Mandy McCracken-Atkins

  • TX License #: MT 127695

Functional advancement for life enhancement

Mandy Lou McCracken-Atkins is a Physical Therapist Assistant & Massage Therapist practicing for more than 29 yrs. She has a broad range of specialized areas thus her bodywork is a slow-moving form of massage as individual as the needs of the person receiving it. 

 
Her personal bodywork sessions borrow from many sources including Swedish Massage, Eastern Medicine, craniosacral work, physical therapy, Watsu®, Shiatsu, and the teaching of Moshe Feldenkrais, Ida Rolf, Leon Chaitow, John F. Barn...

Mandy Lou McCracken-Atkins is a Physical Therapist Assistant & Massage Therapist practicing for more than 29 yrs. She has a broad range of specialized areas thus her bodywork is a slow-moving form of massage as individual as the needs of the person receiving it. 

 
Her personal bodywork sessions borrow from many sources including Swedish Massage, Eastern Medicine, craniosacral work, physical therapy, Watsu®, Shiatsu, and the teaching of Moshe Feldenkrais, Ida Rolf, Leon Chaitow, John F. Barnes, Dr. Vodder, George Eversaul, Dr. Carol B. Lewis, Ruth Sova to name a few.


Mandy holds numerous qualifications including Certifications in; Aquatics, Aqua-Stretch Facilitator, Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Dementia Practitioner, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer & scar tissue & pain management specialist. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

Mandy has been working in the Geriatric field for more than 29 years. She has specialized in Dementia Care, providing person centered & directed therapeutic training and educating peers on a host of specialized skills in order to provide excellent care for their patients. Her background in therapy, understanding the effects of pain and human behavior, and advance knowledge in techniques to attain or maintain function brings a wide-range of resources. 

Together with her contagious enthusiasm, theatrical deliverance and depth of knowledge her training leaves you empowered, excited & recharged.

 Mandy is currently teaching The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar (NCCDP approved).  She also provides clinical and private consulting to individuals, families and facilities. 

Ask her how Aquatics, Massage and MPS Therapies              can positively impact quality of life.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

TX # MT 127695

Physical Therapist Assistant

# TX 2014619

Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute Certified

# 141010066

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner

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Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer

# CADDCT # 52916

Certified Dementia Practitioner

# CDP # 218437

Education
2017

Sterling Health Center

Massage Therapy

1989

Kapi'olani Community College: Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Associate in Science - Physical Therapist Assistant

2014

MPS - Acumed Medical Ltd

Pain, Scar & Trauma, Advanced Auricular, Circuits I & II, Concussion Recovery

2014

John F. Barnes

Myofascial Release I, II & Unwinding

2016

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Training & Certified Dementia Practitioner

2010

Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Inc

Certification in AquaStretch, Aquatic Pilates, additional course work in Ai Chi, Watsu, Wassertanzen,

Experience
Physical Therapy

Senior Rehab Clinician

She worked many years opening, operating and growing rehabilitation departments that included wellness and aquatic programs. She traveled nationally troubleshooting, developing programs and teaching personnel to improve the quality of care and the lives of others. She enjoys analyzing, and exploring, a challenging situation, for an effective solution.

Bodywork

Owner: Aquatic Bodywork of Lake Highlands

Mandy Lou McCracken-Atkins is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant & Licensed Massage Therapist practicing for more than 29 years with a focus in adults, geriatrics and individuals who have dementia. She currently is the owner of Aquatic Bodywork of Lake Highlands in Dallas Texas and provides advanced personalized bodywork via land and water. She believes if pain and tissue restrictions are improved, and the parasympathetic system is balanced then an individual’s functional best can be achieved. Mandy also offers Individual/family/facility Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Training and consulting with those interested in starting/improving rehabilitation, aquatic and wellness programs

Coaching

Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Trainer

She has specialized in Dementia Care, providing person centered & directed therapeutic training and educating peers on a host of specialized skills in order to provide excellent care for their patients. Her background in therapy, understanding the effects of pain and human behavior, and advance knowledge in techniques to attain or maintain function brings a wide-range of resources. Together with her contagious enthusiasm, theatrical deliverance and depth of knowledge her training leaves you empowered, excited & recharged. Mandy is currently teaching The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar (NCCDP approved). She also provides clinical and private consulting to individuals, families and facilities.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release

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