Meet Two New Team IPT Members – Rachel and Katie!

Rachel K. Owen, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Lead Physical Therapy Aide Rachel has been support staff with Innovative Physical Therapy since 2015. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.  Rachel has diverse fitness experience as a Stand-Up Paddle Board instructor and … Continue reading “Meet Two New Team IPT Members – Rachel and Katie!”

Rachel K. Owen, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Lead Physical Therapy Aide

Rachel has been support staff with Innovative Physical Therapy since 2015. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.  Rachel has diverse fitness experience as a Stand-Up Paddle Board instructor and personal trainer to clients with a variety of functional fitness levels. Her certifications also include CPR/AED and Waterfront Lifeguard.

Throughout her own experiences as a former patient of physical therapy for a Lumbar spine injury, she recognized her enthusiasm for health science, fitness, and wellness. This prompted her special interests to include functional fitness focusing on core and back strengthening, but she has also developed a passion for working with the elderly population as well. She utilizes a perfect combination of strengthening and stretching to create a personalized training program for the most effective course to reach clients’ goals and improve quality of life. She provides personalized attention, professional instruction, and her creative and dynamic personality also keeps exercises exciting.  

In her spare time you can find her hiking, golfing, enjoying yoga, biking, paddle boarding, or exploring the outdoors in San Diego from the beaches to the mountains.

Katie St. Louis CPT, RYT

Katie is a Certified Pilates Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher.  She grew up dancing as a child and teen in Ontario, Canada dancing both competitively and recreationally.  Katie was first introduced to both Yoga and Mat Pilates in her early 20’s and though no longer in the dance world, Katie found Pilates to be the continuation of the movement that her body craved while Yoga allowed the centering and mindfulness she desired.  Her passion for movement continued to evolve throughout the years and after moving to San Diego and starting a family, Katie decided to become fully certified in both fields to be able to take her own practice further.

In 2015 she was Certified through Club Pilates Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training and in 2017 became certified in Vinyasa Yoga.  Katie teaches Mat Pilates, both Group and Private Reformer classes, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga and is certified in TRX and Trigger Point fascial release, Barre Above, and Perinatal Corrective Exercise. Katie focuses on the mind-body connection and combines different modalities and techniques to help her clients reach their goals and feel like their best selves.  She takes pride in the lightbulb moments that she can watch her clients have and truly believes that movement heals, every day. Katie’s love for Pilates and Yoga have allowed her to help people improve their own and that is what matters most to her.

When Katie is not in the studio, you can find with her family at the beach, in one of San Diego’s newest restaurants or reading a good book in her backyard hammock.

Innovative Physical Therapy Fitness Class Schedule

Fitness Classes being offered: Adaptive Yoga Adaptive yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga and will be practiced sitting or standing using a chair for support. Our chair yoga classes adapt the traditional branches of yoga – poses, meditation and breath – while using the aid of a chair for support making it safe, … Continue reading “Innovative Physical Therapy Fitness Class Schedule”

Fitness Classes being offered:

Adaptive Yoga

Adaptive yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga and will be practiced sitting or standing using a chair for support. Our chair yoga classes adapt the traditional branches of yoga – poses, meditation and breath – while using the aid of a chair for support making it safe, easy and enjoyable for people who may face physical limitations.  

Pilates/Barre Fusion

By combining the techniques of contemporary Mat Pilates with a Barre class, you’ll find an addictively graceful way to tighten and tone and create long, lean, powerful muscles.  Learn the fundamentals of Pilates that will support you as we flow to incorporate choreography and standing work at the Barre. We will begin by focusing on the deepest, intrinsic, postural muscles, and work outwards for a total body workout.

Unwind

Our society today has us living life hunching over our phones, our computers, even over our food! Take this time for yourself during your day to reverse those effects, stretch and open those areas that may be tight or blocked in our Unwind class.  We will add in props such as balls and rollers to provide a fascial release, going deep into the muscles. In this class we will also add in a time for meditation, which studies have shown have had numerous positive effects such as lowering stress levels and improved brain function.  Unwind will provide you with tools that you can take with you to mentally and physically implement wherever needed in your own life.

Circuit

Drop into our circuit training class for an efficient full body workout that not only builds strength, but also keeps your heart rate pumping. In this multi station circuit class you will alternate between which body part you are working to rest less and save time while also preventing injury.

Center Circle

In this class we will bond with friends but also burn calories from the core. We will focus on abdominal and gluteus strength with balance training to keep our own center circle in shape. This class is great for people who are looking for those six pack abs but also those recovering from low back pain or injuries.

Please call our office at 619-260-0750 to inquire about class schedule and pricing next time you are at the clinic.  We also have two massage therapists on site with a whole new waiting room and quiet space.

Stay tuned for our video newsletter which will give a tour of the new clinic, new gym space, and massage area!