Meet Our Team
Nick DeSantis, PTA, Director
2014, Bachelor of Science (Minor in Exercise Science), Oakland University
2016, Associate of Applied Science, Baker College
Bloodflow Restriction Training (BFR)
Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Areas of Interest/Passions:
Pre & Post Surgery Care
Orthopedics (Specifically – Low Back Pain, Knee, Shoulders)
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Licensure
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.