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

sushmaSushma 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.

Emily Tomlinson


Emily has over 10 years of experience working exclusively in outpatient spine and orthopedic physical therapy. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2006 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2010. In 2015, Emily became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, demonstrating her commitment to lifelong learning and advanced clinical knowledge in the field of orthopedic physical therapy. Emily is an adjunct instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University, since 2013. She also serves as the faculty mentor for Rockhurst University’s monthly Pro Bono Clinic.  Emily has a special interest in biomechanics, running analysis, postural assessment and treating faulty movement patterns. Emily developed and manages our Video Running analysis program at Body In Motion. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being outdoors. She is dedicated to her yoga practice and believes in the importance of staying active.



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 May of 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.




Stacy Heinen


Stacy has had the privilege of practicing physical therapy in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic settings for the past 13 years. She graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center with her Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. Stacy primarily works with patients with orthopedic and spine injuries but also enjoys helping people with limitations in balance and endurance. She enjoys assessing biomechanics, posture and functional strength. When she is not working, Stacy loves spending time with her family, traveling and running.




 Linda Eberle

Business Manager

Linda brings to Body In Motion over 15 years of experience.  She is our office manager specializing as a scheduling coordinator.  Linda is the first voice you hear on the phone when making an appointment and the first to greet you upon arrival for your appointment.  She lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband and they enjoy spending as much time as possible with their 4 grandsons!






 ShirleyShirley Gard

AR Specialist 

I have been in the medical field for the past 20yrs. 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 9 yrs as the billing /AR specialist.
When not working I keep busy spending time with my dog, family and friends which include 6 grand kids that rock my world. I enjoy any outside activity and love watching our Royals and Chiefs!!