FAQs

Where can I learn more about Associative Awareness Techniques?

The Wellness and Performance web site has excellent information for practitioners and individuals. Chronic pain and human performance specialists Scott Musgrave, MSPT and Ernie Quinlisk, PT explain that many chronic conditions aren't caused by the human body, but begin and end in the human brain.

WHAT IS PRRT(Primal Reflex Release Technique)?

PRRT is a gentle, safe, all natural approach that can quickly reduce pain and help the body heal itself. Using a quick full body assessment, the therapist finds the areas of the body that are holding onto the pain. After the assessment, the therapist uses the gentle techniques to address and quickly clear these painful areas, allowing the body to go back to normal movement patterns, due to the reduced pain. It is not unusual to find that areas far away from the pain area contribute to continuing the pain pattern. Addressing these areas, will allow for better reduction of pain and long lasting results. About 12 years ago, John Iams, PT discovered that some of the reflexes that we are born with to keep us alive are still very active into adulthood. John found that these reflexes (withdrawal, startle) become overactive in the body due to injury, trauma, surgery, stress, etc. and that these reflexes remain active instead of shutting off. In essence, the body/brain becomes frozen like a computer that freezes. The PRRT approach helps the body re-boot and allows the nervous system to go back to normal function.

What does PRRT mean for me?

Well, it means that your muscles, joints, tissues will now be able to function normally, without the increased pain that was causing abnormal movement. You will feel looser, freer, and better able to move, without the pain. You will be able to do the things you haven't been able to do because of the pain and get back to the life you want to live. It also has been shown to improve physical performance in sports, dance, and more. PRRT will work for 80% of patients. Jim Krupar, PT expects at least 50% improvement in the first two visits. It may take another 2-3 visits to reduce the remaining pain. For some patients, PRRT is the answer and no other therapy is needed. For others, they will need a combination of PRRT, traditional therapy, and wellness. The typical PRRT patient has tried almost every treatment for pain relief with no lasting results. Most of our patients have tried chiropractic, acupuncture, injections, medicines, surgery, massage, applied kinesiology, and more. The one treatment they have not tried is PRRT. Because the approach is so different, the PRRT patient is suprised at how simple the relief can be.

What type of pain does PRRT work on?

Well, any kind of pain. We have had success with headaches, low back pain, herniated discs, Fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Plantar Fasciitis, osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, torn rotator cuff, bursitis, failed surgeries, hip pain, sciatic nerve pain/sciatica, midback pain, traumatic injuries, torticollis, TMJ, SI/sacroiliac pain, tailbone pain, ITB syndrome, whiplash, ankle pain, abdominal pain, groin pain, and scoliosis pain. And the list goes on. We have even had success with numbness, neuropathy, dizziness, tremors, and carpal tunnel.

How can I learn more about PRRT and living well?

Please see our recommended reading list on the Resources page.

What insurance do you accept?

Currently we accept Anthem, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Medicare, Tricare, United Healthcare, and Workers Compensation. We are adding others, so please ask if we accept your insurance when you make your appointment.