Based on a dynamic, integrative process of consultation, evaluation, treatment, education, and feedback, Tamara uses a full array of methods and techniques designed to target the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, and to bring the individual back to a state of natural health and functioning.
Tamara believes in addressing the causes of pain and dysfunction to promote long-term health and well being. She uses a multi-faceted and customized approach in her practice that encompasses and draws from her broad scope of study and her many years of experience. Some of the numerous modalities she employs include myofascial release, cranio-sacral technique, neuromuscular therapy, and bio-energetic treatment.
Tamara's patients include those with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, back injuries, TMJ and TMD syndromes, thoracic outlet, headaches, repetitive strain, Benign Positional Vertigo or BPPV, and athletic and traumatic injuries. Adults and children suffering from many other conditions have likewise benefited from her work. Ms. Meyer also works with amateur and professional musicians, athletes, and dancers seeking to improve performance. Tamara’s patients consistently obtain successful results after exhausting numerous other avenues.
Education is an important part of her practice and patients are encouraged to participate in the therapeutic process. In the beginning, Tamara may offer a variety of self care techniques, specific therapeutic exercises, movements and ergonomic strategies to enhance and augment treatment. As therapy progresses, Tamara gradually helps build a ‘tool box’ of strategies for patients that they can draw from into the future. She may also cast orthotics when necessary, check car seats, make recommendations for beds, pillows, shoes and workstations as well as observe specific actions such as golf swings, running, walking, and musical performance.
Tamara is committed to creating a bridge between traditional and complementary medicine to benefit her patients, and to this end she refers patients to, and receives referrals from local and national physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
Tamara relies on numerous modalities and juxtaposes them simultaneously when working with her patients. These systems include traditional Western medicine, Eastern medicine, and Osteopathic medicine.
Western medicine addresses the body in terms of anatomy and physiology. Some Western methods that Tamara Meyer employs include ergonomic strategies, exercise physiology, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercise, and active NMT (Neuromuscular Therapeutic) stretching. When appropriate, she also refers patients to physicians for testing, the results of which are factored into her treatment.
Eastern Medicine/Five Element Theory
Eastern medicine looks at the body and mind in terms of energy or chi. Acupuncture, martial arts, and macrobiotics are all based on this highly effective and well-studied system. Tamara utilizes her knowledge of this approach in balancing the body with movement and bio-energetic methods.
Osteopathic physicians consider the cranio-sacral mechanism to be the primary respiratory system of the body. By working with this mechanism, balance is restored. Tamara utilizes three different approaches to cranio-sacral technique as part of her ‘tool bag’ and uses this work throughout her practice.