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Do I need a referral?

Arizona is a direct access state and Oneness doesn't require referrals. You can schedule an initial consultation, even if you don't have an "injury" to report. We're here to ease your pain, no matter the cause. Whether or not you were referred, we maintain in-depth patient records after each session that we can share with you and your approved doctors. If you are submitting to insurance, you may want to check with your insurance provider to see if they require a referral. 

What should I expect?

You'll be greeted at the door of the studio, usually by me. Oneness PT is located inside a beautiful Pilates studio in Gaslight Square in the Arcadia region of Phoenix. Together, we will determine your main concerns and goals for physical therapy and come with a plan to get there. This will include a full evaluation that will include active range of motion, strength testing and specific tests to determine your cause of injury. You'll leave feeling refreshed and on the road to recovery with a doable plan of action to reach your goals. In the center, you have access to a waiting area and restroom. Parking is plentiful and available in the front or back of the studio. 

How often will I need to be seen? 

The number of sessions you'll need is dependent upon your injury and rate of recovery. We'll work with your schedule to create a doable timeline that will minimize your pain quickly and get you back in motion in no time. Clients often choose to come in more regularly, as they see faster results in the studio than alone. 

Do you take insurance?

Onness PT is a fee for service facility and does not accept health insurance. However, we will provide you with all receipts and paperwork to submit the claim yourself, if you choose. You can determine this rate by calling your insurance company and asking what your "out of network" benefits are for physical therapy. 

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One Life. One Body. One Practice. 

Oneness Physical Therapy and Pilates is a privately owned and operated outpatient clinic dedicated to providing integrative physical therapy to clients.  

My goal is to invite you to feel and be present within your body, and create the experience to allow you to create change from the inside out. 

We will begin with a comprehensive history of your current situation including your stress levels, joy levels and how well you are sleeping. We will do a complete assessment of your body, and find very specific ways to get you back to the life you choose. 

One life. One body. One Practice. 

Welcome. 

Meet Amisha

I'm so glad you found me online-it means you are searching for a different way of healthcare. ​  

Oneness Physical Therapy was designed for you if:  

* you've seen multiple other physical therapists and not gotten the results you want  

* you are tired of seeing an actual physical therapist for only 15 minutes of your hour long visit  

* you've felt like a number in the past and not a person  

* you're wondering why your mind and body haven't been connected with therapy  

*you've had an injury in one area and are quite sure its another area causing the pain  

* you had a baby and your body hasn't felt quite right since then  

Since the moment I entered the physical therapy field over 19 years ago, I knew there had to be a way to connect the mind and body to heal faster and more efficiently. After all, you can do theraband exercises all day and not feel better if you don't think they are going to make a difference.  

Utilizing the mindfulness of yoga and the concentration of pilates along with manual therapy has been the key for my clients. We talk about lifestyle, sleep, stress and all areas of your body, not just the area that is bothering you. Its a holistic assessment from multiple vantage points.  

Oneness Physical Therapy private sessions are one hour in length with me, the entire time. We talk about and work on your concerns each and every time.  

Clients get the results they want :

Faster  

More Effectively  

With Ease  

I only take a specific number of clients each month. Once you are a client, I'm a 100% committed to helping you achieve your goals and become part of your team.  

My background: I have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University. I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. My yoga certification is through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute and Pilates training is through both Physical Mind and through Polestar. I grew up in the Ayurvedic tradition and have had consistent education in this tradition and often incorporate it into our sessions. 

I regularly practice, meditation, yoga and pilates and firmly believe in transforming your body through meditation, movement and mindset.  

We are always moving, we get to choose our direction through our practices. 

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WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY? 

Integrative physical therapy assesses your entire lifestyle along with your physical body. You'll be asked questions about your stress level, your joy level, your sleep habits and how it all integrates with your injury. 

It's all connected and once we begin the mind-body connection to healing, recovery truly begins. 

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Meet Amisha.

The founder of Oneness Physical Therapy and Pilates, Amisha is dedicated to the wellness of each and every person who walks through the door. Oneness PT was was opened in 2013 to be a comprehensive and comfortable environment for people of all ages to address their concerns and move forward to live the lives that have envisioned for themselves. 

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Integrative Physical Therapy Works!

“Amisha is one of the best Physical Therapists I have had the pleasure of working with. As a sports medicine physician, I would highly recommend her for anyone needing rehab from injury or surgery." 

Jenny Sanders, DPM

Ready to create change? 

Change is created by small practices that create your day. This includes exercise, however, it also includes your self talk, sleep habits, screen habits and how you are taking care of yourself throughout the day. If you're ready to try an integrative approach to physical therapy--I can't wait to hear from you !

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Testimonials

“Amisha is one of the best Physical Therapists I have had the pleasure of working with. As a sports medicine physician, I would highly recommend her for anyone needing rehab from injury or surgery." 

- Jenny Sanders, DPM


“Amisha is an outstanding physical therapist and has helped many of my patients achieve beyond satisfactory pain relief. She works well with others and has an excellent grasp of spine and sports specific therapy. Her methods are extremely effective in not only alleviating pain but making our patients more functional. ”

- Harvinder Deogun, MD Interventional Physiatrist

“Amisha is a detailed oriented therapist with a very keen eye. Her approach to the body as a physical therapist is very effective. As a pilates instructor, I am very particular about the physical therapists that I trust but Amisha is very high on my list. I strongly recommend her."

- Ruthanne Rodriquez, Pilates Instructor


“I can't say enough positive things about Amisha as a clinician as well as an educator. She and I were colleagues while doing our residency to specialize in manual therapy. She was very conscientious in her studies and an excellent resource for constructive feedback on our manual techniques during our practice sessions- Amisha is a natural teacher. It made sense that she went on to accept a position teaching physical therapy at A.T. Still university. Another thing that stands out about Amisha is the level of compassion and care she has for her patients. She is always either taking continuing education courses or obtaining a certification credential in order to improve patient outcomes and has become a spine specialist in her area. I would recommend Amisha without hesitation to anyone in need of a highly trained, caring and knowledgeable physical therapist.”

-Victorial Liu, PT Owner of Ironhorse PT and Pilates

“I was under Amisha's care for a lower back problem. Under Amisha's excellent care and tutelage, my back became stronger and eventually, pain free. Few physical therapists have hands that can sense every nuance of your body's muscles, tendons, bone structure, etc. Amisha was sensitive to my body's needs and knew just how to apply her skills so I became healthier. I always felt better after her treatments. What a shame to see her move away from my area or I would be still her client so she could help me maintain my body's health.”

-Beate, happy client

“I worked with Amisha in San Francisco. I had a real bad back and she just helped me get a healthy back and showed me so many ways to keep my self out of trouble. Amisha is amazing. She knows the back so well. Best PT and results I have ever had ! ”

-Terese, happy client

“Aside from being very personable, Amisha is a skilled expert in the field of physical therapy. I have taken pilates lessons from Amisha as well to strengthen my core muscles and improve muscle tone. I had back pain before coming to Amisha for pilates strength training. Within 4 sessions my back pain ceased and it's been nearly two years and I do not have back pain. As a physical therapist, Amisha is cognizant of the daily tribulations we put our bodies through by computer work or an exercise regime. She applies this vast knowledge of physcial therapy to pilates. I also appreciate the fact that she is consistently updating her skills, knowledge and expertise by taking courses specific to her field. I give Amisha an "excellence" because she strives for the best results and is also alot of fun! ”

-Judy, happy client

“You're Simply Not Going to Find Anyone Better ! Period !”

-Les, happy client

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It's Time for a Reset

Living mindfully in today’s fast paced world can be a challenge. There are days where we rush from item to item on our to-do list and fall into bed exhausted, depleted and with our minds racing. We wake up to our phones and emails and get to work, school or just get busy doing what we do.  

We know it would be ideal to slow down and do the whole “breathing and meditation thing” but we don’t have time!  

What if, there was a way to change your perception of time and your your feeling of there not being enough time?  

Would you take the chance to change?  


Mamas and Bootcamps

This topic has come up within in my professional and personal world several times in the past couple weeks. The question is usually " Should I go to bootcamp for moms so I can get back in shape?" This is a class that usually involves walking/cardio/pushups/planks/abdominal exercises as well as general advice on getting back into shape. This type of class also usually incorporates baby into the exercises and provides community for new moms. My polite answer is: it depends. What does that mean?  

5 Steps You Can Take To Know if You are Ready:

1. Be cleared by your medical professional to return to normal activities (often times this is your OBGYN) 2. Assess yourself for a diastasis recti. Are you able to do an mini abdominal crunch without a separation of rectus abdominus? 3. Check your body, are you painfree in your low back? Are you free of numbness or tingling in your legs? Pain is a symptom that something is not right and its your body's way of telling you to address it. 4. Do you have your active range of motion back from pregnancy and delivery? Are you able to bend forward and backward without pain or stiffness? 5. Do you have the energy to put into a class? Self care after a new baby is so important for mamas, rest, alone time, nourishing food and community.

 Did you answer no to any of the questions?

Is Low Back Pain Part of Getting Older? 

Overheard walking out of 24 hour fitness this month: " I have low back pain too, its part of getting older. You just have to power through it and keep moving, that is the only the way to live".

 These two ladies were in their 60s and walking out of a senior fitness class at the gym. While I applaud these women for staying active and participating in classes, I absolutely disagree that low back pain "is what happens when you get older and you must live with it".  

You do not have to live with low back pain! Not everyone gets low back pain as they age. What's the secret of living without pain? Small, daily movements that build your strength and endurance cumulatively. Providing your body and your brain with pain-free positive movements to enable you to get to the bigger goals of movement. 

5 Ways to Improve Your Workstation

Posture is vitally important for your well-being and your body. If you sit at a computer most of the day, its extra important for your workstation to be adjusted properly for you.  

Suggestions to identify if your workstation is set up correctly: * Raise and lower your chair until your keyboard is at elbow height * Hold your wrists in a straight or neutral posture while typing * Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest, with knees about 90 degrees bent * Adjust the height of the monitor so that the top of the screen is just under eye level. * Take frequent stretching breaks, I recommend one an hour for 2-3 minutes.  

 Many short breaks are much better for your body than a few longer breaks.  

Get up and move around your desk, to the printer or go get some water, just move!  

If you have the space, keep a yoga mat or foam roller at your desk for quick stretch breaks.  

Still having pain and want to get it assessed?

Activating Your Vagus Nerve

Do you know what your vagus nerve does?  

Vagus is Latin for wandering and this cranial nerve starts at the brain stem and goes down into the stomach and intestines, innervates the heart and lungs, and affects the throat, ears and tongue. . The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system which is considered your “rest and digest” system. Your other system is the sympathetic nervous system which is considered your “fight or flight “ system.  

Activation of this nerve keeps your immune system in check and promotes decreased anxiety and feelings of relaxation.  

Here are 5 Ways to Activate your Vagus nerve:  

1. Conscious deep breathing.  

 *Taking in a deep breath through the nose, holding for 5-6 seconds, and then exhaling it out for a count of 10. Try this for 6-10 breaths and notice how you feel.  

2. Cold decreases your sympathetic (fight or flight) system, and increases your parasympathetic (rest and digest) system response. Cold exposure activates the vagus nerve. Ways to gradually increase your cold exposure: *Splash cold water on your face a few times a day shower 💦 * Take cold showers 1-3x per day 🚿 * Try a cold plunge  


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It's Time for a Reset

Amisha Klawonn, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, PYT

It's time for a reset

Living mindfully in today’s fast paced world can be a challenge. There are days where we rush from item to item on our to-do list and fall into bed exhausted, depleted and with our minds racing. We wake up to our phones and emails and get to work, school or just get busy doing what we do.  

We know it would be ideal to slow down and do the whole “breathing and meditation thing” but we don’t have time!  

What if, there was a way to change your perception of time and your your feeling of there not being enough time?  

Would you take the chance to change?  

Turns out the most people would prefer to do a boring mundane task or even shock themselves with an electric prod instead of sitting alone with their thoughts. (Wilson et al, 2014)  

Our nervous systems react to our breath and our pace of our daily life. And what was meant to be “fight or flight” back in the day man roamed the wilds and lived in accordance with nature has now turned into “fight or flight” when our phones buzz, that person cuts off in traffic or we get a tough phone call from a loved one. This chronic stress on our systems can lead to so much stress, anxiety, depression and pain. It’s time to take a RESET.  

There are a few ways to begin to allow your nervous system to go back to its peaceful “rest and digest” state.  

* Take some deep breaths—even a minute of deep breathing in and out through your nose can calm you down and allow your system a break * Get outside! Even if this is near a tree or a cactus or someone’s lawn. There is a peace that comes with getting outside in nature that affects your system in a relaxing way. * Try a guided meditation with an app: my favorites are Insight timer and Calm. Super easy, just plug in your headphones and listen. * Try a yoga class! Restorative yoga and yoga nidra and therapeutic yoga are all wonderful options to relax your system and give your mind a chance to wander.  

References: Wilson, TD, Reinhard DA, Westgate EC, et al. Just Think: The Challenges of the Disengaged Mind. Science, 04 July 2014, Vol 345, 6192, pp 75-77  

  

About the Author

Amisha Klawonn is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is a professionally trained in yoga, Pilates and Barre. She offers private one to one sessions in the Arcadia area of Phoenix, AZ. She also offers virtual coaching to anywhere the world and private yoga sessions. 

Mamas and Bootcamps

Amisha Klawonn, PT, DPT

Should I go to bootcamp after baby? 

This topic has come up within in my professional and personal world several times in the past couple weeks. The question is usually " Should I go to bootcamp for moms so I can get back in shape?" This is a class that usually involves walking/cardio/pushups/planks/abdominal exercises as well as general advice on getting back into shape. This type of class also usually incorporates baby into the exercises and provides community for new moms. My polite answer is: it depends. What does that mean?  

5 Steps You Can Take To Know if You are Ready:  

1. Be cleared by your medical professional to return to normal activities (often times this is your OBGYN) 2. Assess yourself for a diastasis recti. Are you able to do an mini abdominal crunch without a separation of rectus abdominus? 3. Check your body, are you painfree in your low back? Are you free of numbness or tingling in your legs? Pain is a symptom that something is not right and its your body's way of telling you to address it. 4. Do you have your active range of motion back from pregnancy and delivery? Are you able to bend forward and backward without pain or stiffness? 5. Do you have the energy to put into a class? Self care after a new baby is so important for mamas, rest, alone time, nourishing food and community.  

 Did you answer no to any of the questions?  

Alternative exercises to a bootcamp:  

 If you answered no to any of the above questions, you are not ready for bootcamp. 

What should you do instead?  

Graded exercise programs are the most comprehensive and gentle programs that you can do for your body postpartum. It takes time to reconnect with the pelvic floor musculature and the abdominals that were stretched to maximum capacity as you carried your beautiful baby. Imagery and pelvic floor specific exercises can be invaluable to regaining this inner strength that will lend itself to more challenging exercises in the future. Pilates based exercises incorporate imagery, core stabilization and lumbar movement in pain free ranges. Build yourself up from the inside out.  

Do you have a diastasis recti? Have it professionally assessed by a physical therapist that works with post-partum women. The PT will be able to guide you in exercises to help repair it.  

Do you have pain? Are you lacking full active range of motion of your spine? Set up an evaluation with a qualified healthcare professional. Often times the sacroiliac joint is affected after delivery and may be the reason for low back pain or radiating leg pain. The lumbar spine can also be affected after delivery and with lack of rest and nursing positions. A physical therapist can help you with posture, show you easier ways and mobilize/manipulate joints that may need it.  

Do you have energy? This is the most challenging of them all, because, who has energy with a new baby? Think about it in this light, are you able to meet your needs and your baby's needs right now in a comfortable way? You will get your body back, it may not happen at 6 weeks postpartum, or 4 months post-partum, but if you want it and are willing to take the steps for it, you will get it. Give yourself a break and take a nap, get your restorative rest and snuggle your little one. Sleep is a huge factor in fitness, and oftentimes dropping weight is very challenging if you are not getting enough sleep. Begin a gentle walking program with your baby, start by going around the block and work up your time to 20-30 minutes a day. Exercise should feel good, especially when you are just beginning a program post-pregnancy.  

Take care of yourself and your body post-baby and allow yourself to heal.  

Your body will thank you.  

Questions or comments?  

Email me at info@onenesspt.com  

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About the Author

Amisha Klawonn is a Board Certified Physical Therapist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is professionally trained in yoga and Pilates and Barre. She is an avid lover of movement and the teaching others the way to learn about body wisdom. 

Is Low Back Pain Part of Getting Older? 

Amisha Klawonn, PT, DPT

Low Back Pain and Aging

Overheard walking out of 24 hour fitness this month: " I have low back pain too, its part of getting older. You just have to power through it and keep moving, that is the only the way to live". These two ladies were in their 60s and walking out of a senior fitness class at the gym. While I applaud these women for staying active and participating in classes, I absolutely disagree that low back pain "is what happens when you get older and you must live with it".  

You do not have to live with low back pain! Not everyone gets low back pain as they age. What's the secret of living without pain? Small, daily movements that build your strength and endurance cumulatively. Providing your body and your brain with pain-free positive movements to enable you to get to the bigger goals of movement. For example, if your goal is to walk a 5K in 2015, you would want to start slowly and incrementally, walking 1/4 mile to start and ramping up slowly and gradually. Especially if you haven't done any walking at all in the past few months. If you went straight out and walked 5k without any training or building up to it, you are definitely risking injury and overloading your body.  

Powering through low back pain is setting yourself up for failure, every time you push through pain, you are creating neural pathways that set up fear and pain in your system. Pain is there for a reason, as a guide, that structures are being overloaded or taken to limits that they cannot handle. What if, you turned it around and focused on pain free movements, imagine making it through that entire 5K or aerobics class without any pain, what would that feel like for you? It is possible.  

There are small precise movements that you can begin with to start to teach your body where its pain-free places are. Awareness precedes all change, once you are aware, you can change it. Then you can start to add to load and gravity to these movements to strengthen your spinal muscles without pain. Anyone can do these exercises, whether you have had surgery, scoliosis or chronic pain for years. Now is the time to start. A physical therapist can evaluate where the best place is for you to start and move you through a program to get you to pain free movement.  

Are you ready to start your journey? Contact me to set up a time to talk to see if the Oneness Program is right for you. I take a limited number of clients each quarter, if you are ready, lets talk.  

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Shorten your recovery time, make the most of your resources, and maximize your ability to impact your health. It's time for integrative physical therapy. One on one sessions, focused on your recovery. 

About the Author

Amisha Klawonn is a Board Certified Physical Therapist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is professionally trained in yoga and Pilates and Barre. She is an avid lover of movement and the teaching others the way to learn about body wisdom. 

Activating the Vagus Nerve and Why it Matters

Amisha Klawonn, PT, DPT

Surefire ways of activating the Vagus nerve

Do you know what your vagus nerve does?  

Vagus is Latin for wandering and this cranial nerve starts at the brain stem and goes down into the stomach and intestines, innervates the heart and lungs, and affects the throat, ears and tongue. .  

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system which is considered your “rest and digest” system. Your other system is the sympathetic nervous system which is considered your “fight or flight “ system.  

Activation of this nerve keeps your immune system in check and promotes decreased anxiety and feelings of relaxation.  

Here are 5 Ways to activate your Vagus nerve:  

1. Conscious deep breathing.  

 *Taking in a deep breath through the nose, holding for 5-6 seconds, and then exhaling it out for a count of 10. Try this for 6-10 breaths and notice how you feel.  

2. Cold 

* Decreases your sympathetic (fight or flight) system, and increases your parasympathetic (rest and digest) system response. Cold exposure activates the vagus nerve. Ways to gradually increase your cold exposure: *Splash cold water on your face a few times a day shower 💦 * Take cold showers 1-3x per day 🚿 * Try a cold plunge  

3. Meditation

*There are many types of meditation available, however some types are more activating to the vagus nerve than others. Mindfulness meditation is attention to the present moment. Being aware of the what you are doing at this precise moment and bringing your breath and awareness to it as you are doing it. This means single tasking

Focusing on what you are doing at the moment and taking breaks for your mind and body. When you find yourself looking ahead to what’s coming up in your day, take a deep breath and bring yourself back to the moment. This will take practice and won’t happen overnight. 

Tip to try: Try setting a chime alarm on your phone each hour and notice what you are doing when it goes off. Bring yourself back to the moment each time.  

4. Yoga 

*activates the vagus nerve and can assist in turning on your parasympathetic system (the rest and calm system) 😴

It’s not any kind of yoga, it’s specifically taking deeper inhales and longer exhales. 

Try restorative yoga, breath work in your yoga practice and taking time in-between moves. Breathe through the transitions, that’s part of the work. It’s not getting to the end pose, it’s HOW you get there. 🤔  

5. Laughter! 😀  

Laughing has been shown to increase stimulation of the vagus nerve 🤣  

It also has many other health benefits such as brain function, cardiovascular health and increases endorphins. ❤️ Laughing has occasionally been associated with passing out (also related to vagal nerve stimulation). Go have a great laugh today! ✅  

Tips to Try: 

Watch a funny kitten video. 🐱 Listen to a comedian. 😁 Go out with friends. 👫  

I'd love to hear what you do and how it works for you!  

Want personalized help with your yoga and meditation routine?  

 Schedule an appointment with me at www.onenesspt.com.  

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Shorten your recovery time, make the most of your resources, and maximize your ability to impact your health. It's time for integrative physical therapy. One on one sessions, focused on your recovery. 

About the Author

Amisha Klawonn is a Board Certified Physical Therapist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is professionally trained in yoga and Pilates and Barre. She is an avid lover of movement and the teaching others the way to experience body wisdom. 

Oneness PT in the News


Amisha was featured in Voyage Phoenix Magazine

http://voyagephoenix.com/interview/meet-amisha-klawonn-oneness-physical-therapy-arcadia/?fbclid=IwAR0xdiTuo8UIrqGCLKZ0eDigp1SamR50pYYoMEV9xQ83OpsgltuI4fa7LZA


Article published in International Association of Yoga Therapy by authors: Klawonn, A., Kernan, D., Lysnkey J. 

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