Andrew Kerr has been a Physical Therapist for over 35 years and specializes in soft tissue work, manual therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral and energy work. His goal is to treat the whole body to promote healing and optimal function by finding the methods that work best for each individual. With this customized approach to therapy, Andrew also focuses on retraining muscles, improving tissue mobility, decreasing joint pain, and educating the patient. By addressing each of these areas, the positive changes and new movement patterns are more accessible and permanent.
After decades of experience in a variety of settings, Andrew is well versed in treating and working with all stages of injury and recovery, from acute postsurgical and trauma, traditional rehab, and outpatient care to long-term care, home care, and the treatment of chronic conditions. His specialties include:
- New or Old Trauma
- Neurological Conditions
- Balance and Vestibular
- Post-Surgical and Post-Injury
- Headaches and Concussion
- Patient safety and independence
In addition to varied work experience, Andrew has attended a diverse range of Continuing education. He has been lucky to take courses from John Barnes, a prominent pioneer in teaching myofascial release (MFR). This subtle, yet often profound work is compounded by integrating other treatment techniques and experience.
Andrew lives in Denver and enjoys spending time in Hotchkiss. When not treating people, Andrew enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling, camping, backpacking, exploring, gardening, reading, pottery, and time spent with his two adult children.
What exactly is Myofascial Release?
Fascia is the connective tissue within and throughout our whole body. It surrounds all organs, bones, and muscles. This complex structure is surrounded and perfused with liquid which lubricates the gliding movement of the fibers as we move and stretch. With trauma, cumulative stress, surgery, emotional issues, and postural stress, this liquid can thicken and solidify. This thickening limits motion constricts tissues, and can be a direct cause of pain. Applying strong force to change the tissue can cause the body to react and resist change. A myofascial approach applies very gentle pressure into the barrier and then allows it to respond over time. Nothing is forced, but instead, the release follows the cues given by the tissues receiving the treatment. The changes made can be very subtle initially. After a short period of “settling” following the treatment, these changes can become quite profound and often become more of a permanent change. This longer-term benefit is a result of listening to the body and working towards the true source of the symptoms.
Myofascial & Craniosacral Physical Therapy Rates with Andrew
1 hour $110
1.5 hours $165
2 hours $210