Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I see you?

I am the only former engineer practicing these advanced techniques. This gives me a unique ability to analyze cause and effect, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. The body, like other electro-mechanical systems responds in predictable ways to certain stimulus. When dysfunction is present these responses can be complex, varied, and confusing. My background in engineering gives me the ability to quickly recognize patterns and determine root cause.

What should I wear to sessions?

Wear the same clothes that you might wear to a workout. This allows you to remain comfortable while making it easy for me to assess range of motion and muscle tone. Do not wear jeans or denim.

What is your process for a treatment?

At the beginning of every session – I gather history. This involves asking questions related to surgeries, accidents, broken bones, trauma, sports, and jobs. This usually takes around 5 minutes, followed by another 5 minutes of me doing some assessments of range of motion or muscle tests related to the area in question. Then I proceed with palpation, or put simply – touch. I feel the major muscle groups of the body with my hands to get an idea of which muscles are hypertonic (tight), and which are hypotonic (not-tight). With this mental map of which structures are tight, I come up with a theory for what is causing the pain or discomfort. Then through a series of challenges, I test that theory. If the theory passes the scrutiny of testing, I proceed with treatment – which usually involves treating a structure that is excessively tight using Active Release Techniques (R), followed by reinforcement of a new movement pattern (via NKT) so the problem doesn’t return.

How are your treatments different than physical therapy?

Note: I am NOT a physical therapist. That being said, it depends a lot on the what physical therapist you compare against. When I was a patient in physical therapy, I was usually treated by the PT for about 10 minutes before an assistant took over and walked me through some exercises, ice treatment, and electrical stimulation. Using ice and e. stimulation are in my opinion, completely ineffective. However insurance does allow billing for these treatments – which is why many business savvy physical therapists use it. On the other hand, many physical therapists that I meet at my courses don’t practice this way. They believe (as I do) that electrical stimulation and ice are a waste of time. They either accept only cash from their clients, or see them a full hour themselves and take a significant pay cut.

What is your cancellation policy?

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time, or simply fail to show up to your appointment, that session must be paid for in full.