Trimotion Philosophy

We work with you to teach you about your body and guide you on your journey to better health in a unique, compassionate and supportive environment.

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Dr. Emily Kolaga PT, DPT, CKTP, CSCS

Dr. Emily first became interested in physical therapy while being rehabilitated from a soccer injury. This experience prompted her to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy, graduating from the UND with a Master’s degree in 2002 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. Her personal interest in sports, training and wellness also lead her to certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Emily’s focus is on providing high touch physical therapy that looks at the person as a whole – beyond just their injury or illness. Dr. Emily is an Expert Myofascial Release Practitioner, and also enhances her physical therapy treatments with advanced energy therapies. “Both of these types of therapies engage the body’s natural ability to heal. Engaging the body’s innate ability to heal, coupled with an individualized physical therapy rehabilitation plan allows our patients to integrate their healing back into their lives.” She has a special interest in treating women’s health issues and has expertise in working with patients who are wanting to get or are pregnant, and who are challenged with pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Emily also has extensive experience in dealing the rehabilitation of complex or chronic injuries and illness.

Dr. Emily created Trimotion Rehab, LLC in 2004, with the focus of transforming traditional rehabilitation practices to heart-centered, high-touch Physical Therapy. She believes that patients should be involved in designing a treatment plan that not only addresses their injury or illness, but also factors their lifestyle and personal goals into their treatment. She understands that in order for the patient to heal, they must choose the outcome they are trying to achieve, and that they must actively participate in their own therapy and healing. Dr. Emily believes that a healthy life-style is at the center of the healing process. She has built a team that integrates movement therapies and mind-body therapies into treatment plans. “Our team works together, sharing and integrating approaches and therapies that are best for our patients’ well-being. Here we are a family of therapists working to let patients know that they can change their circumstances and improve their lives.”

Rose – Yoga

Rose began practicing yoga after becoming seriously ill with no concrete answers or solutions.  She was feeling and experiencing the impacts of morbid obesity and anxiety, and was beyond frustrated with the quality of her life.  Through yoga, she learned to love herself and embrace her body.  She learned that the goal was not to become thin but rather to feel good in her own skin.  Armed with a beginner’s yoga pose guide DVD, hand-written affirmations, and a water bottle, she threw out the scale and worked on self-worth through surrender.  What resulted was a person less than half the size who loved herself and found her calling – yoga!
Rose attended a restorative Integrated Yoga Therapy 200hr training through Inner Light Yoga Studios, where the love of yoga and core believe that yoga should be available to every body only intensified her sense of joy and curiosity.  Breath is the most important component of yoga for Rose, which is exemplified in her teaching style.  For Rose, with the breath, comes healing.
Outside of yoga, Rose is a devoted mother, avid gardener, singer, home cook, and artist.  She loves to be outside as much as possible, as well as photography, reading, writing, painting, and dabbling in fiber arts.

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Scott Thompson RMT

Scott is a Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher offering individualized advanced energy and mind-body therapies to patients. Scott first became involved with mind-body therapies over 25 years ago, following a serious automobile accident. Since that time he has practiced advanced energy therapies, Qigong, breathwork, meditation, guided imagery, and has practiced and taught Reiki. In addition, he has helped to facilitate patient support groups for a regional health care organization. Reiki is a Japanese healing therapy that works to enhance the body’s natural healing energies. As a Reiki Practitioner, Scott works with people with chronic and acute conditions. His experience in enhancing medical care by integrating energy therapy and mind-body therapies led him to work as a part of the Trimotion Team. Scott believes that physical and emotional challenges affect the body as a whole, and that all too often people end up defining themselves by their medical circumstances. He believes that healing can happen when people see the possibilities that lie beyond their circumstances, and that to truly heal, a person’s body, mind and heart must all be a part of the solution. “That’s the great thing about working with the Trimotion Team, we can work with the person as a whole.” Scott is also the Vice President of Trimotion. Prior to joining the Trimotion Team, Scott was a part of a global conservation organization working on water conservation and rehabilitation, and has a long history in successful business management.

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Jamie Shaw – Patient Concierge

Jamie brings a welcoming, gentle presence to Trimotion. She is proud to be a part of the Trimotion team and enjoys taking care of our patients and meeting their needs ahead of time.  She calls work her “happy place.”  She loves her dog, Gus, spending time outdoors and doing art.