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The Most Important Underused Word in Any Language!

The word myofascial refers to muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia).  When stressed or injured, muscles form trigger points, like small knots, that cause pain, tightness and dysfunction.

By identifying the underlying causes of muscular pain and dysfunction, utilizing an effective non-surgical, non-drug treatment approach, and teaching self-care techniques, SHARON SAUER, CMTPT, CET, LMT  and her team at PAIN FREE & FULL FUNCTION, LTD help patients relieve their pain problems, eliminate muscular imbalances, regain flexibility and prevent recurrence.

Sharon and her team have more than 40 years of collective experience treating and training patients based on the discoveries of the late Dr. Janet Travell (JFK’s personal physician) and Dr. David G. Simons, authors of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.  Sharon’s incredible knowledge, skills and dedication can help you get back to a pain-free and fully-functioning life.


Sharon SauerSharon Sauer, CMTPT, CET, LMT

Sharon is Director of Therapy at Pain Free & Full Function, Ltd, located in the famous Water Tower Place in the heart of Chicago. She was trained and mentored by the late Dr. Janet Travell, co-author of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.

She is a graduate of the Bonnie Prudden School for Physical Fitness and Myotherapy, and was the first to bring myofascial trigger point therapy to Chicago in the mid-80s. Additionally, Sharon has collaborated with the late Dr. Andrew Fischer, a respected author and fellow leader in the field.

Since 1988, Sharon has trained over 1000 practitioners in the relief of myofascial pain and dysfunction. She started the  MYO Seminar Series in 1993, and has developed a body of over 60 protocols and training materials unique in the field.

One of the most recognized names in the field, she has treated members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Bears.


Ivo-IvanovIvo Ivanov

Ivo is excited in joining Myo Pain Relief Center. He had graduated from Sharon’s program 10 years ago and has been utilizing trigger point therapy. As Licensed Therapist, he saw the amazing results of Trigger Therapy on himself and on clients so he decided to become a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. Now Ivo focuses on helping clients achieve a Pain Free & Fully Functional life!

Ivo is taking appointments at WaterTower!