Mike Pollzzie – PT, DPT, OMPT, CSCS
Mike graduated from Oakland University in 2001 with his Master of Physical Therapy degree. He continued his education by earning a graduate certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 2004 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010 from OU. Mike is also a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Mike was active as a guest lecturer and teaching assistant in the physical therapy and OMPT programs at Oakland University for seven years. Mike’s exceptional understanding of biomechanics and manual therapy provides the critical link from therapy to performance. With his expertise in these areas, Mike develops and implements therapy regimens for athletes and adults/children living active lifestyles.
Erick Fountain – MPT, OMPT
Erick graduated from Oakland University in 1996 with a B.S. in Biology. He finished his B.A. in Health Sciences concurrently with his Master of Physical Therapy from Oakland University in 1999. He also completed his OMPT certification from OU in 2004.
Erick worked for a large hospital system from 1999-08, and has managed one of their off site PT/OT clinics from 2005-2008. He has 18 years of experience working with nationally ranked and Division I athletes to rehabilitate their injuries and return them to sport at pre-injury level or higher. Erick has established several relationships with local orthopedic surgeons because of his advanced knowledge and skill in orthopedics. His primary areas of expertise are in orthopedics and sports physical therapy.
Alyssa Lubahn – DPT
Alyssa graduated with honors from Central Michigan University in 2008 with a B.S. in Health Fitness and Preventative Rehabilitation. She went on to complete her graduate degree at Oakland University. Alyssa finished with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. She was presented with Oakland University’s Scholar Excellence award. Alyssa is currently completing her OMT certification through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine CME series.
In February 2012, Alyssa presented her doctoral research study at the Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago. Alyssa’s treatment approach is based on orthopedic manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise given only from a physical therapist to achieve maximal functional capacity.
Mark Cacko – MPT, OCS
Mark graduated from Oakland University in 2001 with his Master of Physical Therapy degree. He continued his education becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2004 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Mark has worked in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic from 2001-2018, and served as director from 2015-2018. He is a contributing author for the 2nd and 3rd editions of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Secrets with chapters on Total Knee and Hip replacements.
Samantha Dziurda – Licensed Massage Therapist
Samantha Dziurda was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan. She graduated with honors from Irene’s Myomassology Institute. Professionally, her first 16 years were spent cultivating a sincere interest in the medical field at Ascension Crittenton Hospital. There, in surgical administration knowledge of health, body and mind grew; vaulting her into massage therapy school. Bringing traits of compassion and empathy, she specializes in restoring functional range of motion, flexibility and homeostasis of the musculoskeletal system. Techniques such as Swedish Massage, myofascial release, aromatherapy are all delivered in a comfortable and relaxed environment. A client-centered approach brings relief from stress as well as relaxation. Her free time is spent as a fitness enthusiast with a passion for wellness and nutrition as she maintains a healthy lifestyle, which will bring a sense of positivity and self-awareness to her clients!