WITH EVELYN THORNE, ATC, CPT
Evelyn is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She has spent the last 3 years providing medical care to Ohio State Athletes, helping them to remain competitive despite rigorous training and injury. Through this experience she realized a desire to bring the same elite level of care to nontraditional athletes. Passionate about helping every individual to overcome any injury or limitation she specializes in functional and adaptive exercise programming, as well as care and treatment of orthopedic injuries. In her spare time Evelyn enjoys many active hobbies including working out, rock climbing, snowboarding and hiking.
The Graston Technique is able to better detect and treat adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments (aka "scar tissue") that can lead to pain and dysfunction because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments and acts like a “scar tissue” stethoscope. When knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the doctor and the patient sense a restriction or a granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to “break up” this restriction or adhesion. Stretching exercises are then used to promote realignment of the fibers so that they behave more like normal, healthy tissue.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.