Rising Star Therapy Specialists LLC

Michelle Provides personalized Fitness therapy by using wellness/fitness programs in connection with physical therapy to any individual desiring personal growth, improved self-esteem, and overall feelings of empowerment in all aspects of one’s life.

Clients are valued as unique individuals with varied skills and abilities and are encouraged to develop their full potential in a comfortable, stable, compassionate, and respectful environment that promotes and maintains one’s fitness, health, and quality of life.

Change is viewed as positive, and open communication is essential for individual growth to occur.

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  • Provide the best possible clinical care.
  • Strive to minimize injuries and other costly medical expenses.
  • Provide cost-effective therapy to clients by preserving quality of care.
  • Share with clients any new research and developments in efforts to enhance quality of care.
  • Provide a personalized treatment program.
  • Perform a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Help clients emotionally feel better, think better, work better, and look better.
  • Instruct clients on how to promote their own healing.

Empowerment Coaching looks at balancing all aspects of wellness! Michelle has a unique ability to work on helping people connect the mind with the body. She offers personal and group sessions to assist people in eliminating old behaviorial patterns and fears and to guide them towards new pathways of self growth and transformation. Below is an idea of the wellness components she strives to focus on with each individual. She even can develop personal wellness programs using environmental elements that assist with altering nervous system function.

“A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” Lao-Tzu


Our society today has had a very narrow perspective of the definition of health. Our lack of a more widened focus views healthy individuals as being absent of disease. Individuals, born with or acquiring some sort of disability throughout their lifetime, are often less supported and viewed as present with disease. The history of companies face today when they design wellness programs and initiate health care and dental programs for their employees. Is someone disabled if they are physically handicapped or is disability in the workplace extending to those who acquire ADHD, depression, and eating disorders. Are these companies providing or creating venues that are cost effective eventually in the long run? Once business owners and members in the health care industry recognize and accept that health is not static but a dynamic, changing, and multifactorial -shifting on a continuum during a persons journey through life, they will find it easier to understand how a person with a disability can improve or worsen his or her health in the same manner as everyone else. The only difference is that people with disabilities are more susceptible to secondary health conditions.

It is difficult for people with disabilities or not, to be fully embodied or disease free throughout our lifetime. Specific attention to prevention strategies for people with disabilities is arising and need attention. Times are changing and are paradigm of thinking is changing as well. Health Care professionals are starting to look deeply at the cause of our problems without running to diagnose and treat. Overall wellness is in our future, so how do we get there?


Definition of Wellness/Components
Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Environmental, Occupational, Financial, Medical, Intellectual

Physical Component
Levels of organization in body, Body Systems ( Cardiovascular/ Respiratory/ Circulatory/ Digestive/ Nervous / Endocrine)
Nervous System—Mind body link/neural adaptations, Muscle Fiber, Basic kinesiology of exercise, Basic training Principles/ assessments, Adaptations/ LAWS to training- FITT principle/ Wolf’s Law, Training Loads, Exercise prescription- cardio, endurance, strength, flexibility, Workout Guidelines

Food and Nutrition
(You are what u Eat)
Developing proper eating habits/weight reduction
Making the Best food choices (veg/grains, sugars, organic/nonorganic)
Obesity/weight reduction (sedentary lifestyle, medications, poor nutrition, culture, Processed Foods/Toxins, Eating to facilitate neurotransmission
Vitamins/Minerals/ Supplementation/ herbs, Estimating caloric needs, Designing colorful healthy foods around a person’s culture and socioeconomic background

Mental/Emotional/Spiritual Component
Writing goals/ intentions disease or no disease, Visualization exercises, Positive/ negative environmental stressors, Managing Stress, Proper Sleep, Coping strategies/, Breathing Exercises, Contact with others, Contributing through paid work or volunteering

Designing Wellness program in any settings
(Schools/Day programs/Group homes/Clinics)
Light, Colors, Sounds/ Rhythms/ Music, Smells, Brainwaves

Reiki is both an energy and a system of healing developed in Japan in the late 1800s by Dr Mikao Usui. Reiki in itself means energy. Rei translates into universal spiritual wisdom and Ki means life energy force. Reiki works to promote healing on all levels- emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. Reiki has been used to treat every known illness. These illness can range from migraine headaches, to fatigue, to personality disorders, and even can help heal broken bones. Reiki can be learned by anyone. It is transmitted from teacher to student by means of "attunements" given by the Reiki Master.

Michelle has received her Reiki certifications 1, 2, and 3 from her Reiki Master, Sangeet Khalsa, She is blessed to be able to offer Reiki treatments. You can contact her directly to schedule a session. Michelle will soon be assisting Reiki 1, 2, and 3 classes with a Reiki Master. These upcoming classes will soon be posted. Anyone is welcome.

Michelle is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher. She offers Kundalini yoga classes for all populations. She offers personal and group classes. You can contact her for both personal and group sessions.

Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system as a means to promote healing within the body. Dry needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, headaches, back pain, shoulder issues, and some nerve problems. Treatment techniques are based on concepts of modern medicine, and it is not the same as acupuncture. Dry needling works by trying to create homeostasis within the body and can work by changing the way your body senses pain and by helping the body heal itself. Dry needling can be one part of your overall rehabilitation treatment.

Please contact her to schedule an appointment and learn more information on this modality and other modalities that she offers.