Dr. Sarah Kingsley is a Physical Therapist, Bowen therapist and certified Lyt Yoga Instructor and nutrition health coach. She strives to help her clients find their inner core strength, alleviate pain and gain confidence in their bodies. Working with patients of all ages with extensive experience with the geriatric population, Sarah treats a multitude of conditions including acute and chronic pain, vertigo and vestibular disorders, osteoporosis and all deficits of functional mobility. Sarah works with each client on an individual basis to help them feel their physical best, treating the whole person with the aim of improving movement patterns to promote the best quality of life for all age groups.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a hands on technique used to manage myofascial pain. Instead of focussing on releasing one specific muscle, this technique addresses the entire fascial complex. "Myo" means muscle and "fascia" refers to the connective tissue that overlays each muscle, nerve, ligament, blood vessel and organ in our entire bodies. Similar to a spider web, the fascia grabs and pulls on areas of the body and can continue to wind up causing immense restriction especially after a trauma. Trauma can be physical, such as an injury or surgery, as well as emotional. If left unaddressed, fascial restrictions can lead to pain, movement difficulties/disorders, and a multitude of other conditions including cardiovascular issues from an increased buildup of inflammation and poor blood flow. Myofascial techniques release restrictions in a gentle manner, going into resistance to relax the tissues and nervous system. These calming effects also make myofascial release therapy an excellent treatment for anxiety and sleep disorders, with many patients finding them to be far more effective than a typical massage. Try it for yourself today!
Total Spinal Fitness Core Board
The Total Spinal Fitness Core Board truly redesigns healing for hip and low back dysfunction. The belt worn around the hips creates a traction force to relieve pressure on the spinal discs, nerves and joints of the hips and low back, allowing for smooth and pain free movements guided by your therapist. These specific movements recreate the segmental extension in your spine while activating your deeper core muscles to re-integrate them with your outer core layer. Core board therapy helps support and protect your spine and joints to improve posture, pain, and nerve conditions such as foot drop!
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"Take a small amount to the painful area and gently rub it in. It is very easy to apply. I usually apply morning, afternoon and night. After a shower or bath reapply. It really helps and does not have a strong odor!"
- Ruby West
"I am a survivor of breast cancer and years post mastectomy surgery. I had a mammogram last week. In the past they have been extremely uncomfortable and at times painful with a lot of pulling and repositioning required. Frequently the doctor reading them has called for do-overs due to extremely dense breast tissue. I have been working with Dr. Kingsley doing myofascial release on the scar tissue in this area. This time the tech took 4 images on each side, one additional, all within 5 minutes! She and the doctors came back saying everything looked great! I am convinced this is greatly due to the work I have been doing with Dr. Kingsley. I am so thankful!"