Do I need a prescription?
In Texas –A Physical Therapist may provide instructions to any person who is asymptomatic relating to the instructions being given without a referral, including instruction to promote health, wellness, and fitness. So if you are seeking MFR under those conditions – you do not need a prescription. In 2019 Texas PT's can now see patients without a prescription for up to two weeks for acute/symptomatic conditions or for internal pelvic work. If you need more than two weeks of treatment you will need to be evaluated by your Dr and obtain a prescription for further Physical Therapy.

How should I be dressed?
Myofascial Release is done directly on the skin - you should bring appropriate clothes so that you can be “comfortably undressed” For example, some people choose to wear shorts and tank top or a two piece bathing suit. Or you are welcome to be in your underwear.

What is the cancellation policy?
Since we set aside your appointment time especially for you, we request that you provide us with 24 hours notice to change or cancel your appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is given we reserve the right to charge $50.

What if I get there late for my appointment?
We reserve a specific time in the schedule just for you. This is done so that you do not have to sit around and wait when you arrive at the office. If you are running late, your treatment time will be shortened as there are other patients scheduled immediately following your appointment. If you are running late, we suggest calling us to let us know. We will do what we can to accommodate you. We recommend that you get to the office a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give you time to use the bathroom, change, get settled, schedule appointments, or take care of other administrative matters.

How should I feel after a treatment session?
Treatments are generally quite relaxing. Typically you will experience improved range of motion, better posture and a general sense of well-being. Occasionally you may experience a continuation of the process after the session has ended. Some may have mild muscle soreness, heightened emotional awareness or a temporary return of your acute symptoms – this is known as a healing crisis. This is a normal treatment response and nothing to be concerned about. It lasts from a few hours to a few days after which you feel better. Healing can be messy and it can be two steps forward, one step back for a bit. Stick with it, drink plenty of water, do your self treatments and it will pass. Trust yourself –You direct the treatment at all times – use the command ease up or halt as needed throughout the session. You are in charge at all times. Communicate with your therapist to get the most out of your sessions. And let go to find the real you.

How often and how long do I need to come to therapy?
Each person is unique in their healing process. Some factors that may influence how quickly you see changes are: how long the condition has been present, how often you attend therapy, and how diligent you are about doing the things we give you for a home program. In the beginning, we recommend being seen more frequently (once or twice a week) so that we can get you feeling better and teach you things that you can do to help yourself. Some people start to feel better right away, and most people will see positive changes by the 6th visit, if not sooner. Once things are moving along in the right direction, then we can space your appointments further apart (once to twice a month) We will customize a program to meet your individual needs.

Do you accept my insurance?

Private instruction on health and wellness is $130 for 60 min session and $195 for 90 min session. Not eligible to file with insurance - no paperwork provided other than a receipt which will serve for health savings accounts.

Avoid eating heavily immediately prior to your session. Hydration is important – drink WATER prior to and after session.

Post treatment soreness can occur by the evening following a session – often this can last into the next day – a small percentage of people can have this last up to three days. – this is not injurious – it is call a healing crisis. The soreness may be in an area that was treated or in another area that is connected through facial restrictions. Drinking extra water and doing home self-treatment can decrease this effect.

It is important for you to give feedback to your therapist about any post treatment soreness that you experience so they can address the associated areas. The “Healing Crisis” is your body’s way of self-correcting the thwarted inflammatory response not fully dealt with during the initial injury to allow full healing to occur. You may have to get “worse” before you get better. Two steps forward, one step back… ride the wave and you will zigzag toward a healthy, active lifestyle.

Learning self-treatment techniques is invaluable for your healing process. We recommend 15-20 minutes of self-treatment each day. Please consider buying the book Comprehensive Self Treatment by Joyce Patterson. It's available on Amazon or at our office.

It is helpful to have a focus for your session. Please write, verbalize and visualize a goal that you are working toward achieving, to yourself and your therapist each time you come in for a session.

It is important to communicate your thoughts as needed but the best results are achieved while you are quiet - in Channel 3 – feeling - , relaxing - , and connecting to your inner wisdom. Give your left-brain –self talk voice the task of sitting quietly in the corner for your time here. Be curious about this other part of you – your feeling intelligence – The key to healing is feeling.

Audiotapes by John are available to assist you in learning deep breathing and visualization techniques to assist your body in softening. If you would like to rest in the waiting room and listen to the tape following you session – you may request this. You can purchase the tape from John Barnes by calling 610-644-0136 and ask for the Inner Awareness CD.

There are three areas of MFR to explore:
Structural MFR

Visit: for suggested reading list and for a variety of articles written by John. Select Resources/ from top and select articles on MFR to the left.

Lindy Physical Therapy, Ltd
Specializing in Myofascial Release

Call or Text to schedule your appointment: 940-372-1072

Denton Office: 
519 S Carroll Blvd, Ste 103, Denton Tx
Monday-Thursday : 9:00 - 5:30

Home Office:
1100 Oak Hill Road, Valley View, Tx
Friday: 10:15 - 4

You cannot change your past - but you can change how your past influences you.
Sharon  has achieved the Expert level with John Barnes and is an Instructor and Study Group Leader.