Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist
A short explanation of the name of this modality may be beneficial: 'myo' refers to muscles and fascia, and 'skeletal' refers to spinal biomechanics.
In general, myoskeletal alignment is based on the reflexogenic relationship of muscles, ligaments and joints. For the effective relief of common pain conditions that primarily affect the neck and back, MAT aims to achieve goals that include balancing the head on the neck, balancing the neck on the shoulders, balancing the shoulder girdle on the rib cage, balancing the pelvis on the rib cage and restoring pain-free movement.
Along with this strong focus on proper posture, another unique goal of MAT is that it hinges on identification and correction of joint fixations. The Certified Myoskeletal Therapist works to systematically release deep spinal muscles, ligaments and fibrotic joint capsules that torsion and compress spinal joints.
Cert. Posture & Pain Specialist
Certified by Dr. Erik Dalton's Freedom from Pain Institute since 2013
Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Yoga instructor since 2005, specializing in restoring mobility to the spine.
Functional & Corrective Exercise
Corrective exercises to improve function and correct musculoskeletal imbalances.
Many years ago, I suffered a horrible and debilitating accident one day while working with animals. I used to be known as a "horse whisperer" to my clients - helping horses and dogs who needed rehabilitation. But, after my accident, I needed rehab!
I discovered the woeful lack of consideration by the medical community as to the importance muscular imbalances have on the skeletal structure. Confined to a wheelchair, I found which therapies really work and which ones don't - and slowly was able to walk again.
I have successfully treated chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy, nerve impingements, frozen shoulder and a wide variety of other chronic pain conditions through my procedures.
My unique approach to restoring health encompasses a "whole person" approach involving . . .
- Structural alignment
- Yoga and/or functional and corrective exercise
- Energy balancing
- Pain management
- Stress management
You'll start to notice the difference after your very first session!
You'll significantly reduce the pain you're now suffering - slowly . . . safely . . . and securely. (Sorry, no miracle cures here.)
Your natural healing ability will be enhanced, allowing your body to GET WELL and STAY WELL.
The goal is to get you healthy again.
To get your life back.
And get on with your DREAMS!
Life isn't supposed to be derailed by pain.
Pain is manageable when you come to me.