Locations in the U.S. and U.K.

World Phone: 1-352-336-1433

UK Phone: 0808-1453738

New Locations!

In the last several months, we have opened locations in Oregon and three California cities. Click the links below to learn more about the new West Coast locations and the remarkable therapists directing them.

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Leigh Hollowell, PT

San Francisco, California

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Neil Sturman, PT, OCS

Metro San Diego, California

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Anita Lendach, PT

Los Angeles, California

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Julie Merkl, PT

Portland, Oregon

Research Update

The last several months have been a very exciting time for research at Clear Passage. We are thrilled to share with you our newest published study, Treating Small Bowel Obstruction with a Manual Physical Therapy: A Prospective Efficacy Study. Published in BioMed Research International, a PubMed searchable journal, the study examines safety and effectiveness of our non-surgical therapy in treating patients with recurring small bowel obstructions.

The study noted the therapy was safe for all participants. Moreover, the study showed improved quality of life in several important areas for these patients. Significant improvements were measured in four areas essential to life — areas most of us take for granted; these included good range of motion, lack of, or decreased pain, improved gastrointestinal symptoms, and improved overall quality of life. Improvements were also noted in patients with impacted diets and requirement for medication.

Study Recruitment: Bowel Obstruction

We feel it is important for doctors and insurers to understand “quality of life” issues facing people who have had bowel obstructions. Thus, we are recruiting adults with a history of small bowel obstruction to participate in a research study, which consists of a questionnaire, examining the impact of small bowel obstruction on overall quality of life. This study involves completing two online questionnaires, each of which requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • have had a partial or full bowel obstruction in the last two years;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 90;
  • have had no cancer diagnoses in the last 10 years;
  • have not received treatment at Clear Passage previously.

Compensation is provided for study participants. For more information, please visit the study webpage at: http://www.clearpassage.com/the-impact-of-small-bowel-obstruction-on-quality-of-life/

What Patients Are Saying About Clear Passage

“I received treatment at Clear Passage for infertility and had Evette, Kim and Larry as my therapists. My husband and I were treated so amazingly. Evette, Kim and Larry are so knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They made us feel so comfortable. Amber at the front desk always greeted us with a smile and asks how our night was. Dr. Rice and other staff always had a smile on their face and helped us with anything if we needed it. I was a little sad to leave because I felt like we really got to know the staff and had such a pleasant experience. My only regret is that I didn’t come sooner.” – Sarah
 

Welcome!

Ann Louise GittlemanWe are pleased to welcome Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, C.N.S. to our team of consultants. As one of the world’s foremost experts in functional and integrative medicine, Dr. Gittleman holds an M.S. in Nutrition Education from Columbia University. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) with a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books on health and nutrition such as diet, detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause and menopause.

An expert in issues affecting the digestive system, Dr. Gittleman regularly helps her clients improve their gastrointestinal health using a variety of tools, including diet, detox, and parasite and colon cleansing programs.

We invite you to learn more about Dr. Gittleman’s work on her website and Facebook page.

Knowledge Is Power: Adhesions

credit to Dr. RuscioDo you or someone you know want to learn more about adhesions and the problems they can cause? The following interviews provide an overview of our three-decade long journey researching and treating adhesions.

  • Clear Passage founders Larry and Belinda Wurn were recently interviewed by Dr. Michael Ruscio. The Wurns spoke with him about abdominal adhesions — a commonly overlooked cause of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), IBS, chronic pain and infertility.

  Click here to listen to the podcast.

  • Watch and hear Larry Wurn talk about adhesions, our treatment for abdominal problems and latest research. Click the video below to begin watching.

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