Pain will never be the same!

We specialize in treating chronic pain. Our program features:

 

  • Licensed physical therapists with more than 40 years combined experience
  • We integrate neuroscience and manual therapy
  • We teach active pain management skills
  • We include SounderSleepSystemTM techniques to help promote healthier sleep
  • We work with acute and chronic musculoskeletal, central and peripheral, and neuropathic pain conditions

 

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment

Marin Movement Center offers a comprehensive program for the prevention of  osteoporosis as well as improving bone strength. This physical therapy based program includes key principles of movement from the Feldenkrais Method and Bones For Life as well as strength and balance training. Physical therapists Marion Kregeloh and Magda Boulay work with each client creating individualized exercise programs. Our program includes:

Spinal alignment
Posture stabilization—”Power posture”
Strength training
Stretching
Weight-bearing activities
Fall prevention and balance training
Education: Lifestyle, Nutrition, Resources
Bones Fit workshops
Monthly support group

Please contact us for information about fee schedule, insurances or to schedule an appointment.

“You can be in charge of your bone health!
Learn the right way to exercise and walk tall again!”

 

 

Small Group Sessions For Osteoporosis

The small group sessions of maximum three people is an opportunity to learn in a very private and almost one-on-one environment. Participants can join with their friends or anyone who is interested to join a group. We meet for three two-hour-long sessions (three consecutive weeks) plus one hour review session. Dates and times can be coordinated according to the group's need. The meetings can either be held inside the Mt Tam Racquet Club or at Marion's practice in San Rafael. Groups can form at any time.This set-up provides greater flexibility for scheduling as well as more individual attention compared to a larger workshop.

Bones Fit Mini Group: this program is an Osteoporosis prevention and bone health workshop. Participants  learn the key principles of bone strength including power posture, resistance and weight-bearing exercise as well as stretching. The focus is on active exercise with custom-tailored instructions depending on each participant's needs. The class format provides ample individual instruction.
Written manual and resistance band included.

To schedule a session or for more information contact Marion at 415-479-1765.

 

Also check out our Bones Fit osteoporosis workshops under our classes menu.

 

Benefits of Feldenkrais


* Assists recovery
– Feldenkrais aids recovery from injuries, both orthopedic and neurological, esp. where lack of movement impairs function.
* Relieves overuse symptoms, e.g. repetitive strain injuries from worksite, sports, gardening, creative arts, etc.
* Whole person oriented – heightens awareness of patient’s “pattern “, creates increased agility, better mobility, improved balance and coordination.
* Speeds recovery and teaches new movement patterns to reduce re-injury.
* Breaks patient’s habits that cause stress and overuse.
* Improves athletic performance, e.g. tennis, swimming, golf.
* Patients move more efficiently and with greater ease.
* Reduces chronic pain – neck, back and shoulder pain, and hip, leg,, ankle, and foot.
* Improves breathing – Eases breathing and increases breath volume.

Marin Movement Center offers two approaches to Feldenkrais:

1. Functional Integration (FI)

This is an intensive individual one hour Feldenkrais session where patients are expertly guided by gentle touch and movement, as well as words. Patients are comfortably clothed and may either lie or sit on a treatment table. FI lessons are designed for patients who need an individual movement assessment and specific hands-on approach. Patients leave feeling energized, peaceful, and more connected to their bodies.

2. Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

This is a group one-hour Feldenkrais lesson where patients participate in a series of guided movements. Each series has a theme in which patients unfold through gentle, progressive movements, creating awareness of their movement habits and how they affect and limit them. Through this greater sense of awareness, patients can expand their potential for a broader range of movements, thus gaining new ways of easing everyday tasks.

Visit our class schedule page for dates and times of our weekly classes



Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

Rehabilitation in the water provides many benefits over land-based therapy including:

  1. Weight bearing—Exercise in water produces less spinal and lower extremity loading than the identical exercise performed on land.
  2. Thermal effect—Exercise in water provides a palliative thermal effect.
  3. Movement freedom—Exercise in water promotes more movement freedom, reduces stiffness and improves ROM while diminishing pain.
  4. Physical Conditioning—Exercise in water promotes physical conditioning.
  5. Somatosensory input—Movement of a body part through water increases somatosensory input, facilitating movement re-education.
  6. Safety—Patients may be challenged beyond limits of stability in water without the fear of injury from falling.
  7. Reduced effort—Standing in water results in a reduction in motor activity required from postural muscles.
  8. Improved psychological mood—Exercise in water promotes socialization and promotes psychological wellbeing.
  9. Improved sleep—Patients often report sleeping better and with less pain after aquatic therapy. This is especially effective with fibromyalgia.
  10. Improved access—Working in water allows the therapist better access to the patient.


Who can benefit from aquatic therapy?

Patients with a wide range of injuries and indications can benefit from aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is especially effective for the following indications:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Post-op, including hip, knee, arm and shoulder
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Postural weakness
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Gait training
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Work related injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Imbalance

 

Aquatic Therapy Strength TrainingWhat Happens at an Aquatic Therapy Session?

Patients do not have to know how to swim to participate in Aquatic Physical Therapy.Each session is individually designed to meet the patient's needs and utilizes different equipment depending upon the nature of the condition.

Treatment may include a warm-up followed by balance and stabilization exercises, strengthening, etc.

A pool session may last from 30 minutes to one hour.Land exercises and manual or hands-on therapy may also be prescribed in a patient's plan of treatment.

 

 

 

Please Note:  Aquatic Therapy is currently offered solely on a 'private pay' basis. We do not currently accept insurance for aquatic therapy. (A variety of insurance is accepted for regular land-based therapy.) Please contact us with any questions!