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Mike Altenburg HealthQuest Physical Therapy Southfield

Mike Altenburg, PT, MPT, CSCS, Owner, Director

Owner & Director: Southfield and Auburn Hills

1995, Bachelor of Science, Grand Valley State University
2004, Master of Physical Therapy, Wayne State University

Advanced Training/Certifications:
2000, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
2012, Titleist Performance Insitute (TPI) Certified – Fitness Instructor Level 1
2014, TPI Certified Medical Professional Level 2
2015, TPI Certified Power instructor Level 2
2015, Graston Technique
2014, Kinesiotape
2017, WorkSteps
2018, Dry Needling
2019, Bloodflow Restriction Training (BFR)

Areas of Interest:
Spine/Chronic Spine Care
Manual Therapy
Sports Injuries/Sport Specific Conditioning
Orthopedics- Joint Care and Replacements
Work Conditioning/Work Hardening
Golf Specific Rehabilitation and Training
Chronic Conditions
Injury Prevention

Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Michigan
APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) Member
NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Member
Titleist Performance Institute Member

I originally joined the HealthQuest Family in 2004 upon graduating with my Masters in PT from Wayne State University.  I completed my final clinical rotation with HQ, loved the experience, and began the first years of my professional career in the original Rochester clinic (Rochester Hills Central).  I then moved on to pursue a unique opportunity to grow inpatient care skills and management of multiple facilities and spent the next 12 years gaining invaluable experience specializing in spine care and sports medicine/general orthopedics.  I have continued to pursue regular continuing education all along the way, with a particular interest in manual therapy and sport-specific conditioning/rehabilitation.  I have been fortunate to obtain multiple levels of certification through the Titleist Performance Institute to specialize in the rehabilitation and conditioning of golfers of all ages- which I have found to be a passion of mine and a popular one in the community!

Upon being given the opportunity to return to my professional roots and open a HealthQuest facility in Southfield (2017) and Auburn Hills (2019), I jumped at the chance. I am excited to deliver the kind of personal, high quality and consistent care to the local community that is fundamental with the HealthQuest experience.  At both locations, we have a professional and personal mission to treat the whole individual- each and every visit-ensuring along the way that the patient is fully educated and empowered to maintain optimal health/wellness for a lifetime.

In addition to my good fortune professionally, I am blessed to have a wonderful family. I have 2 active and growing boys, Brendan and Alex.  When not in the clinic serving the community, you can find me in the gym, on the golf course, reading, or generally chasing after my boys and their latest pursuits.


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