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.

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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