Integrative Physical Therapy
Do you have headaches, back pain, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues, cardiac issues, and/or other somatic complaints?
Have you experienced a sport injury, received medical treatment and post rehab but difficulties remain in returning to your sport?
Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury or concussion?
Would you like additional care in your pre- or post-natal phases of pregnancy?
Do you feel stress has influenced your mind and body?
What is integrative physical therapy?
Integrative physical therapy services are provided from a holistic mind and body perspective. A mind and body approach involves individual’s mind and body as a system and its interconnections with their surroundings, and this approach can be useful with several somatic health issues. All that influences an individual is explored.
What therapies and modalities are utilized?
- Primarily Craniosacral therapy (CST) and somato-emotional release (SER)
- Adjunct therapies- muscle energy for gentle mobilization, exercises and yoga, neurodevelopment training (NDT) for movement addressing neurological conditions, educational kinesiology (brain gym) to improve quality of movement and assist in quieting of the mind and body, meditation and mindfulness, and breathing activities.
- Learning new strategies of dealing with daily stressors to assist in prevention of further difficulties and enhance a healthier lifestyle.
- Client’s functional activities in work, play, and stillness are explored from a relational perspective, with attention to physical, psychosocial, and emotional well-being.
Who can benefit from integrative physical therapy (including but not limited to)?
- Pre- & Post Natal Care– Assisting the body in change and movement as the fetus grows, preventing and/or decreasing pain or discomfort, as well as facilitating a smoother birthing process. A mind and body approach can also be beneficial in post-natal care if needed for pain, weakness, and/or emotional and psychosocial difficulties.
- Pain (chronic pain, headaches, back pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ)– It is common, but not always, that emotional or psychosocial difficulties can be stored within the physical body and in time can move into pain. Restricted tissues of the body are addressed with intention towards mobility with ease. In addition, these restricted areas may benefit from exploration on a subconscious level of related emotional or psychosocial aspects.
- Gastrointestinal & Cardiac Stress Related Disorders– It is common that emotional or psychosocial aspects can be stored within the physical body and in time can have influence to the gastrointestinal region, and regions of the heart. Restricted tissues of the body are addressed with intention towards mobility with ease. In addition, these restricted areas may benefit from exploration on a subconscious level of related emotional or psychosocial aspects.
- Somatic Symptoms– Somatic symptoms include any bodily sensations and/or difficulties that may be influenced by emotional and/or psychosocial issues that can affect a variety of somatic health issues. Somatic symptoms can be influenced greatly by how individual’s deal with daily stressors. These issues can influence musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiac, and other tissues of the body often causing pain or discomfort. Restricted tissues of the body are addressed, together with exploration on a subconscious level of related emotional or psychosocial issues if applicable.
- Traumatic Head Injury & Concussion– Post traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-concussion are typically a result from a severe blow to the head, and/or injury from a moving vehicle accident. These injuries can cause physical and/or emotional and psychosocial problems. Restricted tissues of the body are addressed with intention towards mobility with ease. In addition, these restricted areas may benefit from exploration on a subconscious level of related emotional or psychosocial aspects.
- Sport Psychology– Athletes post injury and post-rehab can have difficulties in performing fully. This can be due to physical and/or emotional, psychosocial aspects that influence performance. Restricted tissues of the body are addressed, but often the problem lies in some level of the subconscious, with influence from the mind and body. Exploration on a conscious and/or subconscious level can be beneficial to explore related emotional and/or psychosocial aspects.
How long do integrative physical therapy services take?
An integrative approach requires attention to each client in their unique circumstances. An initial session is 90 minutes and follow up sessions are 60 minutes. The amount of sessions required depends on an individual’s physical and psychosocial/emotional well-being, and the client’s involvement in their self-care. These services are collaborative, with the therapist and client working closely together. Depending on the client’s participation and level of care needed, sessions can range from 1 to 5 (or more if necessary).
Contact Dr. Annette BoVee-Akyurek today for additional information about integrative physical therapy services, or if you wish to schedule an appointment.
954-471-4495 For additional information: www.intouchtherapyforyou.com