LeeAnn Nelson Physical Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Focusing on the wave-like, rhythmic pulse that flows through the entire body.

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Cranial Sacral

Therapy

Is a gentle, non invasive healing modality that focuses on relieving compression in the bones of the skull and spinal column including the sacrum. It focuses on the wave-like, rhythmic pulse that flows through the entire body in the spinal canal and through the skull. The pulse is generated from movement of cerebral spinal fluid through the dural system in the spinal canal.

Through gentle pressure on the head, neck and back blockages can be released, relieving stress and pain from compression. This compression can be caused from many things including motor vehicle accidents, physical and emotional trauma, repeated poor movement patterns of overuse, concussions, and even trauma from the birth canal in childbirth.

In a typical session that can last up to an hour, the patient lies quietly on their back, fully clothed while the therapist applies light contact to vairious points along the spine. No forceful pressure is used.

Common experiences for the patient are a deep sense of peace and wellbeing, deep relaxation, relief of tension and headaches and feeling more balanced. Typically patients are seen for 4-10 sessions. People of all ages can be seen for this treatment.

Who can benefit? People with:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Constipation
  • Post concussions
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Sinus trouble
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ
  • Emotional trauma-PTSD

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Private Sessions Are Available With LeeAnn

This treatment addresses the bones of the head, spine and sacrum. Relieving compression in these areas helps to alleviate stress and pain. This is done through very gentle, manual manipulation that affects membranes and fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord, as well as, attached bones. These techniques are extremely gentle and helpful with symptoms such as neck and back pain and headaches. LeeAnn is also trained in visceral manipulation which addresses facial restrictions affecting organs in the abdomen and pelvis. This work is profound and creates a deep release in the spine, abdomen and pelvis, allowing organs to restore and function more normally.

COVID-19 Information
We are open and fully staffed so that we may continue to provide services.

At LeeAnn Nelson Physical Therapy, there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety during this unprecedented time. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; therefore, our facility remains open to serve those in need. We are taking extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect our patients and employees who enter our facility.

We hope that by providing this information, you can make a clear decision to continue your plan of care with us during this time. The following protocols are now in place:

Patient screening:  All patients will be screened upon arrival of their appointment time to make sure they are not exhibiting symptoms. We will be taking temperatures and pulse oxygen saturation levels. If a patient is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, they will be advised to return home and contact their physician.

Staff screening: All employees will be screened for COVID-19 by taking temperatures and pulse oxidation levels. Those presenting any level of symptoms will return home and follow up with their physician before returning to work.

Health hygiene protocols: Ongoing reinforcement to all staff regarding hand washing and other preventative measures for equipment and supplies are in place and being reinforced. All equipment ie: cardio equipment, weights, balls, etc. will be sanitized after each patient use.

Private Treatment Rooms: We offer private treatment rooms for all patients that are at high risk or are concerned and want the least amount of exposure to other patients.

That being said, if you do not feel comfortable coming to our facility for care during this time, we will gladly reschedule your appointment for a later date.

For patients coming to our facility for care, we ask that you please limit the number of people who accompany you to your appointments and ask that those people remain in their vehicles or return to pick you up after the appointment, unless they are necessary for assistance. If for any reason you are not feeling well, please contact the center and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.

Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our patients and employees, as well as their families.

All Yoga Classes are cancelled until further notice.