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Michael Kane

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Michael is the owner and founder of Pro-Motion Physical Therapy and Pro-Motion Functional Fitness. After having worked in many different environments ranging from troop medical clinics in the US Army to Pacific Sports Medicine, a cutting edge sports medicine practice he helped open in Tacoma, Washington he realized his goal of creating a rehabilitation and performance centered physical therapy practice. The basis for all treatment provided at Pro-Motion revolves around the central theme of function. Movement is our medicine. We believe that all movement emerges at the confluence of the Task being performed, the Individual’s structure and functional skills, and the performance Environment …the TIEs. An improvement in function necessitates creating tasks and environments that empower and encourage the full development of mind, body and spirit in every client with every interaction. Our approach includes the pivotal concept that it is about you…not us.

Michael grew up in the Bay Area of California. He loved sports as a child and played football in high school (the Washington Huskies) and then played 4 years of college football at the University of California-Davis. Michael graduated with a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy. He received a second Master’s degree in Orthopaedic manual medicine from the Ola Grimsby Consortium and the Regeants of Utah.. He is an expert and leader in the AFS (Applied Functional Science Approach) and is a Fellow of the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation. Michael is a Nike Golf Performance Specialist, and is a part of the adjunct faculty at the University of Puget sound’s Doctorate Program in Physical Therapy. He is the President of InVisage.us. InVisage is an exclusive collaborative community of autonomous physical therapy private practice owners that have come together from across the nation with common challenges and purpose… to achieve and create new possibilities for their practices and people. InVisage is composed of competitive innovators and entrepreneurs with deep competency and broad experience in the areas of clinical, business, and leadership.

His professional career spans over 20 years and includes business ownership, clinical practice, and teaching. He teaches the nationally acclaimed Orthotic Reaction Seminar Series – The Art and Science of Locomotor Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses. His professional interests lie in organizing, understanding, and mastering the marriage of movement science and manual therapy in the private physical therapy practice setting.

Michael and his wife Molly are happily married and THE proud parents of their son Owen.

Functional Fitness
4.8
Based on 69 reviews
Yesturday was my first time visit the staff made me fell at home
Rachel Anselma Garcia
Rachel Anselma G.
22:24 01 Oct 16
I love it here! Its like my second home! Natalie is awesome and answers all my questions! which are a lot!!read more
Mary Brookshire
Mary B.
18:05 03 May 17
When I was going I loved it! I would not go to any other place.
Diane Ruybal-Nelson
Diane R.
15:56 22 Jun 17
Natalie is great, gets what needs to be done
Michelle Hudson
Michelle H.
21:46 31 May 19
Lots of options and personal attention to developing your individual work out routine. Plenty of classes, too. It’s a friendly, fun place to work out!read more
Ann Willis
Ann W.
20:38 18 Feb 19
The personal trainer was very professional and knowledgable about the way the body works. During my assessment, he explained in detail what was happening with my body as I described my issues. I was impressed by how carefully he listened and how he took the time to explain how the body reacts to address my movements. This experience gave me the confidence to trust him with my future workout plan. I look forward to improving my condition.read more
Eve Sanchez
Eve S.
22:54 22 Jan 20
I have been working with a personal trainer for 5 plus months. The progress I have seen and felt has been great. Everyone there is knowledgeable and kind. Great place to workout!read more
Leslie Johnson
Leslie J.
19:29 26 Nov 18
Natalie is an amazing trainer. I love the low key atmosphere where everyone is there to work hard at their personal best level.read more
Geri Catton
Geri C.
22:02 14 Aug 19
Erin was super helpful when I called and able to get me a consultation quickly. She is very empathetic, knowledgeable and willing to facilitate personalized exercises as well as adapt some from my existing program. I look forward to working with her.read more
Trista Cookson
Trista C.
04:48 02 Aug 19
I love the individual care you receive. Today I had neck, shoulder and arm pain. Marc worked with me and it is much better. He created great stretching exercises today and it truly helped.read more
Wanda Stickney Riel
Wanda Stickney R.
17:43 15 Sep 16
I love Pro Motion Functional Fitness. Before coming I didn't believe I could reach my personal health goals of being stronger, healthier and thinner. I...read more
Lisa A.
Lisa A.
14:09 05 Apr 19
Great gym. Great equipment and trainers. Great atmosphere. DJ
Richard Johnson
Richard J.
23:38 13 Jan 20
Excellent place. the staff very helpful and friendly
Enrique Silguero Lopez
Enrique Silguero L.
22:37 14 Oct 16
I love Pro Motion Functional Fitness. Before coming I didn't believe I could reach my personal health goals of being stronger, healthier and thinner. I have been at Promotion Functional Fitness I have been moving closer to those goals. I work with Erin at Pro Motion and she is a great support, motivator and wealth of knowledge when I have questions. She is very patient and keeps me focused. I love that no matter what time of day I can fit my workout in I always have access. It has been a great fit for me. It's not your typical gym and that's what I love about it.read more
Lisa Allison
Lisa A.
21:10 05 Apr 19
I started with physical therapy on the PT side of this business about 18 months ago for about two months with a back injury that had me nearly bedridden for several weeks. After I completed my physical therapy, I started weight training at Pro-Motion Functional Fitness with my physical therapist assistant, Jacob Garcia. To call the program Jacob has had me working on for over a year now life changing would be a huge understatement. Overall, I can't say enough good things about Jacob and all the staff and therapists I've met at Pro-Motion Physical Therapy. They are friendly, professional, know their jobs and clearly enjoy their work. Most importantly, I've seen astronomical improvement in my health and well-being and my strength.read more
Joe Sexton
Joe S.
21:28 06 Jun 19
Ty was very helpful. Her knowledge of body mechanics and mindfulness of my specific challenges are making me stronger and more confident.read more
Sherrie Patterson
Sherrie P.
18:06 13 Feb 20
I have used them in the past and I will continue to use them as I have had a very positive experience with them.read more
Jeff Schmelzer
Jeff S.
23:43 18 Feb 19
I LOVE this place!!! I set up an assessment to help me get stronger with the caveat that I was working through an injury. Marc set me up with some workouts to help me accomplish so goals while also adapting with my injury. I feel amazing!! the atmosphere is wonderful as I don't feel intimidated. I am going to set up some personal training sessions and get into some of the classes!read more
Melina Stasiuk
Melina S.
23:52 28 Mar 18
My wife and I have been members for a few months now and it has been the best gym experience I've had in 20 years. Knowledgeable and helpful staff,...read more
Martin D.
Martin D.
15:19 20 Dec 12
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thanks so much for helping me with my physical therapy. Looking towards better days.read more
Tracy Smith
Tracy S.
15:08 26 May 17
My kids have been doing Natalie's ARC class all summer and have loved every minute of it. They don't want it to end and they are hoping that she does it againnext summer! It has given them a great way to stay fit this summer, learn about why it is important to work all of their muscle groups, and increased theirconfidence. It has made them feel ready and ahead of the game for their fall sports and given them ideas about a future career in physical training. Natalie waswonderful with the kids. She worked them hard but also made it fun.read more
Megan Berg Mauch
Megan Berg M.
15:37 22 Aug 19
I highly recommend Pro- motion fit! Michael Kane and his staff are top notch! My knee feels so much better after just a few treatments. And I cant wait to have my implants so I can keep running for years to come! Thanks again Michael!!read more
Christopher Wiehl
Christopher W.
18:34 03 Jul 14
Friendly, professional & knowledgeable staff that reach out, getting to know you & your goals. Love the challenging & varied classes that are offered each week. An added bonus is being able to access the gym any time!read more
Holly Dunham- Wheeler
Holly Dunham- W.
15:57 07 Apr 19
In a world with "gyms" around every corner Pro Motion Fitness and their staff are dedicated to each individual and their needs. They have an approach to...read more
Alex W.
Alex W.
19:36 12 Feb 16
Our daughter went to Natalie this summer to prepare for college volleyball. She increased her strength, stability and explosiveness. When she got to her first workout of Div II college volleyball, she had the highest jump reach on her team... and she’s not even close to the tallest on her team! She worked hard with an outstanding trainer and it paid off!My husband and I started working out with Jake a couple day per week several months ago. Soon, we were feeling so much better about ourselves that we invited some other family members to try it out. We now have three generations of family working out with Jake! And my husband and I enjoy it so much we are going in 4 days per week! We are feeling stronger and healthier than ever! Thanks Jake!read more
Joy Haughton
Joy H.
23:30 09 Oct 19
Brigitte was a great personal trainer. Very knowledgeable and superb instructor. The quality of services and attention to detail there is unsurpassed.read more
Gregory Scott
Gregory S.
23:27 28 Jan 20
One of the absolute best things I've ever done! Sooo much healthier now and focused on being active and fit! Thank you!! ☺read more
Carol Smith
Carol S.
01:02 07 Apr 19
Love it the staff is wonderful, friendly and very helpful. They always make me feel welcomed and are very motivational. I never have to wait for equipment and it is very clean. I highly recommend it.read more
Leticia Palominos Mares
Leticia Palominos M.
17:03 19 Feb 19
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