The Initial Evaluation is suggested so your therapist can determine exactly what is going on with your body: Your assessment will include the range of motion of your joints, muscular strength, sitting, walking and standing posture; You will discuss therapies you have tried in the past, etc, and then based on these results, a full therapy plan will be designed to give you the quickest pain relief and the most comprehensive improvements.
At the very 1st session you should start to see improvement, and at the conclusion of the Accelerated Package, you should see a marked improvement in your condition. You will also feel confident in what you will be doing to maintain your ‘new and improved’ condition, such as knowing how and when to do the Actions, how to maintain your posture, strength and flexibility.
The Accelerated Package (Initial Evaluation plus three or four sessions) should be scheduled close together with a day or two in-between, for example, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Monday.
Additional individual appointments:
If needed, additional sessions are scheduled on an as-needed- basis. Depending on your condition, these follow-up sessions may be with an Active Myofascial Therapist or other therapy provider.
Although it is not optimal, if the full Accelerated Package is not something you can afford now due to scheduling or budget needs, we still encourage you to come in for a half session or one or two Individual Appointments. You will still get a lot of benefits from seeing an Active Myofascial Therapist and in the future if it is warranted – you may want to complete the more comprehensive Accelerated Package.
In the individual sessions your therapist will perform a quick assessment and provide the therapy she feels would benefit you the most.
Therapists are encouraged to allow their patients and clients continued access to their expertise for any related problem that comes up, once you have completed the Accelerated Package and needed additional sessions.
If additional therapy sessions are needed for a new or different problem, of course the standard rates will apply.
Active Myofascial Therapy can be received at Diamond Pain Relief & Wellness Center in San Francisco with either the founder of AMT, Irene Diamond, RT, or other qualified Active Myofascial Therapists.