The following answers were provided by Bernie Ray, physical therapist and owner of Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out you can fill out the form here.
When was the business founded?: "Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists of Dexter opened its doors on November 1st of 2012. Our local company was established in 2000 out of Hamburg, Michigan."
How did your business come to be?: "Our business was established in 2000 in Hamburg, Michigan by Rodney and Amy Goble. After years of providing high quality care along with winning multiple awards, community members and physicians had expressed a desire for Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists to open their doors within their own community. As a result of this local interest, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialist has developed over 20 locations now servicing the Washtenaw, Livingston, and Oakland County. We also have locations in the Okemos, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Grand Blanc Regions."
Why did you choose to locate to Dexter?: "Dexter has always been community known for its active lifestyle and thrives on the passion and pride each community member brings to make this town special. Although over the past several decades there has been much growth, the foundation remains in the community members that have lived their whole lives. There are many families that have returned to Dexter after years of living in some other town and have no desire to move. In addition to the community members, Dexter has one of the elite school districts within the state, and develops a level of community pride in each of its students at all levels. Local businesses have shown a reflection of the community through years of success and the development of give back to the community programs. Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists withholds the same high standards of health and community well-being that has been present in Dexter for years. Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists will be located within the new Dexter Wellness Center once it opens its doors in June, 2013."
What kind of services do you offer?: "We provide high quality Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training services. We have contracts with over a dozen local high schools within the vicinity to provide high quality care to athletes on the playing field. We have also developed the L.E.A.D foundation, which is a local non-profit organization to assist families in need."
What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?: "Each of our locations has the owner working on site to provide care to the patients and to ensure that our high quality business standards are being met."
What do you want your business to be best known for?: "We want to be known for being the bridge that helps many community members remain active and independent with their daily activities and hobbies. Whether the goal is to live independently, walk without pain, or return to sport specific activities, each patient will have an individualized plan to reach their desired goals."
What's your most popular product or service?: "Physical Therapy, Occupational and Athletic Training services are what we provide on a daily basis."