PNW Soft Tissue Clinic
851 Coho Way, Suite 306
Bellingham, WA 98225
Eric C. Root,
B.S., SMS, LMP
Susan Root, BFA, RNC
Our practice is closed to new patients at this time,
but you may request to have your name put on our waiting
list for new clients.
The Pacific Northwest Soft Tissue
Clinic advances the art and science of soft tissue manual
therapy to address unique issues that limit function, performance
or cause pain or dysfunction. Our integrated approach includes
objective methods of evaluating the inter-related soft tissue
conditions, providing a means to develop a holistic treatment
program and measure the progress of each treatment session.
and Science of Manual Therapy:
In today’s modern world, we are immersed in technology
such as MRIs, CT scans, PET scans, Xrays, sonograms and
many advanced surgical procedures. However, the human touch
and hand have amazing capabilities of sensing what is going
on in the body, discerning layers and types of tissues,
the motility of organs, flow of blood in vessels, the health
and function of nerves and other tissues, the inherent restrictions
of the body.
Integrated Soft Tissue Treatment
Our practice uniquely integrates
objective methods of working and manipulating the lines
of restrictions throughout the body, from head to toe. Each
tissue has its own unique signature, texture, characteristics,
and means of release.
Our body structure and shape are determined by the
matrix of myofascial tissue that surrounds our muscles,
bones, nerves, blood vessels, organs. This matrix is a singular
entity that exists throughout the human body, connecting
and communicating with all the tissues that make up the
body. Skilled manipulation of these tissues corrects structural
compensations, increases range of motion, relieves sources
of pain by revitalizing the local tissue biochemistry.
Tissues (Organs & Associated Tissues):
A body will conform around a visceral restriction and prevent
movement through that region and mold the musculoskeletal
system to limit stress to that region. We are able to address
organ motility (inherent movement pattern of each organ)
and organ mobility (freedom of tissues to move within the
Nerves need to slide within their myofascial connective
tissue sheaths. Restriction of the nerves causes irritation
(pain and numbness) or major restrictions of movement in
the body and dysfunctional alignment and holding patterns.
Manipulation releases both the nerves to function normally
and the related myofascial musculoskeletal system affected
by the nerves.
Flow of blood to and from organs and tissues is affected
by restrictions in the vascular system of arteries, veins,
and heart. Manipulation provides a means to balance flow,
facilitate lymphatic flow to remove metabolic waste products,
release stress on the heart.