Total Body Evaluation Reference Guide
Total Body Balancing (TBB) is a total body evaluation and a 5-phase treatment approach. TBB uses long levers (arms, legs, head/neck or torso) and rhythmic mobilization to release tension in the muscles, fascia, joint capsules and ligaments to improve circulation, nerve, and energy flow. This helps to normalize sympathetic and parasympathetic neurological activity while the use of long levers maximizes effect with less effort on behalf of the practitioner. This long lever approach of rhythmic mobilization influences all systems of the body including the lymphatic, the visceral and the craniosacral, myofascial and musculoskeletal systems and serves as an overall support and integration for specific treatment. This is called a maximal approach and treats the body as a whole.
This Reference Guide is a comprehensive collection of over 220 illustrations depicting the evaluation protocols used for Total Body Balancing. Each evaluation is clearly explained via illustration and supporting text.
This is an excellent guidance and patient education tool for the therapist.
A companion Total Body Evaluation DVD is available to maximize the learning of the evaluation.
A companion Total Body Balancing 1 Flipchart is available to maximize the learning of Total Body Balancing.
Price for students or IAHE alumni, $95.00.
IMPORTANT: These evaluations tools are usable for all modalities - CST, VM, NM, etc.
I’ve been doing manual therapy for 17 years, so it’s hard to impress me. I see TBB as the next piece to add to my CST and VM work. This 3rd modality makes perfect sense for the work I have been doing. And the comprehensive DVDs and Reference Guides show clearly how it is done.
Since I am slowly integrating TBB in my practice I am only doing the 1st Phase, however yesterday I had an amazing result! A patient shows up in my practice after 5 years of not seeing her, complaining about sharp sciatic pain, so acute she did not stand up from her chair to greet me. I thought to myself... she might not tolerate TBB for how acute she was, but from the moment I lifted her leg and did the first technique, she reported feeling less pain, and by the time I finished the 1st Phase 10 minutes later she had no pain at all! I still worked on her sacrum and cranium with CST, but by that time her sciatic pain was completely gone.
I feel like a kid with a new toy, so very enthusiastic!
- Herbert Carty, CS1 & CS2 Upledger Instructor