Erica Reid believes each individual person can impact their healing the most by
actively participating in it. She, therefore, applies her vast experience to not only
treating, but educating her clients for self-treatment to relieve their discomfort
and maximize their individual potential. Her 1 on 1 therapy sessions involves
hands-on treatments during which a multitude of Myofascial Release
techniques as well as other cutting edge approaches are used to address the
whole body. Education in proper body mechanics, movement, and postural
awareness are also provided. The treatment session is for all ages, babies too!
Erica's extensive training in manual therapy techniques addresses the fascial and
connective tissue system which extends to every cell in the body. By
addressing this web of tissue, relief from pain can occur not only where the
person is having symptoms, but also gets to the root of the problem. Traditional
therapy usual just treats the area affected and therefore clients have only
temporary relief, whereas MFR techniques tare able to provide long term
reduction of pain.
After going through her own healing journey with pelvic floor pain, Erica
pursued learning and becoming specialized with pelvic floor therapy for both
male and female clients through the Herman-Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation
Institute. Incontinence, pregnancy pain, posture dysfunction, neck and back pain,
and pelvic floor pain is just a few of the conditions she provides treatment for.
Erica began her career in medicine over twenty years ago working as a
Veterinary Technician in Florida whilst teaching animal behavior at the local
college. She transitioned to working with people after earning her B.S. in
Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in 1997. The choice to
pursue Occupational versus Physical Therapy came as a result of the increased
focus on the whole body as well as the psychological elements of healing.
Erica has had the good fortune to work in multiple cities with multiple groups
including stroke, spinal cord injuries, children with developmental delays in the
the school system, and the elderly in long term care facilities. Along the way she
discovered and studied not only myofascial release under John Barnes, PT.,
but lymphatic drainage, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation through
the Upledger Institute, Reiki, as well as pilates and Restorative Exercise.