You can achieve strength, restore function of your body, and gain the training you need to prevent injury. Our holistic approach integrates state-of-the-art rehabilitation, education, and prevention to optimize your quality of life and reduce your risk of more expensive, debilitating or life-altering conditions.
3480 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
MON, TUES, WED | 8AM – 6PM
THURS | 8AM – 5PM
FRI | 8AM – 2PM
We can evaluate you, determine if you need physical therapy, and implement a treatment program…ALL without a referral! You have a choice in therapy. Choose the physical therapist you would like as a resource for life. We strive to help you get well and stay well.
At Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center, we specialize in targeting affected areas with the best scientific evidence and best practices to get you back in the game.
I was very worried about the rehab process after rotator cuff surgery. I have been MORE than pleased with the professional work that has happened at Muscle and Spine. My movement and strength have returned and I am almost done with my time at Muscle and Spine. I can highly recommend this facility to anyone!
My experience with Muscle and Spine began 19 years ago after a bad motorcycle accident where I damaged my spinal cord. The reason I chose M&S is because Bob Essex took the time to meet with myself and my family to talk about a rehabilitation plan to ensure I was comfortable with it and agreed we were all on the same page.
This place is amazing! They worked with my son after he broke his leg. They really worked with his needs and got him ready to play sports again.
Teri was excellent. She did a great job of nudging me so that I did my rehab and got me healthy in 6 weeks! No more plantar fasciitis ever is my hope. As much as I liked everyone in your office, I never want to come back LOL
Everyone is so professional and so nice! I feel like I got the help I needed, I am able to do more with my arm and I am able to move my arm much better.
Bob and Kelly have done an outstanding job with my foot. I have gone from a boot with a walker to a shoe and cane and now walking without assistance.
Very professional, knowledgeable and personable therapist and staff. My condition improved greatly and I will definitely recommend that anyone that needs physical therapy should seek help at the Muscle and Spine Rehabilitation Center.
The staff is super professional and very friendly. They are very good at helping you reach your therapy goals and helping you get range back after injuries.
Before physical therapy I had trouble walking, standing for long periods, and just general pain on my left side. All of that has greatly improved since completing therapy. I no longer have any pain.
After having hurt my back, following long car rides, with lots of golf sandwiched between, I was referred to the muscle and spine rehab center. Before my first visit, I was still in a lot of pain. The evaluation that Ben provided was spot on…i.e. he knew I overdid it golfing and that I probably didn’t stretch properly and/or enough before golfing (and driving). After Ben administered therapy he gave me some stretches and exercises to do at home (homework). I returned to see Ben 48 hours later feeling a whole lot better and with much-improved mobility and decreased pain.
Staff is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Ben did a outstanding job on my particular problem. I would recommend to anyone.
I chose Muscle and Spine for my physical therapy when my knee pain just wasn’t getting better. After pinpointing the mechanical problems causing my knee pain, Dr. Essex tailored an exercise program to address these issues. As an ASTYM- certified specialist, Dr. Essex added an extra healing boost to my program and my knee hasn’t bothered me since. Highly recommended.
Dr. Ben was easy to work with, very helpful and knowledgeable. Great office and equipment. Highly recommend!
The staff at Muscle & Spine were very professional, competent, and friendly. My treatment provided by Bob and Teri was successful. They always kept me informed. Additionally, the atmosphere was fun! I would give Muscle & Spine my highest recommendation.
Difficulty with sciatic and other hip issues. Pleasant, helpful people guiding me through a series of stretches and exercises have helped immensely.
I was a patient at Muscle & Spine because of bulging discs in my back. When I first started, I couldn’t sleep and had a hard time completing every day activities because I was in so much pain. After just a few visits, I started feeling so much better.
I have benefitted so well from the care and exercise plan Bob and Terry chose for me. I went in for a very sore wrist and shoulder and was sure I’d need surgery but they worked with me and strengthened my wrist and was so amazed at the improvement.
I had rotator cuff repair surgery and was very concerned with my ability to return to my active lifestyle. I was given a comprehensive home exercise program that I am still performing today. I am pleased to be back to 100% function and zero pain. I highly recommend Muscle and Spine Rehab.
Part of my job responsibility is to evaluate the clinical performance of healthcare workers. I can tell you that Bob is a consummate professional! He has great bedside manner, ensures your comfort, is very thorough, and is dedicated to finding solutions.
Muscle and Spine are the BEST! After two surgeries, Teri and Ben helped me get to 100% recovery. I highly recommend using them if you need any type of Physical Therapy!
The staff at Muscle & Spine was very knowledgeable, courteous, and hospitable. My surgeon was extremely happy with my post-op rehab progress they consistently kept me ahead of schedule.
I had a pinched nerve in my neck and it was the most intensive aching I have ever experienced. After attending their clinic for a few weeks, I can sleep again and twist my neck in both directions.
They treat you like family from the moment you walk in the door to your last day of treatment. I highly recommend this location for therapy.
The muscle and spine therapists are the best. They are very concerned with your recovery. If there are any questions about your condition they are always clear in their explanations. They are also very good to you, cheery and personable. They help you to achieve your personal goals to the best of your abilities. I have had therapy in several places throughout the years, but they are the best.
I feel I have gotten excellent therapy here at Muscle and Spine. I would certainly encourage others needing PT to check here first!
I highly recommend them if you need Pt in the Battle Creek area. They were the only ones that were able to fix my tendons. They are always very friendly and helpful. I will always come here when I need PT. I just love them!
Absolutely recommended! Teri and Ben were phenomenal. The environment was friendly and welcoming, and I instantly felt like I was a part of the family. My hand that had no function capability is now back to 100% all thanks to these wonderful people!
Battle Creek’s number one rehabilitation center. I have been a patient for several injuries over the years. The staff from Sherry and Ashley who take care of scheduling and the therapy staff are very professional. They care for each patient from the beginning to the end of treatment. My experience with Dr. Bob and Teri
Came in with sciatica. Received excellent care for 4 weeks. Very good care and can get back to normal life!
All staff are very professional and cheerful, eager to help. My family member learned a lot of alternate ways to do things and how to continue his work at home.
They certainly exceeded my expectations! You immediately feel their individualized attention towards getting you back to “normal”. They work 1:1 with you and adjust your care to meet your specific needs. I looked forward to my appointments as I knew I would have the help I needed while there and in a caring environment. They
I started with Muscle and Spine about 4 weeks ago and my knee feels a lot stronger. The instability is almost gone and the pain while standing had been reduced significantly.
This place and staff are OUTSTANDING!!!! They each show a genuine/personal care for each patient from day 1 with the initial evaluation throughout the PT rehabilitation. I have had the pleasure of being treated by Bob and Terri and they have provided nothing but EXCELLENT care. This PT staff/facility is by far the BEST that
Went in with bad heel pain and within a month was able to get back into sports an running at normal speed. The team they have worked great together to get me back to do what I love!
After having pain for almost 2 years and unsuccessful relief from a chiropractor I finally decided to go to Muscle and Spine. Dr. Ben Smith was able I figure out what was wrong and come up with a plan for rehab. After just a few visits I was able tell I had better mobility and
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MON 8AM – 6PM
TUES 7AM – 5PM
WED 8AM – 6PM
THURS 7AM – 6PM
FRI 7AM – 2PM
*Extended Hours Available Upon Request*
We are prepared and are continuing to take the appropriate measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, for the protection and safety of our patients and staff.
Cleanliness has always been a priority for us and we will continue with these measures and other recommended sanitizing procedures.
For the immediate future, we are requesting that patient’s and staff utilize face masks while in the clinic.
Additionally, we’ve taken extra steps for those who are compromised and need care by providing private treatment rooms by request.
We kindly ask anyone that is sick with a fever, cough, or has trouble breathing be cleared by their primary care physician before coming to Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center.