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Who I Am And What I Do
My name is Linda Silva and I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
I took my first John F. Barnes Myofascial Release course in 2017 and it changed how I treat my patients and my clients. After a three day seminar I walked out of there feeling like I became unglued. I had so much range of motion and energy that I knew my career as I knew it was going to change.
I started immediately when I went back to work! I was treating a man named Frank who had multiple finger contractures and his neck had been in stuck position for over 70 years. He dove into a shallow pond when he was a teenager and he never could turn his head again. As I practiced on his hands during our physical therapy treatments, he asked me one day would I work on his neck. I said sure next visit we can do that. On our next visit he said “I thought you were going to work on my neck today?” I said, “yes, I plan too." He then showed me that he was able to turn his head for the first time in over 70 years and he had no pain. Mind you, I never did work on his neck, it was from working on his hands that released some fascia in his neck!
Needless to say I was hooked on Myofascial Release. I have treated every single patient/client with Myofascial Release since then. I cannot tell you how many people improved functionally with this type of treatment and have decreased pain. I even had a 103 year old patient tell me she grew taller as a result of Myofascial Release!
I am an advanced level John F Barnes MFR therapist and I continue to take courses and will continue with my own treatment in order to support my clients the best way I can. I would be happy to assist you on your journey to better health and well being.
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