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    Assessment – Treatment – Prevention

    At Physical Therapy in Motion, our main priority is the patient.  Our approach is to create a treatment program for YOU that optimizes YOUR body’s ability to heal.  Having prompt appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery, which means returning sooner to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports

    Physical Therapy in Motion’s facilities are orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinics; located in the Saline Shopping Center in Saline, Michigan and the Arlington Square Shopping Center in Ann Arbor, MI.

    We accept Medicare and work with most major insurances even if we are not listed in your insurance company’s provider book or website.

     

    CALL US FIRST AND WE WILL CALL YOUR INSURANCE PROVIDER RIGHT AWAY TO VERIFY YOUR BENEFITS.

     

    MI IS A DIRECT ACCESS STATE SO YOU CAN SAVE TIME AND MONEY BY GOING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY RIGHT AWAY.

     

    We provide treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

    • Sports Injuries
    • Work related injuries
    • Back, neck and head pain
    • Hip, knee and ankle pain
    • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
    • Tendon and muscle injuries
    • Tendinitis, tendinosis joint pains
    • Orthopedic surgeries
    • De-conditioning

    HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF

    Personalized care & education

    Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.


    DaveDavid Oliver, PT, Dip. MDT, Clinic Director

    Dave graduated from the University of Bradford in England UK, earning a degree in Physical Therapy in 1993. He relocated to the United States in 1996 and has been the clinic director of Physical Therapy in Motion since 2004. In 2011 Physical Therapy in Motion expanded, opened their second location in Ann Arbor MI.

    Throughout his 22 year career, Dave has observed many different philosophies of physical therapy assessment and treatment and has found the McKenzie Method to be the most effective and reliable system. 

    Dave has had extensive training in the McKenzie Method, becoming credentialed through the McKenzie Institute International in 2002, and completing the diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 2003. 

    Dave has continued to increase his knowledge and expertise in the McKenzie Method by becoming part of the teaching faculty with the McKenzie Institute’s USA branch, where he is currently senior teaching faculty teaching all components of the McKenzie Educational Program throughout the US and Canada.

    Dave is also actively involved in research having been published in several peer review journals and has presented research at conferences both in the US and Internationally.

    Patient education highlights Dave’s personal treatment philosophy.  More can be learned from listening to the patient than any test available, and when the patient understands the reasons and the goals for treatment, there is greater empowerment toward success.

    NOW OFFERING A FREE PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT TO MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY EXPERIENCING PAIN. 

    *Not applicable to patients in federal or state funded programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.
    * Screenings are consultations and do not involve a physical therapy evaluation or treatment.

    Services

    Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

    Orthopedic Care

    Strains/Sprains
    Neck & Head Pain
    Low Back/Spine Conditions
    Arthritis/DJD
    Tendonitis/Tendonsis
    Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
    Manual Therapy

    Sports Medicine

    Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
    Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
    Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
    Sports Performance Enhancement
    Endurance Training

    Worker's Compensation / Rehabilitation

    Work Rehabilitation
    Functional Capacity Evaluations
    Post-Offer Employment Testing
    Work Conditioning/Hardening
    Industrial Consultation
    Ergonomic Analysis

    Hand Therapy

    Splinting
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Sprains, Strains and Fractures
    Static and Dynamic Splint Fabrication
    Flexor/Extensor Tendon Repair Rehab
    Elbow & Hand Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction

    Specialty Programs

    Balance/Fall Prevention
    Cancer Related Fatigue Program
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    TMJ Dysfunction
    Nutrition Education

    Good Health 30

    30 day program of free use of the facility following completion of care. The program is available to all of our patients who complete their physical therapy treatment.

    The McKenzie Method

    Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

    Physical Therapy in Motion utilizes the philosophy of the McKenzie Method.

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    The McKenzie Method or Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a system of evaluation and treatment of mechanical spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physical Therapist Robin McKenzie.  It is practiced extensively throughout the world in 40 countries and on 5 continents.

    MDT is an active treatment philosophy that emphasizes teaching the patient how to manage and treat the pain themselves.  The patient is encouraged to take an active role in their own recovery with the emphasis on patient independence of self treatment and prevention.  For more information on the McKenzie Method check out their website at www.mckenziemdt.org

    Forms

    Patient Forms

    For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

    New Patient Registration Form Packet

    Functional Outcome Questionnaires

    Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

    Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
    Low Back Pain
    Lower Extremity Pain
    Neck Disability

    Monthly Newsletter

    Physician Use

    Prescription Form
    This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.

    FAQ

    For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

    Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

    Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

    Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

    We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physicians referral for therapy to be covered.We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

    Does your facility accept my insurance?

    We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

    Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?

    As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

    Your First Visit:

    Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

    What do I bring on my first visit?

    – Referral slip from your medical doctor
    – Your medical insurance card
    – Your ID
    – If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

    Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

    What do I wear?

    We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

    How long is each visit?

    Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

    How often do I go to treatment?

    The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.

    Testimonials

    Ann Arbor:

    3256 Washtenaw Ave
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
    T: (734) 975-9100
    F: (734) 975-9101

    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm

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    Saline:

    505 E Michigan Ave
    Saline, MI 48176 
    T: (734) 944-1005
    F: (734) 944-1303

    Hours:
    Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm

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