Treatment sessions are private, one-on-one with a therapist. New patients are evaluated and assessed on their first visit. The initial visit is 2 hours in length. The first hour will include a review of medical and personal history, postural evaluation, gait assessment and patient goals. The second hour will be used to initiate treatment care. Photos may be taken for the purpose of ‘before and after’ comparisons and visual feedback. Any photographs will be with patient consent only.
Following a patient’s first session, future appointments will be discussed and scheduled as determined by patient and therapist. The frequency and length of treatment will depend on various factors. The therapist will guide the patient by offering his/her recommendations on scheduling, but ultimately the patient is in full control of the course of their therapy.
Treatment sessions are traditionally one hour (60 minutes) in length. However, longer sessions are available. Treatment times can range from 1 to 3 hours depending on the patient’s personal needs and goals.
Treatment will primarily consist of hands-on, manual techniques and applications. In addition, treatment may also include: Therapeutic Exercises, Myofascial Release Stretching, Self-treatment Instruction, Postural & Gait Education, Myofascial Tapping, Diaphragmatic Breathing and Visualization/Body Awareness Techniques.
Most procedures are done using skin-on-skin contact to fully benefit from true Myofascial Release techniques, therefore patients are advised to bring a change of clothes for easier accessibility when assessing and treating. Women: sports bra/tank top, comfortable shorts, Men: comfortable, stretchy shorts.
Some procedures may include internal work. Intra-oral techniques are performed through the mouth (oral cavity) for cranial and/or TMJ treatment. For patients experiencing tailbone (coccygeal) and/or pelvic floor pain, techniques may require vaginal or rectal treatment. These techniques are performed by a trained, licensed Physical Therapist only. Not all patients may require internal work and treatment is specific only to those who consent.