- Leah BI went to Matt not knowing what was going on with my back or if he could even fix it. I left feeling heard, understood, and much better than ever. He spoke with patience, kindness, and knowledge. Matt is easy to work with and genuinely cares about you and how he can best help. 10/10 recommend seeing him.
- David mI had back pain and sciatica that kept me from being able to go to work. As a business owner, contractor and EMS professional this was a big problem. I went to a chiropractor and while it was somewhat helpful it didn't really deal with my pain. I made an appointment with Dr Gaunt and was very impressed with the amount of time he spent doing an evaluation of my problem and medical history. He listened to me and made realistic suggestions for what he thought would be helpful. He was very thorough in explaining why I was having pain and what could be done about it. The manual therapy treatments were helpful in relieving my pain and accelerating my recovery. I walked out of the office after my first visit feeling better. Within a week of starting therapy I was back to work and within a few weeks was good to go. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
- Victoria MDr. Gaunt is a wonderful therapist. He is very well educated and practiced in his methods, he is courteous, kind and professional. Dr. Gaunt always encouraged me to push a little harder, but never more than I could handle. I had a trimalleolar fracture to my right ankle and required ORIF surgery. Once I had the surgical cast removed, but was still not weight bearing, I called Dr. Gaunt to ask if there was anything I could do to improve my recovery. He started BFR (blood flow restriction) therapy and in only 10 sessions I improved my range of motion by 45 degrees and did not lose any additional muscle mass (as would happen with no weight bearing). He had to travel out of town and arranged another therapist to cover so I would not miss any sessions. I highly recommend Dr. Gaunt for your therapy needs.
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Optimum DPT is a direct care, advanced practice, orthopaedic & sports medicine physical therapy clinic with Osteopractic & Fellowship-trained Doctors of Physical Therapy. Based out of the beautiful city of Petoskey, Michigan between the coastal resort communities of Harbor Springs and Charlevoix, we are humbled and honored to serve all of Northern Michigan by providing the very best orthopaedic musculoskeletal care for everything from headaches to turf-toe.
Optimum DPT is proud to provide the best evidence based manual therapy in the region, with hands-on care delivered by the only Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy in Northern Michigan; the only Fellow of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy in the Northern Michigan; and the only licensed Osteopractor in Northern Michigan. Whether massage, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, spinal manipulations or dry needling-- you are in the best hands.
We are also the first and only clinic in the northern half of Michigan certified to provide Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation and Training. Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation[MG1] (or BFR) is perfect for those who are frail, injured or preparing for or recovering from surgery. BFR lets you get rapidly get stronger, gain endurance and “put on” muscle without the stress and strain of traditional exercise / loading on the body. Likewise, for those seeking optimum performance BFR offers a “bio hack” allowing for strength and hypertrophy gains in 1/3 of the time of normal high intensity training without any of the micro trauma from heavy lifting. Click here for more information on this revolutionary form of rehabilitation.
Optimum DPT also offers vestibular rehabilitation for those suffering from vertigo, dizziness or loss of balance— from canalith repositioning maneuvers for benign positional proximal vertigo (BPPV), to gaze stabilization exercise prescription for vestibular hypofunction, to Anodyne / MIRE light therapy for neuropathies--physical therapy can vastly decrease your risk for falls, keeping you injury free, mobile and independent!
Our physical therapy practice is also well versed in the evaluation and treatment of persistent (or chronic) pain. The body heals with time, but sometimes pain lingers. In these cases knowledge is power, and understanding the underlying anatomy, physiology and mechanisms of persistent pain is the first step in a recovery plan that may involve breathing exercises, mindfulness, graded imagery, lateralization exercises and graded exposure physical therapy.
With the best elements of conservative rehabilitative care offered under one roof and our unique direct care physical therapy practice (concierge physical therapy at a very affordable price) we are confident that Optimum DPT will get you better, faster and be your first and last stop for your musculoskeletal rehabilitative care!
Explore our practice’s site to learn more. Do not hesitate to contact the Optimum DPT Petoskey office at 231-881-9770 with any questions you might have, or if you would like to schedule an appointment today. Our office is located at 2810 Charlevoix Avenue, Suite 105, Petoskey, MI 49770. We look forward to seeing you!
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