Healing Hands Physical Therapy

Our Practice


Our mission at HHPT is to provide high-quality care in our areas of expertise: Orthopedic, Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions and Women’s Health, in order to increase functional movement, decrease pain, and promote proper healing.

HHPT concentrates on healing the patient as a whole: mind, body, and soul. We create a safe place for healing and treat our patients with respect, compassion and appreciation.

Our Story

The story of Healing Hands began in 2001 when Amira, our owner, came back to Ann Arbor after living, working and studying in the UK. She studied CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and other healing modalities and wanted to work in a nurturing and healing environment. When she spoke with her peers about healthcare developments in recent years, it became obvious that a big emphasis was put on seeing as many patients as possible – too often at the expense of meeting each patient’s individual needs. In a way, it looked to her as if the “patient has to fit the model” rather than “the model has to fit the patient.”

Amira was quite idealistic. She wanted to change the world “one patient at a time.” She believed in taking the time to listen to the patient, and that in order to fully heal the body an holistic approach is needed.

Amira was passionate about bringing her holistic physical therapy approach to her community. She decided to open her own little place where she could be independent. She wanted to be the best therapist she can be, and by doing so, provide the best available therapy to her patients and empower them to be the best they can be.

She started Healing Hands Physical Therapy in 2001 with Zero patients. She got her first patient who was referred by an acupuncturist in the community and the rest is history.

Over the next 17 years, Healing Hands Physical Therapy went through many changes and growth, from having one therapist to now having a full team of highly qualified therapists who are among the best in their field. Each of our physical therapists has excellent skills, knowledge, and understanding of the body, and share Amira’s belief in a holistic approach. We believe that, at times, the patient can benefit from a variety of modalities; therefore, we consult amongst ourselves and co-treat the patients to provide a truly comprehensive treatment strategy. This holistic approach provides a wider range of treatment methods and philosophies than the conventional physical therapy model, facilitating a healing process of optimal benefit to our patients.

At Healing Hands Physical Therapy, our patients always come first. At the same time, we believe that Healing Hands will continue to uphold its mission only by supporting our staff to always learn, improve and be the best therapists they can be.

We at Healing Hands believe we can improve the world by doing our little share – with vision, integrity, and a lot of care.

Our motivation is to improve our patients’ lives. We are always amazed at the possibilities for returning an individual to optimal health, and by how the human body – once given the opportunity – can heal itself.

We feel honored to take part in our patients’ healing journeys, and we see our patients’ successes as our success!