Mary Gorman

Why the PT You’ve Tried Might Not be Working

Human bodies aren’t one-size-fits-all which is why traditional models of physical therapy don’t always fix the problem. The shoulder pain you’re experiencing may not actually be about your shoulder. It could be originating in your hip. How you breathe could be contributing as well. To be effective, corrective physical therapy exercises must be integrated with hands-on bodywork and posture coaching specific to your movement patterns, and nutrition customized to suit your lifestyle. This integrated approach to physical therapy ensures we get to the root of the problem so you can live pain-free.

Physical pain indicates that the body is not in neutral alignment. When you’re not in neutral, movements such as walking, working at the computer, playing tennis, or lifting your grandkids work against your body and cause pain. Learning to sit, stand, and move ergonomically (in neutral) helps you live without pain. Here’s what you can typically expect at The Movement Studio:

  • A comprehensive PT evaluation of the musculoskeletal system
  • A thorough assessment of postural and movement patterns
  • Customized manual PT & bodywork
  • Specific movement re-education
  • Individualized exercise and fitness programs
  • Ergonomic assessment & action plan to create a supportive home/work environment

Small group Pilates-based classes are also offered to improve core strength and support sustained postural alignment. Small group TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise) classes are offered periodically to help students learn to independently downregulate their autonomic nervous system after rigorous exercise or a stressful event.

Individualized programs are designed to balance, strengthen, and release tension so you can eliminate pain and get back to moving with freedom. You’ll learn simple strategies to improve self-care and expand your toolkit to reduce stress, relax your nervous system, and support a healthy, active lifestyle. Are you ready to relieve chronic pain and wondering where to begin? Visit to learn how we can work together to address what’s really causing the problem.



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