Welcome to Gilyard Medical Massage!
Hello, My name is Kimberly Gilyard, RN, LMT, MMP, CLT founder of Gilyard Medical Massage . I am a registered nurse, certified medical massage practitioner, certified lymphedema therapist, and oncology massage specialist. This clinic was established to help people of all ages with pain related to orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, severe burns, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, complex regional pain syndrome, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, migraines, tmj, back pain, shoulder issues, foot pain,tendonitis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. I possess extensive experience in the support of several pediatric and adult mental conditions using an integrative approach to complement your existing mental health program.
Pre and post Orthopedic surgery care programs can be coordinated with your physician/surgeon to guarantee the best outcome after your surgical procedure. Detailed analysis and treatment of post surgery or physical rehabilitation pain and swelling is a clinic specialty.
A customized pre and post surgical program can speed healing, reduce pain, reduce swelling, and help fight infection. Manual lymphatic drainage treatments are also available for pre and post cosmetic surgery, radiation burns, nutritional detoxification, wound closure, and diabetic ulcers.
Medical and Orthopedic Massage
Medical and Orthopedic massage therapy focuses on treating painful medical conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. It is not as harsh as deep tissue massage. Advanced techniques such as structural integration, neuromuscular re-education, myofascial techniques, lymphatic drainage, and PNF are some of the common techniques used during a treatment session to treat painful or traumatized tissues. Treatment goals focus on problems involving an individual's musculoskeletal system, and may include releasing tight muscles, stretching shortened muscles and tendons, and decompressing joints. The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body and to achieve balance. The medical massage therapist will customize the session for each client based on a persons current medical or orthopedic condition. Medical and Orthopedic massage may be recommended by a physician,chiropractor, oncologist, surgeon, or physical therapist. People may independently seek the services of a medical massage therapist.
Based on your pre-session interview, the massage therapist may determine the need for medical clearance and refer you to your physician before treatments are administered. Massage therapists are neither trained nor legally permitted to diagnose. However, they are trained to be observant and to be aware of signs that may contraindicate massage. In keeping with the therapist's code of ethics, it is always better to err on the side of caution for your protection and well-being.
Can any massage therapist perform Medical Massage?
Medical and orthopedic massage requires extensive training and experience. An unskilled therapist could unintentionally harm you. It is recommended to seek a therapist with the appropriate certifications and with a medical background. Please make sure to seek out a qualified therapist!
Refer to the Practitioners Page for information concerning licensure and experience.
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