Lesley Bludworth


About Me

Athena Wellness & Manual Physical Therapy

Lesley is integrative in her approach to assisting individuals recover with chronic pain, somatic dysfunction, trauma, and tension.
She specializes in recovery of Vagal Nerve function and can employ various interventions to assist the balance in the Autonomic Nervous system, including education, manual body work to down regulate the sympathetic nervous system and stimulate the Vagus network, the use of  Dr. Stephen Porges, Safe and Sound Protocol, Heart Math Inner Balance work and body and breath work.

In practice as a Physical Therapist for over 27 years, Lesley uses manual visceral therapy, osteopathic manual techniques,  breath work, movement awareness, and vibration, to assist the body, brain and mind to come into balance. 

You and your body are assisted into homeostasis and self correction.
Lesley currently practices privately in Phoenix Arizona.   

Visit her website at www.Athenamanualpt.com  (active link at bottom of the page)

My Skills

Osteopathic Manual Techniques:
Visceral and Vascular Manipulation (Barral)
Neural Manipulation-Cranial and Peripheral nerves (Barral, Shacklock and Butler)
Craniosacral Therapy and Glial Interface (Biodynamic and Upledger)
Strain Counter Strain (Jones)
Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT Advanced)
Neural Reset Technique (Advanced)
Bilateral Nasal Manipulation Specific Technique
Associative Awareness Technique (AAT)
Dynamic Neural Stabilization (DNS)
PolyVagal Theory Informed therapy interventions

Vibration/Listening Therapy
iLs Integrated Listening System, Focus Programs
Safe and Sound Protocol, Dr. Stephen Porges 
HUSO Sound Healing Vibration

Traditional Physical Therapy:
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) 
Vestibular dysfunction therapy
Restoring natural Diaphragmatic Breathing
Dynamic Neural Stabilization (DNS)
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
Joint Mobilization
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and corrective exercise (PNF)
Total Motion Release (TMR)
Corrective Exercise programs

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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