SERVICES

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy
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Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release
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Dry Needling
Dry Needling
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Craniosacral therapy
Dry Needling

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, light-touch treatment that enhances the body's own natural healing processes to optimize alignment and restore balance to the nervous system. 

How does it work?

  • Use of gentle hand pressure applied to  specific points on body to manipulate the skeleton and free up restrictions in the cranial bones, sacrum (tailbone region) and associated soft tissue of the body to make changes from inside-out

  • Releases blockages in tissues, blood or spinal fluid flow to optimize alignment and restore natural healing process

 

Who can benefit from this ?

Anyone, from infants to elderly! It has been found to be quite successful with chronic back pain, trauma or impact injuries from car accidents/falls, anxiety, headaches, migraines, TMJ pain/dysfunction, birth trauma or restrictions, torticollis, plagiocephaly, tongue tie, breastfeeding difficulties.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system for a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes.

I practice John F. Barnes' Myofascial Realease Approach

 

How does it work? 

  • Applying gentle traction over several minutes allows time for the tissue to change at the deepest level resulting in tissue length that remains long after the pressure or traction is released. 

  • Fascial strains can create pressure on nerves, blood vessels, muscles and bones at a force of 2,000 lb/sq in. which, in turn, begin to pull the body out of alignment causing imbalance or create crushing pressure on pain-sensistive structures leading to pain. Pain is the symptom pointing to the deeper issue: fascial strain. MFR works to restore optimal alignment by releasing the restrictions in the fascial system causing the root of the pain.

 

Who can benefit from this?  

Anyone! It has been estimated that over 90% of the patients treated for pain or injury have myofacial dysfunction. 
 

Vagus Nerve Resetting/Rebalancing

Dry Needling is the insertion of fine needles into myofascial trigger points (painful "knots" in muscle), tendons, ligaments or near nerve pathways to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions.

How does it work?

  • Stimulates a localized twitch response in muscles to de-activate the trigger point & break the pain-spasm-pain cycle

  • Increases blood flow to the often ischemic area to promote healing of tissue & alleviate pain

  • Increases absorption of fluid to reduce swelling following injury

 

Who can benefit from this? 

Neck pain, low back pain, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fascitis, hip pain,  painful "knots" in muscle not relieved by stretching or massage alone.

 

Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial Cupping is a form of massage cupping that uses cups to create suction on the skin to lift tissue as the therapist moves the cup to decompress underlying tissue. Think of it as a reverse massage, as instead of traditional soft-tissue techniques that use compression into painful tissues, the cups use vacuum suction (decompression) to pull the fascia away from the surface to release tight or painful areas.

How does it work?

  • This suction pulls up the skin and underlying fascia which increases circulation to muscles and joints, helps to soften muscles and lift connective tissue to increase range of motion and break up muscle adhesions (commonly referred to as "knots").

  • It also aids in increasing the blood blow to the treated areas and drain excessive fluids and toxins. 

   Fixed and Moving Cupping:

   Fixed Cupping: cups are placed on the body and left in place for up to      

   15 minutes without being moved. 

   Moving Cupping: therapeutic oil is rubbed on the skin. The cups are    

   placed over the areas to be treated, then the therapist will slide the cups

   around the body, often having the client move the muscle or joint nearby

   to assist in a greater stretch on the underyling tissue. 

Who can benefit from this?

Especially helpful for plantar fasciitis, IT band and piriformis syndrome, shoulder impingement, biceps tendonitis and low back pain. 

The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in our bodies that regulates our stress and inflammatory response. It controls heart/breathing rate, aids in proper digestion and production of stomach acid, and promotes overall sense of relaxation and abilaity to handle stress or anxiety. In our current culture it is often dysregulated in most people and underutilized causing low vagal tone. 

 

How does it work? 

  • Targeted manual resets of both segments of the vagus nerve to promote increased tone and activation resulting in improved resilience to ongoing stressors. 

  • Assessment of vagal tone

  • Education on home exercises to stimulate/activate the vagus nerve and appropriate progressions. 

 

Who can benefit from this?  

Anyone who deals with: anxiety, difficulty sleeping, irritable bowel, constipation/diarrhea, chronic pain or inflammation , autoimmune diseases, treatment modalities (chiro, massage) aren't "holding" and symptoms return soon after sessions. 

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Lymphatic Mobilization/Drainage

Lymphatic session includes full body assessment and both mobilization/drainage of the common lymphatic "choke" points in the body where toxins and lymph flow gets stuck or stagnant. 

 

How does it work?

  • Much like an aquarium has a filter system to clean the tank, our body has its own filtration system called or lymphatic system. It acts to remove toxic build up in our bodies from the food we eat, water we drink and environment we are exposed to. When our lymphatic system gets backed up (much like a fish tank or aquarium) it lookanual assessment and mobilization of common lymph choke points to include: neck, collarbone, abdomen, groin and posterior knee. May also include targeted head/neck draining, brain drain or glymphatic mobilization, organ mobilization to improve fluid flow and release stagnant build-up of toxins causing inflammation and chronic pain

  • It also aids in increasing the blood flow to the treated areas and drain excessive fluids and toxins.

  • Education on specialized, self-mobilization techniques to perform at home

   

Who can benefit from this?

Anyone with chronic aches/pains in muscles or joints. Those people that don't tolerate supplements or medications well or have difficulty detoxing, sinus congestion, swollen or painful lymph nodes, swelling or puffiness anywhere in the body but especially overlooked in abdomen, sternum or collarbones. Brain fog/headaches and any autoimmune disorders. 

Be Still P.T. provides physical therapy services on a fee-for-service basis.  We are considered an Out-of-Network Provider, and therefore require payment for treatment at the time of service.  We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.  We also accept payment from Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) and Flex Pay accounts (which may require a physician's prescription to ensure coverage by your HSA).

We will provide you with a bill (upon request), including the appropriate codes and information for you to submit to your insurance company.  Reimbursement varies based on individual insurance plans and coverage.  Please call your insurance company to inquire about your current coverage benefits for Out-of-Network physical therapy providers.