Joseph Millen PT, MTC, Owner
My name is Joe Millen. I’m the founder and owner of Impact Health.
I am a licensed physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical practice and also a certified manual therapist. I became interested in physical therapy (PT) when I was in high school. I suffered a knee injury that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation at a sports medicine clinic. I also volunteered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, working with children and adults suffering from muscular disease. I wanted to make a difference. So, I went to college and was fortunate to get into a very good physical therapy program at Oakland University.
Physical therapy (PT) is my passion, second only to my wife and family. I have made it my guiding principle to deliver the care that I would expect as an expert in the field. Over time, this has become more and more difficult, not because my principles have changed but because healthcare has changed. We have had to figure out who our client is – you, the patient/client, the third-party payer, the doctor referring you, or all of the above. As an industry, we became more focused on who paid and referred than on who we were treating. That has never worked for me.
I believe that we need to be responsible to each other. You, as my client, are my focus; not your insurance company, not your referring doctor. I will communicate with them on your behalf, which is my professional responsibility. My approach with clients has developed over time. I realized I am much more successful when I approached every client assessment looking at the total body rather than any one pain or ailment. I now call this approach “Total Body Health and Wellness.”
My mission is to help every client achieve one or more of the following goals:
- Regain Health: A client may have been injured, suffered an illness or simply allowed themselves to fall away from optimal health.
- Gain Long-term Wellness: Many times, a client’s lifestyles makes it difficult to maintain a healthful state. We can work with clients on a long-term basis, using nutrition, exercise, yoga, massage and other techniques to allow them to enjoy a sustained state of wellness.
- Achieve Peak Performance: Athletes at the highest levels have coaches and trainers. Those professionals make sure the athlete is training his/her body to function at its highest level. They also make sure the athlete is using the best techniques of the sport to get the best outcome. We can do some of those things for you. You may not ever win a major tournament, but we can help you be the best you there is.
The Total Body Health team consists of experienced clinicians, physical therapists, personal trainers, plus trained massage therapists and instructors in yoga. My job is to make sure you see the right therapist at the right time in a way that provides you the best outcome.
Responsibility for your health is yours. You are the CEO of your life and your health. We are here to guide you and advise you. Your health is not based on performance, but your performance is based on your health.
We strive for your total body health and wellness. We make you part of your health process because you are the only one whose life depends on it.