Markus Munger, PT Cred. MDT
Markus is the owner of Munger Physical Therapy which he opened in May 2008. As a graduate from the University of Michigan- Flint, he received his bachelor degree in Physical Therapy in 1985. He was credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute in June 1998, and has attended multiple continuing education seminars including Brian Mulligan, Gary Gray, David Butler and Richard Jackson over the last 25 years. He is specialized in Biomechanics including over the counter and custom orthotic management. Markus has been trained by John Barnes in Myofascial Release and has been treating spine and extremity deficits in an orthopedic setting for many years. Favorite quote " In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds." L.Pasteur
My interesting biography I have been an advid sports guy and have always had an interest in people. I love be have a chance to just talk. I enjoy stories that others have to tell. I have new married for 28 years and blessed with four boys Jacob, Anthony, Markus W and Marcel. One Daughter in love Laura and my first grandson Robert.
" In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds."
Jim Achatz, PT, MPT, CMP, CIDN
I have been practicing physical therapy for 16 years. I love both the challenge involved in helping patients and the ability to make a positive impact on their lives. I have worked in all settings and have clinical experience with all types of patients, including joint replacements, neurological disorders, sports injuries and low back pain and neck pain. My areas of focus includes spinal care, manual therapy interventions, and biomechanical assessments. I am also is a certified Mulligan practitioner.
How I practice….
- • I look for the miracle everyday.
- • I believe the human body is a machine and physical therapists are mechanics.
- • I know that the human body is made to be in motion.
- • I believe that PTs often plateau before the patient, as an instructor once told me.
- • It (meaning the human body) does not always make sense to us; not because it is confusing but because our knowledge is limited.
- • Learning is critical to success.
- • Pain is not normal, it is our body telling our brains something has changed.
- • Pain is sometimes necessary.
"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
- Jack London
Laura Kinsley PT, DPT
I was born and raised in the Blue Water area and currently live in Lexington with my husband Ralph, son Connor, 2 beagles and a tiger cat. In our spare time, we love boating, scenic walks, bonfires, going to the beach and taking our son to the park. I also enjoy riding my horse when time allows.
I received my BA and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from U of M – Flint
I enjoy working with patients of all ages. They can be seeking physical therapy due to recent surgery, injury, illness, or have difficulty doing daily activities. I love the challenge of evaluating their issues and creating a unique plan of care to assist them in achieving optimal health and productivity. I am glad I can help my patients feel better and hopefully give them the tools so their progress can continue after discharge. I am happy to be part of their success.
Carrie Collins: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant .
Physical Therapist Assistant
I graduated Cum Laude from Baker College in 2008 as President of the PTA class. I am fully licensed as a PTA in the State of Michigan and have been employed at Munger Physical Therapy since September 2008. In that time, I have continued my education by taking courses in Myofascial Release 1 and 2, McKenzie Method A, B, and C, and Gary Grey Chain Reaction. I specialize in treating chronic pain, soft tissue impairments, post-surgical, and spinal pathologies.
I can honestly say I love my job! I enjoy working with a variety of patients and a multitude of different impairments. Mostly I like listening to everyone's stories during treatment and becoming not only a part of their recovery, but a part of their lives. We don't just treat symptoms here at Munger PT, we treat people and strive to help them return to all the activities they love. Along the way, I have earned a few nicknames that most people would find offensive. But as long as they walk out better than they came in, I did my job and they can call me whatever they want!
"We all have to get older, but we don't have to get old!!"
Physical Therapist Assistant, MPTA Eastern District Director
I graduated from Baker College of Flint in 2011 with an Applied Associated of Science- Physical Therapist Assistant degree. I was the programs top Student for the 2011 graduate class receiving the programs Honor Graduate. Additionally, I have completed several continuing professional development courses including McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment of the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic spine; Mulligan Concept- Introductory Course Mobilizations with Movement and Upper Quadrant Course, ‘NAGS’, ‘SNAGS’ & MORE; John Barnes Myofascial Release 1; Kinesiology Taping Redefined: Fascial Movement Taping Level 1 Certification. Oncology Rehabilitation: Exploring Best Practice in Survivorship; Neurological Rehabilitation: Understanding the Pusher Syndrome and Innovative Treatment Strategies for Implementing Evidence Based Practice for Safe Pt Handling in Neuro-Rehabilitation. Following a shoulder injury, I was receiving physical therapy and it was like a light turned on and I realized what I wanted to do when I grew up. It was at that point I decided to make the career change from being an automotive process engineer to become a PTA. My wife and I have been very active in the community volunteering and sharing our therapy dogs for many years, so my desire to help others has always been near and dear to me. It is my passion to help people and this profession allows me to do that every day. Our patients are family to me and I strive to do everything possible to attain their best possible functional outcomes.
"If you go through the day and do not learn anything, you wasted the day!"
- Paul Finn, My Grandfather
Physical Therapist Assistant
Megan graduated summa cum laude from Macomb Community College in 2013 with an Applied Associate of Science- Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Previous clinical experiences consist of acute care, a variety of outpatient orthopedic experiences, and aquatic therapy. Her recent continuing education include The McKenzie Institute Parts A, B, and C which cover treatment of the spine and lower extremities and Dynamic Stretching which covers effective stretching techniques for the athletic population. Megan’s focus is combining manual therapy techniques with patient education and appropriate exercise intervention for best patient outcomes..
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Jen Kunst PT, DPT
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”-Steve Prefontaine
James Towles LPTA,CPT
Physical Therapist Assistant
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can from a wise answer." - Bruce Lee