Health Blog Category: Midland
Highly recommend! I was in a motorcycle accident back in 2019 and had significant injuries and multiple surgeries on my left leg. I’ve been in and out of PT since then, due to pain, stiffness and limited range of motion, which has affected my everyday life. I decided to try a new PT clinic, Freeland Sports Rehab, and am beyond grateful that I did! I would like to thank the entire staff for their kindness and support. I specifically want to thank Alex!!! He listened to my concerns and was very patient and kind. He created a routine for my specific needs and incorporated a lot of stretching. He would physically show me each exercise, because he could tell I was struggling with remembering, but never made me feel embarrassed. Thanks to Alex, I have not needed my orthotics and my limp/stutter step is completely gone. Also, for the first time in almost 4 years, I can finally walk down stairs normally, without doing it sideways!!!!Read full blog
“I have gone twice so far to PT in Freeland with Alex. I would highly recommend. He listens well and always has a plan prepared for me for the day. I like the app he uses to add exercises to do at home. I look forward to going and appreciate the assisted stretching/massage as well.”Read full blog
Dr. Hoop obtained his Bachelor of Science of Athletic Training from Aquinas College where he
ran cross country/track collegiately. He then went on to acquire his Doctor of Physical Therapy
from Grand Valley State University in 2022. Dr. Hoop has been a licensed athletic trainer since
2019 and enjoys working with local youth/high school athletic programs. He is excited to begin
his career as a physical therapist and to serve the Freeland/Midland areas.
Dr. Tim has been a licensed chiropractor for the past 13 years following his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Before grad school he played one year of baseball on scholarship at Wayne State University before transferring to Michigan State University to obtain his bachelors degree. He was raised in the chiropractic lifestyle being that his father, grandfather, uncle and sister were all chiropractors as well and all graduated from Palmer College.Read full blog
Kelly Gross is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and stretch therapist and has been with Midland Sports Rehab since October 2021. She received her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy from Macomb Community College in 2003. In her 18+ year career she has worked with several types of clients, including geriatrics, pediatrics, athletes and fall prevention programs. Kelly loves to work with athletes and be able to push them to their full potential, helping them return to full function.Read full blog
I started going to Midland Sports Rehab in October of 2019, after I experienced severe pain training for the Columbus Marathon. Several friends had recommended their services, and I knew I needed to recover from my injury in time to train for spring races.Read full blog
Emily has worked in chiropractic offices for the past 7 years and is happy to be a part of the MSR Team. She graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2013 with an Associates in Administrative Assistant Technology. She loves to play a part in the wellness journey of our patients. Her husband also works in the healthcare field as a CNA at McLaren Bay Region Hospital and a nursing student at Delta College. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.Read full blog
Elizabeth grew up in Hemlock. After graduating high school, she attended college for a year and then found a passion for massage therapy while attending the Flint Institute of Massage Therapy. Elizabeth graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist in December of 2003. She always knew she wanted to be helping people and has been able to do so through massage therapy. In 2016 she started working for Midland Sports Rehab where she has been able to apply her love for massage not only on athletes but anyone dealing with muscular issues.Read full blog
Sam grew up in Bay City, shortly after graduating from high school she moved to Colorado. After working and attending school for a little over a year, she returned to the tri-city area to pursue a career in massage therapy. She graduated as a Certified Medical Massage Therapist from the Flint Institute of Massage Therapy in December 2009. She became licensed through the state of Michigan in 2014 and continues to expand her knowledge and education in the massage therapy field, recently receiving her certification in Manual Lymphatic Drain Massage.Read full blog
Wellness Coordinator, Running Technique Specialist, Lead Stretch Specialist and Athletic Trainer
Mary grew up in West Branch, MI and is a graduate of Central Michigan University’s Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Program. She brings 10+ years of professional clinical experience as an Athletic Trainer to Midland Sports Rehab and has been working in the chiropractic and outpatient rehabilitation setting with us since 2016. Mary spent several years as the Head Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting in the Chicagoland area while also assisting orthopedic physicians in the clinical setting. She specializes in working with all types of athletes but has focused her training the last several years on preventing and treating running injuries. Mary earned her certification as a Running Technique Specialist and enjoys running herself. Since coming to work at Midland Sports Rehab, Mary has successfully implemented outreach athletic training services to community athletic programs and continues to bring awareness to the need for injury prevention and early intervention with sports-related injuries in our community.Read full blog
Courtney is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. There she earned her Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). During school she completed over 2500 hours of classroom time, and over 900 hours of clinical work at the Pacific College school clinic. Courtney is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, which includes both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.Read full blog
Dr. Shane graduated from Logan University in 2019. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and also received his Masters degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. He studied biomedical science at Grand Valley State University before heading to Logan for chiropractic school. Dr. Shane has a passion for working with active Individuals and athletes of all ages. He has worked alongside a variety of different athletes allowing him to better understand their movement patterns and mechanisms of injury.Read full blog
Dr. Fridline attained his undergraduate degree in health science from University of Michigan. He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan in 2017. Dr. Fridline has been working in the physical therapy field since 2007 and has a strong passion for helping people achieve their goals. He is the highest medical certified Titleist Performance Institute provider in the state of Michigan! He specializes in running technique analysis.Read full blog
Kristin co-owns Midland and Freeland Sports Rehab with her husband Dr. Jeff. Kristin is the CEO of Midland and Freeland Sports Rehab and works with clients as a Certified Nutrition Specialist.
Kristin can design a customized Personal Training Program you can complete anywhere. All customized programs are designed with your goals, abilities and availability of equipment in mind. As a retired Natural Pro Figure and Physique Competitor, placing Second in World’s in 2012 and 2016, she has helped 100’s of people get A Better Body as Prescribed(previously known as ABBRx) through In Person and Online Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, Online Fitness Programming for Fat Loss, Muscle Building, Metabolic Recovery and Pre/Post Natal, as well as competition prep and posing.Read full blog
Dr. Jeff Berard, is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with over 20 years of experience in private practice. He has a unique skill set that has been developed through working with athletes from all over the globe, allowing him to help the average person suffering from chronic pain. Dr. Berard is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician(CCSP) which is one of the highest certifications a Chiropractic Physician can obtain.
He set out to the Great Lakes Bay area centered his practice in Midland.Read full blog
Midland Sports Rehab in Midland, MI is located at 4710 Eastman Avenue, making it a popular choice for patients seeking pain relief in the Midland, MI and surrounding areas. Our physical therapist and chiropractors and Acupuncturist genuinely care about you and our patients have a high success rate with our treatment services. This is due to the fact that we employ cutting-edge pain relief technologies and methods! We perform thorough assessments that result in long-term pain relief, healing, and injury prevention.Read full blog