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Our Story

Our Story

Our Start…

In early 2015, Borja Physical Therapy was established in Utica, MI with the mission to provide exceptional rehab services allowing local residents who suffer with pain or physical limitations to return to hobbies, work, basic functional activities and the things they love to do. Our focus was and is focused on activity and not necessarily pain. That is to say, we provide a unique approach to getting our clients back to full function – and as a result the pain is alleviated. Physical movement through specialized patterns are the solution to the vast majority of painful syndromes. Where others focus on the pain with medications, injections, surgeries or other quick fixes, we aim to provide permanent solutions through our focus on functional activity, modification of lifestyle and education on ways to permanently eliminate pain in the comfort of your own home. 

After a year of serving the local Utica area, Borja Physical Therapy’s popularity continued to quickly grow…

Where we are…

Fast forward to June 2016 and we made the decision to move for an increase in space to house specialized equipment and support our rapid growth. We moved 1 mile down the road to the crossroads of Hall Rd. and Mound Rd. in Sterling Heights, MI where we currently operate. We provide high quality rehab services to allow local residents to get back to fitness & weight loss, perform house, gardening and yard work, and enable you to participate with friends & family. We provide unique and specialized programs in to treat back pain & sciatica and allow for rapid weight loss.

Where we’re going…

We look to the future extremely optimistic and without holding back. We look to push the envelope in what’s possible in the field of physical therapy, and more specifically, back pain and sciatica & weight loss specialization. By continuing to provide proven specialized programs that offer unparalleled results in a natural and safe way. We look to reduce the dependence on harmful medications, painful injections and risky surgeries that only provide “band-aid” treatments. Our programs provide a solution to the ultimate source of your pain at the simplest form. By providing a deeper way of thinking and treating complex pain syndromes on a level that no other health provider does, we have resolved thousands of local residents’ injuries and allowed them to eliminate pain with yard work, housework, return to fitness and weight loss and spend quality time with family and friends – without worry.

Finding people can trust and that is committed to helping you get back to life’s activities is scary. I appreciate you stopping by to learn more about my practice, our core values & what we can truly provide for you. If you ever want to speak with an expert therapist before you decide on anything – we’re always here and ready to help,

Dr. Alex Borja, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Back Pain & Sciatica SpecialistDr. Alex Borja PT, DPT, HFS, Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Our Core Beliefs

Our Core Values

It’s never enough to deliver satisfactory service. We choose to instill a teamwork driven clinic committed to provide a world-class experience through enthusiasm, creativity, and client empowerment.

Teamwork

Commitment

Empower

Creativity

Enthusiasm

Our Team

Dr. Alexander Borja

About Me:
I am the owner and lead therapist at Borja Physical Therapy & Weight Loss Clinic. I love to keep moving through exercise including circuit training, weight lifting and running. I also enjoy my other hobbies such as saltwater reef keeping, graphic design and learning all that I can in the areas of physical medicine, marketing and business.

I am somewhat new to the metro Detroit area and have moved a lot throughout my life, although I consider Saugatuck, MI as my hometown. After graduating with my bachelors in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University, I moved to the west side of Michigan as I was immediately entered into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of Michigan. Although I left one school and entered another within the same month, I am fortunate to have completed my advanced physical therapy study at an early age.

I have several years of outpatient orthopedic experience though numerous hours of shadowing, internships, and working in local clinics. I have been serving the metro Detroit area for the past 5 years in the outpatient physical therapy setting.

My background includes working as a life guard, personal training, research within physical medicine and as a physical therapist. Additionally I own an informational fitness website and sports nutrition company. I enjoy learning about fitness so much I achieved the Health Fitness Specialist program at the American College of Sports Medicine.

Something that makes me unique I think is that combining the elements of wellness, fitness, nutrition and physical medicine as one. Without addressing all of these areas, you will never see long term results.

I also tend to look at patterns or systems of the body that most other health care providers often miss. It’s often I will be the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 10th provider a person has seen before finally being “cured”. Where others see a “lost cause”, I see promise, I see potential, I see hope.

Random Facts About Me:
My first job was at a casual fine dining restaurant near Saugatuck, MI as a dishwasher! Shortly after I was promoted to ‘Pantry’ where I got to make appetizers, salads and desserts! After spending more time in the restaurant business, I was given the opportunity to work as a busser, line cook, server, bartender, host – just about every position you can think of!

I enjoy growing my corals and watching my fish swim in my 40 gallon salt water reef tank. I have a yellow tang fish named “Woodstock”.

I love pugs and although I don’t own one yet, I plan to get one in the near future!

Jaime Curl

About Me:
I am the office admin and responsible for customer service, billing and other tasks. At Borja Physical Therapy & Weight Loss Clinic, I am able to combine my love for the health and exercise sciences with my people and numbers skills, all with a dash of marketing and personal training on the side. I’ve always been an athlete, even nine years after any real formal competition, at my core; I am still an athlete through and through. Exercising is an important part of my life, and I try my best to incorporate it into every day possible. I am always on the go, and even when I’m not, my mind is focused on the next seven things that lie ahead of me.

At one point or another, I have dreamt of being a doctor, teacher, marine biologist, physical therapist and personal trainer. As far back as I can remember I have been drawn to helping people (or in the case of a marine biologist, helping animals!) I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and of course watching pretty much any sport that comes my way.

I initially started working toward my degree in secondary education for mathematics, but my sophomore year I quickly realized my true passion for health and exercise science. I graduated from Oakland University, earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration, as well as a minor in Wellness Promotion, Injury Prevention.

I have experienced a vast number of different areas on the physical therapy spectrum including: Acute care and oncology unit at Troy Beaumont Hospital, elementary to high school levels in the Troy School District, and outpatient physical therapy. All of these experiences have contributed to my current knowledge and ongoing learning!

Random Facts About Me:
I have been in the working force since the age of 14, managing various retail establishments, as well as being a sales rep.

I have a golden retriever named Cooper who is a lovable goof.

When I was in 4th grade, I broke my school’s soft ball throw record at 97ft! I also enjoyed soccer and basketball but eventually concentrated on soccer as it was my favorite!

My favorite animal is the penguin because they are adorable, waddle when they walk and are ‘business casual’ at all times!

Becky Malcolm

About Me:
I am a therapist at Borja Physical Therapy. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, especially during the summer months with barbecues and being outdoors.

My 2 year old son also keeps me on my toes and I love watching him grow and learn new things every day. I love doing Zumba and would like to become an instructor one day in the near future. Feels like you’re dancing with friends and you get a good full body workout in the process.

After my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, I graduated from Henry Ford Community College in 2002 with an Associates in Science – Physical Therapy Assistant degree. I also hold a Bachelors in Science – Emphasis in Psychology from the University of Findlay in 2008 with possible plans on finishing graduate work for a physical therapist’s doctorate degree in the future.

I have almost 15 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. The majority of my work experience is in outpatient orthopedic clinics like Borja PT, but I also have experience in school based therapy for ages 14-21 years, outpatient pediatrics for ages 2-18 years, skilled nursing, home care, and in an assisted living/memory care facility.

I love getting to know my patients on a personal level to get them back to their regular routines, recreational activities, and return to enjoying events with family or friends. The reason I chose physical therapy as a career is because I like helping people, making them feel better, and I was always interested in the sciences, especially biology and kinesiology.

Random Facts About Me:
I grew up in a normal suburban neighborhood with plenty of pets throughout the years, at one point my dad raised 50 Flemish Giant rabbits, we’ve also had anoles that would live in our “tropical” garden in our back yard, of course with the usual dogs and cats as well. We also had a large pond with a waterfall and coy fish that were almost a foot long!

My favorite color is purple, any shade of purple item I will love it.

I still have my childhood teddy bear from when I was four years old, he was a gift from my uncle in Germany. He is a polar bear named Teddy :o)

Shayna Skrout

About Me:
I am the receptionist at Borja Physical Therapy & Weight Loss Clinic. I’m a personal trainer and have a passion for helping people get healthy. My favorite part of training people is helping them gain confidence to workout in a gym by themselves.

I love weightlifting, yoga, and dance! I also love hiking, camping, and doing pretty much anything that involves caring for animals.
I’m currently a student at Wayne State University for my Bachelors in Nutrition and Food Science with a focus on pre-med studies. I had to take a break from school after I joined the National Guard last February due to training. I initially wanted to join the Marines but after discovering my love for health sciences, I wanted to focus on school more.

I’ve always wanted to become a doctor or a scientist, but I could never decide because everything medical and science related is super interesting to me! So far though, my favorite field is nutrition and exercise science. My interest really peaked after I noticed a lot of results from weight training.

Random facts about me:

I’ve been a dancer for pretty much my whole life. I started when I was 4. I’ve done almost every type of dance imaginable, except ballroom. After multiple injuries and being in physical therapy countless times, I decided to stop dancing seriously.
I can be a fast runner when I’m forced to run (I really don’t like running), my fastest mile was 6 minutes and 40 seconds!
My dream is to live in a farmhouse with a bunch of property and lots of animals.

Our Services

You are probably wondering who we are and what we do. We are a specialized clinic offering unique services and programs to help improve function, activity, health and wellness. We believe in higher quality service, world-class client care and real results.

We Reduce Pain And Restore Function

We offer premium Physical Therapy Services are unlike anything you’ve experienced before. We often get remarks on how our physical therapy is “much different” from past client experiences. We offer state-of-the-art technology, exercise equipment, and flexible scheduling to get you back to the activities your love. Our goal is for you to work with the same licensed therapist one-on-one during the entire session – that includes exercises! We treat limiting injuries or nagging pain in joints & muscles from head to toe. If you have pain or activity limitations – we can help.

We Provide Weight Loss Solutions

Using or unique program, Weight Loss One™, we bring unparalleled service, technology and skill that cannot be matched. Our program Weight Loss One™ program utilizes guided exercise instruction, nutrition, supplementation and weight loss equipment to fast track your success.

Note: This program is currently closed to the public but will resume soon! Click here to allow us to remind you when Weight Loss One starts up again!

We specialize in Back Pain And Sciatica

Our unique and expert assessment, custom program development and implementation allow for the quickest and most long term spine and disc solution out there! Using our state-of-the-art equipment in combination with your highly successful treatment protocols, our Decompression Program blows away the competition & quickly reduces symptoms related to disc herniation, nerve pain, sciatica, arthritis and more…

We Provide Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis

Are your experiencing pain in your lower back, hips, knees or ankles? We specialize in assessment of posture and gait to determine if custom orthotics are right for you. If not, we offer services and programs designed to help those experiencing discomfort or pain limiting their functional and recreational activities.

We Offer Gym Membership & Fitness Solutions

Hate going to the gym? Our friendly atmosphere puts you at ease with a enhanced private experience you can’t get at the gym. We also offer gym memberships, exercise guidance and fitness programs to meet your needs.

Why Choose Us?

We are adaptable for the modern working family.

  • Hours

    To accommodate the working family, we offer both morning and late hours from 8am to 8pm. Even select Saturday hours by appointment.

  • Affordable

    We keep our services affordable for you by keeping overhead low. We accept most major health insurances & have easy payment plan solutions.

  • Flexibility

    We adapt to your busy schedule. Missing an appointment happens, but we won’t hold it against you. Simply reschedule with ease without cancellation fees or charges.

  • Accessible

    Conveniently located at the southeast corner of Hall and Mound roads, we are en route between your home, work or daily drive.

Why Choose Us?

We Are Refreshing & Unique.

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment unlike anything you’ve experienced… Get 1 to 1 care with the licensed Physical Therapist the entire session. Yes- that includes exercises too!

  • Gym Membership

    Ready to get healthy? Our unique atmosphere provides more private workouts than the local gym while not diminishing the quality of equipment & service.

  • Non-Surgical Spine Care

    Our unique Spinal Decompression program that is unparalleled in technology and expert assessment that aims to eliminate the need for back or neck surgery.

  • Weight Loss One™

    Your complete solution to weight loss. Our totally comprehensive program is your ticket to finally shedding unwanted pounds in a healthy & effective way!

Why Choose Us?

Even More Surprises…

  • World-Class Service

    Our top priority is ensuring you’re experience is nothing short of excellent. Although we provide a variety of quality services, you’re satisfaction is our goal.

  • Members Only Events

    As a fun way to provide value to our loyal clients (even past clients), we provide exclusive events including monthly raffles, informative luncheons and workshops!

  • Custom To You

    Our services include through examination and assessment to determine a custom solution unique to you. What works for one client is necessary going to work for you.

  • Top Reviews

    Our premium service & un-matched quality programs speak for themselves! Go ahead – search us on Google or Facebook & see past client experiences! We know you’ll hear nothing but the best.

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