InMotion Physical Therapy
IMPT therapists help individuals to eliminate pain, restore function, and recovery from injury. We offer experienced and research based interventions to provide you with an optimal outcome. As skilled professionals, we believe in a hands-on approach provided by our licensed therapists to maximize safety and progress. A referral from your doctor will get you started.
Not sure if Physical Therapy is right for you?
Call our office within Legacy Health for a free phone consultation at 208-522-2591.
Unsure if your condition will benefit from physical therapy?
Schedule a free consultation and tour with one of our licensed therapists.
The IMPT Team
From a young age Jote has had a passion for people and health care. His training in physical therapy began at age 17 when he worked as a therapy tech during his years at Skyline High School. Jote spent two years in Venezuela, where he learned to speak Spanish and attended the International school Bella Vista. He continued his education at BYU-Idaho receiving a Business Management degree and completing the Pre-Physical Therapy Program. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Idaho State University and graduated in 2011.
Jote specializes in outpatient care concerning pain, injury, surgery recovery, weakness, fatigue, and muscular imbalances. He also provides home health care to those in need. Jote seeks to establish an individual treatment program for each patient, and carefully assess and cares for every need. Jote seeks to keep his knowledge and practice up to date by continually taking courses each year and advancing his education and techniques.
Jote and his wife, Kira, have three exceptional children who enjoy spending time with their dad above all else. Much of this time is spent on the basketball court. Off the court, Jote and his family love to be outdoors running, hiking or biking. He has raced in several triathlons, marathons and a half iron man. If you’re wanting to increase your abilities and feel better, or recover from an injury, come see Jote at InMotion Physical Therapy where you are sure to have a positive experience and outcome.
Tristan was raised on a farm in the central Idaho mountains where he gained a love for an active lifestyle. Getting life fulfillment from being able to participate in social activities, lifetime sports, and outdoor hobbies led him to a career where he could help others return to hobbies and social activities that they love. Tristan received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, and went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy locally at Idaho State University. There he participated in affiliations in areas including; orthopedic surgical aftercare, pediatrics, and wound care and rehabilitation in San Diego Regional Burn Center. He is dedicated to helping with recovery from surgery/injury, and meeting patients’ personal goals for improving quality of life by assisting in returning to activities important to them.
Monica is native to East Idaho. She graduated from Firth High School and from then, Idaho State University in 1998 with an Associates of Applied Science degree from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Monica has over 20 years of experience with half spent in the field of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and the other half in home health care.
Monica enjoys staying involved in the advancement of the physical therapy profession and has served on many committees for the Federation State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), including the Pass Point Study in 2002, Item Writing and Advanced Item Writing from 2003-2005. These committees are responsible for developing questions for the National Licensure Exam. Monica served on a PTA Task force in 2005-2006, and the Education Committee from 2010-2013 and was awarded with the Outstanding Service Award for her work for the FSBPT.
Monica was appointed by the governor of Idaho to the Physical Therapy Board for the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensure from 2006-2014 and was given a commendation from the governor in 2014 for her service for those years served on the board. Monica takes every opportunity to advance her knowledge and therapy skills and attends many continuing education courses every year. Most recently, Monica has taken several orthopedic rehabilitation courses as well as kinesiotape and manual therapy techniques courses.
Monica has 3 girls and 1 step son and loves to travel with her family, especially to places near the ocean where she loves to scuba dive. In her spare time, Monica loves to play tennis with her husband and her friends, and has most recently started hiking, which allows her to enjoy all of the beauty Idaho has to offer.
What people are saying about IMPT
Chronic pain of the neck or back can make life miserable. Many times, this pain can be reduced or eliminated by a trained practitioner or physical therapist. For physical therapy in Idaho Falls, InMotion is your best option.
Chiropractic physiotherapy is the therapeutic application of forces and substances that induce a physiologic response and that uses and/or allows the body’s natural processes to return to a more normal state of health.
Physiotherapy techniques can be used in preparation for a chiropractic adjustment. This can help improve your function and minimize your pain, among other benefits. These techniques may be used before your adjustment to help you relax and condition tissues. They are also helpful following a visit to relieve any pain or just help maintain the progress made during the treatment. The functions that may be improved with the use of physiological therapeutics include strength, physiologic elasticity, physical elasticity and coordination.
Some physiological therapeutic measures that are often utilized in physical therapy:
- Heat and cold. Your therapist may use both heat and ice therapy for a patients back pain. Using ice for 10-15 minutes can numb the back. Then, using heat on the area can restore the blood flow and help speed up the healing process.
- Exercise. Part of the treatment program may include instructions for an exercise regimen that is designed to stretch and strengthen the back.
- Massage. Our wonderful team of therapists can use massage on the soft tissues to improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation associated with the back pain, and encourage quicker healing.
- Dietary management. Some patients may see the benefits of a change in their diet. Some may be recommended to use dietary supplements after spinal manipulation.
- Ultrasound. Sound waves create deep heat therapy that is applied to the soft tissues and joints. This is like a mini massage for the soft tissues and joints. This may be used to help reduce back pain, stiffness, and spasms – in addition to increasing blood flow and accelerating the healing process.
- Diathermy. This is a form of shortwave, electro-magnetic therapy that passes the softer tissues and provides heat to denser tissues. It relaxes the muscles and connective tissues, decreases muscle spasms, and accelerates the healing process by increasing circulation.
- Hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is a method that focuses on the how the body reacts to hot and cold. Generally, this is done with water and a variety of temperatures and pressures using hot baths, whirlpools, saunas or wraps. This may be done to reduce the sensitivity of back pain through cold to the pain followed by the use of heat to promote blood flow and faster healing.
- Electrical muscle stimulation. During this form of therapy, electrodes (placed on the skin) send light electrical pulses throughout the body to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms and back pain.
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS). TENS features electrodes that are placed over the painful area with the user having the power to control the intensity of electrical stimulation. With TENS, the goal is to help block the transmission of pain signals along the nerves and to release endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller.
- Traction. During a traction massage, the patient is lying face up while a system of rollers move along the back as it stretches and massages the back muscles.
- Infrared radiation. A thermal camera may be used to image colored hues indicating the blood flow in the back. Infrared radiation may be used to differentiate normal temperature changes from abnormal differences and to assess underlying conditions that are causing back pain.
- Cold laser therapy. Particles of energy are carried in a laser and absorbed by the cell membrane’s photo receptors after penetrating the skin surface. The light energy is then converted into biochemical energy which powers a biological process that helps to decrease swelling, reduce pain and inflammation and improve circulation.
- Ergonomics. Patients may be advised to make some changes in their home or work life. Making a change to their work station, for example, can be helpful. Or, for some, it may be as simple as giving up a hobby that is irritating the condition.
- Pelvic stabilization. When leg-length deficiency, flat feet and/or subtalar instability are present, the physical therapist may decide to place a small heel lift in the shoe on the short leg side and/or prescribe corrective arch supports to help stabilize the pelvis.
- Patient education. Depending on the individual patient, a variety of lifestyle modifications, including diet and nutritional programs, self-care and coping strategies, may be recommended.
These methods may or may not be utilized by the physical therapist or chiropractor in the course of a patient’s case management depending upon their specific needs.