Caitlin Capistran, DPT

                                                                                                                           Caitlin Capistran,  Doctor of Physical Therapy

                                                                                                                           Caitlin Capistran, Doctor of Physical Therapy



      My foray into bodywork began in 2011 after completing my doctorate in physical therapy at Quinnipiac University where I discovered the art of manual therapy. This launched me into a deep exploration of manual therapy and the osteopathic traditions that it arose from. The foundations of osteopathy resonated strongly with me - including the interconnection of body, mind, and spirit, as well as an understanding of the innate wisdom and ability to heal within all of us. I developed an appreciation for the complex and myriad connections between seemingly distant parts of the body and an understanding of the importance of identifying and addressing the true source of dysfunction in the body rather than just the area of complaint. As my work grew I found that trauma, stress, and emotional challenges were often at the root of physical discomfort.



      I discovered Internal Family Systems (IFS) through my own healing journey and found that the foundations of the model resonated with me, including the understanding of a deep inner wisdom of the Self and an innate ability to heal and find balance and mental clarity. IFS acknowledges the deep connections between the various parts of our psyche and seeks to understand the source of our challenges. This led me to my vision for combing this psychotherapeutic modality with the bodywork I was already practicing and spurred me to pursue my Level I & II IFS trainings. This marked the inspiration and genesis of Feeling Centered Bodywork, which offers a unique and artful blend of mind-body healing.



      I love this work because it facilitates healing on many levels, enabling each individual to develop a deeper connection to their body and their true self, restoring balance between body and mind. I feel this integration is vital to the pursuit of our greatest health.