Joe has been working in the health care industry since 1984 when he became a certified massage therapist through the Florida School of Massage. In 1987 he received his Masters in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University. That year Joe also completed coursework and practical exams to achieve the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. For 26 years Joe has worked in several clinical, sports and industrial settings performing medically oriented massage on thousands of people. His clients have included Olympic medal winners and professional athletes.
However, Joe gets the most satisfaction from working with regular people who are acutely or chronically injured or who are experiencing disease processes in their body such as MS or ALS. Medical massage can include a variety of techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep muscle stripping and others. Medical massage can address dysfunctions in muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia. It is generally more focused, goal oriented and specific than wellness massage. It is appropriate for pain, stiffness, headaches, and neurological pain. It can be helpful and effective at any time in the course of a person’s rehabilitation from injury.
Medical massage is especially useful in complementing the care of a physical therapist, osteopath, chiropractor or movement professional. If you are feeling that something is missing in your recovery from injury, or just aren’t quite happy in how your body feels and moves, you may benefit from an experienced medical massage specialist like Joe.
“Joe is absolutely amazing! After my first massage, I immediately noticed a reduction in body aches and stress. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and professional, he also shows a genuine interest in helping each individual during their healing process. Whether you are looking for a relief from pain or simply wanting to do something positive for your body, Joe Costello is the man you need to see!“
While Joe can treat patients with the full spectrum of orthopedic injuries, he is particularly skilled with the following problems: