The client’s body and lifestyle are assessed and realistic goals are established with a plan to successfully meet those goals.  Each plan is based on each individual’s needs.

Exercise refers to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability, and balance.  My first goal is to reduce inflammation and pain.  Once the pain is manageable, exercises focus on regaining range of motion, muscular strength, and endurance.  The ultimate goal is to return a client to a fully functioning, pain-free state.

The food choices affect the physiology of the body, which in turn influences the way a person feels. Addressing diet and lifestyle is important in the overall health and healing of the body.

Stress Reduction
Stress in life is inevitable.  The level of stress and management of stress is crucial to health. A person needs a balanced lifestyle to feel good in their body.

Environmental Impacts
Environmental toxins take a toll on our bodies. Health hazards can be found in our air, water, food, home, work, cars, and personal care products that need to be minimized to reduce the negative impact on our bodies. Learning how to avoid chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, and choosing the most environmentally friendly foods and products will take a burden off of the body and facilitate healing.

Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Experiencing (SE) was developed by Dr. Peter Levine and provides a holistic healing approach to treating trauma.  The SE theory is based on the belief that the autonomic nervous system becomes deregulated through trauma.  Symptoms of a deregulated nervous system include muscle tension/guarding/bracing, chronic pain of all kinds, hyper vigilance, anxiety/panic attacks, insomnia, depression, …   SE requires that a client keep a record of his or hers specific felt sense experiences.  Through SE, the nervous system is restored to it’s inherit capacity to self- regulate.

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