I am passionate about promoting pain-free living and an active lifestyle, optimum sports performance and the prevention of injuries through integrating the science and art of Manual Therapy (Structural Bodywork, Myoskeletal Alignment), and Functional Movement (Exercise/Neuromuscular Re-education). I strongly believe there is a holistic connection between these fields which can be accessed through a cross-disciplinary approach that has previously been missed, misunderstood, or ignored by most practitioners.
My intention is to both expand and integrate the fields mentioned above into what can appropriately be termed a “Next Generation” configuration for physical wellness that is based on myoskeletal alignment, functional movement, and the pain-free movement experience that leads to sleeping, eating, and feeling better, exercising more, training more effectively and performing at a higher level!
My approach is called ‘The Castle Method’.
I believe the following statements reveal the key to the successful treatment of chronic pain arising from functional lesions. My approach is based on these statements:
Dr. Ida P. Rolf “First, put everything back where it belongs. Get ‘em balanced and realigned. Then introduce movement. If the pain goes away, that’s their tough luck.”
Waslaski, 2014 “The manual therapy industry has evolved to a place where specializing in just one discipline is no longer sufficient to treat complicated pain conditions and sports injuries. Integrated Manual Therapy connotes the synergy of many modalities and disciplines integrated together, that allows the therapist to treat each client in a truly individualized manner.”
Meyers, 2016 “Our understanding of the body is about to go through a radical shift. Everything we ‘know’ about how our (bio)mechanics work—that we have 600 muscles that work via tendons over separate ligaments that limit our joint movement—has been to date the best model we have had, but it has become inadequate. These are all elements of one integrated system—the BARS (biomechanical auto-regulatory system), otherwise known as the ‘fascial system’. Our old vectors-and-levers understanding of how that system works is about to go out the window. We can now see how our fascia reaches into and affects all our cellular physiology and even our genetic expression. Our children will understand the mechanics of movement in a totally different way from how we learned it.”
Dalton, 2016 “Despite the variety of pain-management approaches available in today’s ever-expanding bodywork field, the therapeutic goal should remain the same: restoration of maximal pain-free movement within postural balance.”
Dr. Vladimir Janda “Functional lesions, which are the result of muscle/movement impairment, often the cause of chronic pain, cannot be observed directly with structural tools such as MRI. Clinicians must be able to envision the dysfunction by understanding the complex interactions of the ‘sensorimotor’ system.”