We focus on root cause medicine, an all encompassing way of healing.
We solve and prevent health and movement problems by rediscovering your body’s natural ability to heal and move.
By unlocking these patterns within your body you can move more freely and naturally. We can empower you with the right information for a healthy lifestyle and support you on your healing from the inside out.
Pregnancy & the Body
Position yourself for success BEFORE pregnancy. Dismantle all of the myths about pregnancy with a few simple lifestyle habits. Restore, re-vitalize and re-train your body to feel strong, balanced and optimize labor and delivery.
Dig into the root of chronic health problems including gut dysfunction, IBS, SIBO, skin problems, unexplained fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and stress. Learn how to find balance naturally and feel in control of your health.
Dr. Deanna Elliott realized she had a gift of helping people understand their own body and knew she wanted to become a healthcare provider. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2011 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Sonoma State in 2008.
Deanna has been utilizing a hands-on approach to help her clients heal since 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings in the Physical Therapy world both in Oregon and Wyoming including Neuro Rehabilitation, Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Home Facilities, Home Health, Orthopedics and School-based programs.
In 2018 she started Centered Physical Therapy & Wellness, where Physical Therapy is integrated in a holistic manner to help heal the body at the root of its problem. Deanna is Postural Restoration Certified Practitioner, where she is formally trained through the Postural Restoration Institute. This technique helps you re-pattern your nervous system and address pain globally in order to get down to the root cause of the issue.
She furthered her education in order to provide a Functional Medicine approach to her clients through a licensed program with the Institute for Functional Medicine. This approach allows Deanna to address the root cause issues her clients struggle with and fine-tune their gut health. Deanna loves working with postpartum women, as she has struggled and recovered from her own physical and health issues after her 2 young daughters.
Stress is an over-active nervous system. An overactive system means physical stress, mental stress and nutritional stress.
In order to create a safe place for your body to heal, your brain needs to feel safe. In order to feel safe, we must be able to…
Shift over to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest)
Eliminate soft tissue restrictions (created by years of compensation)
Improve airflow within our natural chambers of our body
Reduce inflammatory choices with our food
These four things are the foundation of what the Centered Physical Therapy & Wellness LLC views as health. Root cause medicine is the future and our focus is to create an individualized program for each client so they can truly begin to heal.
“Working with Deanna for one month has helped me maintain mobility, reduce pain, and learn how to help myself get through the day. I can not adequately describe the difference her approach to therapy has had on my life.
I am recovering from a significant traumatic injury that has left me with significant mobility challenges. To have a physical therapist change the dialogue I am having with my healing nerves and muscles is nothing short of miraculous. If you find that you have done the work with traditional therapy and are less than satisfied with the results, call her for an evaluation. If you have not done therapy because you are unsure if your body can do it, have a chat with Deanna.
Her approach is simple, approachable, and she will meet you where you are in your recovery and put a reasonable plan for progress. Highly recommended. And I am a healthcare provider with years of experience as well as a client.”
“Finally!! Relief from pain! After only 2 sessions with Deanna and her “whole body” approach I was given the tools to heal from decades of suffering! I now have hope for a pain free future…. Thank You Deanna.”
“I could not be more pleased with Deanna! She is super personable and easy to talk to as well as ask questions. After one appointment I felt so much better already and love and appreciate that she teaches the skills to help heal my own body!”
“An answer to prayer! I have had back pain for 28 years that all other physicians were unable to remedy. Many chiropractic visits and 12 years of HEAVY medications. Dr. Deanna has in just a few weeks relieved most of my pain and my range of motion is improving greatly. She is teaching me how to sit, stand, move and breathe correctly - all of which were causing my pain. If only other Drs would have known what she knows would have saved me 2 decades and at least 75k . I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Deanna.”
“I am very excited to write this review for Deanna. I am 69 years old and have had aches and pain in my neck, neck and shoulders off and on for many years. I have depended on Chiropractic treatments on a regular basis, and have known my issues were aggravated and perpetuated by postural compensation patterns. After several sessions with Deanna, and doing the simple exercises she gave me, I am noticing changes I wasn’t able to experience with other ways of working to correct the imbalances. My core feels stronger which affects my joints and my sense of balance, not to mention less tension and discomfort in my neck and shoulders! Thank you Deanna!!!”
“I’m seeing Deanna to help me with my current triplet pregnancy. After one session I already feel SO MUCH better! I can’t wait to continue to see her and reap all the benefits of her knowledge and expertise. Deanna is caring and compassionate. I felt very well cared for the entire session. I highly recommend her. I’ve never gotten so much out of one session!”
“After a work-related injury, I was successfully treated by Deanna. Not only did she treat the injury but helped me understand other issues involving my posture. She cared about my problems and had my overall best interest in mind. I was able to avoid shoulder surgery and continue to do the exercises she showed me. She’s professional, friendly and thorough (warning: she also expected me to do my part!) I highly recommend Deanna to family and friends who may think surgery is the only option.”
We focus on stress management and mindful movements
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Is it possible that breathing can impact the position and movement of a developing baby? The answer is YES. Inside our “core” there is an abdominal cylinder that helps us regulate our internal pressure. If that pressure becomes too great in one or more directions,...