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Core Services

Core Services

7508 Big Bend Blvd | St Louis, MO 63119

Call 314-649-8773
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Headache & TMJ Dys specialists
  • Women's health
  • Posture and balance
  • Private treatment rooms
  • 1/2 hr to 1 hr appointments
  • Physical Therapists
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Workers Comp/Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy
Description

Core Services is a multi-disciplinary clinic with specialists in the areas of:
· Physical therapy
· Movement analysis
· Athletic training
· Strength conditioning
· Biofeedback and neurofeedback
· Psychological counseling
We use this approach in order to give our patients the greatest opportunities to heal and the best support for avoiding further injury, relapse or surgery.

We specialize in the treatment of:
· Headaches and T.M.J dysfunction
· Back and neck pain
· Chronic pain
· Fibromyalgia
· Posture correction
· Sports injuries and injury avoidance
· Injury from auto accidents, worker's comp, etc.
· Performance artists

Our women’s health specialists provide treatment for:
· Incontinence
· Pelvic floor pain
· Post-partum pain
· Back pain related to pregnancy
· PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S)

The Core difference

One on one…
We spend one on one time with our patients in order to individualize treatment plans. Your therapist will only be working with you during your appointment, they will not be supervising the treatment of multiple patients. Our clinic has multiple individual treatment rooms so our therapists can completely focus on you and you will feel at ease discussing your personal history and physical concerns.

Hands on with a PT…
While other practices emphasize patient volume by using assistants and aides, Core specializes in hands on therapy performed by a licensed Physical Therapist working directly with each patient.

Individualized treatment…
Each person is impacted differently by their condition. We treat the person, not just the condition. We spend time with our patients in order to individualize and constantly refine treatment plans.

Highly qualified professionals…
Our Physical Therapists generally hold Master’s degrees or higher. Our continuing education requirements are among the highest in St. Louis and our clinicians take time every week to meet and discuss patient issues and clinical development.

Compassion…
Our clinicians are selected by our owners to ensure that Core continues to have highly qualified, professional and compassionate care givers. We are continually looking for ways to make our patients more comfortable during treatment and to understand the physical needs and limitations specific to their lifestyle and activities.

What our patients are saying about Core Services...
“I believe (my therapist’s) work is nothing short of a miracle”
“You are the most talented group in the world!”
“A true community of healing”
“I have my life back”
“It’s the only place I will go for therapy”
"Thank you for joining forces with one another to provide for me the best care I have ever received at a medical facility."

Core Services is a network provider for Medicare, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield. We are a discounted provider for United Healthcare. We will help determine the benefits available to under your insurance or if you require a private pay option.

Bios
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Dr. Julie Hereford, PT, DPT

Julie Hereford is a doctor of physical therapy. She has been practicing since 1981 and has specialized in manual and manipulative therapy and orthopedics. She has practiced in multiple areas of physical therapy such as sports medicine (including work with a professional baseball team), work injury management, multidisciplinary chronic pain management, treatment of TMJ dysfunction and women's health. Dr. Hereford has taught many courses for physical therapy and anatomy, both at the University level and for continuing education. She enjoys working with patients day to day as well as teaching and learning from other medical professionals.

Dr. Julie Hereford graduated from St. Louis University with a BS in Physical Therapy and a Master’s of Science in Research from the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in 1989. Dr. Hereford completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was named the Graduate with Distinction for her work in that program. In addition to national and state PT organizations, Dr. Hereford is a member of Sigma Xi Research Society and served on the Executive Board of Occupational Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Society. She lectures
frequently to colleagues as well as to community groups. Dr. Hereford is the president and co-founder of CORE Services in St. Louis, MO.

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Mark Murray, LPC, BCB

Mark Murray is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri since 1991 and a Board Certified Biofeedback Practitioner since 1981. He completed his B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 1975. In March of 1979, he received another minor in Biology and his Master of Science in Counselor Education in 1980, again from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Mark earned his National Certification in 1981 from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mark has been working with biofeedback techniques with individuals for physical problems, migraines, exercise, sleep management, and anxiety. He has had extensive experience in teaching relaxation and stress management techniques to individuals and groups, giving workshops to (then) McDonnell-Douglas, various schools and churches in St. Charles, MO and in-services to area hospitals. Mark was at St. Louis University Hospital for 10 years, where he worked as a Bio Behavioral Therapist in the department of Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry and later at SSM Rehab with chronic pain patients.

Mark has used his educational and professional expertise to help others grow and teaching them to reduce/deal with their problems in a healthier way. He has, through his skills and knowledge of relaxation, biofeedback, and most recently, his study of neurofeedback, been able to build a foundation for helping others with problems that they have not been able to find help for from other sources. Mark’s professional objective has always been to “see new ideas born and to help them grow along with the concepts already there.” Now, 30 years later, this is still Mark’s objective as he is continuing his training with new treatment techniques.

Mark is the Vice-President and co-founder of CORE Services, Inc.

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Karen Bromeier, PT

Karen Bromeier received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University in January of 2006. Her undergraduate training is in exercise science. Karen has been in practice since 2006, with one year of experience in an inpatient setting prior to working at CORE Services. She has received additional training in manual therapy, the PRI approach, TMJ Intervention and treating the nervous system. She sees patients with TMJ and neck problems, back pain, chronic pain, various injuries and other orthopedic and neurological problems.

Karen enjoys teaching patients about how the body works and building relationship with them.

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Lori Brinkman, ATC, CSCS, LPTA

Lori Brinkman is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a licensed physical therapy assistant and a USA Rugby Level II certified coach. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in food and human nutrition. Lori’s emphasis is in sports injuries, repetitive use injuries, injury prevention and rehabilitation. This focus has driven her to learn a broad range of treatment approaches in order to best suit the needs of the individual patient. She now practices a myokinamatic strategy, emphasizing the techniques of Postural Restoration.

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