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1-on-1, personalized Physical Therapy


  • Have you thought your pain would go away but it didn't?
  • Have you tried exercises prescribed by someone that didn't help or made the problem worse?
  • Have you been told surgery is the only option?
  • Have you been to other physical therapists and find yourself skeptical that anyone can help?

We promise this will be the BEST one-on-one physical therapy experience you will ever have. We don’t waste your time with appointments you don’t need, have you see multiple providers, or hand you off to an assistant who may not understand how to customize your treatment.

Inquire About Cost and Availability

We understand that seeing a new provider often comes with questions. Sometimes this relates to availability or how much it will cost. It is part of our mission to provide the best communication experience you have ever had with a medical office. We will never double book your visit or leave you with a surprise bill.


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Still not quite sure if physical therapy is right for your specific issue or have you had a bad experience in the past? If so, please click here to fill out a short form and let us answer all the questions you may have.


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A Better Experience

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We listen to your story.

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We help you understand your problem and agree on a plan for recovery.

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Often the first step is reducing symptoms so you can begin to move better. Our sessions are 1-on-1 for 45-60 minutes.

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Together, we conquer previously limiting activities and get back to a fuller life!

About Seth Peterson


Dr. Seth Peterson is one of Tucson's premiere orthopedic physical therapists, published author, researcher, teacher, and founder of The Motive Physical Therapy Specialists. He provides highly personalized care that quickly gets you back to doing what you love.


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Hear From People Like You

Charles, Low Back Pain

Sally, Knee Pain

I travel 2 1/2 hours just to see Seth and receive treatment!

I first met Seth about 4 years ago.  I couldn't walk without pain I really didn't think they were going to be able to help me because I had been to so many therapists without much success.  I was ready to give up.  They sent a young therapist out and first thing I thought was great another inexperienced person but Seth was different he listened and really cared by the time I left I was walking.  I was walking better than I had in two years.  So, now I travel 2 1/2 hours just to see Seth and receive treatment!

LK

5.0
2018-05-15T22:25:00+00:00

LK

I first met Seth about 4 years ago.  I couldn't walk without pain I really didn't think they were going to be able to help me because I had been to so many therapists without much success.  I was ready to give up.  They sent a young therapist out and first thing I thought was great another inexperienced person but Seth was different he listened and really cared by the time I left I was walking.  I was walking better than I had in two years.  So, now I travel 2 1/2 hours just to see Seth and receive treatment!

Seth worked miracles

My physical therapist was Seth Peterson.  After surgery on my left shoulder & 6 weeks in a "brace", there was plenty of scar tissue and next to no mobility.  My orthopedic surgeon thought I'd be lucky to achieve 80% mobility.  Seth and I worked very well together.  He taught me "visualization" since the muscle that moves the shoulder is in back and cannot be seen.  After about 3 weeks, Seth had moved the mobility numbers up to 80%, and now it’s back to normal!  I, meanwhile, was faithful to do the exercises twice per day - either with Seth or at home.  Seth worked miracles.  My doctor was ecstatic and we're real "Seth Fans".

SM

5.0
2018-05-15T22:31:09+00:00

SM

My physical therapist was Seth Peterson.  After surgery on my left shoulder & 6 weeks in a "brace", there was plenty of scar tissue and next to no mobility.  My orthopedic surgeon thought I'd be lucky to achieve 80% mobility.  Seth and I worked very well together.  He taught me "visualization" since the muscle that moves the shoulder is in back and cannot be seen.  After about 3 weeks, Seth had moved the mobility numbers up to 80%, and now it’s back to normal!  I, meanwhile, was faithful to do the exercises twice per day - either with Seth or at home.  Seth worked miracles.  My doctor was ecstatic and we're real "Seth Fans".

Best experience I have had by far

I have been in physical therapy before and this is the best experience I have had by far…I thought that I had to live with a permanent disability for the rest of my life, but now I know this is not the case.

AM

5.0
2018-05-15T22:32:23+00:00

AM

I have been in physical therapy before and this is the best experience I have had by far…I thought that I had to live with a permanent disability for the rest of my life, but now I know this is not the case.

I discovered state-of-the-art rehab under his care

My "odyssey" of shoulder problems began more than two-and-half years ago and included a prior surgery and extensive visits to three different therapists, none of whom match the level of care I was fortunate to have with Seth.  Working with Seth, my therapist, I discovered state-of-the-art rehab under his care, delivered with expertise and consideration. I am continuing my rehab exercises at home and looking forward to playing golf again.

NN

5.0
2018-05-15T22:25:43+00:00

NN

My "odyssey" of shoulder problems began more than two-and-half years ago and included a prior surgery and extensive visits to three different therapists, none of whom match the level of care I was fortunate to have with Seth.  Working with Seth, my therapist, I discovered state-of-the-art rehab under his care, delivered with expertise and consideration. I am continuing my rehab exercises at home and looking forward to playing golf again.
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