HENRY HAMBY, LMT
Advanced Sports & Body Therapy is a viable therapy before surgeries are performed. Holistic therapy should be tried before going under the knife unless a total tear, break, or separation of a joint has taken place; surgeries should be last on the list of options for healing. The benefit of this type of therapy is that it allows muscles that are restricted to become lose and pliable again so that elongation and strength can be regained, in conjunction of physical therapy, and is a better option than more invasive surgical approaches. This therapy is also great in parallel with people who utilize chiropractic care by loosening muscles around bones so that they may be reset and stay reset. Because, if the surrounding tissue is too tight after an adjustment is made, the problem will most likely continue to return.
Advanced Sports & Body Therapy is a compilation of sports techniques-- orthopedic, myoskeletal therapy, joint mobilization, PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Structrual Joint Balancing (Voila Method) and suggested strengthening movements to maintain functional balance to the body. All approaches are meant to be performed with little to no pain and with client's participation.
My purpose as a manual therapist is not to fix, but to help facilitate the natural healing ability of the body. I can not help heal broken bones, severely torn ligaments or tendons. What I can and do help with are strains, partially torn ligaments/tendons, reduction of inflammation caused by structural aggravation, regaining mobility in immobile joints, physical ailments that cause pain such as fibromyalgia and physical manifestations caused by mental and emotional stress. Again, all this is with high caution to avoid a painful reaction.
Henry A. Hamby has been in the practice of manual therapy since 2005. He received his certification from Ontario Bryman College of Manual Therapy in 2006 with a focus in integrated and therapeutic manual therapy . He became a California licensed manual therapist in 2011. He is a proud practitioner of the Filipino martial art Kali, Brazilian jujitsu, Taekwondo with over 20 years of experience in various other martial arts. He studied music at Mt. San Antonio College with a focus in voice giving him a better understanding of postural alignment. He was a part of the internationally recognized classical choir, The Mt. SAC Chamber Singers from 2011-2012 and sang at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Henry is currently working on his personal Yoga practice to help better him live a more balanced life and help his clients in a more complete fashion.