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 44 reviews
I came to Dr. Wood in Cool Springs/Franklin because I was having knee and hip pain. I wanted a specialist experienced in working with this sort of problem. She made a thorough examination of my gait/walk and posture. Base on that evaluation, she gave me several exercises to try during the session to see which would be most helpful. She sent me short videos showing how to do each exercise correctly, the number of reps and frequency. I'm improving after the second visit. I highly recommend Dr. Susan Wood.
Jeffrey Falvo
Jeffrey Falvo
I have had a great experience with PT in Motion in Franklin. After having ankle pain for several months, trying a few other treatment options which didn't work, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Wood. I had not considered physical therapy until a friend suggested Dr. Wood. On my first appointment, she thoroughly evaluated my gait and prescribed exercises to restore the natural alignment in my feet. Within 3 weeks I was walking better and most importantly without pain. I am so grateful for Dr. Wood and the type individualized care she provides. PT in Motion is worth the drive from Brentwood or even Nashville.
Kyle Collier
Kyle Collier
I highly recommend Susan for all your PT needs. She goes above and beyond for her patients to make sure you have a quick recovery and to ensure you are set with preventative measures. Thank you again!!
Tina Lilly
Tina Lilly
Just wanted to share how wonderful Susan is to work with. I had full knee replacement surgery in January 2022 and although I had 8 weeks of physical therapy, I was still not able to do many of the things that I had prior to my surgery. Susan asked me a lot of questions, watched me walk, etc., and we developed an exercise program that would help my knee to move more freely. I am happy to say that it worked and I couldn’t be happier with my progress. I am so grateful! Thank you Susan.
Bob D'Amato
Bob D'Amato
Susan took me from surgery to recovery in a very short time. Very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her.
Leslie McCain
Leslie McCain
Susan helped my husband tremendously. She gave him exercises that would help relieve pain and make it easy and comfortable for him to visit.
Scott Merritt
Scott Merritt
Dr. Susan is amazing! What we are told is our issue versus finding out what the real issue is can be an enlightening experience. Dr. Susan takes the time to dive deeply into the issue and find the triggers that causes pain, then finds the right stretches and exercises to alleviate that pain…without popping pills! I had a major accident in 2014 and have had to live with tingling in arms, pain in shoulders, and severe headaches. Dr. Susan helped me eliminate these issues with some simple stretches. She also helped me with knee pain that has me in tears and reducing the joy of simple activities. If you are struggling with pain of any kind, you owe it to yourself to reach out to Dr Susan. Simply. The. Best!
Kelly Barcroft
Kelly Barcroft
Susan was amazing to work with. She is truly interested in the best interest of the patient. She has a wealth of knowledge on the workings of the body and why you are feeling the way you are feeling. Her stretches and exercises got my back feeling much better and now I am packed with the knowledge of how to assess my back on a daily basis to see how I am feeling and a plethora of exercises to perform to keep my back healthy and to prevent any major back pain in the future. I highly recommend Susan for any kind of back pain you might be experiencing. She will help make pain a thing of the past.
John Saar
John Saar
As a 21 year old who has been struggling with a whiplash neck injury for almost 2 years now, i cannot describe how happy i am typing this review. Susan has helped me progress more in 2 months, than many other doctors and specialists have with me in the past 2 years! She listens, and thoroughly breaks down the issue, the solutions, and the appropriate measures at which to start the recovery process. Susan has helped me every step of the way, and is always there to help me if i have questions. Very satisfied and grateful!
Kailey Schaneberg
Kailey Schaneberg
Susan is a Rockstar when it comes to creative pain care! I was in a car accident and starting feeling hip pain and a headache a day later. She got me in the next day and my hip was better within 24 hours. My whiplash headache was lingering so I saw her for two weeks to develop a care plan I can do by myself when it flairs up. She's so knowledgeable and compassionate!
Susan Wood - 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



GOATA stands for Greatest Of All Time Actions. It is a movement system that is centered around slow-motion observation of the world’s most durable humans. The program is a process of “recoding” or reverse engineering the movement cycle to restore to the innate design for human movement. In the process you become more efficient, improve performance, and often resolve pain.

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.

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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)


Let’s Connect

Schedule An Evaluation

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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    Physical Therapy In Motion New Location


    Exciting times ahead as Physical Therapy in Motion gears up for a big move! From January 1st onwards, we'll be welcoming you to our stunning new location at 9019 Overlook Circle in Brentwood!


    We're beyond thrilled to be sharing this space with the incredible Tim White from White House Sport Psychology, creating a dynamic hub for health and well-being! This move opens up a world of possibilities, allowing us to elevate our client experience to new heights. We're counting down the days until we can welcome you to our brand new space—get ready for a whole new level of care and support!


    See you there!


    9019 Overlook Circle
    Suite C-3
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    Telephone: (615) 905-1954
    Fax: (615) 880-9712
    E-mail: susan@pt-inmotion.com