In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to bring more blood flow to tissue, regain its spring and create more space for tissue. Doing so can reduce pain, muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction; as well as improve stability and strength in order to improve overall function. Any of a variety of techniques may be used to achieve this including gynecological visceral manipulation, neural manipulation, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, joint or soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, myofascial cupping.
This approach to pelvic floor conditions will focus on achieving adequate space for the pelvic organs, improved blood flow to and spring of tissues for restored pelvic floor function. Tabitha’s pelvic practice has focused on chronic pelvic pain and pressure, SIJ dysfunction, hip pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunctions, pregnancy, post-menopausal symptoms. Internal techniques can enhance your intervention outcomes for bladder, uteral, rectal, and general pelvic and hip dysfunctions.
Neural Manipulation examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal conditions but sometimes critical for the best outcome.
Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including vascular, nervous, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems in order to improve whole body function. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs via fascia and ligaments which connect them to the rest of the body. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving many concerns including symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or glass cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin. Cups are applied very strategically based on each individuals needs. It’s a great way to improve blood flow and re-set posture along with postural exercises and neuromuscular re-education.
Craniosacral therapy can help to improve the functioning of the nervous system and relieve pain. Sometimes improving the craniosacral rhythm is helpful to restore neuromuscular balance. Craniosacral therapy can be especially helpful in cases of whiplash, concussion or significant trauma.