Integrative Physical Therapy
Adam first started to practice yoga and qigong (mindful movement, sometimes referred to as “Chinese Yoga”) in 2008. He wanted to become more flexible. He was surprised to discover that these practices held healing benefits that went far beyond the physical. Meditation also became a central focus on his journey of self-discovery and service.
Adam served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps including 2 tours in Iraq. He then went on to college and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2013. He then went on to complete a 1 year Orthopedic Residency in Oregon and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) in physical therapy. Adam is currently a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in the state of North Carolina.
While still in PT school in 2012, Adam immersed himself in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts (where he met his sweetheart Laura). This was a life changing experience for him. It opened him up to so much more of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of life. He learned how to tap in to a whole new level of wisdom and compassion.
Adam engaged in many trainings while practicing as a PT in various parts of the country. He became certified in Rehabilitative Qigong and Tai Chi. Other trainings include: various yoga and meditation trainings, non-violent communication, and pain neuroscience education. This allows him to address each person from a holistic point of view. The blending of Eastern and Western Medicine allows him to help his clients address pain and altered function while promoting vitality, energy, and wellness. His intention is to empower each client to learn how to activate their own “healer within” and be an active participant in their health and wellbeing.
Adam lives with his amazing wife Laura, his daughter Annora, and his dog Jax. Adam loves spending time with his family, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and doing yoga and qigong (especially with little Annora!).
Integrative Physical Therapy:
In a session with Adam, you can expect to receive a detailed assessment to identify impairments which may be contributing to pain or altered function. This can also include screening for injury prevention, balance training, and modifications for yoga postures. After identifying areas of concern, manual therapy (massage, acupressure, active release, Graston Technique, stretching, joint mobilizations, etc) may be used if indicated. Then expect to learn simple, yet powerful movements, self-massage, breathing exercises, traditional exercises, yoga postures, meditation, and/or qigong and tai chi movements to do at home in order to address the underlying cause of pain and altered function. Sessions end with a qigong flowing sequence to optimize energy and vitality while evoking the relaxation response for health enhancement and optimal healing. Clients also have the option to reflect and share about the session to better process and integrate what they have experienced.
By Appointment Only
At this time we are unable to treat anyone receiving Medicare/Medicaid. ACY does not file claims to CMS, as our services are priced on a sliding scale.