What matters most about Kathleen Stross isn’t her background, degrees, certifications, teaching, or her awards. You can read more about those down below, but first, get to know what type of practitioner she is.
Kathleen takes the time to understand you, ask those detailed questions, compile your history, and piece it all together to make the connections between the symptoms you’re experiencing and the root cause.
“I was not ready to accept any physical limitations. Kathleen peeled away layer after layer of a myriad of related medical issues, all of which were contributing to my pain and instability. Kathleen really gets outside the box and continuously sees far past the obvious in order to see the big picture. This was the real key for my improvement! Her diverse exploration and vast knowledge are hard to surpass.”
Why I Do What I Do
I want to create a change in society where people are empowered with the information and confidence to manage their health so that preventable chronic conditions are a thing of the past. Using a holistic approach to health and wellness, I provide science-based services related to functional medicine, physical therapy, and health coaching to both an in-person and online community via My Holistic Health Plan.
My passion is to help as many people as possible learn about their body so that they can be empowered to live a life of health, enthusiasm, and service.
I attended the University of Texas at Austin, received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and my Master of Science in Neurological Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. For 6 years I was a student of Eidetic Image Psychology, exploring and practicing techniques to integrate the images in the mind with the function of the body.
My physical therapy career began in 1989 and focused on the treatment of the severely neurologically impaired. I developed one of the first Vestibular Rehabilitation programs in the world, developing treatment techniques for those with dizziness and balance disorders. My neurosensory approach to physical dysfunction allows an appreciation for the nervous system’s role in processing every stimulus and orchestrating all expression. Known among my peers as the ‘Dizzy Guru,’ my lifelong commitment to dizzy patients is demonstrated by my service on the Board of Directors as Secretary of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), an international non-profit organization that advocates for people with vestibular disorders.
Today, I have the functional medicine components of gut health, exercise, stress management, management of toxins, and genetic testing to my practice. My holistic perspective recognizes the uniqueness of the individual and considers how the effects of food, past illnesses and traumas, lifestyle, stress, and genetics all play a role in overall wellness.
Now, instead of peeling the onion to treat one symptom at a time, I’m able to help people address multiple symptoms at once by identifying the root cause of their symptoms, addressing them from the inside out, and customizing a holistic health plan that meets the needs of each unique individual.
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