Anna founded Active Edge Bodywork as the fulfillment of her dream of developing a business that would address her love of massage therapy. She has always been fascinated with the complexities of the human body and inspired by the physical and emotional change that therapeutic massage can contribute.
A member of the International Cupping Therapy Association, Anna maintains her therapeutic skills by constantly taking continuing education courses, including cupping, FMT blades, and kinesio taping. In addition to her CCMT training, she received her Associates degree in Health Science from Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT, in 2015. With a background in business, she previously acquired her MA in Economics in 2002 in Poland, from where she emigrated to the U.S. 12 years ago.
Genevieve Gyulavary, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
CrossFit Level I Trainer (CF L1-Trainer)
Dry Needling Certified
FMS (Functional Movement Screen Certified)
BS- Interdepartmental Sciences
Genevieve is a Doctor of Physical Therapy certified in Dry Needling, Functional Movement Screening, and a CrossFit Level One Trainer. Genevieve has been doing CrossFit since June 2013, with a special place in her heart for all the oly lifts. Genevieve is well versed is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, taping, manual therapy, and specific exercise to treat and diagnose nagging aches and pains, movement restriction, and expedite recovery.
As a physical therapist and athlete she sees mechanical injury as a function of multiple lifestyle factors and a client as a whole person, rather than just a diagnosis, that heals from the inside out. Genevieve provides the tools and education for clients to keep people doing what they love longer, and more efficiently.
What Is Dry Needling
Full article I wrote on this here:
1.Local effects of dry needling
•The process of inserting a needle starts with puncturing the skin (with a VERY THIN myofilament needle) causing the physical stretching of tissues, which creates a lesion in the soft tissue. When the needle is removed the lesion remains for several days. The needle provides both physical (tissue stretching) and biochemical (lesions) stimuli. This process activates physiological mechanisms of remodeling injured and inflamed soft tissues in and around the needling site.
•Local physical stress reduction
•Normalize local inflammation
•Replacement of injured tissues with fresh tissues of the same type
2. Systemic Effects
Restoration of systemic homeostasis reducing both physical and physiological stress
Physical stress: meaning muscular
Physiological stress: inflammation tissue ischemia (inadequate blood supply)
3. Non-specific:can restore tissue homeostasis during which self healing and self repair mechanisms are activated