SPECIALIZING IN THE MCKENZIE METHOD
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
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.
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 25 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.
Kelli Ripple, PT, Cert. MDT
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” My passion is lifting up people that are having difficulty with functional activities especially after an injury, a surgery, or due to aging. I help patients of all ages, from children to the elderly, return to a better level of function in order to complete activities of daily living, sport requirements, and job duties without pain and limitation. My greatest joy is watching a patient ‘walk’ out my door feeling proud, confident, and strong because I have helped them find the way.
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual. I have been trained in the McKenzie technique of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy as well as Applied Functional Science. My educational background includes a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. I have been a physical therapist for nearly 15 years. I am currently the Clinic Director of PT in Motion in Saline. I not only use my skills as a physical therapist to help treat patients, I use my attention to detail to run a successful physical therapy clinic.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, hunting down my ancestors through genealogy, and crafting.
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.
Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.
- Neck & Head Pain
- Low Back/Spine Conditions
- Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
- Manual Therapy
- Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
- Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
- Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- Endurance Training
- Work Rehabilitation
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Post-Offer Employment Testing
- Work Conditioning/Hardening
- Industrial Consultation
- Ergonomic Analysis
- Balance/Fall Prevention
- Cancer Related Fatigue Program
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Nutrition Education
- 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.
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
For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.
New Patient Registration Form Packet | Download
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
– 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.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.
“I finished my 12 sessions of physical therapy a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased with my first experience with PT. David was fantastic and provided a thorough assessment. The strategies recommended were thoughtful and easy to implement into my hectic life. I began to feel back relief during my very first visit (I’ve had back pain for several years). I now feel that i have the tools to continue caring for my back. David is very friendly and personable and Matt at the front desk did a nice job of making me feel welcome. I will definitely go back and see David if I have problems in the future. I highly recommend this place!”