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Treatments Offered

 

Rolfing® Structural Integration - Rolfing Structural Integration involves a series of soft tissue manipulations realigning the body and harmonizing its fundamental movement patterns. To learn more, visit the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.

Feldenkrais Method® - The Feldenkrais Method is an educational system encouraging awareness of body and motion. Learn more at the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America.

Pilates-based Rehabilitation - When appropriate, we adapt the teachings of Joseph Pilates into our rehabilitation programs. We combine our knowledge of pathology and biomechanics to modify pilates-based exercises so they are indicated for people recovering from injury.

Spinal Stabilization - Spinal stabilization is synonymous with core strength-training. The single biggest issue in spinal pain is the hypermobility of one or more vertebral segments. A vertebral segment includes the facet, ligament, and peripheral nerve roots. The preponderance of research shows conventional exercise such as sit-ups, crunches, back extensions, leg lifts or the latest infomercial abdominal apparatus does nothing to help back pain and may even prolong it. What has been shown to work is addressing hypermobility by training the core muscles that directly connect to the vertebral segment, thus restoring controlled movement and stability.

Deep Tissue Body Work - Deep tissue body work is inherent to the Rolf method. This can be an intense and sometimes painful modality. We believe that a thorough knowledge of anatomy is essential to avoid pain and discomfort and we work with our clients so that we can stay within parameters that promote tissue healing.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation - If you are rehabilitating from a recent surgery, we will work closely with your surgeon to ensure that you get the proper treatment and education needed for a speedy recovery.

Manual Physical Therapy - Manual therapy is the skillful application of “hands-on” treatment techniques. We use our hands (sometimes knuckles and elbows) to stretch, mobilize and facilitate joints and soft-tissue with the goal of restoring normal motion and function.

Customized Exercise Programs - Our therapists are well-versed in evidence-based exercise prescription. We continuously study applications of therapeutic based exercises from published specialists both here in the U.S. and abroad. We prescribe specific exercise programs that are tailored toward correcting an individual’s personal movement dysfunction. These programs draw from sources such as core stabilization training, the teachings of Moishe Feldrenkrais and Joseph Pilates, active isolated stretching, and Iyengar yoga.