After living on Daniel Island for over 10 years, physical therapist Yves Gege wanted to find a way give back to the community. So five years ago he opened Made 2 Move Physical Therapy, a sanctuary for people in pain.
Made 2 Move doesn’t follow traditional insurance-based systems, allowing more time for therapists to attend to patients’ needs and get to the root of their problems.
“Our mission is to live in a world where health care is not needed. Sounds crazy, I know, but we want each patient to feel confident and in control of their health and fitness. We do that by providing custom plans, a lot of education, and hands on treatment,” said Gege.
Made 2 Move’s mission is to provide real relief from pain along with a major focus on the DI community.
“When we say local business we really mean it. We are locally owned and operated and ensure that we are actively participating in community events like the 911 Heroes Run,” Gege explained. The company often provides free workshops in the Charleston area.
New patient Joanne Enegess reached out to Made 2 Move after conventional methods failed to provide relief for a stress fracture. She immediately found success.
“I was overjoyed after my first session. I could walk without pain and put a shoe on for the first time since June,” Enegess said. “The attention the therapist provides is to your total health, not just the injury. They want to know your lifestyle before the injury, previous injuries, what are your goals, and what is your timeline to reach your goals. It is a very extensive intake evaluation prior to any treatment plan.”
DI resident Reese McFadden Gately was battling sciatica and in September 2020 the condition became debilitating.
“In a desperate attempt to feel better, I reached out to Made 2 Move and met (Dr.) Hannah Breal. Not only is Hannah an excellent physical therapist, but she really takes the time to listen to your story and determine all the factors in your life that may be causing the problem. We’ve used traditional methods to help me as well as dry needling, which I feel like is magical.”
Word of mouth is an important component for Made 2 Move’s success. Holistic chiropractor, Dr. Rachel Wurdemann of Sanctuary Blue appreciates having a physical therapy team with similar values on the island and routinely refers clients to Dane Gifford, Made 2 Move’s co-owner. “Dane and the entire team at Made 2 Move are fantastic. I have recommended clients go see them for acute injuries, rehabilitation, or various other issues that are out of my area of expertise.”
Gifford appreciates the DI community camaraderie. “All of the fitness and health professionals on the island really want the best for the residents as well. We always collaborate with other businesses on the island to make sure that our clients and residents are getting the care and attention that they deserve…The local DI fitness community is great. Everyone on the island is so supportive and really encourages a healthy lifestyle.”
For more information check out made2movept.com.