We target the source of your discomfort and customize a treatment plan that allows you to resume a pain-free life as quickly as possible.
At Mindset, we provide much more than physical therapy services.
We provide freedom from pain, medication and surgery.
We provide improved function, independence as you age, resilience, injury prevention, increased tolerance to exercise, reduced stress and anxiety, and overall emotional well-being knowing you are safe and strong in your body.
We help you become the person you are meant to be, able to do the things you are meant to do.
With many large hospital physical therapy systems and private franchises, you might get fifteen minutes with an actual physical therapist, and insurance companies will limit what can be accomplished over a set number of sessions.
At Mindset, you get a full hour one-on-one with one of our doctors of physical therapy, and the scope of your treatment will be decided by both of you.
Our shared goal is to get you back to what you want to be doing, pain-free and without surgery, injections or medications.
Whether you have a prescription or not, contact us so we can help!
We like every new relationship to begin with a Discovery Session.
This 30-min consultation call is with one of our expert physical therapists. During the call, our goal is to learn more about your current situation and provide clear steps to get you back to a healthy life without painkillers, injection or surgery.
Meet Your Mindset PTs
Dr. Ellen Hector
PT, DPT, ITPT, COMT, CPPC, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach
Ellen Hector is a unique movement and health guide. She is drawn to the complexity of what it is to be human and possesses a deep curiosity about the path from pain to purpose, and suffering to freedom.
Through her own journey, Ellen has discovered the power of working with the breath and the body to reignite her inner self, bring healing and balance to the mind, body and soul. Utilizing breathwork, movement education, pain psychology, manual therapy and more, Ellen assists individuals in connecting to the deepest parts of themselves.
Ellen holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the Mayo College of Medicine and holds additional certifications/education in Nutrition Coaching, Concussion Rehabilitation, Vestibular Therapy, Clinical Education, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, ASTYM, Kinesiotaping, and Pre- and Postnatal Exercise. She attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate studies in Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training.
She is honored to be part of the team, offering this pivotal work to those on their own journey to more deeply connect with their optimal selves.
Dr. Allyson Lowis
PT, DPT, LSVT, COMT, LMT, Cert.MDT
Dr. Allyson is a Kalamazoo native and graduated from Hope College with a BA in Exercise Science and a minor in dance in 2012. While at Hope she was in the pre-professional dance company dANCEpROjECT, now known as H2. After Hope she earned her massage therapy license before going on to Central Michigan University where she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017.
Allyson is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, McKenzie certified, LSVT Big certified, a member of the international association for dance medicine and science (IADMS), and has attended additional courses specializing in treating dancers.
She has experience treating a variety of populations including dancers and athletes, geriatrics, people with balance and movement disorders with specialization in Parkinson’s Disease, and people with complex low back and neck pain.
Allyson believes that movement is some of the very best medicine and is passionate about helping people move more efficiently while ENJOYING the movement!
She is married to a friendly scientist and has an adorable border collie mix named Finn as well as two cats, Armani and Coco. Allyson enjoys dancing, hiking with her husband and pup, and playing music.
Dr. Sean Clark
Dr. Sean was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and earned a BA in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Pulp & Paper Engineering in 2013. Throughout his career as an Application Engineer and Project Manager, he confirmed his passion for physics and science, but realized industrial applications of these topics were not the right fit. This led him to pursue his true calling as a Physical Therapist and he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from WMU in 2022.
Sean has had a strong interest in human physiology and biomechanics with his love for sports, exercise, and human performance. Over time, he realized how important injury prevention and rehabilitation can be to maintain athletic performance and everyday function. Helping people maximize function and meet their athletic goals quickly became a passion!
When not at work you can find him golfing, playing ultimate frisbee, throwing competitive darts, exploring nature or starting too many home renovation projects at the same time. He is beyond excited to be a part of the Mindset community and grow as a therapist alongside his future patients.
We use a direct pay model to spend time taking care of patients rather than insurance companies.
We do not file claims with or accept payments from any health insurance company, including Medicare and Medicaid.
This is ideal for patients who want to build a relationship with us on their path to wellness and desire access to top-level care.
Some insurance plans will reimburse you for seeing an out-of-network provider, and we are happy to provide you the information necessary to obtain reimbursement. This does not apply to Medicare.
Come see us for:
- Vestibular/ocular rehabilitation
- Balance and proprioceptive treatment
- Fall prevention
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
- Shoulder and rotator cuff problems
- Back and neck pain
- Post-surgical recovery/rehabilitation
- Manual therapy
- Joint mobilizations and manipulations
- Post-concussion testing/rehabilitation
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction treatment (TMJD)
- Chronic headache management
- Postural pain