Our 4-Step Evidence-Based Approach

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 Tight Tissues
  3. Mobilize the Effected Joints
  4. Strengthen the Weak Muscles

You are the most important member of your fitness team!  Our clients get the best results when they commit to at least 10 minutes of specific exercises daily.

Many of our clients start with either a New Patient Exam or Wellness Consultation with one of our Doctors of Chiropractic or our Acupuncturist. In these two appointments, your practitioner Many get started right away with massage therapy too.

For example, when treating “Anterior Shoulder Impingement”, the AMA recommends removing knots from the rotator cuff muscles, traps, levator scapular, pectoralis muscles, and scalenes. It also recommends lengthening any muscles that are shortened like the biceps, pecs, or traps. Finally, weakened, overstretched muscles need to be strengthened, such as the rotator cuff muscles, triceps, rhomboids, and the mid and lower traps.

These evidence-based guidelines are presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For every musculoskeletal diagnosis, JAMA lists the muscles that tend to be knotted up, muscles that tend to be shortened, joints that are stuck and out of position, and the muscles that are stretching long and need to be strengthened.

Based off of this information, Randy Moyer, DC created the Signature Massage at Moyer Total Wellness.

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.