Marsha Wykes, PT, OCS, CHC, Cert. MDT
Marsha graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1995. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. This advanced certification requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct patient care in orthopedic physical therapy practice. Marsha is also certified through the McKenzie Institute USA in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine (Cert MDT) and is trained in Dry Needling through IDN (Integrative Dry Needling).
Marsha’s Physical Therapy career has focused primarily in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on sports and spine injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. She takes a biomechanical approach to care with an emphasis on re-education of proper movement patterns through balancing strength, flexibility, joint mobility and motor control. Marsha believes that “Patient education is extremely important to successful outcomes. If a patient doesn’t understand how and why treatment strategies work, then I haven’t done my job.”
“Through Marsha’s astute observation, specific expertise and thoughtful coaching, she helped me overcome a debilitating back pain quite quickly.” -Todd Mower
After making some significant lifestyle changes of her own to boost her own health and overall wellness, Marsha became certified as a Health Coach and has invested herself in further and ongoing studying in topics including nutrition, sports nutrition, motivation, and well-being in order to help her Health Coaching clients work toward attaining their personal wellness goals.
She currently provides both Physical Therapy and Health Coaching services out of the Lebanon Clinic. Marsha lives in the Upper Valley where she enjoys running, hiking, and boot camp workouts as well as cheering on her daughter and son as they excel in karate, soccer, baseball, softball, and hockey.
“Under [Marsha’s] complete knowledge and sincere support I made steady progress back to the life I loved. She was incredible in the way she explained the specific way she wanted me to move and the reasons she designed the program she did. I not only made steady progress in your office, but she tapped into my own drive to push myself in between visits to double my progress. She led my body’s recovery, but more importantly my own emotional recovery.” -Susan Barrett
“I have had lower back pains for at least thirty years. Because my PT with Marsha, I feel very little pain. Marsha was able to achieve this new back status when other PTs and many doctors failed. I am very, happy and appreciative with Marsha. She was extremely knowledgeable, well trained and follows all the rules. Thank you Marsha.” -Ed Graham, PhD
“Amazing, helpful, spot on.” -Danielle Lemay
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