integrative manual therapy

When pain, immobility, feelings of overwhelm, and anxiety interfere with your best “you”, IMT can be a superior solution to traditional deep body work or other potentially painful modality.

"Tense, injured, contracted, irritated (painful) tissue often does not respond well to super deep work. The body doesn't know you're in a cozy, safe, spa environment; when it feels pain, the adrenals light up and, before you know it, interprets the well-intentioned elbow in your back as another hit, yet another emergency to protect or guard against."

About Integrative Manual Therapy

When you experience trauma, physical, emotional, or spiritual, your body can go into a lock-down, defensive state, to protect the injured area or to isolate damage.

To address that accumulated strain and stress, IMT looks at the deeper structures of the body – organs, vasculature, and fascia in addition to muscle, nerve, and bone to find the mechanical issue and strain accumulated from past injury, infection, and inflammation.

Whatever the root cause of your pain or discomfort, IMT techniques are incredibly gentle and can make a permanent change in health by releasing old trauma, without causing more trauma.

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Priscilla C

"I had incurred a really nasty shattered wrist with an open fracture in November 2015... after I finished 20 OT sessions, my right hand still looked like I had a blown up glove on it, my fingers were twisted to the right about 30°, and my pinky was crooked, with patches of discoloration, and really quite hard. I could barely clinch my fingers downward.
The experience of IMT treatment was so very gentle and comforting, just a mild and pleasant sensation.

At the conclusion when we looked again at my hand we were both really startled! The color matched my uninjured hand and it was no longer double size, we could see the knuckles and veins. I could move my fingers downward drastically more.
To have this dramatic improvement at the wrist, in the fingers, is basically amazing.

Kate M.

"I had been in pain with a headache every day for 18 months and this last week I was totally without even a trace of pain. 18 MONTHS of daily pain to complete relief with just ONE IMT SESSION!?!? I am thrilled."

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The structure of the body, dictates the function of the body. If it hurts or doesn’t move or function properly, there is a mechanical issue that IMT can address

As an IMT practitioner, I am trained to use my hands to feel what’s happening in the fascia. I work through all the tissues in your body to reverse the underlying damage that has caused your symptoms; whether your issues are orthopedic, medical, or neurological, your symptoms won’t recur because the issues that caused them are gone.

Issues resolve when we treat the “why” in the body, not just the “what”, the symptoms.

Because Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is focused on the treatment of specific underlying anatomical structures, physiological processes, and biomechanics, there is a wide range of conditions that respond extremely well to this comprehensive form of manual intervention:

  • Acute to chronic, mild to severe neck and back pain
  • Acute to chronic, mild to severe peripheral joint pain
    Women’s Health issues
    Migraine headaches
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Pre- and post-natal care
    Infant reflux and colic
    ADD/ADHD/Executive Function Disorder
    Pre and post spinal surgery
    Pre and post joint replacement surgery
    Facial Palsy
    Parkinson’s disease
    Frozen shoulder
    Acute to chronic Lyme
    Acute to chronic vagal nerve disorders including persistent gastrointestinal issues
    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
    Sympathetic disautonomia
    Positional orthostatic hypotension
    Trigeminal neuralgia
    Post physical trauma (motor vehicle accident, etc.)
    Post traumatic stress disorder
    And many more
What is Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)?

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is a sophisticated form of manual therapy that focuses on relieving strains in specific tissues that have been damaged due to trauma, infection, or inflammation. IMT is a structural-based form of treatment, meaning that the focus is on specific anatomical tissue.

How is IMT treatment different from traditional physical therapy or bodywork?

The focus of IMT is on the treatment of specific tissues in order to restore the potential for that tissue to function as normally as possible. An IMT treatment session focuses on finding and treating tissues in the body that are limiting the body’s return to normal function and are causing pain and decreases in range of motion.

What is the cost of treatment?

The cost of each 55-minute hour of treatment is $135. The cost is the same for treatment and evaluation. Half-hour treatment sessions are also available at a cost of $70.

What insurances are accepted?

Calvert Rejuvenations is a cash-based practice; though we do not accept insurance, we happily will supply you with forms, and treatment notes so that you can be reimbursed.
We will see patients who are under the care of workman’s compensation as long as we have prior approval for payment. We will see patients who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as long as we have payment approval in advance by the insurance company.

Do most clients receive insurance reimbursement?

Many of our clients rely on receiving insurance reimbursement.

Please contact your insurance company before your first visit to determine what benefits you can receive for “outpatient, out-of-network massage therapy or physical therapy visits.”

What special intake information do you need?

Indeed we do! Please download the IMT intake form HERE and bring it in with you for your first appointment or email back to us!

How do I make an appointment?

Call the spa now, (571)323-1088, or schedule online here

Fun little factoid:

There are over 20,000 techniques in IMT- one for every system in your body!

I begin your evaluation and treatment by collecting additional detailed information about past injuries, physical and sometimes even emotional trauma to help me tailor your treatments and ensure you get effective, lasting results as quickly as possible.

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We recommend that all new IMT patients schedule an initial 1.5-2 hour appointment. Subsequent appointments can be 1-3 hours, depending on your needs and schedule.

IMT Treatment Techniques

The following is a partial list of the thousands of treatment techniques in IMT.

Massage Therapy:

Usually not included in the techniques of IMT, Calvert often incorporates massage therapy into her IMT sessions. It's that special touch that sets her work apart. No pun intended. 🙂

Myofascial Release:

An indirect approach and very soft touch for removing strains from fascia and other connective tissue.

Strain Counterstrain:

The hallmark technique to reduce muscle spasm and dysfunctional joints through passive body positioning toward positions of comfort or tissue ease that compress or shorten the offending structure.

Advanced Counterstrain:

This is strain counterstrain for autonomically innervated muscular tissue, including arteries, veins, organs, lymph, and discs.

Cranial Therapy:

Also known as cranial osteopathy, this is an extremely important part of healing from concussions, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and other spinal trauma by deeply relaxing and balancing the central nervous system.

Neural Tissue Tension Technique (NTT):

NTT is used to reduce scar tissue and improve nerve function and range of motion.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET):

Gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen muscles realigns biomechanics, normalizes joint function of the sacrum, the pelvic through the cervical spine

Visceral Manipulation/Mobilization:

By releasing restrictions and unhealthy compensations and strains in visceral tissue we are able to attain deeper reduction of pain and dysfunction, getting more lasting changes in the body. VM does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem.

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