About Marty Calhoun B.Sc., P.T
Registered Physiotherapist & Advanced Craniosacral Therapist
Marty received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Queen's University prior to starting his Calgary practice in 1996. His practice has evolved over the years, blending Physical Therapy knowledge and experience, with additional advanced skills and techniques. This has led to a more integrated, holistic approach using sound principles of medical rehabilitation combined with modern osteopath generated techniques. Sensitive hands are used to discover and release nerve, muscle and tissue tension and restrictions. While woking as a therapist, his studies have been ongoing through various Institutes namely Milne, Barral, Upledger, Mackenzie, Butler, and Barnes. He is extensively trained in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), reaching advanced level and is a teaching assistant in CST for the Institute. He has used CST in his treatments since 1999. Marty has many years of training and experience in deep tissue release techniques such as Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation and Butler Nerve Mobilizations. He has received advanced D level training in the Mackenzie Method of full spinal care, and has much experience treating back and neck pain and dysfunction.
Over the years he has developed a specialized interest in treating hard to solve pain conditions, TMJ and headache/migraines.
" Helping people to fully release and recover from injury, pain and trauma is what I enjoy most about being a therapist. I would like to tell you a bit about myself and my therapy approach. I am a registered Physiotherapist and have been providing care in Alberta since 1996. I began my practice in active care focusing on movement and therapeutic exercise, rather than passive modalities and cookie cutter Physio clinic approaches. I rapidly gained clinical and direct patient care experience, and began to study various forms of specific tissue and body system release therapies. Combined learning helped me to discover how to "release" tension from the brain, spine and nervous system and it's surrounding fascial tissue network, the most effective way to correct tense muscles, tight joints and guarding reactions to pain and injury. I use techniques that promote soft tissue release and nervous system freedom, reconnect communication and allow the brain-body connection to resume fully. This rapidly promotes healing, pain relief and returns normal muscle tone and joint function. The body can then do what it naturally does best, become healthy.
I have a wealth of practice and experience treating "difficult" or "tried it all before" type problems that have not responded to conventional or generic approaches. Headaches, TMJ pain, dizziness, learning and behavioural issues, anxiety, digestive problems, post surgical pain, emotional reactivity, pelvic floor and women's health issues and symptoms/pain of unknown origin(idiopathic), make up a strong percentage of my caseload. I also frequently see more common types of injury, pain and overuse such as pain in the neck, back, muscles and joints.
The sensitive nervous system and the body's vast connective tissue (fascial) network have been a focus of intense study for me over the years as well as the complex process of trauma recovery. My studies are ongoing and I am commited to applying sound principles of care, that are well grounded in clinical logic and rationale, but most importantly delivered with compassion and sensitivity. I enjoy taking time to be present with each client and I pay very close attention to subtle clues and details that may be roadmaps to the source of the problem. I listen closely to what the client has to say, because they know what is off in their body, and can help me to help them. I look forward to meeting you and hope that I might assist! "
- Marty Calhoun