Ilene Fischman, M.S., P.T.
Licensed Physical Therapist
John Barnes Myofascial Release® Therapist

Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher

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Reading PA Alternative Physical Therapy, Myofascial Release, Yoga | Integral Physical Therapy LLC
" My physical problems include bone on bone knees and lingering fibromyalgia. Ilene Fischman's myofascial release treatments gave me both pain relief and additional flexibility."
                                                         - Marti Smith

A Holistic Approach to Pain Relief and Total Wellness Through Myofascial Release, Yoga, and Physical Therapy Services

We specialize in John F Barnes™ Myofascial Release. Experience pain relief and regain fuller motion with our physical therapy services. Serving the greater Reading, PA and Berks County area from our Wyomissing office.At Integral Physical Therapy we’re committed to your total wellness and take a holistic approach to your overall health. So whether you are seeking chronic or acute pain relief, or better health of mind and body, we can help with our wide array of specialized services and therapies. These include alternative and traditional physical therapy, yoga, posture and balance training, therapeutic exercises, and more. Read on to discover how we can help you along the road to better health and peace of mind.

John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® Therapy – A Whole Body Approach to Treating Pain & Dysfunction

Ilene Fischman, M.S., P.T. is a licensed physical therapist as well as a certified John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist. The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach® is based on 50 years of pioneering research in the field of alternative physical therapy and has been adopted by over 100,000 physicians and therapists to date. It is widely recognized as an innovative and highly effective whole body approach for evaluating and treating pain and dysfunction.

Myofascial Release is a safe and highly effective hands-on form of physical therapy applied to the fascia, the tough connective tissue that covers the entire body from head to foot. Fascia surrounds, infuses and attaches to every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel and internal organ.

Damage to the fascia from trauma, inflammation, disease, surgery, or other sources may result in a tightening in one area of the fascia. This tightening may produce abnormal pressure on pain-sensitive structures that in turn may result in discomfort, pain, restricted motion, bodily malfunction, and sometimes even bizarre side effects and symptoms in other areas of the body. The fascial system profoundly influences all other bodily structures and systems. Therefore, improved fascial health can have a profoundly positive effect on your general body health.

Myofascial Release therapy utilizes gentle “skin on skin” contact to hold the tissue effectively, and therefore does not use creams or oils. A gentle but firm pressure is applied into the affected area for a sustained period of time. Myofascial release may also include craniosacral therapy, a hands-on method of enhancing the craniosacral system (brain and spinal cord). Contact us to learn more about how you may experience deep down pain relief from our Myofascial Release therapy services utilizing the cutting-edge techniques developed by John F. Barnes, P.T..

Svaroopa® Yoga – Releasing Tension in the Deepest Layers of the Body

We specialize in Svaroopa® Yoga. Experience greater peace of mind and wellness with our yoga classes. Serving the greater Reading, PA and Berks County area from our Wyomissing office.Svaroopa® yoga differs from other forms of yoga in that it is designed to release tension in the deepest layers of the body, with an emphasis on spinal decompression. The tension release begins at the tailbone and is carried up the spine.
Virtually anyone can benefit from Svaroopa® yoga because the practice is fully supported with propping and pose modifications. It has a profoundly healing effect on three levels: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual.

Embodyment® Yoga Therapy – The Main Therapy Technique of Svaroopa® Yoga

Your Svarooopa® yoga therapy session begins by setting up in Shavasana, yoga’s relaxation pose, with your legs supported. The practitioner then places his/her hands on specific areas of your spine to help the muscles at the base of the spine release. This one-on-one treatment will facilitate your body’s ability to heal itself.

Ilene is currently not offering Embodyment Yoga Therapy sessions nor teaching classes (private sessions are still available).  She will be glad to connect you with another Svaroopa® Yoga teacher upon your request.

Additional Wellness Services

In addition to the services listed above, we offer posture training, proprioception and balance training, and therapeutic exercises designed to improve your flexibility and strength.


Contact us at Integral Physical Therapy, LLC to learn more about our holistic approach to pain relief.
We apply alternative physical therapy and holistic techniques including myofascial release and yoga.
We are committed to providing pain relief from sciatica nerve pain, upper & lower back pain, shoulder pain,
neck & joint pain, fibromyalgia pain, and much more. Located in Wyomissing, we provide physical therapy services
to the greater Reading, PA and Berks County areas. Call (610) 743-4633 or email us at

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