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MOTION CHANGES

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MOTION CHANGES

EVERYTHING

ABOUT US

Motion Stability is Atlanta’s leading center for the diagnosis and treatment of unresolved pain, as well as movement and performance rehabilitation.

Our goal is to aide you in resolving your pain by identifying the cause of your injury through our comprehensive approach to care, including thorough assessment and a customized treatment plan based on the unique ways you move. Our approach focuses not only on reducing your pain or dysfunction, but correcting and restoring your movement to allow you to live a pain free life. Our clinic model is designed to allow more individualized time with you, the patient, to enable us to fully understand and treat the complexities of your condition. We specialize in hands on techniques that restore your motion as well as providing you with exercises that are specifically tailored to your needs. We are not satisfied with interventions that just control your symptoms. We believe success is when your pain has been fully resolved, and your movement allows you to enjoy the life you want to live.

Since opening in 2006, we have been honored to provide care for patients across the spectrum of life. This includes the working professional, homemakers, athletes, performing artists, retirees and adolescents. We have had the privilege of working with professional athletes from the NFL, PGA Tour, WTA, NBA, WNBA, MLB, and Olympics. We also serve as the official physical therapy providers for the Atlanta Ballet and WNBA Atlanta Dream. Whatever your background may be, we are passionate about helping you understand your pain story and honored when you trust us to help you get back to living pain free.

 

We are One Group with Two Different Practice Options

Motion Stability Faculty

‘Known as… The Faculty Practice’

The Faculty Practice is our out-of-network insurance practice option. The Faculty Practice is a sub-specialty practice comprised of specific Physical Therapists that not only provide patient care, but are also involved in teaching, publishing, and/or research in Physical Therapy.

Patients typically choose this practice when they are either:

  • Referred to work with a specific Faculty Therapist.
  • Seek more dedicated time per session to treat their condition.
  • Seek a more concierge-like service.

 

*If you are not sure which practice to work with, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help determine which practice option best fits your needs.

Motion Stability Spine and Sports Staff

‘Known as…The Spine & Sports Clinic’

The Spine & Sports Clinic is our in-network insurance practice option. The Spine & Sports Clinic accepts the majority of insurance contracts. We have specific therapists that can work with you if you want to use your in-network insurance.

This practice accepts the following in-network insurance contracts:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, POS, HMO
BCBS Medicare Advantage
BCBS Federal Employee Program
Anthem BCBS
Medicare
Cigna
Aetna
Tricare / Tricare Prime
Humana / ChoiceCare
United Healthcare
Department of Labor
Align Networks
Medrisk
and more..

Please contact us to inquire if we are providers of other insurance contracts that are not listed.

Motion Stability Faculty

 

MANDY BLACKMON / PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT


Mandy received her BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science, and her Masters Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Georgia in 2002. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2005. Mandy has done specialty training in osteopathic manual medicine at Michigan State University, Dance Medicine at the Harkness Center in New York City, and Pilates through Polestar. Mandy earned her Orthopedic Specialist Certification (OCS) in 2009. Her specialties include manual therapy, chronic pain, headaches, jaw pain, and dance medicine. Mandy is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University, teaching in the entry-level orthopaedic curriculum and orthopedic residency. She is also an instructor for Myopain Seminars, training PTs in trigger point dry needling. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Orthopedic Section, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) for which sits on the board of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the International Myofascial Pain Society (IMS) as well as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Mandy has presented on topics related to Pilates-based rehabilitation, dance and performing arts medicine, and the adolescent female athlete. She also serves as President of the Board for EDIN: Eating Disorder Information Network, a non-profit focusing on awareness and prevention of eating disorders. Mandy is passionate about working with adolescent female athletes and performing artists.

In her spare time, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family, playing nerdy board games, binge-watching Netflix, cheering on UGA football and doing yoga. Occasionally she dabbles back into the dance world by taking open classes around the city.

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MANDY BLACKMON
PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Mandy received her BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science, and her Masters Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Georgia in 2002. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2005. Mandy has done specialty training in osteopathic manual medicine at Michigan State University, Dance Medicine at the Harkness Center in New York City, and Pilates through Polestar. Mandy earned her Orthopedic Specialist Certification (OCS) in 2009. Her specialties include manual therapy, chronic pain, headaches, jaw pain, and dance medicine. Mandy is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University, teaching in the entry-level orthopaedic curriculum and orthopedic residency. She is also an instructor for Myopain Seminars, training PTs in trigger point dry needling. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Orthopedic Section, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) for which sits on the board of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the International Myofascial Pain Society (IMS) as well as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Mandy has presented on topics related to Pilates-based rehabilitation, dance and performing arts medicine, and the adolescent female athlete. She also serves as President of the Board for EDIN: Eating Disorder Information Network, a non-profit focusing on awareness and prevention of eating disorders. Mandy is passionate about working with adolescent female athletes and performing artists.

In her spare time, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family, playing nerdy board games, binge-watching Netflix, cheering on UGA football and doing yoga. Occasionally she dabbles back into the dance world by taking open classes around the city.

DEANNA CAMILO / PT, DPT, OCS


Deanna received her Bachelor’s of Science in biology from Georgia Southern in 2009, where she swam on the women’s club swim team. She began her swimming career at the age of six in Griffin, Georgia and has continued to serve the Southwestern Swimming Division as a coach and guest lecturer since graduating from Georgia Southern. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mercer University in 2014 and completed Mercer University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2015. Her clinical specialties include the assessment and treatment of unresolved pain, manual therapy, dry needling, and complex movement analysis. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Orthopedic and Sports Sections and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Deanna has presented on topics related to injury prevention in adolescent athletes, post-concussive syndrome, specialty techniques for the treatment of myofascial dysfunction, and movement analysis.


DEANNA CAMILO
PT, DPT, OCS

Deanna received her Bachelor’s of Science in biology from Georgia Southern in 2009, where she swam on the women’s club swim team. She began her swimming career at the age of six in Griffin, Georgia and has continued to serve the Southwestern Swimming Division as a coach and guest lecturer since graduating from Georgia Southern. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mercer University in 2014 and completed Mercer University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2015. Her clinical specialties include the assessment and treatment of unresolved pain, manual therapy, dry needling, and complex movement analysis. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)- Orthopedic and Sports Sections and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Deanna has presented on topics related to injury prevention in adolescent athletes, post-concussive syndrome, specialty techniques for the treatment of myofascial dysfunction, and movement analysis.

 

 

BRIAN YEE / PT, DPT, MPhty, OCS, FAAOMPT


Brian earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 1999, Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2003, and his post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute in 2014. Brian is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University Physical Therapy involved in the Orthopedic Residency and Manual Therapy Fellowship curriculum. Clinical specialties include injury-related motion analysis, manual therapy, neurodynamics, fascial manipulation, and dry needling. Brian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Nike Golf 360 Performance Specialist, and member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Brian is also on teaching faculty of the leading international neurodynamics education and research groups – Neurodynamic Solutions founded by Michael Shacklock DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP. Brian has been published in subjects related to nerve pain, tennis and running, as well as contributed content for Golf Magazine and www.Sharecare.com. Brian is passionate about helping his patients understand why their pain exists through learning their individual story and providing appropriate plans of care to help patients get back to the goals and lifestyles they want to achieve.


BRIAN YEE
PT, DPT, MPhty, OCS, FAAOMPT

Brian earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 1999, Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2003, and his post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute in 2014. Brian is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University Physical Therapy involved in the Orthopedic Residency and Manual Therapy Fellowship curriculum. Clinical specialties include injury-related motion analysis, manual therapy, neurodynamics, fascial manipulation, and dry needling. Brian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Nike Golf 360 Performance Specialist, and member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Brian is also on teaching faculty of the leading international neurodynamics education and research groups – Neurodynamic Solutions founded by Michael Shacklock DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP. Brian has been published in subjects related to nerve pain, tennis and running, as well as contributed content for Golf Magazine and www.Sharecare.com. Brian is passionate about helping his patients understand why their pain exists through learning their individual story and providing appropriate plans of care to help patients get back to the goals and lifestyles they want to achieve.

Motion Stability Spine and Sports Staff

EMMA FAULKNER / PT, DPT


Emma graduated from Elon University in 2012 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with minors in Dance Performance and Choreography and Public Health. While at Elon, she performed and choreographed for the student performance organization DanceWorks. After graduation from Elon, Emma travelled to Los Angeles where she had the opportunity to dance, act, and teach ballet classes for young performers. Upon her return from LA, she attended Emory University where she graduated in 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Emma’s love of movement and dancing began even before her first official ballet class at the age of two and continues to be a strong influence on her approach to clinical practice. Over her 20+ years of dancing and participation in numerous sports, Emma experienced multiple major injuries and surgeries that introduced her to the field of physical therapy and sparked her interests in dance and sports medicine.

Emma is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with memberships in both the Orthopedic and Sports sections. She is also a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Her clinical interests include dance medicine, sports injuries, orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling and vestibular rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Emma can be found in dance class at a local studio, riding her bike along the Beltline, walking her massive fluffy dog, Roshi, or curled up in her hammock relaxing with a good book.

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EMMA FAULKNER
PT, DPT

Emma graduated from Elon University in 2012 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with minors in Dance Performance and Choreography and Public Health. While at Elon, she performed and choreographed for the student performance organization DanceWorks. After graduation from Elon, Emma travelled to Los Angeles where she had the opportunity to dance, act, and teach ballet classes for young performers. Upon her return from LA, she attended Emory University where she graduated in 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Emma’s love of movement and dancing began even before her first official ballet class at the age of two and continues to be a strong influence on her approach to clinical practice. Over her 20+ years of dancing and participation in numerous sports, Emma experienced multiple major injuries and surgeries that introduced her to the field of physical therapy and sparked her interests in dance and sports medicine.

Emma is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with memberships in both the Orthopedic and Sports sections. She is also a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Her clinical interests include dance medicine, sports injuries, orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling and vestibular rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Emma can be found in dance class at a local studio, riding her bike along the Beltline, walking her massive fluffy dog, Roshi, or curled up in her hammock relaxing with a good book.

 

 JACOB STAGNARO / PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Jacob received his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Georgia College and State University in 2010 and went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Georgia State University in 2013. In 2015, Jacob completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at Emory University.

Prior to joining Motion Stability, Jacob founded and ran a private practice physical therapy clinic specializing in orthopedic and athletic injuries. Jacob is certified in trigger point dry needling and is a Board Certified – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

In his spare time, Jacob enjoys playing sports and can often be found running or biking along the Eastside Beltline Trail with his wife Kelley and their son, Luca.

 

 

Our Affiliates

mercer-pt

 

 

Associations

Stop Sports Injuries: www.stopsportsinjuries.org

Move Forward PT: www.moveforwardpt.com

American Physical Therapy Association: www.apta.org

Physical Therapy Association of Georgia: www.ptagonline.org

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