Wellness + Bodywork
EVO Wellness + Bodywork offerings help to enhance climbing performance, rehab, prevent injury, and provides relief for stress and tension.
Chris Fahs – Fascial Counterstrain
Chris emphasizes a thorough and evidence based examination with his patients in order to get to the “root” of each patient’s pain or functional impairment. He has a passion for working with each of his patients and could not imagine a more rewarding profession than physical therapy. As a specialist in body work, he has taken several manual therapy courses, is trained in trigger point dry-needling, and is currently working toward certification in his “go-to” technique called Fascial Counterstrain.
Fascia is simply connective tissue that surrounds all of our muscles, bones, internal organs, arteries, veins, and nerves and is the largest sensory organ in the body. Therefore, it is necessary to not only treat the muscle fascia (myofascia), but all the fascia of the body. This tissue can contract and spasm, since they contain special receptors that sense movement and pain. During a Counterstrain treatment, this skilled and gentle technique turns off this reflex contraction by slackening the involved tissue which takes tension off the receptors, drains inflammation out of the area, improves motion, and decreases pain.