LeeAnn Nelson Physical Therapy

About

LeeAnn Nelson

A Physical Therapist and a teacher of Melt Method and Yoga

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LeeAnn Nelson, PT

LeeAnn has been a physical therapist for 27 years and has practiced in out patient facilities, rehab hospitals, nursing homes and home care settings. She has owned her own practice since 2002.

Following a month long yoga teacher training in 2001, she realized that she could no longer practice in large, nationally owned practices that did not prioritize quality, one on one time with patients. Her experience in these facilities was that it was about volume and not quality and continuity of care. She briefly contemplated leaving the profession because she could not find a practice in the region devoted to providing quality time to each patient. Fortunately, she had a classmate who had opened his own practice in Harford County MD the year before and was providing the kind of care that LeeAnn had been envisioning.  This example was all that she needed and LeeAnn Nelson Physical Therapy was started in 2002, expanding from a 2500 sq ft facility to a now 5600 sq ft facility in 2004.

LeeAnn has become accomplished in providing manual therapy utilizing osteopathic techniques including muscle energy technique, cranial sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, and myofascial release. Her treatment emphasis is on structural alignment, balance, integrity of the body and tapping in to our body’s inherent ability to heal.  She especially enjoys working with patients with spine issues, multiple medical challenges and headaches. She is also a certified Melt Method teacher and Yoga teacher. She utilizes this varied background to establish a comprehensive, effective treatment plan for her patients.

Outside of work, LeeAnn has two daughters 21 and 19 and enjoys spending time outdoors running, kayaking, stand up paddling, rollerblading, cycling and golfing.

LeeAnn Nelson providing Physical Therapy photo
LeeAnn Nelson providing Physical Therapy photo

LeeAnn is Now Available for Private Sessions

Discover The MELT Method

This technique utilizes a soft roller and small, soft ball to “self-release/massage” your entire body. This technique allows you to realign your body on your own, as if you have had a manual adjustment. It releases areas of stuck stress that accumulate over the years, affecting your ability to move with ease. It has changed LeeAnn’s life and it can change yours too (it is recommended that you commit to at least 3-4 sessions to get maximum benefit from these sessions).

Cranial Sacral Therapy Sessions

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.

Wellness and Yoga Based Exercise Session

Treatment emphasis is in development of a yoga based exercise program.  Dietary recommendations will also be given for optimal health and wellness.

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.