Purpose and Programs 

Purpose

It’s my mission to teach you the importance of great body posture, positioning, & movements for faster recovery from injuries. I extend this knowledge to individuals who struggle to do day to day activities, whether on the job, in the game, or at home.

Fascia

If you’re familiar with fascia then you would understand why it takes a while to make changes in the body. If you’re unfamiliar with what fascia is, allow me to educate you briefly.

At one point in time I’m sure you’ve seen a piece of chicken and peeled the skin back, that stuff you see connecting everything together we have that same connective tissue in our bodies.

What does it do?

It wraps around each of your individual internal parts, keeping them separate and allowing them to slide easily with your movements. It’s strong, slippery and wet. It creates a sheath around each muscle; because it’s stiffer, it resists over-stretching and acts as an emergency brake.

Why is this important?

Give your shirt a tug and notice how the whole shirt moves. Everything is working together. Now tug it and hold it …… a very long time. This is how it is when you’re sitting at the desk all day without any stretch breaks, or activity in general.

It only takes 19 minutes for this connective tissue to bound up and create knots! Lack of activity will bound the once-flexible fibers into place.

Chronic stress causes the fibers to thicken in an attempt to protect the underlying muscle. Poor posture, repetitive movements and lack of flexibility pull the fascia into ingrained patterns. Knots (adhesions) can form within the stuck and damaged fibers; once they’ve formed, they’re very hard to get rid of.

The GOOD NEWS IS the damage that’s done to your fascia is reversible, you can avoid some tension setting in and/or maintain a lot more!

You can take care of your muscles with correct stretching, light to moderate foam rolling and routine massage.

“I personally feel like having awareness of our habits and changing our habits is half of the results you’re seeking. I strive to educate you on realizing what those habits are”

“She’s amazing! I’ve been suffering for years with past surgical pain and stiffness. At our first session Kay listened, examined me, and found my problem immediately! I was quite impressed. She is kind and really wants to help you. I highly recommend giving her a try!”

- Monika Smith

Programs

Generally, these programs are for individuals who:

  • Are committed and proactive about making changes from where they are to where they want to be.
  • Adhere to postural changes, sleeping positioning, and suggested stretching and movements.
  • Maintaining premium self-care habits

Once you commit to a program, the results are life-changing. I have seen people transform right in front of my eyes. People enter the office with so much pain, sadness and even anger. At the end of their 3-month program they’re happier, feeling better than ever and most of all RESILIENT! It’s a process to get progress!

 

Resilience program

The Resilience Program is a 3-month program.

This program is for people who are looking to prolong their surgery or was advised from your doctor to receive pre-surgery work. I highly recommend this program to individuals whom are already doing treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic and/or other methods to improve their conditions. This program is also for you If you’ve been in a car accident recently or years ago with recurring aches, pains and spasms. Most of all, if you have moderate to severe stiffness or been in chronic pain for years and feel like enough is enough this program is recommended to help you get down to maintenance level.

The Resilience Program includes:

  • Thorough initial evaluation
  • 12 sessions (per month)
  • 2-3 sessions a week
  • 2 emergency sessions. (This mean on days I work in office you can schedule outside of normal business hours: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm)
  • Unlimited email/text support. PLEASE  keep me updated I always want feedback in what is or may not be working for YOUR body!
  • Accountability! I’m always here for you!
  • Stand in appointments (appointments will be pre-booked to assure you’re taking care of!
  • Take home items specifically for your needs

Signature Program

The most popular of my programs is the “Signature Program”. Included you receive a thorough initial evaluation, plus six “extended” therapy sessions.

This program is for committed individuals who/with

  • mild recent injuries
  • acute pain
  • pain lingering between past 4-8 weeks.
  • physical demanding job with built up tension.
  • Mild to moderate stiffness
  • Qualify from conditions or reasons not listed