Jacob Schumer, PT, DPT Joins Advanced PT – Davison

Jacob Schumer, PT, DPT traveled the country for several years, working as a Physical Therapist. In 2020, Jacob came home to Michigan and began working at Advanced Physical Therapy Center. Jacob earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio Northern University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Michigan, Flint.

Jacob is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. He is a results-driven therapist who is passionate about “returning people to their prior form and then making them better than they were before their injury through biomechanical correction of everyday tasks.” One of Jacob’s favorite success stories involves a patient who had ruptured a disc in her spine carrying her child. Jacob was not only able to get her back to 100%, he taught her the proper way to carry her child so she would not hurt her back again.

While working with patients, Jacob believes in allowing them to direct their treatment while still providing them with appropriate options for their individual pathology. Jacob recalls a time when he was able to use vestibular rehabilitation techniques to help a woman eliminate the daily medication she had been taking for 3 years.

Jacob played football in high school and college and stays fit now by playing men’s league hockey. He is an avid Red Wings fan and says, “I can talk hockey all day.”

Jacob Schumer | (810)412-5100 | JSchumer@advpt.com

Rachel Selina, PT, DPT joins Advanced PT Waterford and Hartland

I love being able to help people not just get back to doing what they love, but also to become healthier, stronger people overall.

Rachel Selina, PT, DPT

Rachel Selina, PT, DPT is dedicated to pushing people to reach their full potential through hard work and enthusiasm. She loves exercise and fitness and decided to become a Physical Therapist knowing she wanted to help others stay moving and active. Rachel received her doctorate in Physical Therapy in August 2017 from the University of Michigan, Flint. She also graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Spanish from Cedarville University in Ohio.

Rachel joined the Advanced Physical Therapy Center team in 2020 after seeing patients at two other centers. During that time, Rachel became passionate about restoring motion, strength, and function in those with neck and back pain along with those who are facing running, CrossFit and climbing injuries. She has specialized training in several Manual Therapies, Blood Flow Restriction Training, Dry Needling and Running Analysis. Rachel says she truly enjoys “whenever I get to help someone get back to running who thought they wouldn’t be able to.” Rachel is also an expert in treating TMJ and headaches.

Rachel spends some of her time away from Advanced PT as a teaching assistant at the Institute of Clinical Excellence, a continuing education program for physical therapists. There, she passes along her knowledge and expertise of lumbar and cervical spine rehabilitation to students.

Fitness is Rachel’s main hobby, but she also loves traveling, cooking and salsa dancing. She lives in Highland with her husband, John and their dog, Yuri.

Rachel wants everyone to know, “Physical therapy can be hard. I like to push people to work hard and achieve their full potential, but all with a smile and encouragement.”

Rachel Selina | Hartland (810)632-8700 | Waterford (248)618-3050 | RSelina@advpt.com