Physical Therapy

Brian Beatty, PT, CFP
Physical Therapist and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Physical Therapy with a Difference

Your learning is our primary focus. It’s this emphasis that sets us apart from the rest. By the end of each session, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how to address the challenges your body is facing. You’ll be able to apply this knowledge to engage in activities with greater comfort and proficiency. Our goal is to guide you on the path to healing and enhanced performance.

PT Session as a Movement Lesson

The way we move is the way in which we embody health.

In physical therapy, we seek to improve movement and overcome pain and injury with the effects of exercises and modalities. While these practices can indeed create desired changes, when true learning occurs, those changes can become personalized & permanent, potentially informing all aspects of a person’s life.

Throughout his physical career, Brian has found that it is the learning that occurs in a session that generates the most powerful change for a person.


If a session is skillfully crafted, then the results can be even more beneficial, since the process can be applicable to our own individual body, with its distinct history and experience, our own health and the experience of our very own life. It is my goal that a “movement lesson” session can be deep, robust, complex, and rich enough to provide learning on all of these levels while improving your ability to do your desired life activities.

Movement Lessons combine modalities such as physical therapy, Feldenkrais® method, Tai Chi, and our developing understandings of learning & personal growth.

Brian’s own personal interest and involvement in Endurance Athletics has honed an expertise in applying these concepts for improving running and cycling health and performance.

About Brian


Brian Beatty, Physical Therapist & Feldenkrais practitioner founded Balanced Physical Therapy in 1999 and guided the company through a merger with Proaxis Therapy in April 2012. In 2016 he will be providing his services as a component of his wife Elizabeth Towe’s company, Balanced Movement Studio, which has operated in adjoining space in Carrboro since 2003.

Brian has a particular focus on endurance athletics, hip, pelvis & spinal issues and ‘hard to solve’ movement or chronic pain problems. An avid cyclist, runner and tai chi student, he enjoys almost any outdoor activity, and regularly presents on topics related to endurance athletics. Clinically he strives to combine physical therapy expertise with his interests in motor learning, movement arts and healing techniques so that his clients not only resolve their discomforts, but become smarter and more efficient in everything they do.

Brian Beatty, the son of physical therapists, received his physical therapy degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 after earning a BS in Math from UNC-CH in 1986. Brian has been working in private, orthopedic based practice for his whole PT career, founded Balanced Physical Therapy in 1999 and guided the company to a merger with Proaxis Therapy in April 2012. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Arrangements
Payment is due when services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. We can accept HSA (Health Savings Accounts), or FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) for payment. We will gladly provide coded receipts upon request for you to file with your insurance company for out of network reimbursement.

As of 8/1/23, Physical Therapy initial evaluations are $200, all follow up visits are $150. All sessions are one hour in length.

Can Balanced Movement Studio Physical Therapy services be claimed against insurance?
Yes. We will gladly provide coded receipts upon request for you to file with your insurance company for out of network reimbursement.

Will Balanced Movement Studio accept and file insurance?
No. Balanced Movement Studio is not an in-network provider for any insurance company. We do not accept any third party reimbursement. We do not file any insurance claims for anyone. Twenty Five years of that business model was enough, we are done with it.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are scheduled online through our website.

If you need an appointment time that is outside of the normal hours, email Brian directly with a specific request. It is our desire to accommodate all needs.

If you have not scheduled online before, you will need to register through the website the first time. It is easy, we promise.

For convenience, you can pre-pay when you schedule and avoid using a portion of the appointment time for payment transaction. If for some reason you are unable to keep a pre-paid appointment, the credit will carry forward to your next session.

Contact Brian

If you have questions about services, how we might help you or any related matter, please contact me via email:

If you need to speak with me in person, that is fine too, but an email inquiry first improves my ability to respond to a phone inquiry. My direct mobile # is: 919.602.1271