The BayGrass Institute, founded by Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T., exists to provide licensed or certified healthcare providers with continuing education in the many areas of manual therapy through interactive and hands-on sessions.
Bob and Jon were both trained to evaluate the entire person to identify all possible factors contributing to the person’s complaint. This process successfully identifies dysfunctions that are straight forward as well as those that may seem removed from the primary area of complaint, but may in fact drive the problem.
These global thought processes and skills are rarely taught in modern medical education. Modern medicine is often symptom-based, and when a patient’s symptoms are driven by a distant dysfunction, treatment may not provide resolution. We feel that this approach is effective for all types of patients and may hold the key for those people that are not getting good relief from their current treatment. These traditional manual therapy techniques have been successfully used for generations. The treatment rationale is supported by the basic sciences and current research.
We feel strongly in the value of this approach, and are working to foster its use by an increasing number of successful practitioners.