Kim Mazik, Licensed Physical Therapist, moved to Idaho in the fall of 1996 after falling in love with the Wood River Valley while on a road trip through the area the previous summer.
I am a graduate of The Ohio State University with over 20 years’ experience as a physical therapist. I have extensive training as an orthopedic manual therapist assuring accurate diagnosis and treatment of musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunction.
My approach is holistic & eclectic blending joint manipulation, massage therapy, yoga, Pilates and other therapeutic exercise with an emphasis on educating clients.
My goal is to empower clients to manage their symptoms outside the clinic.
My PT philosophy of “treat the problem, not just the symptom” has lead me to pursue further education in the area of Manual Therapy which enables me to do spinal mobilizations (adjustments), therapeutic massage, specific treatments for headaches and TMD (jaw pain).
Seeing a need for a physical therapist to treat women’s specific needs, I also obtained education to treat pre/post-partum pelvic and low back pain, as well as incontinence.
The number of athletic and recreational injuries in the area keeps me busy treating knees, shoulders, and other orthopedic injuries.
Outside the clinic, I pursue other passions including cycling, hiking/backpacking, and whitewater rafting. Gardening chores get a boost from my cat Muldoon who is always around to supervise and, of course, entertain.
I am a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Hunger Coalition, the Hailey and Bellevue Public Libraries, and the Bellevue Noxious Weed Eradication Program.
What Is An
Orthopaedic Physical Therapists are medical professionals who are trained to examine, evaluate and treat a vast array of musculoskeletal problems in people of all ages.
THESE MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS INCLUDE: BONES, JOINTS, LIGAMENTS, TENDONS, MUSCLES AND NERVES.
Orthopedic Physical Therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or diseases of the joints, spine or sport related activities.
They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health.
The minimum educational requirement is a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited education program. Physical therapists are required to take a national examination and be licensed by the state in which they practice.
In order to maintain a license in the state of Idaho, a physical therapist must complete 16 hours of continuing education annually.