Hello everyone. My name is Kristen Park (Director of Hilltop Physical Therapy) and I am writing these blogs to help educate people about physical therapy. It’s exciting to introduce to you a new concept of Cosmetic physical therapy. Many mastectomy patients have large scar tissues that congest the chest, developing edema or lymphedema, in the upper or lower legs. Those with C-section or tummy tucks that have gone bad suffer from nerve issues and pain. Even women who get breast augmentation due to breast cancer (or even just for looks) get nerve issue problems from lifting their shoulders. Uneven breasts can also cause deep pulls in the chest which can result in even more nerve pain issues.
Many of these patients fall into cosmetic physical therapy. A lot of times, doctors are unsure where to send these types of patients.
We often see this type of situation in other patients who suffer from incontinence, urges, and leakages. We see these patients through urologists who consider them not surgical since they already had numerous surgeries. Fortunately we are able to see a multitude of people through insurance and cash patients under direct access. It is terrible to suffer from something yet not know where to go.
If you struggle with anything mentioned above, I came up with a new technique called “Facial Tissue manipulations.” I use several manual therapy techniques, such as myofascial release techniques, nerve release techniques, and various facial massages for the eyes, forehead, and all over the face. It will make you feel beautiful, light, hydrated, and younger looking by reducing heavy wrinkles. ($120/ 70 min.)
I have been an esthetician for more than ten years despite being a physical therapist. I am also a certified Aromatherapist. I also have a detoxification treatment for the body using Essential oils. The blended essential oils are applied to the back and feet for detoxification, cleansing, and building of the immune system. We use eight blends of essential oils to perform tissue work while you relax and enjoy the total body experience. ($ 90/ 45 min) .
Fran Barker, a certified aromatherapist, also creates custom blends for all types of ailments at an affordable cost. She also performs a Health and Wellness scan- a systematic review that detects biomarkers that tells us which essential oil is best suited for you in improving health and wellness. (Oils are sold separate).
It is $60 for a 45 min. health scan consultation.
Come check it out at Hilltop Physical Therapy. Ask our front desk about Cosmetic Physical Therapy and Alternative Therapy.