Michelle Polon, MPT - Integrative Physical Therapist
I absolutely love being a physical therapist! One of my greatest pleasures is witnessing the moment a client realizes they just performed a desired activity without pain. Quite possibly this hasn’t happened in months, or years despite previous conservative treatments.
I am dedicated to 100% one on one patient care. During your treatment, my attention is focused only on you. This allows you to walk away each and every session with an arsenal of self-treatment techniques and education designed to limit your future needs for additional physical therapy.
I started my career over two decades ago, graduating with a bachelors in exercise science at Youngstown State University. This allowed me to gain experience with exercise programming as I continued to earn my Masters in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in Dayton Ohio.
During my time as a licensed Physical Therapist, I have always had an interest in a more holistic approach, and now consider myself an Integrative Physical Therapist. I have received a certificate in health coaching, and have extensive training with Stott Pilates as a rehab pilates instructor.
I took classes at a holistic school becoming a certified Reiki Master and have a working knowledge of essential oils for both use in the home and self care.
I specialize in chronic hip and low back pain as well as musculoskeletal pain prevention. Millions of people suffer with persistent, ongoing or intermittent low back pain, and nagging joint discomfort including ME! It is FRUSTRATING and interferes terribly with life. Fortunately, I know exactly what to do to avoid nasty flare ups and I want to share this knowledge with you.
I’m honored to have my clients give me such uplifting reviews.
"I was introduced to Michelle a few months after retiring from the US Army having served 26 years. I had many injuries over the years, along with a host of stresses and strains from several years of wear and tear. When I first visited Michelle’s facility, I was having back spasms and tremendous pain which resulted in a few days of bed rest. My neck, back, shoulder and hips were out of place and I was in daily pain from plantar fasciitis. Michelle listened to my health concerns and recommended a plan forward to ensure my health goals were met. She asked many questions trying to get to the core issue/issues and address each of them. She made recommendations based on her knowledge and expertise, while addressing my individual concerns. Michelle differs from other physical therapists I have worked with over the years, in that she incorporates Pilates. She first demonstrates how to complete the exercise and stays with you through the entire session, ensuring each exercise is completed correctly while monitoring performance. This is very effective because after an adjustment, Michelle uses exercises to stabilize those areas and strengthen them. She has a true working knowledge of the body, and the issues that many of us are face throughout our lives. After two months, she has effectively gotten me to a position where I am in much less pain than when I initially started her program. Michelle is very knowledgeable in all aspects of treatment, along with supplements she feels should be incorporated. I completely trust that Michelle has my health as her top priority, and that she will do anything within her power to ensure that I meet my personal health goals. Without a doubt, Michelle has the knowledge, skills and abilities, to ensure everyone that walks through her door makes substantial progress if they give her the opportunity." - Babette B., Kinsman, Ohio
Together, we will fix your faulty movement patterns and correct your alignment, therefore eliminating pain and future discomfort. After your treatment sessions, you will be able to return to being present with your friends and family and confidently participate in the activities you love without fear of reinjury.
Integrative Physical Therapy
Whole Body Stretch
Private Pilates Coaching