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Our Mission

At Groundswell PT, our mission is to provide the highest level of care to patients that reduces fear of movement, inspires health, and promotes fitness.

We aim to promote patient understanding of musculoskeletal conditions without fear and use movement and loading to improve health and resilience. We prefer active treatments when possible with minimal to no reliance on passive modalities. We offer 1 on 1 care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at all times. Direct access to doctor through email, text, and phone are our standard as clear communication is key to successful management. Through this relationship, we are able to provide the highest quality of care.  Only together as a team can we reach our greatest potential.


Our team


Adam Ladwig, DPT

Doctor of Physical THerapy

Adam believes that resolving a patient’s pain requires looking globally at movement quality of the person as a whole and individualizing treatments with respect to the patient’s interests, goals, and activities.  Adam utilizes an integrated approach to manage pain, improve mobility, and  restore stability,  Using manual therapy in conjunction with movement pattern retraining and strengthening, he is able to help patients achieve their goals. Professional coursework incorporated into treatments includes athletic screening and manual treatments for the spine and upper/lower extremities including manipulation. 


In his free time, Adam enjoys surfing, trail running, functional movement training, hiking, guitar, and paddling.  Prior to working as a PT, he was a conservation biologist working in both fisheries and land management. His passion for native plants is continued today through hiking and gardening.


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2015 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

  • BS Biology University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Continuing Education Highlights

- SFMA (selective functional movement assessment) level 1 and 2

- Institute of Clinical Excellence Lumbar and Cervical management

- Member of Virtual Institute of Clinical Excellence 

- Conservative management of Gait related disorders

- Modern Manual Therapy management of Upper and Lower extremity

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