Evolution Physical Therapy offers custom treatment programs based on the findings of a comprehensive evaluation. Our services are offered one on one in private treatment rooms. You will always see the same therapist for your visit, unless we refer you to another staff member for specialty services (such as Pelvic Floor Therapy or Dry Needling). The services listed are just a small number of the specialty treatments offered. Our therapists are trained in:
– McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine and Extremities
– Postural Restoration
– Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
– Gait Analysis and Training
– Craniosacral Therapy
– Visceral Manipulation
– Pain Neuroscience Education
This is what our clients have to say about our providers and services:
“Michelle at Evolution has treated me for two different injuries and in both cases I left her care far better than I came. Although one never hopes to be injured again, if I was I would go back to her in a heartbeat. I really value her integrative body-mind wisdom, deep physiological knowledge, and practical, functional approach. And everyone else at Evolution that I’ve interacted with has been great too!” – SW 2021
“Janet is a gifted healer. I had a particularly tricky injury that felt pretty incapacitating. Janet’s diagnosis was on the money; she navigated me gradually and expertly through weeks of flare-ups caused by inflammation. She never gave up, allowing my body to rest and heal, patiently adding exercises as my pain decreased. Today my functioning is nearly normal. You will appreciate Janet’s clear explanations and compassionate, careful listening. I would recommend her to anyone.” – KN 2020
“I began telehealth PT a month ago in the midst of Covid-19 office visit limitations. I had considerable shoulder pain and restricted range of motion that severely impacted my activity. Within one month, my level of pain has dramatically decreased and my activity level is almost back to normal. I think telehealth is an excellent means of doing physical therapy. I was so incredibly surprised how well this platform of health care delivery worked for me!
Thank you, Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga!” – NS, 2020
New Mom Consult
New Mom Consult – Now that you are through the initial new baby moments, it’s time to take a look at you! How is your body? Are your shoulders achy from holding that precious bundle up to feed? Is your neck sore from hefting the car seat or wearing baby? Are you anxious to get back to running and wondering if your body is ready? Evolution Physical Therapy now offers a specialized New Mom Consultation, to guide you on the path to recovering your pre-pregnancy functioning.
This one-hour evaluation with our Women’s Health Physical Therapists, Meagen Satinsky MPT, and Michelle Downing DPT will address abdominal strength and integrity, pelvic floor function, muscle and joint pain. Common issues addressed include diastasis recti, post c-section abdominal retraining, pelvic floor muscle re-education (proper Kegel exercise), incontinence, pelvic pain, breastfeeding positioning, lifting and carrying recommendations.
Each woman has unique issues that will be addressed within 1 to 6 visits, including a home program. The new mom consult is covered by insurance and will be billed as a physical therapy visit. New moms must be 2 weeks post-delivery, or cleared by the physician if there were complications during the birth. Please give our office a call at 802-864-9642 to schedule an evaluation.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Evolution Physical Therapy’s pelvic floor therapists, are trained to evaluate and treat issues that arise due to a dysfunctional pelvic floor. We treat clients of all genders who experience pelvic floor issues. Symptoms treated may include urinary incontinence, urge, pain during sex, pelvic, hip, and low back pain. During the postpartum phase splitting of the abdominal muscles may limit women from strengthening their core. Our therapists can teach you how to close the split and regain your abdominal function. Treatment sessions include a comprehensive evaluation of abdominal, back, hip and pelvic floor function, biofeedback training, release of tight muscles, and retraining of weak muscles. If you have had a c-section or episiotomy, you may be taught how to perform scar tissue massage. Our therapists are all yoga instructors and may prescribe a home yoga program to improve your hip mobility and core strength to help you achieve your goals. The initial evaluation is 60 minutes and follow-up sessions are 45 minutes long. We typically see clients for 6-8 sessions every 1-2 weeks until the issue is resolved.
Prenatal/Postnatal PT for Back and Hip Pain
During the pregnancy and postpartum period, the body undergoes significant changes in alignment, ligamentous laxity, and physical stresses. Our physical therapists all specialize in helping women bring their body back into balance to reduce pain and dysfunction. Treatments include:
- Stretching and mobilization to reduce instability or subluxation of the sacroiliac joints, pubic symphysis, back, ribs and hips
- Abdominal strengthening to close diastasis recti
- Behavioral modifications to prevent recurrence of the imbalance
- Custom yoga programs to maintain flexibility, strength and for acute pain management
- Release of trigger points and muscle tension that are contributing to pain