Treatment is as on the go as you are.
Mobile physical therapy + wellness allows you to manage work, life and health and wellness without wasting time in the car or sacrificing precious before or after work hours.
We have freedom to treat patients more effectively and provide a better patient experience every time because YOU are the priority.
to stay healthy,
to improve wellness,
to recover from an injury,
to be more confident with exercise + activity
- OPTIONAL but recommended - so we know we’re the right person to help you, make sure it’s a good fit (do YOU like us??), get some questions answered before you start treatment
an hour long appointment where we screen and test to learn more about you,
we take the time to figure out exactly what you need,
develop an individualized plan,
and get you started with exercise.
we build a personalized exercise plan that changes often to give you the challenges you need, give you one-on-one private attention every session,
the location of your sessions can vary for your convenience, and you get a much better + more personal patient experience!!
At the initial evaluation we’ll give you a recommendation of a “treatment plan” = how many times/week and for how long.
This recommendation is based on our experience of what it takes to fully achieve your fitness or injury goals and gives you a timeline or roadmap of where we're headed and what's expected with treatment.
After each session your home exercise program (HEP) of videos and instructions is updated and sent to you to access by email or on your phone in the StriveHEP app. This helps you keep working on your own between sessions.
I sprained my ankle freshman year of high school while playing basketball. I started physical therapy with the coolest PT, Megan at Advanced Physical Therapy, and she made PT a learning experience and a competition. I remember the exact moment I decided I was going to be a physical therapist in the middle of my exercises. Who wouldn’t want to wear Adidas pants and tennis shoes to work?!
From three years old through high school, I ran track, played volleyball, softball, soccer and basketball, I figure skated and danced. I gave up team sports in college, but the athletic mindset of being active and working out for physical and mental well-being continued. I’ve never been very good at sitting still so being a physical therapist seemed like the perfect way for me to combine my love of movement, science and sports. No chance I was sitting at a desk, so this made perfect sense.
On my senior spring break cruise I contracted a parasite that made me so sick and weak that I had to postpone going to my first semester of college. In those months of being home and recovering [read: learning to eat again, psychiatrist appointments and battling anxiety] I started volunteering at a physical therapy office. I kept that job during the summers until I moved out of state for physical therapy school.
Physical Therapy school was no joke. Mix an already anxious person with way too much coffee and overwhelming schoolwork, and it ends in a mental breakdown. I managed my anxiety by giving up caffeine and decided to get a job to distract myself from the demands of school. Well, let me tell you-working at lululemon in Clarendon, VA was the best decision I could’ve made; distraction and friendships at it’s finest. I was on track in the best mental space I could ask for.
Jump through the years of 2011-2018, which were filled with graduation from physical therapy school, moving to Chicago, falling in love, moving home to Michigan, getting married, and having two amazing children and it’s the path that lead me to be an entrepreneur.
In June 2018 I quit what used to be “the perfect job”. I was working at a large physical therapy company with a group of orthopedic surgeons, who I have great respect for. I worked at the office for over five years, was clinic director and had a great rapport with patients. I loved it.
So what changed? I had my second child, in December of 2017. A few weeks after I returned to work, he decided he was no longer taking a bottle and preferred to only nurse. Cue the tears and the stress. I spent my days checking the daycare app to see if he magically drank his bottles, but he kept starving himself all day until I could nurse him. After many pediatrician appointments and more weight loss I knew what I needed to do.
I was devastated and relieved all at once. I knew deep down I wasn’t done being a physical therapist, but the challenge was to figure out how to make it all work. One day it clicked.
PhyAFit was born out of encouragement from my husband and the thoughts swimming around in my mind about how to make physical therapy more accessible for women’s health. I set out to be a resource for women during and after pregnancy as well as provide a modernized service for anyone needing physical therapy. It's been a great adventure so far and I'm excited to see where it goes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!