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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

Is your pain controlling the way you live your life? Is it keeping you from picking up and playing with your kids or grandkids, exercising, getting your work done, or getting a good night’s sleep?  

Here at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy we specialize in helping people like you get back to living a life you deserve, without the fear of pain holding you back. A life free from pain medication and injections, and where you don’t have to consider getting surgery.

Our holistic approach involves treating each patient uniquely. We will look beyond your injury or condition that prompted you to seek help, to an overall wellness perspective to further improve your life.

Whether you are an athlete that wants to get back to your sporting life, or you are someone that wants to get back to your normal daily activities, we are dedicated to making a healthful difference in your 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. The more we know, the better we can help you get relief, get a plan, and get back to the things you love. 

Want Help Deciding if Physical Therapy is Right For You?

*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

Research-based Physical Therapy in Freeland

We are a new outpatient physical therapy 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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