This Spotlight originally appeared in the Spring 2024 edition of the 503. Magazine. Click here to read the entire edition online.

BLOG Healing Motion Physical Therapy PT Ricardo Gonzalez (left), Office Manager Olivia Shippen (center), and PT and Clinic Manager Kevin Coriano (right)

Healing Motion Physical Therapy PT Ricardo Gonzalez (left), Office Manager Olivia Shippen (center), and PT and Clinic Manager Kevin Coriano (right)

With an individualized, motion-centered approach to its patients’ recovery, Healing Motion Physical Therapy’s vision is to be “the premier rehabilitation, fitness, and wellness organization in the Willamette Valley.”

And much like its patients, the small, family-owned company is making rapid progress toward its goal, as it has now opened four total clinics in the Valley (Philomath, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem) since being founded in 2005. Salem is the most recent addition to Healing Motion’s family of clinics, providing more members of our community with a pathway to healthy recovery since opening in 2022 under the leadership of Dr. Kevin Coriano, who joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy earlier that year.

After moving from Alaska to Oregon to pursue his dream of becoming a physical therapist, Dr. Coriano received his bachelor’s in health science from Corban University and then graduated from George Fox University’s School of Physical Therapy in 2020. For the next two years, he gleaned valuable in-patient treatment experience at a naturopathic clinic in Salem and then as a physical therapist. As Salem’s Clinic Manager, he loves leading his team of two PTs (including himself) and two office staff while still getting a chance to do the rewarding patient-care work that initially drew him to the healthcare field.

“I enjoy working one-on-one with people,” Dr. Coriano said. “I love helping people overcome physical obstacles so they are not defined by a diagnosis or physical injury. It brings me joy when patients tell me they returned to something they were previously limited to, due to their physical health.”

With company values of “Love, Growth, and Grace” at its core, Healing Motion’s distinct characteristics include its one-on-one PT to patient care, 45-minute appointments, specialized manual therapy, and tailored rehab programs based on the patient’s needs and goals. Dr. Coriano says the clinic’s success lies in its ability for therapists to make a direct and impactful connection with each patient, without the use of intermediary aides or assistants.

At the same time, being a small business with a small staff has presented challenges with the Salem clinic being able to acquire a consistent stream of patient referrals. Dr. Coriano says the connections the clinic continues to make with local physicians has helped, as has spreading the word about Healing Motion’s services through community networks, such as the business community within the Salem Chamber’s membership.

“As a new business in Salem, I am hoping to be involved in the community and be part of a network of local businesses helping each other grow, and provide the best services to the people of Salem and Keizer,” Dr. Coriano said about joining the Chamber.

Along with increasing community involvement, Dr. Coriano says the Healing Motion Physical Therapy’s Salem clinic hopes to grow in the coming years by adding a third and perhaps fourth therapist this year.

We are looking forward to seeing this business continue to grow and thrive in Salem! To learn more and/or make an appointment at its Salem clinic located at 631 Jason Street NE (Suite 200), visit or call 971-301-6225.

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