We Assess and Reduce Pain

Injuries and Conditions Assessed

Our professional massage services address pain and suffering, postural distortions, and movement dysfunctions brought on by various musculoskeletal conditions or neuromuscular issues.

Discussing massage therapy can be confusing. The words “treatment” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings. Treatment is the application of massage techniques or modalities to the body to help reduce pain and promote healing. Assessment is the process of evaluating a patient’s condition to determine the best course of action for treatment.

When it comes to massage therapy, assessment is critical. During the review, the massage therapist will ask the patient about their medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms to identify their current condition, determine the sources of pain, and evaluate their overall health and wellness. Based on the information gathered, the massage therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs. The massage therapist keeps track of changes in the client’s subjective pain scale.

Treatment, on the other hand, is the application of massage techniques or modalities to the body to reduce pain and promote healing. The massage therapist will use various massage techniques depending on the patient’s condition, such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. During the massage session, the massage therapist will use their hands, elbows, and sometimes even tools to apply pressure to the patient’s body to relieve pain and promote healing.

The difference between treatment and assessment in massage therapy is clear, but the difference between a medical diagnosis and treatment is sometimes less clear. A medical diagnosis is a process of identifying a patient’s medical condition or disease based on the patient’s symptoms and other information. A diagnosis is made by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. Treatment is the application of various medical interventions to help the patient manage their illness or condition. Treatment can include medications, physical therapy, surgery, and other medical interventions.

In summary, treatment and assessment are two distinct processes in massage therapy. Assessment is the process of evaluating the patient’s condition to determine the best course of action for treatment. Treatment is the application of massage techniques or modalities to the body to reduce pain and promote healing. However, a medical diagnosis involves identifying a patient’s medical condition or disease based on the patient’s symptoms and other information. Treatment is the application of various medical interventions to help the patient manage their illness or condition.

We will never seek to diagnose your condition but will work toward reducing your pain experience.

Face, Head and Neck

  • Military Neck
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Bruxism
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical Disk Injury
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
  • Spinal Ligament Sprain
  • Herniated Disk
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Stiff Neck
  • Torticollis

Lower Extremities

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Patellafemoral Stress Syndrome
  • Iliotibial band Friction (Runner’s Knee)
  • Pes Anserinus Tendinitis (Cyclist’s Knee)
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patella Tendonitis (Jumper’s and Kicker’s Knee)
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis

Upper Extremities

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guyon’s Canal Syndrome (Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Duputren”s Contracture
  • Volkmann’s Contracture
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Pronator Teres Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome

Vertebral Column

  • Scoliosis
  • Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lumbar / Pelvic

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Facet Syndrome
  • Sacro Iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Anterior Pelvic Rotation
  • Posterior Pelvic Rotation
  • Lateral Pelvic Tilt
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Herniated Lumbar Disc
  • Spondylolysis / Spondylolisthesis
  • Adductor / Hip Flexor Strain (Groin Strain)
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome

Scapular Thoracic

  • Scapula Dyskinesis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Bicipital Tenosynovitis
  • Acromioclavicular Sprain
  • Glenohumeral Joint Sprain
  • Recurrent Instability of the Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Reviews

What are our clients saying about us?

Teresa
Croft is very knowledgeable and is able to customize the modalities applied for specific concerns.
Amy H.
I've had chronic headache and fatigue for many years and couldn't figure out the reason before I went to see Vasily. Even just after the first... treatment I...read more
Jovanka Ninkovic
I am super impressed with the healing results I have experienced as a result of receiving professional neuromuscular therapies over the course... of a couple of months only!! .. I came in to the Castrell Neuromuscular Practice with various bodily discomforts going on simultaneously but have been seeing one physical issue after another gradually improving. Last week, after an hour-long session with Therapist Castrell, I was able to do a certain bending-stretch that I have not been able to pull off ever since an injury I had few years back. Needless to say, that was an incredible moment for me! -Also, I had pulled a calf muscle earlier this year which caused me some scar tissue build-up.. Consequently, I began having heel pain (at the start of summer) which just would not go away and was quite debilitating 🙁 However, after specialized deep muscle massage techniques, I can happily say that the intense & persistent heel aches have drastically diminished and I have gained much more mobility 🙂 ~ I have had nothing but VERY positive experiences with the Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy and would strongly recommend anyone struggling with minor or major bodily soreness and stiffness as well as suffering with different pain difficulties to promptly schedule a visit at the Castrell practice. You will not regret it!! We owe ourselves a properly functioning & healthy body!!read more
Bill Massey
I found Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy through a routine Internet search. I have seen Croft twice now and the results have been incredible. ... Croft is personable, patient, empathetic, and he lets you know what he intends to do and is doing each step of the way. Croft is passionate about what he does, and the results show. These are not "traditional" spa-like massages with a person who has little knowledge of the body. Croft is a licensed and certified sports massage and neuromuscular therapist, and his style produces true results.read more
Charles G.
I've been treated by Croft for some twelve hours total so far. I say, confidently, that every single hour has been worth more, therapy wise,... than every 12...read more
Cheryl McLeod
Croft is amazing! He leveraged different techniques to develop a treatment that has given me my mobility back.
Amy H
I've had chronic headache and fatigue for many years and couldn't figure out the reason before I went to see Vasily. Even just after the first... treatment I could tell that he was able to help my neck recover in a way that no one else had been able to. Immediately afterwards I had much more energy and my mind is clearer and my headache is almost gone.I've had many massage therapists working with different modalities and chiropractic treatments before but nothing that helped as dramatically and with long lasting relief as the treatments I had from Vasily. He was also very friendly and answered the questions I had about what was wrong with the vertebrae in my neck, showing me with a model spine he had in the office.Even though I'm from out of town, I was fortunately able to see Vasily a few times before I had to return home. Vasily kindly showed me where to find therapists with similar training he had so that I could get treatments if I continue to have problems once I returned home. Thank you Vasily!read more
Charlie Kem
I’ve been having discomfort in my body for a long time and couldn’t even go to the gym. In the first visit, Dr Castrell identified what was... going on in my body and went straight to work. I was able to sleep better, focus better and I felt my mobility was great. After I thought the first visit was really good and couldn’t get any better, the second visit surprised me even more, I felt as light as a feather. My body can actually move. Dr Castrell knows how the body should move and taught me the importance of taking care of your body. I will be coming regularlyread more
Alan P
Really knowledgeable and effective. I went in because my back and shoulder was causing me a lot of pain. Not only did Castrell helped me... relieved my pain but I can breathe better now. He def opened up be chest. My range of motion’s improved and my back is no longer locked up.read more
Rocio Munoz
10/10 I have had about 18 sessions with Vasily and I cannot recommend this place enough. Vasily takes the time to listen to your problems and... has excellent technique. I leave this place feeling brand newread more
Sami Monsur
CastrellMy bursitis in my shoulder was triggered from a reaction to the COVID vaccine. After struggling for a long time, I looked up muscle... therapy and found Cantrell Neuromuscular Therapy. I have been working with Vasily and there was immediate relief after the first visit, albeit temporary. It took a few more visits plus doing the exercises I was instructed to do and I am back to swimming and almost pain free.I recognize that there are flare ups due to overuse and I am learning to manage that but I will continue with monthly visits to hopefully overcome fully from my shoulder pain.These guys are focused in what they do and very experienced. I would recommend them with no hesitation.read more
Robert Lewis
Vasily is the best. Even better.
Laurie L.
At almost 70, coming from years of not staying fit and active, I've had a few issues with pain and mobility that really impacted my quality of... life. I've...read more
Carolyn F.
In 2019, I had a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, at my L5/S1. The surgery was to be routine, but there was a complication. The material from... my herniated...read more
BigPete 650
Found DR Croft searching for myofacia massage. wow outstanding. my body has felt like balled up homework for awhile now. after 1 visit with Dr... Croft. i got a lot of mobility back in my hips and torso. i can actually do certain movement with out groaning. cant wait to continue to get me back to an active lifestyle.read more
grahamhsu
Long overdue review, Castrell's been taking care of me for the last year with my muscular issues. It can be painful but I always come out better.
Oxana
Vasily is one of the best therapists I’ve ever seen. He is not only knowledgeable but genuinely cares about his patients.
James M.
I would like to highly recommend this clinic for anyone with muscular or neuromuscular issues , chronic oracute. My therapist whom I have had... two complete...read more
Jordan Kelley
Not only does he have a cool alliterative superhero name, he’s genuinely here to help people. Right off the bat you can tell that he is genuine... and cares about his craft and easing peoples’ pain. If you’re looking for real relief then start here!read more
bjorn rettig
Croft is the best therapist I've ever seen.

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