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DeGroot joins staff at Focus on Function PT

IRON MOUNTAIN – Theresa DeGroot will be joining the staff at Focus on Function Physical Therapy in Iron Mountain as a new therapists.

She is a 2005 graduate of Kingsford High School, and is the daughter of Larry and Helen Raiche. She attended Central Michigan University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in health fitness in 2009 and a doctorate of physical therapy in 2012.

After graduating from CMU, DeGroot worked at Bay Cliff Health Camp as a therapist for the summer and returns often to volunteer. She has spent the last three years working at OSF St Francis in Escanaba. She enjoys treating patients with neck pain and postural dysfunctions. DeGroot has completed continuing education in myofascial release and Graston technique. Graston technique is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique that requires training certification. She has found that these instruments help speed soft tissue healing both in acute and chronic conditions.

She is happy to return to her home community to raise her daughter near family. She enjoys recreationally competing in triathlons and other races, making maple syrup, baking and spending time with her husband Jason and their new daughter Felicity.

“We are very excited to have Theresa join our team at Focus on Function Physical Therapy. Her compassion for helping people and experience with a wide range of patients will nicely compliment the culture of the clinic. Theresa will bring new techniques to our patients and her willingness to advance her knowledge and skills will allow for additional program development to serve those in our community” noted Colleen Sleik PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist and owner of Focus on Function Physical Therapy.

The therapists at Focus on Function Physical Therapy work with people at all stages of life to improve their quality of life. Theresa will be accepting new patients beginning Oct. 1. She will also be offering free balance screens, by appointment during the month of October.

Focus on Function Physical Therapy is located at 221 East A St. in downtown Iron Mountain.

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