Bodywise Physical Therapy was established by Megan Moseley PT, LMT in 1995. What started as a one room office in the Downtown Athletic Club in Eugene, Oregon has evolved into a thriving practice with two locations in Portland. While our specialties have always included general orthopedics, spine rehabilitation, lymphedema and sports medicine, Bodywise has evolved onto a truly wholistic practice integrating hands-on treatments with Mindfulness, Pilates, and Trauma Release Exercise. Grounded in the believe we are all unique beings, we begin each new client with a meticulous bio-mechanical evaluation, assessing each joint in it’s relationship to the movement of the body as a whole. Subsequently, the Bodywise approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction incorporates education, manual therapy, flexibility exercises, stabilization training, motor-reprogramming, and functional integration.
Education is the first step you will take on the road to healing. By gaining an understanding of your anatomy, the principles of postural alignment, and proper body-mechanics, you develop the foundation on which to build healthy new movement patterns.
Manual Therapy is an essential part of the rehabilitation process. We incorporate a variety of hands-on techniques such as myofascial release, traction, deep tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, muscle energy, cupping, Kinesio-tape, and Graston. Our goal with these interventions is to decrease pain or swelling, and increase tissue mobility to help you begin to achieve neutral joint mechanics.
Flexibility: Think of your body as a pulley and lever system. If the pulleys (soft tissues) are too short/tight, the levers (bones and joints) cannot attain the proper alignment and movement. Poor posture, injuries and de-conditioning create compensatory shortening/tightening of your tissues. Gaining flexibility gives your body the opportunity to regain proper alignment and movement. In conjunction with hands-on interventions, you will be instructed in specific isolated stretching techniques designed to safely and effectively restore your body’s ability to be in alignment.
Stabilization Training: This refers to isolated strengthening. When recovering from any injury, we need to learn how to stabilize one part of our body as we move another. Classically, we focus on core strengthening which provides the foundational stability from which to move the larger joints in our bodies i.e. hips and shoulders. Motor Re-programming: The next step is to integrate this new found alignment, mobility, and strength into functional movement patterns. These exercises focus on re-training your body to fire the right muscles, at the right time, creating healthy movement patterns that protect your joints, and increase your overall strength, endurance, and efficiency. Excellence is our goal, and we hope you will keep us in mind for your Physical Therapy needs.