Integrative Manual Therapy & Other Techniques
Today’s emerging “holistic healing” profession is Integrative Manual Therapy. At Innovative Pain Release Center, we use non-invasive, hands-on, pain-free therapy. We make no claims of miraculous healings with our integrative approach. Instead, we are always asking, “what is the root cause of your pain, stress and anxiety?” Our clients come to us with complaints ranging from stress and chronic pain, to complex issues that include seeking relief from debilitating and chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and fibromyalgia. Neuropathy, even peripheral neuropathy, is another condition that may benefit from IMT. What started with a center that focused on massage therapy, craniosacral, even myofascial release, evolved into a well-respected therapeutic system of energy balancing and healing called Integrative Manual Therapy.
Our therapy process always begins with a discussion. When did the pain, stress, or illness begin? What exactly does it feel like? What other approaches has the client tried and how much have they helped? How would life be different if it were pain-free, stress-free and well-balanced? What if a state of wellness were in reach?
Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)
Integrative Manual Therapy uses an “integrative systems approach”. It is a “whole person” energy-based therapy which targets and integrates various system of the body: muscular skeletal, fascial, skin, nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, respiratory system, circulatory system, lymphatics, and others.
In our assessment, we may discover that part of someone’s pain originates in another part of his or her body, such as the shoulder, hip or back. Sometimes we find emotional and/or mental energies that are “stuck” in tissues. Over time, the energy is no longer free-flowing and begins to contribute to the cycle of pain and stress. Integrative manual therapy’s “integrative systems approach” allows us to address each issue while understanding the interdependence of organs, bones and tissues. Without addressing all contributing factors in an integrative way, we may only be addressing symptoms, achieving “temporary improvements and relief”. The goal of any practitioner or physician is to get to the root of the problem. As a footnote, it’s important to know that all assessments and therapies are performed while the client is fully clothed.
IMT is a unique assessment tool
What makes IMT unique is its system of assessment, which allows us to detect the causes of problems, then to apply therapy in the most effective and efficient manner. IMT is dedicated to resolving the causes of problems, not improving symptoms.
We speak of “releasing” pain because pain becomes free to leave when its underlying causes are addressed. We often provide a missing link to enable what appears to be a recalcitrant healing process to move forward.
IMT has its origins in osteopathic manual therapy. And in fact the developers of IMT include chiropractors, physical therapist, osteopaths, and specialists in neurology and pain management. IMT’s primary developer is Sharon Giammatteo, PhD, PT, IMTC, who began the development of IMT in the 1970″s. Sharon and her colleagues continue to develop IMT today at the IMT headquarters in Bloomfield Connecticut. Read more at www.instituteofimt.com.
Something to consider
Medical intervention, chiropractic care, physical therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), and/or many other health care approaches can result in a full recovery. Many times these well-respected modalities result in partial recovery. When these and other treatment protocols seem to have reached their limit in bringing satisfactory recovery and relief, IMT is able to facilitate progress towards recovery in 98% of cases. IMT offers techniques and methodologies that are not found anywhere else. Don’t give up on treatment for your particular ailment, especially pain. Remember, combining effective manual therapies with energy balancing can lead to a whole new world of discovery.