Markus Munger, PT Cred. MDT

Physical Therapist

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."
- L.Pasteur

Jim Achatz, PT, MPT, Cred. MDT CMP, CIDN

Physical Therapist

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

Physical Therapist

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

Physical Therapist

I graduated in 2004 with my Master’s in Physical Therapy from Oakland University. While attending Oakland University I also earned All-Conference Division I honors for cross-country as well as being All-Regional All-Academic. I participated as a side walker for therapeutic horseback riding while earning my degree and running cross-country. I continued my education by graduating from the University of New England with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. I was employed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan for approximately 8 years as a clinical pediatric specialist and a certified brain injury specialist with additional clinical experience in pediatric orthopedic injuries. I am currently a certified clinical instructor for physical therapy students through the APTA. I have taken multiple continuing education courses including myofascial release seminars with plans on taking continuing education courses in McKenzie Institute Diagnosis and Treatment courses as well as Mulligan Concept-Introductory Courses and Vestibular-Balance courses. I have clinical experience in in-patient rehabilitation, acute care, out-patient orthopedics, and pediatric physical therapy including physical therapy within the school system. I love all sports with my passion being running, which I began at age 11. I have run multiple marathons, including Boston and New York, and one ultramarathon thus far. My love for sports has led to a passion for pediatric sports injury and prevention. If I am not found running or lifting weights, I am most likely spending time with my family, boyfriend, and beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Nyah.
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”-Steve Prefontaine

James Towles LPTA, CPT

Physical Therapist Assistant

James has been a certified personal trainer since 1998, with certificates from Gold's Gym body and health fundamentals, AFAA, NASM, Bally's total fitness lifestyle coaching, and is YMCA certified. James graduated in 2013 from Macomb community college with an Applied Associated of Science - Physical therapist associated degree and is a fully licensed physical therapist assistant. James is also currently a personal trainer at the Bluewater Y in Port Huron. Working with individuals beyond the rehab setting to further their goals in health and fitness, weightloss, stretching to avoid injury, and diet. James also enjoys daily practicing of mixed martial arts, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and weight lifting. What I enjoy most about both physical therapy and personal training is watching how individuals deal with challenges to reach their goals, and then learning from their success. People can do amazing things!!
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can from a wise answer." - Bruce Lee

Luke Privette PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

In 2013 I graduated magna cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University with my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I then continued my education at the University of Michigan-Flint where I received my doctorate in physical therapy in 2017. I developed an interest in the healthcare field early on working as a nurse aid and later as a personal trainer. I ultimately chose physical therapy as a career because it is one of the few healthcare professions that work one-on-one with patients, allowing for the time and attention necessary to create lifelong lasting change. In my opinion, physical therapy is the best kept secret in the healthcare industry. There are many individuals living in pain who resort to surgery or medication in hopes of finding relief. Some have even accepted pain as a part of their life. While many times physical therapy works in conjunction with surgery and medication, it can often work in place of the two. Furthermore, physical therapy is about more than just alleviating pain. It is about getting individuals back to doing the things they want to do, whether it be taking a walk with a loved one, being able to pick up a grandchild, or returning to sport. Whatever your destination, I welcome the challenge of trying to get you there.
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