We look forward to helping you achieve a life free of pain and dysfunction. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out our online Request Consultation form. Whether you are traveling to one our locations from another country or will be receiving treatment at your local clinic, we will work with you to ensure that your time at Clear Passage is a stress-free experience with a focus on healing.
“We believe in treating the whole body/person/mind, due to the interrelated relationships and functions of the fascial system. We listen deeply to our patients’ bodies with our hands, our hearts and our minds. Then we “go in” and, barrier upon barrier, break down the adhesions and restrictions that have been created over a lifetime of inflammation, infections, traumas and surgeries.
Our approach is clearly different from the typical medical model where the patient represents a group of plumbing and wiring that needs to be re-plumbed. In that model, the feelings, knowledge and role of the patient’s experiences with her or his body are of little import. In our model, we regard our patient as an expert in their case.
We explain our work to you and invite you to become an active participant in your own recovery. You become a vital member of the team and arguably the most important member of the team in charge of your rehabilitation.
We meet all of our patient’s where they are in their life’s journey. We provide a safe space and give the patient permission to become the master of their healing process.”
– Larry Wurn, Co-Founder
- You contact us for information, telling us your needs and goals;
- We gather general information about your history and present condition;
- You may schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation with a therapist;
- We determine together if our therapy is appropriate for you;
- You may tentatively schedule a clinic location and therapy dates by placing a deposit;
- If we have concerns, we may require additional information and medical records;
- Once you are cleared for therapy, you can make your travel arrangements;
- Before therapy starts, you complete chart paperwork, and pay your balance.
Because adhesions in one area can affect another area, please provide the full lifetime history of your body’s healing events. If you fell onto your bottom at age 10, or had a knee surgery at age 15, let us know. Those events may or may not be related to your present condition and goals – but we need to know about them. This will help us “connect the dots” to help determine the cause of your present complaint(s) and how best to unravel them.
Your therapists have unique skills and training, unavailable anywhere else in the world. They are screened for experience and excellent manual skills before being accepted for training. We typically accept and train less than one percent of therapists who apply.
Every therapist undergoes required pre-training coursework, which can take a year or more to complete. They study and are tested on a 600-page Therapist Training Manual written by us. Each must attend extensive on-site training at our headquarters. Only therapists who pass our written and practical certification tests at the end of the training period become certified Clear Passage therapists.
We have helped many women overcome infertility, and adults of both sexes to relieve pain, obstruction, or dysfunction – without surgery or drugs. Our directors, instructors and staff have spent decades studying advanced manual therapy techniques, then developing and researching new protocols to restore patients’ bodies to a state of increased balance, mobility and function.
Your treatment begins with a thorough review of your history and an on-site physical evaluation that typically lasts an hour. We explain our findings to you and encourage any comments or input you would like to share with us. We invite (but do not require) your active participation in your treatment. Because you have lived in your body your entire life, we view you as an expert in your case and your history.
In your very first hour of treatment, we use our hands to locate adhered tissues in and around the organs, muscles, connective tissues and support structures of your body. We apply gentle, specific pressure in affected areas. This pressure is designed to reduce the adhesions that formed in your body over time and return your structures to normal mobility, tone and function.
Treatment sessions are individualized to your condition – based on your history, goals and physical evaluation. We explain our ongoing findings and our work on you; we listen to you attentively and encourage your feedback. Your therapy is always one-on-one, performed by a Wurn Technique® certified therapist in a comfortable, private treatment room.
During your visits, your therapist will feel and treat deeply in your body, finding areas that healed, then became adhered due to trauma, surgery, inflammation, infection or poor posture. We always work within your tolerance and comfort level. Our goal is to slowly and meticulously break down the tiny, powerful cross-links that are the building blocks of adhesions.
Patients often describe our therapy as a deep or profound relief, or “something my body has needed for a long time.” We often hear “you have found the area I’ve been telling my doctor(s) about for years – but they couldn’t find anything.”
Sometimes, you will notice a pattern of pain, such as, “when you push there, I feel it in my low back, my leg, the base of my skull.” This tells us exactly where the problem is. Patients often express deep relief and joy to finally understand the pattern of pain or dysfunction that has plagued them for years or even decades.
Treatment sessions are generally scheduled in one to two-hour sessions, with 10 to 15 minutes reserved for paperwork and chart review. This equates to 45+ minutes per hour of uninterrupted manual therapy per hour. We believe that keeping good records of your history, response, and changing patterns during treatment is vital to your success, and can also help with your insurance reimbursement.
Therapy at Clear Passage, the Wurn Technique®, can feel like a deep stretch; other times, the work can be very light, as it follows the subtle rhythm within the sheath that surrounds the spinal cord. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment area, the therapist may work to improve motility, or subtle organ movements.
At other times, the therapist may ask the patient to flex large muscles or move in certain ways to improve the body’s symmetry and function.
We maintain good communication with patients at all times to ensure their comfort level and full understanding of our intent and findings. We also educate patients in techniques they can use at home to maximize results and prevent reinjury.
We follow the ethical guidelines of the American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) regarding patient draping and right to a chaperone. We provide coverings – blankets, gowns, towels and pillowcases – for those who wish to use them. We invite you to bring your partner to therapy with you, but therapy is individual and partners’ participation is not required.
We respect your personal privacy. As manual therapists who often work in delicate or personal areas, we are sensitive to your physical and emotional comfort level. We maintain communication with you at every stage of therapy, explaining our theories and techniques while we are working with you. Because we regard you as an expert on your body and condition, we seek and value your thoughts and feelings. This input can help us achieve optimal results.