Shari Kantor, MS, PTA, FHP
Many of my clients have already been to several doctors, practitioners, and therapists with little to no relief. There is still a big question as to what is causing their issues. I use a functional approach to health working closely with clients to discover root causes implementing individual medical, genetic, lifestyle, nutritional, and supplemental modifications. No one approach is appropriate for every individual so each strategy is different based on history, lifestyle, and genetics.
My background is in Exercise Physiology and Physical Therapy. I have been working for the last 10 years in a combination of inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy clinics. Throughout this time, I witnessed several patients doing "all the right things" in Physical Therapy yet, after months of therapy, STILL not able to heal. This led me on the journey of figuring out “what is going on in there?” What is happening beneath the surface that is obstructing their natural ability to heal?’ From my own personal experience with alternative, holistic health, I began helping patients by finding the sources of their issues or "root cause resolution." Slowly, but surely, they began to heal. Seeing the profound influence this had on their life, I decided to go back to school for Functional health and nutrition graduating from The Functional Nutrition Alliance. Healing is about mind, body, and spirit. In order to promote lasting wellness, all must be addressed.
My great passion is to restore lives through restoring health. When people suffer trauma, chronic illness, or pain, it is not uncommon for their world to unravel. Their lives change dramatically taking on a different reality from what they are used to. Spirit and autonomy get buried in the chaos of pain affecting work, leisure, relationships, and overall quality of life. Often, this creates a cycle of stress and depression acting to further exacerbate symptoms. I help my clients uncover the causes of their pain in order to find healthy solutions so they can heal and enjoy life again.