Your story and circumstances are uniquely yours, and your recovery plan should be, too. Whole-person health affects the whole person’s life.
Dr. Scott provides integrative movement performance coaching by looking far deeper than your obvious symptoms or painful structure.
He evaluates complete regional movement patterns, not just isolated pain, even integrating functional breathing and the effects of stress into a whole-person, root-cause analysis of the barriers keeping you from attaining your best.
Doctor of Physical Therapy | Yoga & Functional Breathing Instructor | Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Scott A. Jones has an extensive wellness and nutrition background. In the Air Force he served as a physical therapist and as the director of multidisciplinary health and wellness clinics, including orthopedics & general surgery.
His “whole-person” emphasis has helped amateur & professional athletes achieve their dreams, in addition to enabling countless individuals from elementary school through retirement to reach their personal wellness and fitness goals.
Scott is passionate about guiding you to your personal best, regardless of your stage of life, goals, or circumstances.
Some of his therapeutic treatments include:
- Movement Performance Coaching
- Yoga & Mindfulness
- Breathwork Instruction
- Stress Reduction
Growing up in the cornfields of Nebraska I always needed to be active. After high school I enlisted in the Air Force, and while stationed in Europe I worked my way onto a professional soccer team.
After enlisted service I went on to play D1 collegiate soccer, then made the decision to enter one of the first doctoral physical therapy programs in the nation at Creighton University. With 15 years of competitive athletics already behind me, this was an easy next step.
Upon graduation I rejoined the Air Force as an officer and doctor of physical therapy, and became fascinated with helping service-members overcome the fatigue and frustration of warfighter training, military deployment, and a highly stressful, relentlessly demanding, and unpredictable lifestyle.
After a few years of practice, using the best information and techniques available at the time, my experience and clinical reasoning finally caught up with the state of physical rehabilitation. I came to the realization physical therapy, while highly technical and evidence based, was not providing long term solutions for people who needed them.
While I believe in and truly enjoy PT as a profession, the need for an integrative path going well beyond a minimum standard of care is long overdue.
Your evaluation and prescription must be just as unique and specialized as your movement, and pain barriers.
Now I use that philosophy and integration of experience as a Movement Performance Coach helping others integrate body-mind-spirit, accelerate recovery, and restore energy.
I went well beyond the standard tests and measures of the physical therapy profession and began to explore movement holistically. I wanted to develop awareness of uncompromised movement, ways of assessing the effects of previous injury, stress, anxiety, and breath on healthy movement, and to explore systems of evaluation that incorporate the body as a whole.
Consider Aristotle, who wrote, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”, but really, when was the last time you were evaluated and received a plan of care with the whole person in mind? At Peak Health and Performance we will never take a one-size-fits-all approach, and you will experience that difference from the first visit. The whole person is evaluated, and the whole person is integrated as we move toward restoration.
During my time as a PT professor the question we posed to our students and the place you and I must start from is “how did we get here”? What is the root cause of your pain/fatigue/stiffness? And, if we take the time to listen to Aristotle, we first consider that movement is a behavior. In other words — a habit. The body doesn’t always perform in the way that is the most healthy, the body likes to take shortcuts to save time and energy. In other words, the body does what is easy. If we return to the compensation often enough, if we create corner-cutting habits, eventually healthy movements are compromised in favor of easy ones. It’s this daily corner-cutting, over time, that produces the compensations and dysfunctional habits that result in pain, fatigue, and frustration.
As a result, when life eventually challenges us with activities that demand increased effort and performance, we find these new habits have robbed us of higher levels of ability.
We find we have lost our core stability and balance, have to work harder to enjoy activity, and can’t seem to shake nagging injuries. Our corner-cutting strategies, helpful in the short term, have become habits that have eroded our athleticism and our ability to live, move, and function to our potential.
The frustrating truth is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Real answers to your pain and fatigue questions exist. You can get off the merry-go-round and find freedom.