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 30 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
I have always had an interest in sports and have always had an interest in people. I love having a chance to just talk and listen to the many stories that others have to tell. I have been married for for over thirty years and blessed with four boys, Jacob, Anthony, Markus W and Marcel. One Daughter in love, Laura, and my two grandchildren, Robert and Rosalie.
" In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared minds."
Jim Achatz, PT, MPT, Cred. MDT CMP, CIDN
I have been practicing physical therapy for over 20 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, LPTA
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!!"
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
Luke Privette PT, DPT