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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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How to locate a physical therapist – PTLinked.com View our Matrix Energetics / Integrative Medicine/Therapy practice

August 17, 2010

http://www.ptlinked.com/pt/userprofile/RalphHavens

A good site to help you locate a physical therapist in your area.  Or in our case a group of therapists using Matrix Energetics and Integrative Manual Therapy.

www.missionhillspt.com/staff

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Free Classes- Mission Hills Physical Therapy San Diego – Health Coaching

August 15, 2010

Free Events at Mission Hills Physical Therapy, while Kimberly Burnham, PhD is in San Diego

Kimberly Burnham, PhD is working at Mission Hills Physical Therapy for 2 weeks at the end of August. Call 619-543-1470 for an appointment or to schedule time to observe and work with her. There is more information on her webstie www.VisualizeHealth.net

Aug 18, 2010 Community Evening – Learn how to use information, visualization and your own hands to achieve Comfortable Movement and Deep Sleep

Aug 18, 2010 at Mission Hills Physical Therapy 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come play and learn with Kimberly Burnham, Ralph Havens and Jen Toussant.

This evening is open to anyone with an interest in self healing.

Call 619-543-1470 to sign up for this Free Event.

It will include the Transformation Shift Module Musculoskeletal System 07 (a $30 dollar value).

Morphic Field of Comfortable Sleep, Movement and Function

From the Mayo Fibromyalgia Program comes this information: 98% of the people with fibromyalgia had used some type of Complementary medicine therapy during the previous 6 months. “The 10 most frequently used CAM treatments were exercise for a specific medical problem (48%), spiritual healing (45%), massage therapy (44%), chiropractic treatments (37%), vitamin C (35%), vitamin E (31%), magnesium (29%), vitamin B complex (25%), green tea (24%), and weight-loss programs (20%).” according to Wahner-Roedler, 2007.

This Transformational Shift Module focuses on evidence for the use of nutritional approaches; treatments that shift substance P plasma levels (acupuncture and massage therapy); modalities which affect the autonomic nervous system (Reiki, Integrative Manual Therapy), exercise, acupuncture and more.

Another article highlights the use of manual therapy to improve autonomic nervous system function, which can help a variety of conditions including fibromyalgia…… Wheeler, L. (2004). Advanced Strain Counterstrain. Massage Therapy Journal, 43 Winter(4), [Full Text] http://www.amtamassage.org/journal/winter05_journal/mtjWinter05.html

Rheumatology Int in an article entitled Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia symptoms, Kalichman, 2010 suggested that massage be painless, its intensity should be increased gradually from session to session, in accordance with patient’s symptoms; and the sessions should be performed at least 1-2 times a week.”

Come learn how to use this information to feel, sleep and function better, today.


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Mesothelioma – Integrative medicine / therapy / Matrix Energetics Approaches

July 20, 2010

Mesothelioma.com is proud to partner with practitioners of integrative therapies such as massage, reiki, and Craniosacral therapy. Integrative programs complement traditional treatments for mesothelioma cancer extremely well, and add to the efficacy of the overall treatment regimen. Often the debilitating effects of mesothelioma radiation or chemotherapy can limit the patient’s ability to recover from these treatments. When practiced in conjunction with traditional therapies, integrative techniques such as those practiced here, allow for a patient to extend not only mesothelioma prognosis, but prognoses for other aggressive malignancies.

For More information on Complimentary Alternative Medicine and Integrative Manual Therapy and Matrix Energetics as well as the research related to various diagnosis you can visit the sites below:

www.missionhillspt.com For Matrix Energetics and Integrative Manual Therapy in San Diego CA and Vancouver BC

www.missionhillspt.wordpress.com Blog on treatment options for variety of conditions including mesothelioma, and other chronic conditions.

www.visualizehealth.net Health Coaching and Matrix Energetics Site

http://www.manualtherapyresearch.com/      Medical Research related to complimentary alternative medicine, massage and matrix energetics and diagnosis from A to Z

http://matrixenergeticsnow.com/CranioSacral_Therapy.php Manual Therapy approach to mesothelioma and other diagnosis.

http://www.theburnhamreview.org/ Research Site for CAM, Massage Therapy,

http://www.centerimt.net/Matrix_Energetics_Library.html Research related to Matrix Energetics and Health Coaching

http://theburnhamreview.net/CranioSacral_Therapy_Crania.php Research site

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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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Running Biomechanics – We’re we born to run ? How to Run with less effort –

July 15, 2010

I’ll be writing up the components of optimal running biomechanics in the next few blogs and telling you how you can download the information into your own running and see immediate results.  This post is to get you thinking about the difference between local fast runners and world class distance runners.  When you start to ask certain questions, you start to see that most of our assumptions about what it takes to run fast or injury free are not correct and there may be a better way.

Here’s the teaser:

Why is it that most runners’ legs turnover at 90 to 95 cycles / minute; both the local fast guys running 15 minute 5K’s and the Olympians and World Record Holders running sub 13:00 minute 5K’s.  What’s going on here? If it’s about stride length; if that’s the difference, then why are the world class runners usually in the 5″4 to 5’8 range ? What is tensegrity? Why should bones bend? What is the wind up effect?  What does a negative vacuum in the lungs have to do with anything?  some basics are in the link below,  but I’ll let you know how I can get you more of this information at a later date and how to download it for your own running.  Below is  some info I wrote up 15 years ago and I’ll give you the latest coming up.

http://www.missionhillspt.com/index.php?page=run_for_free

more to come from the book by Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMTC ; certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner

Run For Free – How to Download the Components of Running Biomechanics for immediate results

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Box on the Wall Day – Donation Based Therapy Session – Matrix Energetics

July 14, 2010

Box on the Wall Day

Donation based Matrix Energetics Treatments

Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mission Hills Physical Therapy

928 Ft. Stockton Dr. Suite 201

San Diego, CA 92103

619.543.1470

Matrix Energetics – The Science and Art of Transformation

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.

www.matrixenergetics.com

Matrix Energetics begins with the assumption that our bodies are made of nothing but light and information. Therefore, it is possible to create extraordinary healing effects upon the body, very simply, if you can suspend your disbelief and open your mind up to new possibilities within the morphogenetic field.

www.missionhillspt.com

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