Who We Are

Healing Motion, PC was founded by J. Christopher Potts, PT, DPT in response to a need for comprehensive physical therapy and wellness services all under one roof. I feel strongly that the traditional way physical therapy is provided does not place the patient and their healing process as the first and most important priority. In order to do that I have created a treatment environment that fosters a true collaborative relationship between patient and therapist and allows the therapist the most freedom to craft the best possible plan of care for each patient. This requires one-on-one therapy sessions with each patient.

I have carried this philosophy over to providing Pittsburgh’s most experienced and qualified Pilates and Gyrotonic instruction for general fitness in that we don’t offer, big impersonal classes. We give YOU our valued clients and patients our utmost attention, thereby giving you the most value for each lesson.

J. Christopher Potts, PT, DPT

Christopher holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in dance from Arizona State University . Since beginning his studies with Pilates elder, Mary Bowen, in 1982, Christopher has developed extensive expertise in The Pilates Method over the course of his 26 year teaching career, with many master teachers. He was certified first by Romana Krysanowska through The Pilates Studio of NYC, and later by Michele Larsson of Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training. Prior to founding Healing Motion, he co-founded and directed Wellspring Studio and was a faculty member of Core Dynamics Pilates teacher training program. Additionally, he has successfully conducted scientific research demonstrating the effectiveness of Pilates for individuals with low back pain, and is a guest lecturer in alternative physical therapy modalities at Slippery Rock University.
 
In addition, Chris was company physical therapist for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and worked at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine for two years. . Prior to coming to Pittsburgh he was a professional dancer (15 years) in New York City with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company.  In 1999, he was certified to teach Gyrotonic® by Juliu Horvath, and is an advanced practitioner of Myofascial Release as developed by noted physical therapist John F. Barnes.