People seek our assistance for many conditions from head to toe. Often your condition is in the company of a larger history, body reaction and compensation pattern. To treat only at the area that you feel pain or weakness, would be a disservice to you. You are worth the investment of a full body recovery and comprehensive resolution of your condition. Our patient focused approach allows for your highly trained physical therapists to assess and treat almost any pain or physical limitation that is part of your bigger story. If you do not see your condition, this is not full list. Please contact us to discuss the opportunities.
In Louisiana, with the Stress preparing for a manual therapy certification test, the CFMT test in 2013, I developed a Autoimmune disease called Pernicious anemia, and ultimately B-12 deficiency. It caused me to have weakness and numbness into both hands and both feet. It also ate away the back of my spinal cord causing an electrical jolt down my body every time I looked or bent down. It has taken time but I have recovered now 90%. The medications took care of much of the original cause of the symptoms but it required long term and very skilled care from PT to help repair the continuing nerve pain and weakness. I still know something isn’t quite right but I am very grateful to have Hope that things will continue to improve.
Autoimmune disease-a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.
Doctors don’t know why your immune system starts to attack your own body but there is a more typical demographic whom contract diseases. Women get autoimmune diseases at a rate of about 2 to 1 compared to men — 6.4 percent of women vs. 2.7 percent of men. For women, it usually starts in their childbearing years. Genetics also plays a role with some diseases occurring more in certain ethnic groups. Also, if your parents had an autoimmune disease you are more likely to have an autoimmune disease.
Now I don’t want anyone to think we have a cure for an autoimmune disease. What we offer is treatment for and often resolution of many of the life changing symptoms that come with these terrible conditions. Nerve Pain: The biggest impact for me was relief of Nerve pain. Other than taking Neurontin the traditionally medical community was not much help. Neurontin (gabapentin) also comes with significant side effects and alters your mood, weight and stress levels. At Kinect, We can look at nerve centrally in a group or often individually and change where the nerve is entrapped and what motion or movement it has available. I was told that there was a Fire in my nervous system, the great physician resources I had put out the fire but I needed physical therapy for the clean up and remodel. Unfortunately, while traditional Physical is very good for recovery of strength and sometimes motion, Specific nervous system treatment is often lacking.
Joint Pain: Joint pain seems to be another source of annoyance of many Autoimmune diseases. Often, hand and knee pain but it can also present in the back, neck, hips or feet. It is often debilitating and sometimes deforming. Many thing can affect this pain and very good meds exist to help, but again often with many side effects. Things that can be contributing to this pain include, vascular restriction and nerve conduction limitation (entrapments), weakness and joint surface inflammation. At Kinect we have the ability to look and treat all of these causes and many more that I don’t have time to mention. It is complicated and takes time for a complete system evaluation. This is another reason our model, of 1 hour appointments, gives us that ideal.
Swallowing: Finally, although we treat many other symptoms I wanted to go into swallowing. With thyroid disorders especially, but also with MS, Parkinsons and other autoimmune diseases there can be difficulty with vocalization and swallowing. We have specific training for these type of patients. Looking at the mechanism from brain–>nerve–>muscle–>movement, also, evaluating airway and tongue, we are introducing therapy not often seen in the world much less Monterey. We can assist with problems in the airway, Jaw, vocal cords, esophagus, sinuses, inner ear canal and broncials as examples. This is done without medications or expensive diagnostic equipment.
In the end this population holds a special place in our heart. I have both treated and been treated for autoimmune disease and want to sprinkle hope that the symptoms can be dealt with and improved. You should feel a noticeable change the first and every visit. Please, call to make your appointment.