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Gym and Physical therapy

Welcome to the New Mindset

We help people in the Kalamazoo, Portage, Schoolcraft, Mattawan, Paw Paw, Vicksburg, and Texas Corners area regain control of their bodies through strength, proper movement, and education within a community that supports and challenges them.

Come take a FREE Foundations class with us!

The Mindset Foundations class is our way of introducing you to functional movements like squats, deadlifts, presses, and so on in a safe and effective manner. This FREE class prepares you for the Mindset WODs you’ll have access to as a member.

What You Get with Mindset

Results. Compassion. Listening. Sometimes, tough love. 

We are a committed partner on your journey to lifelong vitality. Your sessions are always one-on-one with Dr. Ellen or Dr. Cara for focused, elite-level care, and the Mindset team doesn’t stop there. We have a wide, curated tribe of like-minded providers who specialize in TMJ, sleep disorders, women’s health, strength and conditioning, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and other wellness domains, all with the priority of getting you better. If it’s best to include one of these practitioners in your plan of care, we will make it happen. 

No Insurance Drama

No authorization/pre-authorization nonsense, referral headaches, or unnecessary delays. Get an appointment right away and get started on your path to wellness.

Please Note: We do participate with worker’s compensation and auto accident claims on a case-by-case basis. Please call our office to see if your situation qualifies.

Lower Costs

Our flat fees cost less—and certainly cause less frustration—than rising deductibles and copays. You pay for your appointment, and that’s it. No sneaky bills months from now because your insurance decided not to cover something.

Respect for Your Time

You will get more value in one session with us than the hundreds (or thousands) of dollars and hours spent on other practitioners, tests, mattresses, orthotics, braces, creams, and programs.

We typically see our patients once per week and focus on education and empowerment to maximize your understanding and independence. This gets you better, faster.

An Amazing Community

When you come to Mindset, you will be welcomed with energy and love by people who truly want you to thrive. We embrace natural light, music, wild encouragement, goal setting, personal records, progress vs. perfection, and getting back up.

Your time with us will be among the best moments of your day. 

Premier Services


Performance/Wellness Packages

Concussion Services


Movement Analysis

Physical Therapy

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Manual Therapy

I am someone who has suffered from chronic back and knee pain for 8 plus years. As someone who is self-employed and has no insurance, Dr. Ellen took that to heart in her approach to help me. Making my appointment efficient, at-home exercises doable, and even better she followed up routinely. She cared. She told me from the beginning, “You're not broken beyond repair, we can fix this. It won’t be easy but WE can do it. YOU can do it.”

All my other care providers wanted to push pills, suggest surgery and injections. Dr. Ellen looked at me from top to bottom and identified what I needed to do to fix me, not just mask my pain. She has given me back control. I am not 100% but I am 80%, before I saw Dr. Ellen I was 30% and feeling very hopeless & depressed.

Dr. Ellen worked with my heart and my head just as much as she did with my physical being. My only regret is that I didn’t see her sooner.

DeAnna F.

Ellen is terrific! I love the holistic approach she takes with clients - it’s all connected and Ellen gets that. Definitely recommend.

Dan M.

Dr. Ellen is amazing! Not only is she one of the best physical therapists in the area, she is the most genuine person I’ve met. Her positive attitude is incredible and contagious. She makes you feel understood, comfortable, and eliminates any overwhelming feelings of what may be going on internally. I highly recommend working with her, there will be no regrets!

Katie V.

Ellen is the GOAT of physical therapy! She helped me with shooting pain down my leg. She is also as good a person as she is therapist. One Hundred percent recommended!

David F.

Dr. Ellen Hector is one amazing therapist. She takes the time to hear your concerns and address your questions. She has fantastic results. I recommend her 100%.

Ramona S.

Mindset and Ellen are the best. No prescription needed. No wasted trip to any physician. 1:1 professional and exceptional evaluation, focus on the patient and treatment is based on the problem.

No nonsense, no procedures that are not necessary, just functional exercise with focus on mechanics and repair of problem areas. I highly recommend Mindset to my friends and family members for therapy and exercise needs. Can't wait for the new facility to open.

Ellen and Jeremy are entreupenures in this new and exciting industry. Thank you Mindset!

Jennie M.

After seeing other PTs, MDs and Massage Therapists, I happened upon Dr. Ellen. She diagnosed my need for hip intervention beyond PT (total hip replacement), thus reducing pain and greatly increasing flexibility. She also ruled out other issues, thus reducing balance issues by getting hearing aids. Her knowledge is only surpassed by her kindness!

Mick M.

My knee is already feeling better, you really know your sh*t.

Brian S.

Dr. Ellen has helped me deal with rotator cuff problems, balance/vestibular issues, and helped me walk again after a foot injury that required serious surgery to correct. She is a compassionate cheerleader, always trying to help her clients be their healthiest. I wouldn’t be walking as well as I do, if it wasn’t for her determination to see me succeed. She is truly amazing!

Paula S.

Dr. Ellen Hector is the absolute best physical therapist! She also does baseline concussion screens--so important for athletes.

You won’t regret choosing her and her mindset!

Andrea S.