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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fascial Integrative Therapy™ ?

Fascial Integrative Therapy™ is a treatment system developed and trademarked by Frankie Burget.  It recognizes the importance of the fascial and craniosacral systems and considers all aspects of the human body, when dealing with pain and dysfunction.  It is based upon the principles of myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, but carries them through to the next level.

What is "myofascial release"?

Myofascial Release is the manipulation of the tissue using light sustained pressure to connect with the fascial system.  It is not massage or traditional stretching.  It is a hands on therapy that works with the fascial system to allow the body to release restrictions and adhesions.

What is "fascia"?

A multidimensional web-like tissue extending throughout the body from head to toe.  It is a dense connective tissue that not only covers the muscle but surrounds every cell of our body.  Fascia is not muscle, however the composition of muscle is approx. 80% fascia.  Think of the white coating you see around the sections of an orange.  Fascia is very strong and may become tangled, bound or restricted.

What is the fascial system?

The fascial system is the macrotubules filled with fluid that make up the fascia and how they interact with the other structures of the body, such as veins, nerves, other body systems (lymphatic system, endocrine system, etc.), bones, arteries, etc.  It is a system because it does interact with the body.  It does not just exist in one place.  It penetrates every cell from brain to skin.  Restrictions or adhesions affect the fascial system and may result in pain anywhere in the body.  Working with the fascial system requires much experience and an extremely sensitive touch.

What is involved in treatment?

Treatment is facilitated by a skilled therapist, who will use direct one-on-one hands on techniques, that apply gentle pressure and stretches to the fascial system.  These techniques allow the body to release any areas that have become bound or restricted relieving pain and improving function throughout the body.

What does OTR mean?

Occupational Therapist Registered.  All college level required courses have been taken and national tests have been passed.  Occupational therapists are licensed in all 50 states.

What does RMT mean?

Registered Massage Therapist.  This varies from state to state depending upon the number of hours of instruction.  In Texas, the required minimum is 300 hours and massage therapists are neither licensed nor certified.

What does RMI mean?

Registered Massage Instructor.  This certification, from the state of Texas, recognizes the training and techniques necessary to teach the art of massage therapy in the state.

What does CNDT mean?

Certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique.  It requires six to nine months of training and testing for certification.

What does CWE mean?

Certified Wellness Educator.  This certification, from the American College of Wellness, recognizes the extensive background and training necessary for the instruction of all phases of "wellness education", including elements of relaxation therapy, stress management, exercise therapy, physical therapy, "body work", aromatherapy,.and other components.

What does FACW mean?

Faculty member, American College of Wellness.  This institution, based in the midwestern United States, provides instruction and certification in all phases of wellness education.

How long has myofascial release been around?

Myofascial release has been done for over 50 years.  Doctors of Osteopathic medicine began to address the fascial system as a causative factor in pain and dysfunction in the body.  Other therapists went on to refine techniques to specifically work with the fascial system.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy is a nonintrusive, gentle manipulation of the skull and spinal system.

How long has CranioSacral Therapy been around?

CranioSacral Therapy has been around as long as Osteopathic medicine.

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular Therapy is a more directed hands on manipulation of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

What is NeuroDevelopmental technique?

It is not neuromuscular therapy, it is the techniques that facilitate developmental sequencing.  It was developed by the Bobath's from England, to retrain people who have sustained neurological injuries and have lost the ability to move correctly.

What types of conditions are treated at Windsong Therapy and Wellness?

These techniques may be used on a wide variety of pain and dysfunction throughout the body.  We treat everything from fibromyalgia, to irritable bowel and other digestive system disorders, neurological disorders (stroke, head injury, etc.), headaches, TMJ, orthopedic problems, neck and back pain, sports injuries, vascular problems, and stress. Endocrine problems and infertility may be due to fascial problems, as may many symptoms in babies and young children such as bedwetting or ADD.

How much does it cost?

The initial evaluation runs between $180 and $200 and takes approx. one and one half hours.  A regular session runs approx. one hour and costs approx. $120 to $150 depending upon the patient's needs.

Do you take insurance?

No, we do not take insurance.  However, we do provide the patient with the necessary receipts that show all treatment codes so they may file their own insurance.  Most insurance companies will pay for occupational therapy and will cover treatment with a referral from any physician, osteopath, chiropractor, or dentist.

What about my privacy?

We care about your privacy.  Your information is kept strictly confidential.  We never sell our mailing list or your information.  When you become a patient, you may sign release forms allowing us to provide the information necessary to your insurance company and other physicians.  Without your permission, no information about you leaves our files.

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