Wellness and Whole Body Care in Golden, CO

Patient centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease.

By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual's unique needs.

Integrating Best Medical Practices, incorporating both traditional and alternative therapies and methods, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and movement, and the use of therapeutic diets, detoxification program or stress management techniques.
An integrative, science-based healthcare approach, considering the complex web of interactions in the patient's history, physiology and lifestyle that can lead to illness. Including internal (mind, body, spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors in the evaluation of an individual's whole body wellness.

Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution of the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st Century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered health system to a more patient centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual

Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. These complex conditions are not adequately address by the short term solutions that are available through medical means.

Somatic Education

Does your back hurt? Do you have trouble focusing your attention? Have you stopped participating in activities you used to enjoy?

The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.

Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements.

Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method. We improve our well being when we learn to fully use ourselves. Our intelligence depends upon the opportunity we take to experience and learn on our own. This self learning leads to full, dynamic living. Our abilities to function with a greater range of ease and skill, remain to be developed. The Feldenkrais Method is based on the principles of physics and biomechanics, an empirical understanding of human physiology and the connection between mind and body.
Practitioners use gentle movement and directed attention with the aim of increasing ease and range of motion, improving flexibility and coordination and ultimately rediscovering an innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Link to additional information: http://www.feldenkrais.com/

We improve our well-being when we learn to fully use ourselves."

—Moshe Feldenkrais

These complex conditions require a systemic, whole body approach that is provided through functional medicine.

Practitioners use gentle movement and directed attention with the aim of increasing ease and range of motion, improving flexibility and coordination and ultimately rediscovering an innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.

Patients with orthopedic problems in bones and joints can use the Feldenkrais Method to assist in correcting poor posture or habits of movement that may cause pain. Movement therapies like Feldenkrais can also benefit people who suffer from distorted body images that contribute to eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions such a depression and anxiety. The exercises can re-educate the brain and nervous system to develop new ways of moving and perceiving the body, as well as elevating mood and increasing overall feelings of well-being.