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Movement for life and wellness

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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.

 

SERVICES

 

Somatic Education

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.

Gait For Human Potential

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.

Movement Intelligence

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.

Total Motion Release

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.

ABOUT 

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 Montgomery

Carol A. Montgomery, MSPT, GCFP, STMI

TESTIMONIALS

Kathryn Glover

"You have this gift of being able to see a real clarity. You are listening so well to what people are saying to you and you can see things that they can't. The exercises that you have taught me have been so helpful and I know that if I have a problem (pain) that I can go back and do them consistently for a few days and I can get out of a problem (pain)"
2015-12-18T11:13:42+00:00
"You have this gift of being able to see a real clarity. You are listening so well to what people are saying to you and you can see things that they can't. The exercises that you have taught me have been so helpful and I know that if I have a problem (pain) that I can go back and do them consistently for a few days and I can get out of a problem (pain)"

Jane Hewitt, GCFP

“I appreciate Carol's enormous body of knowledge, her use of oral and visual explanations, and her awareness and consideration of each participant. This Bones for Life® Segment with Carol is the best continuing education workshop I've ever attended.”
2015-12-18T11:14:48+00:00
“I appreciate Carol's enormous body of knowledge, her use of oral and visual explanations, and her awareness and consideration of each participant. This Bones for Life® Segment with Carol is the best continuing education workshop I've ever attended.”

Christine Fisher, MD

"As opposed to muscles and bones person, you have a full understanding of how the psychology meets with the physical meets with the spiritual and I think if you do not have the full mind, body, spirit connection you can’t depart the same degree of help to any person. You are the only provider that I have every met that has ever done that. That is why your treatment modalities are the most successful. "
2015-12-18T11:16:09+00:00
"As opposed to muscles and bones person, you have a full understanding of how the psychology meets with the physical meets with the spiritual and I think if you do not have the full mind, body, spirit connection you can’t depart the same degree of help to any person. You are the only provider that I have every met that has ever done that. That is why your treatment modalities are the most successful. "

2015 National Senior Health & Fitness Day

"Carol Montgomery's presentation was excellent! I like that you could have been any age to benefit from the information." "Carol Montgomery's presentation was very interesting and easy to follow her directions." "We want Carol back next year!"
2015-12-18T11:17:06+00:00
"Carol Montgomery's presentation was excellent! I like that you could have been any age to benefit from the information." "Carol Montgomery's presentation was very interesting and easy to follow her directions." "We want Carol back next year!"

Cindy S.

“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.”
2015-12-18T11:17:49+00:00
“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.”

Traci Pfannenstiel Owner Awaken Yoga Studio and Yoga Instructor

"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."
2015-12-18T11:18:18+00:00
"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."

Cathy B.

"From my first meeting with Carol I could tell that she was really willing to listen to me and help me and even today, I do those movements she taught me to relieve my neck pain. Carol is so generous with her time and knows how to build a team and healing resource community. She also led me to other people, this eventually increased my support team, my healing community and that has made all the difference to me."
2015-12-18T11:27:27+00:00
"From my first meeting with Carol I could tell that she was really willing to listen to me and help me and even today, I do those movements she taught me to relieve my neck pain. Carol is so generous with her time and knows how to build a team and healing resource community. She also led me to other people, this eventually increased my support team, my healing community and that has made all the difference to me."

Barney Quick, Musician and Writer

"My sessions with Carol helped me to move beyond the postural aches and pain I would get when I played my guitar so that now I am able to channel my music freely and fully."
2015-12-18T11:29:46+00:00
"My sessions with Carol helped me to move beyond the postural aches and pain I would get when I played my guitar so that now I am able to channel my music freely and fully."

Roberta Kroot

There is an enormous amount of confidence in the way you touch. I feel like I am totally in the right place for treatment. You absolutely inspire confidence and healing.
2018-11-22T00:24:05+00:00
There is an enormous amount of confidence in the way you touch. I feel like I am totally in the right place for treatment. You absolutely inspire confidence and healing.
POWER in alignment,  BEAUTY in alignment,  FREEDOM in alignment,   JOY in alignment,  SPIRIT in alignment,  WHOLENESS in alignment,   HEALING in alignment,   MOVEMENT in alignment,   VIBRANT HEALTH in alignment,   INTELLIGENCE in alignment,   EMOTIONAL MATURATION in alignment,   ENERGY in alignment,  CONFIDENCE in alignment,   COMPANSION in alignment,  CONNECTION in alignment,   MYSTERY in alignment,  VULNERABILITY in alignment,   STRENGTH in alignment,  COURAGE in alignment,   RECOVERY in alignment,  TRANSFORMATION in alignment,   RELIEF in alignment,  COLLABORATION in alignment,   ALIVENESS in alignment,   ACTION in alignment,   AUTHENTICITY in alignment,   POTENTIAL in alignment,   AWAKING in alignment,   HUMOR in alignment,   PLAYFULNESS in alignment,   YOUTHFULNESS in alignment,   PLEASURE in alignment,   FUNCTION in alignment

“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.”

- Debbie C. Physical Therapist