Treating Our Community of Family, Friends, & Neighbors
3-Dimensional Physical Therapy (3D PT) is the inspiration of Bill and Jessica Chesser. The dynamic husband-and-wife team founded 3D PT in 2009 as a locally-owned, independent business. Their vision was inspired: to offer world-class excellence in physical therapy to the local community with the motivation to provide personal care in a warm, engaging environment. The driving force behind 3D PT is people, not profit.
With this dream, Bill and Jessica, along with their business partner Jonathan Parker, set out to build a joyful, welcoming environment, both for patients and for team members. Today, 3D PT has locations in Adrian (inside The Centre and Brookdale Senior Living), Tecumseh, and Brooklyn (coming soon).
3D PT exists to make a positive difference in people’s lives. How? At 3D PT, patients, clients, and athletes are treated with respect and gratitude. Our licensed professionals engage each patient at every treatment session. Progress is carefully monitored, each milestone is celebrated, and the patient’s treatment is modified based on his or her individual needs.
This unique approach to treatment is based on a unique methodology called Applied Functional Science (AFS).
AFS is the evaluation and treatment approach developed and taught exclusively by our Director of Program Development and Education, Dr. Gary Gray through the Gray Institute. Dr. Gray is a world-renowned leader in physical therapy, sport training, and movement. We are proud to announce that of all of the thousands of individuals and organizations which Dr. Gray has assisted world-wide, he has chosen to personally serve as our local mentor and teacher.
Gray Institute’s Applied Functional Science (AFS) approach is continuing to gain momentum worldwide and influence across all professional sports. Dr. Gray has treated multiple elite professional athletes during his career and continues to share his wisdom and knowledge through the Gray Institute. His approach is effective for people of every age, no matter what their personal history or injury is.
AFS assesses and treats the body as a system with the goal of restoring the body to full function, recognizing that each body is unique and has an individual history, makeup, and injury. Therefore, each person is assessed and treated individually.
AFS considers restoration of motion, strength, and function with a keen eye on the system, which includes restoring coordination, proper sequencing and timing of motion in function. We feel this approach is vital not only to regaining function, but also to diminishing the probability of future injury, re-injury, or injury elsewhere because of compensation.
The 3D PT team includes highly experienced and compassionate physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, and clinical and administrative staff who are dedicated to helping our patients achieve positive results.
Bill is the CEO and Co-Founder of 3D PT. After graduating from Lenawee Christian School in 1990, Bill started his first company—a landscaping company. Five years later, he says, “I was blessed to marry my beautiful wife, life partner, and friend, Jessica Jameson. God has blessed our marriage and we have two wonderful sons, William (Liam) and Jameson. Liam is passionate about playing the banjo and Jameson is passionate about playing football.”
In 2005, Bill graduated with his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law and passed the Ohio bar that same year, practicing law in downtown Adrian. He passed the Michigan Bar in 2006. Two years later, Bill says that God showed them a different plan than what they had originally thought when Jessica, a physical therapist, was approached about opening a physical therapy clinic inside the beautiful Christian Family Centre.
“It was through much prayer and heart searching that we decided to open 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy and on January 5, 2009 we saw our first patient,” explains Bill. “God has blessed and protected us ever since and we have been able to add multiple locations and provide a fun and loving place for people to work and to receive care.”
When asked what he loves most about working at 3D PT, Bill says, “I love working with my wife every day for the pursuit of something that is far more valuable than a paycheck. As co-founders we get to make sure that the same purposes and ethics which began our 3D PT journey are still in place today.”
Bill is clear about what embodies the 3D PT difference: “We first seek to hire people who can put other people’s needs above their own. We seek to place people on our team who can show love to everyone they come in contact with, because people matter!”
As for the type of care 3D PT provides, Bill notes that, “We let our love for people dictate our dedication to providing great care. Therefore, we staff heavily with licensed professional caregivers so that our patients get more time with a licensed professional. Additionally, we retain Dr. Gary Gray, a world-leading biomechanical educator, as our Director of Education and Program Development. Dr. Gray is highly sought after for his expertise and is a guest educator for various organizations around the globe, including as far away as China and Europe.”
One of Bill’s passions is to help provide basic life necessities, such as clean drinking water, to people who do not have them. “It breaks my heart to think of small children drinking polluted water,” shares Bill. “That is why I, as part of 3D PT, am so glad we have the opportunity to get involved to help those less fortunate than we are. Before we even opened the doors of 3D PT, we committed the company to God, so that it may be used for His glory. Through the company’s profits we hope to make a long-lasting impact in this world for eternal good.”
“I love joining a patient on his/her visit, living a "slice of life" with them as they journey— learning of the histories, struggles, and successes that have made each patient who they are, and to join in their successes along the way. People are so interesting and are such a gift!”
Jessica, with her husband, Bill, owns 3D PT. Her passion to not only make 3DPT a great place to come for therapy, but to join patients on their journeys and be vital to their recovery of function that drives our company forward. “I feel that there is a heart to all that we do, a genuine caring for each patient,” explains Jessica. “We think about the mind and spirit being essential to the body and recovery from physical illness. In addition, our professionals have the opportunity to work in their areas of passion which translates into being able to treat a wide range of patient types with excellent outcomes.”
Caring and exceptional care are at the heart of the model that Jessica and Bill have built for 3D PT. As Jessica explains, “We are heavy on professional staff. We aggressively seek to advance our knowledge in order to be able to bring the best physical therapy, athletic training and sport specific training available to Lenawee County. This includes partnering with The Gray Institute and utilizing the great minds we have on staff to improve our quality and level of care.”
Jessica is equally passionate about making 3DPT an increasingly great place to work. “My goal is to exceed expectations for our family of staff, to show the greatest amount of gratitude to such a unique group of caring people that we are blessed to know and work with. I love noticing how our group is making a difference and being in a position thank them in big and small ways for the amazing work that they do for others every day.”
Another component of the caring philosophy that Jessica has built into 3D PT is the opportunity for the company and patients to make a difference together in the efforts of local, national, and global organizations. “We "pay it forward" by contributing to local humanitarian organizations, national organizations who fight human trafficking, and global organizations who provide clean drinking water. I love that when you come for therapy at 3DPT, you are making a difference to someone else at the same time.”
Jessica graduated from University of Toledo with a bachelor degree in biology, then earned a master’s degree in physical therapy, summa cum laude from Grand Valley State University. She is also a graduate of The Gray Institute as a fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) and with MAPS certification.
Jessica was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan, graduating from Adrian High School and returning to Adrian after graduating from college. She is married to Bill, who is also from Lenawee County (Onsted). They have two sons, Liam and Jameson. They attend Adrian First Church of the Nazarene where we enjoy Bible study, volunteer in the visitation ministry to the ill, and where Liam often plays his banjo.
Jessica also enjoys practicing ballet, music, and reading anything relating to God's word. She is passionate about her walk with the Lord and in living it out joyfully through kindness, love, encouragement and in showing gratitude.
“I am passionate about providing care in encouraging and fun environment.”
As a physical therapist, Jonathan believes that a key part of the 3D PT difference is the way that patients are evaluated from a whole body perspective as opposed to just specific parts. As he explains, “Looking for causes of symptoms and not just treating the area of pain or limitation is central to how we support patients’ recovery.”
Some of Jonathan’s particular areas of expertise and clinical passions include vestibular (balance) rehabilitation, biomechanical foot evaluation and orthotics, as well as applied functional science. He is also a firm believer that a fun and an encouraging environment helps in the healing process.
Jonathan holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. He is also a Fellow of Applied Sciences (FAS) through The Gray Institute.
Jonathan was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan and is a graduate of Lenawee Christian School. He is married to Angie who was also born and raised in Lenawee County. They have two daughters, Brielle and Emilia.
In the community, Jonathan serves on the FCA Soccer Advisory Council and he is part of the leadership team at 1Mosaic Church. He is also passionate about family time, University of Michigan Athletics, Lenawee Christian Athletics and is engaged in local mission activities at 1 Mosaic Church.
Gary received his initial education as a physical therapist in the mid-1970s. He immediately pursued additional training as an athletic trainer, personal trainer, and as a strength and conditioning coach. Realizing the common thread of creating transformational environments to enhance the lives of others being the science of movement, he developed the discipline of Applied Functional Science®. With his ongoing passion and mission of learning and sharing more, and with the goal of educating, empowering, and encouraging others through an appreciation of the wonderfully and fearfully made human body, Dr. Gray established the Gray Institute. Gary has been married to his 7th grade sweetheart (Cindi) since 1976 and has been blessed with two sons and daughter-in-loves (Brad and Shallon, Doug and Valerie) and five grandchildren (Denyon, Aryah, Calyx, Zion, and Xyler).
“I love collaboratively working with patients to improve their pain-free functional mobility and achieve their perceived goals for quality of life.”
As a physical therapist, Stephanie has the privilege of developing one-to-one relationships with many of our patients. As Stephanie says, “The patient's needs are first and foremost from the moment they walk through the door and continues throughout the course of their treatment.“
Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Fitness from Adrian College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Toledo. She also holds a Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice.
Stephanie lives happily over the border in Ohio and is married to Brent, who has been her sweetheart since the fourth grade. They have two energetic sons, Crosby and Murphy.
Stephanie enjoys being a volleyball “weekend warrior”, supporting her husband's woodworking and football coaching endeavors and spending time with her family and friends. She also likes spending time alone in nature.
“3DPT is different because we make every effort to accommodate our patients' busy schedules and adapt to changing insurance coverage so patients can get the care they need.”
Diana is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care to our local community. As she says, “I love our commitment to staff education and quality of care. It means we can provide the best possible treatment to the people of Lenawee County. They deserve it.”
Diana is a native of Tecumseh, Michigan where she lives with her husband and three sons. After graduating from Tecumseh High School, Diana earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is also a fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through The Gray Institute.
Diana is passionate about raising awareness of the number one birth defect, congenital heart disease, with the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association and the need for further research and funding to save and improve affected children’s lives.
“I am excited to begin working for a company that is so employee and patient focused.”
Kelli is the director of our newest clinic in Brooklyn, Michigan and she is enthusiastically looking forward to serving our patients.
A graduate of Central Michigan University, Kelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy. She has also earned Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy credentials from the McKenzie Institute International.
Kelli is a Lenawee County native and, as she said, “It is where my roots are. I grew up in Clinton and attended high school there. My husband and I reside outside of Britton with our daughter.”
When she’s not helping patients, Kelli enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, and traveling with her family. She is also on the executive board of the Diuble Family Vision Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for two causes: the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) and Warning Hearing Impaired People (WHIP). The foundation is working towards providing in home weather and fire alert systems to all qualifying children in Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties through work with local fire departments as well as raising money to fund genetic eye research with FFB.
“I love having the opportunity to help others get back to their passions of life.”
PJ is passionate about helping our patients with effective treatment. The Applied Functional Science approach we use to customize specific exercises to each and every individual for their mind, body, and spirit is truly unique,” he says. PJ also loves all of the learning opportunities 3D PT makes available, enabling the team to better themselves and use their learning to better others.
A graduate of Baker College, PJ earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Baker College and is 3D MAPS Certified through The Gray Institute. He is currently enrolled in The Gray Institute’s 2017 GIFT program.
PJ was born and raised in Adrian Michigan. He attended Lenawee Christian High School where he met his wife, Katie. They welcomed their first child in June 2016, a son named Brayden Felix.
His favorite activities include fitness, playing sports, vacationing with his family, and Michigan Football!
“I love that 3D PT is strongly based on education of our patients, the community and our therapists.”
Kari is a physical therapist assistant with over twenty years of experience working with patients in a variety to settings and at all phases of life. For her, “The ability to learn from each other and our patients has always been my favorite thing about my career. When we educate our patients and engage their mind, body, and spirit, we become part of the healing process which has a lasting effect.”
Kari says that 3D PT’s philosophy is truly different because as she puts it, “This is the first company I have worked for that truly believes that patients are more than just their injury. The fact that patients are three-dimensional has always been something I have known, but not necessarily had the encouragement to practice.”
Originally from Western New York, Kari earned her physical therapist assistant degree from Genessee Community College in Batavia, NY. However, she and her husband have had the opportunity to live in in New York City, Louisiana and Michigan. They have three children: Kayla is a junior at Southern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Amanda is a sophomore at Jackson College in Jackson, Michigan and Spencer is a junior at Sand Creek High School. Kari and her family belong to St. Mary of Good Counsel Catholic Church.
“Not only do I get to provide therapy services when needed but I get to know the residents on a more personal level enabling me to provide injury/fall preventative therapy as well.”
Amy Ollett’s career as a Physical Therapy Assistant has spanned two decades, including 13 years spent primarily in an orthopedic practice, and the last 7 years working with the geriatric population at Brookdale Senior Living in Adrian, Michigan. However, it was an injury that she sustained while studying at Michigan State University that changed the course of her career into the physical therapy profession.
“It was a great physical therapist that diagnosed the nature of my injury and started my love of physical therapy and ultimately a new career,” says Amy.
After earning her associates degree in physical therapy at Baker College, Amy relocated to Lenawee County from Bay City, Michigan. She currently lives in Adrian with her husband and son. She also has two dogs who often accompany her to work.
Amy explains what drew her to 3D PT, “Was their exemplary reputation and their involvement in the community through the Christian Family Centre, participating in youth activities and mentoring local students.”
Amy’s hobbies include reading, making jewelry, and, “anything my son is involved in.”
“As a clinician, I enjoy watching patients overcome obstacles to be able to return to a quality of activity, either in self-care, work or recreation, or sport, they may have thought they would never be able to do again.”
Christine Boote says that one of the best parts of her job is helping patients, “Understand their injury and their treatment program. I also love to witness that ‘ah-ha’ moment when they recognize, ‘This treatment makes sense, and I am going to get better!’”
She also appreciates the 3D PT philosophy which incorporates applied functional science into every patient care plan, to make sure that patients have the best long-term results possible. “The emphasis on education of both of the clinicians to provide the best care and for patients to have an understanding of their injury, their diagnosis and how to prevent further injury is truly unique,” says Christine.
Christine graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, a State of Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer and an AASDN Nutrition Specialist. She has earned The Gray Institute’s Certification of Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS). She is also an American Heart Association-BLS CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor.
Christine also serves as the Dean of Primary Plus Camp at Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, Michigan.
A native of Cass City, Michigan, Christine lives in Manchester, Michigan with her husband, Marty Boote. They have four children.
Christine enjoys spending time with family at sporting events, on their boat and camping. She also enjoys reading, studying scripture and working with children.
“Every day at 3D PT is an opportunity to help people regain what certain life events may have caused them to lose. Whether it's playing a sport, working a job, playing with family or being able to care for themselves I love seeing people be able do the things they thoughts they may never be able to do again.”
As an athletic trainer, Heather works with our local high school students at Lenawee Christian School and in our Adrian clinic. She describes the 3D PT difference this way, “As you walk through the doors at 3D PT or into an athletic training room at one of the schools you will notice that we take a functional, whole body approach when doing rehabilitation to prepare the whole body to be as successful as possible when it takes up its role in life.”
Heather moved to Adrian in 2009 to attend Adrian College, graduating Heather with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She is a certified athletic trainer (ATC and she has also completed Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and 3D MAPS training through the Gray Institute.
Heather enjoys working out and running in her spare time. She also shares that, “Since a young age I have felt God's call on my life so my prayer is that I would be obedient to the missions He calls me to in life.”
“I love that I play a part in improving the health of our community.”
Kaylee serves our community not only working with students at Tecumseh High School to provide athletic training, but also as a firefighter and an EMT for Madison Township Fire Department in Adrian, Michigan.
Kaylee attended Adrian College earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training. She lives in Adrian.
“I love working at our local high school. Helping young athletes prevent or return from injury is very rewarding.”
Kevonte’s passion for sports led him to his career in athletic training. During his time at Three Rivers High School in Three Rivers, Michigan he played multiple sports and he enjoys helping the next generation of high school athletes as a Board Certified Athletic Trainer.
Kevonte appreciates the 3D PT difference because, as he explains, “The services here at 3D PT are different than other physical therapy clinics in the fact that we take a real pride in our clients. Our patients are people we care for not numbers!”
True to his athletic roots, in his spare time you can find Kevonte in the gym working on his physical fitness and playing basketball as a weekend warrior.
Kevonte is also a lifelong, “huge” Michigan State fan and a proud alumnus of the school, earning his bachelor degree in kinesiology and athletic training there. Kevonte adds, “An athletic training internship with the Jacksonville Jaguars has also made me a proud Jags fan!”
“My wonderful co-workers make it all worthwhile.”
Shayna joined 3D PT in 2011 and takes care of our patients with her amazing attention to detail and knowledge of billing and office administration. Even though she is often tucked away in our administrative office, her impact is felt throughout 3D PT.
Shayna is passionate about her family, friends, and helping people. She is a lifelong resident of Adrian, Michigan, where she lives wither husband Shawn and her children, Aaron and Sarah.
“When a patient walks out of the clinic being able to return to their daily activities or sports pain free, it makes me feel like we made a difference.”
In her role, Jessica has the opportunity to see the 3D PT difference first-hand and it is something that she considers a benefit to both patients and employees. As she says, “I love the close-knit family environment that 3D PT creates and that we all have the same goal! It is truly a joy to work for a company that not only appreciates their patients but their employees, too.”
Jessica says that what she loves most about working at 3D PT is seeing patients recover.
“Clinicians at 3D PT take the time to listen and work with you on your goals,” explains Jessica. You can genuinely tell that the entire staff cares about their patients’ well-being and recovery.” Jessica graduated in 2015 from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in sociology.
Originally from Dundee, Jessica now lives in Tecumseh, Michigan, with her husband. She is a member of the National Association of Show Trucks and has a wide range of interests including running and fitness, spending time outdoors camping and fishing, visiting museums and spending time with family.
Meeting and connecting with new people is one of Jackie’s favorite aspects of her role at 3DPT. “Hearing patients’ stories and helping them progress through their recovery is rewarding,” she explains.
Jackie also enjoys working at 3D PT because, “The staff is a high performing team and works well with one another. The environment is happy, uplifting and encouraging.”
Jackie attended The Gray Institute earning her Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and Movement Analysis & Performance Systems (3DMAPS).
Originally from Fremont, Ohio, Jackie is married with one son—and a cat, Thomas. They live in Tecumseh, Michigan and attend Crossroads Community Church.
In her leisure time, Jackie enjoys the outdoors and fitness activities.
“I love the opportunity to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. You learn something new each day by working with a variety of people.”
Ben works with athletes and patients at 3D PT and he loves having the opportunity to impact people each day: “It is such an amazing experience and really uplifts us as movement professionals.”
To Ben, the 3D PT difference means, “You are treated as an individual. There is not a blanket program provided for everyone. Each person who walks through the door is a unique individual and they are treated that way. We provide the gift of movement. We gift their minds, their bodies, and their spirits.”
According to Ben, “The best part is—and our patients might not realize this—but they gift our minds, bodies, and spirits, as well.”
Ben is very passionate about mental health and childhood obesity and the positive impact that exercise can have on them. Ben says, “Both of these issues are at completely different ends of the spectrum, but they can be significantly impacted through proper nutrition and exercise. I hope to be a driving force in the fight against mental health issues and childhood obesity through the use of exercise.”
Ben has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Grand Valley State University. He is also certified in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS).
A resident of Sand Creek, Ben attended Sand Creek High School and currently coaches girls’ basketball there.
Samantha joined our team to help keep our Brooklyn clinic running smoothly.
Samantha has lived in Brooklyn since she was ten years old and her family relocated from San Diego, California.
A graduate of Brooklyn’s Columbia Central High School, Samantha attended Jackson College.
She is married and has a wonderful nine year-old son, Jack.
Outside of the clinic, Samantha enjoys volunteering at her son's school and, in the summer, boating and swimming are two of her favorite past times. An avid reader, Samantha also “loves a good book.”
“I love meeting new people and seeing them progress through an injury or disability to get back to the things they love.”
Landon works with our patients to help them get back to doing what they love to do. For Landon, the 3D PT difference is our focus on not only the immediate pain or injury, but on helping patients regain the functionality and strength to do movements often used in daily life.
Landon is a Manchester High School graduate. He has attended Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College studying exercise science. He lives in Manchester and enjoys a variety of sports and fitness activities.
“I love being able to greet the patients as they walk in the door, asking them how their day has been, and being there for them to talk to.”
For Brady, one of the best parts about his role at 3D PT is helping to rehabilitate patients and building a personal relationship with each person he meets.
When asked what makes 3D PT different, Brady says, “The 3DPT staff creates a family atmosphere that is unlike any other clinic. You walk in the door, and are immediately greeted with a smile and a hello. Our staff strives to create an atmosphere that promotes building genuine relationships with our patients.”
Brady holds a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Certificate and is currently studying biology at Siena Heights University. He plans to attend physical therapy school after obtaining his bachelor degree. At Siena Heights, he is involved in College Life, a student ministry group.
A Blissfield, Michigan, resident, Brady is also a Blissfield High School graduate. While in high school, Brady was involved in HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) as part of the Tech Center Nursing and EMT programs in nearby Adrian, Michigan. He even placed seventh in the nation at the National HOSA EMT competition.
Another fun fact about Brady is that he is a triplet! Enjoying life with his family and siblings is very important to Brady. He also likes working out and being outdoors. He attends One Mosaic Church in Adrian, Michigan.
“I am very excited to begin my journey with a company that cares about people as individuals, because people matter.”
Shelby is one of our newest physical therapists and is enthusiastic about making a difference for our patients. She is passionate about working with youth and athletes and plans to pursue orthopedic and sport specific certifications in the future.
Shelby earned two bachelor degrees at Adrian College, both magna cum laude, including a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science. At the University of Toledo, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Shelby is a native of Fulton County, Ohio, and a devoted Christian. She is very family-oriented and the proud aunt of four beautiful, energetic and spirited nephews and nieces.
Shelby enjoys working out and has a passion for running and volleyball. She plans to run her first half marathon this year.
“I am excited to be part of a team that truly cares about the well-being of every individual they work with.”
Christie is our patient care coordinator and is enthusiastic about making a difference for our patients and helping 3D PT “pay it forward” by making a difference locally as well as globally through her work.
For Christie, the 3D PT difference is personified by, “our genuine care for every individual.” Her personal experience with 3D PT is one of the reasons she joined our team as she said, “When my husband went to 3D PT for physical therapy a few years back he said it was the most comprehensive testing he had ever gone through.”
Christie graduated from Spring Arbor University with a major in Christian ministries and a minor in psychology. She is also a Certified Biblical Health Coach.
Christie is a native of Toledo, Ohio and has lived in Lenawee County for more than 20 years. She is married and she and her husband Roger are blessed with three children, Kayla, Carly and TJ.
Outside of the clinic, Christie loves spending time with her family and supporting her children in their activities. Christie also enjoys sports, especially soccer, and studying natural health alternatives. She also added, “As a child of God, I am passionate about glorifying Him and making the most of every opportunity He gives me.”
“I love 3D PT because the therapy techniques are based on the science of movement and looking at the entire kinetic chain instead of just where it hurts.”
Marissa joined the 3D PT team in June of 2017 as an Athletic Trainer. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and also holds the credential of Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Her love of helping people and continuously learning new things make her a great asset to 3D PT and our patients.
Why did Marissa choose to join the 3D PT team? Marissa explained it this way: ““The staff at 3DPT cares about their patients and goes out of their way to make the patient as comfortable as possible. 3DPT looks at the patient as a whole, and ensures exceptional quality of care.”
Marissa also values the patient-caregiver relationship that is unique to 3D PT: “It is truly amazing that even patients who no longer need physical therapy, still come back to the clinics to say hello to the staff at 3DPT,” she said.
Marissa attended high school and college in Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Athletic Training degree at Frostburg State University. She regards being nominated to speak at her undergraduate commencement (and doing it, despite her fear of public speaking!) as one of her greatest accomplishments. She is also a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master of Science degree with a concentration in athletic training.
Marissa now lives in New Boston, Michigan with her dog, Braylee. Her boyfriend Joe is in the Coast Guard and is stationed on Lake Erie.
Outside of the clinic, Marissa enjoys playing and coaching lacrosse, working out and fishing. In the summer you’ll find her attending country music concerts, kayaking and going to the beach.
She is also passionate about sports and loves to watch football, lacrosse, and hockey.
“To me, the 3D PT difference is that we take extra measures to stay involved with each of our patients from start to finish, including following up after discharges just to check in!”
Karleigh joined the 3D PT team in 2017 and helps to keep our Tecumseh clinic running smoothly. Karleigh said one of the reasons she enjoys working at 3D PT is because, “I love the closeness of the staff both with each other and with each of the patients. It's like a wonderful little family!”
Karleigh has lived in Tecumseh Michigan for 7 years, after moving from central Pennsylvania. She attended Lenawee Christian School during some of her high school years and graduated from Adrian College with a bachelor degree in business administration.
Karleigh’s passion is animals—particularly dogs! She regularly volunteers at the Lenawee Humane Society and with a Detroit pit bull rescue organization. Her two-year-old pup, Norman is a huge inspiration for her volunteering and advocacy for pit bulls (and dogs in general). She hopes to find great homes for all dogs, especially those in animal shelters.
Karleigh is also very crafty. She enjoys taking on new projects such as crafting, repurposing items and even building things from scratch. She also loves a good book—and can be found buried in one whenever possible!
“I love the rewarding feeling of helping a patient or athlete return to activities that they felt they would not be able to do again.”
Sarah is an athletic trainer on our athletic training team. She feels that one of the keys that make 3D PT different is that, “3D PT is so patient focused. At 3D PT, it is not just numbers walking through the door. Our patients are precious people that we get to know and are truly involved with.”
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training at Grand Valley State University and is a certified and licensed athletic trainer.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Michigan, Sarah attended Columbia Central High School.
In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with friends and family on the lake during the summer. She also enjoys traveling, a good book and hanging out with her dogs outside.
“I love getting to know the patients and seeing their quality of life improve from the benefits of physical therapy.”
Heather joined our team in 2017 and is a big University of Michigan fan! She is also a fan of how 3D PT “treats our patients as whole people and doesn't label them as numbers.”
Heather also enjoys how our entire staff works as a team to give the best quality of care to our patients.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Heather holds an associate degree, with a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) designation. She currently resides in Temperance, Michigan, with her husband, who is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. They have a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix puppy named Summer who means the world to them.In addition to volunteering at her local humane society and spending time with the dogs there, Heather enjoys keeping fit and working out.
“I am passionate about the opportunity to impact the lives of our community through fitness and wellness to the balance the mind, body, and spirit.”
Ryan joins 3D PT with an extensive background in the physical therapy profession having worked as a clinical physical therapy technician, which has provided an ideal foundation for expanding into the role of a personal trainer and yoga instructor.
Ryan has many professional credentials including: Personal Training, 200 RYT Yoga Instruction, Training for Warriors Level II Certified Trainer, TRX Level III Certified Trainer. He is also an outdoor enthusiast who pushes his own physical fitness limits with activities such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, dirt biking, mountain biking, hiking, yoga, and Qi Gong.
An Addison High School graduate, Ryan grew up on Lenawee County’s Devils Lake. He currently lives on Mirror Lake in Somerset, Michigan where he loves to play with his dogs Millie the Pit and Louis the Pug.
Ryan is an Ambassador for the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce. Through this position, he finds, “Great joy in being a leader in the community.”
Ryan also enjoys spending time enjoying and enriching the natural environment. He is a current member of the non-profit organization, Oh, These Irish Hills, volunteering in the group’s nature conservation efforts and serving our community. His commitment to these endeavors stems from the fact that, as Ryan said, “Nature has always provided me with a serene place for meditation and prayer to relax the mind, align the body and nourish the spirit.”
Laura attributes the “3D PT Difference” to the fact that, “3D PT is very focused on overall quality of life for patients, looking at the whole person not just treating a specific issue.” In this regard she is excited about being part of the work that 3D PT is doing to support wellness and prevent falls for Brookdale Senior Living residents.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College in New York, and earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from the University of Toledo. She also earned a graduate certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice from University of Toledo.
Laura lives with her husband, Ben, in Manchester, Michigan. She spent her childhood near Cleveland, Ohio, although she now, “…loves living in Southeast Michigan and has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a part of the community.”
In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, running and visiting her family in Colorado whenever she can. She also loves to spend time with her family who live locally, especially her nieces and nephews.
This Adrian facility is located inside The Christian Family Centre (The Centre), on W US 223, connected to Lenawee Christian School. Physical therapy is offered here in the traditional setting and includes a swimming pool for aquatherapy. We also offer rehabilitation for athletes in a variety of settings such as gymnasiums, football and soccer fields, and racquet ball courts.
Our Brookdale facility is located inside of the Adrian Brookdale Senior Living Center and specializes in geriatric therapy. This location is ideal for geriatric clients who wish to have a quiet, peaceful setting for rehabilitation.
Our Tecumseh facility offers a traditional setting for physical therapy. This location also supports sports training and rehabilitation with the opportunity to train on turf. Winter training occurs here for some of our local athletes.