Moving Forward Advanced Therapy

Moving Forward Advanced Therapy


Always a great experience! Gail is very attentive and wants you to feel better!
She is very knowledgeable and I always learn something new!
Hello! this is the best thing you will ever do for yourself, invest in you!

Moving Forward Advanced Therapy offers an experience with a therapeutic approach that listens to your needs, respects your body, and produces lasting results.

With a focus on Myofascial Release, we can provide relief from pain and more through various techniques and modalities used by our expertly trained and experienced therapist. We are available Monday through Friday and also offer limited hours by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for the best option for massage therapy in Hoover, contact us today to set up your first appointment!

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Moving Forward Advanced Therapy updated their business hours. 08/01/2021

Moving Forward Advanced Therapy updated their business hours.

Moving Forward Advanced Therapy updated their business hours.


How do you feel today? Has this Cold weather got your pain level up? Let’s solve that together. Make an appointment today. 04/02/2015

How I Got Fooled | Dr. Dooley Noted

Great short read on pain and your brain's perception. Pain doesn't always mean there is tissue damage. It felt as if someone was stabbing me in my knee. I would scream with pain as I pulled my knee into a more extended position.


Another reason to stretch! 01/06/2014

Myofascial pain syndrome often leaves doctors baffled and patients untreated

Good article from the Washington Post about Myofascial Pain. Referred pain from “trigger points” in muscles is often overlooked or misdiagnosed.


Raising Ecstasy


Hospice of Amador and Calaveras


Just Laugh

-Nomad 08/07/2013

Understanding Your Fascia

Good article from Runners World about fascia. Nice to see that the articles like this are finally making it into the mainstream. It's been a long time coming.... You've got this injury you just can't shake.You take time off. You ice and stretch and do all the right things but you're still limping home. You spend too much time trying to articulate your particular brand of hurt to those loved ones who still put up with you. You follow referrals to physical the...


Pain is an exquisite warning system. If you are in pain and frustrated about it or scared of it, try quieting down and listening to your body, this gives you the opportunity to "hear" what your body is trying to tell you.


belt stretch

Nice video incorporating Myofascial Stretching by Jody Hendryx and staff of Hands On PT of Round Rock, Tx

this is an extended version of the belt stretch incorporating Myofascial Stretching. The belt stretch is an excellent way to help relieve tension in the neck...


Polestar Pilates Life Conference: Dr. Carol Davis

How J.F. Barnes Myofascial Release and Pilates work together for rehabilitation.

Dr. Carol Davis, world renowned for her contributions to myofascial work, will shed light pertaining to the latest research on fascia, energy and consciousne...


Myofacial Release - Breast Cancer Relief

This is a great media report on MFR for clients with Mastectomies. The therapist is a John F. Barnes, PT trained practitioner.

Curtesy KNTV Reno Wendy Damonte Channel 2 News For the last 11 years, Jane O'Brien has taken all the classes ...


Hungry For Change

Remember this :)

You are amazing! 04/15/2013

The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul

Great article on the psoas muscle. So important for your health to understand what the psoas muscle does. It is helpful to understand about the psoas when you are getting Myofascial Release Treatment. I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch's amazing work because it confirmed much of what I'd been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening pose...


Put Your Back Into It

Awesome testimony for the power of Myofascial Release!

Just after recovering from jet lag, Ellen threw out her back. Check out what she had to say about it in her monologue.


Powerfull Living

"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment." - Eckhart Tolle

Life is yielding to give you what will serve you in the highest way to grow, to evolve spiritually and liberate you to be who you truly are! Trust that!


Although it may commonly be known as "tennis elbow" lateral epicondylitis is a result of any repetitive arm movement and can be found in roofers, plumbers, carpenters, meat cutters, well you get the idea, a lot of people who never play tennis. MFR, learning self-treatment, and taking frequent stretch breaks can help.
Although it may commonly be known as "tennis elbow" lateral epicondylitis is a result of any repetitive arm movement and can be found in roofers, plumbers, carpenters, meat cutters, well you get the idea, a lot of people who never play tennis. MFR, learning self-treatment, and taking frequent stretch breaks can help.

Although it may commonly be known as "tennis elbow" lateral epicondylitis is a result of any repetitive arm movement and can be found in roofers, plumbers, carpenters, meat cutters, well you get the idea, a lot of people who never play tennis. MFR, learning self-treatment, and taking frequent stretch breaks can help. 04/05/2013

New form of physical therapy combats pain

Always like to see Myofascial Release in the news and it's even better when the news segment is featuring a fellow John F. Barnes trained therapist and friend!. It's so true....Myofascial Release DOES work!! If you are having chronic pain and traditional methods aren't working, find a highly trained John F. Barnes therapist. For those that don't know me, I am in the Birmingham area and I specialized in JFB Myofascial Release. Chronic pain is a common problem that presents a major challenge to doctors who, in many cases, can't identify the cause. But, if conventional treatments aren't working, a new kind of therapy may be 04/04/2013

TMJ Disorder and Referred Pain

Referred pain is always a possibility with a TMJ diagnosis and should be considered and treated before any invasive procedure. Learning how to recognize this pain in yourself could spare you many frustrating visits to health professionals who are unprepared to treat it effectively. A professional trained in Myofascial Release Therapy can help you fully understand referred pain and explain self treatments to overcome it. referred pain re·ferred pain (r?-fûrd’) n. Pain that is felt in a part of the body at a distance from its area of origin.


MFR of Central California


Alexis Neely

Brilliant! 03/30/2013

Therapeutic Insight: The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Perspective—Traumatic Flashback

Check out this article written by my teacher John F Barnes, PT. A short explanation of myofascial unwinding and why it so important to for healing. Myofascial release allows for flashbacks of past traumatic events to emerge.


Paradigm Shift

Change is often hard because it actually causes your body to go into a state of chemical imbalance. This feels uncomfortable. Most prefer to avoid the change and return the body to a state of balance and return to a comfortable feeling. They can't get past the short term discomfort to gain the long term benefits. An Aha moment can all but eliminate the discomfort. An Aha moment is a sudden realization. It is a moment when you discover something, something big that will change your life. It makes the change easier maybe even inevitable.
Read 256 Amazing AHA Moments For You To Experience. 03/20/2013

The Doctors Who Say Everything You Know About Cholesterol Is Wrong

Very interesting, worth taking the time to watch. Aired 12-11-2012 Dr. Oz sits down with doctors Stephen Sinatra and Jonny Bowden to discuss their controversial stance on cholesterol. They don't think it cau...


Adirondack Myofascial Release

A weak glute medius, can cause compensation in the pelvis that leads to low back pain SI joint pain and even knee pain. One way to screen for a weak glute is to stand on one leg. As pictured here, the when standing on the right leg, the right glute med is too weak to keep the pelvis in neutral


Forget Cholesterol, Inflammation's the Real Enemy -

For anyone taking Statin drugs to reduce your Cholesterol, check out this video. What the newest science is discovering is that Inflammation is the issue, not Cholesterol.

A growing number of medical experts say weight gain, heart disease, and other illnesses are not caused by high cholesterol, but by something different: infla...


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1957 Hoover Court, Suite 322
Hoover, AL

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Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
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