Welcome to the New Age of Physical Therapy. A higher level of physical therapy for those who need it the most. Physical Therapy that is evidence-based and on the cutting edge of technology.

MOTUS techniques are trusted by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. Our primitive methodologies combined with progressive movements are designed to meet you right where you are. We passionately seek results as if your livelihood depends on it — because it does. 

MOTUS is the leading physical therapy clinic in Newport Beach, Orange County.





We utilize the power of primitive patterns as a catalyst for movement.

latin /mo-tus/ -noun
1: movement

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 when we were born.
Our main objective is targeting the source of the problem, not just curing the site of the pain.


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. We utilize multiple disciplines to treat the whole kinetic chain. Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training is a tool in our toolbox that can be utilized in various fashions such as rebuilding muscle mass and improving mobility.


Keep you IN the game — NOT in rehab

Injuries and chronic pain can get to best of us — whether professional football player or distance runner, all of us have the potential to get sidelined every now and then. When this happens, only three things are guaranteed to get you back to peak performance: an expert diagnosis, a winning treatment plan and exceptional physical therapy. MOTUS employs all of these methods to ensure that you are back in the game in no time. We bring our extensive background and experience to each and every person that walks through our doors — no matter what their profession. 

MOTUS does not resemble your typical physical therapy practice. Our patients range from mountain bikers to NFL and NBA players and everything in-between.
What they all have in common is a need to identify the exact source of an injury when other physical therapy practices fail to do so. Whether golfer, spin enthusiast, or professional athlete, each client’s treatment begins the same way: with a sound diagnosis.

It is our mission to seek and employ the very best solutions for our patients and solve what has gone painfully unsolved. T
he demand for our services crosses boundaries; pro-athlete recommendations are our most visible source of new clients. At MOTUS, we believe that the less we see our clients, the better we’ve done our job.


Drew Morcos


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.

Christy Hudson


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.


Sally Morcos


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.


MOTUS provides all services directly to their clients on a 1 on 1 basis for a full hour without the use of PT Aides tor PT Assistants. For this reason MOTUS does not accept insurance. As a benefit, we will provide detailed documentation that you may forward to your provider for potential reimbursement.