Wellness & Performance Center
Hours of Operation:
Wellness & Performance
Wellness & Performance
Monday. 9 AM -7 PM
Tuseday 9 AM -7 PM
Wednesday 1 PM -7 PM
Thursday 9 AM -7 PM
Friday 7 AM -12 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Metro-Strength Performance Rehab 2021
1325 E 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Dr. Derrik Faunt PT, DPT, CDN
My name is Dr. Derrik Faunt, but most people just call me Derrik. I believe in proactive health care, meaning that everyone should have the opportunity to learn about their body and how to best take care of it in order to stay healthy, prevent injury and improve acute/chronic pain conditions. I recognize it is hard to take time to invest yourself when work and home life responsibilities are hectic and consuming - this is why I work with my clients to create a customized program that fits their lifestyle. I think we should have a “hygiene routine” for our musculoskeletal system, just like we do for our oral health - brush twice a day, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to our musculoskeletal health , our system does not promote or support preventative care. Insurance companies rarely cover preventative care, like soft-tissue work or progressive loading for our musculoskeletal system. The most important point I want to make is pain does not have to be a normal part of aging!
I was born and raised in Toledo, OH where I met my wife, Sarah. We both attended The University of Toledo where I received my BS in Exercise Science and my doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. My wife and I moved to the Detroit-Metro area about 6 years ago and have since fallen in love with the community! I practiced outpatient orthopedics for 2.5 years prior to opening Metro-Strength Performance Rehab in June 2021.
Through my years of experience, I have established my practice based on releasing the nervous system and improving tissue capacity to improve movement in a progressive manner to get people out of pain quickly. I use concepts from Neural Release Therapy (NRT), Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) and Functional Range Systems (FRS). I learned and honed these principles through my studies and practice as a physical therapist. By leveraging each of these methods, I am able to produce tremendous results for my clients. I am always looking for better techniques and technologies to bring to my practice, to better the experience and service I provide to my clients.
I am excited to bring our new Wellness & Performance Center to the Royal Oak community. I am grateful to have a space where I can continue to find ways to make self-care convenient and effective for our community .
We are also thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Red Light Therapy, through proprietary technology developed by Prism Light Pod, to the Detroit-Metro area. This award winning red light therapy system (similar system is used by the Detroit Lions),will allow us develop even better protocols for athletic and sports performance to get out clients out of pain quickly. This will also allow us to help manage symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune disorders, mitochondrial dysfunction and many other inflammatory diseases. In addition to improving function, there are also great healing properties for the skin, including wound healing and anti-aging technologies. When paired with my practice methods, The Prism Light Pod will support and expedite the natural healing process.
I am a fitness enthusiast myself and live by the opinion that movement is medicine and is the key to longevity. I have competed in strongman competitions and I regularly participate in CrossFit. My current fitness goal is to deadlift 500 lbs by the end of 2022. In my mind, if a healthcare provider does not exercise or experience what their clients go through on a daily basis, then they can not truly understand the injury. This is one of my strengths and is something that I am proud of. We all should be able to participate in any activity that we enjoy doing, pain free. I hope that I get to work with you and hear about your journey and welcome you into the MSPR family!
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Meet Hennessy, she is a Lab-Pit mix and our Director of Pawsitivity
Metro-Strength Performance Rehab was founded in June 2021 by Dr. Derrik Faunt PT, DPT, PPSC. This practice was created in order to provide elite level care that the Detroit-Metro community deserves. In order to provide the level of care, we had to think beyond insurance.
Metro-Strength Performance Rehab is not contracted with any insurance companies at this time, with co-pays and deductibles skyrocketing these days, our set fee-for-servicee model usually saves people a lot of money. Additionally, no suprise bills at any time. Payment is due at the time of each visit or in advance in a package format (ask for details). We do not bill through insurance, however, we would love to help you submit your visits with us through your insurance company. We can provide you with a detailed SuperBill at each visit that can easily be submitted to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. Check with your Out of Network Benefits (OON). We accept all major credit/debit cards, HSA/FSA funds and cash.
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