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"We Help People Become More Active, Mobile
And Healthy
... Without Having To Rely On Pain
Medication, Injections Or Surgery”

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Putting the Science of Movement to Work For You

Our holistic approach involves treating each patient uniquely, looking beyond the injury or condition that prompted them to seek help, to an overall wellness perspective to further improve their life.

Our physical therapist owned and operated clinic is distinguished by its in-depth patient care that starts the minute you step into our cheerful and welcoming clinic.

From designing return to work programs to helping athletes get back to their sporting life, to helping people with their normal daily activities, we are dedicated to making a healthful difference in your life.

Providing physical therapy services to residents of Freeland and the surrounding tri-city area of Saginaw, Midland and Bay City, Michigan, Functional Advantage also provides medical fitness. That is physical therapy for non-typical patients who may not be having pain but who may have functional limitations due to pulmonary, cardiac, diabetic or weight-related issues.

Functional Advantage offers physical therapy services in general orthopedics, back and neck pain, pre and post surgery, sports, motor vehicle injuries, work injuries, balance issues, fall assessments, gait assessments, foot, ankle, knee, hip and shoulder injuries and repetitive strain injuries, among others.

Our company has a strong passion for health and wellness. We are pleased that we can give hope and guidance to those needing direction and help them restore their function to live a better life.

Functional Advantage physical therapy services in Freeland, Michigan is focused on a research-based treatment approach to help you move pain-free through life.

You may have numerous questions about the cost and availability of physical therapy before you commit to our program. Please feel free to click the button below, fill-out a short form, and we can answer any of your questions.

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*Note: there is no treatment given at one of our discovery visits sessions. It’s for you to ask us more questions and for us to confirm whether or not we think we can help you.

About The Functional Advantage Clinic

Functional Advantage PT Clinic
The Physical Therapy Team

Research-based Physical Therapy in Freeland

We are a new company providing research-based treatment to help clients relieve their pain and overcome their functional limitations.

Situated at 5866 Midland Road, (M-47) Freeland, Michigan, we provide physical therapy services and health/wellness coaching to residents of Freeland and the tri-city area of Saginaw, Midland and Bay City.

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About Neil Sauer

DPT, owner and operator

Physical Therapist, Certified Health Coach and company owner Neil Sauer graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science. During that time he played four years of collegiate soccer.

Neil earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2006.

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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Functional Advantage


Deb B.

In Her 50’s Freeland, MI

Dizziness... I'd had it for a long time. Sometimes I'd make sure somebody was behind me so that I could grab onto them. I would notice that when I turned over in bed a certain way the room would be spinning and it was really bad when I would sit up from a laying down position. Now the dizziness is gone and you know, it's actually made my life so much better. So much better.


Paul B.

In His 40’s Freeland, MI

I spend a lot of time at the desk and I started having some trouble with hip pain, sciatica down the side of the leg, into the lower back, trouble sitting for long periods of time. The pain had been happening for probably upwards of 10 years. Ultimately what led me in here was I was having trouble playing golf. I'm definitely on a good path now and I know there's no reason to have to live with pain.


Diane L.

In Her 70’s Saginaw, MI

I lost my confidence in walking and going places and didn't feel like I had quality of life. There was a lot of fear of falling, which would create more injuries. I thought I had to go to the doctor, get a referral and go through all their testing. I came here just to explore it and see your balance program and then you guys did all the work for me. Now I can do everything I want to do.

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