- Certified Mckenzie Clinic
- Spine Specialists
- Orthopedic and Sports Specialists
- Physical Therapists
- Orthopedic Care
- Sports Medicine
- Workers Comp/Rehabilitation
- TMJ Dysfunction Program
- Manual Therapy
- McKenzie Certified Clinic
- Orthopaedics Certified Specialist
- Certified Hand Therapist
- Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
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 utilizes the philosophy of the McKenzie Method.
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.
Over 35 years of combined experience
Every appointment with a physical therapist
Initial appointments within 24 hours - most insurances accepted
Evidence based treatment approach
Physical Therapy in Motion provides treatment for a wide range of conditions including:
Work related injuries
Back, neck & head pain
Hip, knee and ankle pain
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
Tendon & muscle injuries
Tendonitis, tendonosis joint pains
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.
Dave graduated from the University of Bradford England, earning a degree in physical therapy in 1993. Dave relocated to the united states in 1996 and has been the clinic director of Physical Therapy in Motion since 2004.
Throughout his 17 year career, dave has observed many different philosophies of treatment and has found the Mckenzie Method to be the most effective. He became credentialed in mechanical diagnosis and therapy through the McKenzie institute international in 2002, and received a diploma in mechanical diagnosis and therapy in 2003. Dave has continued to increase his knowledge and expertise in approach by becoming teaching faculty with the McKenzie institute's usa branch, teaching courses to physical therapists, chiropractors and physicians throughout the United States.
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