Holistic Physical Therapy

Holistic Physical Therapy: simple and elegant, arising from the latest science, a skill honed for 40+ years. Come with your specific body challenges, long standing or new. Let’s discuss specific symptoms: how they developed, how they behave. This accurate history guides us in assessing active movement, the feel of joint, muscle and nerve tissue and the contribution of posture and alignment. Expert hands on table work releases tight structures and assesses the contribution of subtle core stability deficits.

We dial it in and then develop the corresponding self-care together: education to loosen what is tight, stabilize what is weak and lengthen what is short.  And we take a look at how it all plays out in posture and alignment, often with illuminating mirror work.  Each session can end with the creation of a “cellf” care video: me on the mat doing a condensed version of your individual home program.   Take me home: a talking coach by your side as you grow loose, long and strong on your own floor.  I am thrilled with the follow up results I am seeing from this personal “cellf” care video. Patient feedback is phenomenal.

In 2015-16, as I deepened investigation of my own spinal scoliosis, I delved into the finer points of the amazing pelvic floor.  What’s happening inside can often bear on problems in the hips and spine.  With some rich personal experience and specific training behind me, I now offer internal pelvic assessment and treatment for women for issues with continence, prolapse and pelvic pain.

This is a logical healing approach, but exclusively working in this clinical paradigm was one reason I moved out of western health delivery. There is more to therapy than the physical AND the physical body is such a reliable path into the realm of emotion and spirit. I love my vocation as witness and coach. When we are quiet together, the body speaks volumes. My peaceful studio in the trees of East Sacramento is a beautiful place to listen.

Injuries, habits, genetics and gravity create unique challenges for us all. Come explore body and spirit. Heal shoulder, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle. Skillfully address what keeps you from fully participating in activities you love. For you dancers and yoga students… I am passionate about supporting you. Let me show you how to incorporate simple techniques into your warm-up and into your practice so you can more fully surrender.  A single session will totally move you; a few visits spread over time is an amazing gift.

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