Measure Your Fascial Stiffness, Elasticity, and Pain
Do you know if your fascia is getting more or less stiff? When you move are you storing energy in your fascia tissue or losing energy when you move? Is it possible to measure the small changes that occur in your fascial health so you can tell your on the right track? Now you can.
Today with new and improved technology, and for the first time ever, we can now track and accurately measure your body's fascial stiffness, elastic storage, and pain thresholds with real numbers using a tool called IndentoPRO. Since the beginning of therapy, therapists and health professionals have used their hands to do this work, and they have worked well, but they are not as reliable when it comes to keeping track of your fascial health progress as machines. Knowing the complex relationships we are finding between fascial health and disease, we use these tools in our practice to help you stay more on track with your fascial training and use it for feedback as we provide treatment training.
When it comes to fascial health, maintaining fascial elasticity is a vital component to understanding just how your connective tissue is storing and using energy. We are able to measure this and help you determine if you are losing energy during movement or if your fascia is maintaining proper integrity throughout it's use. In many cases, where fascial elasticity is lost, our body is more susceptible to injuries and excessive overloading which leads to injury. This is especially important to know at elite performance levels.
Surprisingly, fascia can also be stiff, but have poor elastic properties. Studies have shown that those with history of depression can actually have stiff tissue, but poor elasticity properties. Knowing this can be very helpful in determining proper treatments when addressing chronic pain, fascial health, and recovery.
Pain, reduced flexibility, and many other neurological symptoms can come from overly stressed and stiff fascia tissue. Being able to identify and track changes in your body's fascial tissue stiffness can help to ot only know you are on the right track to becoming a softer and more pliable fascial body, but can also help you see changes when they are small. Because fascial change takes time (6-18 months), this tool can help you see the small progress and let you know you are on the right track. In addition, it can also help us to determine when treatments or training are not being affective.
For individuals with where pain is a concern, we can help you to determine exact numbers regarding your pain thresholds. For individuals with highly sensitive nervous system (such a fibromyalgia or MS), being able to monitor at close levels accurately can be helpful in seeing changes over time.
Knowing fascia tissue change occurs more slowly than muscle, the IndentoPRO can be a great addition to help monitor your training and progress. We include in all of our treatments and trainings where fascia change may be of importance to monitoring. And it's just fun to see change when work and time is put in!
So whether you are using physical therapy, stretching, bodywork, Yoga, fascia release techniques, reflexology, massage, or other body based strategies to improve your fascial health, or you may be interested in knowing more about your fascial stiffness, energy storage capacity, or pain level thresholds, we can help here. Knowing a bit more about how your fascia tissue is changing over time is not only exciting but is also useful to know to use where fascial health is a focus. We offer access to this information to all a clients and include in all of our services as additional testing and measuring.