Pamela Bryars, CMT MMT, NASM-CES
My work focus is Orthopedic and Sports Massage, and Exercise Therapy. My goal is to help you restore function so you may return to, and maintain, an active, healthy lifestyle.
I specialize in movement dysfunction and pain management. Integrating advanced techniques from Orthopedic Massage, and Musculoskeletal Alignment Therapy, I utilize mobility exercises combined with hands on manual therapy to restore alignment and function, and improve performance
I am a Certified Massage Therapist with advanced trainings in Myofascial Release, Orthopedic Massage, Advanced Musculoskeletal Alignment Therapy, Sports Massage, and Muscle Energy Techniques. I am also Board Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.
These wide-ranging skills have been put to excellent use treating elite and recreational athletes at national and regional run events, and athletes in many different fields.
I began in massage therapy to help improve my own structural alignment by learning anatomy, movement, and the importance of good posture in movement and at rest. My diligent approach to massage / therapy ensures the most relevant and carefully tailored treatments are administered to each, and every client.
How are client therapy goals achieved?
The ability to develop a strategy is important and allows the client to participate in his own physical and functional evolution. Common strain patterns in the body are identified through proper assessment, and muscle imbalances are treated in order to create symmetry so that treatment becomes "preventative" in nature rather than simply "chasing the pain".
Orthopedic Massage works under an umbrella of integrated massage techniques complemented by massage-related disciplines, functional assessment/Posturology, Musculoskeletal Alignment Therapy, Postisometric Muscle Relaxation (PIR), Lymph drainage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching/Strengthening, Dynamic Integrated Movement, and many other disciplines.
It is the synergy of many modalities and disciplines integrated together that allows each client to be treated in a truly individualized way.
The use of Corrective Exercises done by the client outside of sessions allows consistent monitoring and evaluation of treatment progress via client movement evaluation and specific orthopedic tests.