Taylor W. is incredible.

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Taylor W. is incredible. She is extremely patient, AND knowledgeable. Fun to be around as she is fixing all my problems. And she did a great job of that! Take it from a lifelong injured “athlete”, she is the best I’ve worked with. I would recommend that facility and everyone involved. The Best!!!”

– Scott Franc

Taylor Wakeland is as dedicated to my recovery as I am.

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“I came and saw Taylor both before and after my hip surgery. I know that I'm in great hands during my post-op recovery. I feel as if my physical therapist, Taylor Wakeland, is as dedicated to my recovery as I am. Taylor is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, great to work with and very accessible. She is very flexible when it comes to scheduling appointments and insists I text her to let her know how I'm doing. I go out of my way a bit to come to this location. I would and have recommended this place to anyone searching for physical therapy.”

– Madison Molho

Taylor Wakeland is the absolute best!!

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“Taylor Wakeland is the absolute best!! I have had 6 knee surgeries, so unfortunately have spend a lot of time in a PT setting and she really has been the best I've ever worked with. She is extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, patient, and dedicated to her patients. I'm so impressed with her desire to really get her patients healthy. I went to her for some ankle pain and came out with absolutely none and the ability to run a half marathon healthy! My next goal is a full and she will without a doubt be a very integral part in getting me to that level! Can't wait to work with her again!!”

– Lauren Nolan
Sam SpirnSam Spirn
20:01 26 Jan 24
So extremely grateful for Taylor and her knowledge of pt. She single handedly saved my career in law enforcement and a worse injury. I highly recommend anyone needing rehab to come and have your life changed for the better. Thank you for everything!
5 stars does not suffice for Taylor at Optimal Movement!! She deserves a million. She is truly the BEST PT out there. I came to Taylor with a torn ACL, and a very intense goal/mindset (self imposed) of getting back up to pre injury status ASAP. From the beginning, Taylor was fantastic at balancing what was medically safe and reasonable, with hearing my goals and pushing me/building a robust program to enable me to achieve them. With her guidance, I made strong progress and was really, really happy.In addition to her super informed, technical knowledge, Taylor is also just a wonderful person and it was a delight to see her 2 times a week. She cares about her patient's personal lives, listens to details, and makes an effort to develop a deep relationship with each person she treats. I will never cease to recommend her to anyone that experiences an injury or has fitness goals they're looking to achieve. Highly highly HIGHLY recommend Taylor!!!
Allison SchafersAllison Schafers
01:40 03 Jan 24
I first started seeing Taylor after years of frustration with numbness/tingling in my leg and seeing many doctors. She knew right away I was dealing with lower back issues and came up with a concise plan. It has not been easy but I now don’t feel as restricted in my mobility. Taylor has really helped me to stop being afraid of movement and the power of walking! I still have a lot of work to do but I’m so grateful for Taylor for being as passionate as she is about her career!
ilana boyerilana boyer
00:19 03 Jan 24
Taylor completely saved me! I was scheduled to have surgery (twice) and Taylor worked with me to minimize my symptoms so much that I was able to cancel the surgeries. Before Taylor, I was in traditional PT for 2+ years with little relief or progress. I would not be able to live the life I do today, almost completely pain free, without Taylor. She is the best!!!
Ciara SampsonCiara Sampson
17:25 26 Sep 23
Taylor is simply the best! When I first came to her, I could barely walk or bend over without pain. I had went to traditional PT, and they made me worse than what I was initially. I found Taylor on a recommendation from a trainer at a gym I went to. I had been dealing with this issue for a long time, I was getting desperate for relief. Since seeing Taylor, my pain is almost non existent. Taylor is so genuine, and it’s very apparent she truly cares about her patients. She has improved my quality of life tremendously, and I am forever grateful.
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.

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