The Problem

With the current changes with insurance providers, physical therapy clinics are trending towards treating higher volumes of patients, often being seen with other patients at the same time. Many clinics will only offer 15 minutes or less one on time with an actual physical therapist with the rest of the time spent with therapy assistants or techs that have no degree in physical therapy.

This frustrates me as not only are patients often doing the same exercises every visit that they are doing at home, but they are often being supervised by individuals with minimal to no training. I find this approach often takes individuals longer to improve as you are not afforded the attention you deserve.

I founded Movement Authority because I believe you deserve the undivided attention of a licensed physical therapist for the entirety of your session. During my treatment sessions, I schedule patients in hour long time slots and only book one-on-one sessions. All care will be performed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 7 years of education in the fields of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy.

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy licensed in the state of Indiana, Direct Access Law has been passed that allows myself to see you without a physician’s prescription to schedule physical therapy. If during your visit your therapist determines that physical therapy is not appropriate for your condition, I will refer you to the proper specialist for treatment.

Since you spend a full hour with a physical therapist at every session instead of 15 minutes, the number of visits required is generally greatly reduced. At most physical therapy practices, patients are scheduled for three visits per week for six to eight weeks. I typically only see patients 1 time a week which will greatly cut down on the average number of visits required to improve your symptoms.

Meet Dr. Weyer

 -Dr. Weyer is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis graduating Magna Cum Laude in Kinesiology, the study of movement. He then transitioned to the University of Indiana Doctor of Physical Therapy program graduating in 2015. He developed a special interest in outpatient orthopedics where he could utilize his interest in exercise and movement in general.

-Working in the field of physical therapy over the last 3 years, Josh has grown significantly as a clinician. He understands what it is like to be injured and not be able to participate in activities from a physical, emotional, and psychological perspective as he has been through a multitude of injuries requiring short and long term rehabilitation. He is an avid runner and cyclist and is training for future triathlons.

Training and Certifications

Dr. Weyer has a passion for the field of physical therapy and is constantly researching the most up to date and current trends in physical therapy. He is always seeking knowledge though professional readings and social media interactions and has taken numerous continuing education courses to advance his practice including:

Dr. Weyer has recently been awarded a board-certification with an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) designation. Less than 10% of physical therapist have achieved this certification.

He is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which is a movement-based diagnostic system to quickly find the cause of pain and dysfunction. This system also provides an algorithm for treatment and get you back to activities faster.

He has advanced training in Dry Needling Technique. Per the Kinetacore website, dry needling teaches the insertion of fine filament needles into neuromuscular junctions/motor points, stimulating the muscle, and bringing unbelievable pain relief and significantly improved function to patients and athletes that have been suffering for years.

Josh is also certified through the Titleist Performance Institute for Golf Assessment. TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.