Dr. Alissa Davies PT, DPT, OCS, ATC/L is a MI and OH licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer who received her BS in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine with a minor in Biology from Bowling Green State University in 2003. She attended Bowling Green State University on a full athletic scholarship for swimming all 4 years, competed in the 2003 US Open, 2004 Senior Nationals and qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2004. She completed her professional training at Oakland University where she earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2009 and received the Beth C Marcoux Research Excellence Award for her dissertation work. Dr. Davies is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties specializing in sport injuries, muscular imbalances and extremity dysfunctions. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC/L), Specialized Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 1 practitioner, Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM, certified in Functional Movement Techniques and Rocktape application through Rocktape USA, and a Level 1 CrossFit instructor.
Dr. Davies has over 15 years of clinical experience in general orthopedics, neurology, sports medicine, pre-/post surgical care, sport-specific rehabilitation, performance enhancement/optimization, wellness training, injury prevention, women’s health and neurological pathologies. She has a wide-ranging experience treating patients of all ages and across all activity levels from sedentary to highly active populations including national caliber/professional/semi-pro/collegiate athletes, ultra-athletes and military personnel.
Dr. Davies evaluates and treats with a whole body approach that combines knowledge and understanding of localized anatomy and function within the context of full body structure, function, and movement patterns. She works to restore compromised mobility, strength, stability and movement patterning through a variety of manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release, Graston, cupping, soft-tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education, progressive exercise, dry needling, blood flow restriction training and patient education. She enjoys developing a solid rapport with her patients, clinical problem solving and watching her patients progress to activities they need, want, and aspire to do.
Dr. Davies is a self-professed “biomechanics enthusiast” with a passion for learning new treatment and training techniques, perspectives and latest research in order to provide her patients with cutting edge care. Outside of the clinic she continues to train and compete in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting as well as being an outdoor enthusiast, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
2003 - Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Education with emphasis in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Biology minor
2005 - Owens Community College, A. S, Physical Therapy Assistant
2009 - Oakland University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
2003-NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer
2011 - Graston Technique
2012 - Credentialed Clinical Instructor, APTA
2013 - Board Certified in Orthopedics, American Board Physical Therapy Specialties
2013 - Sportmetrics Certification
2013 - Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM
2014 - Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner, Kinesio Taping Association
2014 - Certification in Applied Functional Science, Gray Institute
2020 - Rocktape Functional Movement Specialist Certification