Dean Myotherapy

"The Bonnie Prudden Way"


Myotherapy

· relieves pain and stiffness,

· increases range of motion,

· decreases swelling while increasing circulation

· improves strength and balance

· overall improving your quality of life

Donna (Dean) Schatz


Graduated from the Bonnie Prudden‘s Academy for Myotherapy and Physical Fitness in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1986.


I pride myself in a total commitment to your well-being. Providing treatment for relief from pain, improving range of motion, and teaching individuals how to do maintenance Myotherapy, and corrective integrated exercises easily incorporated into everyday life.

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy. “A method of relaxing muscle spasm, improving circulation, and alleviating pain.


Pressure is applied, using elbows, knuckles, or fingers, and held for several seconds to defuse “trigger points.”


No Machines, No Needles.


Myotherapy works with the entire body. Treatment ALWAYS starts with the Gluteus Maximus (Your bottom) not just the area you feel the pain. Whether your pain is in a wrist, low back or in your jaw, a much larger area needs to be relaxed and reeducated back to their original relaxed state.




Cost of Treatment


First Visit

Consultation

15 to 30 minutes

with

Full 60 Minute

Myotherapy Session

$120


Follow Up

Sessions


Full 60 Minutes Myotherapy Session


$100


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Please allow an additional

15 minutes after your session for your personalized corrective exercises.

*Elevator available if unable to use stairs*

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy


A method of relaxing muscle spasm, improving circulation and alleviating pain. To defuse "trigger points". The method was developed by Bonnie Prudden in 1976." (Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary)

Trigger points are highly irritable spots in muscles which take up residence in the muscle when it is damaged at any time in life. When activated, trigger points can cause: pain, limited range of motion, circulatory problems, nervous system problems and weak or fatigued muscles. An activated trigger point causes the muscles to shorten and/or spasm. Trigger points become activated when undue stress, either physical and/or emotional, is present. When there is chronic pain, trigger points are constantly in flare, and a pain-spasm-pain cycle is present.

The amount of pressure used is determined by the person on the table. Therapists ask their patients to rate the trigger points on a scale of one to ten, one being no pain and ten being excruciating pain. Therapists are looking for the pain level to be at about a six to seven, with the pain being at a comfortable level. The amount of pain will depend on the person on the table as well as from trigger point to trigger point. After an area of the body has been de-triggered, a passive stretch is done on the table to help return the muscle to its natural resting length. The patient is given Corrective Exercises to be done at home. This helps to keep the muscles free of spasm and pain.

Myotherapy and Massage What’s the difference?


Myotherapy and massage are two very distinct professions, with different aims and objectives and very different educational pathways.

Massage

Massage therapy provides, relaxation of the body and mind, as well as helps with lymphatic and circulation flow, treating the soft tissues of the body by manual palpation decreasing tension in the muscles.

Myotherapy

The method was developed by Bonnie Prudden in 1976." (Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary)

A noninvasive approach where pressure is applied to the muscle for several seconds by means of fingers, knuckles and elbows, throughout the entire body, not just in the area of pain. Followed up by passive stretches in the freed muscles areas.

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® is a non-invasive method of relieving muscle related pain. Myotherapy relaxes muscles, thereby relieving pain and limited range of motion and improving circulation. Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® works by deactivating trigger points, then helping the affected muscles return to their natural resting length with specific range of motion and stretching exercises.


Treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal pain

  1. Back pain
  2. Neck and shoulder pain
  3. Headache
  4. Sports injuries
  5. Rotator cuff pain and restriction
  6. Carpal tunnel
  7. Jaw pain, clicking and tightness
  8. Fibromyalgia
  9. Motor vehicle injuries

and many more

What to wear for your treatment


Loose fitting shorts and a tee shirt are suggested. Patients who are more comfortable wearing track pants are encouraged to do so. (Cotton is Prefered - No Jeans Please)

PAIN! A fond memory of Bonnie Prudden

“The analogy of a cat”

A cat has his tail stepped on accidentally and screams in excruciating pain. Trying to fix his mouth to stop the pain and screaming proves pointless, while still standing on his tail.

Myotherapy is similar in the regards that rarely does the pain location prove to be the place of origin.

The key to successful therapy and pain-free living is relaxing ALL the affected muscles. The Origin, Insertion and Action of the muscle must all be considered.

Muscle pain from an injury or strain automatically kicks in a protection response from further injury or insult. This involves a cycle of many other muscles being misused, the overuse of muscles results in pain or stiffness and restricted range of motion.

Myotherapy works with the entire body. Treatment ALWAYS starts with the Gluteus Maximus (Your bottom) not just the area you feel the pain. Whether your pain is in a wrist, low back or in your jaw, a much larger area needs to be relaxed and reeducated back to their original relaxed state.


To Book an Appointment Call

250-438-0240

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Please wear loose, comfortable clothing

(preferably cotton ***No jeans***)

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Monday to Friday By Appointment Only

9:30 - 5:30


Evenings and Weekends Available



Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® has helped people from conductor composer Leonard Bernstein to ball player Mark McGwire.

"Myotherapy treatment prevented me from going in for surgery for my Carpel Tunnel syndrome " Tim - Ontario