Meet Dr. Joan


My Passion

I discovered my passion early in life. I entered the holistic health field in 1986.  Over 30 years I have steadfastly learned more and more about how to heal the human body and how to keep it healthy using manual therapies.

Natural Partners

Technically, I am a physiotherapist. I use 3 natural partners, manual therapies, movement therapy, and the principles of holistic medicine to help my clients achieve strong, mobile and healthy bodies.

My Philosophy

First and foremost, I totally believe that good physical health begins with good spiritual health. At Healing Unleashed we bring many spiritual practices into the practice of medicine. The therapist-client relationship is based on honor, respect, genuine care, sincere communication, very good will, and teamwork.

My Ideal Client

I work best and have the best results with persons who take responsibility for their own health. Lifestyle affects everything from genetic expression to immunity from disease. I deeply believe that the number one enemy to good health and healing is a lack of self-love and self-care. Awareness and willingness to grow are the keys to success in every area of life and this includes health.

My Clinical Work

I have spent thousands of wonderful hours in treatment rooms working to improve the function of the body and health in general. A long time ago, I made a decision that has made all the difference in the progress of my knowledge and skills. I decided that my treatment room is my laboratory and I welcomed every patient and every single human body to teach me about the interconnections of the human systems. I am indeed an experiential learner. Knowledge is not knowledge until it is applied and tested and proven.

My Specialty – Headaches and Migraines

Too many people suffer from headaches. I have been healing headaches for over 15 years. When you receive the right type of physiotherapy, headaches can be reduced in frequency and intensity…and in many cases both headaches and migraines can be cured for good. You can read more under Conditions: Headaches and Migraines.

The Power of Craniosacral Therapy

What can be more powerful than to reboot your personal physiological operating system? Craniosacral therapy supports the brain, central nervous system, and autonomic nervous system…the systems that support all other functions in your body. Craniosacral therapy also improves the physiology of the fascial system…the system that directly supports every cell in every organ. Good practitioners of CST do not take a few courses, they study CST and the craniosacral system every day, just as I do.

Manual Therapy

Prior to specializing in Craniosacral Therapy, I specialized in orthopedic massage for 15 years. I continue to provide services to people with chronic muscle and joint pain.  Whether you have shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, neck, arm or leg pain…I can help.

Functional Medicine

I have a 20-year professional relationship with medical doctor Wanda Bedinghaus.  We have built Healing Unleashed together. Dr. Bedinghaus focuses on Functional Medicine, the medicine of the future. Functional medicine looks for the underlying causes of disease. It does not focus on symptoms and prescription drugs. It focuses on supporting the normal biological systems of the body. The patient and practitioner are engaged in a therapeutic relationship. Functional medicine addresses the whole person not an isolated list of symptoms. We practice proactive, predictive and personalized medicine. My part of this partnership is to support the functions of the body with effective and safe manual medicine that improves health in the circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, respiratory and immune systems.

I enjoy this challenge: Find the exact cause of your pain – and heal your pain

When you experience chronic or serious pain, you may feel alone, fearful, and resist getting help. But if your hip hurts so badly you can’t sleep, please don’t despair. We have solutions. When shoulder pain prevents you from enjoying hobbies or sports, don’t turn to pain killers. We have helped countless others become pain-free. When your neck hurts all day at work, you have a place to come for lasting relief.

My goal is to help you become pain-free as quickly as possible, so you can achieve greater freedom of movement and enjoy your body. Believe me, this will allow you to be the person you really are – happy, vibrantly alive, and full of potential.







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