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About

Nancy Crooks, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, has been helping people get out of pain and get their lives back since 1984. Her search for the most effective means of helping people with chronic back and hip pain, headaches, chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia and many other stubborn, hard to treat problems has lead her to Mechanical Link (ML), an approach developed in France by Paul Chauffour, DO and Eric Prat, DO. Nancy is one of fewer than twenty therapists and doctors in the US who use ML exclusively. This drug-free, manual therapy is a very gentle but powerful approach that addresses many problems simultaneously through the connective tissue system.

 

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Select List of Training and Affiliations

  • Member of Fascia Research Society

  • Member of American Massage Therapy Association

  • Member of LMO (Lien Mechanique Osteopathique)

  • Licensed by North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

  • Certified by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

  • Continuing education from:

    • Paul Chauffour, D.O. and Eric Prat, D.O, et. al.

    • Gil Hedley, PhD / Somanautics Workshops, Inc.

    • The Jones Institute

    • National Institute of Cranialsacral Studies

    • The Upledger Institute

    • Ursa Foundation

    • Northeast Seminars/Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation

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Continuing Education

2018

Mechanical Link Masterclass; Eric Prat, Dominique Moreau, et. al.; Nanterre, France. 18 hours

Upper Level Human Dissection Class; Julian Baker, Institute for Anatomical Research, Colorado Springs, CO

24 hours

 

2016

Received 3 days instruction in Erdman Therapy, which uses warming and cooling applications to improve circulation and therefore overall health. (Lydia Kessler, RN, retired manager of Erdman clinic in Havertown PA) 
 

2015

Mechanical Link Seminar (3rd International, LMO; Paul Chauffour, Eric Prat, Jacques Michaud, Dominique Moreau, et. al.) Lisbon, Portugal. 24 hours


Biotensegrity Interest Group (BIG VII) in Washington, DC with Steve Levin, father of Biotensegrity, Biotensegrity Summit, and Fascia Research Congress 2015, Washington DC 

2014

3 Week Whole Body Dissection for The Atlas of Integral Anatomy (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) San Francisco, CA. 115 hours
 

2013

Mechanical Link Review class, (Eric Prat, Dominique Moreau) Canadian College of Osteopathy, Montreal, Canada. 30 hours
 

2012

Intensive Human Dissection Workshop (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) Newark, NJ. 42 hours

Mechanical Link Seminar (2nd International, LMO; Paul Chauffour, Eric Prat, Jacques Michaud, et. al.) Sicily, Italy. 24 hours

 

2011

Histological and Anatomical Characteristics of the Human Fascial System; Cadaver Dissection and Ultrasound Imaging in Living Tissue - The Lower Limb; Antonio Stecco, New York, NY 7 hours

Intensive Human Dissection Workshop (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) Boston, MA. 42 hours

Intensive Human Dissection Workshop (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) Newark, NJ. 42 hours

 

2010

Mechanical Link 7, (Eric Prat), Washington, DC. 32 hours 
 

Intensive Human Dissection Workshop (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) Newark, NJ. 42 hours

 

2009

Intensive Human Dissection Workshop (Gil Hedley, Somanautics Workshops) Newark, NJ. 42 hours 
 

Clinical observation in France of PierreAchery, Grenoble; Paul Chauffour, Miribel; Sylvia Poularas, Lyon.

 

2008

Mechanical Link Seminar (LMO; Paul Chauffour, Eric Prat, Jacques Michaud, et.al.), Marrakesh, Morocco. 24 hours


Mechanical Link 6 (Paul Chauffour), Washington, DC. 32 hours

 

2007

Mechanical Link 4 (Paul Chauffour), Washington, DC. 32 hours
 

Mechanical Link 5 (Eric Prat), Washington, DC. 32 hours

 

2006

Lymph Drainage Therapy 1, Upledger Institute, Charlotte, NC. 24 hours

 

Co-treating at Mountain Valley Therapy, La Grande, Oregon w/David Ebel, P.T. 


Mechanical Link 2 and 3 (Upledger Institute), Dahlonega, GA. 48 hours total

 

2005

Shadowing and co-treating with David Ebel, P.T. at Mountain Valley Therapy, La Grande, OR
 

Somato-Emotional Release I, (Upledger Institute) Detroit, MI, 24 hours


Mechanical Link 1, (Upledger Institute), San Francisco, CA. 24 hours

 

2004
Teaching Skills for the Workshop Leader, NC-AMTA. Asheville, NC. 19 hours


Total Motion Release for the Spine, T. Dalonzo-Baker, P.T. Raleigh, NC. 20 hours 

 

Posure, Acture and Gaiting, Neuromuscular Therapy (American Version) 12 hours.

 

2003

Strain/counterstrain I, (review) Jones Institute. 20 hours

 

2002

Strain/counterstrain III; Advanced w/Cranials, Jones Institute. 20 hours

 

2001

Fascial Conduction, 12 hrs., First Degree Usui Reiki System.

 

2000

Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracic Cage, Ursa Foundation, Edmonds, WA. 18 hours

 

1998

Muscle Energy Technique and 'Beyond' for Pelvis, Sacrum, Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine, Northeast Seminars. 19.5 hours


Integrative Manual Therapy for Autonomic Nervous System and Related Disorders ( Advanced Strain and Counterstrain ), Northeast Seminars. 19.5 hours


Postural Reflex Integration; National Institute of Craniosacral Studies. 32 hours

 

1996

Strain/counterstrain for the Extremities, Jones Institute, Chapel Hill NC. 20 hours


Craniostructural Foundations II & III, National Institute of Craniosacral Studies, 32 hours


Craniostructural Integration I & II, National Institute of Craniosacral Studies. 32 hours

 

1995

Strain/counterstrain for the Spine, Jones Institute, Chapel Hill, NC. 20 hours

 

1994

Cranial Sacral Therapy II, Upledger Institute, Charlotte NC. 24 hours

 

1993

Cranial Sacral Therapy I (repeat), Upledger Institute, Charlotte NC. 24 hours

 

1992

Muscle Energy Technique, by Leon Chaitow, D.O., Miami, Florida. 16 hours


Neuromuscular Therapy, St. John Method III. Shoulder, Extremities, Greensboro, NC. 16 hours

 

1990

Cranial Sacral Therapy I (Upledger Institute), Raleigh, NC. 24 hours

 

1988

Body Mobilization Technique, by Bob King, Durham, NC. 12 hours


Trager Psychophysical Integration I, Charlotte, NC. 48 hours

 

1987

Touch For Health, Durham NC. 40 hours

 

Other:

 

2015
Presentation ‘Fascial Sleuth: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain’ at North Carolina Integrative Medical Society Southeast Regional Conference, High Point, NC

 

Taught four-day course in Advanced Palpation Skills to Ukrainian Osteopathic Association in Kiev, Ukraine
 

Training:

 

1984-1986

Bodyworks Clinic - Massage Program, Chapel Hill, NC. 72 hrs 


Community Wholistic Health Center, Chapel Hill, NC. 150 hrs


Structural Integration, Chapel Hill, NC. 100 hrs


Anatomy & Physiology, UNC - Chapel Hill (course & lab)


Sports Medicine, Elon College, Elon, NC.

 

Interests:

Old-time fiddling, gardening, art, outdoor pursuits, travel, and reading.

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