The Movement Guild

The Movement Guild Approach

We think ordinary is boring, and we don’t restrict ourselves with protocols or templates. Our treatments are 100% customized to the individual – utilizing a truly diverse set of skills that we’ve honed over years of studying beyond our respective fields of expertise – and we sincerely care about helping and educating people to move and feel better.

About Us

We are a community of top movement and health professionals that actualize a greater collective intelligence and offer a personalized (instead of one-size-fits-all) experience. We foster a safe and empowering environment that promotes complete individual wellness via physical therapy, massage therapy, active recovery, yoga and movement classes, and private training.

Ethos, Greek for”character”, describes guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community or ideology. It can also refer to how music (a type of movement) can influence emotions and behaviors. It’s our expectation that anyone walking into TMG will observe this ethos in each team member.

The ethos of those working at TMG can be summarized by three general characteristics:

  • Respect

    We treat people the way we want to be treated and we always provide compassionate attention in order to build trust, which we believe is the building block of any successful relationship. Every Movement Guild experience is focused on meeting your wants and needs while bolstering the mutual trust we create between all of our clients and teammates.

  • Curiosity

    Guilders are lifelong learners, dedicated to the pursuit of both professional and personal knowledge. We are playful seekers that bring positive and uplifting energy, recognizing our part of the whole and having fun doing so. We are excited about working alongside other movement professional who compliment the respective services we provide, and we’re committed to the overall wellness of those we serve.

  • Teamwork

    Plain and simple – it takes teamwork to make the dream work. Our unique strengths compliment (rather than compete against) each other, and we routinely celebrate individual expertise across all movement, strength, flexibility, and recovery practices. We are energetic, adaptable, nimble thinkers who are capable of improvising and customizing treatment for each individual we see.

Our Team

Physical Therapy

Kane Thompson

Kane is licensed in Physical Therapy, earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and BS in Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy from North Central College where he also played football all 4 years. He is credentialed as a Schroth Scoliosis Physical Therapy Certified C1 & C2 therapist, treating both adult and adolescent patients with scoliosis in addition to being certified by the Institute of Physical Art. His holistic approach integrates a Schroth specialization, manual therapy skills and neurological based approach to patient care.

To learn more about Kane Thompson, visit his Linked In and his Instagram @kanethompson.dpt.

Physical Therapy

Autumn Neuharth

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Pelvic Health Therapist

Autumn earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island
University in New York City where she was honored to receive an award for
Clinical Excellence. She also has a Bachelor of Movement Science degree
from the University of Michigan. Autumn is a former Women’s Premier League
rugby player, avid CrossFitter, and a certified USA Weightlifting Coach.

Autumn’s experience allows her to integrate specialized manual therapy techniques, neurology, and
comprehensive high-level performance and exercise training. She believes
everyone is an athlete, whether their goal is to lift grandchildren or a barbell with 500 pounds.

Autumn is proud to offer high-quality care to all people, regardless of
sexual orientation or gender identity; Autumn uses the pronouns she/her.

To learn more about Autumn Neuharth, visit her Linked In, or follow her on Instagram  @a_neudpt

Personal Training

Brian Lyons

Personal Trainer, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Brian has over 18 years industry experience as a coach, industry educator, fitness director & high school strength and conditioning coach. He specializes in sports performance training for youth and adult athletes along with post rehabilitation training for those looking to move better and feel better.

Brian holds an MS in Applied Exercise Science & Sport Performance Training. Industry certifications include NSCA, EXOS, NSPA, IYCA, PTA Global, NASM, and Gray Institute.

Brian also serves on the Training & Education Advisory Board for Power Plate North America and previously was teaching faculty for PTA Global and Technogym USA. He is married to his wife Kathryn and lives in Chicago with their two daughters, Kierstin & Kassidy.

To learn more about Brian, visit his Instagram @brianlyons82

Massage Therapy

Jessica Carlin

Director of Community Development, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Jessica is a licensed massage therapist (IL) and registered yoga teacher. She holds certifications in integrative movement systems, functional range conditioning, kinstretch, and fascial movement taping.

She has managed a yoga studio, created and led teacher training programs, and most recently authored a continued education series for yoga teachers that focuses on movement education rather than conventional anatomy. She views herself as an educator for her clients and fellow teachers.

Her focus at REAL pt and The Movement Guild is on individualized client sessions and group classes. Jessica teaches yoga and kinstretch which is a mobility and joint training class. She also oversees community development and outreach initiatives, ensuring alignment between REAL pt’s vision and execution.

Jessica grew up bilingually in Germany and moved to the U.S. in her early 20’s. She graduated from UT Austin with a BA in Radio-Television-Film. She worked as an international news producer and broadcast operations manager before switching careers to focus on yoga and movement.

Contact Jessica for massage or yoga sessions: Jessica@realmovementpt.com

For more on Jessica, visit her Instagram @jessicacarlinlearning

Physical Therapy

Adam Wolf

Founder, Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist

Adam’s professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL) & Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)(09). Some of his certifications include Level III practitioner of Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)Enhance Running TechnicianFunctional Range Conditioning (FRC) Functional-Neuro-Orthopedic Rehab (FNOR) provider. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength, and conditioning, as well as ownership roles.

Most recently, he is the author of REAL Movement: Perspective on Integrated Motion & Motor Control. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine while creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues. Adam regularly presents to fitness and rehabilitation professionals nationally and internationally.

To learn more about Adam, visit his Linked In,  and his Instagram @adamwolfpt 

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