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Manuel attended the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines where he graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Physical Therapy. He is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), which is the concept of mobilization with movement in extremities and Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGS) in the spine. Manuel is also a Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert. MDT), which is the McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine.

Manuel has over 20 years of clinical experience. Prior to joining Renue, he worked in hospital inpatient, outpatient, and private practice clinical settings with extensive experience in orthopedic, neurologic, geriatric, and sports rehabilitation. Other special interests include Manual Therapy of the spine, extremities, and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders).

Manuel resides in Saginaw with his wife and child. He enjoys spending time with family and playing golf.


Shields Testimonials:
  • "Excellent care from Manuel!  He is an exceptional health care provider.  Martina is a wonderful office professional.  They make a great team!  (Mary Jo)
  • "Manuel is a very professional & qualified Physical Therapist.  He completely understood my physical limitations and knew how to work with them.  He is excellent at explaining the problem and giving exercises and solutions to remedy it.  If I needed therapy again in the future I would go back to Manuel."  (Frances)
  • "When my physician said that I needed physical therapy, I was not really very hopeful. I had heard stories from people about how they had trouble getting better after therapy. My issue was a very sore knee. It had been aching for a few months, so I had favored it without really realizing how much. I in turn injured it going down a staircase to where I could barely walk without great pain. 
    I went to Renue and had the paperwork all ready for Martina. Renue has a user friendly website where all of the documents are able to be printed and filled out at home. I read on the internet about Renue’s philosophy of having the same therapist throughout treatment. This seemed like a great idea to me. Everybody is different. We all handle and recover from injuries a little bit differently. Casey S. was my therapist. We discussed the injury history. I told Casey that maybe this actually started with my hip, since a few months before, it had been very tight, but seemed out of place and my muscles on that leg were very weak. I also had the extra injury of a groin pull on the opposite leg, which I stretched going down sideways on an outdoor porch to protect my knee.
    Casey right away knew to get my hip aligned and then start building those muscles back. It took a few weeks, but then all of a sudden I got stronger. Casey’s encouragement and “five more” kept me on track. I was amazed what I could do again. Casey gave me handouts for a Home Exercise Program during and after treatment. These targeted the areas that I needed to strengthen perfectly. My physical therapy was really working. I was turning into a success story!
    The therapist and patient have a partnership. It requires participation from both. Casey listened and understood my issues and I in turn wanted to get better for me and Casey as well, so he could see if his treatment was appropriate for me. Thank you Renue and thank you Casey." (Victoria)
  • "Manuel and the whole staff was helpful and treated me with respect.  Manuel explained why he was doing things, how it would help and what I could do to improve my range of motion." (Connie)
  • "Renue PT is absolutely awesome!  Manuel has seen me through 4 joint replacements and I wouldn't go to anyone else.  He evaluated my needs, my pain level and devised exercises to meet all my problem area's.  I highly recommend Renue Physical Therapy and Manuel."  (Carole)
  • "I’m still going strong, no setbacks. Feeling great and back to my daily walking." (Colleen)
  • "I went in with a lot of leg and hip pain and came out with hardly any pain except the arthritis in my hip joint. They knew what to do and got it done. Thank you very much for the hard work and no pain now." (Dorothy)
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