Scott Field is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist.
Scott’s practice focuses on a neurofunctional kinseologic approach to bodywork. Neurofunctional kinesiology uses manual muscle testing to determine which muscles or structures of any kinetic chain within the musculoskeletal system are either over facilitated (firing too much) or inhibited (firing too little). When muscles or structures within the kinetic chain are not doing their part of supporting the musculoskeletal system, other muscles or structures will have to compensate to do more work to do the job of the muscles or the structures that have become inhibited. Inhibition can arise within the musculoskeletal system due to either being overworked, overstressed, past trauma, current trauma, acute pain, chronic pain, insufficient breathing mechanics, dysfunctional movement patterns or potentially all of the above.
Identifying compensation patterns through manual muscle testing is key, but some compensation patterns may actually be secondary or tertiary compensations. The ultimate goal in Scott’s practice is to find the “prime driver” of these compensation patterns and to treat the prime driver alone to see if the secondary and tertiary compensations correct themselves thus allowing the central nervous system to correct itself.
Scott firmly believes that as practitioners, we cannot fix people, we can only provide the tools needed to fix or heal themselves. The central nervous system is innately brilliant and knows what it needs to heal the body. We as practitioners, just have to ask better questions. Though manual muscle testing, the central nervous system will point us in the direction. As one of Scott’s mentors, Joseph Schwartz says, “follow the breadcrumbs.”
How Scott currently practices is light years away from when he first started as a massage therapist. He approaches every client as a whole, not as someone in pain, not as someone with a symptom, not as the sum of their stories but as a whole person. “We are not our injuries. We are not our X-ray or our MRI images. We are not our doctor's diagnosis, we are a complex system of interconnected tissues governed by the central nervous system and we must be treated as such.”
Scott can be reached via cell phone: 917-868-1255 (texting is best but you can leave a voicemail) or Email