Four Different Locations
Gaylord, Mi:
Tel: 989.731.1777
Fax: 989.731.1166

Roscommon, Mi:
Tel: 989.275.9955
Fax: 989.281.1206

Lewiston, Mi:
Tel: 989.786.4775
Fax: 989.786.4949

Fariview, Mi:
Tel: 989.848.2525
Fax: 989.848.2999

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Northsport Physical Therapy



Therapists   
Dr. Lisa Petrie, Physical Therapist, Owner

Lisa has been a licensed physical therapist since 1988. She received her Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University and received her post graduate Doctorate degree from Boston University, graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a certified work capacity evaluator (CWCE). She is a Gaylord resident and founded Northsport Physical Therapy in 1993, which quickly expanded to 3 locations. She is a member of the APTA, MPTA, and Chamber of Commerce. She continues to treat patients in all three locations along with her administrative duties. She has extensive training in the treatment of facial paralysis, integrative manual therapy, myofascial and trigger point release techniques, proprioceptive training, and functional capacity evaluation. She has a variety of experience including hospital acute care, wound care, pediatrics, home care, orthopedics, neurorehabilatation, spinal injuries, aqua therapy, and sports injuries. Lisa is also an Anatomy and Physiology professor for Kirtland Community College and teaches classes at the M-Tech center in Gaylord.
Heather Warmbier, Physical Therapist, Gaylord/Lewiston

Heather received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2000. she joined the Northsport team in 2008. She is a Gaylord resident and active in the community providing educational seminars to groups such as Otsego County Commission on Aging. She has attended numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy, muscle energy techniques, and kinesiotaping. She received her Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy in April 2008.
Michelle Billmaier, Physical Therapist, Fairview/Roscommon

Michelle joined the Northsport team in December 2010. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2001. Prior to that she was a certified physical therapist assistant since 1988. She has extensive experience and training in treatment of sports injuries, head injuries, muscle energy techniques, and kinesiotaping. She is currently working toward her certification in manual therapy. She lives in Mio where she is involved with hippotherapy for handicapped children and an active volunteer for girlscouts.
Joe Zielinski, Physical Therapist

Joe graduated from the University of Michigan - Flint school of physical therapy with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in August, 2017. He is a native of the Gaylord area and joined the Northsport team in September, 2017. Joe has experience treating geriatric, pediatric, orthopedic, spinal cord injury, and neurological patients. While completing his education, he was involved in conducting research on geriatrics and balance performance. He enjoys running and recreational sports. Joe is also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Alecia Catrell, Physical Therapist Assistant, Roscommon

Alecia joined the Northsport team in 1996. She received her Bachelors degree in Health Education from Saginaw Valley State University in 1992 and her Associates degree in Applied Science and certification as a physical therapist assistant in 1996 from Delta College and is a licensed PTA in Indiana. She is also a certified massage therapist specializing in medical and sports massage. She has taken extensive continuing education including courses in sports injury rehabilitation, functional and sport specific exercise, myofascial and trigger point techniques, proprioceptive exercises, and functional capacity evalution. In addition to her duties at Northsport, Alecia also functions as the sports therapist for the Men's and Women's basketball team at Kirtland Community College, and volunteers her services to the Roscommon High School Varsity football team.
Tammy Fowler, Physical Therapist Assistant, Lewiston

Tammy has been with Northsport since 1998, working primarily in the Lewiston clinic. She received her Associates degree in Applied Science and her certification in Physical Therapy Assisting in 1998 from Delta College. Tammy has since continued her education in myofascial release techniques and general orthopedics, and has received training in aqua therapy. She has extensive experience working with the geriatric population.
Rodney Bragg, Physical Therapist Assistant, Gaylord

Rod received his PTA degree from Macomb Community College in December, 2011 and his physical therapist assistant license in April 2012. He graduated from Adrian College in 1982 with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, and finished his Masters Degree in 1994 from Central Michigan University with an emphasis in Physical Education. Rod has been a Health and Physical Education teacher for 20 years at Warsaw Middle School and Gaylord St. Mary's. His 30 plus years of coaching include football, track, wrestling, baseball, and archery. Rod joined the Northsport team in March of 2012, bringing additional insight in orthopedics and sports related injuries.
Maggie Winans Physical Therapist Assistant

Maggie joined our Northsport team in May, 2012. She received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in December of 2011 from Macomb Community College. Maggie has been a local cheerleading coach for several years, developing a special interest in sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation. She is also proficient in massage and manual techniques.
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