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Pivotal Connections Physical Therapy Staff

Empowering Your Vitality

Through Essential Physical Therapy Care

We’re in the business of helping people feel better than they ever thought possible.

At Pivotal Connections Physical Therapy, we want everyone to live life to the fullest. Based in Arcata, our physiospa offers a wide range of industry-leading services, from individualized physical therapy sessions with Dr. Sandi Buchheister to cryotherapy, infrared sauna, and compression therapy. Our unique and effective approach to physical therapy taps into the body’s incredible potential to heal so you can get back to doing what you love.

Tap into your body's potential to heal

Physical Therapy at Pivotal Connections
Cryotherapy at Pivotal Connections
Patient in rapid reboot for compression therapy
patient sitting in the infrared sauna
Patient getting scanned by the DXA Scanner for  Body Composition and Bone Density


Personalized physical therapy with Dr. Sandi Buchheister.


Stimulate your body’s healing abilities in just three minutes.


Recover from sore muscles quicker with a deep tissue massage.


Relax in our sauna, and take your self-care to a whole other level.


Learn more about your body fat, muscle, and bone composition.


We are so much more than your typical physical therapist.

We believe that self-care isn’t superficial.

As a physiospa, we offer a hybrid of highly personalized physical therapy services, as well as a host of other treatments to help you rejuvenate your body. All of our therapy modalities can provide relief and healing for those in pain, and can also enhance your self-care regimen on a regular basis.   

We use the power of technology to harness your body’s natural ability to heal.

Our bodies are wired to respond to external factors such as heat, cold, and pressure in order to self-regulate and heal. We utilize technology to provide a targeted therapy approach and help you recover and maintain wellness.

We believe that genuine hospitality can be healing.

You’ll feel it from the moment you walk in—we foster a feeling of warmth and genuine joy throughout our clinic. Our goal is for you to leave our clinic feeling better—not only with relief from pain but also feeling lighter and happier as you go into the rest of your day.

Cryotherapy Changing Rooms

Patient Stories

Dr. Sandi and the crew were awesome, friendly and inviting. I did the bone density scan and it didn't take very long to do and it was an eye opener for me to see my scan and where not only I could do improvement on my body, but to also know my bones are not in jeopardy. I received a print out, explanation of the entire scan and I downloaded the Fit Trace App to help keep track. Highly recommend.

Jesse S.

Pivotal Connections Client

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy literally means “cold therapy”. By stepping into our Juka Cryosauna tank, you can safely expose your body to extreme cold temperatures for a short time. This triggers a cascade of positive benefits, from reducing inflammation and pain to boosting your mood and metabolism, and much more.

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