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This page of links to people, services and information is intended to expand your search to optimize and support your health and wellness. If you have recommendations for others that I may include, please contact me.

Books and Online Resources
The Health Hazards of Sitting

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Washington Post
by Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark
Published: Jan. 20, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/p42zxqy
A powerful summary about the health hazards of sitting.
"We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe. Download a PDF poster of the graphic."
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

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Davies C, Simons DG, Davies A. An easy-to-use reference that shows you how to successfully treat yourself for common muscle-related pain.
Explain Pain

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Butler DS, Moseley GL, Harman K.

"Explain Pain aims to give clinicians and people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens during pain."
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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http://nccam.nih.gov "[T]he Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)."
PAIN (video)

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www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=4b8oB757DKc&gl=US "Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes?"
Thai Yoga Massage Brochure

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www.yaharatherapy.com/files/Thai-Yoga-Massage.pdf An Introduction for Manual Therapists and Other Health Care Practitioners
Therapeutic Resources
Mindful Motion Physical Therapy

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Jessica Dufault, Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer
Nathan Dufault, Certified Athletic Trainer
Madison, WI
"Mindful Motion Physical Therapy is a family-owned clinic on Madison's Near East side. We offer one-on-one appointments with the goal of reducing pain, improving posture, increasing energy and enhancing your quality of life."
Innergy, LLC

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Colleen Hathaway, D.C.
Madison, WI
Colleen's chiropractic practice is gentle — a whole-person approach. She has been trained in traditional adjustments as well as in SacroOccipital technique.
"The essence of chiropractic lies in the body's natural ability to heal itself. When the brain and body are able to communicate well with one another, this natural healing ability is optimized. As a chiropractor, I identify areas of the spine that are restricted and, thus, causing interference to the nerve system's communication. Specific gentle adjustments to those areas restore movement and reduce nerve interference, helping the body work better."
Wellness Physical Therapy

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Christine Koth and Karen Nellessen, Physical Therapists
Fitchburg and Evansville, WI
Providing a different kind of physical therapy. Longer appointment times, hands-on therapies, cutting edge technologies, and a truly collaborative and healing environment make for a physical therapy experience unlike you've experienced before.
Heather Hartwig Stokes
Physical Therapist
Waunakee, WI
Heather focuses on the whole body approach, with a thorough look at gait, biomechanics and efficiency of movement. Heather specializes in manual therapy, specifically using functional mobilization and visceral manipulation to promote mobility at all tissue levels, with neuromuscular re-education a part of every treatment.
Joanne Schilling
Licensed Massage Therapist
Madison, WI
Specializing in pain relief and chronic conditions: Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy; Site specific Deep Tissue Therapy; Postural Assessment; Myofascial Release; Swedish Massage and general relaxation
Atlas Massage

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Rich Schumann
Quarry Arts Wellness Center
Madison, WI
Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Connective Tissue and Sports Massage
Rich develops treatment plans based on an individual's needs using Swedish massage as the base, incorporating deep tissue, trigger point, and connective tissue for sports massage, relaxation, and therapeutic strategies. He appreciates that everyone has different goals on any given day and tries to tailor every massage to each individual's best benefit.
Movement for Scoliosis

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Maureen Janson Heintz, Movement Specialist/Choreographer
Madison, WI and Chicago
For those with mild to moderate scoliosis, work individually with Maureen Janson on stretches, strengtheners, breathing and yoga poses designed and adapted specifically for your spinal curve.
Ms. Janson is a movement specialist who has been a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher for over 30 years. She has taught yoga for the past 17 years and is a sought after movement coach for theatre and opera.
Scoliosis Rehab, Inc.

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Stevens Point, WI
Physical therapy, specializing in the Schroth-based method of treating scoliosis
UW Health Integrative Medicine

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Madison, WI
Includes patient resources and information such as handouts and podcasts addressing nutrition, health conditions, and preventive care
Reach Sky Thai

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Steve Gloe, Licensed Massage Therapist
Madison, WI
Traditional Thai massage, osteo Thai massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, and Reiki
Atwood Acupuncture Center, LLC

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Madison, WI
Acupuncture, Bodywork, Chinese Herbal Therapies
Ocular Siesta

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Susanne Galler
Soothing eyepillows – a Wisconsin-made product, with part of proceeds to charity
Allison Becker, ND, LAc
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Dr. Becker, Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist
Evansville, WI
Naturopathic medical care of the whole family. Dr. Becker is trained as a primary care provider with specialized training in using natural medicine to encourage the body's inherent ability to heal.
"With my patients, I start by establishing the fundamentals of vitality- quality food, appropriate exercise, healthy sleep, and stress management. I also incorporate custom herbal formulas, homeopathic medicine, specific supplementation and acupuncture as needed to reach my primary goal. My goal is to help you get well, and stay well. I have worked collaboratively under the same roof with physical therapists Susan Frikken and Christine Koth for over seven years. I find a person's response to physical therapy is dependent on a person's overall vitality. In this way, Naturopathic Medicine and physical therapy dovetail beautifully."
A Woman's Touch Sexuality Resource Center
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Madison, WI
Woman's Touch provides expert advice and resources that support sexual wellness as well as chronic pain relief, including pelvic pain issues for all genders.
"A Woman's Touch Sexuality Resource Center believes that everyone deserves to enjoy sexual wellness and pleasure their whole lives, regardless of age or physical ability. We offer medically accurate information and education, as well as products that support and enhance sexual health and pleasure for everyone. We welcome all questions and are available to help you learn more about ways to enjoy healthy sexuality and function through our web site and our knowledgeable staff."
Fitness, Personal Training, Nutrition
Ali Dwyer

Certified Eischen's Yoga Instructor

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Madison WI
Eischen's Yoga, Alignment Yoga, Personal training, Yoga Therapy

Private instruction and group work in studio or other locations. Bicycle maintenance classes.
Ali's instruction is subtle and welcoming; however, the work is potent and effective. She is also knowledgeable in a range of sports.
Kristin Sage
Yoga Instructor

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Madison, WI
Alignment Yoga for group and therapeutic instruction.
Kristin has over ten years' experience teaching and providing group classes that emphasize stability balanced with mobility, mindfulness, and a compassionate relationship with self. She holds weekly adaptive yoga classes for those with limited mobility. Sliding fee scale available - please ask for what you need.
Human Nature, LLC

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Katy Wallace
Madison, WI
Naturopathic nutrition and wellness support services, Kundalini yoga
"Maybe you are ready for a cleanse or maybe you just want to learn how to make healthy choices in food and exercise. At Human Nature, we specialize in teaching you how to eat well, relax, and enjoy life."
Exerstrider by Tom Rutlin

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(608) 223-9321
Ergonomically designed walking poles and specific techniques to turn walking into a functional therapeutic total body exercise appropriate for persons of all ages, abilities and health and fitness goals.