Through my 22 years of experience as a Physical Therapist, Bodyworker, and Pilates instructor, I have come to know that people are empowered through knowledge. Whether it is simply that they finally understand why their shoulder hurts every time it gets above 90 degrees or the role and importance of something called the fascial network. When a person gains the knowledge of why something is inflamed, how it got to be that way, and what will help it get better, they become empowered and in control of their healing.
In 2016, I founded my company WIT (Wellness Integration Tools). The mission of WIT is to educate people about their bodies and the fascial network, provide tools to unlock awareness, prevent injury and empower people to heal themselves. Over the years, I have developed a method that combines many different areas of study to provide what I believe to be an accessible path to optimal health. I instruct people in what I call Integrated Fascial Release (IFR). Inquire – “Fix” – Repeat
How I work with clients
1:1 sessions, whether they are in-person or virtual, are always about educating you about your body and what is going on with a specific injury. We work to drop-in (Inquire), “Fix”- aiming to balance Mobility & Stability (I put “Fix” in quotes because the work is never done, it is an ongoing process), and then Repeat- integrate into your life.
Mobility– For in-person sessions, I use a hands-on approach combining soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point, active release, muscle energy techniques, & cupping to first release, re-align, and restore optimal range of motion to the body. (*In order for your muscles to fire most effectively, your joints and soft tissue need to be able to move in the way we are asking them to move, with optimal biomechanical range and alignment). In my experience, achieving this optimal range and alignment often requires some soft tissue work, most of us have some sticky spots! When I can’t get my hands on people, I guide people through self-myofascial release using tools such as foam rollers, massage balls, as well as your own hands to release sticky tissue.
Stability– Not only do we need to be mobile and dynamic- we need to strengthen, stabilize, retrain movement patterns and habits, and integrate the whole system. I use a wide range of exercises tailored to an individual’s needs and abilities. One of my favorite tools for in-person sessions is a machine called the CoreAlign. It is designed to improve strength and stability, posture, balance and enhance functional movement patterns.
Get in touch now to deepen your connection to your body, prevent injuries and pain, and create more ease in all that you do.
Call 415-425-1577 or email Kristin@witmove.com for more information or to schedule a free consultation.