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Brenda graduated in 1997 holding a Master of Physical Therapy degree from The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
She began her journey with John F Barnes' Myofascial Release in 2002, became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2007, and opened Monarch Physical Therapy in 2011.
In October of 2014, I decided to give physical therapy ONE MORE TRY. My health battle began many years ago and in 2007, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
When I heard about what Brenda was doing at Monarch, I was told it was different. Myofascial release would be a more focused approach, a one on one experience that would start to change things at a cellular level by manipulating the Fascia.
I can only imagine what gets built up and stuck in the webbing that surrounds the muscles and nerves from years of decreasing mobility. I'm 3 years into weekly therapy and I hardly miss a week, because of what it has done, and how I feel now, compared to when I started. This therapy is different and I am moving better and muscle spasms are rarely a problem. With one on one care, Brenda has encouraged me to find an individualized approach and has become my friend and cheerleader. I have gone from a blob in a wheelchair to sitting confidently on the edge of a bed, able to put pressure on my feet and legs, and most recently, the ability to transition to a standing wheelchair resulting in numerous physical and psychological benefits.
Another very big accomplishment has been to get away from all pain medication. Myofascial Release has been a complement to my individualized health plan and has given me strength, range of motion and the confidence to get better.Stephanie Early 40’s, Helotes, TX
Myofascial Release therapy provides me with additional mobility in my left knee and leg. During every session, Shannon, my Physical Therapist, targets different areas of my leg. She locates the tightness and applies the necessary pressure to release the tissue. Throughout the session, I can feel the release and relief in the leg and walk away without the stiffness, especially in the knee area.
I also have a variety of detailed stretches Shannon suggested I do at home. These stretches allow me to move about more freely as I go through my daily activities. If I mention a particular problem area, Shannon demonstrates possible stretches or exercises I can do at home to help relieve the tightness or soreness. I begin my day doing the stretches and exercises, focusing on the areas where I am feeling tightness. If I feel the need, I will also do some during the day or in the evening.Mary Early 60's, Floresville, TX
Being sent to Brenda for Physical Therapy and being treated with myofascial release has truly changed my life for the better. When I first came to Monarch, I was forced to limit my activities because of my pain level. My hands were especially problematic, forcing me to on occasion chose my meal choices by what didn't require me to manipulate silverware. I LOVE needlework of all kinds but was unable to do more than a few minutes without my hands becoming virtually unusable. I had hand surgery approximately 5 years before and it had helped, I was considering it again in the hopes that I could get the use of my hands back. Monarch PT changed all that. I can do the things I love again. Not only has it given me my hands back, but has helped all the other quirks my body has picked up over the years. My balance is better, my pain level is much better, and I look forward to each day instead of dread what it may hold. Myofascial release is AMAZING, please do not think you are getting the same old physical therapy you have had before, this is miraculous.Shirley Early 50's, Llano, TX
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