exclusive to Motus members
Highest level of
personalized care in SF
Located in the heart of SOMA district, downtown San Francisco, we are a modern rehabilitation and wellness clinic providing chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture and performance training via pay as you go, discount packages and memberships.
The only mission that matters is to move you from the pain zone back into an active lifestyle ASAP. The frustration and despair from being benched from the activities we love to do isn’t a hopeless scenario; we understand and can help you with our unique blend of connection, assessment, lifestyle management, nutrition and strength/resistance training to build capacity for activity.
If you are in pain, have a chronic issue or an athlete, we can help you get off the bench, stay in the game and achieve peak performance with reduced risk of re-injury.
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Peace of Mind
We are all about long term results and care that works. Patients and athletes come to us because we take a systematic and team approach that solves problems other’s can’t.
Results are around the corner if you focus on what matters most
The First Step
We’ll first focus on listening and discussing your concerns and goals. Then an assessment of over 25 indicators will be used to build your personalized plan within the 4 stages of wellness.
Yes, it’s important to overall health, however we are flexible to your needs, living situation and schedule. You can show up at any stage of wellness and experience long term results!
Whether it’s Chiropractic care, physical therapy or other services we offer, with each visit, we quantify and improve the plan to achieve your goals quickly to counter acute, chronic and subacute pain and dysfunction.
Results That Matter?
Are you returning back to an active lifestyle, trying to prevent re-injury or just looking to educate yourself? We are here to empower you to live a life rooted in our philosophy which is centered around longevity and performance. No pills here.
The motus method
Flows within the 4 Stages of Wellness
with measuring and
monitoring key metrics
Acute pain relief
Build body awareness
Start path to wellness
Elimination of pain
Strength and mobility
Slow return to sport
100% return to
Active lifestyle & Sport
+ Preventative Health
Achieving personal best
Every patient benefits from the Motus team approach
Dr. Josh Bader, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a San Francisco native, Josh is committed to improving the health and wellness of the San Francisco Bay Area through strength training and education.
Josh specializes in sports medicine including ACL rehabilitation and returns to sport. He is passionate about empowering his patients to manage and overcome chronic injuries to return to their sports and recreational pursuits! When Josh isn’t coaching clients, you’ll likely find him pursuing his own strength training goals, cycling, cooking, or finding that perfect cup of coffee.
Having gone through and healed from tremendous health challenges in the past 8 years that include four major abdominal surgeries, he knows intimately the work that comes with creating, sustaining, and regaining a true sense of health. His clients consistently praise his capacity to help achieve relief from ailments and body pains that have gone unaddressed for years. For him, bodywork is about getting to the root of what’s causing disease, and sometimes that means having to look more closely at movement patterns and other daily practices.
Massage Training History
He first studied the traditional practices of Swedish and Deep Tissue. Following that, he dove into the Eastern philosophies of Shiatsu, Acupressure, Thai, and Reki. He furthered his education with what is known as Trauma Somatic Experiencing, Polarity, Myofascial, Cranial Sacral, Trigger Point Therapy, Clinical Deep Tissue, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Movement Therapy Technique. In addition, Salvatore has specialized training in Yoga and Personal Training which lends him even more tools to help his clients.
This background of bodywork has allowed Salvatore to help a variety of Athletes on and off the field, including:
Reviews & Testimonials
“So grateful to Dr. Lindsay Stephens for helping me through all the aches and pains that come with being a professional dancer. Professional, knowledgeable and a great facility in SF!”Bret ConwayYelp Review
“Their admin manager Joanna was super helpful and accommodating of my scheduling needs as they changed after my surgery. I also had an amazing massage with Sal post surgery which was very therapeutic. Highly recommend this team! I had a wonderful experience with each one of them!”Lauren H.Yelp Review
“I have been a patient of Motus for over two years and absolutely love them. They are all about helping you get to a point where you don't need to see them anymore!”Christie P.Yelp Review
“After a pretty serious knee operation, I decided to give Motus a try...The clinic itself is beautiful and full of new equipment. The Physical Therapy and massage that I have received has been fantastic and I have been making great progress. They consistently go above and beyond my expectations.”Tom L.Yelp Review
“After visiting 3 different clinics in San Francisco, Meg and Lindsay are the best PT/Chiro combo I have found.They were able to get me back out and running again pain free.”Danielle PoliniYelp Review
“Overall, I cannot recommend Motus strongly enough. If there's a persistent ache/injury/other physical challenge that's been weighing you down, don't give up until you give them a shot!”Sasha K.Yelp Review
“I am a HUGE fan of Motus. The whole team is extremely professional and kind. They know their stuff inside and out and have delivered results for a number of issues I've had (Achilles, back, knee)... CrossFit can take a toll. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!”Alex S.Yelp Review
“I have been a ballet dancer for 21 years, have lived in 3 cities and had many chiropractors, massage and physical therapists over the years in different places and I have to say that this group of people at Motus is the best I have experienced. They have a genuine desire to understand what your body is doing, find the root cause and work from there.”Leyna S.Yelp Review
“I recently suffered a rhomboid strain and was referred to Salvatore, a massage therapist at Motus by my doctor. The massage provided instant relief, and he even took the time to demonstrate some rehabilitation exercises. Convenient location, reasonable prices and seamless reservations -- I am very pleased.”Kanin A.Yelp Review