Jonathan Taljonick, PT, DPT Joins the Advanced PT Team

Jonathan Taljonick joined Advanced Physical Therapy Center in October of 2019. He studied Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, Flint receiving his undergraduate degree in 2016. He continued his education, receiving his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in August 2019, also from U of M, Flint.

Jonathan is from the Flint area and began his career helping people, as a massage therapist. He wanted to expand his expertise and decided to become a physical therapist. He says he enjoys the one-on-one experience of being a PT and loves meeting new people. He considers himself a hands-on therapist and most recently became trained in Blood Flow Restriction Training. He hopes this knowledge will connect him with patients who may have been injured playing sports. Jonathan, an athlete himself, wrestled, bowled, and played football and basketball in high school.

Jonathan believes in building a relationship with each patient. He acknowledges the importance of trust and understanding and approaches each case focusing on the individual so they can get results and get back to life. As an example, Jonathan tells a story about one of his patients, who’s physical therapy journey resulted in him becoming more mobile, which allowed him to rely less on his wife.

Jonathan loves to spend time with his family and is engaged to be married. He enjoys cooking and stays fit by hitting the gym and playing basketball and bowling.

Jonathan Taljonick | (810)695-8700 | JTaljonick@advpt.com

Alejandro Sheppard, PT, DPT Joins the Advanced PT Team

He saw the positive results! Watching his father find success with physical therapy, Alejandro Sheppard, DPT decided he wanted to help others become pain free too. That quest began at the University of Michigan, Flint. Alejandro received his bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Health Sciences followed by his doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2019. He joined Advanced Physical Therapy Center, a short time later.

While getting his degree, Alejandro participated in a program called PT Heart. It provides free physical therapy services to people in Flint and allowed Alejandro to gain valuable experience. He discovered he enjoys learning about his patients and developing relationships with them. He learned he likes to create individual plans and tailor his physical therapy treatments to each person.

Alejandro specializes in treating issues of the neck and spine, and those with chronic pain. He also enjoys working with the older population. An athlete in high school, Alejandro played football, basketball and golf and loves the challenge of helping injured athletes get back in the game, pain free.

In his free time, Alejandro enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going to the movies and traveling.

Alejandro Sheppard | (810)687-8700 | ASheppard@advpt.com