Meet Physical Therapist Carol Montgomery, PT, MSPT, GCFP, STMI
Reconnecting Learning with Human Function and Health
Carol Montgomery is a dedicated, passionate Physical Therapist whose focus is on the somatic relationship between the physical body and the psyche for rehabilitation and recovery.
Montgomery offers certification and continuing education programs. For more information, please contact MontgomerySomatics@gmail.com.
Feldenkrais, and Feldenkrais Method, are services marks and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner a certification mark of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.
– Alberta R.
– Laura Guyer, Training Resource Group, Organizational Development Consultant
– Carolyn F. A person first, a disease second
– Nancy Hankins, Owner Studio Fit and ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Carol has taught me how to observe, integrate, respect and honor all movement without strain or motive. She has inspired me to find the harmonious unity of movement and peace within my yoga practice.
– Traci Pfannenstiel Owner Awaken Yoga Studio and Yoga Instructor
“I am finding my spine more flexible, my alignment better, my hips more level, my feet more in touch with the ground, my breathing deeper.”
– Cindy S.
– 2015 National Senior Health & Fitness Day
– Christine Fisher, MD
“You have a lot of knowledge on anatomy and gait from the point of view of science. It is the difference of knowing the movement as a straight line or sensing the movement move through the ‘architecture of all joints’ involved. How movement in certain aspects of a joint will have a different response not only locally but globally,. This is your strength. You Carol, know the shape and the form of joints. You know it from the inside and out and have a 3-D reality in your mind.”
– Ellen Soloway, GCFP, Movement Intelligence Trainer, Child Space Coach
– Jane Hewitt, GCFP
– Kathryn Glover
Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. – Chinese Proverb
By reaching the lower and fundamental motor layers of self, we facilitate a deep reorganization of the personality.
– Moshe Feldenkrais
Carol Montgomery sees each person she comes in contact with as a partner in learning. Together, they gain insight into the interconnectedness of our bodies: our joints, systems of the body, thoughts, emotions, and even our kindred connections in life—with nature, friends, families, loved ones, and our community. Montgomery understands; however, it takes more than just knowing how parts of ourselves are three-dimensionally connected. Understanding interconnectedness is a great first step but the real magic lies in knowing how to navigate and restore the dynamic relationship between all connections.
With a passion for learning, Montgomery graduated with distinction from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in both physical education and physical therapy. She later pursed a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, graduating with distinction from the University of Indianapolis.
As an adjunct professor for several years, she taught Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology, Introduction to Manual Therapy and other courses. Because of her natural attraction to the principles of Manual Medicine, Montgomery pursed post-graduate studies at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She currently attends courses at the Jones Institute and is preparing for advanced certification in the Mastery Program of Fascial Counterstrain.
Awareness creates freedom. Awareness is necessary to shift the body and mind from lack of choice to the diversity of options that can restore movement and, therefore, wellness.
– Carol Montgomery
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
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