"Restoring Mindful Movement"
About Boutique Physio.
Boutique Physio may be a new name in St. Louis, but founder Joanne Macza, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CKTP is a familiar face to the community. With over 25 years of experience, including managing the city's top-rated physical therapy clinic for the past three years, Joanne's new practice is the next step in her commitment to providing the highest quality manual-based physical therapy in a nurturing and serene environment.
Joanne's passion for patient-centered care led her to start Boutique Physio, where she can focus on identifying and treating the root cause of each patient's issue, rather than just addressing their symptoms. She believes in providing one-on-one attention to each patient to ensure they receive the personalized care they deserve.
Starting her own practice has given Joanne the opportunity to continue providing her patients with the exceptional service and commitment that have earned her a reputation as one of the best physical therapists in the region. At Boutique Physio, you'll receive care from a highly experienced and compassionate team dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
At Boutique Physio, we pride ourselves on providing personalized care that is centered around the needs of our patients. We understand that every person is unique, and that's why our approach to treatment is comprehensive and tailored specifically to you.
Our team of experts utilize specialized manual therapy techniques and take a whole-body approach to identify the root cause of your pain or dysfunction. By combining mechanical mobilization, neuromuscular facilitation, and motor movement retraining, we work with you to enhance your coordination and maximize your strength, optimizing your mechanics for more efficient movement.
At Boutique Physio, we believe that personalized care and attention is key to achieving your health and wellness goals. Let us help you on your journey to better health and wellness with our patient-centered approach to physical therapy.
At our practice, we take a comprehensive approach to physical therapy that goes beyond just exercise. We specialize in a hands-on manual approach that restores joint movement and retrains your body's movement patterns using specific activation exercises to maximize automatic reinforcement.
Our method starts with enhancing your mechanics to achieve proper core activation. The core acts as a battery for stabilizing the body, and we make sure to reactivate and replenish it frequently during the retraining phase, especially when there's an injury or dysfunction, or when you've hit a plateau in your training.
We begin the retraining process by manually correcting deficient movement patterns, then activate the core, and progress by engaging additional muscles in a coordinated manner to create an automated response.
What sets our approach apart is that we also incorporate psychological retraining, or "brain training," as part of our physical retraining process to achieve the mind-body connection that leads to long-term automatic efficiency. At Boutique Physio, we are committed to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals by providing personalized, patient-centered care that addresses the root cause of your pain or dysfunction.
Joanne Macza, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CKTP
Joanne earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy and Physical Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She has since been awarded the distinction of Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and gained certification in McKenzie Diagnostic Treatment (Cert. MDT), and was the clinic manager for Body Gears Physical Therapy in St. Louis for three years before opening Boutique Physio. Joanne is a Women’s Health Therapist, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). She is experienced with The Schroth Method for treating scoliosis as well as Functional Dry Needling. Joanne has 13 years of experience treating Broadway performers in New York and is skilled at integrating Yoga and Pilates movements with manual therapy. Joanne is also the Food Outreach National Charity League Liaison since 2018.
Photography by Carly Vanderheyden
Adriana Saladrigas PT, DPT, ocs, faaompt
Manual orthopedic fellow
Dr. Adriana Saladrigas is a highly skilled physical therapist who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Boutique Physio. She obtained her bachelor's degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri. From there she completed a prestigious manual therapy fellowship and became a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Dr. Adriana excels in employing specialized techniques to optimize joint movement and retrain the body's mechanics in order to promote proper movement patterns. Her commitment to excellence is further exemplified by her esteemed status as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). With less than 1% of licensed physical therapists being Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Adriana is truly part of an elite group. With her extensive manual skills and comprehensive movement knowledge, Adriana is dedicated to delivering personalized care to her patients, helping them achieve their health and wellness goals. Adriana has a strong background in orthopedic treatment/rehab and her skill set extends to treatment of vestibular disorders, balance recovery, neuro disorders, sports medicine injuries and sports performance rehab and training.
Alongside her clinical pursuits, she is passionate about fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare. Outside of the clinic, Adriana enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and cherishing moments with her loved ones. Her exceptional manual therapy skills and commitment to patient-centered care make her a valuable asset to the Boutique Physio team.
Nicholas Tanner PT, DPT
Nick began pursuing his passion for physical therapy at Clemson University, in South Carolina where he received his B.S. degree in biological sciences with a minor in psychology. Nick worked 3 years as a physical therapy technician, under the direction of Joanne Macza, and as a personal trainer at Catalyst Strength and Functional Nutrition Center, prior to receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, in Miami, Florida. Nick has a strong background in orthopedic treatment and rehab and is highly skilled in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. His most recent clinical experience focused on working with high level athletes suffering from concussions and various orthopedic based injuries. His skill set extends to treatment of vestibular disorders, balance recovery, neuro disorders such as CVA, Parkinson’s, and CP, and sports medicine related injuries.
Nick is also in the process of pursuing his certification as a Certified Schroth Scoliosis Physical Therapy specializing in treating both adult and adolescent patients with scoliosis.
Nick’s skill set also allows him to excel in treating the whole body and patients of all ages who may suffer from TMJ issues, foot/ankle issues, vestibular, back, shoulder, post-op surgical, and patients suffering with complex pain.
Full Pilates Certified Teacher & Trainer
Since 1995, Ellen Hinkebein has been teaching exercise. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from University Missouri Saint Louis. In 2005, Ellen completed hundreds of hours of self-practice, observation, and practice teaching to receive her full certification in Pilates. Since then, she has been committed to further her knowledge in Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Psychology, and Postural Patterns. Ellen specializes in therapeutic movement for scoliosis, osteoporosis, prenatal/postpartum, and chronic pain. Ellen's creative and personal approach gets positive results very quickly. When Ellen isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
What we treat.
Orthopedic and Sports-Related Injuries
Women’s Health, Prenatal and Postpartum
Sport Movement Enhancement and Efficiency
(all services are one-on-one)
30 minutes - $85.00
60 minutes - $160.00
House Call - $250.00
30 minutes - $75.00
60 minutes -$140.00
House Call - $200.00
30 minutes - $75.00
60 minutes -$140.00
House Call - $200.00
Virtual Sessions Are Available at Prices listed
physio restorative training Packages
(Separate program offered by
Nick or Adriana only)
4 pack - $400 ($100 per session)
8 pack - $760 ($95 per session)
12 pack - $1080 ($90 per session)
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909 Purdue Ave, University City, MO 63130