The more you understand how the body works and moves, you realize how amazing it is that it does not break down more often. When a body is not functioning properly, the common indicator is pain. A body does not have pain because it wants to. It has pain because something is tight or weak causing the body to move differently causing stress to the area in pain.
It does not matter what medical name you give it – sciatica, back pain, strains and sprains, ACL tear, surgery, sports injury, neck pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, headache, etc – we treat pain and injuries throughout the entire body. At Innovative Physical Therapy, we do it by finding the underlying issue(s) that are causing the pain no matter where it is in the body. Strangely enough, the cause is frequently somewhere other than where the pain is.
The bottom line is that every person is different and requires a different treatment to allow the body to heal and return to its optimal function. Here at Innovative Physical Therapy we use all the various treatments available along with over 30 years experience in Physical Therapy to get you to your goal and return you to enjoying life again. We are a small privately owned physical therapy practice that makes the patient the focus. We are not a part of a large hospital system, so we receive referrals due to our good work not our affiliations. 75% of the clients we see are repeat clients that we have treated some time in the past but they have come back because they got results and feel comfortable. Let us show you how we can help you too.
As a physical therapist, I am able to work with people who get better. I see changes in their bodies as people learn to move more efficiently along with decreasing pain and dysfunction. Making such life-improving changes is a huge accomplishment for everyone involved.
The longer I’ve been a physical therapist, the more I realize just how amazing the body truly is. Even more awe-inspiring is that we don’t break down more often than we do. My passion lies in bio-mechanics which is essentially the study of how the body functions (and moves) the way it does.
When a body is not functioning at its peak performance, the more common indicator is pain. A body doesn’t have pain because it wants to, but because some movement pattern is causing stress to a certain area. This is caused by an injury, trauma or simply bad habits in regards to movement that become habit during our lifetime. When a body experiences pain, a tightness and/or weakness develops, contributing to the body not working optimally.
The main focus of my therapy sessions is to find the underlying issue(s) causing the pain. Strangely enough, the cause may not be anywhere near where the body is actually experiencing the pain. For example, a “hitch” in your neck may be causing pain in your back. This “hitch” is ultimately affecting the entire movement of the body – causing stress and as a result, pain. Is treatment the same for everyone? Absolutely not. The bottom line is that every patient is different and requires personalized treatment to allow their body to heal and return to its optimal function.
Member: American Physical Therapy Association
The reason I pursue a career in physical therapy is because from my own life experiences I know injuries can be devastating to one’s quality of life as well as their outlook on it. People deserve to be able to pursue what makes them happy and I love celebrating our achievements often going further than what they thought possible.
I enjoy the opportunity to work with highly skilled physical therapists that share the same mind set and goal of restoration of body to pursue greater quality of life. Through the use of techniques such as exercises and hands on therapy (manual) to help reduce pain and increase natural mobility and function to mend the injuries and help prevent future ones. Since joining the Franklin Rehabilitation team I have been part of the recovery of many post-operative joint replacements, sports injuries and neurological conditions.
I believe in a patient centered approach to therapy that involves collaboration between the patient and therapist. This allows the patient to have an active role in their recovery, as well as achieve their goals while learning more about their body and how it functions. Following an evidence based approach to patient care, I help patients return to their highest physical potential to enjoy their life without pain.
I am a Milwaukee native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where I earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology graduating Summa Cum Laude. I then pursued a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. I enjoy working with athletes of all skill levels, regardless of whether they are a high school athlete or avid gardener. I enjoy making therapy sessions fun and functional to return his patients to the activities they enjoy.
In my free time, I enjoy: Running, Baking, Hiking, Photography, Rugby, and spending time with family and friends.
Recent praise about our work
Physical therapy has helped me so much. My hamstring pull and piriformis muscle issues are improving & so much better! My home regime has helped me improve until my next PT appt. Sharon has “magic hands”!!!
– B.J. Wendt
Today is the first time in 3 months that my shoulder has been pain free. Staying religious to treatment and exercise!
– Joe Willis
No need to worry about what to wear. Wear something comfortable to move around in.
We are located within Innovative Health & Fitness at 8800 S. 102nd St in Franklin, WI 53132. Get directions to our location below.
We are in network providers for Medicare United Healthcare, Anthem etc… We accept most insurances and we will call to verify your coverage.
Yes, we have a self pay rate.