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.
Who We Help and What We Do
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 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 know that joint and muscle pain can interfere with the ability to do normal things in your day and enjoy your life and the people around you, and we are committed to a whole-body approach that will help you sleep better at night, wake-up with more energy and less pain, and get back to doing the activities throughout your day that you love.
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.
What Makes Us Different
901 Physical Therapy is unlike anywhere else, and the personal attention and specific treatment you'll receive from us is on a different level than anything else you've experienced.
"After ten years of practicing physical therapy, I became frustrated at the lack of quality care that so many people receive when they have an injury.
I've seen many patients who have spent significant time, energy, and money seeing other practitioners, 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 wanted to create a practice that spends 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.
Meet The Team
DR. CLAY JONES, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT:
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy who was born and raised in Memphis and have lived here for most of my life. In 2008 I graduated with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and then moved to Seattle, WA to pursue post-graduate training with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy while working full-time at an outpatient spine and sports medicine specialty clinic. I became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2011, a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) in 2013, and I finished my manual therapy fellowship reaching fellowship status with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) in 2014. I've also been dry needling since 2015.
I have been mentored by some of the best therapists in the world and love that I can use my skills and experience to invest in the people of Memphis!
DR. SARA MICHAEL, PT, DPT
I'm born and bred in 901, and I currently live in Midtown Memphis with my partner and our wonderful (and numerous) pets. I attended White Station High School Class of 2007 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Education in Kinesiology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I took a year off before beginning physical therapy school to travel. I backpacked through the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and traveled abroad throughout various places in Europe. After these excursions, I attended Tennessee Health Science Center for my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I graduated Top 3 in my class in 2015 and I was awarded the Faculty Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence.
I am currently completing a Certification of Manual Therapy program that emphasizes eclectic, hands-on techniques to reduce pain and resolve dysfunction. I have a special interest in back pain as well as the neurophysiology of pain and motor dysfunction. I am an active individual who enjoys playing recreational soccer, doing yoga, rock climbing, and all things outdoors.
I am 100% committed to my patients; moreover, my goal as a physical therapist is to help the people our community live out their lives and pursue their passions without fear of pain or injury
DR. LAUREN BAKER, PT, DPT
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy who was born and raised in the area and moved back to the Desoto County area after years of studying.
I attended Mississippi State University (Hail State!) and received a Bachelors's degree in Kinesiology: Clinical Exercise Physiology before earning my Doctorate degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
I am also a group fitness instructor and wellness coach, who has always had a love and passion for everything health and fitness! I'm an avid runner and have helped other runners return to training for marathons and triathlons, as well as competing athletes return to their sports. I also have a nutrition certification and enjoy assisting others with their wellness goals.
As a new mom, my hobbies include fitness, travel, cooking, and being with my husband, young son, and two PRECIOUS fur babies- Chief and Lady.
I love and look forward to using physical therapy and wellness to help others live their healthiest and most active lifestyles.
DR. JESSICA OLIVAREZ, PT, DPT
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy and hail from the "Land of Enchantment" - New Mexico. After high school, I enlisted in the United States Army and spent 6 years as a helicopter mechanic stationed out of Ft. Campbell, with multiple deployments to the Middle East. I enjoyed living in the south so much that after my enlistment I stayed for school and graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University in 2016.
After graduation, I started out as a travel physical therapist, allowing me to work in several different states and settings, under the mentorship of some dynamite clinicians. I enjoy pursuing continuing education and have completed coursework in everything from pain science to spinal manipulation, TMJ, vestibular/dizziness/concussion management, and dry needling.
I am passionate about human movement and being active across multiple domains. I have participated in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for the past 16 years as an athlete and a coach, allowing me to develop a strong understanding of the physical demands of the sport and how to return to sport after an injury. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with military, veterans and tactical athletes (police, fire, EMS) to maintain a high level of physical readiness and prevent injuries.
I am 100% committed to empowering people from all walks of life to continue participating in the activities they enjoy without pain or fear and looking forward to partnering with you on a journey to reach your goals.
BRYCE BERRY, CSCS
Bryce helps you transition from physical therapy back to the training you enjoy so that you can live your life on your terms.
Whether that's an intense workout, a long-distance run, or working in the yard, Bryce can meet you where you are and help bridge the gap back to play.
Bryce's credentials include a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Human Performance from the University of Memphis. He's also a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association,)
Pn1 (Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified,) OTC (Online Trainer Certified) by the Online Trainer Academy, and RPR Level 1 (Reflexive Performance Reset Level One.)
Bryce lives in Memphis, TN with his wife of 8 years and three little girls, the "Three Missketeers".
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AMBER WALKER, OFFICE MANAGER
I have always had a passion for health and wellness. I was born and raised in Memphis and participated in sports growing up which lead to an interest in the health field. I received an Exercise and Sport Science degree from the University of Memphis which further lead me to pursue 901 PT to continue in an environment that I thoroughly enjoy.
I love that I am able to use my knowledge of the body and my love for helping others to guide you through your patient experience. I have been on both the patient and professional side of the physical therapy world and am here to be with you every step of the way! I hope that through 901 PT I am able to bring joy and laughter into the lives of our patients and our community!
During my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, our pup, family, and friends. I am most often spotted crafting, exercising, or binge-watching The Office!
901 Physical Therapy is for active Memphians who prefer natural specialist treatment to treat their aches and pains instead of relying on medications, injections, or surgery.
We serve people who aren't ok with letting pain or injury slow them down, and our goal is to find the root causes of the problem and deal with it head-on. This will get you back to the sports and activities you love quickly and with no pain.
At 901 PT, you'll get exclusive attention and personalized treatment in our hour long, one-on-one sessions with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. We want you to understand what's causing the problem, what we can do to help it heal, what you can do yourself to help it heal and keep it that way and to return to being confident in your movements and not living in fear of injury.
If you appreciate very focused and specific care and find value in having a spine and sports medicine specialist in your corner, listening to your story, and addressing your goals without distractions, 901 PT is the place for you!
PAIN WITH RUNNING
"Dr. Clay is amazing and unlike any traditional DPT I’ve ever seen, I would give him 20 stars if I could. After 4 months of fighting ITB syndrome/knee issues and several doctors visits, I finally scheduled a consult. Going in, I was unable to run more than 1 mile without sharp pain. I expected it would take several weeks and many visits to identify then treat the issue. Dr. Clay identified the issue, root cause, and underlying weaknesses in the initial exam. I started to find relief after my 2nd visit. After 4 visits and focused strength work, I was able to run pain free again. Less then 2 months after my first visit and consistently applying what Dr. Clay taught me, I was able to run 20+ miles with NO pain. I’m now training for my next ultramarathon with no pain and running more efficiently and faster than ever before. If you’re fighting nagging injuries, give 901PT a call today. You’ll be back running in much less time than traditional PT!"
- Christy Brewer
HIP AND SHOULDER PAIN
"After a year of teaching yoga full time, I began to have some hip and shoulder issues that affected my ability to teach and practice. Dr. Sara Michael's initial assessment and follow up appointments gave me the physical and mental tools I needed to have confidence in my body and my ability to correct bad alignment habits. I took so much of that knowledge to my students and feel that they also get the benefit from the incredible one on one time you get with Sara and Clay. This is a great tune up for any fitness or movement professional."
"Had a great experience @ 901PT! I had been dealing with a nagging foot pain for years, and after just one session I could already tell a difference in my function and performance. I was able to shave 10% off my marathon time!
The personal attention is unparalleled. Worth every penny."
- Jen O'Bryan
Wondering if we can help what you're dealing with?
This Free phone consultation with one of our Doctors of physical therapy is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy--- unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free phone call so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done--- without any financial risk on your part.
We'd love to hear your story, what problems you're dealing with, and what you're hoping to accomplish.
We'll answer all of your questions and explain how we can help. Call us today!