Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)
IMT is a specific treatment approach designed to assess and treat dysfunction, pain, disease and disability. It is unique from other traditional rehabilitation treatment approaches in that manual therapy techniques are specific to all systems of the body (bone, nerve, fascia, muscle, organ, lymph and circulatory systems). IMT is a comprehensive and holistic approach to health care and practitioners assess and treat patients by using manual (hands on) diagnostic techniques.
IMT is not a “one size fits all” therapy in that anatomical and physiological systems are assessed independently and personalized for each patient’s pattern of dysfunction. The IMT practitioner uses these assessments to evaluate and treat the body’s rhythms, energy and blood flow, thus encouraging the healing process.
IMT has greatly reduced swelling, pain and circulation caused by lymphedema in both of my legs. Several years ago I had serious wound infection that would not heal due to my diabetes. IMT healed my wound. I would have great difficulty walking without IMT. Dr. Sue Hoffert offers a great service to her patients. She is truly dedicated to her profession.
– Priscilla S.
With regular therapy you can only get better for a moment, but with IMT you can get better for life.
– June B.
Self Regulated Therapy (SRT)
After a traumatic event (fall, motor accident, medical, dental procedure for example) the nervous system becomes overwhelmed and releases excess energy. Anxiety, pain, nervousness, sleeplessness are some of the resulting conditions from these events. SRT balances the nervous system, reducing and calming the release of energy which results in the body’s ability to focus on healing.
In the spring of 2007, I was loosing coordination in my legs & feet and withdrawing within, when an angel was sent in human form. A client from Las Vegas, Sue Hoffert. Like so many other healers Sue has dedicated her life to helping others. A physical therapist for 25+ years, she is also an IMT (Integrated Manual Therapy) therapist, and it was with this form of therapy that I was finally given a beacon of hope. After her initial treatment, I woke up the next morning and my husbands first words were, that it was the first time he did not see suffering in my eyes. Sue’s diagnosis: My Aorta was pinched in my lower back, and as a result, my entire body-system was using every possible means at it’s disposal to keep the aorta from getting torn. Read the full article here.
– Else D.
This therapy reduces and eliminates unwanted scar tissue that may cause pain or movement restrictions. It uses techniques to resolve tendinopathies, scar tissue problems and other soft tissue dysfunctions.
Exercise is a back-up therapy and not used as a first line of defense. Exercise supports the healing process that is instigated by manual, hands on work. Three examples of exercise that may be prescribed are:
Pilates, invented by Joseph Pilates in the first half of the 20th century, is a conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, arms, abdominals, hips and back. Using Pilates, emphasis is placed on spinal and pelvic alignment, strengthening “the core.” Breathing correctly and developing a strong core improves balance and coordination which are of utmost importance.
- Connective Tissue Exercises
Damage to the connective tissues in the body is often the cause of much pain and stress. This method of exercise targets the body’s connective tissues where “stuck stress” from daily life results in chronic pain. Called the link to healthy living, this exercise method works to rehydrate connective tissue and rebalance nervous system regulation, resulting in the body’s ability to heal naturally and repair damage.
I had ACHILLES problems and chronic pain with my ankle for 5 years, and acupuncture did not help. Sue identified an old injury on my shin that caused the problem in my ankle and therapy on my shin and calf solved the problem within days.
– Kateri S.