During your initial visit, I explore your history in depth and perform a solid differential diagnosis of your body’s structure and its systems to understand objectively, rather than subjectively, the root cause of the dysfunction, pain or limitation of movement. I utilize a variety of specific assessment/evaluation tools to identify the underlying causes of symptoms or tension patterns in the body.
And, I focus on identifying, using traditional and nontraditional methods, how your injury, illness or health pattern relates to your entire body function – because a breakdown of health or function can occur on many levels – including physical and emotional.
TYPES OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES I OFFER:
The AO Scan is a device that is used to assess a person’s body status and provide valuable insight into their overall health status. The principles are based on biophysics. Every cell and organ in the body has its own distinct vibrational frequency. When these frequencies are disrupted by injuries, stress, diet, emotions, infection and toxicity, the biological cell to cell communications can become out of tune and show up as fatigue, depression, illness and disease.
Over 120,000 frequencies have been identified and catalogued. Once you are scanned, the device will reference the database and map out thousands of educational values, which will allow you to be educated and make possible changes to your lifestyle to optimize health and well being.
IMT is a gentle, non-invasive technique in which a skilled practitioner uses gentle palpation techniques to diagnose the health and function of the body as a whole including the nervous system, circulatory and lymphatic systems, organs, muscles and bones. It is effective at treating chronic neck and back pain, migraine, vascular problems, GI and urogenital dysfunction and impaired respiratory function, among others.
Assessment of body posture and alignment, mobility and range of motion and its effect on the foot, ankle and entire skeleton to improve structural alignment, gait cycle and performance. Measurement and impressions are taken and correction of biomechanics and alignment are applied.
“A gentle hands on method of evaluating and enhancing a physiological system called the cranio sacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protects the brain and spinal cord.” (The Upledger Institute)
“A gentle soft tissue mobilization technique to release fascial connective tissue restrictions that are limiting range of motion and contributing to pain.” (The Barnes Institute)
Used to reduce chronic and/or acute muscle spasm in the body. Gentle positional release decreases the hyper facilitation of the nervous system, which keeps the muscle in protective spasm. This relaxes shortened muscles allowing local areas of inflammation, trapped within the painful tissue, to dissipate.
Gentle mobilization releases tension found in and around the nerves that extend out of the spinal cord and connect with the muscles, blood vessels, bones and organs of the body.
Taping method used to treat a variety of pain, inflammatory conditions, sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues.
High frequency sound waves stimulate the tissue beneath the skin’s surface to increase blood flow in the affected area. This treatment reduces swelling and muscle spasm, alleviates pain and gently massages muscles tendons and/or ligaments.
Low-intensity cold laser therapy used to stimulate tissue repair and provide relief from pain and inflammation. Unlike surgical or aesthetic lasers, it does not cause tissues to heat.
An osteopathic mobilization technique used to restore joint and spinal alignment and improve range of motion.
Used to help relieve the tension in ligaments, deep tissues, joints and organs in the body. It is based on applying gentle force to encourage normal mobility, tone and motion of internal organs and their connective tissues to improve the structural integrity of the entire body.
Employs specific movements to lightly push lymph through the system, helping it to drain out of the tissues and flow more easily throughout the body. It is effective in providing relief from chronic inflammation and pre- and post-surgical applications.
Female pelvic floor dysfunction can cause urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, vulvar pain and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. In accordance with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, an individualized program is designed to assess and treat the issue using gentle manual therapy techniques, individualized home exercise and modalities as warranted.
Addresses the strength of the core muscles of the trunk and pelvis. Insufficient core stability can result in lower back pain and upper and lower extremity (limb) injuries.
Therapeutic exercise that uses high repetition and low load to encourage healing of tissues (tendon, ligament, muscle, etc.)
Electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make muscles contract, mimicking the natural way muscles move. It is beneficial in decreasing pain, increasing range of motion and improving circulation in the affected area.
Uses electric current to push a medication, such as dexamethasone (anti-inflammatory) or acetic acid (calcium deposits), through the skin directly to affected areas.