Break the cycle. Redesign life. Specializing in myofascial release.
One in four people in the United States experiences chronic pain at some point in their life. Chronic pain contributes to a decreased sense of well-being and decreases the quality of life. As an occupational therapist, I recognize the uniqueness of each individual and how pain affects life. To truly manage pain and become well, a multifaceted approach is required. Pain reduction and management is not “one size fits all”. A combination of hands-on intervention and simple lifestyle changes is key. The goal of Mayer Wellness is to help individuals break the pain cycle and redesign a satisfying life.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a gentle method of soft tissue mobilization that lengthens the fascia. Fascia is connective tissue supporting all the structures of the body. Its role is to both support and protect. After an injury or after prolonged poor postures the fascia can become tight and maladaptive placing stress on other tissues. Myofascial release gently promotes the fascia to return its normal fluid and flexible state allowing blood to flow normally to the tissues of the body. This promotes healing, improves posture and reduces pain. MFR can be used with almost any kind of acute or chronic pain. Learn more.
As a method for promoting wellness and managing pain, Yoga is growing in popularity in the United States. Integrating yoga into daily life is a proven method for reducing stress and improving health. There are many barriers to good health and integrating wellness practices. One to one or small group training can increase success in adopting and sustaining the use of yoga as a wellness strategy. Sessions may be scheduled at your home, your workplace or my office. Learn more.
Ergonomics is the science of matching work tasks to the human body. People today are engaged in repetitive and sedentary tasks at work and at home. Prolonged poor posture can lead to tight muscles and tight fascia. Improving posture by creating neutral body positions allows blood to flow and keep tissues healthy during work and leisure activities. An ergonomic evaluation of your work or home based workstation can help keep you and your family safe, preventing problems both now and in the future. Learn more.
Holistic Stress Management
Our world has become filled with constant stress. Stress and the related outcomes have become one of the leading reasons for a visit to the physician. Yet physicians don’t generally have time to address the causes of stress and options for management. Learning to effectively manage stress is critical to good health. Creating a successful stress management practice involves identifying barriers, opportunities and practice preferences. There are many options to manage stress. The key is identifying which strategy fits with your lifestyle.
Occupational therapy supports people who have experienced illness or injury return to optimal functioning. Mayer Wellness offers specialized services to these individuals after insurance benefits have expired. I will help you design a focused individualized plan to continue your path to healing. Learn more.
As an experienced occupational therapist and educator, I love to invest in other occupational therapists. If you want to grow your skills in one of my areas of expertise, I offer one on one or small group training. Learn more.