2524 W Wackerly St, Midland, MI Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine  

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Renue's Midland location was opened by local clinician, Alicia Heading, in partnership with Tony Klapish, on July 3, 2013.  
We offer One-on-One treatment with the same physical therapist from start to finish.
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Alicia Heading, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Managing Partner

Kara Martindale PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Alicia attended Central Michigan University where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate degree from Central Michigan University in 2007. Alicia has practiced in the Mid-Michigan region since 2007 and has gained valuable experiences within the spectrum of physical therapy, giving her a vast perspective of treatment techniques and applications. She uses an integrative treatment model that combines functional movements and total body strengthening, along with hands-on, manual treatment to achieve optimal outcomes.
Her focus is on orthopedic injury/treatment, sports injury prevention & rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation and treatment of neurologic disorders. She has sought additional training in youth sports injury, women’s health, spinal & rib dysfunctions, lymphedema management & compression wrapping and aquatic therapy. Alicia also serves as a clinical instructor to physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students. Alicia resides in Midland with her husband, Shawn, and their five children. She is a fitness enthusiast, with a special passion for Pilates and yoga. 

Kara attended Hope College where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology- Exercise Science. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate degree from Indiana University in 2007. Prior to joining Renue in 2015, she practiced in the greater Lansing area for almost eight years where she gained valuable experiences within the spectrum of physical therapy including: sub-acute rehabilitation focusing on cardiac, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders.
She directed and assisted with the development of an aquatic therapy program focused on subacute rehabilitation. Kara strives to provide the best possible treatment techniques for her patients of all ages through evidenced based practice. Kara is a certified clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys teaching physical and occupational therapy students. She currently resides in Midland with her husband Dr. Jeffrey Martindale and 2 children.

Offering Pain Management, Sports Medicine & Much More!

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Midland Testimonials:

  • "Kara was very professional, yet personal.  She paid attention to my well being (pain/exercise limits) and pushed me to exceed.  I would definitely refer Renue Physical Therapy.  Thank you, Kara, Brittany and the office staff for a wonderful healing experience!  (Tami)
  • "Alicia is extremely knowledgeable, funny, and pleasant to work with.  She was tuned into my therapy needs and kept encouraging me to reach my goals.  She was accommodating to my busy work schedule.  I couldn't be more pleased with my service at Renue.  (Mike)
  • "Alicia was great!  She helped me to be able to walk more than a few yards.  She is the best P.T. I have ever worked with.  I have come a long way in just a month.  Thank you Alicia!" (Paul)
  • "The staff was very friendly and helpful with my therapy. I was able to schedule times that fit my schedule. I saw improvement within a couple visits. Very good experience. I would return if I need physical therapy again." (Glen)
  • "Alicia made my experience very pleasant and fun.  All the stretches/exercises helped my pain and lack of movement very effectively.  She is friendly, personable, and made me laugh which also helped me through this painful experience with my back.  I will highly recommend this office and both of the therapist's that work here!  Thank you for getting me back to where I need to be and feel better!" (Robert)
  • "Kara has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to her patient's needs and achieving their goals.  She was enthusiastic and positive, never using negativity and always encouraging.  Kara respected our opinions, took the time to listen to us and always explained each exercise and it's purpose.  She modeled every movement as need to refresh the patient's memory and worked to keep it fun and productive.  Ultimately, we would come back as needed and would refer others. (Grant & Sarah)
  • "Alicia was fantastic!  Understood my problem and how to help instantly and I saw quick results.  Will come back if physical therapy is needed in the future."  (Ellie)
  • "I noticed immediate pain relief after just one visit with Kara.  My total recovery was much quicker than expected.  Well done and Thank You!"  (Rick)
  • "Alicia was excellent!  This was my first experience with Alicia/Renue and it was by far the best physical therapy experience I've had (I've been seen 3 prior times with other providers for various reasons).  I will definitely be referring friends and family!"  (Julie)
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