Physical Therapy in Santa Fe

CorePhysio is dedicated to determining the root cause of your pain. Once we have identified the problem, we use a variety of evidence-based therapies and strategies to treat it. Our services include, but are not limited to the following: 

Physical Therapy

Our experienced and highly trained physical therapists are focused on helping our clients feel better, move better, and perform to their potential.  We take satisfaction that often our work can help patients avoid expensive surgery and reduce the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

We provide a number of specialized physical therapy services to identify the root cause of your pain and heal it. We examine each patient thoroughly, conducting a complete evaluation, and then create a customized program of care.

  • Functional Manual Therapy
  • Functional movement assessments
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    • Functional Movement System (FMS)
  • Concussion screening and treatment (SCAT5)
  • The Feldenkrais Method®
  • Dry Needling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Pre-operative and post-operative treatment and care

CorePhysio also works to promote a climate of wellness and prevention, helping clients prevent loss of mobility before it occurs by developing customized fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.

Through this method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements.

Patients become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point.

There is no injectable solution and typically the needle is very thin. If the muscle is sensitive and shortened or contains active trigger points, the subject may feel a sensation like a muscle cramp, which therapists refer to as a “twitch response.”

This twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms and response of the tissue. Sometime the patient only feels the contracting sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment.

A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the symptoms. Patients can learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation since it results in deactivating a trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle.

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. 


Our manual therapy approach is often effective in helping patients dealing with persistent headaches.

We focus first on determining the specific cause and then customize a program of care to relieve the pain of headaches and a strategy to stop them from occurring.

We encourage our patients to be partners in their recovery and ongoing care process to ensure that their conditions will not return.

Sports Injuries and Pre/Post-Operative Care 

We treat recreational athletes who have sustained sports injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures.

Our goal is to determine the cause of your injury, reduce pain and inflammation and hasten the healing process. We include a significant educational component so that you can be aware what happened and why, and how you can prevent a recurrence of the injury.

We also offer sport-specific therapy training to help prepare you for the season of the sport of your choice if you have not been staying fit in the off months. This helps to avoid common injuries such as golfer’s shoulder, tennis elbow and runner’s knees, for example.

If you require surgery after a sports injury, we can work with you before surgery and afterwards to help speed healing and ensure a full recovery.

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