Heather Carr, DPT, NTP, PRC, MTC, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Postural Restoration Certified, Manual Therapy Certification, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Through her 15 years of practice, Dr. Heather Carr has developed specialties in orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation. She believes expertise in each area reinforces the other and cross application strengthens her ability to provide high quality care. In 2008, she became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). In 2007, she earned her Certification in Manual Therapy (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine. Her “hands-on” skills are eclectic including, but not limited to, trigger point dry needling, myofascial mobilization and decompression using manual and cupping techniques, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Heather combines these manual treatments with specific postural restoration training depending on the needs of the individual.
In 2011, Heather decided to open up her own practice due to frustrations from working in traditional outpatient Physical Therapy clinics. She found the productivity pressures in these settings did not allow her to give optimal care for her patients. She believes that providing adequate time for her patient's needs delivered in a personalized 1:1 setting is essential for individuals to reach their therapy goals. The name of her practice, "One to One Physical Therapy," was chosen to express the nature of the services she provides. Access and continuity of One to One’s highly integrative care and customer service creates an excellent platform for successful patient-oriented outcomes.
In October, 2013 Heather took her first course, Postural Respiration, through the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). Since then, she has taken 17 courses through the institute and became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) in 2015. Heather believes that the PRI approach provides a strong comprehensive method and theoretical framework that enables her to integrate all of her eclectic training and skills together.
In 2015, Heather completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification program through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) fueled by her strong belief in the importance of proper nutrition to holistically address her patients’ needs. The approach of this program uses principles of balanced whole food nutrition while respecting bio-individuality. The works of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis Pottenger, MD, Melvin Page, DDS, and Royal Lee, DDS are a foundation of the NTA's philosophy. Over the course of 2015, she has written a number of nutrition based articles. These articles may be accessed on her blog: http://heathercarrdpt.com
In 2016 Heather became certified in a sound modality called biofield tuning. The human body exhibits numerous interacting biofields (Rubik et al. 2015), (Kefatos et al. 2015), (Hammerschlag et al. 2015) which influence our physiological balance and regulation. Through the application of coherent sound, it is possible to facilitate improved physical function and health. Since learning this technique, Heather has done around 1000 sound treatments with exciting and at times incredible results. She has discovered working with sound at the level of an individual’s biofield has allowed certain patients to reach their physical goals which previously were unattainable.
Noelle Ekonomou, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Noelle Ekonomou attended the accelerated 6-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Saint Louis University and has received extensive training in both orthopedic, neurologic and acute rehabilitation. Noelle is passionate about helping others pursue their overall health and wellness goals and believes in providing the highest quality of care. With an integrated, whole-body rehabilitation model, Noelle uses extensive evaluation, examination and treatment procedures. She deeply explores the root cause of her patients’ injuries — considering musculoskeletal, vestibular, vision, neurologic and cardiopulmonary systems.
Noelle attends continuing education courses to advance her skills, with special interests in manual therapy (including muscle energy, myofascial release and joint mobilizations) and Postural Restoration (PRI). Noelle’s special interest in PRI began in 2014 and has received extensive training and mentorship from Postural Restoration Certified therapists. She yearns to achieve advanced certifications in Postural Restoration, manual therapy, and become a board certified orthopedic specialist.
Noelle also completed Saint Louis University’s Sports Physical Therapy seminar and worked with Division 1 athletes. She studied running analysis, overhead athletes, functional movement systems, strength and conditioning, athletic taping and concussion management. Noelle believes in developing individualized treatment approaches by incorporating different philosophies.
In her personal time, Noelle enjoys doing anything active, including hiking, bicycling, long distance running, yoga and exploring the city!