GHP - 2018 Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health Awards

32 GHP / 2018 Alternative Medicine & Holistic Health Awards , Founded in 1998, Windsong is an outpatient Occupational Therapy office, treating patients at all stages of life. It promotes a culture of mutual respect and caring to engage patients and staff to work together to achieve health. Windsong draws on the expertise of Founder Frankie Burget, who has been a Licensed Occupational Therapist in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex for over 30 years. Outstanding experience has made her well- known in the medical community as well as the private sector. As developer and premier practitioner of Fascial Integrative Therapy™, Frankie is a Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist and highly skilled Myofascial Release Mastery Level Therapist. Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and Integrative Pediatrics and a certified SomaticExperiencing® Practitioner, Frankie was the 2016 Occupational Therapist of the Year. She is also skilled in CranioSacral, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, therapeutic massage, QiGong, neuro- developmental treatment, and functional spine stabilization. Her aim is to balance the body (physical, emotional, and mental), relieve pain and restore function to all areas of the body providing care for all injuries and diagnosis in all ages from birth to end of life. Best Occupational Therapist 2018 - Texas Windsong Therapy and Wellness is the practice of esteemed Occupational Therapist Frankie Burget. We profile her and explore how she works to support a wide range of clients through her practice. Fascial Integrative therapy is a new frontier in whole body medicine combining techniques from many different therapies including Myofascial Release, CranioSacral, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, therapeutic massage, QiGong, neuro- developmental treatment, functional spine stabilization, and SomaticExperiencing®, among others. The techniques were chosen or created specifically because of their effect on the fascial tissue. Many young therapists seem to want to use a cookbook method of treatment which leaves the patient to self-administer therapy. The fascial system requires dedicated therapists who take the time and have the patience to administer the specific hands-on methods necessary to achieve lasting results. Frankie recognized the need for skilled therapists who understand the fascial system early in her career and began to expand her knowledge in this area. There are few with her level of education in the world. Her concentration on the fascial system led to developing the hands-on techniques she trademarked as Fascial Integrative Therapy™, which she has used to treat patients from around the world. When establishing Windsong, Frankie chose to locate her practice in the mid-cities region of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas, among some of the best medical resources AMH18011 in the world working for medical advancement and innovation. She enjoys working and studying in this rich environment. A large local population of educated and open-minded patients has made this an ideal location for Fascial Integrative Therapy™. Children are a key focus at Windsong, as Frankie uses her skills and expertise to ensure that the future generations are as healthy and happy as possible by offering them a strong start to life. Currently, Frankie is seeing many babies born with lip and/or tongue ties or other difficulties feeding and digesting. Tight fascia around the dural tube is often a part, if not the entire cause of this problem. As children are her priority, she works with them and their parents to provide support and ensure that they receive the treatment they need. Fundamental to Frankie’s approach is her commitment to client service, and she works hard to ensure that they feel supported at all times. As such, Windsong takes the concerns of parents seriously believing they know when something is not right with their child and works with the family to find the cause and treatment for the issues they have identified. Adding to her impressive portfolio, Frankie is also an animal lover and a horsewoman, and when working with patients, Frankie includes her therapy dog Koda in the treatment. Boasting an impressive track record, she has utilised her therapeutic skills to help a variety of animals who are suffering from pain or trauma with remarkable results. Alongside her work at Windsong, Frankie is also a speaker and teacher who is very much in demand. She is working on a book about her fascinating practice and the way she has developed her techniques, which will offer many exciting future developments for both herself and Windsong. Ultimately, Fascia is the body’s recording system. Everything that happens to a person is communicated via the hormones, chemicals and fluids traveling through the fascia to the brain and back to the organs, nerves, muscles, ligaments and other tissues with their messages. If there is a restriction in the fascial system those fluids become trapped and can cause a variety of problems. Examples would be the emotional issues seen in the case of PTSD or pain from surgical adhesions caused by the pressure of fascial restrictions pressing on nerves, blood vessels, or tissues. Developing this technique will remain a key focus for Frankie as she seeks to ensure her patients receive the support they are looking for to live healthy and fulfilled lives. She is confident that will bring more therapists to the field and one day treatment of the fascia will be considered mainstream instead of an alternative approach to wellness.