Specialty Physical Therapy
Services in Missoula
Whether you've recently been injured or you've been struggling with persistent pain or nagging injuries for years, our specialized Physical Therapy Services in Missoula may be the solution you've been looking for. At Inertia Physiotherapy, we are focused on one thing and that is getting you back to the activities and lifestyle you desire without pain or limitations. We start with an Integrative Evaluation approach that is based on your story and reflects your goals. (Read more about our Integrative Physical Therapy Approach here). Through your evaluation we identify of the root cause of your pain, injury or movement problem. Once we know exactly what we are treating, we carefully select the treatment(s) that will have the most impact on your symptoms. Our holistic approach involves treating you as a whole person, not a body part for a more complete and lasting solution to your pain, so you get back to the things you need and want to do faster.
You won't waste time in the clinic on heat packs or ice packs and you won't be supervised doing the exercises you could be doing at home on your own time. You will have the full one on one attention of your therapist for the entire duration of your session. Your treatment won't be influenced by what an insurance company will pay for and you won't pay for generic advice. Your personalized treatment plan will/may include advanced hands on manual therapy, functional trigger point dry needling, Pilates exercises, movement and posture re-training as well as lifestyle tips to help you see progress at every visit.
Keep reading to learn more about the variety of advanced physical therapy services we use to get you on the right path toward healing.
Conditions We Treat:
Persistent and Chronic Pain
Complex and Multi-regional Pain Issues
Nerve pain Issues such as: Sciatica, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Post Concussion Issues: Dizziness, Headaches, Neck Pain and Brain Fog
Low Back Pain
Thoracic and Rib Pain
Headaches, Migraines, Whiplash and Jaw Pain (TMJ/TMD)
Gastrointestinal and Digestive Issues
Joint Pain and Strain
Pelvic Girdle Pain: pre and post part issues
Movement and Postural Dysfunctions
Advanced Manual Therapy
The cornerstone of our philosophy at Inertia Physiotherapy is identification of the root cause of your problem. When appropriate, we address relevant restrictions through use of precise manual therapy techniques chosen to address the specific tissue in need of release.
During treatments we draw from a variety of advanced hands-on Manual Therapy techniques that are highly effective at addressing mobility in restricted joints, connective tissues, muscles, nerves and/or the visceral organs.
Manual Therapy frees up motion, restores posture and provides your body with an opportunity for change so you get back to the active lifestyle you desire as quickly as possible.
There are 5 basic principles that govern our Pilates based exercise instruction. Through teaching you to apply these 5 basic principles we help you restore a solid foundation for movement and posture that eases your pain, improves your mobility and translates to your daily life. Pilates is mindful exercise and is effective at repairing and replacing poor movement and postural habits that contribute to persistent pain and recurrent injuries.
We utilize Pilates based exercises at multiple stages of your treatment program and incorporate Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Core Align, barrels and other small equipment to find the right level challenge and provide you with a novel movement experience in the clinic.
You will also be instructed in home versions of exercises that can be done with little to no equipment.
Functional Dry Needling
Functional Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy is an intermuscular therapy that treats myofascial pain with a thin monofilament needle. It involves insertion of a small needle into a specific area called a "trigger point." The trigger points are tender, irritable spots in fascia and muscles that refer pain in a reliable pattern and restrict movement.
Online Physical Therapy
We value our hands-on techniques however, just because you can't come to the clinic doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to help your pain. In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic we launched Telehealth services called Online Physical Therapy.
These sessions are perfect for individuals who need expert guidance on how to manage their injury or pain but don't feel comfortable coming into the clinic for treatment. It's easy to access an online session through our HIPPA compliant video portal on your personal computer, phone or tablet.
Initial Evaluation and Treatment
Your Initial Evaluation and Treatment is scheduled for 75 minutes.We use the extra time to ensure we get a thorough history, comprehensive evaluation and have plenty of time to dive into treatment and home program development. You will be provided with education on the evaluation findings, the likely driver of your problem and an outline of the plan that will get you the results you're looking for. While it's impossible to guarantee a specific number of visits will provide you with a complete solution, our goal at the end of your evaluation is to provide you with our best clinical judgment about how long it will take for you to achieve your goals
Initial Evaluations are Bookable Online. See more below about Online Booking below.
Follow-up Physiotherapy Sessions
Follow up physiotherapy sessions are a continuation of your journey and scheduled for 55 minutes. We advance your program with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve the best result possible. During all of the sessions, our biggest goal is to help you reach yours.We always start with a review of how you've progressed and where your body stands on the day of the appointment to make sure we are still on the right track and treating the right system to have the biggest impact.
Frequency and number of Follow-up sessions is highly variable and depends on a variety of factors. Be assured that our goal is to get you the result you're looking for in as few a sessions as required and that this is a mutual decision between you and your expert clinician.
Physiotherapy Follow-up Sessions are Bookable Online for established clients. See more about Online Booking below.
Private Movement Sessions
Private Movement Sessions are 55 minutes of personalized guided movement. They are perfect for the individual who has successfully completed their Physical Therapy plan of care at Inertia Physiotherapy or those who are interested in 1:1 exercise sessions guided by a physical therapist. During sessions you can expect expert instruction in Pilates exercises utilizing a variety of Pilates equipment including, The Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Core Align, Barrels and small equipment such as balls, bands and hand weights. Sessions are tailored to meet specific movement goals but do not incorporate hands on manual therapy or isolated injury management.
Individuals who have not completed a Physical Therapy plan of care at Inertia Physiotherapy, but are interested in getting wellness services and exercise instruction from a highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy due to specific health concerns related to independent exercise are encouraged to inquire. An introductory evaluation to ensure appropriateness may be required.
Private Movement Sessions are not Bookable Online, please call, email or test to inquire about Booking.
For your convenience we offer Online Scheduling through Jane App our convenient online admin site. Once you set up an account you will receive a Welcome Email and you can access your intake paperwork, update your account information, schedule, re-schedule or cancel appointments (up to 24 hours in advance) and access shared documents with your therapist.
We do our best accommodate same day or next day appointment requests. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need help today!
Book by Phone
If you prefer to speak to us before scheduling online or you are not comfortable with setting up your account independently, you are welcome to call us to request an appointment. If you prefer not to set up your Online account ahead of your appointment, we will spend time reviewing the pertinent information at your first visit.
If you call during business hours and we don't answer, we are likely working with another client or on the other line. Please leave your name, number and a good time to reach you and we will return your call within one business day. You can also text us and request a call back at a time that is convenient for you.