Hellerwork Structural Integration - Naturopathic Physical Medicine
Hellerwork is a sister method of bodywork to Rolfing Structural Integration. I have been practicing Hellerwork informed bodywork since 2003, and this is a foundation for my physical medicine approach with patients. Hellerwork is an integrative process that uses a unique combination of soft tissue myofascial release, movement education, and dialogue to create structural integrity in the body. Hellerwork explores the connection of how the body reflects the mind, and frees set patterns of movement, enhancing your ability to adapt to life’s changes.
My goals are to bring the body into a better functioning state. Depending on the stage of inflammation and structural imbalances, a variety of techniques are used to stretch, relax, and strengthen muscles, break up adhesions, and decrease pain. Before and after each session, postural and range of motion assessments are done to rate progress and determine a treatment plan.
In addition to manual therapy or therapeutic exercises, I also often integrate Kinesiotaping, Laser Therapy, and injections therapies as indicated to have the most beneficial impact on healing.
Neural Therapy - utilizing the medicinal properties of a local anesthitic called Procaine (Novocaine) in the treatment of scars, myofascial pain, organ dysfunction, and the nervous system
Trigger Point Injections - utilizes Procaine for the treatment for spasming muscles and associated referral pain.
Prolotherapy - Utilizes the healing powers of dextrose sugar injected into and around joints and ligaments to improve structural integrity of the joint and surrounding supportive structures. Also indictated for early stages of arthritis to prevent further degeneration and promote the healing.
Prolozone - Harnesses the medicinal benifits of Ozone gas, to improve oxigenation, speed healing and reduce pain and inflammation. This is an adjunct to all of the above therapies.
* Insurance does not generally cover these injections, pricing is dependent on type of injection, time for the injection service, and if it is added to an office visit or physical medicine visit or as a seperate stand alone visit. I am happy to provide an estimate based on your individual situation.
Naturopathic Medicine has its roots in natural healing practices used by humanity for thousands of years, yet combines modern diagnostic techniques and treatments based on science and technology, to provide the most broad and holistic care. In a sense, it is the best of both worlds. Licensed naturopathic physicians attend a 4 to 5 year medical program, which includes coursework in the basic health sciences, pharmacology, lab and physical diagnosis, as well as classes in numerous natural healing modalities discussed below. It also includes hundreds of hours of clinical observation and intership with supervision. Naturopaths use their knowledge of healing and optimizing health to help guide you toward your ultimate goal of living a more vibrant and fulfilling life
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