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Physical Therapist Salt Lake City - Integrating evidence-informed physical therapy with a whole-person approach to recovery and well-being.



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Dr. Emily will work with you 1-on-1 during your entire visit. You will always have her as your therapist for the entirety of your care at Mindful Movement. Dr. Emily prioritizes truly listening to you, assessing for any mechanical and non-mechanical based causes for your problem. She then partners with you in shared decision making to make a plan for your treatment and recovery or wellness journey, to get you back to doing what you love.


Dr. Emily's approach to physical therapy and wellness has always considered the whole person. A person's experience of an injury, persistent pain, or disability does not only affect their physical body, but it affects their emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Dr. Emily takes the time to get to know you and provide you with personalized strategies to build and maintain physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being so you can live your best life. 


For many clients, they need more than a a list of exercises and a high five when they are "discharged." Dr. Emily guides you to help you make positive health changes by developing consistent movement practices that you enjoy, along with breath, meditation, and lifestyle changes to help you not only meet your goals but maintain them. At Mindful Movement, you have a direct line of communication to Dr. Emily--no middle man. Recovery and wellness has ups and downs, and we all need support along the way.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy
Professional Yoga Therapist
Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Level II
Happy Back Yoga Certification

Emily is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. She specializes in yoga therapeutics in healthcare and wellness. 

She is a Professional Yoga Therapist through Living Well Institute with Dr. Ginger Garner. As a Professional Yoga Therapist, she has found that yoga (not just the physical postures, but the practice of yoga) is backed by research and science. Yoga is medicine, and therapeutic physically, psychologically, and spiritually. 

Dr. Emily found that most of her patients and clients had experienced some form of trauma in their lives which was affecting their healing and wellness. So, she received her certification in Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy (Level II practitioner) with Sundara Yoga Therapy. This training has helped her provide trauma-informed care, and help people reconnect with their bodies in a positive way through yoga.

Not only do most people have a history of trauma, but many have issues with chronic back, neck, or pelvic pain. Because of this, she received her certification in teaching Happy Back Yoga using therapeutic yoga and the yoga wall (a.k.a. Iyengar wall) for spinal health. She loved the yoga wall so much she recruited her kind husband to build her very own to use with her clients.

Dr. Emily has nearly a decade experience working with clients with orthopedic, neurologic, and traumatic injuries in a variety of settings from Oklahoma, to Texas, to Utah! She also teaches  diagnosis-specific group yoga classes in clinics and adaptive yoga with Wasatch Adaptive Sports.

Dr. Emily is passionate about holistic care. She firmly believes that every person, no matter their condition, disability, or past trauma, can reconnect with their bodies in a positive way, break cycles of pain, and in turn move and breathe better to do what they love! 

Dr. Emily's approach merges evidence-informed physical therapy with the ancient art of yoga. She likes to say her practice is guided by science, but inspired by yoga.

She helps every client by adapting yoga to their needs in order to meet their rehab or wellness goals.

Contact Dr. Emily for Physical Therapy or Yoga Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah.