in Los Altos, CA
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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) focuses on identifying and addressing areas of muscular pain and dysfunction through the application of targeted pressure and manipulation. It aims to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall movement by addressing trigger points, nerve compression, and postural imbalances. This approach involves a deep understanding of the body's neuromuscular system and aims to restore proper functioning through specific techniques and skilled assessment.
After the assessment, you can expect many different techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial therapy, cross fiber, transverse friction, reciprocal inhibition, and PNF stretches just to name a few which will aid in the patient's healing process, and back to moving pain-free again.
Why Get a Massage?
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy aids in treating chronic muscle and nervous system disorders and problems. Aiding to fix trigger points, improve circulation, nerve compression, postural problems, and repetitive movement injuries. The aim of a neuromuscular massage is to go straight to the source of your pain and alleviate it.
Massage therapy is also great for treating and maintaining painful symptoms associated with:
- Ankle Sprains
- Recovery From a Competition or Event
- Low Back Pain
- Scar Tissue
- Tension and Migraine Headaches
- Frozen Shoulder
- IT Band Syndrome
- Post Exercise Soreness
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck Pain
- Tight Muscles
- Muscle Pulls and Tears
Move better. Live better.
PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness, much like Los Altos itself, combines an inviting, community environment with exceptional talent. Founded and led by Kim Gladfelter, a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and a dedicated team who takes a holistic approach to optimal health.
What You Won't Get At PhysioFit
- Painful or excessive pressure
- Lack of communication or disregard for preferences
- Unsanitary or unhygienic conditions
- Unprofessional behavior or inappropriate conversation
- Rushed or inadequate session length
Meet Our Massage Therapist,
Jesse Anderson has been in and around physical activity since his teenage years. Spending most of his time playing basketball traveling around to different states and competing in different tournaments. Jesse then took his love for being active into the world of personal training where he spent the next 10 years working with many different individuals teaching them about nutrition and how to implement healthier life habits and how to move their body more effectively. From there, Jesse took his passion for health into the world of Massage Therapy achieving a certification in Medical Massage Therapy (Neuromuscular Massage Therapy).
What Our Clients Say
I found PhysioFit through my friend who also had clogged milk ducts. I was having a persistence clog that wouldn't resolve and needed to unclog it. I'm in healthcare myself and I've never heard of therapeutic ultrasound that delivers heat to break down the clog. I've only heard of diagnostic ultrasounds. Katrina who is the physical therapist I saw explained that it's not new technology but usually used in PT to help with sore tissues and muscles. Katrina used the therapeutic ultrasound and massaging technique to get both of my clogs out! I felt relief immediately! The sessions was an hour and I was afraid I'll be uncomfortable while she worked on the clog, but Katrina was full of energy and chatted with me the whole time! The sessions are pricey ($290/session) but they were upfront on the cost and did try to bill my insurance. But since I have HMO insurance it was considered out of network and did not cover the session. However they do take FSA card and sometimes offer promos! In the end, super glad this place offers this type of service for lactating mothers.
For the past 10-12 years, at various times as needed, Physiofit has provided professional, highly skilled and effective physical therapy services for myself and my husband. Everyone on staff is attentive and cares for the clients. I can highly recommend their services. Ellen Barton
Love their Pilates instructors are professional, knowledgable and perceptive. Specially Lori. Their Physical Therapist have being very helpful when dealing with knee pain.
Physiofit has been fantastic! Keya and Katrina prepared me for knee surgery and then helped me thru 2 knee replacements. The longer appointments and combination of manipulation, exercises and Pilates really made a huge difference in my recovery time.
This is great physical therapy!
Keya is a very professional, caring and highly skilled PT. She always helps me feel 100% better after my sessions with her. I’m so grateful to have her as my therapist. Thank you Keya. All the staff at PhysioFit are very helpful and courteous. One feels so welcome!
I have seen Katrina for pelvic floor physical therapy this past year, and have struggled with nocturia for 15+ years. Prior to seeing Katrina, I saw 3 different urologists who were not able to find a solution for my night time voiding. I was given so many different medications - none of them worked. The doctors just said my symptoms were due to menopause, which was very vague and didn’t make sense to me. Waking up several times a night (every 2 hours) to urinate was very disruptive to my sleep, SO very frustrating. As someone with a complex medical history, I didn't think there would be a solution, and thought I'd have to live with this. I was pretty much ready to give up, until I found Katrina! Katrina is a very holistic therapist, she is very kind, genuine, competent, listening to my story, and doesn’t treat me like a “cookbook” patient - she really takes her time and looks at your body holistically during the evaluation. She explains everything that she is doing, which is very helpful because I've been trying to find an answer to my problem for years! She provides visual images and videos to help me learn about my issue, using the pelvic floor model as well, as I'm a visual learner. She is also very accessible - if I have any questions, she will respond to my email within 24 hours. I am now able to sleep through the night without waking up. I also don't leak urine anymore, so I don't have to wear those annoying and expensive pads when I play tennis. I have more energy throughout the day to participate in activities with my friends, which is important to me. Thank you Katrina for being my therapist and friend, problem solving with me, and never giving up on me.
I have had treatment from both Allison and Janet. And they are amaizing. Great accessible location and they are always good with schedules and reschedules.
Janet is very experienced and a professional therapist. She understands the subject and the patient's issues very well. Her hands have magic. I highly recommend her.
I have been going to physiofit after trying several other centers that did not work for me. As an older adult in my 70’s I needed to find a therapist that really understood how to take care of my many pains and aches. This is not an easy therapist to find, I was looking for someone who both understands the anatomy of an older body but also has the caring touch and sweet demeanor. Well I was so happy to find Katrina who is all of those things she is the best therapist I have ever worked with and has completely help me transform my pain into exercises and stretches that truly support me in my healing. I could not recommend her enough she is caring, knowledgeable, and patient. I feel very grateful to her support in this process of healing my body. You will be glad to work with her. Thanks -maryam
Regular monthly massage therapy provides therapeutic relief to people of all ages and all walks of life, from the competitive athlete to the home gardener to the over-stressed business person.
Here's why: Massage therapy offers a drug-free, non-invasive, and humanistic approach to wellness based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Sessions are 50-80 minutes and include a mix of different therapies, including cupping, Graston, stretching, and or manual massage.
While finding a reason to treat yourself to a muscle release session may be easy, finding the time to do so may be more challenging. Taking time to take care of your health is frequently difficult to prioritize — keep in mind that one-to-two hours of muscle release can possibly make everything you do less stressful and less painful, allowing you to be more productive with the rest of your day!
Neuromuscular massage therapy can address a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension. Muscle release may additionally offer certain benefits in treating high blood pressure, lower back pain, post-operative care, arthritis, and depression.
Even if you don’t have a specific health issue, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy can provide many benefits, such as:
- Increased circulation
- Stimulation of the lymph system, the body's natural defense against toxic invaders
- Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
- Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort associated with lower back pain
- Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
- Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
- Increased joint flexibility
- Help recover from strenuous workouts
- Pain relief from migraines
- Reduce post-operative adhesions and edema, as well as reduced scar tissue
PhysioFit's qualified massage therapists have years of training and experience providing muscle release for the Los Altos, CA area.