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Sample in-app messaging conversation between Motion Care Advocate and sample member, Julia Motion: 'Hi Julia, welcome to Motion! How can we help you today? Would you like to schedule an appointment?' Julia: 'Yes, that would be great.' Motion: 'To better match you to one of our clinicians, can you give us a little more information?' Motion sends Julia a link: 'Tell us about your issue or injury'

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Physical Therapist

A physical therapist is a movement expert who treats people of all ages and abilities, helping them improve and maintain function and quality of life. Physical therapists create individual treatment plans to match each person’s goals, helping people improve their fitness and function, avoid surgery, reduce the use of opioids and other drugs, and partner in their own care.

Physical Therapist Natalie Mar guides a member through his therapeutic exercises.

Conditions We Treat

Physical therapists treat musculoskeletal (MSK) issues — conditions that affect muscles, bones, and joints, including pre-operative, non-operative, and post-operative injuries.

  • Ankle Injuries
    Common ankle injuries include ligament sprains, achilles tendinopathy, and achilles strain.
  • Knee Injuries
    Common knee injuries include ACL sprains, MCL sprains, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), iliotibial band syndrome, and patellar tendinopathy.
  • Hip Injuries
    Common hip injuries include trochanteric bursitis, hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), CAM or Pincer impingement, and gluteal tendinopathy.
  • Elbow/Wrist Injuries
    Common elbow and wrist injuries include lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), UCL sprains, and wrist sprains.
  • Shoulder Injuries
    Common shoulder injuries include subacromial bursitis, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and AC joint sprain.
  • Back Injuries
    Common back injuries include lumbar strain or sprain, radiculopathies, disc injury, sciatica, and sacroiliac pain/dysfunction.
  • Ankle Surgery
    Common ankle surgeries include fracture/dislocation repair with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF), lateral reconstruction, ankle fusion, total joint replacement, and achilles repair, among other procedures.
  • Knee Surgery
    Common knee surgeries include ACL reconstruction, menisectomy or meniscus repair, and total joint replacement, among other procedures.
  • Hip Surgery
    Common hip surgeries include labral repair, osteotomy, and total joint replacement, among other procedures.
  • Elbow Surgery
    Common elbow surgeries include UCL reconstruction (Tommy John) and cubital tunnel release, among other procedures.
  • Shoulder Surgery
    Common shoulder surgeries include labral repair (SLAP, Bankart, Hill Sachs), rotator cuff repair, acromioclavicular joint repair, and total joint replacement, among other procedures.
  • Spine Surgery
    Common spine surgeries include disc replacement, microdiscectomy, and joint fusion, among other procedures.
  • Running
    Address musculoskeletal imbalances and work to correct them before the repetitive nature of running can cause pain.
  • Sport Specific
    Design specific prevention programs tailored to the demands of the sport and most common injuries suffered in that sport.

Clinical Scope

The types of musculoskeletal healthcare services that a clinician is authorized to provide differ based on specialty. At Motion, a physical therapist brings specific strengths to the clinical team.

Evaluate and diagnose functional deficits

Evaluate the musculoskeletal system and recognize deficits in mobility, stability, or strength and how those factors may be contributing to a given diagnosis.

Manual therapy

Perform various hands on or instrument assisted therapies to soft tissue structures including myofascial release or stretching to assist with pain, swelling, muscle tension, or other restrictions.

Pain neuroscience education

Educate individuals about the science and nature of pain and how it relates to mobility and recovery.

Prescribe therapeutic exercises

Prescribe focused exercises aimed to correct imbalances or strengthen injured/weak body regions to aid in rehabilitation and recovery.

Meet our Physical Therapists

Jake Bagley, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jake Bagley
Doctor of Physical Therapy

I’ve been fortunate to have travelled and practiced in multiple countries, working in many different care settings. What drew me to Physical Therapy… view full bio

Natalie Mar, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Natalie Mar
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Helping people reach their highest potential is what motivated me to become a physical therapist. I love the challenge of problem solving, educating… view full bio

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