Physical Medicine

ANNOUNCEMENT:We are currently NOT scheduling physical medicine visits. These visits have increase need in physician to patient contact without the ability to maintain recommended personal protection equipment. We look forward to offering these services again in the future when able.

Craniosacral therapy and Visceral Manipulation

Provider: Dr. Taylor Summers, ND

Craniosacral therapy (CST) and Visceral Manipulation are gentle hands-on bodywork techniques that identify and release restrictions held in the joints and tissues of the body. These techniques are based on the idea that every tissue in the body has a natural rhythm or motion that aids its function. This concept is most easily understood when we think about the rhythm of our heart beat or the peristaltic movement of the intestines. Restrictions held in the joints and organs, from injuries, surgeries, or stress, for example, often cause discomfort and dysfunction. Releasing these restrictions helps to restore normal motion to the body, alleviate discomfort, and improve function. These gentle non-invasive treatments also help to facilitate a parasympathetic state in which the body can rest and focus on healing.

CST can be useful for conditions including:

In adults:

  • Transient or sustained stress
  • Traumas, accidents, concussions
  • Muscle or nervous system disorders
  • Injuries to joints or spine
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Chronic headaches, migraines
  • TMJ, jaw pain, chronic sinusitis, recurrent ear infections
  • RA, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

In children:

  • colic
  • hip dysplasia
  • c-section or birth trauma
  • torticollis
  • recurrent ear infections

Visceral Manipulation can be useful for conditions including:

  • Constipation
  • GERD/Reflux
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Post-surgical adhesion prevention and release