About Us

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Welcome to Optimal Movement Rehabilitation & Performance

At Optimal Movement, we are dedicated to enhancing your physical well-being and performance through specialized physical therapy services. Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve their optimal movement potential, whether it’s returning to sport after an injury or enhancing overall performance.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced Doctors of Physical Therapy specialize in performance physical therapy, focusing on movement analysis and re-education, manual therapy, and performance training to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. We understand that every individual and every injury is different, which is why we prioritize a comprehensive assessment to identify the root cause of your issues. We believe in treating the body as a whole!

Whether you’re an athlete looking to return to sport or someone seeking to improve daily function, our holistic approach to rehabilitation ensures that we address not only the symptoms but also the underlying factors contributing to your condition. We utilize cutting-edge techniques and evidence-based practices to optimize your movement patterns, prevent re-injury, and promote long-term health and performance.

At Optimal Movement, we believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and tools they need to take control of their health and reach their goals. Our goal is not just to help you recover from injury but also to equip you with the skills to move better, perform at your best, and live life to the fullest.

extensive training

Our Specialties


Video Jumping
& Running Analysis


(Soft Tissue Mobilization)

Throwing Athletes

Standard Physical therapy model
  • 20-30 minute appointments
  • Double or triple booked with other patients
  • Treatment performed by technicians or assistants
  • Physical therapist may be more of a “generalist”
  • Small facility with minimal equipment
  • Lack of time for patient education to assist in providing better long term outcomes
Optimal Movement Physical therapy Model
  • 1-hour sessions
  • One-on-one patient care
  • All treatments are with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Extensive sport rehab experience
  • More freedom to treat the body as a whole
  • Full weight room and 75 feet of turf
  • Better outcomes and faster results, the care athletes deserve

At Optimal Movement,
we know you have big goals.

We are here to help you move smarter, perform better, and live optimally.
Optimal Movement

Meet Our Team

Taylor Summers PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, owner

Ed Pilgrim PT, DPT, CSCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Why Choose A Membership?

Membership Benefits

Expert Therapists

Our physical therapists are up to date with all the current research and continue to seek out new learning opportunities to bring you the best possible care.

Trusted Practice

Our patients know that when they come to see us they will get our undivided attention for the entirety of their visit and their voices will be heard. We are confident no one provides a better service than us.

Goal Oriented

Whether you are looking to decrease pain, improve athletic performance, or prevent injury, we will tailor your program to your specific needs.


Our number one priority is helping you achieve your goals and we will move mountains to do so! We LOVE what we do, which is why we have built this new facility to continue to change as many lives as possible!

Experienced Staff

Our staff has worked with some of the top athletes on the planet, including those in the MLB, NFL, NHL, and UFC.

Performance Gym

Our state-of-the-art facility allows you to train for whatever your goals may be with top of the line equipment such as Keiser, Rogue, Sunlighten Infrared Sauna and Cold Plunge.


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headshot of Taylor Summers PT, DPT DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, owner and founder of Optimal Movement Rehabilitation and Performance

Taylor Summers PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Taylor Summers is the owner and founder of Optimal Movement Rehabilitation and Performance. Taylor is a St. Louis native who specializes in ACL rehab and has a passion for the weightlifting/crossfit community as well as bridging the gap between rehab and performance for high school and college athletes.

She tore her ACL her junior year of high school, initially sparking the interest in becoming a physical therapist after a long and gruesome rehab process that allowed her to continue to play college soccer at Quincy University.

After playing 4 years of college soccer, Taylor went on to Washington University in St. Louis to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Taylor has extensive training in ACL return to play, video jumping and running analysis, dry needling, and ASTYM (soft tissue mobilization).

Her goal is and has always been to provide exceptional care to clients and patients while helping them achieve all of their goals. She believes in a true holistic rehab process and is passionate about providing clients with all of the education and tools necessary to move smarter, perform better, and live optimally.

headshot of Ed Pilgrim PT, DPT, CSCS DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY at Optimal Movement

Ed Pilgrim PT, DPT, CSCS​

Doctor of Physical Therapy

In March of 2023, Ed Pilgrim joined our team.  Ed is a St. Louis native who specializes in shoulder and end stage ACL rehab.  After suffering a career ending baseball injury as a sophomore in college, Ed obtained his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Missouri Baptist University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri.  Since completing his schooling, Ed has gone on to rehabilitate and train athletes from the MLB, NFL, UFC, and NCAA.  Ed’s love for the city of St. Louis and his passion for being able to provide patient-centered care is what brought him back home to join the Optimal Movement team.  When Ed’s not working, you can find him grilling, golfing, or enjoying a St. Louis sporting event.

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