MOTUS Specialists Physical Therapy

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ABOUT

MOTUS’ proven approach is centered around the use of neuromuscular training to regain function and return our clients to doing the things they love. We incorporate primitive movement patterns that are innate in the human developmental process and use them to correct movement faults. Our team analyzes movement as it is intended to be and the focus is on targeting the source of the problem, not just curing the site.

We look at the biomechanics of movement dynamically, rather than in isolation, and that is the very key to movement. It starts with the most primitive form of diaphragmatic breathing. From there, the body can sustain and develop the most optimal strain to achieve the highest efficiency rate. MOTUS’ understanding of how our body is made up and how each chain is integrated into every movement is crucial to our clients success.

MOTUS has become trusted amongst students, fitness lovers, weekend warriors and professional athletes.

Christy Hudson

PT, DPT, SCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Christy received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California (USC) in 2014 and her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology in 2011 from Texas Christian University (TCU). Christy then completed the Texas Health Resources Sports Medicine Sports Residency in 2015. While in her residency she performed her own research looking at normative data for lower extremity balance in collegiate volleyball players, which she presented at Combined Sections Meeting in 2016 and published in Physical Therapy in Sport later that year. She is an APTA board certified Sports Clinical Specialist with experience working with Division 1 Athletics and FIVB/USA/AVP Beach Volleyball athletes. Her passion for sports led her to be a four-year letterman in indoor volleyball at TCU where she was an All-American.

Nick Smith

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Nick received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University (APU) in 2015 and his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science in 2012 from California State University Northridge (CSUN). Nick then completed the International Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (IPNFA Level IV) Residency at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo in 2016 and the Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency in 2017. He is currently a Fellow in the Azusa Pacific University Movement Systems and Sports Performance Fellowship (2018). He worked for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) alongside one of the premier Supercross/Motocross Champions. While holding a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), he has worked with variety of athletes at all levels of competition. He competes in everything from basketball and powerlifting to racing BMX at a professional level.

Tommy Andre

PT, DPT, CSCS

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST BIO

Tommy Andre received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Southern California (USC) in 2017 and his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Occidental College in 2010. He holds certifications from NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR), and Advanced Continuing Education Institute in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique (IASTM). While at USC, he worked as a research assistant under the direction of Dr. Todd Schroeder and Dr. Jacqueline Kiwata in the USC Clinical Exercise Research Center from 2013-2014. Specifically, the study looked at the use of resistance exercise and protein supplementation as an intervention for prostate cancer survivors on androgen deprivation therapy.

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