Writer / Janelle Morrison
Ursula Booth, owner and physical therapy specialist at Team Rehab Indianapolis-Northwest, is an honors graduate from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Booth has more than 20 years of physical therapy experience. She works with doctors and specialists in several medical groups as part of her commitment to excellent documentation and open communication with physicians and patients.
Booth opened her location near the Pyramids and I-465 on Indy’s northwest side in 2016. It was important for her to establish her clinic in the community where she lives. In addition to helping people get back on the track to good health, Booth is also a dedicated volunteer and serves as a Center Advisory Board Member for the Pike YMCA.
“As a physical therapist, I want to do more than help people with their back, neck, knee (etc.) pain, I want to help them to discover their ultimate goals in regards to their health and what will motivate them to get back to
living their lives pain and symptom free,” Booth statements, boldly painted, such as “What’s your goal?” and “I want to be healthy.”
“I show them [the patients] this wall, and we discuss their personal goals and what it’s going to take to get them where they want to be and how to continue improving their health.
I encourage each of our patients and motivate them as their personal coach.” Booth is also certified as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) health coach. As a certified health coach, She assists people who are struggling with obstacles that have kept them from eating emphasized. She pointed to a wall adorned with statements, boldly painted, such as “What’s your goal?” and “I want to be healthy.” “I show them [the patients] this wall, and we discuss their personal goals and what it’s going to take to get them where they want to be and how to continue improving their health.
I encourage each of our patients and motivate them as their personal coach.” Booth is also certified as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) health coach. As a certified health coach, She assists people who are struggling with obstacles that have kept them from eating better, moving more, and prioritizing their health. She creates a long-term plan so that they can continue their good habits and exercise routine after they have completed their rehabilitation therapy.
The Team Rehab Northwest Indy clinic boasts a welcoming and energizing environment. Booth took great care in incorporating her branding and color scheme and creating a motivating atmosphere as opposed to a sterile one. She created treatment areas that can be sectioned off with curtains during treatments. A private treatment room is available for patients who require total privacy. She created the exercise stations area in a very open concept so that patients could exercise in front of their peers. The idea is that this social aspect of their therapy will allow them to see that they are not alone on their road to recovery. They become inspired and even more motivated when they see another patient physically achieving his or her goals.
One of the therapies that Booth offers is functional dry needling; sometimes called trigger-point dry needling. This manual therapy technique uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate trigger points in muscular and connective tissue. Recent medical research shows that dry needling can cause rapid reductions in pain and improvements in a range of motion. The researchers studied 17 patients. All patients’ neck pain began within seven days of the start of the study. Half of the patients received trigger point dry needling treatment, and the other half received no treatment. The patients who received the dry needling had better results. Immediately after the treatment, their pain decreased by 33 percent. One week after the treatment, their pain was 66 percent less. Also, those patients treated with dry needling were better able to bend their heads forward, backward, and toward the painful side of their necks.
Therapists at Team Rehab are certified in a specialized form of therapy called Astym® (A-stim) treatment sets the standard for soft tissue therapy. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes patients’ lives back. Booth said many people suffering from pain do not know that they do not have to wait for a referral.
The Indiana Direct Access Law passed in in 2013 permits patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist for 24 calendar days without a referral from a physician or other provider. After 24 days, the PT must obtain a referral from another, authorized provider to continue treatment. Booth cordially invites prospective patients to call for a complimentary 15-minute consultation to see if Team Rehab and physical therapy is the best option for their recovery and a healthier life. Other Team Rehab locations in Indiana are in Broad Ripple, Delphi, Avon, Fishers, Indianapolis-South, Indianapolis-Northeast and coming soon-Indianapolis-West.
TEAM REHAB INDIANAPOLIS – NORTHWEST
8628 PURDUE ROAD, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46268 • (317) 677-0660 HOURS: MON – THU 7AM : 7PM; FRI 7AM : 5PM