Hands On Manual Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and Myofascial Release * (MFR) are fundamental to our thorough and holistic approach. They are gentle and effective manual therapy techniques which are often a key component of helping the following conditions:

  • Torticollis
  • Reflux, Digestive Issues, Failure to Thrive
  • Feeding
  • Oral-facial Development
  • Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly
  • Tongue Tie
  • Autism
  • Autonomic Nervous System regulation
  • Upper airway issues (mouth breathers)
    *Myofascial Release as taught by John Barnes or Walt Fritz

Insurance coverage is usually available.  We submit claims and follow up if needed.

CST and MFR are provided by highly specialized, licensed pediatric occupational or physical therapists.  Information about each therapist is below.

Maria Stephens, OTR/L  – Extensive training in CST and MFR. 

Other training:  Torticollis, Tummy Time Method (TTM), cranial band theory and use, the AEIOU approach to feeding, sensory processing disorders, Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) and Total Motion Release (TMR). 

Education: B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Florida A&M University in Tallahassee

Michelle Yoder, OTR/L – Extensive training in MFR.  

Other training:  Torticollis; Master at sensory issues; certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT); The SOS Feeding Approach Therapeutic Listening; Interactive Metronome; TAMO; TMR; and cranial band theory and use.  Co-created a handwriting program called Fundanoodle and teaches nationally.

Education: B.S. in Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University

Stacy Conder, PT Extensive training in MFR.

Other training:  torticollis; kinesiotaping; sensory issues; infant development; cranial band theory and use.

Education: B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Toledo in consortium with the Medical College of Ohio 

Courtney Graham, PT, DPT – Extensive training in MFR.

Other training:  torticollis; cranial band theory and use; Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), infant massage and state regulation, Anat-Baniel; Postural mechanics and associated motor patterns in pediatric populations (Massery Approach). 

Education: B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science, University of Mississippi
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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*limited appointments available

WAXHAW, NC 28173

(within Waxhaw Health and Wellness)