Hi all,
We’re going to be having two lectures by Kim Burnham, PhD next week. One on Pregnancy and Integrative Manual therapy and one on Macular Degeneration and IMT.  Kim is one of our favorite teachers of Integrative Manual Therapy and working in our clinic the next two weeks.  She’ll be presenting research and her clinical experiences with these conditions.  I hope you all can make it.

Ralph Havens PT OCS IMTC
Mission Hills Physical Therapy
928 Ft. Stockton Dr. Ste. 201
San Diego, CA 92103


Monday April 13th, 2009
7:15 – 8:15  pm

Women are using complementary medicine approaches to get healthy, get
pregnant, feel great during their pregnancy, have an exceptional labor
and delivery process and keep their babies healthy and developing
normally. Integrative Manual Therapy is one modality, which can decrease
low back pain and increase stability and flexibility in pregnant women.
Clinically bone bruises and other bone related dysfunctions can
significantly contribute to pain in the low back and pelvis. This is
particularly true as the mechanical forces on the bones shift during
pregnancy. Bone bruises not only contribute to pain but also swelling and
edema. (Crowell,2005). One way to improve comfort during the
biomechanical changes is to treat the bone bruises and mechanical
tensions with integrative manual therapy (IMT). Improving blood flow to
the pelvis and diaphragm also supports stability and decreases mechanical
tension during pregnancy. (Wheeler,2004).

Kimberly Burnham, PhD recently co-authored a paper on manual therapy and
pregnancy published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. She
will cover the ways in which manual therapy can help with all aspects of
the birth process and help mothers and the babies after they are born.

Thursday April 16th, 2009
7:15 pm – 8:15pm

Macular Degeneration
Manual therapy approaches which improve blood flow to (carrying
nutrients) and away (draining toxins) from the eyes and head can
positively impact the symptoms of macular degeneration, detached retina
and retinitis pigmentosa.
Improving liver function and detoxification can also help. There is a lot
of medical research to support the use of essential fatty acids in vision
problems in general and retinal dysfunctions specifically. Tumeric may
also have a positive effect.
Reflex points from the fields of Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Integrative Manual
Therapy and more can improve eye function and vision.

Former Director of VisionIMT at the Center for Integrative Manual Therapy
and Diagnostics, Kimberly Burnham, PhD will present on the benefits of
using manual therapy to improve vision.



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