MANUAL THERAPY


MANUAL THERAPY

As a licensed massage therapist, I am able to treat pain and injuries with various manual therapy techniques. I am certified in Active Release Technique, Fascial Distortion Model, and have 1000’s of hours of training in various soft tissue therapies, including the use of different sports taping techniques that aid in recovery. On occasion I also use a variety of tools, such as the Rapid Release Pro 2, which provide a more in depth treatment for certain injuries.

I couple these therapies with neurological muscle testing to ensure that the correct structures are being treated on all of my clients. The primary modality that I use to accomplish this is Neurokinetic Therapy, in which I am a level 3 practitioner, the highest level currently offered by the organization. Along with NKT, I have studied P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex)
and Applied Kinesiology, which both have deep roots in the neurological systems of our bodies. I believe that the true key to unlocking the answers of pain relief lie in understanding how structures work together not only on a biomechanical level, but also on a neurological level.

Manual Therapy sessions can be conducted in 25-30 minute increments or 50-60 minute increments once the initial new client session has been completed. This initial session runs between 50-60 minutes and includes a full diagnostic work-up and preliminary treatments so that when we proceed forward with a road-map in place to address the issues more directly. These
sessions are conducted in a very similar way to that of a sport chiropractor without the thrusting adjustments.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding my Manual Therapy services and I look forward to helping get out of pain.


Mary Y. Says,

“I am a primary care physician in San Diego and have been seeing Dan Melita myself on a regular basis as well as referring to him my friends, family, and many patients I see in my clinical practice. I highly recommend Dan’s expertise. He has unique diagnostic, neurokinetic and myofascial skill sets that are not taught in medical school, chiropractic school or physical therapy school. You get unique expertise when you see Dan.

Dan has expertly and quickly treated various physical issues I’ve had over the past 18months : plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, grade III ankle sprain, locked hip, quadratus laborum and sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, and neck pain etc.. I am now in the best physical shape of my life and am the strongest and healthiest I’ve ever been.

I have recommended many friends, family members, and patients to Dan who have had a myriad of symptoms: dizziness, myofascial chest pain, ankle pain, hip pain, neck pain, back pain, etc. I have always been impressed with Dan’s diagnostic abilities — he can quickly and accurately diagnose what muscle is dysfunctioning and why — whether the muscle is hypertonic or being inhibited by another muscle. He then expertly applies varies neurokinetic and myofascial trigger point release techniques to relax and normalize the abnormal muscle. HIs expertize usually yields rapid results which never ceases to amaze me.

I highly recommend Dan!”

Sessions Include:

Neurokenetic Therapy: This is a modality that allows me to uncover the primary causes of your pain.

Active Release Technique: A soft tissue therapy that helps relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points.

Fascial Distortion Model: Addresses different dysfunctions in the fascia and can work wonders on ankle sprains, back pain, and much more.

P-DTR (Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex):Addresses dysfunctions of the mechanoreceptor system.

Rapid Release: Uses a high powered vibration tool to help relieve pain.

Massage Therapy: Various massage techniques that can help relieve muscular pain.

Cupping Therapy: Used to treat pain, deep scar tissue, muscle knots, connective tissue, and swelling.

Stretch Therapy: Assisted stretching to help lengthen muscles.

Movement Analysis: Addresses dysfunctions that occur during movement.

Kinesiology Taping: Helps correct posture and create a decompression effect on the body.

Corrective Exercise: Tailored exercises to address weak, unstable, or underactive muscles.

Weight Training: Tailored workout routines to help you get to your physical goals.

Nutritional Guidance: Analysis of your nutritional needs to help you improve your overall health.