The Domancic Method of BioEnergetic Healing

“The information of  health is contained in this energy… making every illness curable.”      -  Z. Domancic

Domancic Method of BioEnergetic Healing, A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy, Spokane WA

We are all built from two components – biochemicals and energy. The energy of the bodies of humans and animals is known as bioenergy – the energy of life. This force surrounds every cell, providing a blueprint for the physical body and serving as a medium for the flow of information through the body. Bioenergy also extends outside of the physical body, creating low frequency electromagnetic fields around us (as well as other subtle energy fields).

Bioenergy therapy is a method based on transmission of energy from one organism to another in order to improve the individual’s condition. Technically defined, bioenergy therapy involves the replenishment of human “bio-currents” and the elimination of energy blocks and disturbances. All things that happen to a physical body are reflected in its energy flow. Biocurrents that are manifested in the biofield surrounding the body are also known as the aura. This energetic aura emits vibrations that can be detected and also measured.

Using this intelligent energy, the Zdenko Domancic Method of Bioenergy Therapy combines simple techniques in specific proven protocols that benefit all health conditions and renew overall well being. It is gentle, non invasive, medicine free, sustainable and is the “greenest”, safest way to promote health – using life itself.

This method addresses health not illness and has been proven to be one of the most structured, most direct and most effective healing modalities in use today.

Balancing and directing bioenergetic information, this powerful therapy uses seven techniques to directly boosts the immune system to help to dissolve tumors, make lesions of MS disappear, and relieve headaches. After the level one seminar, a Domancic Method student has the knowledge needed to practice the therapy and obtain consistent healing results.

The current teacher in the United States – Zoran Hochstatter has been entrusted by Zdenko Domancic to be the sole representative of his Method in the English-speaking world. Zoran teaches all the official Domancic Method seminars in the USA, UK and Canada and is committed to teaching the method in its purest form. He spends his time healing and teaching in the US and Europe.

Since 2007, official Domancic Method Bioenergy Training seminars have been held in the USA, UK and Canada. Seminars are comprised of people of all ages, backgrounds and ways of life. Doctors, nurses, vets along with practitioners of other methods of complementary healthcare such as Reiki, Quantum Touch, Chiropractors, Acupuncture, and Homeopathy learn side by side with truck drivers, computer scientists, stock brokers and devoted family members who were being introduced to a healing modality for the first time and all have similar positive results.

We are excited to announce that at the request of  A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy, Spokane will have it’s first Level One BioEnergy Training seminar in October 2013!!! If you are interested in attending, please contact us directly at 509-326-8878 or send an email to admin@turningpointept.com. We are filling up fast and only have a few spots left!!!

Also, if you are interested in learning more about this amazing therapy, please watch THINK ABOUT IT, a documentary about bioenergy healing featuring the creator of the method, Zdenko Domancic, along with cutting edge researchers such as Dean Radin and Marilyn Schlitz.

There are more great videos here highlighting the amazing results gained with Bioenergetic Healing using the Domancic Method.

For more info and testimonials please visit the official website for the Domancic Method USA,UK and Canada (www.healingbioenergy.com)

Read daily testimonials on their official facebook page. (www.facebook.com/bioenergy)

And, as always…..”Feel Better!!!”

 

 

Gravity

a turning pointe gravity

 

When it comes to structural integration, gravity is our best friend. When properly aligned, our bodies hold our strength and form better, injuries are prevented and our circulatory, nervous and lymphatic systems are allowed to run their course properly.

Imagine a 2 pound cantaloupe on the end of a 2 foot stick. If we were to grab the base of the stick and hold the melon straight up, most of us would have little problem doing so. The direct downward pressure would be manageable enough for our hands, forearms and back to accommodate. Now, slowly lean the stick and melon away from you. Doing this changes the muscles that are being used to support it. Tension is removed from the back and biceps and placed squarely on the forearms and front body wall. The further the stick leans, the greater the pressure and eventually, even the strongest among us would be unable to keep the stick aloft.

Or, imagine a carefully stacked pile of rocks, where each stone is resting on its neighbor in the perfect manner in order to keep the pile upright. Could any of the stones be replaced with a different one and still keep its position? Would the removal of part of one stone, an injury perhaps, keep the stone strong enough to do its function? Sure, if one of the middle stones is injured we could create a patch (surgery) to repair the damage or shore up the weakness …… but the damage would still remain. The tower would still be weakened.

Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment.  Those over forty may call it old age.  And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity.

Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

Thankfully, we aren’t sticks and stones. Though we’re subject to the same laws of gravity, our bodies are blessed with the ability to heal and strengthen. Evolution has blessed us with the ability to retrain our soft tissue so that we may remedy the damage done by most injuries. Additionally, even after years of overcompensation, we can retrain our tissues to relieve us of the maladies we’ve inflicted on ourselves.

Remember that car accident 20 years ago? Your left knee was injured and you’ve been listing to the right since then and now your lower back pain is too much to tolerate. Those headaches? Are they caused by the vertebra that was tweaked and had been altering  nerve impulses to and from the brain? Is proper organ function being interfered with because of your worsening scoliosis?

Structural integration and our related practices are not miracle cures. What they do is attempt to place your body back into a position where your native systems can work to their maximum effectiveness. We don’t heal you. You heal yourself.

At A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy, we know that your body can be your best friend and most effective hearing resource. We want you to “Feel Better!”

This is the gospel of Rolfing: When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through.  Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself.

Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D.

 

E-mail Correspondences

Dear Valued Clients,

Thank you for choosing Turning Pointe Physical Therapy, Inc. for your physical therapy needs.  We are excited to provide you with the highest quality of care.  In the interest of quality and excellence, keeping costs down is a big factor. In order to keep costs at a reasonable level, as well as expedite customer communication, we would like to start sending correspondences via electronic mail (e-mail), such as Billing Statements, Payment Receipts, New Client Intake Forms, etc… If you are interested in receiving these correspondences via e-mail, and allowing us to not send them via the standard postal service, please send an e-mail message to the address below stating as such.

Example: “I, Jane Doe, agree to have all correspondences sent via e-mail and will no longer desire a paper copy.” If you desire a specific paper copy, such as annual statement, sent via postal, please state that in your response, otherwise, all correspondences will be via e-mail upon receipt of your message.

Sincerely,

Nola B. Petrucelly, CEO                                     E-mail: admin@turningpointept.com

Facilitating Healing Akin to Nuturing a Plant

To hurt is as human as to breathe.

J. K. ROWLING

 

There has been no person who has not experienced some type of injury or trauma in his/her lifetime. We are all connected in the rawness of life by the pains and joys it brings. Why, then, is it that we often feel disconnected from human compassion and nurturing when seeking medical care? I’ve experienced, and frequently clients relay to me, the feeling of being passed through the medical system without thought or care.  It’s as if the personhood has become irrelevant while the disease/condition is paramount as a separate entity.

I often think about why I decided to pursue physical therapy. 19 years ago, I was an injured dancer with little help from the medical community with rehabilitating my painful knees. It wasn’t until I met Linda Kozora, PT that I saw someone with the passion to provide education for better function while also giving support through the process of healing. This life changing event impressed on me a kindness that could exist in the medical community and the power that compassion and encouragement can have on a person dealing with an injury. Lately, though, it seems as if this passion-driven practitioner has gone missing, with the act of healing being replaced instead by “fixing.”

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal was very poignant on this subject. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/04/25/should-a-doctor-be-like-a-gardener/

In this article, Victoria Sweet illustrates a fantastic paradigm shift in viewing the human body while also touching on our ability to offer our humanness to our clients as a connection point for the facilitation of healing.

Sweet’s thoughts on facilitating healing in patients are comparable to several of the types of therapy we provide here at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy. Structural Integration, the brainchild of Ida Rolf, was born from the philosophy that   “When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself.”  The underlying principles of Structural Integration are rooted in the notion that balancing the body in all directions, front to back, side-to-side, inside to outside, promoting an integration of all connective tissue within the body. Since the body works together as a whole, any misalignments interfere with this wholeness. Rolf believed that through integration, wholeness and balance could be restored, thereby reducing emotional as well as physical stress. This philosophy is what led me to begin practicing Structural Integration (Rolfing) and to open A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy in 2003.

Similar principles of self-correction are mirrored in Frank Lowen’s Dynamic Manual Interface (DMI) work. DMI utilizes the body’s self-corrective mechanisms to improve tissue mobility, biomechanics and system balance.  While the basic concepts of DMI are simple, the training for the hands and the mind is extensive. Laurie Levine-Lowen, OTR and Gene Suzuki, PT are two very gifted providers who are passionate to provide DMI at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) and Visceral manipulation (VM) are two additional services provided at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy by Donna Harmon, PTA and Linda Kozora, PT. These methods are specifically designed to help the body to self-correct. CST, as defined by Upledger, is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions in the tissues that surround the central nervous system. The releases help to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve health and performance. VM, as defined by the Barral Institute, assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including the musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic systems. VM is an integrative approach to treatment that focuses on the dynamics of movement as they relate to the organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments in the body.

Finally, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is another service provided at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy. Damage to the lymphatic system can occur in many ways including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, trauma, and vascular insufficiency. Since the lymphatic system aids the immune system in removing and destroying waste, debris, dead blood cells, pathogens, toxins, and cancer cells, damage to this system can cause excessive lymph fluid to accumulate in the tissue.  By providing MLD and educating the client is self-massage at home, the lymphatic vessels are stimulated to push the backed up lymph fluid into small capillaries to allow for drainage, filtering, and excretion of this fluid. Nola Petrucelly, PT and Donna Harmon, PTA provides MLD at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy.

It has long been my belief/philosophy that an integrative approach to care combined with compassion has proven to be the best combination to facilitate healing. A quick fix in medicine loses sight of how the body is made to heal itself. Additionally, when we realize that a body is estimated to have over six trillion reactions taking place at any given moment, even a small bit of support for the healing process can ignite a more permanent resolution. Just as Voltaire once stated “amuse the patient while nature cures the disease.”

 

Nola Petrucelly

“Feel better”

Finding us on the Spokane Bus Routes

After being in this building for so many years, you’d think we would know the bus routes we’re on.

Well, we don’t, but after a bit of research, we’ve found out that answer and have this handy Spokane Transit Authority map to help folks get to us at our South Hill office.  The #2 and #44 buses go right near us and the bus stop is about 300 ft east of us in front of Sacred Heart Hospital.

STA 2011System Map

At all times, we’re just a phone call away to help with any information that you need to find us.  Give us a call at 509.326.8878 and “Feel Better!”

The Roots and Philosophy of DMI by Frank Lowen

A Turning Pointe PT has always been proud of our association with Frank Lowen and his associates.  Many of our therapists have attended Dynamic Manual Interface training sessions that he has moderated and they always return wiser and with a greater sense of healing and a greater awareness of the capabilities of the human body.

In his newest book, The Roots and Philosophy of DMI, Frank highlights how DMI came about, the influences on him and his practice, and his vision for the application and evolution of DMI.  “A beautiful blending of art and science, DMI uses the body’s self-corrective mechanisms to restore balance, accelerate healing, decrease pain, and improve mental clarity.”

A few words of praise for Frank and his book:

“Frank Lowen performs miracles with his hands on even the most difficult patients and the illnesses they present with. Effortlessly bridging the gap between science, anatomy, and healing, Lowen has the gift of communicating what he perceives with his hands, his outer and inner vision, and his unique intelligence. Lowen is one of the most gifted healers of our time. I am excited that finally this sensitive, beautiful, and important work is now in writing and accessible to all of us.”
—Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, founder of the American Academy of Neural Therapy

“Frank Lowen has once again shown himself to be a master pearl diver. He dives into the ocean of information and consciousness, and subtly brings up the most exquisite pearls.”
—Judy Osborne, PT, LMT, LAc

You’ll find the book available for purchase on Amazon HERE.

#occupyfeelbetter

Another protest?  Not quite.  Just an idea to nudge you towards better health and a better life.

How does your chronic pain affect your daily life?  Does it make you grumpy towards your family and friends?  Do your co-workers know full well when you’re having a flare-up?  Does the idea of going out and playing in the beautiful fall colors fill you with dread?

The most powerful tool in any person’s care plan is the desire within you to rid yourself of ailments and strive to live a fuller, pain-free life.  You hold the key to your own fitness.

Now, how do you get there?  It’s usually a combination of factors; diet, exercises, visiting your physician and, of course, physical therapy.  At ATP and Medical Lake PT, our therapists give you their full attention for the duration of your visit.  No undertrained PT Assistants, no under-paid/trained aides that just put hot packs on you.  You get nothing but the full attention of a highly trained therapist that has dedicated to removing or reducing your pain through alternative yet proven therapies.

Rolfing, Somatics, Dynamic Manual Interface, Visceral Manipulation, Pelvic Floor work, Craniosacral Techniques, Trigger-Point….more than I can mention.

Our great folks can only do so much until you great folks decide to take charge of your health.  If you think that physical therapy may fit in with your health and wellness goals, give a us a call or drop us an email to find out how we can help.

“Feel Better!”

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Today is National Fall Prevention Day


Osteoporosis, Falls and Broken Bones

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a great time to learn about the link between fall-related injuries and osteoporosis.   The good news is it is never too late to identify and treat osteoporosis or to prevent falls to avoid broken bones.   Speak to your healthcare provider about how to reduce your risks for osteoporosis and falls, about getting a bone density test, and about medications, if necessary, to treat osteoporosis.

How are falls and osteoporosis linked?

  • 1 in 10 falls in older adults end in serious injury such as a broken bone. If we can prevent falls, we can prevent broken bones of the hip, spine and wrist.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for both falls and broken bones. Daily vitamin D intakes of 800-1000 IU (international units) and 1200 mg (milligrams) of calcium are associated with reduced falls and broken bones in older adults.
  • Regular physical activity and exercises that combine weight, muscle strengthening and balance helps reduce the risk of falls and actually improves the health of your bones

Take action to prevent osteoporosis and falls

-Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium.

-Take vitamin D supplements.

-Get regular physical activity.

-Don’t smoke.

-Limit your alcohol.

-Check your home for safety.

-Talk with your doctor about a screening test.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become thin, weak, and more likely to break. Although you can break a bone in any part of your body, the most common broken bones associated with osteoporosis are the spine, wrist, and hip.

You have the power and ability to minimize your risk of injury-by-falls and increase your health.  We can help!

“Feel Better!’


Group Health Update – 3:45pm on 9/2/11

Group Health has spoken.

GH Termination Letter

We received this letter via courier just this afternoon.  We have made appropriate notifications to those directly affected and will be attempting to contact each and every ATP and ML client we have that is in the Group Health network.

Over the weekend, we will be mulling our options but in the meantime, we encourage you to notify your GH representative for clarification of your status and to voice your opinion.

More on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend, dear Friends.

 

Understanding Pain

The human body and brain are marvelous devices with interacting complexities that science and medicine are barely beginning to unravel.  Despite the vast amounts of what we don’t know, we DO know quite a lot about pain and pain management.  In just the past five years, we have found that it’s quite often personal and lifestyle choices we make that affect our chronic and persistent pain level more than anything else.  There is a time for pharmaceuticals and there is a time for surgery but those times are not nearly as often as conventional medicine normally dictates.

More often than not, with a stronger knowledge of pain types and how our bodies send and receive pain, we can be empowered to manage or mitigate our pain more effectively.  The end goal is to live a rich and full life, no?  Imagine how much improvement there could be in your life with your persistent pain reduced by 50%.  How about 25%?  While the goal is a 100% reduction in pain, any lessening is an improvement.

The amusing video below explains, in clear and simple terms, how pain works and affects us.  Simply by understanding pain better, we can make positive choices in our own care.

Watch, learn and, go ahead, “Feel Better!”