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Evolve Acupuncture & Physical Therapy, P.C. is an integrative, holistic health company.  E.A.P.T. Was established in 2017 by Joseph Montalto, L.Ac., P.T., M.S. to integrate the fields of acupuncture and Chinese dietary therapy, orthopedic manual therapy, and holistic fitness.  The mission of E.A.P.T. Is to educate individuals on the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach of healing that weaves the fields of acupuncture and physical therapy together while teaching each individual daily self care tools specific to his/her needs.

At Evolve Acupuncture & Physical Therapy, P.C. We utilize an eclectic framework of evaluation and treatment techniques.  We integrate a traditional history inquiry, pulse diagnosis and tongue observation with abdominal (Hara) palpation and distal channel palpation of the arms and legs. For example, there are different abdominal reflexes that can illuminate different inflammatory or stress responses in the body that are then further confirmed through the palpation of certain acupuncture points through acupressure techniques to determine if the reflex will improve before needles are inserted. These evaluative techniques are further elaborated upon through the palpation of various changes in the fascial or connective tissues of the channels.  This approach ensures that we are correlating your story or current complaint, signs and symptoms with the various changes that can occur throughout the body.

Once the above evaluative techniques are completed, an individualized view of how your body is functioning through the lens of Chinese medicine and acupuncture is obtained and an initial treatment plan can be outlined.  We utilize a variety of gentle needle techniques including traditional body acupuncture, acupuncture micro-systems such as abdominal and ear acupuncture as well as muscle trigger point needling techniques.

Joseph Montalto, L.Ac., P.T., M.S. is a licensed health care professional with over 20 years of experience working with a diverse population of individuals both in the inpatient hospital and outpatient orthopedic settings.  For the last 18 years, he has specialized in orthopedic manual therapy and has been in private practice since 2007. He started researching the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2010 when he began practicing qigong ( pronounced chee-gung).  This experiential growth process through the practice of qigong led him to pursue a degree in acupuncture in an effort to provide patients with a more diverse, holistic approach to addressing their healthcare needs. He graduated in 2016 and has been providing patients with an integrative approach to manage their health ever since.

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