I offer a combination of manual work on the fascia and feet as well as internal diagnostic methods together with naturopathy and nutrition to care for your body.
The Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is an anatomical perspective, originated by US physician Stephen Typaldos, D.O., in which “the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connective tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.). As a model, the FDM is an abbreviated interpretation of the pathology of fascial injuries and contemplates the structural consequences of orthopedic, medical, surgical, and manipulative interventions.”
There are six principal types of fascial distortions, each with its own body language, signature presentation and likely outcome with and without Fascial Distortion Model treatments. Some common injuries that are easily resolved with FDM manual treatments include: pulled muscles and muscle tears, sprained ankles, shin splints, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, whiplash, headaches, shoulder pain, frozen joints, kidney stones, plantar fasciitis, sprains, strains and tendonitis, and low back pain.
Chronic pain can also be successfully treated using the FDM, but results typically take longer than for acute injuries. Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome and many other injuries can also be successfully treated in this model.
In the FDM approach, treatment is directed into the specific anatomical distortions of the capsule, ligaments and surrounding fascia, physically reversing them. When the fascial distortions are corrected, the anatomical injury no longer exists; the patient can resume normal function and is pain free. Both successes and failures are immediately obvious to the patient and the practitioner, which, in the case of success, is very rewarding for both.
Description taken from the AFDMA.
Foot reflex zone therapy
Exerting pressure on different sections of the feet is most likely the world’s oldest and most pervasive forms of reflex therapy. The foot, as well as the hands and ears, has many receptor zones that mirror the entire body in a micro/macro system.
In a treatment, specific areas are pressed and held with the thumbs and fingers. This manual and energetic manipulation of the skin and tissue on the foot activates vegetative receptors and nerve fibers to respond all the way up to the pre- and post -ganglion synapses in the brain. Fasciae, which communicate throughout the body with one another, are also stimulated in this technique. Newer research finds that every cell in the body functions as a cognitive organ carrying information that is continuously communicated with every other cell in the body. In short, the effect is many-fold.
Because this method works with a picture or reflection of the whole body in the foot, it may help to determine weaknesses in and reach specific organs, nerves, and muscles. Because it focuses on relaxing the solar plexus as well, the autonomic nervous system can be regulated in this work, and with it, the physical equilibrium brought by increased circulation of blood to the heart and lungs. This returned balance can help support the effectiveness of any medications.
Description taken partly from Marquardt and Kunz.
Electromagnetic Blood Test
The electromagnetic blood test is a diagnostic method that has been around for over 30 years. Developed by Dr. Dieter Aschoff, it evaluates the electromagnetic oscillations emitted within a single drop of blood. In a special laboratory, the blood is tested for dysfunction, disease, and cell membrane function in all the body’s organs and systems. Toxic stress from viruses, bacteria, fungi, allergens, parasites, environmental toxins, etc., is also measured.
This modality works using resonance. In the lab, a drop of blood is brought in proximity with homeopathically graded test mediums, or nosodes, to see where it reacts, showing resonance. The nosodes are created from numerous examinations of various body tissues and substances, like toxins.
The advantage of this diagnostic method is that it can detect problems or indications of problems that the patient senses through a lightly evident symptom complex but which do not show up in normal blood tests. The method can also detect subtle dysfunction in its earliest stages, before symptoms occur, possibly allowing for a chance at prevention.
To this end, the electromagnetic blood test is used with each patient individually to determine which medications will be used in therapy. A high level of compatibility here naturally increases the potential for healing.
I work with a variety of natural substances, including homeopathic medicines, plant extracts, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, and detoxification protocols.
Food can have a large influence on physical and emotional health. A nutrition plan and efficient and quick ways of cooking and organising to have fresh food in the house is prioritized.