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.
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. Rachelle received her CranioSacral Therapy training through the Upledger Institute.
Visceral Manipulation(VM) assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture. Rachelle received her Visceral training through the Barral Institute
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.