Shawn D Axten
Physical Therapist / Diplomat Certified CranioSacral Therapist

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Gentle. Fluid. Motion.

Partnering with people one on one to educate and facilitate healing is her true desire, and gift. Shawn also loves speaking to groups to inspire, educate, and encourage joyous, fearless and holistic living.

Shawn D. Axten, P.T., CST-D

began practicing physical therapy in 1986, after receiving her degree sum cum laude from Pacific University.

Developing her love for the gentle work of Craniosacral therapy, she has studied and trained for 20 years, including dissection classes, and advanced training with Dr. John Upledger, DO in Florida. As a certified teaching assistant, she has helped many learn CranioSacral therapy at all levels (beginning through advanced), and has supervised and taught Upledger Institute endorsed CranioSacral Study Groups. CST is such a powerful in-road to affecting the brain and nervous system, and the resultant structures of the body, that she uses this as a primary form of assessment and treatment, blending her PT skills for measurable documentation of progress, and integration into home function, and self-help skills.

The heart of Shawn’s work is bringing her artistic, creative, and spiritual side to her approach with patient care. She listens with compassion to another person’s experience, story, goals and desires, assessing the body for structural and emotional restrictions, and helping to free these areas to facilitate transformation of body awareness, pain-free function, and vitality for life.

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My Skills

Shawn has 30 years of Pediatric experience, and specializes in newborn difficulties with breastfeeding, tight neck and mis-shapen head, and normal development. She began in Rehabilitation with Adults early in her career, and loves working with all ages, and is now doing family practice.

Successful Treatment for: neuro-muscular, sensori-motor, endocrine, sympa- and parasympathetic nervous systems, and the entire body. Her specialties are scoliosis, head and facial asymmetry at any age, traumatic brain or motor vehicle injuries, acute or chronic orthopedic injuries, pain management,balance and vestibular system (dizziness), paralysis or abnormal muscle tone, headaches/migraines, dance/sports injuries, motor coordination/neurological disorders, attention and focus challenges.

Shawn loves a challenge, and is willing to discuss with anyone their physical concerns. Having treated 10s of 1000’s of patients, it is likely that she has had success with your situation in the past.

Articles & Books Written

Shawn has been recently published in the book, An Answer to Your Pain, CranioSacral Therapy for Health and Healing. She recounts two successful case studies in particular detail with remarkable outcomes. Her 30-plus year Physical Therapy background lends itself well to measuring and documenting baseline status, and progress before and after CranioSacral therapy. An Answer to Your Pain. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system ...,

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News Video / My Window : July 16, 2015 Go to -

You-Tube video / Go To: axten_shawn_transformational_healing.wmv - Shawn’s video account of CranioSacral therapy Session which reframed how she saw her father and herself, helping her to release blame, taking responsibility for her own well-being, and awakening to her true essence.

Professional Associations / Memberships

DIAGNOSES SUCCESSES: Headaches/Migraines, Torticollis/Plagiocephaly (misshapen head), Scoliosis/Kyphoscoliosis and any postural difficulties, Tethered cord, Pre- & Status Post Surgery, Acute injuries and falls/Motor Vehicle Accidents/injuries, PTSD, Immunie System Challenges, Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, CVA, Seizures, Traumatic Brain Injury, Balance/Vestibular System (Dizziness), Dance Injuries/Repetitive Stress Injuries, Motor Coordination/Neurological Disorders, Myofascial pain, Attention and Focus Challenges at any age, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, Strabismus and Vision Challenges, Hearing Difficulties, Amenorrhea/ Dysmenorrhea (infertility,) Infant Colic, Feeding Difficulties, Vomiting/Reflux, Chronic Otitis Media, Sensori-motor Integration Difficulties.

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