WELCOME TO SARASOTA PAIN TREATMENT CENTER!
Our focus is balancing the body structurally through soft tissue manipulation using Neurosomatic Therapy. Our cutting edge therapy will relieve your pain, restore movement, & renew your hope of living pain free through non-surgical, non-invasive, & non-chiropractic treatment.
What is Neurosomatic Therapy?
Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is an integrative form of manual therapy that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical imbalances in the body that cause chronic pain. Chronic pain has traditionally been treated in a way that does not address the underlying soft tissue causes of pain. When performed in isolation, massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medicinal pain management fail to address the entire health issue. By carefully analyzing dysfunctional postural and movement patterns we can create a comprehensive therapy program to treat the underlying cause of your pain.
NST fully addresses the five stages of rehabilitation:
1) Eliminate Muscle Spasm
2) Restore Flexibility
3) Restore Proper Biomechanics
4) Increase Muscle Strength
5) Increase Muscular Endurance
The best part of NST is that it not only focuses on eliminating pain, but also educates the patient on ways to prevent recurrence of the injury and a better understanding of how their pain began
WHY CHOOSE NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY OVER TYPES OF THERAPY?
“How come no one else has figured this out?” This is the most frequently asked question by our patients at the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center. The answer is not that we are exceptionally brilliant or that other healthcare providers purposely withhold information. The answer is just that we look at the body differently. In studying the human body, there are two disciplines that the material is broken down into: anatomy and physiology. In studying these two disciplines, it becomes obvious that they cannot be separated. As the function changes, so will the form. As the form changes, so will the function.
Most healthcare providers specialize in physiology, the function of the body. They are concerned with hormone levels, heart rate, blood pressure, enzyme levels, etc. Their treatments, therefore, are focused on correcting through chemical means, mostly, medication. We, however, are focused more on the anatomy, or structure of the human body. By looking at the body as a structural entity and understanding how imbalances in the structure can affect the function, we can often find seemingly simple solutions to health issues that have eluded even the best healthcare practitioners.
The simple act of doing a thorough postural and gait analysis is often all it takes for a well-trained Neurosomatic Therapist to get to the root of a persistent health issue. The analysis is designed to reveal muscular and structural imbalances in the body. Once recognized, the therapist can then employ a variety of techniques, including massage, stretching, and myofacial release to restore balance to the body. This in-depth anatomical approach to body homeostasis sets our treatment apart from traditional treatments for pain another common health issues. Ultimately, it is this approach that allows us to be successful with such a wide variety of conditions.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT SPTC?
"I am now pain free, and cannot describe how great it feels to be back to normal. Thank you Casey, you gave me back my life!"
"The treatment & advice from therapist Casey Smith from the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center has aided me in ways that no other physician has been able to provide."
"I found Sarasota Pain Treatment Center & Casey Smith to both be very professional and his work very effective in relieving my lower back pain!
MEET THE TEAM
Casey began his career path after a close friend and professional bodybuilder inspired him to begin bodywork. From then on he had an insatiable passion to help better the lives of athletes and those who suffer from chronic pain. In the Spring of 2013, Casey opened the Sarasota Pain Treatment Center located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Florida. He is nothing short of thrilled to be given the opportunity to work in this field he has long had a passion for and finally able to fulfill his long awaited aspiration of bettering the lives of others through quality pain treatment.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Casey began his formal training at the Florida College of Natural Health where he completed over 1,300 clinical hours and earned his Associates of Science degree in Natural Health with a concentration in Advanced Massage Techniques. While attending, a professor in the Trigger Point Therapy class he had taken inspired him to really focus on clinical work. Casey completed school and attained his state licensure for Massage Therapy in 2011.
CONTINUED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Shortly after graduating, Casey began studying therapist Paul St. John’s cutting edge work in Neurosomatic Therapy at The Center for Neurosomatic Studies in Clearwater, Florida. After only one course he knew for sure he had found his passion. Casey has completed the 18-month Neurosomatic Studies course and spent two years as a staff therapist at the St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Center (Clearwater, FL) applying and refining the skills he had already attained. Since becoming a Neurosomatic Therapist, Casey has also completed his Certification in Personal Training and recently completed his MAT (Muscle Activation Technique) Jumpstart Certification. Casey continues to educate himself to better serve those in need.
Growing up in in Northwest Philadelphia, Dan was fortunate enough to enjoy an active childhood before the days of ubiquitous technology. Even in his early days of employment, he was happiest working manual labor jobs and climbing around various warehouses and stockrooms in order to fund his living expenses. After graduating from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts, he spent several years working in journalism and inside sales. This found him living an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with a corresponding increase in pain and depression. Attempts and weight-training and nutrition-planning helped his mindstate, however the physical pain seemed only to get worse. Researching and visiting various practitioners in the area provided no relief or answers, yet he knew there must be another another way.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
An internet search for solutions to his chronic issues led him to Neurosomatic Therapy. Drawn to the systematic yet holistic approach of NST, he quit his debilitating desk job in the summer of 2015 and moved from Philadelphia to the Tampa Bay area to study with Randall Clark, Kevin Wade, and Paul St. John at the Center For Neurosomatic Studies. Dan graduated from CNS with a 4.0 average and has significantly reduced his own pain, as well as that of countless others.
CONTINUED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Having discovered NST through his love of health and fitness, Dan has a background in exercise and weight-training that significantly influences the way he analyzes human movement. Upon graduating from CNS, Dan was immediately hired by the St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Center where he continues to practice part-time. Dan is an avid reader and researcher - always hungry for knowledge and eager to challenge widely-accepted norms by thinking outside of the box. He has successfully treated children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with amazing results, and is currently preparing his research paper on Neurosomatic Therapy and the treatment of ASD for publication. Dan has now decided to bring his talents to Sarasota Pain Treatment Center in beautiful Sarasota, FL where he will help continue to spread the word about the benefits of Neurosomatic Therapy.