Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Services

Our Occupational Therapist, Alicia Hansen has 11 years of experience with the past 2.5 years specializing in pain management. Alicia utilizes manual therapy, craniosacral therapy and myofasical release techniques to promote natural healing within the body.

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. By gently working with the soft tissues of the body, CranioSacral Therapy releases restrictions around the brain and spinal cord, allowing the body to self-correct and free itself of pain, dysfunction and negative patterns.

CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and discomfort.

What is Myofascial Release Therapy?

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The fascia surrounds and supports all the structures of the body down to the cellular level. Therefore, even the the techniques may feel quite mild, this approach can have profound effects.

Treatment

In order to receive OT services you will need to get a referral from your primary physician for an evaluation. The evaluation will take about 60 minutes. Depending on your pain and how it impacts your life, Alicia may recommend to see you 1 to 2 times per week. Treatment sessions last 45 minutes. Treatment can last anywhere from 12 weeks to over a year. Alicia looks at every patient individually and holistically, and together we will come up with a treatment plan that is most beneficial to you!

If you are interested in a consultation to see if cranial sacral and myofascial is right for you please call our clinic and set up an appointment to visit.