Therapists at Midland
At Active Orthopedics Physical Therapy in Midland, Michigan, we have an incredibly talented team of physical therapists who are skilled in using advanced methods to relieve your pain and improve your functional ability.
In order to offer the most effective care to our patients, we encourage our physical therapists to pursue additional training and certifications. At Midland, our therapists have certifications in orthopedic manual physical therapy, strength and conditioning, Graston® Technique, and USA triathlon coaching.
To schedule an appointment for physical therapy or one of our special programs at Midland, call (989) 832-9300 today.
Craig Elford, PT, MSPT, OMPT, CSCS
Craig earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Central Michigan University in 1999 and completed a 2-year post-graduate residency program in orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) at Oakland University. He is also nationally recognized as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and is pursuing board certification as a sports clinical specialist (SCS).
An avid triathlete and cyclist, Craig founded the MidMichigan Multisport Racing Club and the Sanford and Sun Triathlon and Duathlon.
Lori Unruh, PT, DPT
Lori earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Central Michigan University in 2005 and has extensive experience in orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, and sports rehabilitation. She has also taken several courses in manual therapy focusing on lumbar and sacral dysfunction.
Lori is also certified in the Graston® Technique utilizing instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). She enjoys spending her free time with her family, and she is an avid runner.
Merrick Lincoln, PT, DPT
Merrick earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Central Michigan University in 2016 and is pursuing advanced training and certification as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He serves as adjunct faculty at Saginaw Valley State University where he teaches functional biomechanics.
A triathlete and ultra-marathon runner, Merrick is involved in various outdoor recreational activities.