Movement Sense was created to provide genuine one on one personal physical therapy and movement wellness sessions using an holistic approach to address the body, mind, & spirit of every client. In school I shyed away from traditional out-patient settings initially because they did not allow me the time I wanted to spend with my clients to address their needs or support a system that was based around the client.
Your Practitioner & Partner in Movement Health
Like many movement practitioners, my desire to become a physical therapist was sparked by my own injuries and recovery experiences including a significant forearm injury requiring surgery for nerve and tendon repair. I was intrigued how the structures of the body could heal after trauma and injury and was forever grateful! Later experiencing a lumbar disc injury I was introduced to Pilates by a fellow collegue. I truly had not realized how disorganized and unbalanced my body had been before. This experience grew my perspective on what it meant to be a movement specialist! I currently find myself in a curriculm for Medical Therapeutic Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine.
The work I have experienced as a physical therapist has had a profound influence in shaping my working model and perspective on movement health. My backgound includes work in an acute care hospital setting and an in-patient short-term rehab facility. I have also been privileged to work as the lead physical therapist in a dedicated out-patient cancer rehabiliation center as well as working in the home health setting for both adults and pediatrics. I have since committed myself to promoting movement wellness by opening my own outpatient practice 7 years ago.
I continue to have amazing experiences along my path of life long learning while seeking a broad-based perspecitve in movement health. I feel tremendous gratitude toward those who have and continue to support and mentor me along the way. This includes my clients, professional peers, and my friends & family. I am passionate about empowering others to achieve their optimal function through quality education and movement practice. I personally invite you to experience a perspective that may offer you so much more in your own movement health as I have found in mine.
Credentials & Formal Education
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science – University of Utah 2001
Master’s of Physical Therapy – University of Utah 2003
Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Utah 2007
Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher – National Pilates Certification Program (NCPT) – 2013
Clinical Mentorship with Diane Lee – Integrated Systems Model Practitioner Series Graduate – 2018
Continuing Education - Current and On-going
Barral Institute – Osteoopathic Studies in Visceral & Neural Techniques
Upledger Institute – Cranial Sacral Therapy Studies
Learn with Diane Lee – Integrated Systems Model® including Orthopedic and Osteopathic Techniques
Julie Wiebe PT – Piston Science Part One – Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations, Piston Science Part Two: Bridge the Gap Between Rehab and Fitness, Glottis to the Pelvic Floor: Making Clinical Connections Module One
Professional Yoga Therapy Institute – Medical Therapeutic Yoga studies in yoga movement, auryvedic nutrition, all embracing a Bio-psychosocial Model in healthcare ~ Lifestyle Medicine
Oov® Education – Level I Oov Fundamentals and Pilates Apparatus, Level II Oov Afferent, Level III Efferent
North American Institue of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
Differential Diagnosis, Manual Therapy Upper Quadrant Level 2, Manual Therapy Lower Quadrant Levels 2 & 3, Manual Therapy for the Fascia
Polestar Pilates – Advanced Assessment Skills I & II, Advanced Gait, Rotational Sports, Scoliosis – A Practical Approach, Advanced Spine & Scoliosis
Balanced Body – CoreAlign® Level I, II, and III
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Section, Women’s Health Section
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
Living Well Institute Integrative Lifestyle Medicine
Breathing and its Relationship with the Nervous System
Pelvic Health & The Core System
The Fascial System and its Function in the Neuromuscular System
The Relationships of the Foot, Pelvis & Cranium
What We Do
Manual Physical Therapy – Osteopathic & Orthopedic Techniques
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Bio-mechanical Assessment, Alignment, Education & Hands on Instruction
Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention
Client specific home programs
Medical Therapeutic Yoga
Education & Workshops
Mindful Movement & Body Wisdom through Physical Therapy & Mindful Movement Practices
Pilates & Oov®
Specialty Movement Program Series
Free 30 minute consultation on any service
"With Rachel's instruction and skills, I gained an increased awareness of my posture. I learned how to better recruit my core muscles."
Mina Tialino (physical therapist) – St George, Utah
"After having my 5th baby, I had an even harder time getting back my core...I was in pain on a daily basis and having a hard time just functioning with daily tasks...I have little to no pain now and I am able to workout and do the things I love!"
Julie Nield – St George, Utah
"At 79 and active, I wanted to return to my interests in hiking, biking, skiing, and walking...Rachel's patience and program has helped me to continue to help myself even in deep snow and sunny conditions"
Ray Nolin – St George, Utah