Marty Calhoun B.Sc.,P.TCa
Registered Physical Therapist & Advanced
Marty received a degree in Physical Therapy from Queen's University prior to starting his Calgary practice in 1996. His practice has evolved over the years, blending Physical Therapy knowledge and experience, with more recently advanced skills and techniques. This has led to a more integrated, holistic approach using sound principles of medical rehabilitation combined with modern osteopathic techniques. Sensitive hands are used to discover and release tension, adhesions, and overall tissue restrictions. His studies have been ongoing through various Institutes namely Milne, Barral, Upledger, Mackenzie and Barnes. He has extensive training in Craniosacral Therapy, reaching Advanced level and has been using it in his sessions since 1999. In addition he has many years of training and hands on experience in deep tissue release techniques such as Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation.
Marty obtained level D training in the Mackenzie Method of active spinal care, and has practiced treating back and neck pain for many years.
Over the years, he has also developed a special interest in treating TMJ(jaw) pain, headaches/migraines and concussions.
" Helping people fully release and recover from trauma, injury and pain is what I love most about my job! I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my therapy approach. I am a registered Physiotherapist and have been providing care in Calgary since 1996. I began my practice in active care focusing on movement and therapeutic exercise, rather than passive modalities and cookie cutter Physio clinic approaches. I began rapidly gaining clinical and direct patient care experience. In so doing, I discovered that by first "releasing" excess tension from the brain, spinal chord, and surrounding fascial membrane, that the rest of the body will often follow the lead. A kind of short cut, releasing the body from the inside out, by using techniques that increase nervous system freedom, reconnect communication and allow the brain-body connection to resume fully, thus signalling the body to correct. The full connective tissue fascial network is at the same time also treated and released so that no resistance or pull remains. This promotes healing and returns normal muscle tone and joint function, and eliminates pain. The body can now do what it normally does, repair and become healthy. The sensitive nervous system and the body's vast connective tissue (fascial) network became a focus of intense study for me, via Osteopathic models such as Craniosacral, Myofascial and Visceral release approaches, as well as training in trauma recovery.
I have a wealth of experience treating "difficult" or "tried it all before" type problems that have not responded to conventional or generic approaches. Headaches,TMJ pain, behavioural issues, dizziness, post surgical pain, pelvic floor and women's health issues and symptoms/pain of unknown origin(idiopathic), make up a strong percentage of my caseload. The more common types of injury, pain and overuse such as neck, back and joint problems are also often seen in my practice.
My studies are ongoing and I am commited to applying sound principles of care, that are well grounded in clinical logic and rationale, but do not leave out the most important ingredients in healthcare, compassion and sensitivity. I take the time to be with my clients, one at a time and listen fully to what they have to say, because they know what is off, and can help me to help them. I look forward to hearing from you! "
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, light touch method of releasing tensions from deep in the body to relieve pain. CST most importantly releases restrictions from vital tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord to enhance central nervous system performance and allow the body to relax and self-correct. CranioSacral Therapy strengthens the body's natural healing processes to enhance resistance to disease and overall health. Using a light touch to evaluate your internal environment, this technique is used to release restrictions found. CranioSacral Therapy is highly effective in aiding the body's ability to heal and recover from pain, illness and dysfunction. Including:
Somato Emotional Release
SER is an aspect of Craniosacral Therapy in which tissue release uncovers emotional or stress related trauma in the body. Trauma enters the body in a specific way from an injury or impact and by realigning the tissue in the exact way that the initial trauma entered the body, the tissue along with any trapped emotional aspects from the incident can be released.
Fascia is a connective tissue that goes everywhere throughout the entire body! It is a supportive netting or sheathing that supports organs, arteries and veins, nerves, lymphatic tissue, muscle and bone. To be technically correct "myo" is latin for muscle and therefore myofascial speaks specifically of the fascia sheaths that surround every muscle in the body. Since all fascia interconnects in some way, regardless of what it is surrounding, when we perform myofascial release we are actually releasing all fascia in the body. For example, if tight abdominal muscle fascia is released so too will it give release and slack into the fascia that surrounds the organs underneath, as well as the nerve networks that course through the gut. This will subsequently release into the fascia surrounding the spinal cord. Can you see how important it is to find and free fascial restrictions?
Treatments are most often covered by Extended Healthcare under Physiotherapy.
212, 2120 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB.
(Clinic on the 2nd floor of Kensington Village II)
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