B.Sc.PT., Dip Adv.Ortho.Man., FCAMT., CAFCI, CGTTP
Registered Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapist
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Acupuncture Practitioner
Myofascial Release Practitioner
Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) are ideal for the treatment of myofascial restrictions.
Fascia are the strong 3-dimensional uninterrupted connective tissue interrelated in various layers from head to toe.
Fascia play a supportive and suspensory role, holding our anatomical structures in place, acting as guide wires.
Fascia can become “stuck”, or bound down as a result of injury, posture, or inflammation which results in excess pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bone, and even internal organs.
Diagnostic tests, (X-rays or CT scans) cannot identify fascial restrictions and therefore painful conditions related to fascia are often undiagnosed and can go untreated for years.
Application of low load pressure to fascia by a skilled manual therapist can help restore tissue elasticity, allowing the fascia to move freely again.
Myofascial release leads to significant improvements in pain and function– improvements that patients often believed were not possible.
Treating these restrictions is often the key to obtain lasting results.
Few practitioners have an in depth knowledge of myofascial release techniques.
Active Balance clientele includes many physiotherapists, pilates instructors, dancers and competitive athletes.
Working effectively with scoliosis requires an in-depth understanding of the condition – it is a 3 dimensional spinal challenge affecting many of systems in the body.
Chantal has researched and developed a range of hands-on techniques for effectively treating scoliosis.
Chantal is also the co-developer of courses (with Susan Greskevitch) which focuses on an innovative rehabilitation and exercise approach.
These courses have been undertaken by pilates instructors and physiotherapists at both national and international conferences.
Based on her knowledge of traditional and anatomical acupuncture points, Chantal carefully chooses the best approach to treat a range of painful conditions such as:
Proper identification of the problematic tissues with a thorough musculoskeletal assessment is the key to optimal results from acupuncture.