Who We Are

About Us

Welcome to Physical Therapy in Motion! We teach you how to be pain-free with our powerful one-on-one treatment. Specializing in the McKenzie Method, we emphasize empowerment and self-treatment for conditions of the back, neck and extremities. By quickly identifying specific movements, we often facilitate improvement of your symptoms on day one. We’ll help you gain control of your pain and teach you to successfully treat yourself. Most importantly, we answer two questions nearly every patient wants to know: How can I make sure this doesn’t happen again? What should I do if it does?

Based on 25 reviews.
Ashley Gaylor
Ashley Gaylor
January 26, 2022.
Dr. Wood truly changed my life! I had a chronic back issue that haunted me for years, I always thought that was just the way it was. I would throw out my back a couple times a year, sometimes would take hours after a nights sleep to get moving in the morning and that would last for days. That is no longer the case, I went to a few secessions with Dr. Wood and she taught me preventive measures with my back by doing simple exercises. 10/10 would recommend!
Wendy Kelley
Wendy Kelley
January 19, 2022.
I have to share my personal experience with Susan! I had been experiencing some severe low back pain and went to Susan for some help. It was utterly amazing to me that with 2 sessions and instructions for at home exercises, she had me completely out of pain and it has not returned. I would highly recommend Susan if you have any sort of pain - she helps get to the root of the problem and offers solutions for getting you out of pain and keeping it gone! Thanks Susan!!
Eric Tepner
Eric Tepner
January 6, 2022.
I went to Dr. Wood (Susan) after dealing with lower back spasms for nearly a year. The pain impacted my daily routines and yoga practice. Susan was able to assess the underlying issue, prescribe the correct movements to help unblock my lower back, and get me back to regular functional movement after four visits. Dr. Wood is very personable, a great listener, and extremely knowledgeable. If you need to start moving again, she's your PT!
Glenn Whitaker
Glenn Whitaker
January 5, 2022.
I have Parkinson’s Disease, and the last thing I needed was to suffer chronic back pain. For almost 2 years, back pain side-lined me from exercises and many other activities, which is important for movement and balance in folks like me with Parkinson’s Disease. It got to where I couldn’t sit, stand or walk w/o severe pain. It was brutal. I tried back doctors, who took x-rays and said I had a slipped disc, took injections, pain pills, and was leaning towards surgery. I tried physical therapy, chiropractors, including acupuncture. All made me feel better, but only lasted a few days at the most. I was gearing up to requiring surgery and/or living with severe pain for the rest of my days. Dr. Susan Wood was recommended to me by a Parkinson’s boxing coach. Dr. Woods approach was simple and focused on what specific movements were causing the pain, and each pain-point was addressed with a movement solution (stretching, etc). I could tell an immediate improvement. Gradually we continued to ‘focus’ on the root cause, and I am now pain free 90% of the time, and can better address when the occasional flare-up occur. You aren’t a number with Dr. Wood. I am grateful for her approach and encouragement that you don’t have to suffer. It’s simple and focused….and well worth the time and effort it took. I look forward to living again, and have found hope when I was close to thinking I would ever walk and play normally. Glenn Whitaker
Jordan Cornett
Jordan Cornett
January 2, 2022.
Please go here if you're having mobility problems. Susan had the perfect stretches and exercises for my back after day one. It took four visits and I was able to leave with the confidence and tools that will allow me to keep the mobility of my back. I would recommend to anyone.
Alicia Phifer
Alicia Phifer
December 24, 2021.
Susan is an incredibly kind and patient physical therapist. I had been to other physical therapists, who were unable to diagnose and ease my shoulder and neck pain as quickly as Susan. My pain got better with every session and I am so grateful for my newfound mobility. I highly recommend her!
Chris Mackinlay
Chris Mackinlay
December 21, 2021.
Susan was very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient during my treatment with her. Would use her services again in the future!
Dalton Potts
Dalton Potts
November 30, 2021.
Great experience. Susan is super knowledgeable about the body and how to get it back to 100%. She always takes my calls and texts even when she isn’t in the office. Highly recommend!
Amory Hermetz
Amory Hermetz
November 3, 2021.
Susan is awesome. I had an issue with my neck and tightness in my shoulder. Within 2 appointments, my symptoms were drastically reduced. She walked me through some simple movements to increase my mobility. Practicing these movements in-between appointments made a huge difference. Not only is Susan really knowledgeable, but she also clearly cared about helping me improve. An easy choice if you need a PT.
David Hyman
David Hyman
October 8, 2021.
Truly professional. After just a few sessions, the pain that I was experiencing from a knee injury had subsided and I was able to return to my normal routines which included walking, Tai Chi, Pickleball, and Rock Steady Boxing. Dr. Wood sincerely cares about the welfare of her patients. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone requiring the skills of a physical therapist. -David Hyman
Susan Wood DPT, Cert MDT Physical Therapy In Motion Franklin TN

Susan Wood


Owner/Physical Therapist

Throughout my early career as a therapist, I was frustrated with my ability to make a tangible difference for my patients, especially with the time limits placed on my interactions with them. I deeply wanted to help my patients relieve their pain, but seeing multiple patients at a time, as well as having a highly regimented schedule, left me disappointed. Physical Therapy in Motion is my solution for having more satisfying outcomes for my patients.


My certification in McKenzie’s Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, enables healing for my patients through a reliable, evidence-based system. I structure treatments and implement practical interventions that work. I show patients how to understand their bodies and treat themselves. Simply put, it’s my passion to see people empowered with a long-term solution for their care.


A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, I grew up playing volleyball and competing with my seven brothers and sisters. I attended the University of Kentucky for my undergraduate degree and The Ohio State University where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.


I currently live in Brentwood with my family. I love traveling, hiking, connecting with nature, and reading. As an athlete, I’m competitive by nature and have even completed a few marathons and half Ironmans!

How We Treat

Our Difference


McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is a biopsychosocial system of musculoskeletal care emphasizing patient empowerment, self-treatment, and patient education. This movement based system of diagnosis and patient management offers a reliable and practical approach to acute, subacute and chronic conditions of the spine and extremities.


One-on-one Plus+ Care

We value your time and effort so you deserve our undivided attention to get the most out of each session. We also offer constant contact. Don’t wait! We encourage communication via our patient message portal to answer questions or tweak your program between visits.


Self Treatment

We believe in empowering you by prescribing specific exercises, helpful postures, and activity modifications that give you the control, not your condition. Often we can identify 1-2 simple movements on day one that will immediately impact your symptoms.



We train you for a successful transition past our care – for life. We teach you practical ways to prevent recurrence, tips for early detection and how to self-treat should they recur.

What We Treat

Our Services

Orthopedic Therapy

Orthopedic Therapy

At some point or another we almost all deal with pain somewhere. Our Movement based therapy addresses all your pain needs, from low back or neck pain/stiffness to knee arthritis and everything in between.

Sports Rehab

Sports Rehab

Dynamic and individualized care that progresses to sport specific movements. As an athlete, I understand the value of minimal downtime. We tailor your care to make sure you get back to doing what you love.

Telehealth Physical Therapy

Telehealth Physical Therapy

Receive the physical therapy care you need from the comfort of your own home or office. Our movement based treatment model aligns perfectly with virtual care.

Self Treatment Tips, Industry Insights & More

Our News

  • In this series we focus on Postural Alignment. Dr. Susan Wood finds ways to help you move your body to maximize function and decrease pain....

  • Rick, a patient of Physical Therapy in Motion, shares how he was able get his life back and avoid back surgery after working with Dr. Susan Wood....

  • While back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, it is not inevitable. As a society we sit a TON. The average American sits 7.4 hours/day....

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How We Charge

Our Payments

We believe in providing the highest quality care and one-on-one personal attention to your needs. Therefore, we are a cash base practice, which means we do not have a direct relationship with any insurance carriers. If you have out-of-network benefits, we will provide you with a copy of your bill that you can submit to your health plan for reimbursement for the services your health plan covers. We accept HSA/FSA, credit card, cash or check for payment.


Most patients can expect 4-8 visits of 1-2 sessions per week depending on their condition and goals for therapy. Let us teach you how to treat yourself!

Initial Evaluation (60 minutes)


Follow Up Sessions (60 minutes)


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Don’t Let Pain Get In The Way!

So that we can better serve your specific needs, please tell us how we can help you.  Schedule a one-on-one evaluation to discuss your condition, previous medical history, and goals for therapy. For additional availability or questions, please call us at (615) 905-1954 or email at susan@pt-inmotion.com.  Service packages and rates available upon scheduling.

What We Treat

  • Low Back Pain/Sciatica/DDD
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle Injuries
  • Orthopedic and Sports Related Injuries
  • Muscle Strain, Tendonitis, Tendonosis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Weakness/Deconditioning
  • And More

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