Elizabeth Treeheart- Holistic Physical Therapist
Elizabeth Treeheart got her Bachelor’s from Purdue University. While working as an athletic trainer she realized her true passion was in healing. She went back to school to get her Master’s in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Elizabeth’s devotion for learning never stopped. She has received training in multiple techniques to support your body, mind, and spirit. She believes that everything is connected and without addressing all areas of your health, you cannot be at your best.
She addresses the body as a unit by taking a step back and looking at the whole body – What is your posture like? How do your skin and tissues move, including your organs, vessels, and muscles? Where are the areas that are thicker? These affected areas indicate areas that don’t glide/slide freely. What muscles are weak? What joints are tight? It’s like being a detective of the human body.
Physical Therapy – This traditional training includes instructing you how to properly stretch what is tight and strengthen what is weak, using various hands on techniques such as joint stretches and soft tissue mobilizations to help restore good posture and freedom of movement and to minimize pain and dysfunction. She has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist for over 20 years. But she will not stop with just physical therapy. She will intuit and utilize other tools she has been trained in to best support your recovery, or help you find what you need if it is beyond her capabilities.
Visceral manipulation (VM) is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. This techniques does not focus solely on the site of pain. Elizabeth will evaluate the entire body to find the mechanical source of the problem. This gentle technique helps restore tissues inside the body to move, slide, and glide over surrounding structures. Things can get stuck from poor posture, disease, infections, scar tissue, poor diet, emotional stress, lack of exercise or dehydration. VM was developed by world renowned French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barrel who was named “one of the Top Healing Innovators to watch in the new millennium” by Time Magazine.
Craniosacral therapy – This technique uses a soft touch equivalent to the weight of a nickel. Practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. Our bodies compensate from all the stresses we experience, though the body can only handle so much before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Time Magazine also named the developer of this technique, Dr. John Upledger, one of America’s “Next Wave of Innovators” for his proven clinical applications of Craniosacral Therapy.
Intuitive Counseling – Emotional turmoil can affect us physically and also may interfere with our ability to take care of our bodies. Many of us have felt blocks to eating right, exercising, and taking good care of ourselves in order achieve optimal health. This technique supports Elizabeth to help you with emotional components that might be impacting you. She has been training with internationally known intuitive counselor, teacher, author, human rights activist and now internet radio and TV host Beth Green, a pioneer in the application of intuitive process to guide us in all areas of our lives.