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Services

Physical Therapy

(45 minutes)

Specializing in manual therapy for adults and children.

Specialties

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy uses a gentle , hands on method for evaluating and treating to enhance the function of the craniosacral system.  A touch of under 5 grams of pressure (about the same pressure used to move a nickel across a table) is used to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and regulate the body. It can also be helpful in improving the function of other body systems such as musculoskeletal, digestive respiratory and circulatory systems. This technique can be helpful in treating pain, headaches , spinal injuries, facial pain, colic, autism, sleep issues, stress and tension related problems and central nervous system disorders.

Cranio-sacral Therapy

Myofascial Release

Visceral Mobilization

Manual Therapy

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation / Pelvic Pain

Treatment for incontinence and constipation

Treatment for headaches, jaw, and facial pain

Chronic Pain / Fibromyalgia

Plagiocephaly / Torticollis

Treatment of tongue tie / ankyloglossia / infant feeding issues 

Colic and constipation 

Myofascial Release 

Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique that addresses the system of tissues and muscles in the body. It releases trigger points . muscle tightness and soft tissue restrictions in all parts of the body. It is helpful for treatment of pain, decreased mobility , muscular imbalances, strains and sprains and any traumatic injuries as well as fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions.

Visceral Mobilization

Visceral mobilization is an organ specific fascial mobilization to enhance mobility of the organs and affect the musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, uorogenital,respiratory digestive and lymphatic function.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a light skin stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out a swollen area. It is very useful for cancer patients after surgery and or radiation, as well as pre and post surgery and for post trauma healing , sinus drainage and vascular issues.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic floor therapy includes manual therapy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation to relax and engage the pelvic floor muscles properly, strengthening and biofeedback to address weakness, issues with diastasis recti, incontinence, pelvic pain, painful intercourse and pain,constipation and post partum rehabilitation.

What to Expect 

Each session is 45 minutes of individualized care with a licensed physical therapist.

At your first visit, your therapist will discuss your medical history and evaluate to determine the plan of care. A treatment will also be performed during the evaluation session based on the therapists findings.

 

Various techniques are utilized based on individual needs including various manual therapy and therapeutic techniques as well as exercise and education on findings and home program.

 

If you are bringing your child, feel free to bring items that your child enjoys such as toys, books, tablets, snacks or bottles so they can feel comfortable and enjoy their session.

Craniosacral and Myofascial Treatment  

(Effects  on tethered oral ties, birth trauma, mobility and function)

Injury to our fascia, as well as to our dural system, can be caused by long term compensatory positioning or trauma. Traumas or insults to our body can begin as early as in utero and/or during the birthing process. Trauma during birth, such as the cord being wrapped around the neck, use of forceps, or suction or difficulty in the birthing process can cause life long issues. Poor positioning in utero can cause increased tension in the spine, head, neck, hips, and pelvis creating torticollis and other issues. A difficult birth experience can cause trauma and restrictions in the body. 

 

Trauma puts strain on the craniosacral and myofascial system, as well as the visceral systems.   Damage to the craniosacral and myofascial systems can impact the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which helps nourish and detoxify the body and brain. 

 

This strain restricts normal movement patterns and interferes with our central nervous systems ability to function properly. In addition to impacting the musculoskeletal system and CNS, this strain can impact organs and the digestive system. 

 

If the traumas to our body are not addressed the restrictions are carried forward through life. They can lead to chronic pain and tightness, digestive issues and issues with sleep, swallowing, feeding, talking, and overall brain development and function. 

 

Our brains have motion and mobility which allows for the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout our bodies. Craniosacral, visceral, and myofascial techniques help the body to release the tension created by fascial restrictions and cranial/dural and visceral restrictions. Treatment allows for increased mobility and improved overall brain function. When the body is working effectively, and is in a healthier state it has a greater ability to flush toxins.

CST and TOTs

We all have a frenulum which is tissue on the underside of our tongue connected to the floor of the mouth. When this tissue is too short, too thick, too tight, or attached too far forward on the tongue, it may negatively impact range of motion, function and the tongue’s resting posture (Merkel-Walsh and Overland, 2018). A tongue tie can  often be accompanied by a lip tie or cheek ties (also known as buccal ties). All of these conditions are referred to as Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs). 

 

Fascial restrictions can pull through the spine all the way to the toes, impacting the dural system, the CNS, the musculoskeletal system, total body mobility, the digestive system (contributing to reflux, constipation and feeding difficulties) and overall development. It is imperative to address any restrictions in the body prior to release of tethering. Otherwise, if the restrictions remain the tethering could return due to the remaining tissue tension. As well, it is imperative to continue treatment post operatively to ensure there is no scar tissue formation and to ensure normalized mobility of the soft tissue. 

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