“DR. ONE AND ONLY! MOVEMENT SPECIALIST THAT I TRUST WITH MY BODY.”
We are MOVEMENT SPECIALISTS
We utilize the power of primitive patterns as a catalyst for loco-motion.
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.
MOTUS combines our knowledge of SPORT, SCIENCE and MOVEMENT each into one specific task that enables our clients to succeed.
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: TRUSTED BY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES
Keep them in the game, not in rehab.
Our clients perform at the highest levels and come from a wide range of disciplines. MOTUS has become trusted amongst students, fitness lovers, weekend warriors and professional athletes because of the sense of ownership we take over each and every one of our clients. They become a part of MOTUS team and we work with them not only to get them back in the game as quickly as possible, but to ensure that the pain does not return down the line.
We, at MOTUS, believe; the less we see our clients, the better we’ve done our job.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs
Megan Hodge Easy
Mexico National Soccer Team
2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Los Angeles Chargers
Mexican National Soccer Team
ATP Ranked #21
USA Broze Medalist – Doubles
New York Giants
San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FIVB / AVP Beach Volleyball
Los Angeles Lakers
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams
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Drew is the founder of MOTUS, a functional movement approach to clinical rehabilitation for amateur and professional athletes. Prior to opening his own practice, he was the Director of Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California-Athletic Medicine Department for 5 years. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy for the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC followed by completion of a residency in Orthopaedics and a fellowship in Sports Physical Therapy through Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. He has experience as an athletic trainer and physical therapist in Division 1 Athletics, NFL, NBA, USA Indoor Volleyball, USA/AVP Beach Volleyball and the World’s Strongest Man Competition. He is on the board of context experts to design item questions for the Sports Clinical Specialist exam. He is also a clinical instructor for the Kaiser Permanente Sports Fellowship program and Azusa Pacific University Physical Therapy Department. He was the primary Clinical Instructor for the USC Division 1 Sports Fellowship program, one of only three programs in the nation.
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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. He has a passion for sports and was a four-year letterman in football at Occidental College before traveling to Australia to be a player/coach for the University of Sydney Lions American football team. Upon returning to the states he spent two seasons coaching football at Pasadena Polytechnic High School.
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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. His passion for sports has been a major part of his life, competing in everything from basketball and powerlifting to racing BMX at a professional level.
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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.
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Sally Morcos received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2006. She is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS) since 2011 and has practiced pediatric physical therapy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for over 10 years. Sally has extensive experience in the management of the pediatric patient with neurologic, orthopedic, and muscular dysfunctions. Over the years she has developed expertise in the treatment of high risk infants, torticollis and developmental delay. She has administered developmental assessments for high risk infants and serves as Adjunct Faculty at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Program for pediatric courses. Sally is one of the co-founders and past president of Red Star Riders, a non-profit organization that provides adaptive tricycles to children with special needs and physical disabilities. The experience she has gained allows her to bring the knowledge and highly skilled treatment approach expected of Children’s Hospital into the MOTUS approach. She now heads the pediatric division of MOTUS.