​​​About Us​​

Amazing team, Exceptional service
Rehabilitation clinic located at Copper Ridge in Traverse City, Michigan
​Our goal is to facilitate improvement that is patient-specific and personally relevant to return to prior level of functioning.  The success of our clients will always be our top priority.  Our rehabilitation process is consistent with a growing body of research that validates the effectiveness of therapy within the optimal environment.  We thank you for letting us help you get back to a more functional way of life.
Allison Schajter
Allison N. Schajter MOTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Driving Instructor who works together with clients in the community to regain the skills they need to do the things that they love.  Allison believes that the best client goals help them achieve their highest level of function in the skills that are important to them and their families.  Allison has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences from Wayne State University, and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University.  She is also a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy.
Chelsea Schmalzried
Chelsea Schmalzried, PT, DPT is a graduate of Central Michigan
University, with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She also graduated from Central Michigan University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Chelsea strives to help patients reach goals
specific for their lives and functional needs. Her experience ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics, along with athletes, in a variety of settings. 
Doug Albright
Doug Albright CDRS is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist accredited through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.  He also specializes in functional capacity evaluations (FCEs), to help find the strengths and limitations of a person in regards to their ability to return to work.  Doug provides on-road driver assessments and training in our specialized vehicle dedication to driver rehabilitation.  Treatment is provided in the home and community throughout Michigan, wherever it is most helpful.

One client's experience:

"Dear Function Rehabiltation,
      Thank you so much for the professional, friendly, and very helpful services that you provided to enable me to regain the ability to drive.  You determined what equipment I needed and then installed them in your car.  I was given several hours of practice to become familiar with using the hand controls for gas and brake.  Allison was very calm, patient, and encouraging.  She gave instructions when needed and praise when I earned it.
      Thank you again for being an excellent rehab facility here in Traverse City.  Please feel free to give my name to others if they want to talk with me about my experiences with you.  I certainly will highly recommend your facility.

Sincerely,
Doreen U."
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