WHat is Irritable Bowle Syndrome (IBS)and Digestive Health?
IBS is a dysfunction of the lower gastrointestinal tract that effects between 10-15% of the population worldwide. In IBS, the movement of the gut is too slow or too fast, resulting in pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea.
IBS is typically treated with diet, exercise, lowered stress, and sometimes medications, but many times, sufferers of IBS report that despite their best efforts, symptoms persist.
The techniques we practice have helped many people with IBS and other digestive health conditions such as GERD, gastroparesis, ulcerative colitis, and Chron’s disease.
If you have not talked to your doctor about your stomach pain, please talk to them immediately to ensure your pain is not from a more serious condition.
Questions? Schedule a free phone consultation.
How Can Digestive Therapy Help?
Our digestive system is controlled by a system that is very different than our muscles. Our muscles we can move through conscious thought and choice, but our gut is controlled much more like our heart - through the autonomic nervous system. It is automatic. It works without us thinking.
When the gut isn’t working then, it’s hard to get it working just by thinking for it to.
I use therapies called craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation to balance the nervous system and clear signals going from the brain to the gut. Visceral manipulation (developed by Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral) and craniosacral therapy (develop by Dr. John Upledger at MSU) are light touch therapies that address the nervous system and deep layers of the body.
If you have been diagnosed with IBS or other digestive disorders such as acid reflux (GERD), IBD, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s, or another gastrointestinal disorder, we may be able to help you. We offer free, 15-minute phone consultations to hear your story and decide if our work may be able to help you.
Stop Stomach Pain: e-Book
After more than three years of research and training, I am releasing my comprehensive guide on the origin of stubborn stomach pain and what you can do to heal your gut and get back to eating foods you love.
This book covers more than another diet or other bandaids to mask stomach pain or keep it at bay. It is exactly what I do with my clients to stop stomach pain and heal the secret system behind their gut.
~ Allegra A., PT
“I love how Allison addresses how multifactorial the GI (gastrointestinal) system is. The background is very “digestible” and she balances the technicality of the interventions with personal experience. It is so much easier to find healing when patients have all the other pieces figured out, since they can take time to implement. I look forward to sharing Stop Stomach Pain with my patients and other therapists new to the field!”
— Allegra A., PT, DPT, Women’s Health Specialist
~ Eli J.
Grateful! One of the best experiences I have ever had. Allison make you feel comfortable and at ease as she gets your history. She gives you her full attention. She answered all the questions I had. The next two mornings after my first session with Allison, I could see that my stomach was not as bloated when I got up in the morning. She did a amazing job!
Made a huge difference!
~ Melissa S.
Allison’s book,’s book, Stop Stomach Pain, has made a huge difference in my life. I have suffered from severe stomach pain, bloating and constipation for over 20 years and was surprised and discouraged that my symptoms continued to get worse. The list of foods that upset my stomach continued to grow and I was afraid there were no options left for me. This book does an excellent job introducing the concept of the connection between the nervous and digestive systems which is never talked about when you complain of stomach issues.
The book uses simple, engaging language and beautiful graphics to describe complex scientific processes in a way that makes complete sense. The inclusion of easy abdominal exercises and guided have both made an immediate impact on my health. I feel better than ever and am so grateful that I found Allison and her book when I did. Not only has my digestion improved but my overall quality of life and sense of peace has also improved!
— Melissa Selke, Busy Business Professional and Weekend Warrior