AHPT is so blessed to have KERRY TOBIN, DPT as our team member! She is caring, focused, deeply knowledgeable and very skilled in her hands-on approach to the body. Her speciality is Pregnancy and Postpartum but also loves to treat the whole family with Holistic PT!
Ruth is no longer accepting new clients and will be on maternity leave until late 2020.
For new clients who are Pregnant or Postpartum and in ACUTE PAIN that limits your activities, please email email@example.com ASAP and she will take excellent care of you! For previous patients, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Kerry or Ruth will do their best to get you in.
Akashic Integration sessions MAY BE available by appointment with Ruth for new or returning clients. Please email email@example.com to schedule this type of intuitive session which helps deepen your connection to your body, understand inner patterns that impact your function and limit your body.
Ruth Elliot, MPT, LMBT
Ruth Elliot earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University and a Bachelor of Arts with double major in Biology and Music in South Carolina. She then attended massage therapy school and is currently a licensed massage and body worker holding an advanced certification in neuromuscular massage therapy. Ruth completed her graduate research thesis studying urinary incontinence in collegiate female athletes and has been mentored by specialists in Women’s Health PT and osteopathic manual therapy. In addition to advanced coursework in women’s health physical therapy (WHPT), she was certified in Holistic PelvicCare™ and Advanced Energy Techniques by Tami Lynn Kent in Portland Oregon. Ruth utilizes a holistic approach to WHPT improving the mind-body connection of her clients which helps manage pain, heal from pelvic trauma, improve physical alignment, and support emotional well-being. The specific osteopathic techniques she utilizes include visceral and neural manipulation to treat clients with chronic or acute abdominal, pelvic, and back pain.
She is a Pregnancy and Postpartum PT specialist and is passionate about educating and empowering women from a holistic perspective. Outside of the clinic Ruth enjoys singing opera and folk music, canning, backyard camping in her remodelled vintage airstream camper, and hiking in the mountains of her native home. Ruth and her wife Brenda own AHPT and intend it to be a supportive therapeutic environment for skilled practitioners and resilient patients for many years to come.
Ruth’s areas of specialty: Ruth is a pregnancy and postpartum specialist offering Holistic Pelvic Care™ with special emphasis on women who have experienced trauma. She also specializes in postpartum body mechanics and manual therapy techniques including positional release, myofascial release, osteopathic visceral manipulation and abdominal massage.
She is gifted to read the energetic patterns of the human body and largely incorporates this into a pelvic session using HPC™. She is also trained to addressing Soul-Level contributions to physical pain through reading the Akashic Records. With the combination of pelvic energy pattern and soul-level reading, many clients have found answers to challenging, chronic conditions that were anchored in a core belief or life-pattern. Akashic Integration FAQ
For more information please email Ruth directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Akashic Integration sessions with Ruth Elliot are available for new clients with any condition – a new patient evaluation is not required. **
I just had the most amazing healing session with Ruth Elliot of Asheville Holistic PT. First off, she is an exceptiona
l physical therapist. She knows the human body better than anyone I’ve ever been to. She is not your ordinarily PT. She is an avid learner and combines a number of healing modalities she has been training in in order to support what the body needs to recover. Working with her I’ve gone from hurting knees and frozen shoulders to full range of motion and hiking again.
Now back to my session yesterday.
I decided to do an Akashic Records session with her and I was blown away. The Akashic Records are the energetic “storehous e” for the soul’s history; accessing them can be very helpful in understand ing what’s going on in the present moment and how you might move forward. Without going into details, the session gave me a great deal of insight into where I am and what’s next. Truth comes through in metaphor for me and the metaphor of clipped wings and grief was replaced with fullness of wingspan, light, and core strength. Ruth grounded the new imagery physically in my back. The informatio n I received also gave me guidance in how and where I can learn to use my “new wings” — the guidance totally resonated with what I know I need to be doing.
Seeing Ruth to support your physical, emotional,
and spiritual wellbeing will be money and time well spent! I can’t recommend her highly enough. And she walks her talk. She is an amazing woman. So much gratitude. -Cheri
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a Trademark of Tami Lynn Kent, MSPT of Portland Oregon and can be researched at www.wildfeminine.com
Ruth is a TRUE healer! -Terri W
Ruth Elliot has been a key resource for me in my quest for health both prior to and post operatively. In 2017 I had two perineal repair surgeries and a hysterectomy. She has helped me to understand how my body got to the point of needing surgery and is now helping me to heal and reconnect with my body. Through her wonderful knowledge of the body I have come to respect what mine is telling me. She always has exercises, dietary tips and local resources to help me in addition too her hands on physical therapy. I recently went through an Akashic reading with Ruth. This experience was pivotal for me. I was able to retrieve some information from my past that was keeping me from moving forward in the healing process. I would recommend Ruth for anyone wanting maintain or improve the health of their perineal floor! -Dawn R.
Postpartum and pregnancy Physical Therapy includes:
- Special test modifications for the pregnant patient
- Labor and delivery recovery
- Posture and gait specific to the pregnant or postpartum patient
- Biomechanical strategies in pregnancy and postpartum including breastfeeding positions, body mechanics for toddler and newborn care
- Bracing decisions and options
- Manual therapy for scar tissue mobilization after cesarean, diastasis recti, hip, back and pelvic pain
- Treatment for urinary incontinence, dyspareunia
- Labor and delivery positioning coaching
- High risk and special populations pregnancy interventions
- Coccygeal pain treatments postpartum
Holistic Pelvic Healing
Recommended levels of commitment to achieve your pelvic health goals:
- Save Your Vagina class– in person or online*-
Level 1- Connect with your Pelvis: accountability, support with hands on treatment, structure and basic exercise routine for making progress toward your goals.
- Save Your Vagina class
- PLUS 1 Akashic (soul-level) integration appointment
- PLUS 2 (1.5 hour) Holistic physical therapy sessions.
Level 2- Know and heal your Pelvis: accountability, support, structure PLUS self care routine, exercise program, deeper understanding of your patterns and how to REALLY shift them.
- Save Your Vagina class
- PLUS 2 Akashic (soul-level) integration appointments
- PLUS 4 (1.5 hour)Holistic physical therapy sessions.
Ruth’s FIVE Components of HolisticPelvic Healing
|Life Changing Pelvic Offerings For Personal Healing|
|1. Holistic diagnosis – both medical intuitive and physical therapy impairment education|
|2. Self-care techniques with specific home program|
|3. Intuitive manual therapy (hands-on) specific to YOUR BODY and it’s needs|
|4. Akashic record (soul-level) and archetypal perspective on your body’s path towards healing|
|5. Personal goal-oriented exercise and movement based body awareness|
|Optimum Health Requires Openness to Holistic Healing on Every Level|
- Holistic diagnosis – both medical intuitive and physical therapy impairment education
Many intuitive practitioners are limited in their diagnosis process by only seeing energetic patterns or soul-level blockages. I will offer this during intuitive sessions as well as a full physical therapy evaluation to discover which muscles, bones, tissues, organs and nerves are responding to this energetic displacement. Your body will guide the treatments depending on prioritizing each postural issue and we will incorporate the totality of causes both physical and meta-physical.
With this combination approach, expect a permanent and complete resolution of symptoms- soul-level release, forgiveness and integration will allow the body total freedom to function optimally. Combined with exercise, self-care, nervous system reprogramming, and body awareness, these energetic clearings can stay cleared and new patterns can be formed. These multi-dimensional sessions offer the opportunity for complete and permanent resolution of symptoms
- Self-care techniques with specific home program
Physical therapy based self-massage, exercise, stretches and functional exercises tailored to your needs and your specific ability to perform your exercises can transform your body. What you do on a daily basis is the most influential message your body can receive and it is from YOU. We will incorporate positive affirmations and new body paradigms into your personalized program for the most powerful message you have ever given your body for healing. Clients who approach their self-care routine with enthusiasm experience empowered ability to relieve pain, feel stronger and more in control of their physical functioning. Retraining your daily habits can be a challenge but with clear direction can be a 21-day commitment that easily lasts forever.
- Intuitive manual therapy (hands-on) specific to YOUR BODY and it’s needs
I read the physical body’s patterns of fascial and energetic holding by placing hands gently on attachments points and ‘listening’ to the fascial tissues. The body guides my hands to the most important location that is asking for release- the ‘Big Boss’ who is pulling the other structures out of alignment. With intentional listening as taught in osteophathic physical medicine I am able to assess and treat efficiently often offering relief in 1 to 2 sessions. I work hard not to follow physical therapy recipes or cookie cutter protocols but instead I let your body guides what is our most important next step.
- Akashic record (soul-level) and archetypal perspective on your body’s path towards healing
Reading and playing in the Akashic records (your souls record of its learning process) can truly open the deepest layers of change your physical body is ready for at any given moment. Asking the question ‘is this pain physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual’ can often open the floodgates of information your soul is wanting your body to have! You may come to an Akashic integration session with questions and open the doors to understanding the deepest ‘meaning’ of your pelvic pain or dysfunction. A healing at this level will inevitably stick with you, probably change your life, and you’ll likely start making up song and dance to illustrate your new found freedom! In all seriousness there is often crying and release as women find a connection to their deeper soul wisdom being taught to them by their bodies.
- Personal-goal oriented exercise and movement based body awareness
Combining yoga, therapeutic exercise, spinal stability, and any favorite martial art in a treatment program will help open the muscles and movement patterns to a new level of optimal function. Patients often know what their goals are and will also have an idea of how long they are willing to spend working on goals. I will work with each patient to design a complicated or simple personalized workout designed to CHALLENGE your body in just the right way. If you want to function in a new way then we have to get you to move in a new way too! The more focused and committed you are to the program the more results you can expect!
Techniques Used In Holistic Physical Therapy To Reclaim Body Connection
Nervous system reprogramming
Body awareness and movement and exercise
Intuitive awareness, opening to your own body wisdom
Trauma healing – collective, ancestral and personal trauma
Karmic integration, forgiveness, soul-level integration
Self massage and self care training
Celebrating of the feminine- deepening connection to your essence
Exercise to challenge limits – specific to each person
The role of diet and food psychology
Paradigm shifts to support physical function “My body is a benevolent guide”
Holistic Pelvic Healing Client Profile
Those who are interested in listening to the messages of their body. Ruth loves to use her intuition to help guide each patient to a clear understanding of the messages the body is trying to offer. With a mind body and spirit integration approach it is important that the mind treat the body as if it were a benevolent guide, offering information and wisdom for improving total well being. Listening can provide insights like learning how to be more grounded when having ankle pain or shedding grief when having pelvic pain. The body communicates (through messages of alignment and function) where we can improve engagement with this life journey.
Ruth believes deeply in the ability and the willingness of the human body to heal, regenerate, and change old patterns. This requires a patient’s willingness to look deeper at unconscious mental patterns and strategies for a living that might take a patient outside of their most upright aligned posture. Unearth this body wisdom through inspiration! Be inspired to look more deeply to unseen physical truths and change structural, emotional, and physiological patterns that have been pulling the body out of its center for who knows how many years!
Awareness or at least a willingness to become more aware is crucial for allowing your body to make a holistic and complete turnaround. Healing requires awareness to locate the source of contraction or dysfunction. Patients who come to the clinic with awareness or willingness to gain awareness are more likely to reveal the true origin of the pain. Without this awareness, the body will mask the origin and it will invite us to treat the ripples of discomfort caused by the original issue. For real deep profound change to occur in the body, we must identify the origin of the dysfunction. The origin will inevitably hold a deeper soul level message about how to improve the whole person.
Ruth utilizes many tools including intuition and reading the akashic records in many of her bodywork sessions. With the gift of this intuition during a bodywork session, many patients experience unexpected insights into their own subconscious patterns. Openness is a primary component to participate in most fully in being engaged, aware, and inspired. An open hearted and open minded patient can expect the most profound and meaningful results.