Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University
Bachelor of Science in Education degree from University of Kansas
Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) – through the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT)
Certified McKenzie Spine Specialist (Cert. MDT).
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American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member
Nike Golf Performance Specialist powered by the Gray Institute
Certified in Functional Dry Needling (Cert FDN)
Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist/Dry Needling (CMTPT)
Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS)
It was only his junior year in high school when Drew decided his life passion was to start his own physical therapy clinic. “I always knew exactly what I wanted to do,” he said. This intuition was confirmed after major knee and shoulder surgeries; his experience as a physical therapy patient launched his drive to build a new, innovative physical therapy clinic.
His experience as an athlete fuels his practice as a physical therapist. Drew swam competitively from age six to 26. Drew graduated high school as a first team All-American swimmer and was recruited as a member of the University of Kansas swim team. During his tenure at KU, he achieved many accolades, including first team all-Big 12, University school record holder and qualifier for the 2000 Olympic Trial. Following his competitive career, he coached for the Jayhawk Swim Team, Air Force Academy Club Team and Blue Valley North High School swim team.
As an athlete, “I’ve never been a Michael Phelps,” Drew says. “I’ve never been the most talented or the best physically in the pool. But I came to realize early, how to learn and grow is by watching the best, studying how they do it and being the best technical swimmer possible. That, with my desire to see just how far I could push myself, helped me to be successful in the pool.”
Drew attended Creighton University and graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. He has practiced as a licensed Physical Therapist in Kansas City since 2005, fulfilling his lifelong dream in 2007 when he opened Sport + Spine (now TruMove). Today, he combines his athletic experience with his physical therapy knowledge. “I’ve always been able to see movement well,” Drew says, “and I’ve always been focused on motion and function.”
Since then, he has devoted his time to both the development of TruMove and his professional education. Immediately following school, he received certification as a spine specialist though the McKenzie Institute. He also became a movement specialist though the Gray Institute, and was one of Kansas City’s first Nike Golf Performance Specialists. In 2014, Drew and fellow therapist Kim Erisman became the first physical therapists in Kansas City to receive their Dry Needling Certification. Together, Kim and Drew were the driving force to bring Dry Needling to all therapists and to the people of Kansas.
Drew married Emily in 2005, and they have two daughters, Ella Grace and Ivy Lee. Outside TruMove, Drew enjoys spending time on their new family farm in Louisburg, KS and also enjoys swimming, mountain biking and golfing.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Kansas Medical Center
Science of Education degree from University of Kansas
Certified McKenzie Spine Specialist (Cert. MDT).
Certified in Functional Dry Needling (Cert FDN)
Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist/Dry Needling (CMTPT)
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE)
Certified Pilates Instructor
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member apta.org
Kansas Physical Therapy Association Member
When Kim was studying to become a physical therapist, she always wanted to be in an environment like TruMove. She was initially drawn to TruMove due to her background, but she stays for the people she serves, Kim says. “It’s a rewarding job, seeing people return to the life they love and athletes making good progress in their sport. It’s fun!”
As PT Manager, Kim spends most of her days in patient care and physical therapist management. She also enjoys staying current and educated, supporting TruMove’s modern, functional approach to therapy. “At TruMove, we figure out the why, and then get patients up and moving.”
Kim is a busy mom of two active boys. She loves spending time outside with them, especially splashing around in the pool or lake. She hopes to one day find some more “me” time to train for another triathlon. For now, she enjoys the workout of jogging with a good friend or a hot yoga class. She loves working with all TruMove patients, but as a result of becoming a mom, Kim says, she enjoys working with patients who are also parents. “It’s fun to work with people who have a little more experience than me in the parenting department!”
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of the Incarnate Word (TX)
ATC – Athletic Trainer Certification
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation
With a passion to serve patients of all ages, from all walks of life, Ethan has a deep appreciation for TruMove’s functional, whole-body approach. “Whether patients are simply trying to get through daily tasks around the house or wanting to compete at the top of their game in highly-competitive sporting events, everyone deserves the opportunity to do so without the limitations of pain. It is my mission to do everything I can to treat and equip them to make those goals become reality.”
A Kansas native, Ethan grew up in the small town of Eureka participating in a variety of sports. His love for sports transitioned into a desire to help athletes achieve and maintain high performance levels. He did so as an Athletic Trainer. Soon realizing the impact he could have on the lives of not only athletes, but anyone who was searching for relief from pain and wanting to get back to living/performing without those limitations, he dove in to physical therapy and has never looked back. Ethan immerses himself in research on new and innovative treatments, always searching for ways to push forward, continue to improve, and provide the best care available for his patients.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emporia State University
Functional Performance Specialist (C-PS) through Champion Performance Therapy & Training ASTYM certified
Since obtaining her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Emily has spent over 10 years dedicating her time to providing compassionate and individualized care to a diverse patient population in the KC metro area. She has recently obtained a Performance Specialist certification, further expanding her expertise in functional movement assessment and corrective exercise application. As she progressed in her career, she became even more motivated to help individuals maximize their overall health through motion, and was excited to find a role at TruMove. “I am genuinely so excited to be part of an amazing team of therapists at TruMove who are dedicated to helping individuals take a more proactive approach to managing their health and wellness”.
Outside of the clinic, Emily stays busy with family life and chasing after her young twins, Nash and Olivia. They provide a constant source of entertainment and exhaustion all at the same time! She and her family love to spend as much time outside as possible, taking lots of hikes, bike rides and playing tennis together. She plans to continue developing her tennis skills to eventually participate in USTA tournaments.
Coming from a small Kansas town, Emily competed in a variety of sports growing up and understands the importance of staying active as well as working hard to achieve goals. She loves to work with patients to help them achieve their specific functional goals, as well as having a little fun along the way! Looking forward, she plans to continue expanding her knowledge regarding functional movement patterns and also plans to obtain a nutrition certification, further empowering her patients to maximize their functional fitness.
Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Wichita State University
Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the Gray Institute
3D MAPS Certified (Movement Analysis and Performance System) through the Gray Institute
Certification in Applied Functional Science
Certified Athletic Trainer through NATABO
Josh grew up playing many sports including baseball, football, and basketball. In middle school and high school his focus was on basketball. And although he knew he wouldn’t play in college, he knew he still wanted to be around sports. “I thought athletic training was cool, and my goal in life was to tape Michael Jordan’s ankle.” He may not have been able to tape Mike’s ankle, but he did have the opportunity to intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their training camps two years in a row.
Working as a tech in an outpatient clinic inspired him to attend PT school at Wichita State, and he graduated in 2001. He has enjoyed working with athletes of all ages, from middle schoolers to his oldest patient at 90 years old.
In 2006, he was introduced to the Gray Institute by a co-worker, which changed the way he thought about movement and his approach to treating patients forever. In 2019 he graduated from the GIFT fellowship program.
Josh says, “What we do as movement professionals is so much fun!” And, “Helping people get out of pain and back to the activities they love is so rewarding.”
Josh enjoys spending time with his family—his wife Megan and daughter Kayla. He enjoys working out, running, and some occasional hoops. He has participated in many running events in and around Kansas City, as well as completing the Louisville marathon in 2017.
Masters of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Pittsburg State
Masters Certification in Manual Therapy
Sole Support Custom Orthotic Provider
Kelly has spent nearly 19 years in her career as a physical therapist. She was driven early on in sports and quickly realized that with sports, comes injuries. It was during these moments that Kelly realized that a career in physical therapy was for her.
Kelly received her undergraduate degree in Biology while playing basketball at Pittsburg State. A couple of season ending injuries allowed her to enjoy basketball as a coach on the sidelines. She gained a ton of perspective and learned how to coach and motivate while rehabilitating from these injuries. This also furthered her desire to become a physical therapist.
She then went on to Wichita State where she received her Masters in Physical Therapy. During these years, she was introduced to the sport of Triathlon and fell in love with the training and the diversity. “I found that athletes come in all shapes and sizes, all levels of motivation, many different backgrounds and I was hooked. This collection of people is so welcoming and endearing.”
Kelly has been able to use her history as a patient, her training with runners and triathletes to further understand her place as a physical therapist. “I believe there is a bit of an athlete in all of us, even it it’s just to get off the couch and walk to the fridge without pain. I feel that I understand movement and have the ability to motivate patients to achieve their goals.” She has a deep understanding of movement and training and can assess patient needs. She also has extensive training in manual therapy, which enables her to address any underlying tissue or joint restrictions that contribute to pain.
At this point in her life, she loves doting on her 2 young daughters and looks forward to coaching them in whatever activity they choose. She is married and lives in Lee’s Summit where she runs, rides her bike and swims when the weather permits. She is looking forward to continuing her growth as a PT with further education and training.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, MidAmerica Nazarene University
EXOS Performance Specialist Certification (XPS)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
Luke grew up in the area, attended Mid-America Nazarene University during undergrad, and finished up his schooling at the University of Kansas Medical Center, becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He played many sports growing up including a whole lot of club soccer, which led to playing 4 years of college soccer. “Playing college soccer was always a huge goal of mine, however injuries kept me off the field way more than I would have liked. A passion of mine now is movement pattern analysis and injury prevention within physical therapy to keep others from missing out on doing what they love.” Luke loves working with people of all backgrounds, ages, and activity levels. He has experience with young patients, old patients, recreational athletes, professional athletes, and anyone in between. He also has experience in injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and performance physical therapy, and looks forward to continuing to work in all of these areas.
Outside the clinic, Luke and his wife are both very competitive and love doing anything that involves competition. He continues to enjoy playing soccer, disc golf, pickup basketball, hiking, working out, and watching sports. Luke is a learner and looks forward to continuing to learn throughout his career in order to provide the best possible treatment for his patients.
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Central Missouri
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (Pn1)
Level 1 Mid America Balance Institute Vestibular Certification
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member
Justin grew up in a small town in Missouri, loving to spend time outdoors, play sports, and watch his favorite sports teams. He played a variety of sports, but his favorites were golf and basketball. As a teenager, he underwent multiple knee surgeries, exposing him to the world of Physical Therapy. It was from these experiences and many other stints in rehab that he fell in love with PT. “I think it’s vital to be able to see the situation from the patient’s point of view.”
Justin is excited to be a part of the TruMove team and have the opportunity to help patients find the true source of their pain in a preventative, holistic manner. He recently obtained a Precision Nutrition certification as he believes nutrition is a vital factor in overall health and recovery.
“I am passionate about helping people improve their quality of life through functional movement, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. Whether you are becoming more active to play with your grandchildren, improving your sport performance, or anywhere in between, I want to help you reach your health and wellness goals.”
Outside of the clinic, you can likely find Justin on the golf course or a local hiking trail. He also loves spending time with family and friends, working out, and traveling.
BS Iowa State University, Ames IA
MSPT , Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
After starting career in Chicago, Nancy has practiced in the KC area for over 20 years. The focus of Nancy’s practice has been on functional anatomy, muscle imbalance and postural and movement analysis. The past 18 years, Nancy has specialized in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. Common conditions addressed are: Stress and Urge Incontinence, Painful Bladder Syndrome, Dyspareunia, Pelvic organ Prolapse, pelvic pain and coccyx pain. The pelvic floor often is involved in various low back and hip disorders. Nancy is excited to join Tru Move and integrate the pelvic floor into functional rehab. She is very excited to increase the overall awareness of the importance of the pelvic floor in overall musculoskeletal health, and the role of Physical Therapy in prenatal and postnatal care.
Outside of work, Nancy is mom to two daughters, one at KSU and the other at BVHS. Nancy enjoys time at the lake boating and skiing, playing golf and tennis and of course, following the Iowa State Cyclones.
Massage Therapy Degree, American Institute of Massage Therapy, Kailua, Hawai’i
Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University
Block School of Management, E-Scholar, UMKC
Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College
National Certification for Massage Therapy and Bodywork
Kinesio Tape Practitioner
USA Triathlon Certified Coach
American Swim Coaches Association Fellow
“Massage and coaching work so well together,” Liz says — and that’s why she loves her role as Massage Therapist at TruMove. Liz is a licensed massage therapist and Kinesio Tape practitioner and has been practicing sports massage for nearly a decade. She graduated from The American Institute of Massage Therapy in Kailua, Hawaii in 2003 with an emphasis in sports massage. At TruMove, Liz serves elite and beginner youth and adult athletes, as well as other patients en route to recovery. She believes sports massage is essential to athletic training, as it supports performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and recovery.
Outside her TruMove massage, Liz owns and operates The Reds, an all-female Half and Full Ironman Triathlon Training group for beginner to advanced ladies ready to take the plunge! Most importantly, she has a five-pound small but fierce lady dog named Harley, dreams of someday being a master gardener, a dancer (who says you have to have rhythm to dance!), and living on an island! She loves travel and a good sense of humor.
Megan serves TruMove in all things administrative as the Administrative Director, overseeing the clinic’s office staff and finances. “I also work alongside our PT Director, Kim Erisman, to keep Drew in line. He’d be lost without us,” she laughs. She studied public finance at Indiana University, and then honed her finance ability at a trust company in Kansas City upon graduation. Megan lives in Overland Park with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Originally from Indiana, Megan is a Hoosier at heart; she loves visiting family and attending IU games. When she isn’t busy wiping muddy paws or chasing around her busy toddlers, she also enjoys running the KC trails with a running buddy and photography. Megan’s favorite part of her role at TruMove? “I love the people I work with — my coworkers have become some of my greatest friends and an extension of family.”
Associate’s Degree, Indiana Business College
Additional coursework, University of Southern Indiana
What sets TruMove apart? To Jamie Woodruff, it’s all about the environment: “TruMove is so family-oriented, and the people are just really great here,” Jamie says. “Everyone gets along very well, and we’re happy all the time!” Jamie brings a wide variety of medical finance experience to TruMove, including work in insurance, benefits and claims at St. Luke’s outpatient rehabilitation department. Today, she serves TruMove clients in billing, insurance, finance and benefits.
Outside TruMove, Jamie enjoys writing, walking and listening to live music, especially jazz and blues. She’s very close to her big family, and loves spending time with her son — “he’s my pride and joy!” These days, Jamie is cheering him on at his many sporting events, including basketball, football and maybe even lacrosse.
Physical Therapy from the University of New England
Credentials (aka alphabet soup)
PT – Physical Therapist
FAFS – Fellow of Applied Functional Science
NG360 GPS – Nike Golf 360 Golf Performance Specialist
3D MAPS Certified – Movement Analysis Performance System
Following her curiosities has led her to pursue local and national teaching opportunities. She has spent the last 20 years studying the art and science of the human body. Specifically, how we are affected by internal and external forces like gravity, mass and momentum, pain, joy, trauma, injury, receptive motions… you name it, we can be affected by it.
Robin has practiced in a number of settings, happily working with people of all ages during her career at a large children’s hospital, sports medicine clinics and geriatric facilities.
In recent years her studies and practice have led her to leave the clinical setting in favor of a more relaxed setting. She recently left her beloved Studio Be in Maine to open Be Fit Co. in Williamstown, MA. If you like a good “stars aligning” story ask her what led her to take the leap.
She received her “basic training” in physical therapy from the University of New England, graduating in 1995.
She continues to receive her “advanced training” with the Gray Institute and with her clients, family and friends studying of the art and science of the human body. Robin earned the distinction of Fellow of Applied Functional Science in 2010 by completing the 40-week GIFT program at the Gray Institute in Adrian, MI.
Robin is currently serving in her 4th year on the faculty at the Gray Institute as a mentor/facilitator for the prestigious GIFT program. GIFT is currently in it’s 10th year educating movement professionals from 20+ countries worldwide.
In the grocery store and on the street, strangers are compelled to talk to me. My coworkers joke that I must wear a sign that says “talk to me and tell me your story”. I’m not sure how I give off that vibe, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s what has allowed me to connect so well with my physical therapy patients over the course of my career. I truly enjoy making lasting personal connections, earning their trust, and establishing a comfort level for the women I treat. This bond becomes an opportunity for vulnerability, which is never easy, but it is when the sharing of honest information occurs. I have discovered that this crucial personal information is often not revealed in other aspects of medical care. The interaction with my patients is a relationship that I take seriously and enjoy tremendously. My so called “people person superpower” is what drove me to create My Core Floor. It’s an opportunity to connect with women outside of my physical therapy clinic. It’s a resource to spread accurate, understandable content and not let myths and misinformation dictate how we live. It’s a chance to create a program that will make women stronger. I look forward to helping you and hearing your story.
Personally, I would like to thank my family for their loving support, my coworkers for their constant encouragement, Bob Wiersma for sharing his creative insights, and Gary Gray of the Gray Institute for influencing my treatment style. You have all helped solidify my passion for improving the lives of women and I am forever grateful.
TruMove is conveniently located off I-435, in Overland Park near 105th and Metcalf.
Office Hours: 7 am – 5 pm
Clinic Hours: 7 am – 6 pm
(last appointment at 6 pm)