If you have pain, we can help even from your home. Please call or text Rebecca at 618-967-5539 for more information or to set up an appointment.
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Yoga has been proven time and time again to be beneficial to our health. It improves strength, flexibility and stability, all while incorporating breathing and mindfulness- what’s not to love?! At WholeBody, we feel that Yoga should be an integral part of a well rounded fitness program. We are excited to offer Yoga classes right here at WholeBody!
Click here to register for beginner, Vinyasa, Restorative, or Yoga Sculpt classes.
If you have pain, we can help! We can provide physical therapy services (with or without a physician order) for diagnosis such as:
Shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, hip pain, ankle pain, neck pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, headaches, post surgical rehabs, fibromyalgia, arthritis, pre surgical strength conditioning, post surgical rehabilitation, bulging discs, impingement syndrome, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, vestibular disorders including BPPV, strains/sprains, whiplash, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, meniscus tears, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, balance disorders, gait deviations, and myofascial dysfunction.
Yes, that’s a lot of conditions – and we can help you get better if you’re dealing with any of them!
Our treatment plans include the use of therapeutic exercise, trigger point release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial Release, taping, cupping Muscle Energy Techniques, joint mobilization and joint manipulations.
Clinical Runner’s Assessment
This program is run collaboratively by both Rebecca and Diane. Between them they have been running for 30+ years and have completed 12 half marathons, 5 full marathons, 5 half Ironmans and 1 FULL IRONMAN (Diane)!!!
This assessment takes a look at the runner as a “Whole” as it relates to running. This comprehensive exam assesses up to 40+ areas to identify any deficits that may be affecting your running gait. By identifying and correcting these areas, you will decrease your risk of injury, resolve/reduce any current pain, improve performance, and maximize running efficiency.
You don’t have to have pain for this program. Looking for guidance in getting started? Looking to return to running after an extended hiatus? We can help with that too by developing a targeted strengthening routine and tailoring a training program to get you to the distance you desire.
If you want to be a better runner or simply better enjoy your time running, we can help!
Pelvic Health Program
At WholeBody, we offer a comprehensive pelvic health program which includes:
Postpartum Rehab: If you have EVER had a baby, you are a postpartum momma! Carrying and birthing a baby is HARD on the body! Women are frequently living with urine leakage, pelvic heaviness, painful sex, back pain, sacroiliac pain, poor posture, pelvic instability, core weakness/instability, and /or persistent abdominal separation (diastasis Recti). If this is you, you don’t have to “just live with it”. This program is designed to assist women in all stages of postpartum (including YEARS later) to get their bodies back to doing whatever they want, whether that be running, Crossfit, or just being able to jump on the trampoline with their kids without peeing!
Pregnancy Related Pain: Pregnancy and childbirth are truly amazing times in our lives. This stage is full of change and excitement. However; some of the amazing bodily changes can also lead to back pain, pubic pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, urinary leakage, hemorrhoids, pelvic pain, and difficulty enjoying your life. Our pregnancy specific program will help you gain back your function and decrease your pain so you can enjoy your pregnancy to it’s fullest.
Birth Prep: Childbirth is such an exciting event, but it can also leave some mothers feeling anxious and nervous. This program aims to help you best prepare your body through a specialized exercise program including strengthening, stretching, labor position education, and relaxation techniques to prepare you and your body so you can go into childbirth with confidence.
Incontinence: Do you leak urine when you cough, laugh, work out, or with daily activities? Do you seem to be going to the bathroom so frequently that it is interrupting your life? Do you sometimes have to go so badly you don’t make it. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help by determining the cause of these issues and set a plan in place including manual techniques, exercise, and diet and behavioral changes to help you get your life back.
Pelvic Pain: Many men and women suffer silently from pelvic pain. Whether it be pain with intercourse, tail bone pain, or pain with daily activities, pelvic floor physical therapy can help. Your physical therapist will utilize manual therapy techniques, exercise, and a specialized home program to ease your pain and improve your function.
Bowel issues: Whether you suffer from chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, or feelings of incomplete emptying, physical therapy can help by improving motility and muscle function of the pelvic floor allowing less difficulty and more control of your bowel system.
Infertility: Studies have shown that pelvic floor physical therapy can be effective in treating mechanical infertility. To find out if you might be a candidate, please contact the office.
Clinical Cyclist’s Assessment
Cyclist often find themselves with back, hip, or knee pain. This program focuses on identifying the causes of pain and resolving them through lumbar mobility, core strength, hip mobility/strength, and posture on the bike. As an avid triathlete, Diane has a personal understanding of the physical demands of this sport and a passion for helping people enjoy it pain free. This program also includes a cross-training strengthening program to help cyclists keep their body primed for continued participation, whether it be for racing, or just leisure enjoyment.
A proper bike fit can help with hand numbness as well as pain in the ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulder, and neck. Good position on the bike can also improve efficiency while riding.
Diane holds a professional bike fitting certification through The Institute of Clinical Excellence. During this 90 minute session she assesses position of the cleats, pedals, seat, handlebars, and brake hoods and makes needed adjustments.
Chronic Pain Program
Rebecca, Stephanie, & Amanda have been working with those in chronic pain for 23 years collectively. They have a deep understanding of how chronic pain can effect the day to day activities of those who suffer from it. They use a two fold approach- physical therapy and massage therapy- to help decrease pain, increase strength, and maximize the function of their clients.
Clinical Swimmer’s Assessment
This assessment focuses on shoulder stability, posture, and core strength as they relate specifically to the sport of swimming. As a former collegiate level coach and a competitive swimmer of 27+ years, Diane can not only help you resolve pain, but she can also help you improve performance. New to the sport of swimming? Diane also has experience teaching swimming to those aged 1-70. Through her customized conditioning program and technique work, she can also help you develop into the swimmer you strive to be.
This program is specifically for those 65 and older who have exhausted their PT benefits, have been discharged from PT earlier than they would have liked, feel they need a maintenance program, or those who just want to enjoy an active and healthy retirement.
This wellness program comes with a wellness assessment that we will use to develop a program to meet your personal goals. If you have recently completed a round of Physical Therapy, we would be happy to contact your previous Physical Therapist to be sure that our program integrates with the program you recently completed.
Adolescent Athlete Injury Prevention Program
Over the years, we have seen so many adolescent athletes with preventable injuries. It is not uncommon to see an 18 year old with chronic back or knee pain, setting that teen up for a lifetime of pain.
The most remarkable thing all of these athletes have in common is a pronounced muscle imbalance. The Adolescent Athlete Injury Prevention Program works to identify these muscle imbalances and correct them BEFORE an injury occurs.
All of our athletes get a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and a custom program to target all of their deficits. This program is designed for athletes aged 7-18 and works best when repeated every 6-12 months to account for growth spurts and changing physical activity levels with different sports seasons.
This program is also ideal for those athletes in the early onset of pain/discomfort, prior to developing a full-blown injury. The focus of this program is to resolve pain, correct the imbalances, and prevent future injury.
Tight muscles? Unable to get a good stretch on your own?
We offer therapeutic stretching sessions that integrate muscular stretching with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. You lay on the mat while we do the work! It feels amazing! It works great as a post workout/post run cool down as well!
Rebecca has been a massage therapist since 2006. She offers deep tissue massage, myofascial release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, cupping and trigger point release.
Her sessions are a bit different from typical massage sessions. The first session starts with an evaluation so that she can identify the source of the pain. Because she specializes in pain relief techniques, your sessions will only focus on the area(s) that are causing pain/tightness/discomfort. You will remain dressed and your sessions will be done in sitting and/or laying down, depending on what muscles are involved.
Lifestyle Medicine Program
Lifestyle Medicine is the practice of using evidence based research to modify lifestyle behaviors in order to prevent, treat, or reverse chronic disease. It focuses on 4 primary pillars: Plant based nutrition, sleep and stress management, physical activity, and positive personal relationships. It is quickly emerging as one of medicine’s most effective approaches to HEALTHcare.
Imagine there was a pill available that research showed could decrease your risk of chronic disease up to 80%, could add approximately 10 years to your life, could help you lose weight, improve athletic performance, improve your immunity, decrease pain and inflammation, was relatively inexpensive, had no side effects, and was safe for everyone. Would you take it? What if I told you that research shows that focusing on the 4 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine has been shown to do all of these things by addressing the CAUSE of disease, not just treating the symptoms.
Rebecca is certified in plant based nutrition through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. A Whole Food Plant Based diet has been scientifically proven to prevent and reverse heart disease and Diabetes as well as lower your risk for Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, improves Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis pain, and systemic inflammation that often contributes to pain. It also improves immune function, lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and often improves athletic performance and muscle recovery.
One of Rebecca’s favorite quotes is from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. It says” Genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger”. Just because diseases like heart disease and diabetes run in your family does not mean you are doomed to suffer from them. A whole food plant based diet can significantly lower your risk.
To top it all off, a plant based diet is also good for the environment! Want to decrease your environmental footprint? Going plant based is a HUGE step in that direction!
In this wellness/coaching program Rebecca will educate you on how this way of eating can promote health and help you step by step as you make the transition. She will direct you to online resources from reputable plant based doctors, as well as help you navigate the grocery store, and even eating out. She has been plant based since 2017 and in that time she has discovered plenty of tricks and tips to make the switch easier. Her coaching clients get a FREE membership to her closed FB group (it’s $10 per month for non clients) where we share recipes, tips, tricks, motivation, support, humor, and science based nutritional research. As your coach, she will also be there to support you when times get tough. Together, we will work as a team to reach your goals!
You can even do all of your coaching sessions via telehealth or E-Visits if it is more convenient to do your sessions from home.
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