Holistic Therapies

potAmerican Holistic Medical Association

What is Holistic Medicine?

“Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors. Holistic healthcare practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life’s most powerful healer. In practice, this means that each person is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease. Disease is understood to be the result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalance. Healing, therefore, takes place naturally when these aspects of life are brought into proper balance. The role of the practitioner is as guide, mentor and role model; the patient must do the work – changing lifestyle, beliefs and old habits in order to facilitate healing. All appropriate methods may be used, from medication to meditation.”

Services

Occupational Therapy

At Holistic Therapies 4 Life OT services are focused on Health and Wellness which will includes:

  • Occupational Therapy to improve one’s quality of life through the engagement in life activities.
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy to enhance a child’s quality of life through play
  • Yoga Therapy Including:
    1.   Structural Analysis of a Clients Body
    2.   Meditation
    3.   Mind-Body Connection Therapies (i.e. Craniosacral Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Listening Therapies)
    4.   Pain Management (Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Issues, and Musculoskeletal Related Issues)
  • Nutritional Guidance (General Nutritional Counseling)
  • Neurorehabilitation (Cognitive Retraining for Executive Functioning Difficulties such as Brain Injuries, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, etc.)

Each evaluation entails:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach implemented goals
  • An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan

Gathered through the following assessment:

  1. Medical History Questionnaire
  2. Caregiver/Family Interview
  3. Ayurvedic (science of life) Questionnaire
  4. Structural Assessment of a Client’s Body
  5. Clinical Observations
  6. Rating Scale Inventory (Pain, Stress, and Happiness Inventory Rating Scale)
  7. Implemented Goals/Plan of Care with the Client and Family

Wellness Yoga

yoga_sm“Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar.

Wellness yoga teaches students and clients that the body, mind and spirit work in unison. When one aspect isn’t functioning properly your life will not be balanced and this could cause distress in the body which could lead to disease. Yoga a sister science of Ayurveda is that key to open the door to create harmony by aligning the body, mind, and spirit into one unit. This will allow you to surrender to what life has to offer you. Yoga can easily be integrated into your life. You just need to be taught! This is how – For every client and student looking for freedom from the mind and to feel connected with the body through yoga asana (flow, restorative, and form), breath work, meditation, and contemplation, Wellness Yoga holds the space for you to then take yoga “off the mat” and utilize it into your everyday life.

What makes Wellness yoga unique is that you are taught by yoga teachers who are integrative medical practitioners who know the anatomy and physiology of the body. This ensures your safety while in a pose and to advance your yoga practice through proper assists and modifications! Wellness yoga is geared towards beginner and intermediate students as well as a student who has a pathology, injury, illness, or wants to surrender to what life has to offer. Come and explore as we support you in this safe and welcoming environment.

Services:

  • Weekly yoga classes
  • Monthly restorative workshops
  • Educational Workshops on yoga philosophy, meditation, empowerment, self-care, Ayurveda, spiritual philosophy, etc.
  • Private Yoga Therapy