About Carol Montgomery, MSPT, GCFP, STMI

Carol Montgomery Pain Relief

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. She is also a co-creator of Integral Human Gait™ Theory and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Movement Intelligence Senior Trainer.  She is a graduate of both the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute and the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy. Carol is certified in Total Motion Release®

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

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore.  If you want one, you must dive for it.Chinese Proverb

Montgomery’s personal and professional philosophy is steeped in the unwavering belief that the human body is symbiotic in nature. From the mind to the emotions to the body—it’s all synergistically connected. Her approach to her patients is built on the foundation of this fundamental truth—the same truth that Moshe Feldenkrais built the Feldenkrais Method upon.  The Feldenkrais Method trains practitioners to appreciate the sensitivity of the human nervous system and forms the clarity from which the practitioner touches and moves people’s bones, leading patients to experience a more complete self-image.  This “fleshing out” of one’s self-image allows the possibility to engage in all aspects of life, fully and freely, from habitual and parasitic patterns of action.

By reaching the lower and fundamental motor layers of self,

we facilitate a deep reorganization of the personality.

Moshe Feldenkrais

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 our self 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 that exists between all connections.

Consciousness needs contrast.  – Carol Montgomery

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 pursued a Master degree in Physical Therapy graduating with distinction from the University of Indianapolis.  As an adjunct professor in Physical Therapy for several years, she taught classes such as Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology and Introduction to Manual Therapy.  A natural attraction to the principles of Manual Medicine, Montgomery found herself at home within the curriculum at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, focusing her post-graduate studies at Michigan State University and now currently attends the Mastery Program of Fascial CounterStrain.

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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What Our Clients are saying?

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.
 
 
 

"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