Heather found John Barnes Myofascial Release through her own journey with disabling chronic pain following an over the handle bar bicycle wreck in 1996. She sought treatment from many different practitioners, from physical therapists to chiropractors to acupuncturists, but truly began healing when she discovered JBMFR. She began taking John Barnes' classes in the year 2000 and now has over 360 hours of coursework, including a 40 hours skill enhancement working side by side with John Barnes, as well as the Women's Health Course. She assists teaching JBMFR courses including the fascial pelvis, pediatrics and myofascial release I. She enjoys retaking courses to appreciate and feel the techniques at a deeper level. For Heather, JBMFR has been and is the most powerful and efficient form of therapy in her own journey of healing.
Heather McWilliams, PT, MS graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1987 from Texas A&M University and magne cum laude with a M.S. in Physical Therapy in 1990 from Texas Woman's University. She has nearly 25 years experience as a physical therapist working with all ages of patients from infancy to upper 90's. She integrates myofascial release into every session and the principles of JBMFR guide every treatment. She has experience working with all types of patients ranging from those acutely post surgery, trauma, or accident as well as patients with chronic pain and disability with multiple and complex diagnoses. Heather has excellent results treating neck pain, shoulder pain, thoracic pain, back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, knee pain, and foot/ankle pain. She has extensive experience working with both neurologic and orthopedic conditions. Heather has helped many competitive athletes excel at their sport.Heather is a compassionate and intuitive practitioner who fosters a healing and cooperative environment during her sessions. She enjoys getting to know each patient and loves to share her expertise, participating in a person's healing journey. Every session and person is unique and each session flows guided by what the individual's needs are to uncover and address the underlying causes of their symptoms.