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.
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 facets, ligaments, 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 I work with our clients so that we can stay within your comfort zone and the 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. I use my 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 - I am well-versed in evidence-based exercise prescription. I routinely study applications of therapeutic-based exercises from published specialists both here in the U.S. and abroad. I 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 Joseph Pilates, active isolated stretching, Iyengar yoga, and neurofascial mobilization techniques.