Dr. Jessica L. Papa is a highly trained physical therapist and expert myofascial release practitioner trained by John F. Barnes. She provides physical therapy services by using integrative techniques to treat pain and discomfort without medicine, surgery and medical procedures- offering patients a positive and comfortable experience that minimizes side effects and risk. She is an advocate of preventative care and knows that regular physical therapy visits can prevent pain and disease before it starts. Arancia PT helps all individuals from older adults to young children, busy professionals, or stay at home parents, who want quality, and convenient care with lasting results.
Myofascial Release occurs when light pressure is put on the points of tension, pushing the damaged tissue gently. It can be used on very small, localized areas as well over larger areas such as the torso, arms, and legs. It differs from massage in that MFR can be very localized and is very gentle and tailored to each patient’s body and needs. Someone practicing MFR listens to the cues of the patient’s body and works at pace in line with the body’s needs. Massage is usually much more forceful and often pushes the body’s pain limits to achieve results. READ MORE>
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