What should I expect in my first visit?
For the first 10 minutes or so we will discuss your symptoms and other aspects of your history. Then I will evaluate your biomechanical functions in various positions and ranges of motion. After that we move to goals, strategy, treatment, and long-term results.
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How long does it take to release a spasm?
A split second. Reflexes are very fast. Actually, they are electrical currents. In the body they are called nerve impulses. When a person puts his finger in the fire, the heat sensors in the finger will send the information to the autonomic nerves system, which will send the signal (reflex) to the finger muscle to contract and pull the finger out of the fire. To be accurate, the speed of muscle reflex is 250 miles per second.
Is Strain Counterstrain a painful technique?
Absolutely not. The technique is very gentle. The only requirement is that the patient be passive and relaxed. There are no contraindications.
Are there any side effects?
No. The patient often experiences a deep sense of relaxation because the technique relaxes the nervous system.
What is the difference between you and a chiropractor?
I address the nervous system first, then the muscular system, and finally the joints.
Does your therapy involve massage or exercise?
No. This neuromuscular therapy treats the root cause of your spasms and pain. It is a gentle technique that is not massage nor exercise.
But massage and exercise have many important benefits, and if you are seeking these services in the Santa Monica, CA area, Gadi recommends Sumbody Studios for pilates classes and Liz Angeles Wellness for massage.
Do you take insurance?
Insurance is not accepted.