Stewart is a Certified Matrix Reaptterning Practitioner - CMRP
It's a manual therapy aimed at resolving musculoskeletal dysfunction at a causal level within the deep core structures of the body. Matrix Repatterning utilizes an objective reproducible assessment process to detect areas of tissue change. Then an application of gentle manual pressure is applied at the sites of tissue change to release fascial tension, resulting in improvements in muscle tone, joint mobility, and range of motion.
Matrix Repatterning is a proven therapeutic system that is explainable and readily teachable. Here is an objective method for diagnosing and safely treating of musculoskeletal malfunctions that will be useful for clinicians. It tells you how to find them - and how to treat them. Try it. It works!
Dr. Stephen Levin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Formerly Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University
Matrix Pulse Scanner
The Matrix Pulse Scanner has been specifically developed for use with Matrix Repatterning both for assessment and treatment. The scanner helps the therapist to identify primary restrictions or points of injury with more accuracy. It also has the advantage of increasing the speed of tissue healing.
Over time, especially as adults, we collect a history of injuries in our bodies. The body is very adaptable and therefore makes adjustments in order to continue functioning. However, injuries do not disappear, they become layers of tension in the body. As the tensions build these layers can manifest as physical symptoms often in remote areas to the injuries. A symptom can be remote to any injury due to the continuous fabric in the body known as extracellular matrix. The matrix interconnects each of the body parts to one another. Nothing is isolated. It is all connected. Locating a site of injury (primary restriction) and treating that site relieves a layer of tension or symptoms. The relief is the process of unlayering the levels of injury. Any new symptoms are revealing the next layer to be treated. As the tensions of the body are consecutively relieved the body's pain and restrictions decrease and the mobility, stability and ranges of motion increase.
What to expect from a treatment
Initially the client will go through an interview with the practitioner, that reviews the health history of the client, a detailed assessment (postural imbalances, tonicity of soft tissue, stability and range of motion of major joints, reflex/neurological tests and a scan of the full body to assess for the sites of injury). The assessment findings will identify the various areas that require treatment and how these areas relate to your symptoms. (can run from 45-75 minutes)
Subsequent treatments standard duration is 45 minutes and will consist of a brief reassessment of the client’s status, checking some ranges of motion and rescanning of the body to discover where the treatment should continue.
The actual treatment is very gentle and hands-on. Specific vectors of primary restriction (sites of injury) are tested and than treated by using gentle pressure to release tissue tensions. The release can facilitate the restoration of muscle tone, flexibility, joint mobility and optimal biomechanical function.
New Clients Please print and fill out the Matrix Repatterning New Client Form and than bring it to your first appointment.
What to wear?
It is best to wear loose and comfortable clothing at your appointment ie. sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, T-shirt, loose fitting top.
Also, please refrain from wearing an underwire bra, (sport bras are a good substitute). The wire interferes with the bodies natural, electrical signal.
After a treatment (what to do and expect)
- Be sure to drink plenty of water over the next 24 hours (approx. 2L or 8 x 8oz glasses.).
You want to flush out and rehydrate areas that were once restricted.
- Be easy on yourself for 24 hours. This means no physical, strenuous activity.
Your body needs time to adjust to the new structural positioning.
- You may experience new symptoms, that are possibly old symptoms arising as the next layers are revealed.
These new symptoms are not to be alarmed at, take notice of them, and realize that the treatment is having an effect.
- You may also experience fatigue, again these are symptoms associated with the body realigning
- The affects of the treatment can be felt immediately and up to a couple of days after the treatment.
- Be aware of these changes for the next treatment (possibly jotting them down in a notepad or in your calendar) as the therapist will be asking you about them.