Treatment Approach

All clients seen at Motion For Life Physical Therapy and Integrative Movement receive comprehensive personalized care. Each person’s history, circumstances, resources and goals will be assessed to determine a treatment plan. Interventions include hands-on techniques, physical modalities, exercise, movement assessment/retraining, and education in self-management for long-term maximal function.


Yvonne received her physical therapy degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Adult Education from National-Louis University, and Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute of Functional Transformation. She has been practicing physical therapy for over thirty years including teaching and direct patient care.After working in a variety of areas within physical therapy she specialized in treatment of the spine and a global approach to musculoskeletal structure and function.She is nationally board certified as a Clinical Orthopedic Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In addition she studied complimentary practices for tissue mobilization and pain control including myofascial release, global fascial release, strain/counterstrain, craniosacral therapy and visceral mobilization. Yvonne is certified in Outdoor Emergency Care, is a volunteer with the National Ski Patrol, and has volunteered in the Sports Medicine Clinic with the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado. Her personal interests include skiing, yoga, bicycling, silent sports, gardening, and quilting.


Yvonne gets 5 Stars.She located and treated the cause of my pain and introduced me to a regime of exercises that reactivate muscles and joints to prevent the recurrence of pain.

Bill C.

Yvonne was my physical therapist after arthroscopy for a torn meniscus. She gave full one-on-one attention to my progress, and I have highly recommended her to my friends. I appreciated her cheerful patience and the ample time she took teaching me how to do a variety of exercises that helped my recovery. She explained why we were doing each exercise. She made sessions interesting, was always attentive, concerned, friendly, and aware of my progress and needs.

Judi D.