Lexington Physical Therapy
Chart Your Course to Wellness with Us
About Lexington Physical Therapy
Here to Help
At Lexington Physical Therapy, we offer the highest standard of patient care to ensure your physical health. Previously known as Prostaff Physical Therapy, our team of dedicated professionals has been treating patients, one on one, with integrity, devotion, and compassion since 2006. We are an independent Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice. Our staff shares over 100 years of combined experience treating post surgical spine and joint maladies, sports and work related injuries, overuse syndromes of the spine and extremities, rotator cuff dysfunction, muscle imbalance, head ache, TMJ and Vertigo. Our mission is to help you regain function and improve your overall quality of life. Contact us to learn about the services we provide.
Services We Provide
A Personal Approach
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
We are here to help you overcome pain and limitations you may be suffering from a sore neck or low back, weakness and/or pain in the arms or legs. We are movement specialists and will diagnose the structure at fault and the moment pattern it is affecting. We will work with you to restore your mobility and empower you with a home program to take charge of your mobility.
We take the time to understand the root of your problem to provide the best and most effective treatment. Not only do we rehabilitate the injury, but more importantly, we will assess and correct an imbalance that may have led to the injury.
Post Surgical Rehabilitation
At Lexington Physical Therapy, we have over 100 years of combined experience treating post surgical musculoskeletal diagnoses; Spine, Hips, Knees, Shoulders, Ankles and Wrists - we've treated it. We can help!
Over the years we have come to understand that the site of pain and the cause of pain are more often than not 2 entirely different areas or systems of the body. For example, a stiff thoracic spine will cause the neck and/or shoulders to over compensate and become overworked and painful. Weakness and/or stiffness in the hips will cause the lumbar spine and/or knees to pick up the slack and suffer from an "over-use syndrome" of pain and arthritis; and the list goes on. Diagnosing a painful structure in the body is easy. The real mystery to solve is what is causing the structure to become painful. This is where Lexington Physical Therapy really shines and is where we are able to help.
People rely on 3 body systems to maintain their equilibrium and balance; the vestibular system (organs of the inner ear), vision and proprioception (sensation of the body and legs). Vestibular rehabilitation is the treatment for common conditions involving balance, disequilibrium, dizziness and vertigo (spinning sensation). A common condition affecting the vestibular system is known as BPPV which can cause vertigo ranging from mild to debilitating. Physical therapy can help rehab an impaired body system to decrease the occurrence of dizziness/vertigo as well as improve one's balance/equilibrium.
Mindfulness Based Meditation and Chronic Pain Management
Our approach at Lexington Physical Therapy is to treat the whole body, not just an isolated injury. Chronic pain management requires a unique approach to connect the link between physical injury and neurologic interpretation of sensory input. We need to retrain the brain through pain neuroscience education and mindfulness meditation. Neuroplasticity is the key to re-wiring the pain experience and modulating the perception of pain.
Functional Shoe Insert Orthotic casting and prescription
We are experienced performing a biomechanical assessment of your ankle/foot complex and its effect on your gait/walking pattern. If necessary, we can prescribe a unique functional shoe insert orthotic to meet your needs. We will make plaster casts of your feet and send them to PAL Health Technologies to have a custom made shoe insert fabricated for you.
We schedule 45 minute treatment times, longer if needed, that you will spend with a therapist. Along with the gym area, we provide 6 private treatment rooms and have a strict regard for confidentiality.
Jon Ely MS, PT, FAAOMPT
Jon has been helping to restore and improve human mobility since 1994. He received his BS degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 1994. He is certified in the Nordic approach to manual therapy, having studied under Freddy Kaltenborn and Olaf Evjenth, receiving a post graduate degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from Oakland University in 1999. In 2002, Jon received his Master of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Oakland University. He has been a Fellow in good standing with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2000. Jon has taught Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology at Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College. He has completed 6 Ironman Triathlons, raced for Team USA in Long Course Triathlon and has completed 12 Marathons. Jon also enjoys foraging, cold water immersion and baking artisan breads.
Anita King MSPT
Anita is a practicing physical therapist with over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. She is a local girl who graduated from Croswell-Lexington High School in 1993 and proceeded to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2001. She has a kind and gentle approach to her patient care and is concerned with meeting each patient's therapy needs individually. Anita also provides treatment for people who struggle with vertigo, dizziness, imbalance and disequilibrium; providing vestibular rehabilitation for those community members in need. In her spare time, she likes to take long walks, play with her dogs and spend time with her family.
Jennifer Barnes PT, DPT
Jennifer Barnes, DPT, graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Midwestern University in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Michigan State University in 2006. Jennifer's career has centered on Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy, working with infants through older adults. Jennifer is passionate about creating an individualized treatment plan to optimize her patient's success, enabling them to achieve their maximal level of functioning and pain management. She takes time to ensure her patient has a positive and productive physical therapy experience. She has enjoyed combining her love for traveling with furthering her knowledge through continuing education courses in various places around the country. Outside of the clinic, Jennifer enjoys cheering her two children in various activities, recently having the opportunity to coach her son's soccer team.
Joanna Podlewska-Ely DPT, FAAOMPT
Joanna is not only a Physical Therapist but also a Mindfulness Meditation Certified Teacher, having received her certification through The Greater Good Science Center and Sounds True, 2021. She received her Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 1994. She is certified in the Nordic approach to manual therapy, having studied under Freddy Kaltenborn and Olaf Evjenth, receiving a post graduate degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from Oakland University in 1999. She received her Master of Science Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Oakland University in 2002. Joanna has also been a Fellow in good standing with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2000. In 2008, Joanna received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital. Joanna has pursued extensive continuing education in neuroplasticity, autoimmunity and inflammatory causes and effects on the human body. She has also completed 6 Full Ironman Triathlons, 9 70.3 mile Triathlons and multiple full and 1/2 distance marathons. Joanna also enjoys sailing and has crewed 2 years on Eagle 1 in the Port Huron to Mackinaw Island sailing regatta.
Cassandra Barr PTA, CMT
Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Massage Therapist
Cassandra graduated from Macomb Community college in 2002 with an Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant and Associate of General Studies. In 2009 she received her certificate for Massage Therapy from Delta College. She is a licensed PTA in the state of Michigan. She has worked primarily in out-patient orthopedic with some experience in home care. Cassandra enjoys the career she has chosen and loves working with a variety of conditions. "I love visiting with the patients and working with them to progress toward their goals and expectations while in physical therapy." Cassandra lives in Yale with her husband, son and daughter. We all have a love of sports, animals, and being out on the water in Caseville.
Physical Therapy Technician
Kim is the Physical Therapy Technician at Lexington Physical Therapy. She has been with us since September 2019. She plays an important role in our Physical Therapy Clinic and is one of our most popular staff members. She will greet you and help to initiate your therapy session for the day. Kim says "I can honestly say I love my job!" I live in the area with my husband, am the mother of 3 married children and 'Grammy' of Claire! Kim enjoys flower gardening, decorating, camping and spending time with family.
Amy is the lead biller for Lexington Physical Therapy. Amy has been with us since 2010 and has over 35 years of medical billing experience. She is here to help you understand the insurance benefits for your physical therapy. When not at work, Amy enjoys being outside, gardening, boating, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.
Customer Service Associate
Shelley is the Customer Service Associate at Lexington Physical Therapy. She will be the one answering your calls to the Clinic and is in charge of scheduling and insurance verification. Shelley is a graduate from St. Clair County Community College and has multiple years of experience working in the medical field. She is originally from the Croswell-Lexington area and enjoys being outdoors bike riding and kayaking.