Jessica Hartmann, PT, PYT, RYT
I am a licensed physical therapist who specializes in manual physical therapy, as well as a professional yoga therapist. I have combined my passions of physical therapy and yoga with the creation of Integrative Rehab and Wellness, in order to facilitate a healing environment that supports overall health and well-being.
I completed my Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The majority of my post –professional manual therapy training has been through Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. This training has provided me with the tools necessary to successfully treat a variety of conditions including back and neck pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, musculoskeletal issues (shoulders, hips, knees, etc), chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines/headaches, anxiety, arthritis, and TMJ. I completed my dry needling certification through Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling Program and have found this technique to be a highly effective form of physical therapy for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, as well as injury prevention and performance enhancement.
I have found through my own yoga practice that the benefits of yoga are endless both physically and mentally. The key benefit is an overall state of health and well-being. I have completed my medical therapeutic yoga training through the Professional Yoga Therapy Program (PYT) developed by Ginger Garner, PT, ATC, PYT in Emerald Isle, NC. I would like to recognize and thank Ginger, as well as Shelly Prosko, founder of Physio Yoga in western Canada, as a constant source of knowledge, inspiration, and encouragement.
"Physical Therapy is a well-respected health care profession that uses evidence-based treatment methods to help clients restore and maintain optimal movement and function, as well as provide education on health maintenance and injury prevention. As licensed health care professionals, physical therapists have extensive training and knowledge about how the body functions. Specialized manual skills are used to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of injuries, disease symptoms and disabilities." -physioyoga.ca
"Medical Yoga Therapy applies yoga principles and techniques to specific acute or chronic illnesses or states of disease or imbalance. Yoga is an ancient system of health that enables you to use your body, mind, breath and spirit as one unit, therefore enhancing and promoting an overall balanced lifestyle of health and well-being. Yoga Therapy is an emerging profession that has resulted from the popularity of yoga in the western world. This is mainly because of its effectiveness in delivering a holistic approach to healing and the focus that it places on self empowerment and self healing. Medical research shows it is among the most effective complementary therapies in treating health problems." -physioyoga.ca
I believe that teaching patients techniques to help themselves is an integral part of the healing process. Through patient education in anatomy, body mechanics, activity modification, nutrition, and stress management, I will provide you with the tools you need to enjoy the long term gains you have made long after your plan of care is complete.