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 additional skills and techniques. This has led to a more focused approach using gentle, sensitive hands to discover and release adhesions and other tissue restrictions. His studies have been ongoing through various Institutes namely Milne, Barral, Upledger, Mackenzie and Barnes. He is well trained in Craniosacral Therapy, achieving Advanced level. In addition he has solid training and experience in SomatoEmotional Release and deep tissue release techniques such as Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation.
Marty is also fully trained in the Mackenzie Method of active spinal care, and has much experience with treating back and neck pain. In addition, he has developed a special interest in treating TMJ(jaw) pain, headaches/migraines and concussions.
" Allow me to introduce myself, I am a registered Physiotherapist that has been providing care in Alberta 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, which taught me that "releasing" tension on the brain, spinal chord, nerves and surrounding fascial network of the body, is a profoundly effective and comprehensive way of helping to eliminate pain and dysfunction in all areas of complaint. Techniques that increase nervous system freedom, reconnect communication and allow the brain-body connection to resume fully. This promotes healing and returns normal muscle tone and joint function. 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 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 deep in the body to relieve pain. CST also releases restrictions around 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 (starting with the weight of a nickel) to evaluate your internal environment, this technique is used to release restrictions found.CranioSacral Therapy has also effective in aiding the body's ability to help relieve individuals with 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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