Body Work

Postural Evaluation

For some clients who are in chronic pain or have not moved in a while, it may be helpful to schedule a postural evaluation. In this appointment, we examine your structural body pattern in order to determine if they are contributing to chronic pain patterns and movement restrictions.  The evaluation may include seated and standing postures, the way you breathe and various movement patterns.
Call the center to schedule your appointment (412) 851-1280.

  • $40 for a half hour appointment

Orthopedic Massage & Structural Integration

We offer an orthopedic massage to help with the healing of soft tissue injuries and improve range of motion.

This technique of body work is intended to help in the realignment of the body by altering the length and tone of myofascial tissues. The basis of the practice is the belief that misalignment of myofascial tissues, as a result of improper posture and emotional and physical traumas, may have a detrimental effect on a person’s muscular efficiency, energy levels, perceptions, and general health.
Call the center to schedule your appointment (412) 851-1280.

  • $40 half hour treatment 
  • $75 hour-long treatment

Myofascial Release 

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective body work technique to eliminate pain and restore motion. This treatment involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions.  Our practitioner works with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon, explained as a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography).
Release can feel empowering. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
For Myofascial release treatment rates and to make an appointment, Email our practitioner Ruchi Acharya at ruchi@vitality-pt.com
Our Body Work services are under the direction of Synergy Bodyworks Vitality Physical Therapy.

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