What Can Goata Movement Training Do for Me?

GOATA Movement can realign the body back to its natural design, allowing for smoother, more efficient movement that reduces the risk of injury and enhances overall well-being.

Why consider GOATA Movement Training?

Recodes Movement

Reclaim the natural movement patterns you were born with fostering efficiency, stability, and resilience in movement.

Reduces Stress on Tendons

Restore optimal movement patterns minimizing stress on tendons and ligaments.

Reduces risk of injury

Become more resilient to injuries caused by sudden movements or change in position.

Performance Enhancement

Replace pain-causing errors in movement with optimal mechanics and improve power and explosiveness.

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GOATA Movement Can Improve the Following Conditions

Restoring your natural alignment and movement pattern allows your body to heal by reducing tension in your joints, ligaments, and muscles. It can effectively improve a wide range of conditions including but not limited to:

Pain with Running
Joint Pain During Sport
Overuse Injury
Low Back Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Ankle / Foot Pain
Performance Enhancement
Injury Prevention

What is GOATA?

Our bodies are designed with inherent patterns of movement that promote efficiency, stability, and resilience. However, modern lifestyles, sedentary habits, and repetitive stressors can disrupt these natural movement patterns, leading to musculoskeletal imbalances, pain, and dysfunction.

GOATA Movement (Greatest of All Time Actions), is a movement system inspired by the observation of the world’s most resilient individuals. It offers valuable insights into the collective behaviors of these robust individuals versus those prone to fragility. Durable individuals demonstrate movement characterized by efficiency, stability, and flexibility, fostering an environment of inherent security and reduced injury risk. In contrast, those susceptible to fragility often exhibit movement patterns marked by inefficiencies, instability, and compensatory mechanisms, leading to increased vulnerability and potential injury.

Through GOATA Movement we can realign the body back to its natural design, allowing for smoother, more efficient movement that reduces the risk of injury and enhances overall well-being. This approach not only addresses current issues but also promotes long-term health by optimizing biomechanics, improving posture, and fostering a greater sense of connection with our bodies.

3 Powerful Benefits of GOATA

From movement transformation to injury prevention, learn more about the benefits to GOATA Movement.

Recodes Movement

Our bodies are designed with inherent patterns of movement that promote efficiency, stability, and resilience. However, modern lifestyles, sedentary habits, and repetitive stressors can disrupt these natural movement patterns, leading to musculoskeletal imbalances, pain, and dysfunction. Through a series of targeted exercises and interventions, GOATA empowers individuals to we they were born with, fostering efficiency, stability, and resilience in movement.

Reduces Tendon Stress

GOATA movement training plays a pivotal role in minimizing stress on tendons and ligaments. By focusing on restoring optimal movement patterns and biomechanics, GOATA facilitates movements that distribute loads more efficiently, thereby reducing excessive strain on tendons and ligaments. This approach not only mitigates the risk of overuse injuries but also promotes the overall health and longevity of these crucial connective tissues. As individuals regain their innate movement patterns through GOATA training, they experience greater resilience, improved joint stability, and decreased susceptibility to tendon and ligament-related issues.

Reduces Risk of Injury

GOATA movement training is instrumental in reducing the risk of injury, particularly in the realm of non-contact injuries. By focusing on restoring innate movement patterns and optimizing biomechanics, GOATA equips individuals with the tools to become more resilient to injuries caused by sudden movements or change in position. Through targeted exercises and interventions, GOATA enhances proprioception, stability, and muscle coordination, thus fortifying the body’s natural defenses against injury. This comprehensive approach not only minimizes the likelihood of non-contact injuries but also promotes longevity and peak performance in various physical activities and sports.

4 Unique Aspects of GOATA

1. Movement Assessment

In GOATA, movement assessment is conducted with meticulous attention to detail, aiming to thoroughly understand how an individual’s movement aligns with the innate blueprint. This process involves a comprehensive evaluation of various movement patterns, assessing factors such as alignment, stability, and range of motion. By comparing the observed movement patterns to the ideal blueprint, GOATA practitioners gain valuable insights into areas of strength, weakness, and potential dysfunction. This careful assessment serves as the foundation for developing personalized interventions and exercise programs tailored to address specific needs and optimize movement efficiency.

2. Slow Motion Video Technology

GOATA utilizes slow-motion video analysis to provide a detailed, frame-by-frame assessment of movement patterns. This technology allows practitioners to capture and examine movement sequences with precision, identifying subtle nuances and deviations from the ideal blueprint. By reviewing movement patterns in slow motion, GOATA practitioners can pinpoint areas of imbalance, instability, or dysfunction that may contribute to pain or limitations in mobility. This thorough analysis enables personalized interventions to be tailored to address specific movement deficits effectively. Through the use of slow-motion video, individuals gain a deeper understanding of their movement mechanics and are empowered to make targeted improvements to optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury.

3. Customized Exercises

GOATA’s specialized exercise program stands out for its unique approach that reverse engineers movement. Tailored exercises are crafted to address these deficits noted in the assessment to focus on rebuilding foundational movement patterns from the ground up. By systematically restoring optimal biomechanics, the program promotes efficiency, stability, and resilience throughout the body. This comprehensive approach not only improves performance but also enhances mobility and overall well-being. Through consistent and progressive training protocols, individuals are empowered to unlock their full movement potential and experience lasting benefits.

4. Holistic Approach

With GOATA movement training, we recognize that exercise alone may not fully restore your innate movement patterns. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach, addressing external factors that influence your movement, such as your posture, gait, and everyday movement habits. From the way you sit and stand to the way you walk, we examine every aspect of your movement because we understand that it all plays a crucial role. By addressing these outside factors in conjunction with targeted exercises, we ensure a holistic and effective approach to optimizing your movement patterns and promoting long-lasting improvements in mobility and overall well-being.

What Makes Physical Therapy in Motion Different

1-on-1 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.


Treatment doesn’t stop when you walk out of our office. We train you for a successful transition past our care – for life. We teach you practical ways to prevent recurrence, tips and warning signs for early detection and how to self-treat should they recur.

Reviews and Recommendatations

Hunter Verner
Hunter Verner
Susan did a great job identifying my issue and giving me personalized therapy for my hip issue. She listened really carefully to my feedback and altered the plan when we did not see a specific movement improving my issue. Highly recommended.
Daniel J. Smith
Daniel J. Smith
Susan did a fantastic job helping me recover from a painful shoulder problem with severely restricted range of motion. I spent several months and lots of money, not to mention unnecessary pain, at a chain PT clinic making zero progress for several months. I went to Susan in desperation, mainly for a second opinion before pursuing shoulder surgery. Within a few weeks, however, I was seeing substantial gains under Susan’s guidance and was able to restore my range of motion and eliminate my pain. She was very good at explaining exercises and also providing videos to help me do them correctly at home. Scheduling and billing were easy and professional. I highly recommend Susan!
Christy Lammers
Christy Lammers
As a Holistic RN in a Pediatric ICU, I spend my days providing Massage, Healing Touch, Reflexology, Acupressure etc. to the patients and their families to minimize pain, enhance coping, promote comfort and healing. Although I love my job and witness the healing and rest that the patients were receiving, I was leaving work every day with my own neck, shoulder and back pain. After 6 years of these repetitive motions and sub optimal body positioning in ICU rooms, I knew something had to change or I would have to move on from something I loved. As a referral to Susan's GOATA program for my daughter, I instead wanted to pursue the program for myself first! I was in desperate need to be pain free. At 43 and in great health, I wanted to reconnect with my body and regain optimal pain free movement again. Susan was God sent! She is passionate about teaching her clients to listen to their bodies while giving them exercises to work on throughout the day. This program requires the willingness to commit to yourself! Bottom line, do the work and you will see the results! She coached and cheered me through every major and minor accomplishment. She tailors her sessions to you, as an individual, and meets you where you are in that moment. She pushes you past what you think your body is able to do. She understands the intricacies of the human body and never gives up on providing the tools to help you get to your goal of feeling your best Every Single Day. I am pain free today! I work 8 hours at my job and leave without pain. I continue to create more confidence in my body and I am empowered with tools and exercises to utilize if I have a flare up. I am so thankful I said yes to myself and working with Susan. She helped me transform my life for the better!
Andrew Oakley
Andrew Oakley
Dr. Susan Wood is a true partner in your health. She provides actionable steps in improving your way of life. I have been suffering from knee pain and shin splints that has hindered my training. After just a few sessions, I'm already seeing results with less pain and more mobility. Highly recommend!
Lara Bowen
Lara Bowen
Susan helped me with my IT band issues when the chain PT practice failed. She spent the time to do a thorough evaluation to determine the root of the problem. Her knowledge and experience were so valuable to help me get out of pain and back to running.
Derek Hawn
Derek Hawn
Susan at Physical Therapy in Motion is a great service provider. I was having lower back issues. We spent time targeting the issue and what worked best for me. After that, she provided various exercise and stretch activities to allow me to improve strength and flexibility over time. I am now comforted knowing I have these tools in the tool box for future use and maintenance. Thank you!
Cindy Hudson
Cindy Hudson
Susan is so knowledgeable about how the body works. She will ask questions and try different therapy modalities until she discovers the trigger point for your problem. She has helped my cranky, creaky knees so much by focusing on stretching my lower back!! I highly recommend her to help you with any mobility issue you have.
Safe Haven Solutions by Shelly
Safe Haven Solutions by Shelly
I had been dealing with upper back, shoulder and right neck pain for over three years. I tried chiropractic care, orthopedic care, injections, physical therapy… The whole gamut. I was introduced to Susan at a coffee shop just out of the blue one day. She offered to do a consult with me and I thought why not let’s see if this could be the answer… And it was! She knew exactly what tools I needed to manage the pain I was having and after only a few appointments I now can not only keep the pain from getting out of control, but manage the pain with the exercises that she taught me. I am so thankful God put her in my path that day in the coffee shop.
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.

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