“If you’re not able to strengthen the weak muscles, there’s a greater force restricting your body.”
–Sue Ellen Strong
Sue Ellen Strong is an expert in myofascial release as well as craniosacral and neuromuscular therapies, yoga therapeutics and bioenergetics. She studied myofascial release with John Branes and uses this powerful technique to treat chronic pain conditions including sports injuries, neck and back pain, concussions and migraines as well as just for enhancing optimal health. She is one of the creators of Myofascial Freedom, a practice in Morristown, NJ.
Whereas many traditional approaches to treating pain act as band-aids and only treat symptoms, Sue Ellen is able to identify and treat the cause of pain and dysfunction in the body through an in-depth analysis of the body’s myofascia. In today’s interview, Sue Ellen explains the important fascial system that is so often overlooked and how we can all benefit from myofascial release.
She even talks about an easy technique you can do to release the psoas – a muscle responsible for a lot of back pain and tightness.
[02:52] Understanding Sue Ellen, and becoming a myofacial therapist
[08:37] What is myofascia? Is it helping or hindering us?
[10:53] Why stretching isn’t opening your fascia
[18:08] Releasing myofascial tension
[21:23] Methods of myofascial physical therapy
[31:01] Releasing the psoas
[35:51] The element that is essential for the myofascia
[41:00] Other techniques for the myofascia
DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.