Variety of Techniques to Serve You
Sessions may include the following: please click on the following titles for detailed information
Based on a blend of Western Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, Ayurveda and yogic principles and with your personal goals in mind, we will develop a plan to complement the needs of your mind and body. Look at this as getting your best sleep, having the most regular digestion, and feeling less fatigued, just to name a few.
After assessing your range of motion, your nervous system and posture, manual therapy may be utilized to release the neuromuscular and myofascial restrictions to improve movement, increase circulation and decrease pain. May include Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy), where small cups are used to increase circulation and release tissue restrictions.
After assessing your range of motion of the joints, gentle joint mobilization may be used to improve mobility. Joint mobilization is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint.
After assessing your posture and range of motion, manual or hands-on stretching (often with soft tissue mobilization) may be utilized to improve flexibility.
After assessing your strength, flexibility, posture and balance, we will develop a therapeutic exercise program that is designed for you. Exercises will be demonstrated and/or performed in the studio and are expected to be continued at home for optimal recovery.
Therapeutic yoga “integrates structural alignment, evidence based biomechanics, physiological foundations, functional outcomes, research, complementary and alternative medicine methods, western rehabilitation and psychology with yoga and Ayurveda” (PYTS). This form of therapy will likely be included in your traditional therapy in the forms of breathing and body awareness + lifestyle changes.
GMI is a rehabilitation process used to treat pain and movement problems related to an altered nervous system. This is done by exercising the brain in measured and monitored steps which increase in difficulty as progress is made. This may be beneficial for anyone in a chronic pain state. Find more at the GMI site, http://www.gradedmotorimagery.com/.
You may benefit from this to improve which include improving balance, coordination, posture and proprioception (awareness of body position). We also use guided imagery to re-educate the neuromuscular system in cases of chronic pain.
Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions, such as your muscular tension. With biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). This feedback helps you focus on making subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain. I use this primarily with pelvic floor muscles, as well as associated muscles to see which ones you are under or over using.