Pain is complex! This is why Dr. Emily does a thorough intake and physical assessment to find the source of your problem. Pain is not only an issue with the body. In order for you to return to doing what you love, Dr. Emily looks at your physical health, psychological health, and social context and relationships. All of these elements contribute to your experience of pain. Through a thorough assessment, Dr. Emily is able to "phenotype" your pain, and help you get REAL and LASTING results through targeted and effective interventions.

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Manual therapy is hands-on techniques applied to joints and soft tissue to promote pain modulation and normal functioning and movement mechanics. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques when it comes to manual therapy. Dr. Emily uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization with clients that respond well and are comfortable with a hands-on approach. These tools help Dr. Emily assess the tissues,  help you modulate (or change) your pain, and facilitate optimal healing for acute injuries.


Dr. Emily uses the yoga wall (also known as the Iyengar wall) to facilitate spinal traction, decompression, pain relief, and improve flexibility and mobility. Yoga postures and practices are therapeutically modified depending on your unique needs and comfort level. Dr. Emily helps make the pose “fit” the person rather than make the person fit the pose.  The yoga wall is a great tool for those with many conditions, including issues arising from the spine (including scoliosis), pelvis, and hips...and it's fun, too!

Use of the yoga wall is not only limited to able-bodied individuals. Dr. Emily also uses the yoga wall with those living with disability and provides variations of postures to depending on medical history. Many say it give them a new perspective on life. 

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Movement and exercise should not look the same for everyone. Dr. Emily tailors her prescription of therapeutic movement/exercise, breath practices for respiratory and nervous system health, and lifestyle changes to your unique needs, so you can reach your goals.

Dr. Emily understands that life is busy and there are plenty of barriers out there to prevent you from "doing the thing." She helps you by building a program for you that is sustainable, enjoyable, and effective. 


Dr. Emily wants you to understand what is going on with your body and pain experience. She takes the time with you to hear your story and communicate with you about your condition, prognosis, and plan. She does not want you to be left in the dark. You are the key to your own healing! 

Dr. Emily partners with you to help you know your body better, provides practices that help bring about self-awareness and change, and supports you in developing habits and changes that are positive and in line with your values. 

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Physical Therapy Salt Lake City - Emily Warren is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Emily Focuses On An Evidence-Informed And Whole-Person Approach To Your Recovery So You Can Return To Doing What You Love

What is physical therapy? 

Physical therapy Salt Lake City is an evidence-based approach to identifying and treating a movement dysfunction.

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.

Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment.

Physical therapists also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems.

Physical therapists examine each person and then develop a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

Physical therapists can have a profound effect on people’s lives. They help people achieve fitness goals, regain or maintain their independence, and lead active lives.

What will a physical therapy session at Mindful Movement look like? 

A Mindful Movement Physical Therapy program will include a thorough physical therapy evaluation to find the cause(s) of the movement dysfunction, pain, or decline in function, not just focus on symptom management.

The first portion of your physical therapy evaluation will be held online via Zoom to go over applicable questionnaires and measures Dr. Emily uses to understand where you are in your health journey. This will be a 30 minute meeting to discuss your pertinent medical history, lifestyle choices, personal goals, questionnaires, and outcome measures.

The second part of your initial assessment will be in person (or virtual if you choose), and will focus on the movement portion of the evaluation.

After the evaluation, you can expect Dr. Emily to provide education on your condition within her scope of practice,  and build a program based on your goals and to get you back to doing what you love. Your program will be sustainable, enjoyable, and effective. 

What is Dr. Emily's physical therapy experience?

Dr. Emily has been a physical therapist for nearly 10 years. She practices physical therapy salt lake city. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and then completed her DPT at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) in 2012. Dr. Emily has always sought to treat each client as a person FIRST. She is passionate about providing a whole-person approach to physical therapy. 

Dr. Emily has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home and community based care, and outpatient orthopedic settings. This diversity of experience gives her a better understanding of each person's recovery journey--that it can have it's ups and downs, and it affects not only the person with the injury or disability, but it affects their relationship with themselves, others, and social roles. 

**This service is offered in-person and virtually to clients within the state of Utah, as well as in a client's home with additional fee.