Paula has a great curiosity for movement mechanics and the art of moving. She has pursued this interest on many levels and earned a BA and MFA in Dance. Her interest continued as she became a certified yoga teacher and then a certified Pilates teacher. She has spent two decades teaching dance, yoga, and pilates at the studio, community and university level.
Her interest in anatomy, kinesiology and movement mechanics led her to pursue a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since 2013 she has worked extensively in outpatient orthopedics and honed strong manual therapy skills.
Whether in the studio or the clinic she hopes to help others to have a better human experience through movement. She is especially interested in efficient movement mechanics to reduce pain and increase the longevity that we have in our daily lives, activities, and sports.
Q&A with Paula Biasi Trusky
Q. How long have you been a physical therapist assistant?
A. 5 years.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. Manual therapy complemented by the use of yoga, pilates and other somatic practices as therapeutic exercise.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Pilates teacher and Yoga teacher, I like to combine my deep background in movement and my knowledge of anatomy with an interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation. My treatments emphasize manual therapy, teaching self-care techniques, efficient mechanics, and functional movement patterns.
Q. What can a new patient expect?
A. My patients can expect to feel comfortable and at ease in my care. I aim to treat the whole person and not just the affected body part. I think that people have a right and obligation to be educated about their bodies. Patients can expect to learn about their anatomy and habits and learn how to manage their injuries or areas of pain in their daily lives.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. I am very interested in natural movement fitness. I think we need to train our bodies for what we expect them to do on a daily basis and also use our bodies for tasks that they have evolved to perform, which is not sitting at a desk all day!
Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. I am focusing on eating and moving for wellbeing. For me that means eating a diet based around real whole foods, with room for chocolate of course! I’m moving my body with the aim of being strong, mobile and as agile and pain free as I can be. There are high standards for women in our society to look a certain way. My wellness goals revolve around letting my body find its natural stasis point when I move and eat to feel good and healthy.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. Only three?! Move my body (yes that’s vague, but I love to move in all sorts of ways), hang with my pooch Roxy and cook delicious food.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. The east and west river trails just north of Invivo.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. For pizza I like Tranfer Pizzeria (best crust ever) and for Thai food I love EE-sane, they do spice right!
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. My hobbies help me to relax. Taking my dog for a nice long walk, practicing yoga, and enjoying a glass of wine.