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Certification and Licenses:
Jane M. Flynn, OTR/L
Jane Flynn graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996 with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (O.T.). She has worked in a variety of O.T. settings in KY, CA, MN, and IL. Jane has specialized in a therapeutic bodywork and has become an Advanced Intermediate Practitioner of Myofascial Release Treatment, John Barnes certified. This therapy collaborates well with chiropractic care to bring optimal results.
Continuing Education and Training
- National Board Certified Occupational Therapist
- Registered Occupational Therapist in Illinois
What is Myofacial Release?
- John F. Barnes Myofascial Release:
- Myofascial Release I
- Myofascial Release II x 2
- Unwinding x 2
- Advanced Unwinding
- Fascial Pelvis
- Cervical Thoracic
- Myofascial Mobilization
- Skill Enhancement Training
- Healing Seminar
- St John/Method of Neuromuscular Therapy:
- Cervical Injuries, Postural Analysis, and Pelvic Stabilization
- Pain Mechanisms of the Low Back
- Shoulder, Upper Torso, Spinal Column and Extremities
- TMJ Dysfunction, Hands, Feet
- Components of Cranial Decompression
The John F. Barnes myofascial release (JFB-MFR) approach is a very effective and gentle hands on technique that helps eliminate pain and restore motion. It provides sustained pressure or stretch into myofascial restrictions throughout the whole body utilizing a variance of pressure from heavy to light. It is the ultimate mind-body healing approach. What is fascia?
Fascia (also called connective tissue) holds us all together and acts as a “shock absorber”. Fascia is not muscle, but muscle is comprised of approximately 80% fascia. From the functional point of view, the body fascia may be regarded as a continuous three dimensional web of connective tissue that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. It surrounds and invades every other tissue and organ of the the body, including nerves, vessels, muscle and bone. It has been estimated that fascia has a tensile strength of as much as 2000 pounds per square inch. What is a myofascial restriction?
It is tight hardened fascia. When the body experiences trauma such as a fall, whiplash, surgery, repetitive microtrauma stress, inflammation, or just poor posture over time it has a cumulative “shrinking” and “binding down” effect on the fascia. As the fascia loses its pliability it can exert abnormal pressures (up to 2000#/Sq.in.) on the muscles, nerves, bones, blood vessels and organs of the body all the way down to the cellular level causing pain and restriction of movement. These restrictions do not appear on any standardized test like MRI, CAT scan, X-rays, EMG.What can I expect from Myofascial Release?
A hands on session of gentle therapeutic bodywork that makes a consistent and positive change improving the length of the fascia. This helps to restore postural balance, decrease pain, and increase overall range of motion and function. It helps many people overcome acute or long term chronic pain problems even after they were told “you have to live with it, “this is all in your head”, or “there is nothing that can be done for you”. Particularly for patients who have not responded to traditional medical or surgical interventions.
Myofascial release has very good success helping the following problems:
Back/Neck pain Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sports Injuries
Pelvic Problems Myofascial Pain Syndrome Sciatic Pain
Scoliosis Headaches/Migraines Restriction of motion Jaw Pain
FibromyalgiaDoes myofascial release help with every diagnosis
MFR has helped many people improve their ability to function during various activities such as sitting, walking, standing, driving, household chores, computer work, lifting, bending, reaching, gardening, athletics, work, and leisure activities. MFR also helps many people learn how to “self treat” their problem to decrease pain and restore flexibility.
Well of course it can. Can it cure every diagnosis? No, it cannot. As an MFR therapist, I learn that freeing up the body from restrictions will allow the body to function more efficiently, and many times correct itself. Not only will this help for acute trauma, but also systemic, neural or chronic conditions. JFB-MFR will help peel back and free up not only the physical system restrictions but the emotions that are holding the straight jacket in place. Does my insurance cover Myofascial release?
I am a preferred provider with some networks. I also accept self pay as well. I work under an order from Chiropractor, MD, Podiatrist, or even a dentist.
Please contact me with any questions or a free 15 minute consultation to review/discuss your pain/restrictions and how MFR could benefit you.