Post - Operative Therapy

Massage and Pain Therapy is imperative if you want to speed up your recovery and avoid any long-term effects from the invasive trauma of surgery.  Post-Operative Therapy is generally a combination of any or all of the following treatments:


  • P-DTR - to turn off pain signals, avoid dysfunction from muscle guarding and overcompensation, and to release emotional trauma. P-DTR is also helpful and determining which of muscles have been turned off as a result of the surgery and need to be turned back on, so your physical therapy has a better chance of success. P-DTR is especially effective in areas that are too painful to be treated by other modalities because it involves minimal touching.

  • Lymphatic Drainage - to release toxins from lactic acid deposits.

  • Meridien Balancing - to help your nervous system recover from the trauma of surgery.

  • Myofascial Release - to aide in releasing any adhesions in the fascia and organic tissue.

  • Trigger Point Release - to release any myofascial trigger points that have developed because of overuse/overcompensation of certain muscles and the resulting referred pain.

  • Scar Release Therapy - To release any fibrotic scar tissue and adhesions.

Benefits of Post-Operative Therapy

  • Reduces and eliminates pain

  • Reduces swelling

  • Allows movement quicker

  • Reduces the need for opiates

  • Ensures better blood and oxygen flow

  • Shortens post-op healing time

  • Helps prevent scar tissue

  • Helps promote flexibility and mobility

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Turns muscles back on

  • Balances the central nervous system

  • Allows more effective physical therapy

  • Reduces emotional trauma of surgery

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Contact Me

Balance in Motion

Erick Hudson

927 Carpinteria Street, Suite 2

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Tel: 805-252-9564

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Sport Therapy:

  • TFL

  • Knee Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Tennis Arm

Chronic Pain:

  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Foot Pain

  • TMJ

Post-Operative / Surgery:

  • Scar Pain

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Myofascial Release

  • Orthopedic Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage

Chronic Pain:

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraines

  • Arthritis