Meta: Above & Beyond Care
Mind * Energy * Transcendence * Abundance
Owned and operated by a licensed physical therapist in the state of Oregon, Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates serves people in the greater Grants Pass, Oregon area with physical rehabilitation or wellness needs. We are a home-based independent therapy clinic and do not bill health insurance. Meta offers a unique approach to healing pain, weakness and other physical concerns using a combination of treatment methods frequently not experienced in therapy offices including Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release and Pilates for Rehabilitation.
We are ideal for people who have tried formal care plans in medical settings and prefer a more personalized approach in a quieter atmosphere. If you need direct musculoskeletal care, have a high deductible health plan or have limited therapy coverage, we are a great choice. Medical referrals are not required though we are happy to receive them and to work with your health care provider. We do not bill or accept health insurance. We can provide formal therapy invoicing for you to submit for insurance reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed ~ Call your insurance company for details.
Our staff is committed to lifelong learning of therapy methods. We are dedicated to our calling to become the best therapists possible to help the most people in our lifetimes. As natural healers of the medical community, we focus on optimal health and injury prevention. Each client’s program is unique to their specific needs and goals. We work directly one-to-one with our clients and do not delegate to other staff.
- Licensed Private Physical Therapy Care
- Osteopathic Manual Therapy
- Stott Pilates Rehab Studio
- Myofascial Release Treatment Center
- Home-Based Natural Setting
- Referral Not Required
- No Insurance Billing
* Restoring Faith in Your Body *
Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates
Common Diagnoses & Physical Concerns We Treat
- Pain of all kinds
- Stress & tension
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Muscle Weakness
- Referred radicular pain
- Numbness & tingling
- Neck or Back Strain
- Muscle or joint pain
- Recovery from surgery or trauma
- Difficulty or pain with walking
- Declining activity tolerance
- Balance Problems
- Scar tissue restrictions
- Abdominal adhesions
- Cancer Recovery
- Sports Injuries
- During & after pregnancy
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Foot Problems
Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates Services
Reduced rate package prices for multiple visits may be available, ask your therapist.
Semi-private class size limited to two participants.
Care Session50 Minutes
- Osteopathic manual therapy, myofascial release and/or Pilates exercise session, or any combination of the above based on initial needs assessment and client preference.
Initial Evaluation, One Hour*Required as first appointment
- Your first appointment is scheduled for one hour. This includes a thorough assessment of your concerns, review of imaging and other medical reports as needed and establishing goals for treatment. This is your time to ask questions and participate in planning your future care. Click here to download our new patient intake forms.
Well-Matched Pair50 Minutes
- Two-person private group exercise class for couples or friends who want the benefit of private Pilates training while sharing the cost. Initial evaluation for each person required first.
Designated Studio Hours
* By Appointment Only *
Monday ~ By Appointment
Tuesday ~ By Appointment
Wednesday ~ By Appointment
Thursday ~ By Appointment
Friday ~ By Appointment
Saturday ~ Home visits by appointment only
Sunday ~ Closed
About H. Kate Huckert, DPT
Kate received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from A.T. Still University in 2009, her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Angelo State University in 2003, and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 1996. A world traveler, Kate lived and worked in rural Alaska for several years before returning to Oregon. She is married to another physical therapist, and they have two young children.
Kate practices Osteopathic Manual Therapy using teachings adapted from Loren Rex, D.O. of the original URSA Institute and its skilled clinical mentors. Within this highly complex approach is an awareness that all systems in the body are connected, and that care focusing on just one part will not likely be as effective as looking at the whole person’s function. Treatments using this philosophy pull in a wide variety of scientifically proven methods from various experts for specific concerns including trigger point release, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques and soft tissue care. Ongoing assessment and reassessment of treatment effectiveness is a primary component of this program. Trigger point techniques include Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes, Jones Strain-Counterstrain, Travell Trigger Points and others. Muscle energy techniques used are from Fred Mitchell Sr. & Jr’s teachings and endorsement of Loren Rex D.O.’s adaptations. Treatment techniques and their application are continuously being updated with scientific study & clinical practice.
Kate completed a two-year course of study with Pacific Northwest Pilates of the Stott Pilates for Rehabilitation method including Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel equipment use. Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates has a fully equipped Stott Pilates Rehab Studio and all the fun props to make your exercise program safe and effective. Major benefits from this training include learning how to feel and to use core muscles essential in daily life. Pilates in a private setting can be incredibly meaningful to help increase strength and function with proper posture to prevent injury and pain. It is an excellent foundation to your independent or athletic exercise program. It provides an effective “back to life” functional component to therapy offered at Meta, using mindful movement and intelligent mind-body awareness training to make your new function stronger and more effective. More information about Stott Pilates is available at: www.merrithew.com or www.pnwp.com for excellent classes in Portland.
Kate also practices the J.F.B. Myofascial Release method for care of pain and soft-tissue dysfunction. This gentle and progressive manual therapy method is ideal for care of pain, soft-tissue dysfunction and trauma. She feels very comfortable treating chronic pain conditions including those associated with grief, trauma recovery, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid conditions, autoimmune disorders and headaches. People who suffer from injury and pain may benefit from this gentle hands-on treatment approach. More information about the J.F.B. Myofascial Release approach is available at: www.myofascialrelease.com
Kate is certified in the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (cert. MDT) method for care of the spine and extremities. She incorporates this and other methods to help people recover from neck or back problems including radiating pain in the arms or legs and other general discomforts in the peripheral joints. More information about the McKenzie Method is available at: www.mckenziemdt.org
Professional Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association; Oregon Physical Therapy Association
Kate is also a mother of two school-aged children, and enjoys playing with clay in her spare time. As a working mother, she is aware of the challenges in staying personally active and healthy.
“I believe that each person holds the key to their recovery. I listen to their story, look at all clinical findings and create a care plan unique to that person using a variety of treatment approaches. I strive to make a difference in the lives of those I work with every day.”
~ Kate Huckert, DPT
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“As a physician, I have referred many patients to Kate Huckert, DPT over the years. Her skill as a therapist is excellent. She has cured many of my patients of various ailments, including low back pain, rotator cuff injuries and sciatica. Kate is continually striving to learn more to help her patients and to teach other providers, such as myself. I recommend Kate Huckert enthusiastically!”Dr. Heather Kahn, M.D.
“My doctor sent me originally to Kate Huckert for relief from headaches. Kate is the only one locally that seems to use the myofascial work to relieve the symptoms. I was totally blown away with the results—I have never had any results like that! Now she works with my entire body, working to create a “flow” that allows everything to move through it, and the headaches now are not coming back as often. Her comfortable and private clinic is situated in a lovely wooded area and adds to the serenity of the treatments. I recommend Kate to everyone I know—she is amazing!”Joan G.
“Having recently underwent a total knee replacement, Kate physically and mentally prepared me for a seamless recovery postoperatively. Her whole body approach has made a huge difference in my life. I am grateful for my experience with Kate and Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates.”Kathleen P.
“I came to Kate originally for a knee injury. With her expertise, she facilitated the healing process through myofascial release. Along the way, she guided me to understand alignment, correct posture, the value of core strength which will go a long way to encourage better health and better movement for a lifetime. She is very knowledgeable and capable. I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Kate!! ”Chris M.
“I have worked with Kate to heal from back & neck pain, shoulder pain, hip replacement and improve overall body wellness. The work she does and the results achieved have been miraculous. I have sent her many of my family and friends, and they have all said the same…she’s amazing!”Margene M.
“I went to Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates because of my many physical ailments. Kate’s personal attention is multipurpose. I originally came for a visit to recover mobility after a broken arm incident. After the initial evaluation, I found that she could help me in so many other ways. I have cut down on pain medications. I fall less. I have more confidence in my balance and physical abilities. I have been treated for so many chronic pains, from neck stress to neuropathy. She listens and her treatments are effective. I have Chronic pain, Autoimmune disorder and balance issues. I need physical help to solve or control my ailments and not a medication to mask a problem that could lead to surgery.
“Kate Huckert provides one on one treatment. I can come in with severe back or shoulder pain, and come out of just one session pain free. I also leave with additional information to stop my pain from escalating and a plan to strengthen areas of my body to avoid stressing weak parts of my body. Her solution is unique as I find comfort and care without invasive surgeries or medication. I recover faster. I save money.
“I highly recommend Kate Huckert at Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates. Thanks to Kate, I have a better quality of life. I spend less money in doctor visits. I get properly diagnosed and treated. I spend less money on medications, tests, x-rays and even prolong if not eliminate need for surgeries by using alternative treatment and exercises instead. Now I live a healthier, happier, managed pain free lifestyle thanks to Kate and her continued care.”Griselda M.
“I rely on Kate at Meta Physical Therapy & Pilates to keep me in best physical shape for my age and to keep me doing the activities I enjoy. She works with me to stay in the budget that I can afford, and I am able to submit my bills for insurance reimbursement. Kate also gives me plenty of exercises to do on my own to help me stay injury and pain free at home.”Laurie N.
“I was referred to Kate by a friend because I was having terrible pain in my right shoulder and my neck was so out of place that I barely had movement from side to side. I was living on 800 to 1000 mg of Ibuprofen twice daily because of the accompanying headaches. After just a few sessions, I began to have movement in my neck and no pain in my shoulder. She is also helping me with back problems that have been causing leg pain. I recommend Kate because I have great faith in her abilities. She has an instinctive knowledge of how the body flows and how all areas interact with other parts of the body. Not only do I consider Kate a “Miracle Worker” but feel that she is a friend who has a warm heart, strong hands and a caring soul. Thank you, Kate, for your dedication, expertise and encouragement.”Carmella T.
“I came to Kate for help with a chronic ache/numbness in my left arm and occasional pain in my upper back. I’ve been to chiropractors and massage therapists for years, but could never solve the issue. Kate was able to quickly identify the source of the problem and after a few visits, I’ve experienced significant improvement. Kate is extremely knowledgeable in her field and listens carefully to her patients before recommending a course of treatment. I highly recommend Kate!”Barry S.
“I came to Kate a few months ago with what I was told was a hopeless case of frozen shoulder. I had been to other physical therapists and felt as though I had plateaued, so I came to Kate as sort of a “Hail Mary.” Kate has so many well-honed Tools in her bag, it’s hard to describe. She not only did the normal joint manipulation, but also the soft tissue, got my muscles to work and actually got my whole body and mind involved with healing my shoulder. Her gentle demeanor, kindness and understanding of how all this stuff works together has given me a renewed sense of enthusiasm for my complete recovery. I am actually looking forward to playing my saxophone again.”Steve S.