner with the Kinetic Chain Release protocol.She received two more sessions over two weeks. Then just two weeks later, she ran in the world championships in Canada and finished in fourth place!

Testimonials from Bensalem Muscle Therapy patients:

I have been suffering from migraine headaches as well as cluster headaches for the past 13 years. I have tried many types of treatments and medications with little success. Janice urged me to try Kinetic Chain Release and after just two sessions, my headaches have decreased dramatically in intensity and frequency. S.M.

These were all cases where traditional therapies and rehabilitation had previously failed.

Benefits of Kinetic Chain Release:

  • Dynamic, highly effective way to restore balance to the body
  • Eliminates blockages of energy and muscle constriction to free up movements and lessen pain
  • Corrects leg length difference in as little as one session
  • Facilitates proper posture

Conditions Helped and Often Eliminated by KCR

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chronic back and neck pain
  • chronic fatique syndrome
  • chronic groin strains
  • chronic knee problems
  • fibromyalgia
  • sprained ankles
  • hamstring strains
  • migraine headaches
  • pelvic problems
  • tennis elbow
  • scoliosis
  • teeth clenching
  • tmj dysfunction
  • tight/cramping calf muscles
  • wrist problems
  • tired/tense shoudlers
  • bloating
  • pain between shoulder blades
  • snoring/sleep apnea
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • insomnia
  • chronic stress
  • repetitive strain injury
  • breathing difficulties
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • plantar fasciitis

Connective Tissue Release

While Kinetic Chain Release is a powerful, highly effective technique, the few people who do not respond completely can be helped with another level of therapy known as Connective Tissue Release (CTR). Also developed by Hugh Gilbert, P.T. from Scotland, CTR helps to unwind areas of connective tissue (fascia) that may have become stuck or adhered to underlying structures. CTR adds a more profound dimension to Kinetic Chain Release when it is determined that additional therapy may be beneficial.

Soft Tissue Release

Soft Tissue Release is a system of neuromuscular retraining based on the concepts of Swedish osteopathy. The method, employed by a specially trained massage therapist and muscle therapy expert, involves compression of a muscle while you perform precise stretches in various planes. The effects are fast and permanent--reorganization of scar tissue, a return of injured muscle to its proper length, restoration of blood flow, and rapid elimination of pain.

Soft Tissue Release (STR) was developed by British sports rehabilitation therapist Stuart Taws. Taws had used the technique in his work with Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders in track and field for more than 10 years. He then refined the technique in order to broaden its applicability to chronic painful conditions. STR is so successful that up to 90% of all patients with lower back pain, regardless of the cause, can experience complete pain relief in 3 to 4 weeks.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Release

  • Promotes optimal muscle health & function
  • Fast & permanent reorganization of scar tissue
  • Reduces tightness that contributes to pain, spasms, & cramping
  • Improves blood flow to muscles, restoring oxygen & other nutrients
  • Rapidly eliminates pain
  • Restores injured muscles to proper lengths
  • Clears toxins (end products of metabolism) from cells via the lymph system

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy is a highly refined approach to correcting damaged muscles and soft tissue throughout the body. This unique system utilizes a cross-fiber technique, which is quite different from a Swedish massage in which the strokes flow along the fiber of the muscle. The Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapist concentrates on working across all layers of muscle that have become depleted of their normal blood and lymph flow. The result is a restoration of blood and lymph flow to the injured or damaged area. Blood carries the oxygen and nutrients the body needs to heal itself; lymph acts as a lubricant to tight or adhered muscles and carries away toxins that can contribute to pain when they accumulate in muscles.

The Pfrimmer Technique was developed by Therese C. Pfrimmer in the 1940s. Pfrimmer was a practicing muscle therapist in Ontario, Canada, when she became paralyzed. Her discovery of this method reversed her paralysis and she dedicated the rest of her life to helping others with severe disabilities and muscle conditions.

Benefits of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy:

  • Provides access to the deeper layers of muscle without causing pain
  • Improves blood flow and flow of oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body, especially the muscles, and thereby relieves pain
  • Enhances the lymph system’s ability to remove toxins from the muscles
  • Reduces inflammation and congestion-corrects damaged, adherent muscle fibers
  • Releases entrapment of nerves and blood vessels, thereby alleviating nerve pain
  • Restores muscles and soft tissues after injury or overuse-provides a deep sense of relaxation

Myofascial Massage

Myofascial massage is a form of bodywork that affects the muscles and fascia of the body. Fascia is a connective tissue membrane that covers muscles and each individual muscle fiber. Damage to the fascia as a result of repetitive use, stress, injury, tension, or poor posture can result in the fascia becoming “glued down” onto the underlying muscle. Such a condition can impair blood flow, thus depriving the muscle of oxygen. Additionally, nerves that normally penetrate the fascia to stimulate the muscle may become entrapped in the fascia, representing another cause of pain.

Indications for Myofascial Massage

  • Lack of mobility in soft tissue structures
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Chronic pain
  • Distortions in posture or gait

The client is an active participant in sessions where Myofascial Massage is utilized. This participation enhances both the results of the work and the client’s sense of empowerment. Fascia can be affected in several ways: pressure, warmth, breathing, and stretching. At times, the therapist applies pressure to create warmth. The client is instructed in breathing techniques and other movements are incorporated simultaneously in the process of releasing the “stuck” fascia.

Benefits of Myofascial Massage

  • Improves posture
  • Helps prevent/treat overuse injuries
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves respiratory functions
  • Reduces patterns of strain

Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage is an advanced method of therapy that facilitates the body’s potential to heal. Painful conditions usually arise from muscles or fascia that are tight or adhered, restricting normal movements and pulling bones out of their anatomical position. Structural imbalances occur as muscles become tight due to poor posture, improper positioning of the body, injuries, and repetitive use of muscles. In order to address the structural imbalances that can occur in the body and contribute to chronic painful conditions, Orthopedic Massage provides a unique multidisciplinary approach to restore structural balance throughout the body. The method includes therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and stretches of muscles and soft tissues to reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction. Included in the technique are myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue mobilization, neuromuscular re-education, PNF stretching, and specific stretches taught to the patient to maintain proper structural balance.

Benefits Of Orthopedic Massage:

  • Ensures pelvic stabilization to correct imbalances with profound effects elsewhere in the body
  • Restores balance between tight muscles and those that are overstretched & strained
  • Enhances blood flow to muscles through a variety of interventions
  • Eliminates trigger points, tight bands, & scar tissue within muscles
  • Treats painful musculoskeletal conditions by addressing the cause rather than the symptoms
  • Improves flexibility & movement with in-session & at-home stretches

Eliminate pain related to muscle problems, soft tissue injury, scar tissue, and back or neck pain with massage therapy from Janice Malloy. For more information on pain and back treatment options, please contact Bensalem Muscle Therapy today, proudly serving the Bucks CountyBensalem and Newtown, PA areas.

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Recent Testimonial

“About a year ago I started to see Janice for sciatica pain in my lower back and for discomfort I had in both my heels. Her work in releasing tension in the muscles and soft tissue in those areas brought me needed temporary relief. During one session Janice asked me if she could try something new which she had learned. I agreed. She explained about the concepts of Kinetic Chain Release, which involves a series of breathing, bending, stretching and resistance exercises, along with a mental focus on the area of the body being worked on, all while lying or sitting on a massage table. Within a couple of sessions using these techniques, Janice has made my body basically pain free. I now feel that I can lengthen the time between appointments due to my improved comfort. I do a couple of simple exercises at home on a daily basis which takes up about 2-3 minutes of my time. I don't necessarily understand all about KCR, but I do know when something works. Thanks Janice!”
—H.B. Philadelphia