For treatment of the following conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Neck Pain & Whiplash
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Conditions
- Knee Disorders
- Ankle / Foot Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Adult Scoliosis & Posture Needs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain / Overuse Syndrome
- Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction
- Pregnancy Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Infant Plagiocephaly (Misshapen Head)
Following pain or injury, the body will guard with protective patterns of movement and muscle spasms. This leads the connective tissue, especially the fascia, to develop restrictions which will further prevent natural free-flowing movement of not only the involved part, but of the entire body. Therefore, a whole-body approach that follows the body-tissues’ directives for restoring normal motion, joint mobility, and tissue length is imperative for optimal recovery and restoration to the natural state.
For children or adults with the following conditions:
- Head Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Balance & Coordination Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Phantom Limb Sensation
- ADD & ADHD
- Developmental Delay
Optimal neurologic recovery requires the individual to have a receptive nervous system. This is best accessed through the respiratory system. As free-flowing breathing has a calming and centering effect on the mind/body.
As the mind focuses and becomes “mindful” of the body, quality movement patterns can emerge. Our services focus on restoring normal movement and postural reflex mechanisms that are developmentally-based. Movement and body awareness is facilitated to encourage efficiency and an unlearning of compensatory strategies.
An empowered approach for addressing the following conditions:
- Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction
- Painful Intercourse
- Vulvodynia (Vulvar Pain)
- Coccygeal Pain (tailbone)
- Menstrual Pain
- Childbearing Issues – Preconception through Postpartum, Breast Care, Lactation Issues
- Lymphatic Congestion
- Surgical Scars – Laproscopic, C-Section, Episiotomy & Breast
- Menopause Stress
A woman’s pelvis, reproductive tract & breasts may be subjected to stresses and traumas that create inflammatory responses, infection, pain and/or dysfunction. Additionally, surgical interventions in the abdominal region or breast area create scarring and adhesions which are important to address. Under these and other circumstances, the natural expression and comfort of a woman’s feminine nature can be profoundly inhibited.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation may help women overcome chronic vulvar pain, painful intercourse, loss of bladder control, or pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy. Symptoms of pelvic floor tension, myalgia can include pelvic pain, urinary frequency or urgency, pain during intercourse and pressure or heaviness. Vulvar pain, or vulvodynia, may also be attributed to muscle tension in the surrounding muscles or anxiety and fear. Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles and postural core muscles or hernias may also be a contributing factor to these conditions, as well as, postural malalignment, a past trauma or fall, pregnancy, complicated vaginal delivery, excess demand imposed upon the body’s structure during heavy work or repetitive sports performance, chronic constipation, inflammation or infection, or pelvic organ disease (Irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis).
Treatment of a pelvic condition requires a physician consultation and referral for services. An evaluation of your spine, posture, flexibity, movement patterns, core strength and pelvic floor will be conducted at your first visit. With your involvement, a treatment plan will be established and based upon the findings. Treatment may include postural and movement awareness techniques, manual therapy to restore joint and tissue mobility, pelvic floor manual release techniques (both internally and externally), core and pelvic floor strengthening, relaxation training. Self-care education, awareness, & home programming is emphasized.
Balance your natural body rhythms with relaxing and therapeutic combinations of Craniosacral Therapy, Massage, Myofascial Release, Lymph Drainage, and Mindful Movement Methods of Pilates, Yoga & more.