Integrated Wellness Physical Therapy, LLC is a private manual physical therapy practiced owned by Shannon Berk, MPT, CFMM.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered through the hands of a skilled therapist. There are many techniques that use a hands-on approach to alter the physical body. These techniques open the door for healing.
Shannon is trained in osteopathic techniques which address pain and dysfunction from a holistic perspective. The osteopathic philosophy in essence consists of the following: there is a healing mechanism built into the body and the role of the practitioner is to enhance this capacity, that all parts of the person are interconnected, and that treating the patient not the disease is the path to health and wellness. This holistic approach integrates the patient into the healing process as a partner.
Shannon is the President and Co-Founder of Just In Power Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to funding holistic treatments for children going through cancer and for 5years post cancer treatment.
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Neck and Back Pain
Post Concussive Syndrome
Pediatric Manual Therapy
Unexplained physical pain
Shannon Berk is a manual Physical Therapist that utilizes an integrated approach to treating the whole person. She uses gentle hands-on techniques derived from osteopathic concepts designed to discover and treat restrictions through out the body. As she releases restrictions and improves mobilityof the tissues in the body, the body's natural healing and corrective abilities are enhanced.Her philiosophy is that the body has a natural tendency to strive toward a state of health and wellness and that there are barriers to body's ability to reach that state. She works at discovering and helping her patients discover what the barriers are and facilitates healing towards that goal of health.
Shannon graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1999 with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. After graduation, she started discovered the power of hands-on treatments.
She has been trained at Michigan State's Osteopathic Medical School in their continuing education curriculum as well as having extensive training through the Jones Institute and The Upledger Institute. She currently is an adjunct professor in Michigan States Osteopathic Continuing Education program and is on the team of professionals that developed the CFMM (Certified Functional Manual Medicine) certification.
Through her more than 20 years of manual physical therapy experience, she has developed a reputation for getting results with the most challenging patient populations and being able to help those that haven't been able to get relief with other interventions. She attributes that to looking at the whole person regardless of where they have pain or dysfunction.