PATCH Technique, a form of myofascial release, is a revolutionary, non-surgical method of reducing pain, preventing injuries and increasing flexibility. PATCH Technique is comprised of over 300 different hands on contacts and passive patient movements that vary depending on a patient’s injury, sport or need. PATCH Technique not only breaks up scar tissue (a major cause of physical pain and muscle tightness) but it also helps patients and athletes looking to prevent injuries by not allowing scar tissue to build up in the body in the first place.
For patients who are currently experiencing pain, PATCH Technique uses specific protocols and movements which reach the true cause of pain regardless of its location. By breaking up scar tissue in painful areas of the body and by restoring proper body mechanics, PATCH patients are able to get back to the things they love or need to do in life.
For patients looking to prevent injuries, there are several specific PATCH protocols intended to maintain proper muscle firing patterns, flexibility and scar tissue concentration. By allowing the body to function properly, a healthy individual or athlete can increase the likelihood of maintaining pain free movement, function or performance.
PATCH Technique has been used to treat over 1000 professional athletes in the big four sporting leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) as well as MLS, European Premier league, professional lacrosse and College athletes in Division I-III. In addition to professional athletes, PATCH Technique is used consistently on Grammy winning musicians as well as Oscar winning actors.
PATCH Technique is used to treat the following injuries to name a few:
Hip and shoulder labrum tears
Rotator cuff tears (pain in the shoulder)
Knee tears of ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL and meniscus
Tennis and golfers elbow (pain in the elbow or forearm)
Ankle sprains (high and low)
Middle back pain
Low back pain
Plantar fasciitis and foot pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
PATCH Technique has been used extensively in the following sports:
Hockey (Field and Ice)
Track and Field