Amy Skolaut, PT, MPT Physical Therapist
I am a Council Bluffs native who graduated from Creighton University with degrees in Psychology and Biology in 1994. I completed my Masters of Physical Therapy program in 1998 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. My physical therapy practice has led to work in vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction and treatment of the spine.
Physical health has always been an integral part of my lifestyle. Years of competitive swimming led to triathalons as an adult, and dance paved the way for pilates and core training and current position as a pilates instructor. Physical therapy study and practice was a natural progression.
I was drawn to the International Spine and Pain Institute principles which promotes manual therapy and education of the mind-body connection, specifically that of chronic pain. These principles have allowed me to provide my patients with current information and techniques to restore health and functional mobility.
Why Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists (PT) are experts in the way the body moves. They are an integral part of your care team at Think and work side by side with your doctor. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy use scientifically-based techniques to improve pain and function and prevent injury or disability, so that you can get moving at your personal best.
If you are looking for an alternative to surgery, pain medication, or if you notice changes in your strength, balance or walking ability, consider physical therapy.
PTs help restore motion, strength and endurance to improve your overall function and quality of life.
Some of the Conditions We Treat
Your PT will develop a treatment program for your individual needs and goals.Treatment may emphasize pain reduction, strengthening, flexibility, postural alignment, balance, gait and endurance training to manage movement problems associated with:
- Orthopedic conditions (like acute or chronic pain from arthritis, injury, or surgery)
- Neurological conditions (such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
- Cardiac or pulmonary conditions (heart attack, bypass surgery or COPD)
What can you expect from a Physical Therapist?
After careful examination, your PT will combine science with inspiration to teach you how to prevent or manage a health condition and help motivate you during your treatment so you can function optimally. Your PT will help you understand your body so you will achieve long-term health benefits.