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Kendel Lipe
Doctor of Physical Therapy

I am committed to a lifetime of learning, expanding my tool box every day so I can better serve my patients.  The following is a more detailed explanation of some of the skills and specializations I have acquired in my career. 

Specializations, Certifications and Skills

Pelvic Floor Specialist for Males and Females

  • Certified by the Herman & Wallace Institute. ​

Certified Advanced Myokinesthetics Practitioner  

  • Visit their website for more information and research on this powerful neuromuscular rebalancing technique helpful for postural imbalances and  resetting the function of various organs and systems. 

Johns Barnes Myofascial Release​

  • Learn more about what sets this type of therapy apart here

Visceral Massage

  • The use of gentle manual techniques to the areas surrounding the organs to free up fascial restrictions, increase blood flow and improve their function. A powerful tool for IBS, UC, gall bladder, liver or stomach dysfunction, Endometriosis, and many more. ​

Microcurrent Point Stimulation​

  • The Dolphin MPS is a powerful modality that delivers current at very high frequencies and is relatively pain-free. It can help with scar tissue, TMJ, fibromyalgia, dysautonomia, low back pain, and more.

  • It can also be used as a vagal nerve stimulation device, powerful enough it was approved for emergency COVID relief in Canada. It helps reset the autonomic nervous system for those stuck in high stress, sympathetic overdrive.​

Trauma-Informed Practitioner​

  • I also integrate concepts from Peter Levine's somatic experiencing, myofascial release, targeted mindfulness exercises and left/right brain integration to help one to reassociate with their body after trauma, and free traumatic energy stored in the tissues.

  • I myself am a trauma victim and have extensive experiencing working with victims of sexual, physical and psychological trauma. 

Trigger point Dry Needling​

  • The use of small acupuncture needles to directly penetrate and release tense points in muscles. I use it in conjunction with Microcurrent Point Stimulation (see above) for more effective and lasting results. 

Functional Movement Screening

  • An advanced evaluation paradigm used by many top orthopedic and sports therapists. ​

McKenzie Technique

  • MDT is a powerful technique involving repetitive motions. It is highly effective for low back pain, disc bulges, and more. ​

Mindfulness & Meditation Training

  • I have studied various Eastern & Western meditation techniques and the physiology behind them. I believe teaching patients to integrate these techniques into massage and exercise leads to more permanent , complete and impactful changes

Cupping

  • Uses silicone cups to create a vacuum around dysfunctional tissuse, increasing blood flow and freeing up fascial restrictions to decrease pain and improve function.

Kinisiology Taping​

  • This tape can help increase blood flow, decrease swelling, promote postural realignment and decrease pain. 

Instrumented-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations

  • Similar to Graston, this method uses tools made of special metal alloys to free up restrictions in soft tissue quickly. 

Nutrition Counseling

  • The gut is known as the 'final frontier' of medicine and controls much of the body's immune and hormone systems. I have advanced education in nutrition protocols for inflammation, autoimmune disease, gastroparesis, ehlers-danlos syndrome, interstitial cystitis, mast cell activation syndrome, and bladder dysfunction. 

Custom Orthotics Casting​

  • Our feet are our foundation!  I have advanced training using plaster casts to custom orthotics for a wide variety of patients. I then take functional measurements of how the foot moves in standing, walking or running and use these measurements in conjunction with the mold to create an orthotic that facilitates greater symmetry in movement and gets you back to the activities you love!

  • Affordable and guaranteed to last a lifetime

Other Specialization and Skills: 

  • Treatment for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Treatment for Acid Reflux, IBS, and other gut imbalances

  • Lymphatic massage (I do not do wrapping)

  • Strain/Counter-strain soft tissue release

Education 

  • Bachelors of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy; George Washington University, Washington D.C.

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Muscles of the Pelvic Floor

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Visceral & Myofascial Massage

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Microcurrent Point Stimulation on C-section Scar

Outdoor Yoga Meditation

Mindfulness & Meditation Training

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Trigger Point Dry Needling with Microcurrent

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Cupping Technique

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Kinesiology Taping for Improved Alignment & Circulation

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations

Healthy Meal

Nutrition & Supplement Advice 

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Custom-Casting of Orthotics with Walking/Running Analysis for improved alignment throughout the body.