physical therapy · Personal Training · Mountain Guide · Ashland Oregon
Get pain-free, strong & capable.
Whether you’re recovering from injury or simply want to be a stronger, more capable human, you’re in the right place.free 15-minute consult
Traditional fitness and rehab paradigms are failing you. You are so much more capable in your body than you think.
Let’s work together to get you pain-free, strong and capable. Here’s how we can help:
Have conventional training methods left you burnt out, misaligned or imbalanced?
Whether you want to improve in your favorite sport, or simply want to feel more capable in your daily life, my integrated training approach can help you get there.personal training info
Are you ready to take your outdoor adventures to a new level of challenge and skill?
As a professional mountain guide, I lead a variety of domestic and international trips from high alpine rock climbing to powder slashing in the back country. Let’s create your custom adventure today!Mountain Guide Info
Traditional PT services rely on outdated, in-the-box thinking.
If you’re struggling with an acute or chronic injury, pain or are considering surgery, let’s talk about a path forward.Physical therapy info
I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, speed, and endurance.
Brad has been helping me train for about 2 years now and I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, speed, and endurance. My 5k time has gotten SO much faster and I’m climbing grades I didn’t know I could get to. But the best thing is: I’m feeling so much more confident navigating workouts on my own. If you’re in chronic or acute pain or just want to learn how to be better at a sport you love- Brad’s your duuude!
Personal Trainer Ashland, Oregon
Move Stronger, Faster, Better
Private Ashland Studio
Do you believe that more cardio and heavier weights means a healthier you? Think again.
Simply doing more won’t fix the fitness issues you’re facing, much like pressing on the accelerator won’t fix a flat tire. It’s all about the way your body moves and how those movements become habitual – for better or for worse.
Whether you’re aiming to set new records or just want to exercise without injury, Living In Motion is your destination for unlocking your true fitness potential.free 15-minute consult
Mountain Guide Ashland, Oregon
Your Mountain Adventure Awaits
Challenge yourself in a high stakes environment with the support/guidance of a seasoned mountain professional.
Custom Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Backcountry Ski & Splitboarding adventures
Trips range from 1-5 days
Embark on an unforgettable journey through rugged peaks and serene landscapes, guided by a seasoned expert every step of the way.
Whether you’re craving a thrilling alpine adventure but lack the know-how, or your busy life leaves little room for planning, worry not. I am here to bring your outdoor aspirations to life with a blend of safety and exhilaration that will make each moment count.
Tailored to fit your unique experience level and desired intensity, my services promise to transform the daunting into the achievable. Discover the great outdoors like never before – with confidence, and a newfound sense of adventure.
Mountain guide trips are best for adventurers who already have some outdoor experience. If you’re a motivated beginner, looking to build long-term back-country skills, reach out and let’s discuss.
Physical Therapist Ashland, Oregon
Beyond Temporary Relief
Private Ashland Studio
Physical therapy at Living in Motion is all about practical, personalized care that goes beyond traditional methods.
Rather than fixed, cookie-cutter routines, we focus on your body’s unique needs, considering everything from your movement habits to the connective tissue that impacts your flexibility and strength.
It’s a thoughtful process that pays attention to the intricate ways your body operates, aiming to help you recover from injuries, alleviate pain, and improve your overall physical function.
Step into a space where your therapy is tailored just for you, so you can get back to feeling your best and performing at your peak.
Played a pivotal role in my speedy recovery.
I had the privilege of being treated by Brad at Living in Motion Physical Therapy, and I can’t speak highly enough of his professionalism and acute attention to detail. After years of chronic shoulder, rib, and back pain, Brad’s technique and patience played a pivotal role in my speedy recovery. His expertise truly sets him apart, making the rehabilitation process both effective and reassuring. Highly recommend his services for anyone seeking exceptional care. Today I am pain free and stronger than ever!
Meet Dr. Bradford Thomas
Inspiring interaction with the world.
You are not limited by your diagnosis, injury or history, only by your willingness to learn.
Doctor of Physical Therapy – PT, DPT
Human Biomechanics Specialist – HBS2
Studied Positional Release therapy, fascial counter strain and advanced myofascial release techniques
Professional Mountain, Rock, Splitboard guide
As a child growing up in Wappingers Falls, NY, my early life was marked by sporting passions and frustrating injuries. I loved sports, but I seemed to get hurt just tossing a whiffle ball or turning too fast.
Driven to better understand my body, I delved into exercise science, a path that led me to study physical therapy at Misericordia University.
Despite a successful college swimming career and an avid interest in powerlifting, a back injury during my doctorate challenged my understanding of fitness and rehabilitation.
Turning to innovative movement approaches like Functional Patterns, I achieved pain relief that traditional methods couldn’t provide. My experiences fueled a journey of exploration—from rock climbing across America and Asia, to completing the Appalachian Trail—ultimately guiding me to Ashland, Oregon.
Now, as mountain guide, trainer and physical therapist, I empower those let down by conventional care to explore the world through liberated movement.
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Amazing experience. Brad is so knowledgeable in his field. Thoughtful, supportive, precise, his support is healing and strengthening.
Dr. Bradford Thomas is a consummate professional who helped me improve stability and strength in my hip as well as decrease my daily pain.
Brad is absolutely awesome to work with! His tailored program not only got me in great shape for ski season and complete my first trail race series, he also helped correct some long term posture alignment issues that caused me regular pain in my knees. He’s a posture whisperer, he will find and help correct misalignments you didn’t even know we’re holding your performance back. I’ve never worked with a trainer remotely before this, and I was a little skeptical to start, but I was pretty immediately won over 100%. He works at my pace, and has been available whenever I have wanted or needed feedback. I recommend Brad to my active outdoor friends all the time and plan to continue training with him myself to meet new fitness goals for 2024.
Been training/working with Brad for a month now. I have been to numerous different physical therapists over the last 20 years to rehab chronic lower back pain and shoulder issues. Brad's living in motion physical therapy is much different. Not only do I feel better, but I think I'm finally on the path to being pain free! -Eric
I had the privilege of being treated by Brad at Living in Motion Physical Therapy, and I can't speak highly enough of his professionalism and acute attention to detail. After years of chronic shoulder, rib, and back pain, Brad's technique and patience played a pivotal role in my speedy recovery. His expertise truly sets him apart, making the rehabilitation process both effective and reassuring. Highly recommend his services for anyone seeking exceptional care.Today I am pain free and stronger than ever!
Brad has been helping me train for about 2 years now and I have noticed a huge difference in my posture, speed, and endurance. My 5k time has gotten SO much faster and I'm climbing grades I didn't know I could get to. But the best thing is: I'm feeling so much more confident navigating workouts on my own. If you're in chronic or acute pain or just want to learn how to be better at a sport you love- Brad's your duuude!
Frequently Asked Questions
I have 3 main ways I work with my clientele:
– In-person at my Ashland studio.
– Virtually, via video chat or the establishment of a training program.
– Or by house calls. House calls come at cost of my time and mileage, but I am happy to make the trip if it is beneficial to you!
Yes! I work with over half my clientele online. This allows an easy transition for introduction to our sessions in the comfort of your own home and with the equipment that you will be using to train on your own!
I use google meets to join you on a video call. I will send you a link at the time and meet you on a call.
Generally, I prefer if you have 2 cameras, your laptop and phone, so I can see how you are moving from multiple angles.
No. I am a Cash-based PT provider.
In a cash-based treatment model, the physical therapist enters into a contract with the patient (not an insurance company) to provide physical therapy services in a manner that both parties agree will help reach treatment goals most efficiently. This model allows the physical therapist to focus on providing the best possible care to you and eliminates unnecessary administrative costs. It’s easier for you and easier for me!
This eliminates confusing medical bills and allows for clarity in decision-making. You know exactly what services you are paying for and the amount you are paying.
Most often, the total out-of-pocket expenses for physical therapy will be LESS for services provided at Living In Motion than at a practice where insurance is directly billed. There are no deductibles, limited visits, or per-visit fees. This streamlines billing and eliminates administrative costs. That way, we can focus on the care you need, not on what insurance may or may not allow and you can make informed decisions regarding the costs of your care.
Absolutely. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am well versed in the intricacies and management of surgery and have worked closely with surgeons and physicians to manage post-surgical rehab.
Most clients start seeing results right away, but it’s a lifelong journey!
YES! I love working with kids ages 8+. Whether it is managing an unfortunate injury or just to help them understand how they can move happy and healthy, I’m your guy.
In short, Personal Training deals with pursuing tangible fitness or athletic goals while Physical therapy is going to address the management of injuries, chronic pain, or other conditions of the neuromuscularskeletal system. Elements of both blend together, but each have their clear goals and objectives.
Nope! I love getting inexperienced individuals into new and exciting adventures. If you are starting off from ground zero. Likely, we will need to build some skills and report together in clinics and lower level objectives before tackling anything epic. That way, we are both confident we can travel safely in the mountains together.