"Restoring Mindful Movement"
About Boutique Physio.
Boutique Physio may be newly formed, but is certainly not new to the St Louis area. Boutique Physio is the next step of founder, Joanne Macza, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CKTP in her continued approach to combine the highest quality of manual based physical therapy to optimize one's mechanics of movement and activity in a nurturing and serene environment.
With 25 years of unprecedented experience, including the developing and managing of St Louis' number-one-rated Physical Therapy clinic for the past three years, a recent sell-out by corporate ownership to a hospital-based practice provided Joanne the opportunity to open her own practice.
Boutique Physio's core competency centers on identifying the root cause of a patient's issue to treat the source- and not just the symptoms- in a one-on-one patient-centered practice. Opening this practice has afforded Joanne the autonomy to continue to provide her patients with the highest level of service and commitment.
Boutique Physio is Patient-Centered and equates to a small company offering highly specialized services. Our treatment approach and philosophy is based on providing personalized manual therapy services as part of our comprehensive analysis of your whole body to identify the root cause of your pain, or your dysfunction, or whatever issue you feel is holding you back from achieving your health and wellness goals.
Our integrated treatment process melds evaluation and treatment whereby we combine mechanical mobilization, neuromuscular facilitation, and motor movement retraining. This means we help you enhance and use the correct coordination of muscles to maximize strength. This is what we mean by optimizing one’s mechanics for more efficient movement.
Our Physical Therapy Method is not just exercise. With our specialized manual approach, we mechanically restore joint movement in order to retrain your body’s movement patterns using specific activation exercises to maximize automatic reinforcement. This retraining process involves activating the correct muscles at the correct time in a sequence so that your body works automatically.
Our method begins with mechanical enhancement to properly achieve core activation. The core is like a battery for stabilization in the body which needs to be reactivated and replenished frequently during the retraining phase when there is an injury, dysfunction or when your training has plateaued in order to provide efficient coordinated movements which are required for functional and physical activity.
The retraining process begins with manually correcting deficient movement patterns, followed by activating the core, and then progressing by engaging additional muscles in a coordinated manner to create this automated response.
Our unique method also incorporates the critical component, psychological retraining “brain training” as part of our physical retraining process to achieve the mind-body connection which achieves long term automatic efficiency.
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
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.
Performance Therapy for Athletes
Educational Programming for Instructors (Personal Trainers, Yoga, and Pilates Instructors, Strength and Conditioning Coaches)
Schroth Method for Scoliosis and Spine Dysfunctions
Physio Restorative Training
(all services are one-on-one)
30 minutes - $85.00
60 minutes - $160.00
House Call - $250.00
physio restorative training Packages
4 pack - $400 ($100 per session)
8 pack - $760 ($95 per session)
12 pack - $1080 ($90 per session)
30 minutes - $75.00
60 minutes -$140.00
House Call - $200.00
Virtual Sessions Are Available at Prices listed
30-minute Complimentary Consults are available for new patients
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909 Purdue Ave, University City, MO 63130