What is Connective Tissue?Connective Tissue is a combination of collagen and elastin that runs throughout your body, uninterrupted from head to foot. It surrounds EVERY cell and continues in the interstitium, the space between cells.
Why is Connective Tissue So Important?
Connective tissue acts as a shock absorber within the body. This protects vital organs during times of stress i.e. falling down, impacts from sports or car crashes. During times of increased stress, connective tissue will tighten up to protect you.
Why is Connective Tissue Release So Important?
Connective Tissue protects the whole person and stabilizes an area of injury. Injury to your body is cumulative. This is why the young heal better and faster than the old. Our bodies are filled with the residue of a lifetime of trauma. It begins at birth. Being born is a very traumatic experience and although we may not remember it, it is recorded in our connective tissue and subconscious mind. This includes all trauma that our bodies experience throughout our lifetime.
Dr. Cobb has undergone hundreds of hours of extensive training in Connective Tissue Release and continue to participate in coursework. This is done in order to continue to improve the understanding, skills, and techniques to offer this unique therapy to our patients.
What to Expect During Your First Treatment
- Please bring comfortable gym pants and t-shirt to change into for your treatment session. Ladies will often use sports bras.
- Allow additional time for the first visit to complete patient paperwork.
- You will be given a physical exam.
- Your chief complaint combined with your body's physical distortions will be assessed by the doctor or a trained therapist.
- Upon assessment, treatment will begin. The therapist will begin by applying moderate pressure to the area of concern and will continue to read and follow your body through a series of releases.
- You may experience tolerable pain during treatment, however, any pain should be communicated to the therapist so pressure can be adjusted. Oftentimes, less is more.
- During your last few visits you will be taught self-treatment techniques and lifestyle modifications in order to assist you in your healing journey.
- There is no magic number to how many treatments it takes. Your body will let you know. Typically, after about 3 treatments is when most patients will feel significant progress. Every body will respond individually to treatment. We provide all patients with his/her individual treatment plan.
Conditions We Treat
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Extremity Pain/Numbness
- Hip/Shoulder Pain
- Pre-operative prep
- Faster healing from Post-op procedures
- Post Operative Pain and Loss of Motion/Function
from (but not limited to)
- Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Spine Surgery
- Sciatic Pain
- Foot Pain
- Hand Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Pain/ Discomfort from chemo/radiation treatments
For additional information, please call us at 813-914-8500. We are just minutes from the USF main campus, walking distance from Busch Gardens, across from Mel's Hot Dogs. You can't miss us. Just look for our digital sign or the 'mural'
We also serve: Temple Terrace, USF, Brandon, Riverview, Carolewood, Wesley Chapel, South Tampa, North Tampa, Temple Palms, Thonotosassa