Bodies in Balance Advanced Muscular Therapy

Prescription strength relief, restoration and recovery for muscular pain, repetitive strain and rest Serving Scottsdale/Phoenix for over 20 years.

Prescription strength relief, restoration and recovery for muscular pain, repetitive strain and restricted motion.

Operating as usual

10/25/2020
01/19/2020

Cool class this morning. Learned a few things and reinforced a few others.

November 18, 2019 11/19/2019

November 18, 2019

Closing the books (course manuals) on another great continuing ed offering here in Scottsdale. This time with the inimitable Michael Shacklock and his Clinical Neurodynamics courses. It was a pleasure to meet and interact with such a wonderful group of practitioners. We and JetSet Rehab Education appreciate each and every one of you for coming and allowing us to extend our hospitality and share some good times. Watch this space for more course offerings in the new year!

November 18, 2019 Our Michael Shacklock Neurodynamic course in Scottsdale, Az. Food provided, amazing group, amazing instructor.

Photos from Bodies in Balance Advanced Muscular Therapy's post 11/18/2019

Final day of the Clinical Neurodynamics course in Scottsdale. Truly one of the best educational offerings available. Thank you to Michael Shacklock and JetSet Rehab Education for the opportunity to host such a wonderful event.

11/16/2019

Brain food for the afternoon session! Colleagues enjoying a catered Mediterranean lunch and sharing a few laughs, ideas and war stories.

11/16/2019

Social hour after Day 1 of the Clinical Neurodynamics course with Michael Shacklock NDS Neurodynamic Solutions. Great group of top tier practitioners upping their game this weekend!

11/15/2019

Upper Quarter nerve palpation.


NDS Neurodynamic Solutions
JetSet Rehab Education

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE REGISTRATION for DNS A COURSE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ at Evolution Physical Therapy, Fri 27 September 2019 09/15/2019

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE REGISTRATION for DNS A COURSE, SCOTTSDALE, AZ at Evolution Physical Therapy, Fri 27 September 2019

12 DAYS TO GO & ALMOST SOLD OUT! Grab one of the last few seats remaining for the DNS A Course Sept. 27-29 in Scottsdale, AZ. Student and audit rates still available.

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06/24/2019

WATCH THE SURAL NERVE AS IT CHANGES WITH BODY POSITION

Just a small sample of what to expect at the Clinical Neurodynamics courses w/Michael Shacklock in Scottsdale, AZ this November. Registrations are ramping up...don't miss out! Early Bird tuition is now available and includes catered lunches and happy hour networking experience. Get on it! www.jetsetrehabed.com/register
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05/31/2019

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05/07/2019

The much anticipated arrival of Michael Shacklock and his Clinical Neurodynamics courses in Scottsdale, AZ! These are not to be missed!

Early-Bird registration is now open and includes catered lunches and happy hour networking experience!

CLICK HERE for detailed course information and registration:
https://www.jetsetrehabed.com/register

04/22/2019

The much anticipated arrival of Michael Shacklock and his Clinical Neurodynamics courses in Arizona! These are NOT TO BE MISSED!
Early Bird registration is now open with catered lunches and happy hour included! www.jetsetrehabed.com/register
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04/18/2019
Photos from Bodies in Balance Advanced Muscular Therapy's post 04/17/2019

NORTH SCOTTSDALE PRIVATE OFFICE SPACE IN PRIME & CONVENIENT LOCATION NEAR SCOTTSDALE QUARTER! $950/mo.

Beautiful and newly built out facility has a 175 sq ft private office available (#4 in diagram). Exclusive private entrance from the parking lot for you and your clients or enter thru the main suite and be greeted by a friendly receptionist.

Includes all utilities, COX internet, and HULU + live TV access (deduct $50/mo. if COX & HULU are not needed). Access to front load washer/dryer (additional $40/mo.) and small break-room (refrigerator, microwave, toaster over, coffee pot).

Ideal office for a health/wellness practitioner. The space currently has 1 full time & 2 part time physical therapists, a massage therapist and a one-on-one personal trainer. All practitioners are independent and operate their own businesses.

12 month to 4 year lease options. For questions or to arrange to view the space, please call Kellie at: 480.767.2769 or DM from this post.

01/31/2019
Buy tickets for Clinical Companion to Fix Your Own Back w/Dr. Phillip Snell (Scottsdale, AZ) at Bodies in Balance Evolution Physical Therapy, Sat 26 January 2019 12/26/2018

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One month away and 7 spots still available. Don't miss the opportunity to learn some serious skills for managing lumbar disk injury from one of the best minds in rehab! Registration closes on 1/23/19.

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11/28/2018

Pain and me: Tamar Pincus talks about chronic pain acceptance ...

SIMS (Safety In Me) vs. DIMS (Danger In Me).
Seek out more SIMS.

11/16/2018

Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack w/ Dr. Phillip Snell (Scottsdale, AZ)

PT's, DC's, MD's, DO's, LMT's, S&C COACHES....ONLY 6 SEATS LEFT FOR SCOTTSDALE, AZ! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to up your game w/ Dr. Phillip Snell at the Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack course in Scottsdale, AZ this January 2019.

COURSE DETAILS/REGISTRATION LINK HERE:
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THIS IS NOT just another course on low-back pain! A lumbar disc injury in the clinic requires an understanding of the mechanics of flexion intolerance. This requires an approach that incorporates a deep and broad toolbox, not just a structurally oriented viewpoint. Participants in this event will learn structural AND functional assessment techniques to find the complaining disc before it produces neurological symptoms. Treatment strategies utilizing movement re-patterning exercises will help you teach patients to help themselves. Special attention will be paid to common exercises to avoid in the gym and rehab environment which frequently result in re-injury.The Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack shows you THE PLAN, as we refer to it, to leverage the material of all of those CE courses you've taken in MDT, FMS, SFMA, McGill, SFG, Shacklock, NOI, etc into a laser focused process to address one of the biggest healthcare drains we have in the US--painful lumbar disc injury. Learn a unique and comprehensive blend of current approaches including exercise, manual therapy, pain neuroscience and patient education to quickly assess those painful lumbar disk patients and return them to active, pain-free movement.

Reflections from this past weekend's course in Toronto:

"Phillip, Thank You Thank You Thank You for the amazing weekend. You are a true giant in our field, and I call it a privilege to learn from you and call you a friend. To all of you debating whether to take Phillip's course,
STOP: GO ONLINE. PAY. SEE HIM SPEAK. You will not regret it." - Demetry Assimakopoulos

"This was hands down the best continuing education course I have attended during my years in practice. Dr. Phillip Snell dives into the research and boils it down to a concise, but well thought out set of tools for doctor and patient. I have been able to successfully implement what I learned in this course as soon as I returned to my clinic and the outcomes have been wonderful." - Dr. Nate Coppock, Yakima, WA

"I took this course over 3 years ago. It is still the blueprint for treating patients with low back pain of a discogenic origin. It has greatly formed my clinical thought process with this specific population. I’m confident treating the condition/presentation that I otherwise would have referred out." - Dr. Porter Brown, Thunder Bay, Ontario

11/14/2018

Office expansion 2.0 is complete!! Expanded gym space, more treatment rooms and educational space!

11/09/2018

Office expansion 2.0 nearing completion!

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Last chance to take advantage of our extended early bird tuition! Ends at midnight tonight. 9 seats remaining for the January course in Scottsdale, AZ.

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With our office expansion almost complete, we're increasing the number of available seats for the course. So, here's the deal...

Early Bird Registration has been extended thru the END OF THIS WEEKEND ONLY! SAVE $100. Only 12 seats remaining. GET ON IT!

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11/02/2018

Expanding into our next phase!

Photos from Bodies in Balance Advanced Muscular Therapy's post 10/10/2018

LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD TUITION! SAVE $100! ENDS THIS THURSDAY 11/1. SEE LINK BELOW.

Don't miss this incredible weekend of learning, fun and balmy Southwest weather w/ Dr. Phillip Snell at the Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack course in Scottsdale, AZ this January 2019.

NOT just another course on low-back pain! The Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack shows you THE PLAN, as we refer to it, to leverage the material of all of those CE courses you've taken in MDT, FMS, SFMA, McGill, SFG, Shacklock, NOI, etc into a laser focused process to address one of the biggest healthcare drains we have in the US-- painful lumbar disc injury. Learn a unique and comprehensive blend of current approaches including exercise, manual therapy, pain neuroscience and patient education to quickly assess those painful lumbar disk patients and return them to active, pain-free movement.

COURSE DETAILS & EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION THRU NOVEMBER 1st.
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"This was hands down the best continuing education course I have attended during my years in practice. Dr. Phillip Snell dives into the research and boils it down to a concise, but well thought out set of tools for doctor and patient. I have been able to successfully implement what I learned in this course as soon as I returned to my clinic and the outcomes have been wonderful." - Dr. Nate Coppock, Yakima, WA

"I took this course over 3 years ago. It is still the blueprint for treating patients with low back pain of a discogenic origin. It has greatly formed my clinical thought process with this specific population. I’m confident treating the condition/presentation that I otherwise would have referred out." - Dr. Porter Brown, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Learn the Plan-Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack.com 09/02/2018

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Do you have a systematic plan for identifying and working with lumbar disk injury and sciatica? Are your patients/clients headed down the path of epidural injections or possibly surgery? Join us this January in Scottsdale, AZ as Dr. Phillip Snell presents his Clinical Companion to FixYourOwnBack.com. Learn a system of evaluation, exercise, manual therapy and patient education that can help your patients avoid invasive treatments and make you look like a total rock star!

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06/16/2018

via LA Sports & Spine:

Typical belief of a patient
✅ “I thought fixing my back would be as straightforward as fixing a broken wrist. I’d find a surgeon and get it done”

The medication problem
✅ “It is a struggle for patients and clinicians everywhere to resist pain medication that is incredibly effective in the short term, even if it is incredibly harmful in the long term.”

The imaging problem
✅ “There is a very poor relationship between changes on MRI scans and the presence or absence of low back pain.”
✅ “While people with low back pain are more likely to have disc degeneration show up on an MRI, so will a large number of people without back pain.”
✅ “If you get into the business of treating disc degeneration because it’s shown up on an MRI, the likelihood is that, in most of those people, it is not contributing to their back pain.”
✅ “MRI scans probably do more harm than good.”
✅ “A scan can change a patient’s behaviour, because they’re told there’s some wear-and-tear damage in their back; but most people have wear-and-tear damage in their back and when you get to my age, I’m sure everybody does.”
✅ “It also changes clinicians’ behaviour: “They’re more likely to offer invasive procedures if they can see something on an MRI scan that they can treat,”

The problem of low-value interventionist treatments
✅ “The case against invasive treatments such as injections and surgery is even more shocking... facet joint injections, a mix of anaesthetic and steroid injected into the small linking joints of the spine, are very widely used (yet) There is no evidence to support their use, but nevertheless the numbers... go up year on year.”

✅ “At best, spine surgeons define success as a 38% improvement in pain and function,” says Ramin, “but if a hip or a knee surgeon had a 38% success rate, that physician would no longer do that surgery. And 38%? I think that’s really optimistic.”

Why does pain persist & become disabling?

✅”The fear-avoidance model illustrates this well.

- “You find it hurts when you move,” ➡️

- “so you don’t move, you don’t do things, you get deconditioned, ➡️

- so your back pain gets worse, ➡️

- so you become even more frightened of moving ➡️

– you get into a negative cycle

What can you do?

1) Reactivation: Safe & Effective Movement to Gain Resilence

✅ Dr Stuart McGill’s Big Three exercises for stabilising the core – the modified curl-up, side bridge and quadruped bird dog

✅ exercises that the professor of biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, says “spare the spine, enhance the muscle challenge, and enhance the motor control system to ensure that spine stability is maintained in all other activities”.

✅ They should be performed every day

2) Gain Reassurance, Hope & an Achievable Plan for Sustainability

✅ “the most helpful thing we can do is challenge the assumption that, if our back hurts, there is a pain generator in there somewhere that can be scanned, identified, injected or surgically removed, and fixed.

✅“That whole notion is erroneous,” says Ramin. “The truth is that low back pain is a many-faceted problem, emerging from your life situation, the state of your body and the social factors surrounding you.”

✅ “Rather than trying to find a doctor who can make the pain disappear, we need to be aware that to a certain degree, it is a part of life and the best approach is to keep physically active in the right way, to find a strategy to manage stress and to keep on with normal activities.

✅ ”Like all complicated pain, avoiding it, trying to use a substance to blot it out, investing in one person the belief that he or she can cure you: that all makes it worse.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/14/back-pain-how-to-live-with-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-health-problems

Our Story

Prescription strength soft-tissue therapy providing relief, restoration and recovery for muscular pain, repetitive strain and restricted motion. Serving Scottsdale/Phoenix since 1997.

Allen Rubin is the owner and lead therapist at Bodies in Balance Advanced Muscular Therapy. He has been involved in the healthcare and wellness fields for nearly 30 years. He attended the diagnostic imaging and allied health degree programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and graduated at the top of his class. He began his career as a medical imaging technologist (X-ray/MRI) in 1989. During that time, he worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, operating rooms, trauma ER’s, private imaging centers and orthopedic/sports medicine practice.

In 1996, he chose to take a more “hands-on” approach to his work and enrolled at the Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College. After completing the 735 hour program with honors, he transitioned from his imaging career and opened Bodies in Balance Integrated Therapeutics, a clinical and sports massage therapy practice in Scottsdale focused on soft tissue pain, injury rehabilitation and restorative wellness. While he has worked with professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, Ironman triathletes and accomplished dance performers, he largely attends to “everyday athletes” who seek help with painful neuromuscular conditions or want to maintain their structural health, mobility and active lifestyles.

Allen specializes in a wide range of soft-tissue therapy and corrective exercise solutions for common musculoskeletal problems and chronic pain conditions. His treatments are specific and tailored to clients' individual needs rather than taking a "cookie-cutter" approach. He enjoys educating clients about how their bodies work and self care methods that can give them control over their own results. He has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, function and movement coupled with a compassionate and easy-going manner.

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