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Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center

Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center is located in Battle Creek, MI, with 15 dedicated staff members. Our office is situated at 2545 Capital Ave SW STE 140 SW, making it commonly frequented spot for physical therapy Battle Creek, MI pain relief.

We have a highly experienced team of physical therapists who offer specialized treatment services for any pain, injury, or discomfort you may be feeling. Our patients have found high levels of success in our treatment services, due to our implementation of advanced technology and methods.

We use sophisticated diagnostic methods, such as movement investigation and gait analysis, to help determine which services you will benefit from most. At Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center, our thorough evaluations lead to successful treatment plans for your pain relief, healing, and future injury prevention needs.

Our Mission:

At the end of the day, our team is here to provide support to YOU – the patient. Our success is dependent upon your success, and we strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can comfortably heal.

At Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center, we have one mission: helping our patients reach their highest physical potential. Our treatment plans are aimed toward the achievement of each patient’s goals, taking into account their symptoms, medical history, and any health restrictions they may have. We look forward to watching each and every one of our patients achieve their goals. With our care and commitment, we know that is possible for anyone who walks through our doors.

If you are in the Battle Creek, MI area, or any of the surrounding areas, and you are looking for relief, look no further. Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center is here to help as one of the most favored Battle Creek, MI physical therapy practices. Call our office at (269) 979-3000 to schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today! We will be happy to meet with you and create a plan for your journey toward health, healing, and pain relief.


2545 Capital Ave SW STE 140
Battle Creek MI 49015
F: (269) 979-9770

Business Hours

FRI 7AM – 12PM

*Extended Hours Available Upon Request*


    We use our hands to relieve pain, decrease restriction, mobilize joints, reduce swelling, and increase your range of motion.

  • GOLF

    We are TPI, Titleist Performance Institute Certified. Let us help you recover and improve your golf performance.

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    Body weight support therapy is an effective solution for patients who need to improve balance and posture.

Physical Therapists - Battle Creek

Meet The Team

Our Battle Creek, MI physical therapists are compassionate, caring, and ambitious toward helping our patients reach their highest level of performance with the least possible amount of discomfort. Our dedicated team consists of leading experts in the physical therapy Battle Creek, MI area, any of whom would be happy to work with you on whatever you may be struggling with. They will work hard, not only to get to the root of your problems and provide quality treatment for the pain you are currently experiencing, but they will also use their abilities to provide you with injury prevention services for the future.

TMJ Masseter

We Specialize in Relieving the Pain of Battle Creek, MI!

Physical therapy can be highly effective to relieve pain by providing a type of treatment you may need when your pain makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Our treatments help you move better and may relieve your pain. They also help improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of Muscle & Spine Rehabilitation Center is to make your daily tasks and activities easier. For example, we may help you with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. In addition, physical therapy often provides the best treatment for a variety of different pains, not only providing relief, but also teaching you techniques to prevent re-injury and avoid pain in the future.

What Battle Creek Thinks About Physical Therapy Services

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. The facility is always clean and neat. The staff is friendly and professional. The appointment times a very flexible and the staff is very accommodating when unexpected changes happen! 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!

Carrie P.

My experience with Muscle and Spine began 19 years ago after a bad motorcycle accident where I damaged my spinal cord. There are so many choices for rehabilitation and I checked out 3 of them. 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. I wanted the most aggressive therapy they could provide we would adapt and change the plan as we progressed. Respectful, friendly, laughter, good listeners, and “family” is how I describe them to people who ask. I also had the misfortune to break a leg 9 years ago and you guessed it; I was right back at it on the mat tables with Bob and Teri at Muscle and Spin

Brad M.

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.

Carrie W.

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

Corrin B.

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 and caring

Donna B.

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.

Florence M.

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. The staff here is wonderful! They have kept me coming back four different times for different reasons, and I have not been disappointed.

Geneva B.

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. I have been to other therapy places and I will not go anywhere else besides muscle and spine. I am beyond satisfied.

Gertrude S.

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.

Hayley M.

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. I would definitely recommend Muscle & Spine to anyone who needs physical therapy, they’re great!

Haley V.

I was a patient at Muscle & Spine a few years ago 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. They provided me with all the stretches and exercises I needed to make my back feel better, and everyone was always so friendly and helpful. I actually looked forward to my PT appointments. To this day, they are still there for me when I need it (shoutout to Teri!!!) I wouldn’t have wanted to do my PT anywhere else!

Kendall L.

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.

Kathy M.

Staff is very knowledgeable and pleasant. Ben did a outstanding job on my particular problem. I would recommend to anyone.

Kai L.

Terry and Bob are excellent and genuinely professional! I am definitely giving the entire staff there a thumbs up. From the time I walk in there, till the time I depart I’m put completely at ease. 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 have referred them to anybody I know that needs quality when it comes to pain management. They will make you smile and feel good again!!!

Laura S.

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.

Mary Jane C.

Muscle and Spine are the BEST! After two surgeries, Teri and Ben helped me get to 100% recovery. They met all my needs with appointment times and days. I highly recommend using them if you need any type of Physical Therapy!

Martha G.

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 a great bedside manner, ensures your comfort, is very thorough, and is dedicated to finding solutions. In just 6 visits, Bob corrected my functional leg length discrepancy & I was able to remove the lift that I’d had in my shoe for over a year. He was also able to reverse a 3-week long headache & restore full range of motion in my neck! Every friend & colleague I’ve spoken to about MSRC has been very happy with their results & experience there.

Macie V.

The staff at Muscle & Spine was very knowledgeable, courteous, and hospitable. My surgeon was extremely happy with my post-op rehab progress as they consistently kept me ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend Muscle & Spine to anyone who needs physical rehab or therapy.

Travis M.

I had rotator cuff repair surgery and was very concerned with my ability to return to my active lifestyle. I was able to schedule my appointments and complete the therapy prescribed by my surgeon. 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.

Michael S.

Dr. Ben was easy to work with, very helpful and knowledgeable. Great office and equipment. Highly recommend!

Jen V.

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 but I was encouraged by my PT wife that I was making a good decision as she had heard great things about the center staff. On my first visit I was kindly greeted by reception staff and my PT Ben. 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. Over the course of my next six visits, with additional back and core strengthening stretches and exercises administered at the center and added to my home routine, I was soon back to golfing on a regular basis. In all honesty, my core is stronger than it has been in a long time and I have better flexibility and mobility. Moreover, I’m sincerely motivated to keep it up because “I haven’t got time for the pain! Naturally, I should have listen to my knowledgeable and goodly wife who all along said, “you need to be stretching,” but I can honestly say that I am so glad I went to the Muscle and Spine Rehabilitation Center. Ben is a great guy and a terrific PT.

Greg R.

Difficulty with sciatic and other hip issues. Pleasant, helpful people guiding me through a series of stretches and exercises have helped immensely.

Lorena D.

Just want to thank Muscle & Spine Clinic for all the pain relief I have received since attending their office. 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. I’m so glad my husband and I found them.

Marti H.

I feel I have gotten excellent therapy here at Muscle and Spine. I would certainly encourage others needing PT to check here first!

Sarah M.

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. You will always be greeted with a smile and you will miss them when your therapy is complete. I highly recommend Muscle and Spine.

Robin S.

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