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Nick DeSantis, PTA

Desantis

Education/Certifications:
2014, Bachelor of Science (Minor in Exercise Science), Oakland University
2016, Associate of Applied Science, Baker College

Areas of Interest/Passions:
Sports Injuries
Pre & Post Surgery Care
Orthopedics (Specifically – Low Back Pain, Knee, Shoulders)

Memberships/Licensures:
APTA Member
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Licensure
NASM CPT – National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

Biography:
My interests in Physical Therapy started when I had injured myself playing basketball in high school.  I took a trip down to see the athletic trainer to see exactly what I needed to do to get back to sports and I had immediately taken interest in rehabilitation.  I have always had an avid interest in making a difference in people’s lives, and I knew I never wanted to work in a cubical.  I decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy at Oakland University.

During my five years at Oakland University, I also had the opportunity to work as a technician for HealthQuest Physical Therapy.  It was here that I solidified my mind on a career in Physical Therapy.  Within two years of working as a tech, I wanted to take my career a step further and I became a personal trainer for FitnessQuest.  Within one year, I was then promoted to the Medical Fitness Director for the Macomb FitnessQuest location.

Once I graduated from Oakland University with my Bachelor’s degree, I was accepted into the accelerated program at Baker College to obtain my PTA degree.  After having to take a year away from work due to school, I was offered a job to begin my career as a PTA at HealthQuest Macomb.  I look forward to rehabilitating, motivating and inspiring individuals in the outpatient orthopedic setting.