M1 Movement and Therapy

Where Movement Begins

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M1 Movement & Therapy provides services to anyone with a body. Everyone needs to move to perform his or her daily needs. Whether it is for high performance competition, daily exercise, or a day at the office, basic or complex movements should not be accompanied with pain. We are here to help you improve your life and move better, no matter the task.

Cryotherapy by M1


Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is a cutting edge technology that aides in decreasing recovery time, pain, and inflammation, allowing you to get back to doing the things you love faster. Treatment sessions are quick (up to 3 minutes) and the benefits are numerous.


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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

M1 Movement & Therapy has established itself as a high-quality Physical Therapy provider, aiming to get you back to the things you love to do most. You will receive one-on-one treatment with a variety of treatment methods, including but not limited to, joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue mobilization/IASTM, myofascial release, dry needling, cupping, RockTape, and vestibular rehab. In addition, we focus on empowering you with the abilities to keep yourself healthy and moving well while you perform the things you enjoy.

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At M1 Movement & Therapy we use RockTape to help people move the way our bodies were meant to move. RockTape gives your body and brain a sense of awareness to help you move.

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Learn About Us

M1 Movement & Therapy was established with the idea that high quality care should be a standard and not an option.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of physical therapy and movement expertise. We pride ourselves in highly valued patient-centered care, meaning we have your best interests in mind.

M1 Movement & Therapy strives to provide our community with the resources they need to improve their lives, move well, stay healthy, and perform at their best ability.


Dr. Ben Palmer is a physical therapist, coach, mentor, consultant, and founder of M1 Movement & Therapy. Ben uses his diverse background and experience to provide high quality care to his clients. He has a refreshing take on helping people improve their lives by addressing movement and performance.

Ben received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University - Glendale, AZ. He is a certified Rock Doc, with four certifications from RockTape: Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Basic, Performance, Movability, and Blades and is also Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified. Ben is an M|WOD List practitioner and a Mobility|WOD Movement & Mobility Specialist. Ben has also worked with Antony Lo, The PhysioDetective, a world-renowned physiotherapist from Sydney, Australia.

Ben grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Management and a concentration in Marketing. After working as a product manager for the largest privately held medical supplies company in the United States, he decided to change his career path and pursue a career in physical therapy and helping others get healthy.

Ben has an extensive background in athletics ranging from basketball, swimming, CrossFit and more. He enjoys most sports and is an avid fan of Chicago sports teams and especially his alma mater, the Purdue Boilermakers.

What people are saying

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Professional, knowledgeable and caring

I have been treated by Ben at M1 Movement and Therapy for both injury prevention and recovery. Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Not only do I feel better after a single treatment, but also he gives great education on what needs to be done to make me continue feeling my best.
One of the best qualities of Ben at M1 is that there is always a follow up to make sure I am feeling my best.
I am confident going to M1 for any physical therapy treatment, Rock Taping or mobility education and implementation. I also do not hesitate to send my clients to Ben; I know they are in the great care.

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Helped with mobility

As a CrossFitter, weaknesses are exposed daily. Sometimes these weaknesses are because we need to get stronger and sometimes they are because we need to be more mobile. Nothing is more frustrating than working really hard at your fitness and being hindered by range of motion. Ben with M1 Movement has helped me with my overhead mobility making it easier for me to move weight overhead, do handstand push-ups, as well as other overhead movements. Thank you, Ben, for the awesome treatments!

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I Recommend Dr. Ben

I highly recommend Dr. Ben and M1 Movement & Therapy! I recently experienced some fairly intense, rapidly on-setting back pain, and was recommended to M1 by my fellow athletes. Ben quickly and expertly isolated and diagnosed the source of my pain and discomfort. I was relieved to learn it was merely muscular spasms. Ben was able to work out much of the pain right away. After an hour of work on the table, Ben applied RockTape, gave me a list of mobility exercises and recommendations, and sent me on my way. Three weeks later, I am feeling much, much better, and back to my regular routine.
This was the best experience I ever had with a physical therapist. Ben understands athletes (especially CrossFitters!), so he was able to approach my diagnosis and treatment from a perspective that no other PT has ever been able to offer to me. Thanks, Dr. Ben!

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Looking forward to the next!

I immediately felt comfortable in Ben’s hands. His knowledge and compassion are evident the very first visit. I felt relief even after a few visits; I look forward to the next!

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Ben is awesome! He knows what he's doing and will help you with any questions or concerns - even outside of your scheduled appointment! If you need any Physical Therapy help, go see him!

What we are talking about

The Pain in Physical Therapy

A few weeks ago, I posted the following question to my personal Facebook page: “What's the first thing you think of when you hear physical therapy and/or physical therapist?”

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Our PT Model

The backbone of our company was created on the foundation of physical therapy (PT); with helping others move well as the end goal. All of our staff are movement specialists for that reason.

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Journey of Health - The Beginning

I'm about to embark on a journey and I'd like to take you all with me. And it's about to get real.

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3 Lessons I've Learned in the Past 3 Years

This past weekend was my 3 year anniversary at my CrossFit gym. Anniversaries are a good time to look back and see how far you've come. Here are 3 things I've learned as an athlete, CF coach, and physical therapist/physiocoach that I hope others can learn from as well:

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Common Questions

Why See A Physical Therapist First?

Having direct access to a quality physical therapist can save you time and money and get you out of pain faster. Read our blog post on why to “Get PT 1ST”.


Each visit is $120.00 and lasts one hour. We do offer Recovery & Relief sessions for $60 and last one half-hour. All forms of payment are accepted and will be due at the time of service. M1 Movement & Therapy can provide a superbill to allow you to submit for reimbursement for Physical Therapy services as an out of network provider. Please consult with your insurance company to find out more information on your plan and out of network physical therapy.


Please arrive on time and come dressed in loose fitting clothing to allow for a full assessment.


Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Elbow Pain
Wrist Pain
Mid-Back Pain
Low Back Pain/Strain/Disc Issues
Muscle Strains
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle Pain/Sprains
Plantar Fasciitis
and more...


No, you do not need a referral to receive services at M1 Movement & Therapy. Your insurance company may require a physician referral for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company for more information.


M1 Movement & Therapy believes their current model benefits the client the most. Clients receive one-on-one care for their full visit. Most insurance-based clinics need to see multiple patients at a time limiting individualized care. The increased time the M1 therapist spends with the client allows for higher quality of care that we strongly believe in. People value their time, and we value it too.

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