Through her 15 years of practice, Dr. Heather Carr has developed specialties in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. She believes expertise in each area reinforces the other and cross application strengthens her ability to provide high quality care. In 2008, she became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). In 2007, she earned her Certification in Manual Therapy (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. Her “hands-on” skills are eclectic including, but not limited to, trigger point dry needling, myofascial mobilization and decompression using manual and cupping techniques, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Heather combines these manual treatments with specific postural restoration training depending on the needs of the individual.
In 2011, Heather decided to open up her own practice due to frustrations from working in traditional outpatient Physical Therapy clinics. She found the productivity pressures in these settings did not allow her to give optimal care for her patients. She believes that providing adequate time for her patient’s needs delivered in a personalized 1:1 setting is essential for individuals to reach their therapy goals. The name of her practice, “One to One Physical Therapy,” was chosen to express the nature of the services she provides. Access and continuity of One to One’s highly integrative care and customer service creates an excellent platform for successful patient-oriented outcomes.
In October, 2013 Heather took her first course, Postural Respiration, through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). Since then, she has taken 17 courses through the institute and became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2015. Heather believes that the PRI approach provides a strong comprehensive method and theoretical framework that enables her to integrate all of her eclectic training and skills together.
In 2015, Heather completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification program through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) fueled by her strong belief in the importance of proper nutrition to holistically address her patients’ needs. The approach of this program uses principles of balanced whole food nutrition while respecting bio-individuality. The works of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis Pottenger, MD, Melvin Page, DDS, and Royal Lee, DDS are a foundation of the NTA’s philosophy. Over the course of 2015, she has written a number of nutrition based articles. These articles may be accessed on her blog: http://heathercarrdpt.com
In 2016 Heather became certified in a sound modality called biofield tuning. The human body exhibits numerous interacting biofields (Rubik et al. 2015), (Kefatos et al. 2015), (Hammerschlag et al. 2015) which influence our physiological balance and regulation. Through the application of coherent sound, it is possible to facilitate improved physical function and health. Since learning this technique, Heather has done around 1000 sound treatments with exciting and at times incredible results. She has discovered working with sound at the level of an individual’s biofield has allowed certain patients to reach their physical goals which previously were unattainable.