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Steve Lukens, MPT, OMPT, Co-Owner, Clinical Director

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Co-Owner/Clinical Director

Education/Certifications:
1998 Bachelor of Science – Oakland University
2000 Master of Physical Therapy – Oakland University
2007 Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist – Oakland University
APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

Areas of Interest/Specialties:
General Orthopedics with an emphasis on shoulder dysfunction
Manual Therapy with an emphasis on manipulation of the spine and joints
Treatment of headaches and neck pain
Core strength and lumbar stabilization
Sports Rehabilitation

Memberships/Licensure:
APTA Member
Licensed PT State of Michigan

Biography:
I was raised in the village of Clarkston and graduated from CHS in 1990. After exploring other career paths, in 1993 I began working as a Physical Therapy Technician. This experience made me realize that physical therapy gave me the opportunity to help others and realize my own personal goals at the same time. Upon graduation from Oakland University, I began my career as a staff Physical Therapist and Clinical Director in Port Huron, Michigan. When the opportunity arose to return to the Clarkston area and work alongside my friend and mentor, George Carson, I jumped at the chance. I have been working in the Clarkston area since 2004. I am excited to open the 9th HealthQuest Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in the Village of Clarkston.

In 2007, I received my Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Certification (OMPT) from Oakland University. The OMPT certification allows me to treat the spine more effectively using high velocity mobilization/manipulation. I have extensive experience of rehabilitation of both post-surgical and non-surgical extremity injuries.

I have been married to Kara since 1999 and we have two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Allison. In 2007 Madeline joined a competitive gymnastics team sparking my interest in the sport and other female dominated competitive sports. I have since gained extensive experience with competitive gymnasts, dancers, and cheerleaders.

My professional mission is to guide patients through their rehabilitation allowing them to reach personal health and wellness goals.