Physical Therapy

Mindful Movement Physical Therapy takes a very non-traditional approach to problem-solving pain. Each visit is one-on-one with the goal of getting to the source of the dysfunction. Evaluation of movement at the joint level, the surrounding soft tissue and how your brain has learned to move you within your dysfunction, are all part of the process.

Mindful Movement Physical Therapy

In order to receive physical therapy, you will need a prescription from your physician, chiropractor or dentist. We are a cash-based practice which means that we do not accept insurance. You are still required to have a prescription because the Board of Healing Arts, which governs physical therapy licensure, legally requires this. Upon your request, you will be given a super-bill which can be submitted to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Please call our office if you have any questions.

Your first visit will be an initial evaluation and will be 45 minutes to an hour in length. At this visit, you will receive a thorough biomechanical evaluation as well as treatment. Follow-up visits are typically a week apart for the first two to three visits and are half-hour visits. We will begin an assessment of muscle balance and movement patterns during these visits and prescribe corrective exercises that are right for your unique dysfunctions. How long you will be in treatment and how frequently you are seen is completely dependent upon your course of progress. Our goal is to give you the tools that you need to help yourself and to guide you to a place where you are independent. Teaching awareness of body postures, movements and proper form with exercise is of utmost importance. When you leave our care we want you to not only feel better but to have the knowledge you need to prevent other injuries and symptoms.

Rachael Wittenberger

A native of Kansas City, MO, Rachael received her BHS in PT from the University of Missouri in 1999 and a MBA from the University of Iowa in 2003.  Graduating at the top of her class, she began her pursuit of out-patient therapy with a strong interest in hands-on manual technique.  Struggling with her own SI dysfunction and low back pain, her career evolved into further in-depth study of the mechanics of the pelvis and spine. Her treatment techniques are strongly influenced by her continuing education in osteopathic manipulation as well as a variety of classes in functional movement, postural restoration and continually evolving techniques that have been acquired in her career of 17 years.

Shane Hamilton

Ask Shane Hamilton where he’s from and he’ll tell you, as an Airforce brat, he’s from nowhere and everywhere. Shane grew up an avid skateboarder who joined the Airforce himself at age 18. After the Airforce, Shane worked as an HVAC installer for the next 14 years. Because of skateboarding and working in construction, he suffered from chronic back and hip pain which ultimately led to becoming a massage therapist, graduating from a 1400 hour program at Kansas City’s Heritage College in 2004. At the age of 33, Shane decided to go back to school and earn his doctorate in Physical Therapy. Shane received his BA in Exercise Science from The University of Central Missouri in 2011 and his doctorate in physical therapy from The University of Missouri in 2015. Dr. Hamilton worked for the next 8 years as a home health physical therapist giving him great insight into chronic conditions both medically and related to the musculoskeletal system. 


As a physical therapist who also practices massage, Shane has an affinity for manual, hands on therapy focused on  treating the body as a whole using philosophies rooted in osteopathic muscle energy technique, strain counterstrain, trigger point, pin and stretch topped off with functional and isolated stretching and strengthening.


Shane is also a musician who writes, records and produces music with a heavy interest in nutrition, biohacking/supplementation and experimentation, staying active outdoors and practicing calisthenics for strength and mobility. 


Shane would describe his greatest teacher as his own body, with an ongoing discovery for staying out of pain and having the most optimal freedom of movement as possible as gravity and time have their inevitable way with us all.

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