Massaging muscle and tendons “across the grain (perpendicular to the fiber direction)” has been recognized as the KEY to recovery from neuromuscular pain, injury and scarring, starting with Dr James Cyriax back in the 1940’s.
Physical therapists, sports medicine and massage therapists regularly incorporate this approach into their work for its universal effectiveness.
The International Institute for Corrective Muscle Therapy's MISSION has been to train bodywork professionals in the specific, accurate application of the across-the-fiber method in a safe and effective manner.
Our Crossfiber Program is the result of fifty years of experience teaching professionals this uniquely effective method.
(instructor at Pennsylvania College Chiropractic and Community College of Philadelphia, former staff chiropractor at the Deep Muscle Therapy Center owned by Victoria Ross)
“Doctors who are familiar with the value of massage view Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapists as specialists in the field of muscle therapy.”
(world-renowned neurosurgeon, inventor of the shunt for hydrocephalics, founder of The Spitz Clinic, cofounder of Broad Street Hospital)
“Over the years we have referred a large number of children with organic neuromuscular problems [to Victoria Ross] for the … technique of deep muscle therapy and found it to be of significant value frequently as an adjunct to the sensorimotor stimulation program.”
(founder and clinical director of the Centre for Neurological Rehabilitation from 1965-2007)
“We, at the Centre for Neurological Rehabilitation in Philadelphia, had developed into one of the largest centers for outpatient treatment of brain injury in the world with offices in nine countries. We maintained an extremely sophisticated diagnostic and research facility, which kept us on top of various new methods, programs, and techniques that could be of some possible benefit to our patients.
I have now retired, but I had followed the evolution of Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy closely for many years; and, indeed, over the span of 30 years many ideas and techniques had come and gone. However, Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy withstood the test of time.
Our research showed the Crossfiber technique to be of significant value to a number of our patients. In some cases, the lessening of spasticity was remarkable even in difficult adult cases where the degree of tightness was considered severe. My wish would be for more therapists to be trained and that more information be known about this exciting work that has helped so many people throughout the world.”
(specialist in craniosacral fascial therapy, former staff craniosacral specialist at the Deep Muscle Therapy Center owned by Victoria Ross, principle author of the Baby Brain Score (BBS) approach, author of the books Healing Your Child and Brain Therapy for Children and Adults)
“I have been involved with the Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy technique since 1980 as a doctor and as a patient. Since then I have treated thousands of cases and feel deeply that this therapy is extremely effective in difficult cases involving muscle dysfunction. It is an invaluable adjunct to my work with TMJ patients.
Basically the jaw, head and neck are coordinated through the myofascial tissues. Soft tissue balance and release has to be complete for maximum TMJ benefit.
As a professional, I can say that this Crossfiber technique is an integral part of well-being and is too often overlooked as a source of relief for pain. As a patient, I can say that the quality of my life has drastically improved since Victoria Ross used her pioneering Crossfiber techniques to correct my scoliosis.”
(fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, former staff medical doctor at the Deep Muscle Therapy Center owned by Victoria Ross)
“I have seen many patients benefited by … [cross-fiber] Muscle Therapy while I was serving as staff physician at [Victoria Ross’s] Deep Muscle Therapy Center in suburban Philadelphia.
I have also received help personally for my own condition of inflammatory and painful soft tissue. There is great value to the medical community to include this work in the treatment plan for many serious conditions.”
(founder of The Barn chiropractic and health clinic in Devon, PA)
“Victoria Ross … [was] employed in our office for … three years as a muscle therapist … As head of the physical therapy department she and the assistants she has trained have been most effective in meeting the diversified needs of the health program we offer here at the office.”
(instructor at Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine)
"There is a definite area of medical neglect today involving soft tissue therapy. Muscle therapists generally do much to fill this present need. I have been particularly impressed with the Crossfiber therapists I have observed.”
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"The term Crossfiber (one word, no hyphen...chosen to best describe our work) is part of a registered, trademarked term: CROSSFIBER CORRECTIVE MUSCLE THERAPY ® and is used by International Institute for Corrective Muscle Therapy(IICMT) with permission."
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