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Meet Our Medical Staff

At Encompass Therapy, we utilize various techniques to help alleviate pain and dysfunction. One of the manual therapy techniques used is called, Myofascial Release, and was developed by John. F. Barnes, PT. Myofascial Release is a comprehensive approach that focuses on the myofascial system. Your body is made up of connective tissue, called fascia, which is a three dimensional network of collagen and elastic fibers that runs throughout your entire body from head to toe. The fascia surrounds your muscles and muscle fibers, blood vessels, organs, nerves and bones and is a strong, supportive structure. The fascial system can become tight, or restricted over time because of injuries, inflammation processes, surgeries, poor posture, athletics injuries, repetitive stress syndrome, and car accidents.

When treating pain and dysfunction, it is important address the symptoms but to also determine what is the true cause of the symptom, for long term resolution of the problem. It is very important to evaluate the patient’s full body when addressing any problem. Often times the symptom is only one piece of the puzzle. That is why we assess posture, ROM, strength, and perform a full soft tissue assessment to determine where fascial restrictions may be present.

We also have a massage therapist on our team! Click below for more info.
Meet Our Massage Therapist

Rick Moore | MPT, ATC

Rick Moore | MPT, ATC

Rick is a Physical Therapist with 21 years of varied healthcare experiences. He began his career as an Athletic Trainer after graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvannia in 1991.

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