“Joints, muscles and the skeleton all work in concert to help us move. They are not individual components but rather a complex, integrated machine. Just as the integration is critical to our mobility, so can it be the cause of pain. By knowing how the body functions and how it is all connected we can eliminate pain and get you back to doing the things you love.”
— Dr. Halina Snowball
Our philosophy stems from the work of one of the 20th century’s most important doctors, Dr. Janet Travell. Dr. Travell’s ambitious career included pioneering techniques for the treatment of myofascial pain and the creation of “Trigger Point Therapy” – injections into painful/knotted muscles to help them relax. It was her success with alleviating skeletal muscle pain that resulted in Dr. Travell being the first female personal physician to a president – John F. Kennedy.
Viewing the body as an integrated machine, we look to a broad spectrum of solutions to treat pain and mobility issues – relying on beneficial solutions offered by traditional medicine (injections, PRP, EPAT, physical therapy) as well as nontraditional medicine (massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture).
This approach allows us to treat the root causes of pain and not just the symptoms and addresses all affected areas of the body, not just the most prominent. Our treatments help the body work on healing itself. With this approach, we look to solve pain and mobility issues without surgery. While the notion of an integrated approach is not new – it is rarely practiced in the medical world. Using this integrated approach, Dr. Snowball has seen dramatic results in freeing patients from pain, increasing their mobility and affording them better long term health and quality of life.