Pain Coaching with Meg Eginton
Welcome. If you already know you want to work with me send me an email or call me. I have limited space in my practice, but I do want to work with you if you need my help. We'll set up a free fifteen-minute phone conversation to determine if we're a good match. If we are not a good fit, I will suggest other options. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cell: (319) 519-3848
Otherwise, read on for a write-up of what I do.
Eginton Alignment and Somatic Therapy for pain
I offer re-alignment and somatic movement therapies and coaching for pain, with powerful results. I limit my practice to about twelve people per week because this allows me to give you my full attention and create your customized movement plan. The goal is to live outside of pain and regain your joie de vivre and enjoyment in your work.
Movement is always key to healing, and just as every person is unique, every person's pain, and the reason for it, is unique. Whether your pain is due to an injury or some other cause, you've worked hard to get rid of it, and every success you've ever had in working on it can help you learn how to feel better.
Pain coaching is a method of reducing, controlling, and healing pain (including chronic pain and pain from ACE's) that combines myofascial release, deep listening, and behavioral strategizing.
Over the course of seven intensive sessions, I provide you with power tools. Learning how to heal yourself from chronic pain and injury is a learnable skill.
I am often the last call, but clients frequently tell me they wish I'd been the first. My clients have called me the "missing link" between physical therapy and psychotherapy.
How I Work
I place an equal emphasis on physiology and psychology. I update my education with the latest scientific research into the causes and methods for healing pain. As a surviver and thriver, I promise that I will listen deeply and attentively to your story and never turn it into, or confuse it with my own or anyone else's.
I prepare before each session. I identify how you learn, and collaborate with you closely on the best way to craft your homework. I follow up on your sessions with videos or written notes, and am available by phone when necessary. I will help you stay accountable using encouragement and appropriate challenges.
My commitment to you getting well is backed by 34 years of experience in Somatic Movement Therapy and a number of established therapeutic or movement frameworks: Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais method, Authentic Movement, Sensory Awareness, Dance for PD, Howard Schubiner's Unlearn Your Pain, Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory, and Strategic Intervention coaching.
Who I Can Help
I have released people from sciatica, frozen shoulder, back pain, IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain associated with ACE's and CPTSD. When PT hasn't solved injuries, my customized and subtle work usually does. I also help people manage ongoing pain and coordination associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, MS, and post-stroke challenges.
I frequently help people struggling with pain when doctors have told them that there is "nothing wrong with them" or that the only option is a surgery that "may not work". I have many years of success in helping people remove triggers from the past that are causing pain and distress in the present and interfering with their future happiness.
This is work for people who like to think and solve problems.
My goal is to create independence from pain and help you get your life back.
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