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A body-mind approach to physical therapy treatment....

because your mind is in a body and your body has a mind

At Integrative Physical Therapy (IPT), a body-mind, whole person approach to physical therapy for persistent pain, pelvic health / pelvic floor and orthopedic conditions is taken. State of the art physical therapy techniques, such as advanced manual therapy, body mechanics training, mindfulness and breathing, and therapeutic exercise, are used to address the “body” aspect of your problem. Most physical therapy intervention stops there. However, we recognize that is often only half of the equation. At IPT, these techniques are applied within a psychologically informed approach that centers around active listening and goal setting, as well as learning the science of what happens when we have pain. Personalized, concrete strategies for pain management are given with the goal of returning to your fullest life.

We welcome all clients regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and ability*.

It is our intention to provide inclusive, gender affirming, and trauma-informed environment for care. 

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a picture of a woman receiving physical therapy for chronic pain
A picture of a Michelle Downing PT performing physical therapy

Treatment with Dr. Michelle Downing (she/her) is

available for the following conditions:

  • Orthopedic problems (pain and injury)

    • low back, neck, sacroiliac joint

    • shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand

    • hip, ankle, knee

    • pelvic and spinal instability

    • post operative care

  • Pelvic health and pelvic floor related conditions

    • pelvic floor pain

    • urinary and fecal incontinence

    • pelvic organ prolapse

    • constipation

    • sexual dysfunction

    • pre and post-operative care for gender affirming surgeries

  • Prenatal and postnatal care

    • pelvic floor rehabilitation

    • diastasis recti

    • return to daily life or sport

  • Persistent pain conditions

    • fibromyalgia

    • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

    • any pain which lasts longer than normal tissue healing or has not fully recovered with traditional physical therapy techniques

  • Nerve pain and nerve disorders

    • herniated cervical or lumbar disc

    • nerve crush injury

    • other nerve pain

*Telephone translation services are available if English is not your primary language.



Integrative Physical Therapy

305 St. Paul St. Suite 321

Burlington, VT

Tel (802)557-1349

Fax (802) 321-5382


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