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Spine, EDS, Scoliosis, Posture, Physical Therapy, Bones, X-Ray, Human Body

APPLIED
INTEGRATION
ACADEMY

SIMPLIFYING

THE COMPLEX

We are the ultimate learning institute for teaching Interdisciplinary Physical Functional Medicine

AIA is dedicated to teaching clinicians from all walks how to work together seamlessly and provide patients with quality human performance.

Upcoming Courses

  • GAIT & GROUNDING - SALEM, OR
    GAIT & GROUNDING - SALEM, OR
    Jun 21, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Resilient Human Performance, 1920 McGilchrist St SE, Salem, OR 97302, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 22, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Resilient Human Performance, 1920 McGilchrist St SE, Salem, OR 97302, USA
    Whole-Body Introductory Gait & Grounding Workshop taught by James Anderson MPT, PRC and Mike Cantrell MPT, PRC
  • The Body and the Sight - in Houston, TX
    The Body and the Sight - in Houston, TX
    Aug 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – Aug 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
    PerioHealth Professionals, 3400 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063, USA
    Aug 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – Aug 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
    PerioHealth Professionals, 3400 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063, USA
    AIA Vision Course: Sight Zooms the Body. Live Course with Heidi Wise, FCVOD
  • GAIT & GROUNDING - TAMPA, FL
    GAIT & GROUNDING - TAMPA, FL
    Sep 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – Sep 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Specific Sports Training, 6572 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772, USA
    Sep 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – Sep 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Specific Sports Training, 6572 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772, USA
    Whole-Body Introductory Gait & Grounding Workshop taught by James Anderson MPT, PRC and Mike Cantrell MPT, PRC
  • The Body and The Bite Live in Houston, TX
    The Body and The Bite Live in Houston, TX
    Oct 10, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Oct 12, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT
    Location is TBD
    Oct 10, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Oct 12, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT
    Location is TBD
    The Applied Integration Academy (AIA) advances a transformative vision in healthcare, weaving dental health, body alignment, and visual function into a unified whole. AIA empowers healthcare professionals with the insights and tools that enhance diagnostic abilities and treatment strategies.
  • AIA GAIT AND GROUNDING IN SAN DIEGO, CA
    AIA GAIT AND GROUNDING IN SAN DIEGO, CA
    Dec 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – Dec 07, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Dec 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – Dec 07, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Whole-Body Introductory Gait & Grounding Workshop taught by James Anderson MPT, PRC and Mike Cantrell MPT, PRC
  • AIA PADA Fabrication and Application Workshop
    AIA PADA Fabrication and Application Workshop
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    This interactive, hands-on workshop helps dentists hone their skills in prescribing, fabricating, fitting, and adjusting the Pattern Altering Dental Appliance (PADA). The program builds on "The Body and the Bite I" and emphasizes the neurological benefits of a properly fitted oral appliance.
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BETTER HEALTH THROUGH INNOVATIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE: 

At AIA, we understand that health encompasses much more than just the sum of its parts, and that's why we look beyond the surface. Our whole-body approach considers dynamic human movement, dentistry, optometry, and much more.

MULTIFOCAL APPROACH: Efficient treatment through multiple disciplines is the foundation on which AIA is built.

DENTAL & AIRWAY HEALTH: Research reveals the power of teeth and how they control body movement. AIA knows this, and knows how to harness that power for quality body performance

VISUAL FUNCTION: Vision isn't just about seeing clearly: it's a critical component than influences your balance and body posture

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BALANCING ACT YOUR BODY
STRIVES FOR
EQUILIBRIUM

Our Reason for Being

Just like a tightrope walker maintains balance, your body strives for equilibrium. When normal movement patterns are restored, it sends powerful signals to your brain that all is well.  This can lead to a sense of calm, reduced stress, and improved emotional resilience.

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FOOT FOUNDATION

A proper foot alignment contributes to balanced position, which, in turn, affects the alignment of your jaw and teeth.

PELVIS HARMONY

When your hips are in sync, it reduces the stress on your jaw, promoting a balanced bite and better dental health.

RIBS & RESPIRATION

Proper ribcage alignment ensures you can breathe freely and maintain a healthy tongue posture.

CRANIUM OCCLUSION

Your teeth have the ability to help you sense the ground and therefore play a vital role in harmonizing your body position in the space around you.

NEURO-VISION-FUNCTION

Your vision plays a crucial role in your body's balance and posture addressing optometric issues can lead to improved breathing & overall well-being.

Did you know

                                    THAT THE ALIGNMENT OF BODY PARTS LIKE YOUR FOOT,  HIP, OR RIBCAGE HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON YOUR DENTAL HEALTH? IT"S ALL INTERCONNECTED?

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Our Commitment

Let us help you ensure that your patients remain strong and healthy for a lifetime of balance and well-being.

Let us help you ensure that your patients remain strong and healthy for a lifetime of balance and well-being.

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JAMES ANDERSON, MPT, PRC

Physical Therapist, Consultant, Presenter, AIA Founder

MIKE CANTRELL, MPT, PRC

Physical Therapist, Consultant, Presenter, AIA Founder

DR. ALICE LAM, DDS

Dentist, Founder of Respiratory Neurodontics, Presenter, AIA Founder

HEIDI WISE, OD, FCOVD

Neuro-Optometrist, Postural Vision Founder, Presenter

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PADA, Pattern Altering Dental Appliance, Splint, Nightguard, Oral Appliance, acrylic mouthpiece
Wire Retainer, ALF, Activated Lightwire Functional Appliance, braces, wire and brackets

Physical Functional Medicine

An “outside in“ approach to treating the whole human 
body 

Uncover how the alignment of various body systems influences oral well-being.
Illuminate how body position can be trained and subsequently improve occlusion and visual performance.

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WE ENVISION A FUTURE WHERE HEALTHCARE IS INTERCONNECTED!

From muscle imbalances to occlusal forces, from breathing strategies to visual performance, we aim to weave these disparate strands into a cohesive tapestry of patient care. Our educational programs, powered by a multidisciplinary team of experts, equip healthcare professionals with the tools and insights they need to redefine the very essence of patient care

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