Fascial manipulation, the Stecco Method, is a manual therapy designed to address restrictions and densifications of the deep fascia that surrounds and interconnects muscles, tendons, bones, nerves, blood vessels and internal organs throughout the body.
Restrictions or injuries to the fascial network can cause dysfunction and pain within the body and it can become rigid and fibrotic. These dysfunctions can cause chronic pain. Fascia needs lubricating hyaluronic acid to keep it gliding and sliding through out the body. The fascia can bind up and get stuckeither through injury, surgery or poor posture or function.
Manual fascial manipulation aims to release the deep layers of fascia into a more fluid state so that it can release the patterns of holding to alleviate chronic injuries (which can be one reason why you get recurring pain).
Alison attended a course in London in April, to become a Level 1 Certified Fascial Manipulation Practitioner and is the only podiatrist trained in this treatment in Australia.
Alison is the owner of The Foot Centre and is passionate about providing the communities of North East Victoria and Southern NSW the best possible podiatric care. She has worked hard to become well connected with other health practitioners in the area to allow the best outcomes for the patients of The Foot Centre.
Alison has worked extensively in both public and private practice over the last 20 years and consequently has a lot of experience in all areas of podiatry.
She particularly enjoys helping novice and intermediate level "weekend warriors" work towards their fitness and exercise goals. She is a strong advocate for making physical activity part of your daily routine and is motivated to help get her patients back enjoying their chosen physical pursuit.