Do you suffer from an injury or chronic pain? Do you leave your doctor’s office feeling hopeless and facing a future of misery? Patients of Teamwork Therapy & Sports Performance walked in feeling the same way, including Kelly Martindale, owner of this publication. But they walk out with renewed hope and much less pain.
Owner and local resident, Justin Willis, is bringing his team of experts to the Carbon Valley. Their new office is located at 630 Main Street in Frederick, facing Colorado Blvd. just south of 5th Street at the round about.
In an article in last month’s Consumer Report (pg. 11 veiw at www.cvcrnew.scom), Justin explains he is all about helping people reach their optimal performance goals in all walks of life. Whether you are the professional athlete or the stay at home mom or the CEO of a company, functioning properly and painlessly, is the key to a productive day at work and play.
Because of Justin’s passion and his commitment to his business, he only brings on therapists who have his same beliefs and desires for the highest quality of physical performance after each treatment session. His new massage therapist, Heather Harrington, came on board for these exact principals and has been working in the field for 20 years.
Like Justin, Heather has endured her own difficulties with rehabilitation over the years and understands pain and suffering. She is an athlete and swam competitively for 14 years locally here in Colorado while growing up. At the age of 16, she was in a rollover accident while a friend was driving. This was the beginning of her neck injuries.
In 1992, while living in California, a driver t-boned her, at 55mph, on the driver’s side causing difficulties with her pelvis and sacral joint which she continues to manage today. She has rehabbed from surgery on her left ankle and ruptured her C6, C7 vertebrae in 2008. In 2009, she and her daughter were in a head on collision on I-25 at 70mph. The doctors told her she was going to have to give up her career in Massage Therapy. She refused to let that stop her and continues in her career today.
Heather’s technique is not simply massage therapy. If you want traditional relaxation massage, sports and orthopedic massage or neuromuscular massage, she is skilled in those types of treatments. However, what Justin discovered when working with Heather, is that her massage has a “K” in it. She uses Kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of body movements) to get the results that are needed to get you back on your feet and running.
Heather looks at your “FUNCTION” first, similar to what Justin does, and her treatments are like the little sister to the Fascial Stretch Therapy ™ techniques that Justin uses. The combination of Fascial Stretch Therapy™ and Heather’s techniques with the muscle functioning in Kinesiology are a win win! After an hour with Heather, she determines what muscles are firing properly and what muscles are being bullied by other muscles groups and retrains those muscles to do their job correctly. The body then comes back into homeostasis with a few minor adjustments and strength training can begin.
The outcome is reduction in pain, healthier muscles, and better range of motion; resulting in a more positive attitude because chronic pain becomes a distant memory. “This statement is true as I’ve experienced it myself,” says Kelly Martindale. “I hobbled into my first appointment at Teamwork Colorado, and I walked out standing straight with at least 75% less pain. It was a miracle. Teamwork Colorado is a necessary tool in my overall health and wellbeing.”
To set up an appointment, book online at teamworkcolorado.com. At the website, you will have choices for additional service times with Lisa Brooks, Neuromuscular Therapist and Michael Miyake, Fascial Stretch Therapist.
If you have any other questions, you can speak with Lindsay Willis, Executive Director.