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.
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 University of ND with a Master’s degree in 2002 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. As she got further along in her own healing, and she understood better all the interconnections of the body, mind and spirit, her focus shifted to a more global approach of caring for a person.
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 extensive post-graduate education in treating women’s health issues including fertility issues, pregnancy related care and challenges with pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Emily also has over a decade of experience in working with patients in their rehabilitation of complex or chronic conditions, 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, emotions 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 having strong body awareness and knowledge of how your body works is at the center of the healing process. That is why each patient is taught about their body and how to work with it instead of just being provided exercises and being told what to do. 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.”