|About||Improving participation in life through pain reduction and movement therapies. Primarily using John F. Barnes approach to Myofascial Release.|
Myodiversity began when Dr. Marisa VanDyke, an occupational therapist, was providing fitness training and physical rehabilitation for clients over 50. She saw that people tend to adopt habitual movement patterns over time, and become stiff, painful, or injured as their tissues tightened down in knots and tension. Most people thought that their lack of mobility was 'getting old' or 'just life'. Marisa was determined to prove that the aging process doesn't have to equate to feeling like you're falling apart!
The concept of myodiversity surrounds embracing continually more varied movement patterns in order to keep the body's tissues mobile and unrestricted. Clients typically receive myofascial release combined with exercises designed to improve soft-tissue quality. Each person's treatment plan is unique and depends upon their goals.
Painful movement is a problem in itself, but it impacts a person's life in immeasurable ways as they begin to stop doing the activities they used to love. Participation in basic life activities is essential for satisfaction and enjoyment. Myodiversity therapy programs help clients to be present in the moments which matter to family and friends, and become the best version of themselves.