Pat has been teaching yoga since 2003, and has been practicing Occupational Therapy for over 30 years. She has worked with clients with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, cancer, orthopedic, neurological, and mental health disorders. Her specialties include pain management and healthy aging. In group and individual sessions, Pat links breath with movement to decrease pain and increase positive energy. She completed a yoga therapy training program in 2011. Her unique blend of yoga poses, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation is restorative and therapeutic, as well as fun!
Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.
Contact Pat today to schedule your wellbeing: 443-416-0842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate has been serving the Montgomery and Howard county communities as an acupuncturist since earning her master’s degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2003. She holds a national acupuncture certification through NCCAOM, and she is a graduate of Loyola College of Maryland. She supports patients with a wide variety of complaints including but not limited to anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges, Lyme disease, joint pain, back pain, fertility and menopausal symptoms.
Kate uses acupuncture, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to bring about healing in her patients. Kate is a lover of both art and science. A lifelong artist Kate uses watercolor and oil paint to explore the beauty of the natural world. As a scientist Kate received several Intramural Trainee Awards for conducting research in cell and molecular biology at the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Cancer Institute. Also, she was a part of a team which conducted a successful study of the use of acupuncture for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in active duty soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. These experiences have given Kate an appreciation for the complexity and creativity of life. Kate regards the practice of acupuncture as an art form harnessing the innate power of our body, mind, and spirit to bring about healing.
To schedule an appointment with Kate call or text her at (301)-706-6556.
Melissa Whitaker, CRNP, FNP, MS, BSN, BS, RN
As an undergraduate, I was a rower for the University of Michigan when I herniated two disks in my back in the middle of our championship racing season. Eventually I was told that I needed double fusion surgery, but that there was no guarantee it would take away my pain. This injury would put me on a journey of learning about how to treat injuries and pain non-surgically (enter – chiropractic!). Later when I was teaching science in middle school, I also developed chronic insomnia and depression. Ultimately I learned to heal myself (and others) through the practice of functional medicine by treating deficiencies and toxicities that were causing imbalances in the body and mind.
Functional medicine is an approach to lifestyle and health that addresses the root cause of disease, instead of treating symptoms with medications. Often it involves altering diet, ordering diagnostic tests, and addressing toxic exposures that have become all too common in our modern world. I created Whitaker Wellness in order to bring a functional, holistic approach to treating patients that would still be affordable.
I perform plant-based trigger point injections for pain reduction and scar reduction, administer B12 injections, and do functional medicine consults and management for patients who are looking to optimize their health and feel better. I will also be in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna coming up soon.