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Mailing address:

102 College Station Dr

Suite 3, #223

Brevard, NC 28712

©2019 Align Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy, Belly Dance Classes, Biking/Hiking Tours

My goal is to support, treat, and empower my patients. When we are at ease and are in alignment in our bodies, we are  also aligned with what we want and need. Pain or dysfunction can inhibit our ability to tune into our own body sensations and therefore what we need/ want, so my job is to assist the body in becoming clearer so my patients can eventually tune in without needing my assistance. 

Call me for a free 20 minute consult if you'd like to hear more or have any questions. 828-606-2264.

MY APPROACH

Hi my name is Erin Passarello, and utilize different modalities within my business. I treat patients as well as teach classes and workshops. With treatment I primarily utilize manual therapy (hands-on work) and therapeutic exercise for young people with acute or chronic issues. I teach belly dance, stretching, and embodiment (focusing on one body part or tissue to increase body awareness). Because of the relationship between core engagements and appropriate posture belly dance actually incorporates many things I teach my patients in treatment. In fact I've seen much improvement in people's posture and decreased lower back pain when I introduce aspects of belly dance into treatment. 

 

I do NOT treat post-operative conditions such as ACL or rotator cuff repairs. My patients primarily consist of active people who are struggling with knee pain, back pain, migraines, or post-concussion symptoms. I can also treat people who have been in car accidents who sustain whiplash injuries. I do not need a referral as I do not take insurance, but I will require a note from a physician clearing a person for physical therapy in the case of car accidents or head trauma.

My current office location is (Mondays only):

170 S. Broad St.

Suite 5

Brevard, NC 28712 

If you would like to use insurance I will be working at Southeastern Physical Therapy in Fletcher for a limited time. You must call the office to make an appointment: 828-209-0928.

PHysical Therapy

Manual therapy is hands-on treatment for the patient. My two main modalities are CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.  I also use strain/ counterstrain, muscle energy techniques, and mobilization with movement. The purpose of manual therapy is to assist the patient in making gains they could not otherwise achieve with only exercises or stretches. 

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy works with your body in many ways. The main goal of  this modality is to reduce stress on the nervous system by decreasing restrictions in the connective tissue around the brain and spinal cord. 

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a whole body, hands-on process used to achieve optimal body alignment on a more permanent basis through the gentle stretching, lengthening, and softening of restricted  fascia in the body. 

Belly Dance Classes

Belly dance has been around for millennia assisting women in the labor and delivery process and assisting both men and women in healing traumas stored in the body. My classes are geared towards the beginner and focus on core strengthening and improving posture for a healthy spine. 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is hands-on treatment for the patient. My two main modalities are CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.  I also use strain/ counterstrain, muscle energy techniques, and mobilization with movement. The purpose of manual therapy is to assist the patient in making gains they could not otherwise achieve with only exercises or stretches. 

POSTURE

Posture is how the body is aligned. We can either have proper posture that allows the body space to function as it needs or we can have poor posture, preventing the body from functioning optimally. All modalities I use progress patients to having improved posture. For many of us, posture is learned so sometimes we need to re-learn a new, supportive pattern.

PAIN RELIEF FOR THE NECK & BACK

Many patients find me because they have been experiencing pain of some kind. I can treat any body part or region but most commonly I treat neck or back pain and headaches/ migraines. Physical therapy promotes functioning and can reduce pain. 

STRETCHING & OTHER CLASSES

I teach workshops and classes on how to stretch since there are so many theories and stretching techniques.

I also teach classes on embodiment: I teach the anatomy of a tissue or body part and guide movements focused on that area to increase body awareness. My classes are not designed to evaluate or treat any condition; they ARE meant to educate and promote body awareness.

TESTIMONIALS

"Erin is the rare therapist that combines the skills of the mind with the compassion of the heart. Her touch is informed, educated and finely tuned.  Listening carefully to the messages of the body’s tissues, she treats accordingly with sensitivity and deep knowing.  A highly skilled therapist, she continually seeks to hone her craft: the sign of an awesome practitioner."

- Cari R.

"I was referred to Erin after a car accident which had resulted in a bad concussion. I had headaches, dizziness, insomnia and depression as a result. I saw Erin for 8 sessions and the treatments were relaxing and wonderful and the results were amazing. I felt 100% restored as a result of my treatments. I had had persistent wrist pain for almost a year prior due to de quairvains tendinitis and as an added bonus that has completely resolved after some focused sessions as well. Erin is a talented therapist and I highly recommend her to anyone having pain, headaches, or sleep issues."

- Sarah P.

"I came to Erin hoping to find relief for a neck injury I sustained from my exercise routine. An hour and a half session left me floating on clouds, but more importantly, the irritating neck pain I had been experiencing for the past month had melted away. Also, Erin has amazing hands! She's gentle, but also has this strength that makes you feel you're in good hands. I highly recommend her services. "

- Jesah S.

My Mission:

To assist, support, and empower active people in healing and improving their movement passion whatever that may be.

To bring about greater awareness of the human body through education in the community and with my patients.

To help people rekindle their inner wild.