"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 and Cystic Fibrosis NCL 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.
Hannah Wallis, PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Meet Dr. Hannah Wallis, a valued member of our Boutique Physio team. Holding a board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association, Hannah brings a wealth of expertise to our practice. Her journey into physical therapy was shaped by her athletic background, fostering a deep appreciation for movement and wellness. Hannah earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC), where she graduated with top honors, receiving the Order of the Golden Cane Award and Academic Honors.
Complementing her doctoral degree, Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology, specializing in Neuroscience, awarded by Providence College. Her professional experience spans a wide spectrum, from working with youth to professional athletes, sedentary to actively engaged adults, pre- and postpartum mothers, post-surgical patients, and individuals with neurological conditions. She most recently worked with professional athletes, including NFL, MLB, UFC, MLS, WSL, and Olympic athletes, specializing in rotational and overhead athletes. Specifically, she trained football players, including quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs, for the combine in preparation for the NFL draft.
What sets Hannah apart is her holistic approach to patient care. She seamlessly integrates manual therapy techniques, functional movement training, science-based exercise programs, and education on cultivating a healthy mindset. This comprehensive strategy empowers her patients, guiding them with confidence back to their chosen activities and wellness goals. At Boutique Physio, Hannah is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and expertise to support your journey to optimal health and well-being.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Erika Johnson is a dedicated Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) practicing at Boutique Physio, where she specializes in deep tissue, prenatal, sports massage myofascial manipulation, Dermo neuromodulation, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage. Her sessions are carefully personalized to meet the unique wellness goals of each individual, while ensuring that they feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing chronic pain, or simply looking to optimize your physical well-being, Erika's expertise and attention to detail will provide you with a personalized experience that is tailored to your specific needs.
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)
UPDATED PRICING AS OF JAN 1, 2024
30 minutes - $90.00
60 minutes - $180.00
House Call - $275.00
30 minutes - $80.00
60 minutes - $150.00
House Call - $225.00
30 minutes - $80.00
60 minutes - $150.00
House Call - $225.00
Virtual Sessions Are Available at Prices listed
physio restorative training Packages
(Separate program offered by
Adriana and Hannah only)
4 pack - $440 ($110 per session)
8 pack - $800 ($100 per session)
12 pack - $1140 ($95 per session)
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909 Purdue Ave, University City, MO 63130