A Non-Surgical, Drug-Free Treatment
At the core of the Clear Passage Approach®, the Wurn Technique® is a unique hands-on physio/physical therapy protocol, developed over 20 years by Belinda Wurn, PT, Larry Wurn, LMT and their staff. It was initially created to decrease pain and increase function for Belinda, when adhesions from surgery and extensive radiation therapy left her unable to work due to debilitating chronic pain.
The Wurns discovered that the body forms adhesions – bonds similar to nylon ropes – to help injured tissues heal. Once healing has occurred, the adhesions remain in the body, often binding tissues that were previously free to move naturally. When this happens, pain and dysfunction are the natural result.
The Wurn Technique is designed to deform and detach the bonds of these tiny but powerful adhesions, and return the body to normal, pain-free function. As a manual therapy protocol, it works without the risks or side effects of surgery or drugs.
From your first visit, we perform specialized manual ‘hands-on’ therapy to treat the causes of your pain or dysfunction. We feel it is important to address the body as a whole, rather than in parts, in order to:
Sometimes, Wurn Technique therapy 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 communication with patients at all times to ensure their comfort level and full understanding of our intent and findings. Because we see each patient as an expert in her/his body and its history, we invite each patient to become an active member of the team that is evaluating and treating them. We also educate patients in techniques they can use after therapy, to maximize results and prevent reinjury.
We treat the entire body with a focus on specific areas of pain or dysfunction. The protocol includes over 200 techniques, designed to reduce and eliminate the adhesions that form wherever the body heals. The therapy is defined in a 600-page Therapist Training Manual, written by the Wurns and their staff. Study of and testing on its contents is required for any physical therapist before receiving training and licensure to provide the Wurn Technique.
Positive results of the Wurn Technique have been published in highly-respected medical journals and accepted into the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Citations about the therapy appear in peer-reviewed journals, including WebMD’s Medscape General Medicine, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Journal of Endometriosis. Physicians and scientists from respected medical schools endorse their work and help guide the Wurns in their ongoing scientific inquiries.
By Belinda Wurn, PT, National Director of Services, Physical Therapist at Clear Passage Physical Therapy - Gainesville, Florida Area