I strive to provide heartfelt quality education on re-training the nervous system to move in ways that improve function, reduce pain and optimize performance. I offer private sessions and workshops to teach the foundations of movement, the importance of human gait in achieving our health potential, as well as challenging our bones to be strong and healthy to support our frame.
BIO-MECHANICS OF MOVEMENT
The joyful feeling of freedom of movement is often appreciated only when it can no longer be achieved. We understand how frustrating it can be to lose the ability to control or achieve the movements you desire or to suffer from chronic pain. Whether you are recovering from an accident, fed up with long term pain and mobility issues or an athlete seeking to improve your performance and reflexes, through somatic education and neuromuscular movement re-education we can target the way in which the brain sends and receives signals. We improve movement coordination to maximize the collaborative functioning of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
We blend scientific knowledge of anatomy and gait with an understanding of the psychology and spirituality of movement. Using manual therapy and patterns of movement we remove roadblocks to healing. We go beyond traditional physical therapy to educate clients on becoming more self-aware in order to naturally select movements that will relieve physical stress, help prevent future injury and improve performance.
Integrative learning through movement exploration (physical and emotional), allows evolving aliveness of one’s self-image. Explored creatively without judgement, movement patterns improve and the positive impact extends beyond the individual to the world.
Beyond the traditional study of gait characteristics, we explore a comprehensive map using Integral Human Gait SM theory in order to discover the “how” of walking that improves physical comfort, emotional well-being, security, and happiness.
Developed by Ruthy Alon, three dynamic and fast acting programs are designed to safely challenge your bones to be strong and sturdy even when sitting, and improve balance, coordination, confidence and skill when moving.
Do you have pain that doesn’t seem to be treatable? Total Motion Physical Therapy using Total Motion Release (TMR) is a comprehensive technique that gives the power of treatment to the patient.
Carol A. Montgomery is co-creator of Integral Human GaitSM theory. Founder and owner of Montgomery Somatics, a private physical therapy and somatic education center, she is dedicated to initiating paradigm shifts in the fields of healthcare, wellness and movement. In addition to a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, she is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm and Movement Intelligence Senior Trainer. She also has extensive training and education in Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapy. Her postgraduate training in orthopedic and manual medicine contribute to her rich understanding of the biomechanical underpinnings of human movement. Montgomery has over 20 years of teaching experience with the public, professional healthcare providers and physical therapy students and over 30 years of experience in integrative healing.
Carol A. Montgomery, MSPT, GCFP, STMI
The 4 Qualities of Carol
The focus is for me, as the receiver of it, in a one-on one-session with you, you are focused on me, you are focused on the spots on my body. But I also think that in your life at large that focus allows you to gather knowledge and be as growing as you are, where you are now.
Then you have the next word which is align, which is what you do with the body, it aligns, you get things into alignment so there is more movement and balance. But also the aligning with the energies of the spirit. Being in alignment with your integrity.
The next thing is you always teach when I’m here. You always teach me about my body but also in that teaching, I don’t think you can be a teacher without being a learner as well. And I know you have that expanded teaching where you have gone and done seminars and things like that.
Then the last piece is, inspire. Because just being in your presence inspires me to do better for my body. It inspires me to be around somebody who has such gentleness and compassion and kindness. So that’s my four words. Focus, align, teach and inspire. I’m so glad I met you.
“I am very thankful that I have had you as a mentor for me as a Physical Therapist. You are one of the most brilliant PTs that I have worked with in my 34 years - Your continual compassion and empathy for our patients is inspiring.”