Our therapists are experienced in treating various diagnoses and are highly recognized therapists in the community.



Sushma Patel

PT, MTC, owner of Body in Motion

DK Body Balance Pilates Certified

Sushma graduated from Ithaca College Physical Therapy program 1985 and then went on to complete her Manual therapy certification in 2000 from the Institute of Graduate Physical Therapy in St. Augustine, Florida.
Before settling in the Kansas City area she had the privilege of working at top-rated facilities such as Johns Hopkins and New England Baptist Hospital learning from some of the most reputable physicians in the country. Prior to opening Body In Motion, she assisted in the development of system-wide hospital ergonomics and workman’s compensation programs. She has taught classes on exercise, joint protection, spinal dysfunctions and ergonomics to nurse case managers, the general public, and her peers.
Her manual therapy background has allowed her to provide effective care in the management of spinal dysfunctions, orthopedic injuries and overuse conditions.


Chelsea Morey


Chelsea earned her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University while on a swimming scholarship. During her junior year, she suffered a shoulder injury allowing her to experience the rehabilitation process firsthand and solidifying her desire to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Chelsea earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Mary in 2016. Having been a lifelong athlete with her fair share of injuries, she feels a connection with her patients and endeavors to see things through their eyes. She is incredibly excited to begin her career as a physical therapist at Body in Motion and pursue her passion of helping others recover from injury.




 ShirleyShirley Gard

AR Specialist 

I have been in the medical field for the past 20 yrs. I have worked as an LPN and managed medical offices in which insurance billing is a big part of my responsibilities. I have worked for Body In Motion for the past 11 yrs as the billing /AR specialist.
When not working I keep busy spending time with my dog, family, and friends which include 6 grandkids that rock my world. I enjoy any outside activity and love watching our Royals and Chiefs!!




Taylor W. Smith

Client Care Specialist

Taylor joined the Body in Motion team in February, 2019 and serves as BIM’s business manager and scheduling coordinator.  He is the voice you hear on the phone when making an appointment and the first to greet you when you arrive!  Taylor hails from Salina, Ks, bringing with him 4+ years of experience in medical admissions and billing.  In 2017, Taylor earned his Associate of Arts degree from Cloud County Community College before moving to the Kansas City area to pursue his B.A. in Communication Studies at the University of Kansas.  In his free time Taylor enjoys acting in local community theatre productions, making obscure Star Trek references, and playing with his fat dog, Nyla.