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Success Stories – Mission Hills Physical Therapy – Matrix Energetics – Integrative Manual Therapy

January 19, 2011
for more success stories http://www.missionhillspt.com/testimonials

Mission Hills is staffed with a great team of people who really care about their clients and have an extensive knowledge of health.  Christine S.

I really appreciate the holistic approach they take– not only do they work on the affected body part to bring it back to full function, but they look at what is going on throughout the entire body to see what may be related. Christine S.
After a week or so of doing the exercises, I was running without any problems.  David A.
Matrix Energetics helped me move on from areas I felt emotionally stuck in, to other outlooks which I feel serve me better, thus helping me to feel happier and more satisfied with life.  M.B.
I have been helped so much from the treatment here, and the care goes beyond the basics and is about how to create fundamental changes in life to improve everything.  Mick G.
Great view on holistic and integrative manual therapies.  They don’t just stick you on a machine that buzzes you, but will readjust the energies in your body and send you home with great tips.  Christie Y.
The therapy there is literally “laying on of hands”, but in a systematic way that works miracles!   S.H.
Through therapy I have more flexibility and tremendously decreased pain in ankle and foot. C.F.
When I first came to Mission Hills Therapy one month ago, I could barely walk. … they were able to help me feel better the first day. S.G.
I had knee pain for 2 months, could not exersise or run; after coming ot mission hills pt and after 3 treatments I could jog.  J.P.
The folks at MHPT are just great, very caring and professional. The work that Ralph at MHPT has done on my knee has led to a marked improvement in function. Their methods are interesting and extremely effective!  K.K.
I was not able to jog more then a few blocks without my knee hurting me and forcing me to stop. After  my first few sessions I noticed I was able to jog up to a 1/2 mile. By the end of my treatment I was up to 4.5 miles.  E.K.
Within the 30 minute session, a large portion of that pain went away which was something I had for years. They gave me techniques to use at home to help keep the pain away which was perfect for me and my busy lifestyle.   E.K.
Mission Hills PT is more than just a group of incredibly talented, skillful, insightful, and inspired therapists – you cannot go wrong with any of them – it is an entire community of practitioners and patients devoted to achieving the very highest well-being.  Molly K.
A year ago I hobbled up the steps to see Ralph, on the advice of a friend. I had chronic neck pain, pain behind my knees, and digestive problems…. When I left that day my knees were perfect as was my neck. … The symptoms never returned.  Gretchen E.
July 22,2005 is the day everything changed. It was my first day at Mission Hills Physical Therapy… I call Ralph, Danielle, and Daniza my ‘miracle workers’ because they truely are. I am constantly amazed at how much better I feel and how my quality of life has improved.  Mandy Z.
I can feel improvements in my body that I have not felt before and it gets better daily… I HAVE NOT FELT THIS GOOD IN YEARS. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH M.H.P.T….. You all gave me the light to guide me through a very dark tunnel. I am looking forward to living my life again .  Jennifer H.
A neck injury due to an auto accident brought me into Mission Hills Physical Therapy and to some of the best care I have ever received.   Erin C.
I feel the short time I’ve been coming here, I really feel a big difference in the way I feel and the things I can do. J.D.
I’m an optimistic person and was hoping this time would be better but, I could never have expected it to be this much better. Mike S.

Now it’s August and I have complete range of motion in my left shoulder. Simply put: AMAZING! I am glad I went there! Janis C.

I now am able to walk correctly and am back to walking the hills around my home 4-5 times a week. No more do I get out of breath or exhausted. (I am 73 years old) H.R.
I have regained the use of my left arm. My range of motion has greatly improved, my pain is almost gone and I am never awakened by pain. M.D.
I have returned completely back to normal strength and have total range of motion in my shoulder.   Travis R.
I am a very active Triathlete and have seen my share of physical therapists;At Mission hills PT each therapist individually provided the best care I have ever received.  Kristina W.
At the end of that first session Danielle had me perform the range test once more with much improvement from only an hour earlier.   Drew A.
My first visit to Mission Hills Physical Therapy brought immediate relief and relaxation to my back. …. It is almost miraculous to me that I can sleep, walk, sit, stand, swim, care for the grandchildren, and move freely without fear after twenty therapy sessions. My reflux is greatly reduced to almost minimal. I feel happy and strong again. Lynn B.
After the second session I felt so much lighter in my neck and shoulders that I really could not remember when the last time it felt this good. O.F.

I came in with excruciating pain in my lower legs from running injuries. I couldn’t sit for more than 5 minutes with legs bent. I couldn’t walk down the stairs without letting out “ouches”.  After weeks of therapy, I can honestly say that I’m cured! M.L.

 

On the whole, my entire body feels better and more relaxed. M.B.
This unique therapy is administered by loving kind gentle souls who are truely doing healing work!  Alan M.
I feel most fortunate to have experienced the services at Mission Hills Physical Therapy–it is a remarkable center. Dr. Salvatore Ambrosino
I am convinced that it was because of your treatment I was able to complete the marathon, and I am pleased to report that I continue to run with virtually no knee pain.  Bill Otto
Today I feel like I’m in greater control of my physical circumstances and have made changes to my life that are going to help me as I age – with gusto and grace!  Cathie H.
I have had 8 treatments for Plantar Fasciitis after having several months of pain – I no longer have any pain – thank you, thank you! Maureen H.
I could not shake anyone’s hand without it causing intense pain, and combining my own hair was extremely painful. Now, I can lift my arm and ball my fist. I can even shake hands and comb my hair without being in too much pain.  Clara M.
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Fibromyalgia Causes and Treatments – Integrative Medicine, Complimentary Alternative Medicine, Matrix Energetics Perspectives

July 20, 2010

Fibromyalgia

by Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMTC

certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner

www.missionhillspt.com

What is it?  What are the causes of it?  Has anyone ever fixed it up?  Does any one that ever had a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia have a true success story?   Has anyone been cured from Fibromyalgia?

What does Fibromyalgia mean?  Well if you break it down it is “Fibro” which means connective tissue and “my” which means muscle and “algia” which means pain.  So a big medical sounding word but all it really means is connective tissue and muscle pain.  So that doesn’t really say what it is but merely says what the symptoms are.

so what are the symptoms:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on a person’s  body where slight pressure causes pain.

Fibromyalgia occurs in about 2 percent of the population in the United States. Women are much more likely to develop the disorder than are men, and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age. Fibromyalgia symptoms often begin after a physical or emotional trauma, but in many cases there appears to be no triggering event.

The pain associated with fibromyalgia is commonly described as constant, dull, and  aching.  It typically arising from muscles.  The pain occurs on both sides of a person’s body both above and below the waist.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by tender points. Tender point locations include:

  • Back of the head
  • Between shoulder blades
  • Top of shoulders
  • Front sides of neck
  • Upper chest
  • Outer elbows
  • Upper hips
  • Sides of hips
  • Inner knees

Fatigue and sleep disturbances
People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they seem to get plenty of sleep. Experts believe that these people rarely reach the deep restorative stage of sleep. Sleep disorders that have been linked to fibromyalgia include restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.

Other conditions which seem to go with Fibromyalgia:

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Ok so does that sound like the medical profession knows what it is and what causes it?  Not really.  Basically all western medicine has to offer is to list the symptoms and lump them together and call it a syndrome.  Not much help there.

With Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), we have found some signs in the body that are found when someone presents with this syndrome.  They are as follows:

1.  toxicity – with IMT we can do an assessment called Myofascial Mapping to determine areas of dysfunction.  With this Mapping assessment what we have found is pathology in areas indicating Toxicity;  This includes motilities and rhythms in the body associated with infection and inflammation.

2. Lymph system problems.  We find decreased lymph flow.  Basically the toxicity is backing up and the lymph system is having a hard time cleaning it.

3.  Decreased elimination systems.  We find problems in the Liver, hepatic and portal veins, sigmoid colon, spleen and kidneys/ureters.  Basically the routes of elimination are having a hard time dumping the toxicity.

4.  Increased % of extracellular water compared to % of intracellular water.  This is due to toxicity again.  The body is trying to wall off and dilute the toxins so the cells are dehydrated and the water is more outside the cell than inside the cell.  In this case the chemical reactions in the body cells are compromised and the communication between cells is decreased.  If left unchecked this can lead to serious problems.

5.  Inflammation.  With all the above going on the body is inflamed.  The body can’t dump toxins and it gets irritated.  Then the body starts fighting the infection and toxicity and turns up the cortisol levels and adrenals.  When this happens the body is in “fight or flight” and does not heal well.

So what to do?

With IMT we have manual therapy hands on techniques to clear the above problems.  With Matrix Energetics we have a way to supercharge the IMT and help it occur faster and continuously.  Patients can continue to improve even after leaving the office.

I’m including a success story from one of our clients.  We saw her 6 visits and she had results that we see in our office.

Her Success Story:

Below is the description I wrote up about my experience with you and

Matrix Energetics.

I’m excited about the changes in my life!  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written November 16, 2009:

= Miraculous

Transformation!

I have been a seeker of many types of transformation for as long as I

can remember.  In August of 2009, I was getting ready for a trip to

Italy and was concerned because I had a number of physical conditions

that made traveling difficult.  I wondered what to do and who to see.

My intuition told me to go see Ralph Havens P.T. I had been treated by

Ralph about 6 years prior and thought he may be able to help me again.

My concerns this time were:

•   Back pain, especially when sitting for longer than ½ hour

(sometimes less).  This was very pronounced when sitting in airplane

seats even on short flights and the trip to Italy would be 15 hours!

(was I out of my mind to consider it?)

•   Pain in both shoulders:  I was unable to carry anything over my

shoulders like a shoulder strap purse that weighed more than one pound.

•   Groin pain when doing certain Yoga moves.

•   Neck pain

I only had time for 3 appointments with Ralph before my trip.  The first

was on August 31st 2009.

I wasn’t really convinced that just 3 treatments would do any good but I

decided to give it a try.   On the first visit Ralph didn’t seem to be

doing much, just holding his hands on, over and around me in various

ways.  However I had a sense of total trust that whatever the heck he

was doing, was a good thing, so I just relaxed and went with the flow.

I later found out he was doing Matrix Energetics.

At first, I just felt deeply relaxed and then, very unexpectedly, my

body began to move on its own.  Wow!  I knew something amazing was

happening.  I didn’t know what and I didn’t care because I just knew and

trusted that it was a good thing.

On the way home, after the first treatment I felt euphoric.  Everything

seemed different.  I was happier, more at peace.  The sky was intensely

beautiful.  Something wonderful was occurring!

On the next few visits my body responded to the Matrix Energetics by

moving in some very dramatic ways.  I just let it move where it

wanted….a strange but agreeable experience.  Ralph said that some of the

things my body was doing were like advanced Qigong moves.  I wouldn’t

know, as I’ve never taken Qigong.  Also some movements occurred as if my

body were in a Chi machine.  Cool!

The movements periodically continued outside of PT as well.  It was

rather humorous to be watching TV and start moving spontaneously.  My

husband didn’t know what to think!

After the 3 treatments, I was off to Italy.  I made it on the 15 hour

flight without significant pain.  Yes I still needed pain pills and my

TENS unit, but I MADE it!  That may not sound like a miracle, but to me

it certainly was.  The longest plane trip I had previously been on was

only 6 hours. Even with pain pills and TENS, I was in significant pain

in the past.

While in Italy, I was able to carry a small backpack filled with

groceries for about 45 min.   Another miracle!  I hadn’t been able to do

anything like that in years without significant shoulder, neck and/ or

back pain

I also had times of pure, intense joy, so lovely and unexpected that

tears came to my eyes.  The joy did not have so much to do with anything

in particular that was going on, it was, rather, coming from a place

deep within me.  I have suffered from depression for many years, so this

was an amazing gift.  I’m tearing up with gratitude as I type this.

After returning from Italy, I scheduled more appointments with Ralph,

and we continued with the Matrix Energetics.

Here are some of the things I have noticed which I believe are related

to the sessions:

•   My Yoga poses are easier and I feel more flexible.

•   I have virtually no right shoulder pain.

•   Orgasms that are more intense and pleasurable than ever before

in my life.

•   I have many moments of profound joy. (more on this below)

•   The ability to go with ‘what is’ …living, experiencing and

honoring the present moment.

•   Less back pain while sitting

The lovely moments of joy that I began to notice in Italy have

continued, and occur more frequently.   It can arise at anytime,

anyplace (even doing dishes!), because it’s coming from within me and

also from an interconnectedness that is beyond me. It’s not determined

by my circumstances.

For a long time I have known, intellectually, that all the things in my

life are there for a reason and should be honored.  After the Matrix

Energetics with Ralph, however, I was able to know and experience this

on a deeper level.  One day in particular comes to mind.  I was on my

way over for a session with Ralph and I felt physically and emotionally

terrible.  I am a sensitive person.  What I mean by this is that I react

to many things in my environment in what can be considered a negative

way.  Many foods, dust, chemicals, cigarettes, perfume etc. make me feel

physically or emotionally ill.  On that day, I was reacting to something

and felt very depressed.  I said to myself, “I wish I weren’t so

sensitive!”  I immediately had an epiphany……….NO! my sensitivities are,

in part, what makes me who I am.  I would not be who I am without them

and I love who I am!  I instantly felt something flip in me and….. POOF

the depression etc. was gone.   WOW!

Ralph had taught me something, on a previous session that helped with

this process.  Which was something like:  If one feels that something in

their life needs to be changed, then ask a question like:  “How has this

been useful?”  Let it drop to your heart.  Then ask something like: “If

it were different, how would it look?”  Drop that to your heart.  Then

forget about it and let it go.  This, along with the Matrix Energetics

in general allowed me to have that profound shift.

Do I think that Ralph or Matrix Energetics has totally caused these

changes?  Yes and no.   As I said, I have been a seeker of

transformation for many years.  I see what I experience with Ralph and

Matrix Energetics to be a kind of key to a door of transformation.  I

got to the doorway but was not quite able to step across the threshold.

What I struggled to achieve before, seemed to miraculously happen with

Matrix Energetics and Ralph Havens!

Thank You!

W.H.

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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Myositis, Environmental Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Matrix Energetics and Integrative Medicine / Therapy perspective

July 13, 2010

From Ralph Havens, certified Matrix Energetics Practioner

www.missionhillspt.com Ralph@missionhillspt.com

619.543.1470

Many labels and if you look thru the medical literature and treatment options one thing becomes clear.  Doctors and health professionals don’t know what it is and sure don;t know how to make it go away.

I’m going to start with a success story from one of my former clients.  I say former because I haven’t seen her in almost a year but she has sent me a few emails of what she noticed after our sessions.  I treated her with Matrix Energetics 3 sessions, then 3 more which were mostly going over her home program.

Here is the first email I received from a woman who was on permanent disability from chronic pain, environmental sensitivities, anxiety and depression among other ailments.  She was in her 50’s

Below is the description I wrote up about my experience with you and

Matrix Energetics.

I’m excited about the changes in my life!  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written November 16, 2009:

= Miraculous

Transformation!

I have been a seeker of many types of transformation for as long as I

can remember.  In August of 2009, I was getting ready for a trip to

Italy and was concerned because I had a number of physical conditions

that made traveling difficult.  I wondered what to do and who to see.

My intuition told me to go see Ralph Havens P.T. I had been treated by

Ralph about 6 years prior and thought he may be able to help me again.

My concerns this time were:

•   Back pain, especially when sitting for longer than ½ hour

(sometimes less).  This was very pronounced when sitting in airplane

seats even on short flights and the trip to Italy would be 15 hours!

(was I out of my mind to consider it?)

•   Pain in both shoulders:  I was unable to carry anything over my

shoulders like a shoulder strap purse that weighed more than one pound.

•   Groin pain when doing certain Yoga moves.

•   Neck pain

I only had time for 3 appointments with Ralph before my trip.  The first

was on August 31st 2009.

I wasn’t really convinced that just 3 treatments would do any good but I

decided to give it a try.   On the first visit Ralph didn’t seem to be

doing much, just holding his hands on, over and around me in various

ways.  However I had a sense of total trust that whatever the heck he

was doing, was a good thing, so I just relaxed and went with the flow.

I later found out he was doing Matrix Energetics.

At first, I just felt deeply relaxed and then, very unexpectedly, my

body began to move on its own.  Wow!  I knew something amazing was

happening.  I didn’t know what and I didn’t care because I just knew and

trusted that it was a good thing.

On the way home, after the first treatment I felt euphoric.  Everything

seemed different.  I was happier, more at peace.  The sky was intensely

beautiful.  Something wonderful was occurring!

On the next few visits my body responded to the Matrix Energetics by

moving in some very dramatic ways.  I just let it move where it

wanted….a strange but agreeable experience.  Ralph said that some of the

things my body was doing were like advanced Qigong moves.  I wouldn’t

know, as I’ve never taken Qigong.  Also some movements occurred as if my

body were in a Chi machine.  Cool!

The movements periodically continued outside of PT as well.  It was

rather humorous to be watching TV and start moving spontaneously.  My

husband didn’t know what to think!

After the 3 treatments, I was off to Italy.  I made it on the 15 hour

flight without significant pain.  Yes I still needed pain pills and my

TENS unit, but I MADE it!  That may not sound like a miracle, but to me

it certainly was.  The longest plane trip I had previously been on was

only 6 hours. Even with pain pills and TENS, I was in significant pain

in the past.

While in Italy, I was able to carry a small backpack filled with

groceries for about 45 min.   Another miracle!  I hadn’t been able to do

anything like that in years without significant shoulder, neck and/ or

back pain

I also had times of pure, intense joy, so lovely and unexpected that

tears came to my eyes.  The joy did not have so much to do with anything

in particular that was going on, it was, rather, coming from a place

deep within me.  I have suffered from depression for many years, so this

was an amazing gift.  I’m tearing up with gratitude as I type this.

After returning from Italy, I scheduled more appointments with Ralph,

and we continued with the Matrix Energetics.

Here are some of the things I have noticed which I believe are related

to the sessions:

•   My Yoga poses are easier and I feel more flexible.

•   I have virtually no right shoulder pain.

•   Orgasms that are more intense and pleasurable than ever before

in my life.

•   I have many moments of profound joy. (more on this below)

•   The ability to go with ‘what is’ …living, experiencing and

honoring the present moment.

•   Less back pain while sitting

The lovely moments of joy that I began to notice in Italy have

continued, and occur more frequently.   It can arise at anytime,

anyplace (even doing dishes!), because it’s coming from within me and

also from an interconnectedness that is beyond me. It’s not determined

by my circumstances.

For a long time I have known, intellectually, that all the things in my

life are there for a reason and should be honored.  After the Matrix

Energetics with Ralph, however, I was able to know and experience this

on a deeper level.  One day in particular comes to mind.  I was on my

way over for a session with Ralph and I felt physically and emotionally

terrible.  I am a sensitive person.  What I mean by this is that I react

to many things in my environment in what can be considered a negative

way.  Many foods, dust, chemicals, cigarettes, perfume etc. make me feel

physically or emotionally ill.  On that day, I was reacting to something

and felt very depressed.  I said to myself, “I wish I weren’t so

sensitive!”  I immediately had an epiphany……….NO! my sensitivities are,

in part, what makes me who I am.  I would not be who I am without them

and I love who I am!  I instantly felt something flip in me and….. POOF

the depression etc. was gone.   WOW!

Ralph had taught me something, on a previous session that helped with

this process.  Which was something like:  If one feels that something in

their life needs to be changed, then ask a question like:  “How has this

been useful?”  Let it drop to your heart.  Then ask something like: “If

it were different, how would it look?”  Drop that to your heart.  Then

forget about it and let it go.  This, along with the Matrix Energetics

in general allowed me to have that profound shift.

Do I think that Ralph or Matrix Energetics has totally caused these

changes?  Yes and no.   As I said, I have been a seeker of

transformation for many years.  I see what I experience with Ralph and

Matrix Energetics to be a kind of key to a door of transformation.  I

got to the doorway but was not quite able to step across the threshold.

What I struggled to achieve before, seemed to miraculously happen with

Matrix Energetics and Ralph Havens!

Thank You!

W.H.

Here is a follow up email from the same client:

Hi Ralph,

Happy New Year to you too!

Lots of changes over here.  I’m now eating only raw organic vegan food

so that’s quite a switch.  Also consuming super foods like blue green

algae.   I’ve had times of abundant energy and mental clarity and times

of extreme fatigue and brain fog.  As my oldest son, Brian, likes to

say………It’s all good!

I sat through most my acting class yesterday with very little back

discomfort (3 hour class)  A miracle!   My left shoulder is moving

easier with less discomfort……….a miracle!  I’m not taking any

herbs or supplements for anxiety or depression because I don’t need

them……..first time in many many years…..a miracle!  I’ve cleaned

out an entire drawer of many bottles of supplements that I don’t feel I

need anymore and made room for a gizmo that makes noodles out of

zucchini………yea!

I’m not afraid of the future.

I’m reading the “busting loose from the money game” book.  Parts I just

start laughing (in recognition of the truth) at because I’ve suspected

things like that for a long time.  But I sense that I’m not ready to

read it all yet.  I’m focusing on my health transformation.  I’m reading

the “Sunfood diet success system”  by David Wolfe.  It’s about having

health with raw vegan food,  but also about the spiritual, psychological

roll in vibrant health.  I’m learning a lot.

My body continues to go into Matrix mode every day.

Things are shifting that I don’t know how to talk about yet.

Thanks for helping me make this shift.

How are you?

Best wishes,

W.H.

And just recently I received this email from the same client:

Hi Ralph,
I hope this finds you well.  Making plans for your wedding?

I have some wonderful news concerning my 85 year old mother, Doris, who lives in Denver.
She had been having pain in her back/ legs for a long time now,  perhaps a year or so.  It became quite severe about a month ago, mostly in her legs, and in the last few weeks was getting unbearable and she was using a walker for the first time in her life. She had tried a number of treatments,  PT, Pilates, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc.  The Dr. tried steroid injections.. all of no help.  She finally was so bad that the Dr. recommended surgery which she readily agreed to……….a laminectomy and fusion.   The MRI  showed multiple causes for her issues.

I decided to fly out right away and help her.  I got here Thursday afternoon, July 1st.   It was hard to see my Mom in such a state.   Without pain meds,  she said the pain in her legs was a 10/10 and with narcotic pain meds, 8/10.  Ralph,  my Mom is a very tough lady and doesn’t usually complain about things even if I know she is in pain.  She was also really confused because of the pain meds and needed to use a walker for the first time in her life.

Let me back up just a bit now.  On the plane trip over here,  I brought along the Matrix Energetics book which I’ve had for a long time but never read.  Just reading the book,  my body started to move on it’s own in the familiar chi type movements that you noticed when you were treating me.  I decided to ask about this and wrote:
Dear God, please tell me about Matrix Energetics:
I got this message:
Dear being of the universe, there is immense pleasure in allowing what IS to manifest.  You don’t need to try to conjure up anything new, just experience what is there.  Become a beacon for all that is of the light.  It is beyond anything that you can imagine.  Let go and ask for what you wish.  The force is there to assist in ways that are amazing and sparkling with Divine energy.  The flow is in you now (more chi movements)  Feel it, use it,  enjoy it.

then I asked:
How can I use this to help Mom?
Love her where she is at.  Don’t try and change her.  Honor where she is at.  No change is possible without first honoring the person/souls process.  Be aware of helpers that come.  She has many that can be available to allow her to be free. Allow her guides to guide you.  Be open to the process.  Leave judgment at the door.
Me: thank you.

So this is the space I came to Denver in.  On Friday, July 2nd,  we had a busy day with medical appointments and I later told Mom a bit about Matrix Energetics.  I asked her if she was willing to let me try to do some work with her and she happily agreed.  I just followed my intuition re. what to do for her……went with some of the things you taught me and some energy healing work I had done in the past.  Mainly just went with the flow.

The next morning,  she didn’t take her narcotic pain pill,  only some ibuprofen.   To my amazement,  she went out into the yard with me where I was pulling weeds etc,  and sat on a little stone wall and put compost around her plants.  Later we were sitting on her porch and she looked over at me and said………..I don’t have any pain!  What?!!!!  Ralph it really was a miracle!   She went 4 more hours with no pain at all and then later in the day it came back a bit but only a 4/10.  She was walking around without her walker and even went downstairs to her basement to retrieve a folding chair to watch the fireworks!  (well,  OK, she was a day early,  but that could happen to anyone.)  lol
I can’t believe the change.  I’ve never seen such a quick turn around in all of my life!  Was is all do to the energy work?  I don’t know for sure,  but it seems to me that something miraculous happened and perhaps it’s not up to me to figure it out anyway.

We shall see what happens next!

Sending many blessings your way (for Jen too!)

W.H.

___________________

So what did I do?  And did I know what the cause of her condition was?  How did she heal? Was it something I did?  What is Matrix Energetics?

What I’ve noticed with my work as a Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner is that I feel blessed to be a part of someone’s healing and transformation.  With my Integrative Manual Therapy background I could let you know what I “saw” and what I “treated” but that would just be my Ego taking credit for something or trying to make sense of a Miracle.

I can tell you that we see Miracles daily in our practice.  With Matrix Energetics we drop into the space where “it’s already done” where “miracles happen” and we let go and allow it to happen.  But we also use our intent for specific outcomes by gathering power and activating it but at the same time Letting Go of any expectation or need for anything to happen.  I know it sounds confusing but this is the world of Matrix Energetics and it has it’s explanation in Quantum Physics, SuperString Theory, Morphic Fields, Scalar Physics and spiritual traditions.

To describe it or explain it would be akin to explaining or describing Fire.  You could get a PhD in Fire but you wouldn’t know squat about fire until you actually touched it; and in that instance you would not have any more questions about “what is fire”. You would Know It on a deeper level.  This is the best way to understand Matrix Energetics – Experience it for yourself.

call or email me anything you like and I’ll do my best to answer questions for you.  Also you could email me and I could send you a newsletter about Matrix Energetics.  But please call us and we can set up a time for you to Experience Matrix Energetics!

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC

Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner

www.missionhillspt.com

619.543.1470

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MVA – whiplash treatment options – Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Alternative Medicine, Energy Medicine, Matrix Energetics, Integrative Manual Therapy, Massage Therapy

July 13, 2010

After a motor vehicle accident, ( whiplash ) which type of treatment is best for you?  I have listed common and some uncommon treatment options.  What are the usual course of action after a car wreck and is there a better way for you?

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an alternative medical system. It takes a different approach from standard medicine in treating health problems.

The basic concepts of chiropractic are

  • Your body has a powerful self-healing ability
  • Your body’s structure (mainly the spine) and its function are related
  • The goal of chiropractic therapy is to normalize this relationship

Chiropractic professionals are doctors of chiropractic, or D.C.s. They use a type of hands-on therapy called spinal manipulation or adjustment. Many people visit chiropractors for treatment of low back pain.

NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The adjustments ( high velocity manipulations) are direct stretching techniques.  After a motor vehicle accident which is basically a high velocity injury, the muscle spindle of the spinal muscles is turned up resulting in spasms.  High velocity techniques such as chiropractic adjustments further activate the muscle spindle and can actually cause a whiplash type effect.  When getting any manual therapy it is a good idea to test and re-test range of motion and pain levels to determine if the treatment did something beneficial for the client.  Just because it “pops” doesn’t mean it’s fixed.  Checking how you move and feel after the treatment is key to seeing if this option works for you.

Physical Therapy

Basic Physical Therapy involves modalities such as Heat, Ice, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation and exercises to ease pain and restore movement and function.  Orthopedic Certified Specialists are trained in direct and indirect techniques to treat muscles, fascia and joints as well as neural tension.  My experience is that the indirect techniques work best; such as strain-counterstrain technique because as you put the injured areas on slack the muscle spindle is turned down and reset at a more comfortable resting length.  Again, testing and retesting pain, range of motion and function immediately after treatment is the best way to determine if this method is working for you.

Alternative Treatment Options are many and varied.  A partial list follows:

Reiki –

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

QiGong

Wisdom Healing Qigong is the translation of Zhineng Qigong in China.

“If you want to be healthy and live to 100, do QiGong.”
This was how Dr. Oz responded on November 1,  2007 during an interview with Oprah when he was asked out of all the health practices that one could do, what was the one practice that he would choose and recommend people practice to stay healthy. He added that Qigong reverses the aging process.

“As millions of people in China have already discovered, Qigong essentially reverses the aging process, while reducing stress, preventing illness, curing disease, and enhancing the overall quality of life.”
Master Mingtong Gu

QiGong is something I’ve practiced for years and I’ve found it amazingly effective in treatment of problems related to whiplash.  The one thing that qigong does that other methods don’t do well is helping someone tap into the “why did I have this accident”  Many times the universe is tapping at the door and giving a wake up call.  QiGong taps into the universal energy and can aid in healing on the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and other etheric levels.  I highly recommend this method to anyone for any condition.

Massage Therapy –

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

I see the benefits of massage daily as I have many massage therapists as friends.  Reading thru the massage therapy journals and The Burnham Review I see that massage therapy is highly studied in medical journals and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of ailments from whiplash. Again, I recommend some of the more indirect techniques such as tuina and shiatsu but for chronic and long term problems there is a place for the more direct structural integration or Rolfing techniques.

Integrative Manual Therapy

IMT developed by Sharon Giammatteo PT, PhD has helped thousands of people from chronic conditions including ailments from whiplash and motor vehicle accidents.  IMT uses indirect techniques to assess and treat causes of the problem which could be as varied as joint, muscle, nerve as well as organs, arteries, veins, and lymph vessels and nodes as well as mental, emotional and spiritual reasons someone is still hurting.  I would recommend finding a therapist who is certified in IMT and has the designation of IMTC.  For more info on IMT www.centerIMT.com and www.missionhillspt.com

Matrix Energetics

Matrix Energetics is an amazing healing and transformation modality that works in the expression of subtle energy physics and the concepts and laws of quantum physics, superstring theory and Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance. It was invented by Dr. Richard Bartlett, D.C., N.D., who is both a chiropractor and a naturopath.  This is the technology I now use for clients and others who are looking for true transformation on all levels; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and other.  With motor vehicle accidents and whiplash in particular, if a client has had the condition for a while and tried other techniques without help, Matrix Energetics is a way I’ve found that can shift them and get them back to healing.  We’ve got a newsletter describing it in detail at www.missionhillspt.com/newsletters and more information can be found at www.matrixenergetics.com; other information can be found on other posts on this blog www.missionhillspt.wordpress.com

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC

Certified Matrix Energetics Practioner

www.missionhillspt.com

619.543.1470

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Chronic Pain – Matrix Energetics and Integrative Medicine / Integrative Manual Therapy

June 29, 2010

What is it you do?  Can you explain it?

I could talk a lot about what we think we’re doing.  In fact what do any of us really know to be true?  I mean really know?  What scientific “fact” or idea hasn’t been disproved at a later date.  So I want to start with that.

We really don’t know what we do but we’ve been blessed to be part of someone’s healing, with miracles of all sorts and with transforming lives.  There are explanations that make sense to explain what we do but I am open to the idea that the reason they work is for reasons I may never know.

There are many techniques we know and use but overlying all of them is what is called Matrix Energetics.  With matrix energetics for us it really is a way of Being. It’s us being in the state of Grace.  There is a reproducible way to get there with Matrix Energetics.

Then what happens to our clients and their family and relationships is usually what you would call useful or good or beneficial.  It tends to show up in ways that the client likes such as healing an injured area or condition.  But it also tends to show up in unexpected ways of transformation in their lives.

So what do we do?

First we drop into the space where healing occurs.  You could call it grace, or the field, or God, or anything; but once you name it, you limit it and it’s not really something you could put in a word or phrase or even a book.  It’s kind of like Fire.  You could do a lot of talking about what fire is, what it feels like; you could show the physics of Fire but you won’t have a clue what it is until you touch it.  In that instance you experience what Fire is.  So we drop the client into this healing space and they get to experience what it is like to be in the presence of unlimited power and space.  Many times this is all that is needed to shift a person’s pattern of pain or problem to one of healing and transformation.  Stuff Changes.

Then we do what shows up.  So sometimes it will be a technique such as Integrative Manual Therapy.  We’re certified in IMT and have taken over 110 classes in this field alone.  IMT has an extensive series of assessment diagnostics using our hands to feel problems and conditions in the body systems such as joint, bones, muscles, and also organs, arteries, veins, lymph vessels and nodes as well as addressing issues around toxicity, pathogens, mental, emotional, spiritual, miasms and more.

We combine that with anything else we are trained in such as sole support orthotics, Kangen alkaline water machine, detox diets, gluten free programs, First Line therapy to address metabolic syndrome problems, and Pilates.

We have access to many methods and we will use whatever is appropriate for the client.  We drop into the space where healing happens with Matrix Energetics and then see what shows up that would be useful and transformative on all levels for our client.

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC

certified Matrix Energetics Practitoner

www.missionhillspt.com

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New Feldenkrais ATM class in San Diego – Falk Fedderson, PhD

April 28, 2010
openatm.org

openATM.org : ATM Class Monday April 26th at 6:30pm

Shoulders Back, Part 3: Simple Effortless Posture

This week’s ATM class is called “Shoulders Back, Part 3: Simple Effortless Posture” and is a continuation of the ATM lessons of the last 2 weeks and will tie both of those lessons together. Do you swim, do yoga, or just find yourself rounded because you type a lot? These lessons are designed to allow you to find a way to improve your posture in a simple effortless manner. If you plan on attending, it would be beneficial to try the last 2 week’s lessons (Apr 12th/19th 2010) on the ATM Recordings page

WHEN: Mondays at 6:30pm

WHERE: Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego CA 92103

INSTRUCTOR: Falk Feddersen Ph.D.

COST: ATM Class is offered on a donation basis. There is no minimum donation. For the first class, no donation will be accepted.

If you have previous ATM experience, please come join us for some fun and diverse ATM lessons. If you are curious but have never tried an ATM lesson, don’t let it stop you. No prior experience is required. Class runs about a hour. If you were not able to attend, the ATM class mp3 audio recording will be available for free at ATM Recordings within a few days.

For a listing of other ATM classes in San Diego see Feldenkrais Teachers in San Diego. The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego also hosts ATM classes Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.

For more information email falk@openatm.org. If you would rather not receive these email updates, let me know and I will take you off of the list.

Looking forward to seeing you in ATM class. -Falk

Feldenkrais®Feldenkrais Method®, and Awareness Through Movement® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America®.


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Description of Matrix Energetics Experience from Germany

April 11, 2010

Matrix Energetics: A note from Andrew, who attended Level 1 & 2 in Hamburg

This is from the Matrix message boards, but it’s so good we’re also posting it here.

Andrew, are you here in our group? I hope so.

I just returned to my home in Switzerland after having attended the Level 1 and 2 seminars in Hamburg, Germany. What an experience!

Day one started off with some pretty loud music and some “interesting” dancing / air guitar from Richard! I guess this is normal for these seminars! about 350 to 400 people on their feet dancing, clapping and just flowing with the music and Richard. Quite a kick-off!

Then the teaching started. Half an hour in I was wondering if I was in the right place (I’m an electronic engineer and a “healthy skeptic”)! But, as I am (from my years of Kung Fu and Chi Kung training), I just relaxed (as best I could) and went with what was going on. We got the 2-point first. When we headed off to practice my left brain was going “what the hell is this all about” and “I have no idea what I should be doing here”.

So there we were in our groups of 3 (or 4). I was supposed to work on someone. “But heck — what do I do?”. So, again, I relaxed and just did what Richard said. “BAM”, the “subject/reciver” fell into the arms of the kind catcher behind.

Left Brain: “What the hell did you just do?”
Left Brain: “I bet you can’t do that again!”
Right Brain: “Shut up, moron!”

So I tried again. Same result.

That, together with the GREAT fun way Richard and Melissa presented the material and the demonstrations, pretty much sums up my experience of day 1.

Back at the hotel in the evening, I was chatting with my wife (on the phone — she was back home in Switzerland). When she asked how it was going (even more skeptical than me), I just kind of said “I’m still not sure if I’m in the right place and I have no idea what is really going in. All I know is that I do (more or less) nothing and see people collapsing all over the place. It’s weird but it’s fun!”

Then came day 2. More loud music and dancing. More left brain saying “Get out of here!”.

Richard and Melissa started to introduce new concepts. We got “time travel”, “parallel universes” and “archetypes”. As Melissa so aptly put in regarding archetypes “Just halucinate out of your freaking skull!”. Great input for my left brain !

But again, I just went with the flow of events. And EVERYTHING seemed to work. My left brain still had NO IDEA what was going on. It was heading into overload, I think. Maybe, after the event, this was exactly what Richard was trying to achieve. Left brain was SO hung with trying to understand and rationalise, it just shut up!

Back at the hotel in the evening, I was again chatting with my wife. When she asked me how I was feeling about this now, I just replied “I have no idea!”. She was a little surprised at the anwser — but it was an honest one. My left brain just could not grasp what was going on nor why things were happening. Jees — day 3 (level 2) was about to hit me too.

OK. So now it’s day 3. My left brain is already completely overloaded. “Brain Fry”, if you like!

We got frequencies, windows and in the last part, modules.

Darn —– it all seemed to work. “What the heck is this all about?” says Mr. left brain!

It was quite an intensive day and I had to literally rush from the seminar (which was going to overrun a little) before it ended to catch my flight back home.

I spent the late evening (got home around 11pm) talking to my wife about how I still had no idea what was happening — but it seemed to work.

This morning (Easter Monday), my son told me he had some back issue from a snowboarding accident during the weekend. So I thought I’d just try out what I had “learned” during the weekend. I had no expectation. In fact, if I had any expectations, they were that it wouldn’t work. How wrong could I be?

My son had some clear shift in his upper spine which meant the left shoulder was about 2 inches higher than the right one. So, I took out my “toolbox” and “decided” on a simple 2-point. He rocked/swayed a little (to my utter delight). I then re-checked his shoulders ……… STRAIGHT and LEVEL! My wife was there (much bigger skeptic than me) and was “kind of surprised”. “This is fun” I thought. It felt right to carry on and I found a load of other stuff. Every time, I just followed the instructions Richard had given and used whatever came up for me — with instantaneous results! AMAZING!

So my wife is getting curious by now. I start to show her what I’m doing —- and she almost collapses on the floor. This is NOT what my wife usually does, I should add! I didn’t feel like I was done, so I carried on playing. Whatever came up (and some of it felt STUPID), I just went with it (as taught). And it just kept on working. My wife and I were laughing so hard. NOTHING works on her! But this seems to.

Now I’m going to work on (and practice with) my wife for the coming days/weeks to see what comes up and what we can change (particularly in her health). I have a good feeling right now — even though (or maybe precisely because) my left brain has no darn idea what is going on.

Final post for now (promise ). I don’t know if Richard and/or Melissa read this board, but in any case I would just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to both Richard and Melissa for this past weekend. I have a feeling the changes are just beginning.

Finally — if anyone out there is wondering whether or not this event is worth participating in. My opinion, as a skeptic, GO FOR IT. Let yourself be blown away by the fun and enthusiasm. Worst comes to the worst, it’s fun to watch people collapsing and listening to Richard’s infectious sense of fun and enjoyment.

Andrew