Mission Statement

We believe in setting our community in motion. Motion was formed to offer individuals a patient-first, outcome-focused physical therapy option.

  • We teach & learn

  • We believe in an inclusive & collaborative community

  • We are patient centric & nimble


  • Physical therapy and athletic training evaluation and treatment

  • Return to sport testing

  • Pelvic floor rehab*

  • Bike fitting*

  • Strength and conditioning programming

  • Ski and bike season preparation

  • Force plate strength and power Baseline testing*

  • Concussion baseline testing

  • Manual Therapy: manipulation, soft tissue (instrument assisted and manual), dry needling

(* location specific)

Recover / Optimize

  • Normatec compression recovery*

  • Force plate power analysis*

  • Dry Needling

  • Sports massage, recovery Massage, muscle activation

  • Pilates

  • Blood flow restriction*

  • Nutrition

  • Yoga*

  • Personal Training*

(* location specific)

Education is key

We Teach

We are passionate educators who serve as instructors in the clinic and for DPT curricula across the country. We host physical therapy students for clinical internships and postdoctoral students for residency programs.

We Learn

We are self-proclaimed nerds, engaged in lifelong learning. We are evidence-informed and open-minded to the latest research that will guide our evolving practice. We are dedicated to working collaboratively and sharing our skills and clinical expertise during team labs and mentorship sessions.


We are committed to growing the next generation of residency trained physical therapists who will serve as leaders in our field. We host an orthopedic and sports residency program through Evidence in Motion as well as continuing education courses onsite throughout the year.

Why a Residency?

A clinical residency is a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists. Its purpose is to significantly advance the resident’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. A residency combines the opportunity for ongoing supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis of advanced practice and scientific inquiry.

Our residency program will also help prepare the resident to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) certification exam.

(Adapted from apta.org)

Why choose a residency at Motion Physical Therapy?

At Motion, clinical residencies align with our mission and core values as a company: striving for superior patient outcomes, driven by evidence, education, and education. Being a physical therapist owned practice, we are able to base our decisions and growth strategies with the above values. This ensures that therapists have the support to be successful in their practice, with encouraged continued education, research, and teaching involvement, we hope to continue to succeed in valuing the providers who subsequently make the best decisions for the patients we treat.

Our residency programs partner with Evidence in Motion (EIM). EIM’s hybrid learning model of both online and hands on learning “allows students to cover foundational knowledge and concepts online before onsite weekend intensives where (residents) learn, practice, and perfect their hands-on skills.”

The EIM program provides residents the opportunity to capture all the benefits of a residency, including 1:1 mentoring with experienced clinical specialists, as well as developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful clinician in private practice.

What is the application process?

Applications for both the Sports and Orthopaedic Residencies are accepted on a rolling basis.  A completed application should include the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a former employer or CI
  3. A statement of goals, one-to-three pages in length, describing what you’d like to achieve during your residency

Additional Requirements:

  • A member of either the Orthopaedic or Sports sections of the APTA
  • Sports residents are required to hold a current ATC designation, a current license as an EMT, or hold a current Emergency Medical Responder certification.
  • Orthopaedic Residents are required to hold a current CPR certification

For more information about our program, please contact below:

  • Motion Minnesota: Peter Ames, PT, PhD, SCS:
  • Motion Utah: Cara Baxter, PT, OCS:

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