The MOTI Approach

At MOTI, we are driven by Science. Owned and operated by Doctors of Physical Therapy, we ensure that all of our practices are evidence based.

All of our Physical Therapists are Doctoral and Residency or Fellowship trained.

Our founders are Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates of the University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, which is the premier program in the nation. The MOTI approach to physiotherapy is firmly rooted in evidence-based practice.

In addition to utilizing the most up to date evidence-based practices of the field, our Physical Therapists practice the study of Applied Functional Science, developed by the Gray Institute.

Applied Functional Science is a distinctive and integrated approach to evaluation, rehabilitation, training, and conditioning that enhances neuro-muscular-skeletal comfort and performance for people of all ages and conditions. AFS trained therapists are able to find the biomechanical faults and compensations to focus on root causes instead of merely the symptoms. Leveraging the proven and trusted principles of the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences, AFS uses natural three dimensional movement strategies to subconsciously normalize biomechanical chain reaction efficiency and effectiveness. AFS produces accelerated results that are measureable and sustainable. We’ve all heard every action leads to a reaction…that is especially true in the human body. One faulty part, leads to many faulty parts and then possibly pain, degeneration, injury, or non-healing. An AFS trained physical therapist has unique training to find that faulty part, evaluate how it has affected the rest of your body, and the unique ability to fix it correctly.

MOTI Physical Therapists analyze the whole person…looking at their movement patterns and lifestyle to develop a truly personalized treatment experience, with an emphasis on functional therapeutic exercise. Traditional medicine treats the part…and Functional Medicine (AFS) treats the person. For example, when treating a painful knee, traditional medicine might simply identify what part of the knee is damaged or weak and focus simply on improving or strengthening that part of the knee.

The MOTI approach looks at what caused the knee to weaken or degenerate. The therapist analyzes you and the way you move and how it affects your knee, from the foot all the way to the head. And treatment aims to correct the problem that caused the knee issue as opposed to simply treating the symptoms.

If you have had a problem or pain that no one has been able to figure out, give a clinician at MOTI Physiotherapy a try. Let them find your weakest link and correct the problem.

We are passionate about staying on top of the evolving science that drives our field:

  • Our clinicians practice an enthusiastic pursuit of continuing education to stay on top of the latest research and practices coming out in the field
  • MOTI is constantly pursuing new research opportunities in order to better our field
  • MOTI holds regular continuing education courses on site for local and international practitioners

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