Our Physical Therapy Team
Beyond the degree and licensing required by law, we certify our 'FYZICALIST®' to meet the highest standards in the industry. Only then can they provide you with service. A core requirement for all our therapists is a loving, caring and helpful personality.
At FYZICAL, you’ll experience an individualized, supportive approach to physical therapy. One that uses hands on techniques and tailor made exercise programs delivered by expertly trained and licensed Physical Therapists who work one-on-one with you during your therapy sessions. We not only practice physical therapy but we live and breathe it and which results in high patient satisfaction.
Rex Holden Owner MSPT,
Rex graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1993 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He has a Bachelor degree from Central Michigan University in Health Promotion in a Corporate and Hospital Setting and taught in the anatomy labs at CMU for three years.
He has worked with physical therapy patients from 2 to 104 years old. He has also worked with college level and professional athletes in baseball, skiing, basketball, football and many other sports. Rex has taken numerous continuing education courses in unloading or unweighting (one of the main features of FAST Physical Therapy), functional biomechanics, sports rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, speed and jump training, balance, geriatric rehabilitation, muscle energy techniques, Norwegian manual therapy techniques, and medical exercise training.
Rex enjoys spending time hiking, mountain biking and skiing with his two daughters, Brianna and Calista, and his wife Jill. He also enjoys ski racing at Crystal Mountain and has raced in several of the local Ice Man Cometh mountain bike races. His passion continues to be to help as many people as possible improve the quality of their lives through an active lifestyle and healthy eating.
Jill Holden, Owner MSPT,
Jill Holden received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 1993 and also graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Her areas of specialization include spinal stabilization training, manual spinal rehab, functional training and geriatric rehabilitation. Jill enjoys developing individualized programs for each person she sees in the clinic.
Jill worked for Munson for 11 years doing home care physical therapy. Now she enjoys providing home visits for FYZICAL patients who are unable to come to the clinic. She is able to improve people's quality of life where they are having the most difficulty--in their homes.
Jill enjoys Irish dancing, hiking, biking, and downhill skiing with her husband and two daughters. She is also dedicated to the continued development of The Greenspire School, Traverse City's independent Montessori Middle School.
Amy Anderson, Physical Therapist MSPT
Amy earned Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 1999. She most recently spent 10 years at the Traverse City's former Fitness Center.
She has extensive experience treating orthopedic and vestibular injuries as well as women's health issues. "Movement as an integral part of my life! I am proud to be in a profession known to be experts in musculoskeletal problems. The American Physical Therapy Association describes physical therapy as 'the science of healing and the art of caring.' I genuinely enjoy spending time with people and sharing my knowledge. I educate patients on how to move more easily to protect their body and prevent problems in the future. We live in a beautiful area and I love helping people get out and enjoy it. Our bodies are amazing machines and therapy can help restore a person's function to the highest level possible."
Amy joined FYZICAL Traverse City in December 2009. Amy is a native of Traverse City and is a graduate of St. Francis High School. She and her husband Bruce have three children and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing and anything else that gets them outside.
Andrew Snyder Physical Therapist Athletic Trainer, McKenzie, Maitland and Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release
Over the past 24 years as a physical therapist, I have had training in McKenzie and Maitland techniques and have participated in several American Back School continuing education programs. Over the past 3 years, I have attended several John Barnes Myofascial courses and last year had training in John Upledger Craniosacral therapy.
On a personal level, I have participated in endurance events my whole life. In cycling, I was state time trial champion in 1983 and my cycling career cumulated in going to the Olympic trials in 1988. In the last 15 years, I have been participating in triathlons and trail ultra-marathons, completing the Lake Placid Ironman in 2006 and the North Face 50 mile trail run at Bear Mountain, NY earlier this year.
Beth Dole, Director of PR and Marketing ATC
Beth has over 26 years experience working in the health and fitness industry, including work in sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation. She has worked with professional, college, and high school athletes as a certified athletic trainer.
With the combination of Exercise Physiology and Athletic Training, Beth helps young and old return to physical activity in a safe, healthy and timely manner.
When you meet Beth you will see clearly that she is a health enthusiast who is passionate about helping people to feel and perform their best!
Mitch Tallent, Physical Therapist Assistant PTA
Mitch Tallent is a PTA who earned his Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Finlandia University in 2008.
Mitch is originally from Dallas, Texas. He came to MI through a love of hockey and played Junior Hockey in the Grand Rapids Junior Hockey League.
His passions include a love for all outdoor activities but especially hockey, snowmobile, golf. Good thing he moved to Michigan as there isn't much snowmobiling in Texas.
Laurie Phillips Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Laurie is a CMU graduate with a degree in Athletic Training, and she has a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kent State. She has worked in physical therapy clinics between norther Michigan to metro Detroit. As a coast guard family travels frequently. She loves working with balance, vestibular, and orthopedic patients and is always smiling. She's little but she's tough!
Emily Weber, Certified Athletic Trainer ATC
Emily graduated from CMU with a degree in Sports Medicine and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as an Athletic Trainer. She is from Kingsley and can be found at many of the sporting events at Kinsley Public Schools as their Athletic Trainer.
Shelly King Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Shelly has her degree as physical therapist assistant from Baker College is Flint. She has over 20 years of orthopedic experience.
Jean Seguin Patient Accounts ,
Jean is the expert in finding all about what your insurance covers. Invaluable in that ever-changing landscape!
Julie Opsasnick, Front Desk/Patient Accounts
Julie is the friendly face who covers insurance verification and covers the front desk. She is also a top notch artist.
Martha Mosqueda Office Manager
Martha is the smiling face who will greet you at the front desk. She is the office manager.
Ronda Smith Front Desk
Ronda is the friendly face that will greet you at the front desk and help you with scheduling.