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.






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)

Deanna Kane

About Me:
I am a receptionist at Borja Physical Therapy and Weight Loss Clinic. I have over 8 years experience as a receptionist and over 10 years experience in Customer Service. I hold an Associates in General Studies from Macomb Community College.

I have been married for over 26 years and we have 2 grown children. I love spending time with my family and our 2 dogs.

Random facts about me:

I am a huge Detroit Tigers fan. I love baseball and enjoy going to watch the games at Comerica Park. Also, I enjoy reading and love a good mystery. I like going for walks and bike rides especially during the Summer and Fall months.

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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Dr Alex and his crew are awesome! They are professional and super friendly...from the front desk to therapists, to the person assisting. They listen to you, put you at ease, focus on your care and how you feel during the entire process. It just feels so personalized....you are definitely not a number at Borja Physical Therapy!read more
Samantha Maziasz
Samantha Maziasz
22:54 03 Jul 18
i made a visit to borjapt physical therapy today to make evaluation to my case they receipt me with high welcome and good relation and wide smile and i am happy to continue with them to treat my self from sciatica thanks to all staffread more
Fathi Barakat
Fathi Barakat
02:11 19 Jun 18
Over the past few weeks I am facing back pain issue and it causes numbness. I heard about Dr. Borja from my colleague. Dr. Borja's methods/exercise are awesome. After following his guldens my pain is reduced and feeling great! Thanks Dr. Borja its a bittersweet experience back to normal life!read more
Orabits Mgmt
Orabits Mgmt
04:21 12 Jun 18
Over the past few years when a Dr. recommended PT, Dr. Borja was the one I always went to. Currently a patient, great staff all around and Dr. Borja is the best among many I have dealt with.
Glenn Sawinski
Glenn Sawinski
17:10 05 Jun 18
My husband had been a patient of Alex Borja's in the past so I got to know both Dr. Alex and the lovely Jamie in the early days of their clinic. He'd had shoulder surgery and I took him to his PT appointments afterwards. Now it's my turn and there was no doubt in my mind that I would return to the clinic. I know they are much busier now and was very happy to see that their service remains the same... Personal, friendly and professional. I have yet to get to know the newer members of the team but look forward to doing so. I have every confidence that my arm will be good as new in time to hold my new grandson at the end of June.read more
Niece Hartley
Niece Hartley
21:16 08 May 18
I've been suffering from a bulging disc and daily pain in my neck for 2 years. Today was my free consultation, and I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Borja's explanation on how he would approach my care. He was very open about being unable to get me back to 100%, but he was confident that he could restore my range of motion and strength to at least 50% or better. Receiving such honesty from a medical professional is very refreshing, so much so, that I decided to attend the clinic for physical therapy!read more
Bonnie Gean
Bonnie Gean
20:27 16 Apr 18
Attended my Evaluation meeting this week and decided Borja Physical Therapy & Weight Loss Clinic sounded like the right place for my therapy. I had my first session and feel confident that I made the right decision. Dr. Alex Borja was very informative, and had a gentle yet firm approach when working with me on stretches/exercises. I will provide an update as the weeks progress!read more
Sandy Cook
Sandy Cook
12:41 31 Mar 18
I have tried everything to get rid of this sciatica pain but it was only getting worse. I'm on my 3rd session with Becky at Borja's PT and I have already been feeling less pain , much needed relief, and it gives me great hope. Thank you Becky & Dr. Borja !!!!!Martha Paz.read more
01:30 18 Mar 18
Alex Borja is very easy to talk to and a genuine person in general. He is also very good at what he does. That combination is why I easily give him 5 stars. He helped me overcome a sports injury and get me back to 100% in what felt like no time at all.read more
Joe Reinhardt
Joe Reinhardt
19:03 13 Mar 18
Great and friendly staff with a clean environment. Have been coming in for about a month for my shoulder pain and getting results although shoulder pain can be a long process but Alex at Borja has been helping me manage my pain. Looking forward to getting my shoulders back to normal and back to day to day activities. Thanks Alex.read more
Vans Rsha
Vans Rsha
00:14 22 Feb 18
Awesome staff and treatment. Very attentive to your needs and they actually pay attention to what you're doing so you do the exercises correctly.
Trevor Scarbrough
Trevor Scarbrough
02:11 28 Jan 18
I went to Dr Borja because of shoulder pain. Dr Borja explained all of the things he did during my assessment and then described my treatment plan. I appreciate the time he spent explaining everything to me. I recommend Borja PT clinic to everyone that needs physical therapy. I have had other therapists that were not as thorough or as helpful. In fact, I am a nurse practitioner and I send my patients here too.read more
Nichole Patrick
Nichole Patrick
15:12 07 Jan 18
I went into the clinic yesterday December 6th for a consultation. I must say I was very impressed as soon as I walked in the door. It's a very neat and clean environment and there people are very friendly. The therapist was very informative not pushy understanding my financial situation. He gave me a folder with everything he suggested for me and my problems. I'm hoping my insurance will cover this as I think this is a perfect place to get the relief that I need for my health issues. Thank you so much and I hope I will see you again soon. God blessread more
Diane McMichael
Diane McMichael
12:02 07 Dec 17
Dr. Borja was very patient with me, I am looking forward to work with him real soon. Even though this was an evaluation, I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. I will definitely recommend Borja Physical Therapyread more
Rene Charles
Rene Charles
20:07 28 Nov 17
Today will be my second day going to Borja Pt. I recently had both my knees totally replaced, and Dr. Borja seemed very confident, that I can get my full function back. Office is very clean, nice, employees are very professional and very helpful. I look forward to getting back to 100 %read more
Kyle May
Kyle May
14:33 02 Oct 17
I was surfing Facebook an came across Dr Borja video and decided to sign up for his seminar. Well he called me and I cam in for an appointment an I was very impressed with the facility and most of all his knowledge and his ability to explain everything and most of understand. His staff is all so friendly as well. I look forward to be working to be coming pain free!read more
14:55 26 Sep 17
I attended a free consultation with Dr. Borja. He provided me with some great tips. I have minor back pain and an inflammation in my elbows and and sore collar or upper back pain. He showed me exercises that can help me with my pain. Because at this time I don't have health insurance, he was responsive to my needs regardless. Hopefully, my health insurance will kick in soon so that I can continue seeing him. He's a great doctor and very responsive to your needs.read more
21:55 22 Sep 17
I have only been in for a consultation. I was very impressed and hopeful. I start today. I have been to many clinics in the past. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Darleen Davidson
Darleen Davidson
15:46 20 Sep 17
After completing 5 weeks of physical therapy for a back injury combined with a slight case of scoliosis, I can say that I am very thrilled with my experience at Borja Physical Therapy. I have had physical therapy before for a different issue and nothing can compare to the knowledge and warmth that Borja's staff provides. Although I have to continue exercises on my own to continue my progress, I feel fully capable to perform these exercises on a daily basis and am already seeing a difference in my pain level. I would recommend Borja Physical Therapy; especially for back related conditions.read more
Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown
18:03 14 Sep 17
I had a complete knee replacement on July 27. I have only had about four times but I have already seen a great relief of my pain. The pain has gone from a 7 to a 2. I am able to get better sleep and I now can walk without help. The staff is professional and the office is clean and quiet.read more
Mary Lou Scoggins
Mary Lou Scoggins
13:43 08 Sep 17
I took my wife Judy Foon to see Dr. Alex Borja for an evaluation for her symptoms which include lower back pain caused by 3 herniated discs in her lumbar spine region which also causes sciatic pain from her left hip all the way down to her left knee. His methods were incredible. He did things to loosen up her muscles that I have never seen ever in my life, and he informed us that in physical therapy that before she might use any of the therapeutic machines, that she would have to do her exercises not just at the office but at home. I was led to Borja Physical Therapy from a post here on Facebook too. I read a comment from one of his patients, an older gentlemen, that had the same symptoms my wife was having. Before he went to Borja Physical Therapy, he had injections in his back, back surgery, and nothing helped. After going to Borja Physical Therapy, it was a miracle from God. He is now able to manage his pain and it's almost gone. I would recommend anyone reading this to make an appointment as soon as possible so you can be on your way to Therapy Solutions, not just Physical Problems.read more
Robert Foon
Robert Foon
21:32 28 Aug 17
Alex was very interested in my situation and sounded on the phone sincere and seemed like he cared. I have seen him a few times and so far it is true. The staff is friendly and Alex gives me faith that I have hope to be moving around normally again which is what I need but he is also practical in the sense of no guarantees but hopeful.read more
Savanna Banana
Savanna Banana
10:35 12 Aug 17
I began therapy for degenerative lumbar discs and a painful hip. The PT session was very thorough and informative. After completing several exercises I already felt a difference in the way I walked, with much less pain. Dr. Borja displays professionalism and sincere compassion. Looking forward to completing my therapy and feeling very hopeful!read more
Joan Kostera
Joan Kostera
02:54 05 Aug 17
The free seminar was super informative in educating me on the SOURCE of my back pain (which in my case is sciatica) and how it can be treated with physical therapy. After just one visit with Dr. Borja, the incredible staff of professionals prescribed me a physical therapy routine to address my sciatica and has dramatically reduced the pain to almost nothing in just one week! I would highly recommend Dr. Borja and his staff.read more
Steven Preciado
Steven Preciado
21:39 13 Jul 17
Dr. Alex did a fantastic job of diagnosing the source of my issue and working all aspects of the problem right from the source of the weakness. Becky (the PTA) was also great in progressing me slowly when needed and pushing me when I was able. I would highly recommend Dr. Alex and or Becky to anyone I know! Never going anywhere else for physical therapy in the future.read more
Christopher Righi
Christopher Righi
23:31 31 May 17
Dr. Borja is detailed oriented and focused on patient. Very comfortable environment and friendly staff. Good location and hours!
Magda Hernandez
Magda Hernandez
20:55 15 May 17
Excellent! My hip and sciatica pain were markedly reduced only after 30 minutes. I have had many PT experiences on various parts of my body, and I have never felt the relief of pain like I have experienced with Dr. Borja. I am very excited about further reduction of pain in my back and hip. I also look forward to using the exercise equipment at least 3 times per week to continue strengthening my muscles. Thank you Dr. Borja! Great Job!read more
Kathleen MacFarland
Kathleen MacFarland
23:34 05 May 17

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