The focus of Rafael Torres' Movement & Posture Restoration (M.P.R) is to reset your nervous system, to improve signals between the brain and muscles. Why improve communication between the brain and muscles? Creating stronger signals and communication between the brain and muscles leads to improved muscle function, increased strength and reduction in pain. MPR uses muscle testing to engage the control center of the body to facilitate new learning and strengthen communication with the nervous system. Learn more
Posture is the result of the involvement of a complex multimodal sensorimotor system that includes the feet, eyes, and vestibular system. Optimize The Input – Improve Your Posture!
Feet have fine pressure sensors which provide information to the brain about heat, cold, foot position and weight distribution. Foot dysfunctions are addressed by using a Neurostab chip that can be placed on an insole (not an orthotic) that stimulates nerve cells located in the arch of the foot that connects with the central nervous system which controls the muscular chains that are responsible for balance and gait .
Eyes give the brain information about the body's position via the retinas. It is with this information that the eyes positions the body relative to the horizon.
The brain receives information from the eye muscles on how the eye's position is in the eye socket. Dysfunctions are addressed by using Auricular Therapy as well as take home eye exercises.
The Manducatory System (jaws, teeth, tongue) An evaluation of the Manducatory system and the mechanics of the jaw are done. The eyes and the jaw share nerve fibers, so the jaw can affect your eyes and their muscles. This system is addressed by using Auricular Therapy and in extreme cases a referral to an orthodontist is needed.
Vestibular System (inner ear) provides information to the brain not only about the body's posture but also the position and movements of the head. It is through this system that the eyes are stabilized when the head is moving and also for adjusting neck and body muscle tone during movements. Auriculotherapy is used to address this system.
Muscle Activation Techniques (M.A.T) uses a range of motion exam and explicit positional muscle tests to identify the body’s greatest limitations. Limitations are based on asymmetries in the body, comparing one side to the other. Positional muscle testing is then used to identify the precise muscles that are causing the dysfunction and contributing to these limitations. Digital Force Application to Muscular Attachment Tissue, as well as specific isometric contractions, are then used to correct these limitations and restore proper muscle function. M.A.T is successful because it allows the human body to heal itself. Learn more
At Torres fitness, our motto is "train to get fit, not injured." In an effort to stay true to our motto, we provide personal training on a limited basis. If you find that you continue to experience repeated injuries during sports activities or exercising at the gym, we can provide you with the resistance training necessary to improve your overall strength, stability, mobility, and endurance. Learn more