Your Physical Therapist comes to YOU.
At Superior Movement Physical Therapy, your Physical Therapist comes to YOU, where you need it most. I can work with you in your home, workplace, at the gym, via virtual platform, and even outdoors. This removes the inconvenience of traveling to a facility for your appointments, and makes your treatment 100% unique to what you want and need.
Is pain making it difficult to complete certain activities in your home? I can troubleshoot exactly what is bothering you and make it easier for you to move by modifying your home environment. Are you bothered by pain while at work? I can meet you at your workplace and help make specific ergonomic adjustments that will help you right away. Do you want professional exercise coaching to help you meet your fitness goals? I can work with you where you like to work out.
I also offer virtual treatment. Using a virtual platform, I can effectively evaluate and provide services for your problem and offer you guided instruction and get you started on a home exercise program. After you schedule an appointment, I will send you an e-mail with a meeting link. All you have to do is click on the link in your e-mail, have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and microphone, and you're good to go! We can always troubleshoot any tech issues prior to and during our meeting, to ensure it is productive.
I look forward to working with you and helping you get back to moving at your best!
Meet Your Physical Therapist.
Elizabeth Steckelberg, PT, DPT
Dr. Elizabeth Steckelberg is the DPT behind Superior Movement. She also goes by Elunia, which is her name in Polish. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2012 and is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in Minnesota. Prior to her graduate studies she completed her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University - Chicago.
Dr. Steckelberg has extensive training in the McKenzie Method® of evaluation and treatment and she is a certified provider of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. She also has training in balance, falls and vestibular (perception of body movement) management, among many other topics of continuing education.
She is most passionate about working with people who have back and neck pain, and helping active or athletic people of all ages recover from injury.
Elunia has lived in Grand Marais since 2015. She enjoys staying active in the North Shore's great outdoors, including hiking, running, canoeing, camping and downhill skiing. She also likes to practice yoga, dance, sing, bake and take her dog on adventures.
The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
Dr. Steckelberg was first introduced to this assessment and treatment method for back and neck pain in her DPT curriculum at UWL and has been using it to help people with pain feel and move better since she started practicing PT in 2012. She has completed four extensive 3-4 day courses from the McKenzie Institute® USA and uses it to assess and treat back, neck and extremity (i.e. shoulder, knee, etc.) pain. While this is not the only method she uses, she has seen how her knowledge and use of this technique has helped empower her patients to take control of their pain time and time again, and she will more often than not use it as a foundation in how she evaluates and treats your problem. Below are images of commonly used exercises employed in this technique. To learn more about this method, click here.
Prone Lumbar Extension
Shoulder Internal Rotation
Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a form of soft tissue mobilization that allows for precise detection and treatment of soft tissue and fascial restrictions as well as muscle and tendon dysfunction. The IASTM trained clinician uses instruments to relieve tension, improve flexibility and reduce pain.