Specialization makes a difference.
Rachelle’s passion for helping people feel great consistently pushes her to learn more about all types of healing practices. She loves to learn and teach so specialization has been a natural result. Rachelle uses an eclectic approach of several treatment modalities to effectively treat patient dysfunction.
Manual therapy is a physical therapy technique that utilizes skilled, hands-on techniques to assist in passive mobilization of tissues of the body. Manual therapy can address joint or soft tissue restrictions. She obtained her manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. The program was an intensive 5 year process that was the single most effective and educational coursework she received, second only to her original physical therapy degree coursework. Rachelle successfully completed the COMT certification with distinction in 2010.
Certified Orthopedic Specialist
OCS or Orthopedic Certified Specialist is a Board Certification given by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. This certification represents clinicians who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in orthopedic physical therapy. Rachelle obtained the OCS certification in 2009 after working 8 years in the field of orthopedic physical therapy.
Graston Technique is an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Technique. The stainless steel instruments help to effective treat soft tissue fibrosis or stiffness as well as chronic inflammation. Many chronic soft tissue issues can be effectively treated with Graston Technique.
CST is a gentle, hands-on technique that enhances the function of the CranioSacral System. This technique allows the body to restore itself to optimal function by promoting mobility of fascia, dural and other tissues of the nervous system.