Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release  
Occupational Therapy
Drucilla J. Likens Pape OTR/L, NBCOT
Drucilla J. Likens Pape, OTR/L

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Drucilla owns
The Intuitive Body, LLC Occupational Therapy/Expert Myofascial Release Therapy Practice in Dayton, Ohio where she treats pediatric and adult patients with complex diagnoses.  Dru is a gifted therapist who is highly trained and experienced as an Occupational Therapist with advanced specialty training in the areas of Myofascial Release Therapy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Special Needs Populations (pediatric through geriatric). Dru also specializes in the treatment of complex health issues and chronic pain, with an emphasis on empowering each individual to treat themselves for a return to health and a lifetime of wellness.

Dru is an accomplished Clinical Instructor and Presenter.
The Intuitive Body provides continuing education programs as is relevant to the practice of Occupational Therapy.

Through her continued study and practice of the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach®, Dru has achieved the highest level of skill as an MFR practitioner; Expert Level: John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist
Dru's extensive experience includes;  

  • 33 years of cumulative experience as an Occupational Therapist, 27 of which include ongoing and extensive training and practice of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy.
  • 20 years of experience as a Pediatric School-based and Itinerant Occupational Therapist specializing in providing service to parent/infant, preschool, school age and adult individuals diagnosed as having complex orthopedic, mental and emotional challenges.
  • Per Diem Staff at Therapy on the Rocks Western Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona, Arizona, one of two treatment centers in the United States, specializing in the treatment of complex diagnoses of patients who travel from around the world to receive Myofascial Release Therapy. 
  • Senior Instructor, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars.
  • Clinical Instructor, Therapy on the Rocks Western MFR Treatment Center.
  • Key Note Speaker, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Pediatric Seminar.
  • State of Ohio John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Study Group Leader.  
  • Accomplished clinical presenter for AOTA, OOTA, APTA, AMTA, ASHA
  • Provides quality continuing education OT-MFR programs for The Intuitive Body as is relevant to the practice of Occupational Therapy:
      • Pediatrics: Movin' and Groovin' with Occupational Therapy/MFR 
      • Breast Health and Recovery
      • Identifying and Treating Chronic Pain Patterns
      • Balancing the Pelvis
      • Know Thyself: Taking Time to Regain Your Well-being
      • Therapy for the Therapist
      • Geriatrics: The Gentle Approach for Health and Rehabilitation
      • Myofascial Release Self Treatment for Children:                          Beginner: Indiv/Group ages 6-12                                               Focused: Indiv/Group ages 13-18
      • Myofascial Release Self Treatment for Adults: (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced/Expert) Skill Levels
      • Myofascial Release for Baby Boomers
      • Understanding Pelvic Alignment and Mobility for OT's: Putting the "Elvis" Back Into Your Pelvis!          
      • Introduction to Myofascial Release for Occupational Therapists
      • Introduction to Myofascial Release for Speech Language Pathologists
      • Introduction to Myofascial Release for Physical Therapists
      • Introduction to Myofascial Release for Massage Therapists
      • Introduction to Myofascial Release for Healthcare Professionals
      • First Night, Second Wind, Advanced Insight & December Series
      • State of Ohio Study Group Leader: John F. Barnes Myofascial Release
  • Author: Touch With Appreciation: Myofascial Release Self Treatment For Your Healthy Breasts! © 2015
Myofascial Release is used as a self-treatment guide for healthy breasts. Current research and important quotes are highlighted throughout this book, along with clear instructional text and full color pictures to guide hand placement and direction of each release. The book is dedicated to Dru's teacher and mentor, John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCBMT, who created the John F. Barnes Approach ® to Myofascial Release.

To order your copy or quantities of this book, please contact Quantity Discount: Please inquire.
  • Give the gift of self-treatment for breast health to the precious women in your life! 
  • Order quantities for your clinic as a self-treatment manual for your patients! 
  • Order quantities for your presentation/special function during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

The Intuitive Body Mission and Vision

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages from pediatric to geriatric populations by improving their overall health and functioning through the modality of occupational therapy myofascial release, and through continuing to educate therapists in the OT-MFR Approach to Myofascial Release, as well as offering self-help OT-MFR health care programs to our patients and the public.


Our Treatment Center is also an educational facility where Healthcare Professionals learn new OT-MFR skills through didactic instruction coupled with guided hands-on skill sessions. We also offer educational courses for patients and the public designed to teach the basics of home or office self-treatment to reduce pain and increase mobility, range of motion and function.

Experience OT-MFR For:
Geriatrics ~ Pediatrics ~ Women's Health ~ Men's Health
Sports Injuries ~ Rehabilitation ~ Chronic Pain

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scar Tissue Release    
  • Cervical Pain
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bell's Palsy Paralysis
  • Computer Posture/Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Eye Strain
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus (Ringing Ears)
  • Torticollis 
  • Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Restricted Motion
  • Sacro-Iliac Pain 
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis 
  • Spasm/Spasticity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries (Work/Sports)   
  • Rehabilitation
  • Head Trauma
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Strength/Balance/Mobility/Safety
  • Sports Injuries
  • "Weekend Warrior "Athletic Injuries
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic/C-Section/Episiotomy Scars    
  • Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction
  • Vulvodynia
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Mastitis
  • Mastectomy Scars/"Binding"/Limited Movement
  • Breast/Body Augmentation and/or Removal Scars
  • Face Lift Pain
  • Botox Issues    

Through the powerful combination of OT-MFR, Dru's gentle hands, loving heart and intuitive touch continue to facilitate lasting change for patients who have been told;

    "It's all in your head..."
                         "Nothing more can be done for you..."
                                                "You'll just have to live with it!"

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