Ana Soulia, PT, DPT, Pilates Rehab
I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. I grew up an active outdoor kid and continue to love being outside exploring our beautiful state. I have always been interested in the sciences and especially how the body worked. I wanted to help people through natural means and physical therapy seemed like the right canvas. I took an unusual path to PT school, but honed my skills using the scientific process while earning a BS in Chemistry from the University of Montana in 2002. I went on to achieve my Doctorate in Physical therapy with distinction from Pacific University in 2005.
I have worked in outpatient orthopedics for the duration of my career. I have taken advanced training in manual therapy, Pilates for Rehabilitation, Functional Dry Needling and specialty training to sharpen my ability to diagnosis and treat impairments at the source. I am the only PT in Montana who has completed the Integrated Systems Model Series taught by world renowned Physiotherapist Diane Lee. I have a unique way of looking at the body, you won't find at another clinic in the state.
I believe in the body's innate ability to heal, but that sometimes it needs a little help finding the way. I love learning and continue to deepen my skill set and fill my tool box with focus on neural and visceral manipulation and cranio-sacral therapy. As my practice has evolved, it has become increasingly incompatible with a standard insurance based clinic model. Through the desire for flexibility to treat my clients as a whole person with unique needs and goals, I decided to take the leap into Private Practice. And so, Inertia Physiotherapy was born in October of 2019!
Continuing Education Courses
Movement Impairments Syndromes of the Upper Quarter, Movement Impairment Syndromes of the Lower Quarter, Muscle Energy Technique of the Lower Quarter, The Mulligan Concept: Mobilization with Movement Upper Quarter, The Mulligan Concept: Mobilization With Movement Lower Quarter, The McKenzie Institute: Part A The Lumbar Spine, Part B The Cervical and Thoracic Spine. Visceral Manipulation VM1, Neural Manipulation NM1 and NM2, CranioSacral Therapy 1, The Integrated Systems Model Series, The Thorax and Pelvis, Functional Dry Needling Level 1, STOTT Pilates for Rehabilitation: RMR1, RMR2, RCCB1 and RCCB2. Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Core Align Level 1.