We don't just focus on the one area that's hurting.
We analyze the whole body to figure out the ROOT CAUSE for WHY you're experiencing pain.
The Kinds of People We Help Include...
who push themselves hard in the gym or in their training and want to maintain their health
and activity level for a long time to come. We help them heal from new or chronic injuries and pain.
who can't afford to be sidelined due to injury and need to get back in the game with full strength as soon as possible.
Who are actively training for a race or competition and need to take care of a nagging injury
before it gets worse and interferes with their performance.
whose lives don't slow down even when they're injured or in pain. We take care of them so they can take care of their families.
who have exhausted their options with physicians, medications, and therapies and are facing a surgery recommendation. They're not ready for the risks and long-lasting effects of surgery and want to try a non-invasive option. We help people who have suffered for years with chronic pain experience relief and enjoy their lives.
Health Conscious Older Adults
who want to be proactive in maintaining their health and mobility in the long-term. We help them prevent injury and disability and maintain strength and mobility as they age.
We believe that movement is medicine, and whether you're competing in a sport or just want to enjoy a walk around your neighborhood without pain, we'll show you how to get there.
We're frustrated with the lack of quality care most people receive when they have an injury.
Too many patients waste significant time, energy, and money getting expensive imaging and injections, and months or years later are still dealing with the same pain issues.
I'm tired of hearing my patients complain about how long they have suffered because no one ever took enough time to thoroughly examine them, listen to their story, and carefully explain their condition to them.
I started 901PT because I want to spend significant time getting to know each patient so that every question and concern can be answered and every pain thoughtfully and thoroughly treated."
- Clay Jones, owner and founder of 901 PT
We want to make this the best healthcare experience you've ever had.
We promise to give you individualized attention. You're not just a number to us, and our whole attention will be focused on you.
Your treatment plan is designed according to your individual needs and goals. There is no one-size-fits-all here.
You will have access to your therapist in between appointments, and we will be responsive to your questions.
We care that you're in pain and that you can't do what you want to do because of it. We'll listen when it's hard and celebrate as you reach your goals.
DR. CLAY JONES,
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Founder and CEO of 901 Physical Therapy
Dr. Clay is from Memphis and is intent upon helping Memphis athletes recover from the pain and stay active. He's a listening ear to his patients and an empathetic guide through the healing process. Clay has extensive experience in helping people who struggle with acute and chronic pain, and one of his favorite populations to work with is teenage athletes.
Clay loves working out at several local gyms, running, and building the perfect backyard fire pit.
DR. SARA MICHAEL
PT, DPT, COMT
Dr. Sara Michael is a native Memphian and 901PT's lead running specialist. She's passionate about helping Memphis runners overcome pain and injuries so they can keep running. Sara is tenacious in problem-solving her patients' pain and a loyal guide for those who need someone to figure out why they're hurting and how they can overcome it.
Sara is always active and enjoys running, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and yoga.
DR. JESSICA OLIVAREZ
PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. CMFA
Dr. Jessica is an Army veteran and 901PT's lead barbell weightlifting specialist. She brings extensive experience in competing and coaching Olympic weightlifting to her clinical role as a physical therapist. When weightlifters experience pain during their workouts, there is no one better to guide them through healing and training their lifts without pain.
Dr. Jessica has a particular interest in working with military, veterans, and tactical athletes (police, firefighters, EMS) to maintain a high level of physical readiness and prevent injuries.
DR. JONATHAN MACE
Dr. Jonathan has always been a very active athlete and loves running, rock climbing, and weightlifting. He understands the frustrations pain can bring while training and is passionate about his patients being able to both understand their injury as well as their capacity to recover. He brings both lighthearted energy and compassion to helping athletes overcome their pain and achieve their goals.
Dr. Jonathan loves a good burger, working on his snatch, and goofing off with his kids.
DR. SHARWIL BELL
PT/DPT, COMT, Cert. CMFA, CF-L1
Dr. Sharwil is a native Memphian and former collegiate basketball player at Rhodes College who loves partnering with athletes of all ages. Her unique skill is uncovering and fixing the root cause of pain and empowering them toward improved health and performance.
In her spare time, Sharwil enjoys indoor bouldering, jogging on a sunny afternoon, birdwatching, board games, and watching Memphis sports (Go Grizz!).
OWNER & CFO, CMO
Emily has been a part of building 901PT with her husband Clay from the very beginning. He's visionary, and she's the one that orchestrates the behind-the-scene details to help make it happen. They work closely daily to build the best possible clinic for their patients and the workplace for their employees.
Emily and Clay have four kids, and she can most often be found in her minivan, carpooling them to sports activities and theater rehearsals! She loves singing, reading great books, weightlifting, and is slightly obsessed with Tiktok.
DR. PHOEBE WATSON
Dr. Phoebe is an endurance athlete specialist. She loves to help patients of all ages set goals and provide them with tools and a plan to achieve them.
An avid runner, soccer player and new cyclist herself, Dr. Phoebe can speak from personal experience about the disappointment and frustration that comes with ongoing aches, pains, and injuries. She truly enjoys getting to know her patients, taking a deep dive into their specific pain complaints, and making meaningful changes in their lives.
Phoebe loves to spend her free time taking walks in Harbortown with her golden retriever Grizz, cheering on her alma mater (Go Tigers Go) with her husband TA, and getting in some running or biking miles around Memphis!