About Quantum Shift

In 2012, Quantum Shift Physical Therapy owner Denise Mead created her own practice to focus on healthcare as I feel it should be: looking a people as individuals with their own healing journey – not as a diagnosis, a protocol or a certain number of visits allowed – to provide a different healthcare experience where people feel connected, heard and cared for. Her goal is, and always has been, to provide a healing environment and a personalized experience for every person who walked through my door.  

At Quantum Shift, we use Myofascial Release along with other bodywork and movement therapies to create healing for the individual. We promote independence through education in body mechanics, self-treatment instruction, and education in postural and movement awareness. Our goal is to help people eliminate pain, restore movement and daily function. Helping people to heal so they can achieve their highest quality of life.

A client today can usually expect to see a therapist for 10 -15 minutes before being handed off to an intern or student in an effort to maximize payment for the clinic. Denise fosters an environment where a person receives a full treatment with an experienced therapist in an environment where they can be treated as an individual. She utilizes John Barnes Myofascial Release as well as a variety of other assessments and hands-on treatment tools to treat the entire body and work with the whole human being.

Therapists & staff

Denise Mead, Quantum Shift


Denise Mead is the owner and operator of Quantum Shift Physical Therapy. She obtained her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1995. Since that time, Denise has practiced in a variety of settings including home health, nursing home and outpatient physical therapy. She has been a clinical instructor and student supervisor for most of her career and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others and a desire to see those she meets grow and learn.


Denise is a long time resident of Lawrence, KS and has 19 years of outpatient therapy experience. She specializes in the treatment of patients with a variety of diagnoses but has focused particularly on treating people with chronic pain issues. Denise has had extensive continuing education and training in postural assessment and utilization of the John Barnes Myofascial Release Treatment Techniques, studying with John Barnes since 1999 and using JBMFR exclusively in her therapeutic practice since 2000. 

Denise founded her own practice, Quantum Shift Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, in 2012. Her goal has been to provide a unique, safe environment for those people who were looking for new ways to facilitate their own healing. Denise's philosophy centers around treatment of the whole individual, striving to help people live all aspects of their lives in health and wellness.

The combination of Denise’s extensive training, years of experience, and compassionate focus on the well-being of her clients offers an exceptional level of service provided to those under her care.