Physical Medicine and Bodywork

Bodywork and Physical Medicine for Whole Body Wellness

CranioSacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a powerful yet gentle form of bodywork that follows the body’s natural rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid, fascia and multiple diaphragms in the body to break adhesions and scar tissue.
Craniosacral is most indicated for migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor-coordination impairments, colic, autism, CNS disorders, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, infantile disorders, learning disabilities, chronic fatigue, emotional difficulties, fibromyalgia and other auto-immune conditions, TMJ, and post surgical recovery.
Overview of Craniosacral Therapy

Visceral manipulation
Visceral (internal organ) Manipulation is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body’s visceral system to locate and alleviate abnormal tension throughout the body.
Restrictions in the internal organs can be created through injury, surgery, and trauma (physical, emotional and spiritual). Gentle manipulations can improve the function of each organ and the structural integrity of the entire body.
Visceral Manipulation is extremely effective in treating digestive, urogenital and pelvic complaints, IBS, IBD, diverticulitis, gallstones, hiatal hernia, gastric ulcers, problems swallowing, hepatitis, pyloric stenosis, bowel adhesions, endometriosis, bladder dysfunction, incontinence, cystic ovaries, infertility, menstrual cramps, etc.

Hydrotherapy
The restorative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and thermal effects on the body stimulating a reactive neural reflex from the skin to deeper organs in the body. The neural and circulatory stimulation stimulate the immune system, influence the production of stress hormones, invigorate circulation and digestion, encourage blood flow and lessens pain sensitivity.

Acutonics
The Acutonics Healing System is a non-invasive treatment that uses precision calibrated tuning forks applied to specific acupuncture and acupressure points instead of needles. Their rich resonance and vibration connects with and supports the body’s natural frequencies. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along nerve, lymphatic and blood vessels, affecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by traditional medicine.

Acutonics works on the principles of sound therapy. There are many ancient records that talk about using sound to heal. In the Old Testament there is a record of David playing the harp to treat King Saul’s depression and in ancient Hellenic culture the pain of sciatica and gout was eased with flute playing.

Today, we know that when we listen to music or hear certain sounds that it evokes powerful emotions that can pump us up, make us sad, or help us to understand and express our feelings. It is this growing recognition of the power that music and sound play in therapy, healing and life that is giving rise to the new field of sound therapy.

Applying the forks stimulates and balances the body’s physical and mental levels to promote healing and equilibrium. Listening to the forks speaks to us deeply by connecting with our vestibular system, within the inner ear canal, and accessing our sense of motion, balance, space, memory, and healing.

Naturopathic Manual Therapy

Naturopathic Manual Therapy is a technique of joint mobilization to bring the spine and joints into alignment and restore normal movement. This is an effective method of relieving chronic pain, accelerating recovery time from injuries, and improving mobility and range of motion.  Using a specialized device, this technique can be used to realign the facial bones to significantly reduce congestion, sinus headaches and infections, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction; read more about this technique (Nasal Specific Technique) here.

 

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