Inspiration: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
Since 1998 Greg has been working with individuals to improve their abilities through physical fitness. In 2006 Greg had the opportunity to work with individuals with spinal cord injuries at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit (RIM). It was then that he realized the need for adaptive fitness programs for individuals with physical disabilities. He felt he could provide these individuals with an option for continuing care following their Physical Therapy programs. As a result, Greg founded Functional Therapy Unlimited (now Functional Therapy Unlimited) in August 2006. Greg’s vision was to develop a service that would cater to the needs of those with physical disabilities and would focus on rehabilitation of the total body, not just the injured area of the body. His mission is to improve the overall quality of life for his clients through education and motivation, and he continues to act as the educator and leader of the entire FTU staff.
Inspiration: “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama
Kim has worked in the automotive industry in project management and business operations management since 1994. In August 2009, she joined the FTU Team as the first administrative staff member. As the company expanded in 2010, Kim’s role moved from Office Manager to the Operations Manager. She is now responsible for managing the overall tasks related to the daily operations of FTU. Kim’s passion for working with adaptive needs individuals comes from having a daughter who has Cerebral Palsy. She finds great satisfaction in knowing that she is working for a company that is improving the lives of individuals with physical disabilities.
|Karen, Administrative Assistant
Inspiration: “We must become the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Karen enjoys being a support person and has always wanted to work for an organization that helps people. She enjoys working with the caregivers of FTU.
|Megan, Director of Business Development
Inspiration: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar.
Megan loves knowing that she can come to work each day and help educate people in our community about the inspiring, life-changing services Functional Therapy Unlimited provides. She’s excited to be able to offer the happier, healthier life people deserve through her work.
Functional Exercise Therapists
||Mallory, Director of Functional Exercise Therapy
Inspiration: “If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.”
Being the Lead Functional Exercise Therapist with FTU will give Mallory the opportunity to combine her many skills, talents and knowledge with her true passion for working with the special needs population.
|Beth, Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I chose to leave collegiate athletics, I was exposed to these incredible communities of people who have chosen to keep bettering themselves…to help someone do that is the best job there is!
|Eric, Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Eric has been working within the health and wellness industry since 2002. His previous experience is both hands-on and managerial with a focus on Dietetics. Eric has been a Functional Exercise Therapist at FTU since January 2010. Eric is proud to dedicate his life to making a difference by helping his clients to achieve their dreams. He is inspired by their accomplishments, courage, and strength.
|Troy, Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “More powerful than the will to win, is the courage to begin.” Anonymous
There’s nothing better than waking up every day and knowing that you love what you do. Being able to have enthusiasm and excitement about the individuals we work with and seeing them make the most of their day is one of the greatest rewards in itself. I’m passionate about working with FTU because this company gives hope and brings purpose to so many individuals’ lives and allows them to improve in ways that they themselves may not have thought possible.
||Alex, Lead Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “We may encounter defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
Alex is driven in working with FTU based on the motto alone: Onward. Helping clients move onward when a chronic disability challenges daily living is his goal. Alex seeks to show clients how to move onward after physical therapy ends despite needing more treatment to lead a healthy, active life and overcome their obstacles. In his words, “I am passionate about helping individuals move onward, which means I am passionate about FTU.”
|Ashley, Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “The road to the top is long, but quitting won’t get you there quicker.”
Ashley loves the difference she is able to make in others’ lives. She finds her clients inspiring to work with. She believes that everyone deserves the best quality of life and is glad for the opportunity to be able to help people improve it through her work at FTU.
|Rebecca, Functional Exercise Therapist
Inspiration: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky
Rebecca is excited to have the opportunity to help people return to their daily activities and being able to be someone’s “person” that they rely on, grow from, and strengthen from. She’s excited to tackle the new challenges at FTU where she expects to apply my knowledge and skill-set to a broader client base from her previous high school atheltics setting.
Licensed Massage Therapists
|Jill, Director of Massage Therapy
Inspiration: “Dream it – Believe it – Live it” – Jill
Jill joined the FTU Team in October 2010 and was promoted to Director of Field Operations in March 2013. She has had 30 years of executive management experience, supervising upwards of 300 employees. She also has a background in financial and statistical analysis and is certified as a Human Resource Specialist. She believes this is an invaluable opportunity and that there is nothing better than knowing that the time you spend with a client helped improve their life, even if it is one day at a time.
She is currently our Director of Massage Therapy.
|Claudette, Massage Therapist
Inspiration: “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
Claudette is extremely passionate about working for FTU and/or with the special needs population and believes it is a joy to be able to help others. She believes that she has been given a gift to help people, whether it may be physically, emotionally or spiritually and is extremely passionate about the career path she has chosen.
Claudette is a woman of many trades and her passion runs deep within. In her words, she states, “If I have been a positive influence, made an impact, and/or helped to aid or restore some normalcy back into my client’s or someone else’s life, it makes the time that I spent with my clients and the care that I provide invaluable; whether it is by touch, the words of wisdom, the energy of my presence, and/or my spirit; I know that I have left an indelible impression at the end of the day and that is my reward.”
|Christine, Massage Therapist
Inspiration: I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love. Find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, “and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Christine is a licensed massage therapist through the State of Michigan. She has a depth of experience with hospice massage and spinal cord injuries.
She is passionate about helping people feel free from pain and helping them achieve their physical goals. It is rewarding and it helps her feel like she is helping people, which makes her happy.
|David, Massage Therapist
Inspiration: “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
I’m a therapist. There is nothing more rewarding than someone who really needs the help. It makes work worth it.
|Laura, Massage Therapist
Inspiration: “Be the Change You Want to See in The World” -Ghandi
Laura is a licensed massage therapist through the State of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University along with many other designations and certifications.
She is excited about being given the opportunity to motivate her clients to feel empowered about their wellness.
|Melissa, Massage Therapist
Inspiration: “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” -Winston Churchill
Melissa is passionate about being able to help people feel better. “When you make a difference in someone’s daily life, they become happier and much more willing to continue doing things they enjoy,” Melissa says.
Melissa is happy to have the ability to do this for people through her work with FTU!