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Muscle Release Therapy (MRT) / Soft Tissue Therapy
MRT is a state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with overused muscles.
Acupuncture / dry needling
Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into and through the skin to deeper tissue, over and/or around affected area’s to reduce swelling, relieve pain and aid in rehabilitation by facilitating a neuromuscular response in targeted muscles.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP MY ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE?
During any athletic season – between training and games, matches or races – an athlete’s body is put through constant stress. The muscles are pushed until they reach their maximum potential and form tiny micro tears, which if given time to recover and rest, the body will heal and become stronger.
However, as an athlete continues to train, play and race, their body may not have the energy to properly heal its minor bumps, bruises and tears. This can lead to fatigue, pain, insomnia and possible injury. Acupuncture helps the body to balance, to restore or maintain its levels of qi (energy) and to build up any weaknesses, accelerating each athlete’s recovery time. By strengthening the body from the inside out, you can maximize your athletic potential.
MUSCLE PAIN, TRIGGER POINTS AND MOTOR POINTS
Trigger points are tight bands or knots in a muscle that cause a person to feel referred pain in other areas of the body. These trigger points can be active or dormant and can cause pain sensations that sideline many athletes. Picture a rubber band, a normal rubber band can stretch and return to its normal length without much effort, but if you tie a knot in the middle of the rubber band it shortens and no longer can function properly. This is similar to what happens with muscles, if a trigger point causes a muscle to shorten then it looses not just its function but also strength, range of motion, flexibility and most importantly proper function. In order to remove that knot we have to “work it out” this can be done by using a foam roller, through massage or through acupuncture. By inserting a very thin needle into a muscle fiber that is knotted you send a signal to the body to release the knot and restore proper function of the muscle.
Computerized Gait Analysis & Orthotic Therapy
The treatment analyzes and determines specific foot problems that can lead to ankle, knee, hip and low-back pain. Custom-fit inserts will correct structural and biomechanical problems in the feet.
Registered Massage Therapy
Alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses and relieve inflammatory ailments, sports injuries, back pain, repetitive strain injury and other conditions.
ART TREATMENT
What is Active Release Techniques (ART) to Individuals, Athletes, and Patients? ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles
HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
WHAT IS AN ART TREATMENT LIKE?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES?
ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.
CUPPING
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, and activate the skin. Cupping is a good way of deep tissue massage as well.
However, cupping can cause some swelling and bruising on the skin. With the skin under a cup drawn up, local blood vessels will expand. This may result in small circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. Depending on the degree of toxicity in the muscle tissue, treatment will result in either only a slight reddening of the skin for slight toxicity, or a rather nasty looking bruise of high toxicity. These bruises are usually painless, however, and will disappear within a few days of treatment.

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Dr. Sitaraman Sundaresan

Master degree in physiotherapy (ortho & sports)
Dr. Sitaraman Sundaresan, holds a degree of a masters in physiotherapy (ortho & sports) from the renounded Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

He also holds a Fellowship in Neurological Rehab and Fellowship in Cardiac Rehab from the Apollo Group of hospitals, Chennai and Hyderabad.

He heads the area of sports medicine and is also the director of fitness services at physio-be-fit.

An avid runner, his interests in the area of sports medicine is vast and he runs the Dynamic Fitness Ball Program and Core-Cardio fit programs, both specialised core-training programs.

He has trained more than 500 clients in the area of core-training since its inception 10 years ago.

His interests include knee joint therapies and spine care. With an extensive research in ankle sprains, he uses a unique technique in quick treatment of ankle sprains.
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