Leah Darling, PLC
Myofascial Release & Pilates Center Scottsdale
Treatment Options                        

Initial Session $150

During your initial session I review your history and assess standing posture, body alignment, joint mobility, biomechanics and perform a movement analysis.  In addition, I assess the different systems of the body which include the bones, joints, muscles, fascia, skin, nervous and lymphatic systems.  In further assessments I evaluate joint range of motion, mobility, muscular strength, flexibility and feel for Myofascial restrictions and rigidity.  Once I assimilate and process all this information I can then organize and design an appropriate, individualized treatment program. From the information gathered in this session we can discuss treatment options. 

Physical Therapy $150
(PT session)

Follow up Physical Therapy sessions may include a combination of Myofascial Release, Pilates, EQUESTRIAN PILATES®, CranioSacral Therapy and joint mobilization.  PT sessions may also include a specific Pilates based exercise program and a home self care plan specific to you and your needs.

Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, poor posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bone and organs. Many people suffering with pain and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems. The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release (MFR) Approach consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into fascial restriction.  This results in increased flexibility and pain relief.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, light-touch method of evaluating and enhancing the CranioSacral system, the environment in which the brain and spinal cord function.  This noninvasive, hands-on technique is used to located and treat restrictions in the body by monitoring the CranioSacral Rhythm. 

Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health. Pilates focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns.  Leah designs an individualized program to address your unique needs. She then blends numerous Pilates exercises to enhance your body awareness into a positive movement experience.  These sessions may include mat, reformer, arc, ladder barrel, step barrel and trapeze table.

Each follow up session is one hour including any new history, treatment, concluding conversation, payment and scheduling.

Business or Treatment Consultation  $150

These sessions provide you the opportunity to work collaboratively for clinical education on complex client scenarios or building or enhancing your practice. Phone or in person sessions may include gathering information, dialogue, clinical education, treatment session planning, recommendations, questions/answers for clinical or practice building, marketing and private practice sales.

Therapist Mentoring $150

Therapist Mentoring sessions allows you to connect and learn from Leah in private, individualized sessions. Leah has been a therapist since 1994, providing Myofascial Release since 1997 and has been a full instructor with the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release seminars since 1999.  Take this opportunity to learn, ask questions and enhance your assessment skills, refine your techniques, enhance your intuition and feel an "Expert MFR" therapists touch.

Myofascial Cupping and Kinesiotaping

Cupping therapy has been around for approximately 5,000 years.  "Where there is stagnation, there will be pain.  Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain."  During treatments this modality of dry/static/fixed cupping is used for its mechanical effects, fluid dynamic theories and neuro-chemical effects.  In general terms the cupping helps create space by seperating the tissue layers, brings more blood into the area and facilitates healing enzymes to the area.  

 Myofascial Kinesiotaping helps with pain mitigation, decompression and support.  The cupping and taping can be used alone or in combination during treatment sessions.

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