Physical Therapy at the Wellness Center

We utilize an evidence-based approach with emphasis on manual therapy to restore joint mechanics. Improved segmental mobility with core stabilization will improve your ability to perform functional tasks – both at home and at work.

Physical Therapy

Designed to be Collaborative

Physical therapy focuses on musculoskeletal issues and how to optimize strength, balance, and coordination to support your bony anatomy and spine to prevent injury. Manual therapy to improve spinal and joint mechanics, combined with exercise and core strength, minimize wear and tear, preventing further injury. Our joint approach as your spine care team is designed to be collaborative to optimize best care practices. Our commitment is to provide a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for your spine health.

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Conditions That We Can Help With

Physical therapy focuses on musculoskeletal issues and how to optimize strength, balance, and coordination to support your bony anatomy and spine to prevent injury. Manual therapy to improve spinal and joint mechanics, combined with exercise and core strength, minimize wear and tear, preventing further injury. Our joint approach as your spine care team is designed to be collaborative to optimize best care practices. Our commitment is to provide a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for your spine health.

  • Acute or chronic neck and back pain

  • Optimization of outcomes both pre/post back and neck surgery

  • Disc injuries/herniations

  • Spinal instability

  • Back and neck strains from sports or MVA

  • Sciatica
  • SI and piriformis issues
  • Total joint replacements

  • Meniscus injuries

  • Pain and limited range of motion in hips, knees and shoulders

  • Dry needling for migraines and trigger point release

  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTYM) for ITB and plantar fascitis

  • Overuse sport injuries to shoulders, knees and feet

  • Running form via treadmill analysis

Our Physical Therapist

Ivanka Kuran

PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, ATC

Ivanka was born and raised in Canada where she received her initial Bachelor’s in physical therapy from the University of Alberta. She then went on to receive her Athletic Trainer Certification from Mount Royal College. After moving to the US, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. She has achieved Level IV certification in manual therapy through NAIOMT in addition to Orthopedic Specialty Certification.

Ivanka has worked in the Coeur d’ Alene area since 2001 and has recently returned after receiving additional training in techniques to address advanced spine and orthopedic conditions. Techniques include IASTYM, cupping and dry needling in addition to manual therapy.

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Our Techniques Include

  • NAIOMT Level IV manual therapy certified

  • IASTYM

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Theragun soft tissue work

  • Spinal Traction

  • McKenzie and Mulligan techniques

  • Cupping certification

  • Dry needling certified

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