Evidence-Based Pain Management at Moyer Total Wellness

Moyer Total Wellness specializes in the conservative treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (CMSP). The most common reason why people use our services is for treatment for a painful muscle or joint condition.

Our pain management protocols are based upon evidence based treatment guidelines published by the American Medical Society. These are protocols are used by all the practitioners at Moyer Total Wellness.

The Moyer Total Wellness 4-Step Protocol

  1. Remove the Knots
  2. Lengthen the Short Tissues
  3. Mobilize the Effected Joints
  4. Strengthen the Weak Muscles

The American Medical Association recommends 4 things when treating musculoskeletal pain.   Out staff is training at finding muscles that have become short, and lengthening them as well as finding knots (myofascitis) in the muscles and treating them.  The team at Moyer Total Wellness, including our massage therapists, is also able to gently mobilize joints that are not moving well.  When it comes to strengthening muscles that have become weak, that’s where the home exercises come into.  We have videos on our website that our staff will direct you to, once you have been evaluated at MTW.

So, you are the most important member of your pain management team!  Our clients get the best results when they commit to at least 10 minutes of specific exercises daily. Most of the recommended exercises require little or no fitness equipment to get started.

Most of our clients start with a New Patient Exam with Randy Moyer, DC.  During this appointment, your musculoskeletal will be evaluated, including muscle length assessments, to determine the cause of your pain.  Typical treatments involve physiotherapy, joint manipulation, myofascial release, and home exercise prescription. Follow up appointments can either be with a chiropractor, massage therapist, acupuncturists, Rolfer, or Personal Training, or Yoga therapist.

Our Signature Massage

Our Signature Massage is a customized blend of the therapists’ skillset in order to effectively remove knots from the affected area, lengthen the tissues that have become shortened, mobilize joints that are out of alignment. In addition, as part of any regular service at MTW, we will always give at least two exercises: one to lengthen the tight tissues and one to strengthen the weak tissues.

Whether you are seeing a Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Rolfer®, or Doctor of Chiropractic at MTW, we will start with a consultation to determine why you are here (90% of new clients first come to MTW because they have pain). We will use our 4-Step Evidence-Based Approach during your service, and you will leave with a better understanding of what is causing your pain, and what you can do outside of our office to continue effectively treating the condition.

*Very Important: At the time of booking, please discuss the type of massage or other service you are expecting when you schedule your appointment. This will ensure we match you with the most appropriate staff member for your needs.

We require a Credit Card on file to schedule any appointment at MTW. If you need to reschedule, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment start time to avoid the Late Cancellation Fee.

Gratuity is never expected but always appreciated. When possible, our massage therapists prefer to receive cash tips or tips through Venmo. We can also help you with gratuity on a card at the front desk.