Navigating Toward Health

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is defined as the ‘preservation, enhancement or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes physical means such as manual touch, physical modalities, exercise and patient education rather that by medicines or surgery’.

Physical Therapy is based on knowledge of anatomy, body systems, neurologic re-education, and therapeutic exercise. As a licensed Physical Therapist, Caroline assesses your body systems and their functions, evaluates your individual movement patterns from walking to breathing and then determines where dis-ease or dysfunction begins. Your rehabilitation program will always consist of a combination of manual therapy techniques, movement re-education, Neuro-motor retraining, and therapeutic exercise specifically designed for YOUR needs. Your program will be appropriate for your health and fitness level with your lifestyle and goals in mind.

Wellness

Wellness is defined as ‘a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit that results in and overall feeling of being well’. TRUE NORTH offers individualized ‘Wellness’ care for Pro-active individuals and for those who might need just a little assistance in staying ‘well’.  Licensed Physical Therapists are able to provide Wellness care without the need for authorization from your doctor similar to sessions provided by Massage Therapists and Personalized Trainers. Under Wellness, you may receive manual therapy, movement based therapy, or a combination of both that best suits your needs.

Services Provided Under Physical Therapy and Wellness:


  • ADVANCED MANUAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES
    • Cranial-Sacral Therapy
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
    • Myofascial Release
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Range of Motion

     

  • FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT and THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE
    • Movement assessment
    • Gait/walking analysis
    • Neurologic Re-education
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
    • Fitness level appropriate exercises
    • Gentle Breathing exercises

     

  • POSTURAL ALIGNMENT RETRAINING

Conditions Treated

  • Post concussion
  • Autonomic Nervous system dysfunction
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Neck pain / Whiplash / Disc injury
  • Brachial Plexus / Thoracic outlet / Carpal Tunnel
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Symptoms associated with Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain / Sciatica / Disc injury
  • Spondylosis / Spondylolesthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Rib pain / Thoracic pain
  • Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vertigo
  • Digestive Disorders /Heartburn/ Bloating
  • Postural / Alignment problems
  • Post Surgical dysfunction
  • Car Accident injury
  • Plantar Fasciatis
  • Ilio-tibial Band syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sport injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Pelvic pain and dysfunction

Advanced manual therapy techniques include:
visceral-manipulation

This hands on approach encourages return of normal movement and function of organs for whole body alignment without pain.

Visceral Manipulation

Cranial-Sacral-Therapy

A non-invasive approach addressing bones of the head, spinal column, and the dural membranes throughout the nervous system.

Cranial-Sacral Therapy

Lymphatic-Drainage-Therapy

A form of massage that helps stimulate the lymphatic system and encourages the flow of lymph fluid.

Lymphatic Drainage

Would you like to schedule an appointment?
 (256) 924-0881     info@truenorthptwellness.com
805 Madison Street, Suite E
Huntsville, AL 35801
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