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Whole Person Approach

*holistic wellness care serving the McMurray, PA, and surrounding areas of Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Peters, Bridgeville, and other areas of the South Hills

Have your tried many things?
Scans are negative?
Told "live with it", "it's your age"?

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If you are willing to look at things differently and be an active participant in your healing journey, I would be honored to work with you.
 

A hiatal hernia could cause left shoulder pain via the phrenic nerve.

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This approach evaluates your whole being. 

 

For example, if you came in for shoulder pain, not only is the shoulder connected to the collar bone/sternum and glides over the ribs, but also those parts are connect to your spine and pelvis/hips, and so on all by the super suit you wear.  What isn't well appreciated is that shoulder pain can also be related to visceral organs and nerves.   For example, left shoulder pain can be related to the heart or lungs or nerve involvement. (see diagrams)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How I can help:

  • address the nervous system,

  • reduce pain,

  • improve function and posture by balancing and organizing soft tissue,

  • increase blood and lymph flow,

  • increase body awareness and body-mind connection.

 

This approach looks beyond the musculoskeletal system to explore the influence of:

  • the nervous system (overall state, tension, and function),

  • visceral organs (yep, if your liver isn't happy, it will decrease joint movement),

  • fascial system (your 3-D spider web holding you together)

  • neurovascular areas (blood flow is a good thing)

  • habits and patterns (that old injury may have created smart work arounds at the time, but they may be getting in the way now)

  • behaviors and emotions (can't separate the body and the mind; Eastern Medicine philosophies; body-mind techniques)

AND

  • breathing (when your breath is full your body can flow; kinda why after surgery the hospital makes you blow into that device before you leave).

 

This approach will discuss self-care and lifestyle strategies to help keep you moving in the right direction.

 

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