After more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant, Michelle Odegard decided to broaden her skillset and take on her own practice. She opened 7 Oaks Bodywork and Massage at 925 E. Main St. in Merrill at the beginning of March 2018.
Along with her licensure as a physical therapist assistant, Michelle is also a licensed massage therapist, certified cupping therapist, certified personal trainer and certified acupressure practitioner. All that together gives Michelle a deeper understanding of the human body and allows her to provide a wide range of treatments to benefit her patients.
Combining elements of Eastern and Western medicine, Michelle offers additional treatments including myofacial release, micro-current point stimulation, auricular therapies, and kinesio taping.
“The human body is intriguing to me,” Michelle said. “Finding ways to get it to work again is interesting.”
In just a short time, Michelle has found there is a demand for the services she offers. Some of her former physical therapy patients are now coming to 7 Oaks. Other practitioners are also referring patients who they feel will benefit from Michelle’s services.
“It spread by word of mouth,” Michelle said. “I can offer other options that people may have not heard about.”
Combining her physical therapy background with additional licenses and certifications has allowed Michelle to draw from a wide range of techniques to help free her patients from pain or dysfunction.
“My background didn’t necessarily open the door, but it allowed me to bring all my skills with me,” she said.
Having her own practice allows Michelle to make the decisions that will restore her patients to balance and good health.
“It gives me the choice to do everything I need to do,” she said.
Her cozy building on Main Street has been transformed from an office into a space of tranquility.
New patients are welcome to come in for a consultation without commitment.
7 Oaks Bodywork and Massage can be reached at 715-218-8400, or visit online at 7OaksBodyworkandMassage.com.