Momentum Physical Therapy and Fitness, delivering physical therapy services in Laconia, NH, specializes in helping you recover from any injury or condition that limits you from doing what you love.
Dr. Kristie Ennis treats you as a whole person, working to ensure that your unique needs are addressed.
Every client relationship starts with time for a full one-on-one assessment of your injury or condition, a conversation to learn about the kind of life you lead and the physical demands and energy required for you to be at your best, and the development of a customized recovery and sustainability plan for your wellness.
Dr. Kristie is expertly trained and experienced in dealing with a broad range of problems ranging from orthopedic concerns to sports injuries, medical conditions, women’s health issues, dry needling and injury prevention.
She regularly uses therapies include mobilization and manipulation, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and corrective exercise.
Patients living with chronic conditions can often experience reduced pain and increased mobility with the help of customized physical therapy programs.
Dr. Kristie treats patients with multiple sclerosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Parkinson’s disease, and recurring migraines and headaches.
Dr. Kristie has taken specialized training to treat women’s health issues that can severely impact quality of life.
Among the women’s health conditions she treats are constipation, painful bladder, pain with sex and painful and tight pelvic floor muscles, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, tailbone pain, endometriosis, pre and post-natal pain and osteoporosis.
Treatment involves postural exercise and alignment, gait analysis, pelvic floor exercise and manual techniques to decrease pain and tension, core strengthening exercise and hip stretching.
In addition to treating injuries that have already occurred, physical therapy is effective in keeping injuries at bay.
Dr. Kristie uses effective whole body screening to detect any limitation in movement or body tightness and to identify weaknesses.
Once these limitations have been identified, a program specific to your needs can be designed to keep you healthy and active.
She uses Functional Movement Screening, a system for ranking and grading movement patterns that are important for your everyday functioning. This movement screen is comprised of seven different functional movement tests to identify any deficits in the way you move.
By identifying these issues that can lead to injury and reduce the effects of physical conditioning, she knows what areas need to be worked on and you are then given specific corrective exercises to reduce and eliminate the problems.
Many patients come to my clinic for relief and recovery from orthopedic injuries, which are those which impact the skeletal system and its associated joints, muscles and ligaments.
Back and neck pain lead the list of issues, but they also include arthritis, bursitis, shoulder pain, tendonitis, hip and knee pain, degenerative joints and joint replacements, disc injuries and fractures.
With the use of evidence-based physical therapy, a combination of hands-on manual therapy and modalities, I work to get you pain-free and back to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.
Dr. Kristie treats both recreational and professional athletes who have sustained sports injuries. Her goal is to determine the cause and extent of your injury, reduce inflammation and pain, and begin the healing process. She will also work with you to prevent the injury from recurring.
Among the sports injuries she treats are tendon injuries and repairs, muscle injuries, ligament sprains and injuries, dislocations and instabilities, and fracture.
As an athlete herself, she understands the importance of sports and athletics in the lives of my patients and works hard to ensure that you can stay active and enjoy the activities you love.
Dr. Kristie is certified to offer dry needling for therapy to treat muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. This practice is also referred to as intramuscular stimulation (IMS).
In the process, acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point to trigger a twitch response. The result is that it helps the body to improve pain control and reduce muscle tension.