Our Promise

All patients receive a comprehensive evaluation, one on one service provided by fellowship-trained physical therapists. This practice prides in having two of the thirty Fellows of the Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical therapists for the entire state of Michigan. Our treatment methodologies demonstrate excellent functional outcomes in a relatively shorter period of time in comparison to our Michigan and National peers as seen by statistical analysis reports given by Landmark for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.


Alternative Rehab Inc, is a specialized outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice dedicated to the treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal dysfunction. Treatment methods emphasize a hands-on approach incorporating manual physical therapy, combined with therapeutic exercise, electro-therapy and patient education. We provide customized Physical therapy utilizing a comprehensive evaluation and evidence based treatment methods.  Our niche is strong clinical reasoning in designing a tailor-made protocol that helps in easing their symptoms. We also provide them with the necessary tools to effectively manage their current problem and future recurrences and staying active. Besides all routine Physical therapy services we specialize in Cervicogenic Headaches, Temporo-mandibular disorders, Chronic Postural disorders, Chronic Pain associated with heightened Central Sensitivity, Male pelvic Pain, Vestibular rehab, Dry Needling and many other patients with unique problems that are not easily amenable for routine management.


Livonia Office

Alternative Rehab Inc        

20319 Farmington Road, Building E, Livonia, MI – 48152 

Ph: 248 476 8911 Fax: 248 476 8913

Email: info@alternativerehabpt.com

Walled Lake / Commerce Township Office 

Alternative Rehab Inc

Pontiac Trail Medical Center

620 N Pontiac Trail, 

Walled Lake, MI 48390

Ph: 248 476 8911 Fax: 248 476 8913

Email: info@alternativerehabpt.com

Why Manual therapy?

Manual therapy can help with many things, including: Eliminate pain Increase range of motion (ROM) Reduce or eliminate soft tissue and joint inflammation Induce muscle relaxation Increase circulation Break up scar tissue and adhesions Reduce swelling Improve tissue...

Dry Needling

Dry needling is one of many forms of acupuncture therapy. Although many consider both one in the same, Dry Needling wasn’t originally a part of the traditional practice of Chinese acupuncture. It’s considered a modern-day technique that’s specifically used to release...

Experienced therapists

Our therapists have a combined experience of 100+ years and are certified manual therapists with a variety of skill… READ MORE

Most insurances accepted

We accept most common insurances that are available today. To see if your plan is accepted, please CLICK HERE


AAOMPT Certified

We are an approved site for clinical instruction for Wayne State University and Findlay University Docto… READ MORE


Same Day Appointments

We are able to give you high quality care and get you in to see a PT on the same day you call, pending insurance.


Walk-In's Accepted

If you are unable to make an appointment, please walk in. We’ll do our best to accomodate you with least possible wait.


Payment Plans if needed

We’ll work with you to accomodate your payment options and will provide you with  flexible payment plans if needed.

Therapy Services

 Wholistic Approach that includes but not limited to:

Manual Therapy

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Instrument Assisted Soft tissue Mobilization 
  • Strain counterstrain 
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofasical Release 

 Dry Needling

Electrotherapeutic Modalities

  • Electrical Stimulation 
  • Ultrasound Therapy 
  • Vasopneumatic compression 

Therapeutic Exercises for 

  • Symptom modifying
  • Strength, Flexibility & Balance   
  • Functional/ Gait retraining
  • Vestibular/ Dizziness Rehabilitation 
  • Falls Prevention 
  • Wellness & Fitness     


  Cervical and Lumbar Traction

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Office Location

248-476-8911. Click for directions to our main location.

Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 6pm, S-S, 9am – 1pm