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Physcial Therapy


Rachel LaPonsey, PT, DPT

Rachel has extensive experience in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting. She has worked in outpatient clinics in both Michigan and in the United Kingdom. Rachel initially trained as a physical therapist in London, England qualifying in 1990. More recently, she returned to studying whilst also working to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College in New York.

Melissa Perez, PTA

Melissa has been working in the field of physical therapy since 1996. She is a 2001 graduate of Henry Ford Community College's Physical Therapy Assistant program. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Madonna University. Working primarily in orthopedics since graduating from HFCC, Melissa has a wide range of experience with patients from pediatric to geriatric.

Lynn Buck, AT/ATC

Lynn graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and became Board Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2001. She started her career working with athletes in a High School setting and joined the Orthopedic Institute of Michigan in 2009. Lynn volunteered for several years in the Medical Staff Crew for the Susan G Komen 3-Day breast cancer walks.

Some Types of Treatments:

Ultra Sound

Electrical Stimulation


Therapeutic Excercise

Gravity Eliminated upper extremity sling

Manual Stretching

Joint Mobilization

Home Exercise Program

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