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offers a unique combination of traditional physical therapy and integrative pain management techniques to help individuals enjoy the best health possible.











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Janisse Therapy  Workshop

An Integrative Approach to the Practice of Physical Therapy: Upper Quarter

Continuing Education Course 4

As a workshop participant, you will learn how to combine traditional physical therapy evaluation and treatment protocols for the upper quarter with techniques that relax the body, focus the mind, and reduce stress. In addition, you'll improve your ability to communicate your diagnosis and treatment to doctors and patients in a way that they can easily understand.


The course participant will be able to:

1. Use an integrative therapy assessment tool to address breathing patterns, stress levels and quality of life factors.
2. Use a physical therapy diagnostic classification system and treatment protocol for the upper quarter to create a program that integrates corrective movements with techniques that balance the autonomic nervous system.
3. Identify and alter the contributing factors for the upper quarter movement diagnoses;
4. Enhance sensory awareness while correcting motor control issues.
5. Use neuromuscular relaxation techniques while applying modalities and performing procedures.
6. Experience the value of relaxation, mindfulness meditation, and visualization techniques in stabilizing the mind and calming the body.
7. Teach mind/body techniques that calm the body and the mind and create a space for the patient to make the lifestyle changes necessary for complete recovery.
8. Reference an extensive bibliography in mind/body approaches.

About Marie

Marie has been a licensed physical therapist since graduating from the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, Curriculum in Physical Therapy in 1969. Her treatment of musculoskeletal pain has been influenced by the work of Shirley Sahrmann, P.T., Ph.D, , F.A.P.T.A., professor in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Marie has used and taught several forms of alternative and complimentary healing practices since 1974. Currently, Marie is in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA and can be reached at:

P. O. Box 31094
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

or by phone at 805-569-1912

Integrative Physical Therapy is a comprehensive approach to healing designed to improve treatment outcomes by viewing the body and mind as an inseparable unit. Physically, there is an emphasis on restoring precision to joint motion through the correction of movement and postural faults. Equally important is the human experience of pain and its behavioral concomitants. This course is based on the premise that factors of stress, lifestyle, attitudes and beliefs affect recovery. It provides techniques that both reduce stress and raise awareness of factors that may sabotage treatment.

From the perspective of traditional physical therapy, an evaluation of muscle recruitment patterns and bio-mechanics leads to a movement diagnosis. This directs the treatment. From the perspective of mind/body science, the treatment outcome is improved with the use of breathing and relaxation techniques that balance the autonomic nervous system. Supported by the rich philosophy of the Yoga tradition, a space is cleared to look at fear, anger, and attachments. Sensory awareness techniques facilitate motor re-learning. Importantly, your patients become active participants in their rehabilitation with an intake procedure that addresses their quality of life, values, and priorities. Integrative physical therapy considers the whole person in its goal of reducing pain and dysfunction and increasing inner peace.


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