Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Medicine

We treat individuals with a wide-range of injuries and disorders of the muscle, bones, and joints. In most cases, patients are referred to us by their physician or orthopedic surgeon. Our clients include, for example, patients who need to regain range of motion following joint replacement surgery and workers dealing with a repetitive strain injury. A comprehensive list of what we treat can be found in the column to the right (if you are viewing from a desktop computer). We also specialize in treating athletes with injuries that are hindering their performance or preventing them from playing. We are proud to give back to our community by providing the athletic training services to Blissfield High School.

Custom Orthotics

We are renown for our expertise in creating custom foot orthotics for patients with foot, ankle, knee, hip, and even back problems. An orthotic is a device designed to support, stabilize, and improve the functioning of the feet and ankles. Utilizing biomechanical gait analysis, we evaluate foot and ankle function in weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing situations to determine abnormalities. We can then determine the proper orthotic and therapy strategy to correct the problem and prevent injury and pain. Download Orthotic Info Link

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a very successful medical treatment which uses very thin, solid needles without medication to achieve its aim. This technique works by changing the way your body senses pain and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasms associated with trigger points. These trigger points can cause local muscle dysfunction, neuromuscular problems, and headaches.  The beauty is that Dry Needling can provide pain relief and improved function without the use of addicting pain medication or surgery. Often patients will describe that they barely feel that the needle has been used and report an absolute reduction of pain post-intervention compared to pre-intervention. 

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Our clinicians are trained in the utilization of Rock Blades which are tools which are implemented to improve soft tissue mobility. Tissue often gets restriction in the sites of prior injury, surgical sites, and in regions with pain-limiting musculature. Fascial restrictions are widely recognized as a pain generator and the cause of many tissue extensibility problems. Through clinical research, use of IASTM techniques have demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on the management of pathological adhesions and in the speeding up of healing rates. Rock Blades use can be pain-free or appropriately aggressive depending on the dysfunction. However, a reason we went with Rock Blades instead of Graston and ASTYM techniques is because of feedback from patients who have had significant pain and visible bruising following those techniques. Rock Blades, as a treatment philosophy, does not cause that much agitation or pain.  

Back Care

Individuals suffering from back pain will find relief at our clinic. Our therapists are trained in the most effective treatments available for back care. Back pain negatively disrupts every aspect of a person’s life, from workday responsibilities to nighttime sleep. We treat patients with the latest exercises, stretching, and manipulation procedures to rehabilitate the spine. We also offer pain relief with techniques such as mechanical traction, dry needling, cold laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and more.

New Injury Assessment

We provide new injury assessment with little advanced notice needed. We provide this service as many people will put off seeking medical advice and/or treatment which negatively impacts their outcomes. After assessment, we will make recommendations on the next course of action and will discuss with you the pros/cons of any action or inaction. Each case is different and sometimes a referral to their physician is needed, sometimes physical therapy can help, and sometimes a bit of R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is needed. Please call the clinic at 517.486.5278 and we will try to get you in on the same day.

Health 30

Our Health 30 program gives clients access to our supervised, fully-equipped gym for a low monthly fee. Clients may utilize our rehabilitation gym during business hours or 24/7 if they elect to purchase a keyfob. Health 30 is for those individuals wanting to improve their cardiovascular health, lose weight, improve strength, and/or to simply maintain their current level of health.

We Treat It All! 

•Low Back Pain
•Thoracic Pain
•Neck Pain
•Shoulder Pain
•Rotator Cuff Disorders
•Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis
•Wrist & Hand Injuries
•Hip & Knee Pain
•Foot & Ankle Injuries
•Muscle Strains
•Ligament Strains
•Bursitis & Tendonitis
•Post-Surgical Conditions
•Sports Injuries
•Work Injuries
•Personal Injury
•Auto Injury
•Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•Orthopedic Injuries
•Overuse Injury
•Acute and Chronic Conditions
•Balance Dysfunction
•Post-Amputation Care
•Prosthetic Training
•Difficulty Walking