Since 2015, MOTION has provided transformative physical, occupational and speech therapy services to clients of all ages. MOTION’s mission is simple: getting you back to what moves you. The industry leader’s wide network of clinics in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Connecticut ensures that a MOTION specialist is never too far away. A part of Mt. Sinai’s Trusted Rehab Network, MOTION is currently working with the healthcare innovator on its Post-Acute COVID Recovery project to improve quality of life for affected patients.
The MOTION Difference
“At MOTION, our mission is simple. We exist to improve the lives of our clients – and we don’t stop until the job is done. We never stop learning. We never stop encouraging. We never stop pushing ourselves to get the best results. That’s why we recruit the best therapists and give them the training and technology they need. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to excellence. Because our clients deserve nothing less than the best.”
– Mike Fox, PT, SCS, MOTION Chief Clinical Director
Who We Are
MOTION is a diverse team of highly trained, health-minded therapists with one goal in mind: to get you back to what moves you. If you’re dealing with a sports injury, recovering from a surgery, or dealing with another issue that’s holding you back, we’ve got you covered.
What We Believe
These four values guide everything we do:
- CompassionWe promise to treat you as we’d want to be treated.
- EmpowermentWe promise to do everything we can to help you reach your goals.
- IntegrityWe promise to be open, honest and respectful.
- TeamworkWe promise to be collaborative partners in your health.
See how our team embraces these values.
Our values-driven approach to care ensures that we provide the best patient experience possible. As we work together to get you back on your feet, your well-being and comfort are our top priorities. You can expect to be treated with compassion, understanding, and respect at all times.
40 Minutes of 1:1 CareWe know that each patient’s needs are unique – there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. That’s why 40-minute appointments are the hallmark of the MOTION experience. Longer than a typical session, these appointments give our therapists more one-on-one time to deliver unparalleled care and get you back on your feet. We’re at your side every step of the way.
Who We Work With
We work with some of the top health systems in the country, including Mount Sinai and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). You can rest easy knowing that your care is backed by some of the most trusted names in the industry.
MOTION is the official therapy partner for Rugby United New York, the state’s first and only Major League Rugby team.
Where We Treat
With clinics across four states, MOTION providers are never too far away. No matter the location, you can expect our highly trained staff to provide consistent care and deliver noticeable results. We’re always growing, so check back regularly to see where we’re popping up.
Edward R. Miersch
Edward R. Miersch currently serves as President and CEO of MOTION PT Group, Inc., based in New York City. The sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy organization simultaneously closed on two New York City based companies representing 9 locations with their sponsor Pharos Capital Group, LLC, on June 22, 2015. Since then, MOTION has grown to over 85 locations owned, managed or under LOI in 8 States including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky and Georgia.
Prior to MOTION, Miersch served as President of NovaCare (currently a Select Medical Company with over 1600 locations) the nation’s largest physical therapy provider. He also served as Regional Vice President of Physiotherapy Associates with 570 locations in 34 states. Previously, Miersch was owner and Chief Executive Officer of MX Physical Therapy. Miersch purchased MXPT in 2008. Following a successful TEAM effort with the clinical team at MXPT, the company was acquired by ATI based in Chicago in December of 2012. Also, during Ed’s career, he served a 14-year tenure as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pat Croce’s Sports Physical Therapists, the pioneer of outpatient physical therapy and sports medicine. Through the 1993 acquisition of Sports PT by the former NovaCare, Inc., Ed served as President of the East Region and in January 2000 was named President of NovaCare. Miersch has been a principal in other health care-related businesses including SUNRx, a 340B prescription drug program, and now MOTION PT Group based in New York City.
Miersch is a creative, self-directed, results oriented executive with proven success in growth-oriented companies; a strong communicator and developer of positive corporate culture. Extensive public, private, not-for-profit and start-up company experience with both geographically small and broad national enterprises.
Theresa R. Fox
Theresa joined MOTION PT Group as Chief Operating Officer following the company’s inception in 2015. Since that time, Theresa has guided this private equity-backed team through strategic development and exponential growth, stewarding the company from 9 locations in 1 state to 100+ owned, managed, or under LOI in 9 states within the first three years. Regarded as a creative, process-driven, solutions-oriented executive, Theresa has vast experience, including ventures with hospitals and health systems and critical oversight on award-winning marketing campaigns, human resources, and finance.
Prior to joining MOTION PT Group as COO, Theresa was the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Finance for Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation (STAR) Physical & Occupational Therapy in New York City. Since its inception in 1999, Theresa helped drive STAR to become one of the largest, privately-held clinics in NYC by developing and implementing strong acquisition and retention marketing strategies and overseeing all financial aspects of the business. Theresa was previously a Vice President, Account Supervisor at BBDO Worldwide in their New York headquarters, where she spent close to a decade and traveled extensively. Her major clients included FedEx (domestic and international), Tambrands, CPC International, HBO, Visa, Unilever, and Gillette.
Theresa has volunteered in numerous senior positions, including serving three years on the Board of Directors of JDRF’s Fairfield County Chapter, receiving recognition from the national organization for her role as FCC Government Relations Advocacy Team Chair. She serves on the Parent’s Council of Miami University in Oxford, OH, and is an active Board Member of the Sea Beach Association, Inc. in Stamford, CT, where she served as President for twelve years. Theresa holds a BA in Economics from Fairfield University, including matriculation for one semester at Richmond University in London, England.
Michael B. Fox
Mike is a founding member of MOTION PT Group where he serves as Chief Clinical Director. He is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, a member of the Mt. Sinai Trusted Rehab Network Advisory Board, and a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician. Mike helped form MOTION PT Group in 2015, having co-founded STAR (Sports Therapy And Rehabilitation) Physical & Occupational Therapy in 1999.
After serving as Team Physical Therapist for the USA Eagles Men’s National Rugby Team, Mike was recruited by Major League Rugby organization Rugby United New York to head up their Physical Therapy Services. Mike has served as Director of Physical Therapy Services for New York Athletic Club Men’s Rugby Team for more than 20 years. Mike was published in James Andrews, MD’s renowned medical textbook The Athlete’s Shoulder and has published on various sports medicine topics.
Mike graduated from Fairfield University with an Economics degree in 1986 and New York University with a Physical Therapy degree in 1991. He worked as a Senior Physical Therapist at Lenox Hill Hospital, and in 1993 became a member of their sports medicine team working at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma. In 1998 Mike was awarded his certification in Manual Therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy, and in 1999 he was awarded certification as a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association.
With over 20 years of experience in Human Resource leadership roles across several sectors including pharma, financial services and high tech for companies like Aventis, Novartis, MetLife and G&W Laboratories. Ben has implemented important HR strategies to support organizational growth and development. While at G&W Labs, Ben grew the HR function to support the organization’s rapid M&A growth, ensuring several successful integrations.
Ben’s most recent position was as Regional Human Resource Director with C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., where he implemented organization-wide strategies in the areas of culture, employee experience and leadership development across twenty distribution centers in the northeast and mid-atlantic. Ben has a Master’s degree in HR Management from New School University and an undergraduate degree from Montclair State University.
In addition to his HR expertise, Ben has extensive global experience, spending significant time throughout his career in South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This mix of skills, knowledge, and experience help Ben to serve as a leader and motivator to our employee body.