Why Choose Us for Your Physical Therapy Treatments
The Expertise to Tackle the Most Challenging Cases
Lisa Salinger, PT, MS
Lisa has been a NYS licensed Physical Therapist since 1990. She received her bachelor's degree from Ithaca College's prestigious School of Health Science and Human Performance and her advanced master's degree from Long Island University.
Comprehensive Care - Multi-disciplinary Approach
Our goal at Complete Care Physical Therapy, PLLC is to help you return to a more pain free, healthy, and active lifestyle.
Lisa has trained extensively with John F. Barnes, PT, a leading authority on the Myofascial Release Approach. She has been utilizing Myofascial Release since 1994 and instructs with John F. Barnes at Myofascial Release Seminars nationwide.
Lisa's ability to blend traditional physical therapy seamlessly with Myofascial Release and other holistic approaches allows her to treat each individual in a manner that is nurturing, safe and highly effective.
How Does the Barnes Myofascial Release Approach differ from other forms of Myofascial Massage?
Barnes Myofascial Release is performed directly on skin without oils, creams, lotion, or equipment. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and determine the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. Using a lubricant drastically reduces a therapist’s effectiveness when the desired outcome is anything more than temporary gains. The very purpose of myofascial work can’t be adequately achieved if the therapist is merely gliding over the surfaces of the tissue, as the resilient, structural fibers of fascia can’t be effectively “hooked” to improve their organization and length.
Some older forms of Myofascial Release do not use a lubricant and are therefore quite good at hooking the fascial fibers. These soft tissue mobilization techniques tend to be more effective than Myofascial Massage at reducing pain, but are still of limited benefit for the deepest and most persistent conditions. The problem with these other methods is that they tend to be too fast and forceful. Structural problems just can’t be forced into compliance.
It is sometimes necessary to treat unusually bound or adhered tissue more aggressively. Most of the time, however, these restricted areas respond extremely well to the gentle, sustained techniques characteristic of Barnes Myofascial Release. These areas require several minutes or more of sustained treatment in order to stretch and mobilize the resilient fascial tisses, structural nature. Time makes the biggest difference to fully soften, lengthen, and reorganize the myofascial system, and only Barnes Myofascial Release consistently seeks to resolve problems in this way.
The therapeutic benefits of Barnes Myofascial Release reach beyond other myofascial approaches by optimizing the body's natural healing capacity, explaining its unparalleled effectiveness at reducing or eliminating even long standing, chronic conditions.