Meet Karen Burg
I have been helping people get better for over 35 years! I am a Massage Therapist and retired Physical Therapist Assistant. I exclusively practice the John Barnes Myofascial Release approach.
Why I Use The John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach
While working as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the San Diego area, I realized early on how important the mind/body connection affected healing, and the importance of treating the whole person. I was first introduced to the John Barnes Myofascial Release approach in 1994 while healing from a back injury. I had tried all the typical therapies and nothing provided long lasting relief. I was referred to a Physical Therapy clinic that only practiced John Barnes MFR. It was only after receiving a series of Myofascial Release treatments that I was able to return to all the sports I loved including swimming, kayaking, river rafting and sailing, pain free!! I knew I had to learn these techniques so I could help others get the long-lasting results they were looking for too. So, I attended my first John Barnes courses in 1995 and have continued my studies with him as well as participate in study groups and am a John Barnes Myofascial Release Seminar occasional Assistant Instructor.
My Myofascial Release Therapy Experience
Throughout my career as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, I was able to include Myofascial Release (MFR) during treatments with my patients. Frequently I would hear, “How come no one else has done this with me? This is the first time I feel like we’re on to something. Can you come back tomorrow”?! That has always been music to my ears!
My experiences have been wide and varied throughout my Physical Therapy career. I've worked in a multitude of clinical settings with diverse patient populations from pediatrics to seniors with varying medical diagnoses.
In 2014 I became a massage therapist so I could treat the whole body in a more holistic way while continuing to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I started a part-time mobile MFR business working with friends and family which then propelled me to open Dynamic Myofascial Release in Clairemont to exclusively provide John Barnes Myofascial Release, and officially "retired" from Physical Therapy.
My approach is gentle and intuitive, assessing the whole body, being mindful of your symptoms, but also look elsewhere for the cause.