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Pairing Pilates and Physical Therapy

Paragon is a perfect bridge between traditional physical therapy treatment and a return to full activity.  At Paragon in Edina, MN our experienced Physical Therapists treat a wide variety of conditions and diagnoses from chronic pain to acute injury to pre/post surgical conditions, and everything in between. Our combination of Physical Therapy and Pilates produces profound and successful outcomes. We take the time to evaluate and treat the entire body, not just the injured part. This holistic approach creates long lasting whole body recovery that patients really appreciate. As a patient, you can expect a full comprehensive 55 minute treatment with the physical therapist.


Video courtesy of Balanced Body, Inc.

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Annie with pelvis model

Curious about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

What is pelvic floor therapy?

  • A non-surgical approach to rehabilitation of dysfunctions in the pelvis that contribute to bowel, bladder, sexual health, and pain complaints.

  • Approaches include:  behavioral strategies, manual therapies, modalities, therapeutic exercises, education, and functional re-training.

What can pelvic floor physical therapy help with?

  • Incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Low back and hip pain

  • Pregnancy related pain/discomfort/challenges

  • Postpartum pain/discomfort/challenges/return to activity

What is Dry Needling?

Also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, dry needling refers to the use of thin needles for the treatment of pain, including pain caused by myofascial pain syndrome. During treatment, a “dry” needle (a needle without medication) is inserted through the skin into specific parts of the muscle, known as trigger points.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

Dry needling is appropriate for people suffering from a variety of physical issues including:

  • Chronic and acute injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle strains
  • Fibromyalgia

Dry needling is a safe procedure, and the most common side effects are mild skin bruising and muscle soreness.

Dry Needling
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What Conditions do our Physical Therapists Treat?

The Paragon team can treat sprains, strains and pain in your joints, muscles, neck, and back, including:

  • Arthritis conditions
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Fascial restrictions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot, ankle, knee & hip
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritic conditions
  • Dry Needling Treatment

  • Overuse injuries
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pre-surgical and post-surgical conditions
  • Prenatal, postpartum and pelvic floor
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports and dance related injuries
  • And, so much more.

Our Whole-Body Approach

Your recovery is in good hands, ours.

Incorporating the Pilates principles of control, focus, and core integration, we take a whole body approach, addressing how your local injury or build up of chronic issues affects all of you. We are especially adept at treating patients with stubborn, chronic dysfunction that has accumulated in their bodies. Our team can uncover and address deep, subtle issues that are often missed with traditional approaches, insuring a full recovery and preventing the return of pain and injury.

After completing their treatment, our patients report more pain-free movement, increased confidence as they return to their favorite activities, and improved strength and connection throughout their entire body. They often tell us “I wish I would have found you years ago!” or “Why don’t doctors know what you do?”

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Return to your favorite activities with confidence

I have osteoarthritis in both hips. Thanks to Paragon, not only have I improved my core strength and enjoyed measurable improvement in my hip range of motion, I have also noticed a significant reduction in pain. If you have any type of osteo disorder, I highly recommend the Pilates method, particularly as it is practiced by the highly professional staff at Paragon.

Dan M.

I visited an orthopedic surgeon who did not give very high odds for physical therapy, but after talking to the Paragon staff that was the route I chose — and was that a smart choice! After just three weeks, I can walk without pain. It is amazing how great that feels. Thank you so much!

Marijolin B.

Cancer surgery left me with a frozen shoulder. After a few months of physical therapy, I have regained 85% of my left arm movement thereby avoiding surgery — and improved my golf game by cutting down on the size of my swing! Thanks Paragon!

Gregory C.

Getting Started

At Paragon, your condition will be evaluated and cared for with your needs put first.
Call the studio (952) 405-9765 to schedule your appointment.

Do I need a doctor’s order to start physical therapy?

No. In the state of Minnesota, a doctor’s order is not needed in order to begin physical therapy services. However, an order or prescription may be needed after 90 days of treatment. Some exceptions apply, so please call the studio for clarification.

Please call Paragon with any questions and information on our rates.

What can I expect at my first visit?

During your first visit, we will gather information about your injury and evaluate your body in order to determine a treatment plan. Please come in exercise clothes so the therapist can fully evaluate your injury or condition. You can expect a full comprehensive 55 minute treatment with the physical therapist.

Do you take health insurance?

In order to maintain low overhead, Paragon does not accept insurance for physical therapy. We are happy to provide patients with a coded receipt for our services that may be submitted to your insurance company. Because we are out-of-network providers, patients may or may not be reimbursed for our services or be able to apply these expenses to your deductible as that will depend on your individual plan. However, if you have a Health Savings Account or Flex Benefits, you can use that for your payment.

Regarding Medicare clients, Paragon is able to treat physical therapy patients who are Medicare beneficiaries for whole-body wellness and preventative care (i.e. strength building, maintenance, wellness, etc.).  Patients who are covered by Medicare may receive physical therapy care if their injury is not considered acute.  Please call Paragon for more specific information.