The personalized care that you deserve

Our business model is rare in the physical therapy marketplace, and it is why we are so successful. When you come to Universus Physical Therapy we will take the time to get to know you, your health history and your individual concerns and goals. This allows us to really listen to you, and to perform a complete evaluation of your musculoskeletal and postural system. We view you as a whole person, not as an injured part. This is the basis of our Universus Physical Therapy philosophy.

Partners in the healing process

Once we have completed your evaluation, we will review your findings with you and work together to create treatment options tailored to your specific needs. It has been our experience that the more time we spend with our clients, the more complete their healing process. We will communicate closely with your referring health care provider throughout your time with us. We will also make wellness recommendations as we see appropriate for your condition/stage of rehabilitation. Examples include yoga, pilates, Feldenkrais, massage therapy, accupuncture, meditation, holistic psychotherapy, holistic internal medicine, and/or nutrition. Universus Physical Therapy has close relationships with some very talented and caring wellness practitioners.

Focusing on wellness for life

Our main goal initially is to minimize your pain and immediately improve your function and quality of life. At Universus Physical Therapy we go a step further. We are committed to educating you in how to permanently correct old postural patterns and muscle imbalances and replace them with more efficient ways to move your body so that you don’t repeat old pain patterns and faulty movement patterns over and over. Making changes in the body that last requires a commitment to long term wellness. We offer neuromuscular rehabilitation using Medical Exercise Training and a Yoga/Pilates-based approach to assist you in making such long term changes in your body

How is Universus Physical Therapy different from your traditional practice?

Many clients have become disillusioned with physical therapy practices that focus only on an injured part, or practices where they “churn” patients out like a “mill”. We understand how disconnected clients feel when they are in these rushed clinical environments.

The word “Universus” is derived from latin. The definition is as follows: “combined in one, whole, entire” The word whole comes from the root hael or hal , which means whole or healthy.

At Universus Physical Therapy we operate under this basic principle: that each person is inherently whole, and can not be simply divided into parts, that if one part of the person is affected by illness or trauma, the whole person is affected and this cannot be overlooked in physical therapy evaluation or treatment.

Shaden Ghattas of Universus Physical Therapy is committed to providing comprehensive physical therapy treatment within the scope of physical therapy practice, that honors a philosophy of treating the whole person.


I have been treated by Dr. Shaden at Universus PT for about a month now and I haven’t felt this good in a long time. The mix of specific exercises designed for my physical issues and her hands on treatment has been significant in restoring greater function in my everyday life. I would definitely recommend Read more...

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