Petoskey West clinic is conveniently located on the lower level of the Bay Street Orthopedic building at 4048 Cedar Bluff Drive, for easy access from Charlevoix, Boyne City, Walloon Lake and Petoskey.
Hour Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm
We offer a Free Consultation with a licensed physical therapist to see if physical therapy can help you,
your family or friends…our goal is to make your life easier by alleviating your pain. We do this as a free
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We will follow up with a confirmation of your appointment.
Chuck Smith, PT and Owner Board Certified in SCS
Chuck has practiced physical therapy since 1973, graduating from the University of Iowa. He is the Administrator and a co-owner of the Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Centers. In addition to licensure as a Physical Therapist, he has been certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in one of its clinical specialty areas as a Sports Certified Specialist. He continues to treat patients in the clinic as well as providing oversight and guidance for the operation of our six locations. Sons Joel and Jeff have followed in their father's footsteps and are both Physical Therapists as well being co-owners of the Sports Medicine Centers. Joel is Clinic Manager at our clinic in Charlevoix and Jeff at the Petoskey West location off Lake Grove Road. Like so many others in northern Michigan, Chuck enjoys the surroundings by sailing, kayaking, skiing and hiking.
Jeff Smith, PT, OCS, CSCS
Jeff Smith, PT, is a physical therapist who holds his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from St. Ambrose University in 2000, and is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Areas of clinical expertise: Gait Analysis; Foot and Ankle Biomechanics and Orthotic Fabrication and Application. Other areas of clinic interest: Pain Neuroscience Education in the Management of Chronic Pain; Total Knee Replacement Rehabilitation, Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation; Low Back Pain Rehabilitation and Sports Rehabilitation. Jeff lives in Petoskey, MI with his wife and two sons. He holds a 'D' level license through USSF and is a travel soccer coach for the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association (U14 boys). Jeff is also a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer at CrossFit Petoskey. Jeff enjoys kayaking, hiking, and fishing in his spare time.
Sandy Sparrow, PT, CSCS, CAPP-OB
Sandy earned a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 1992. She completed her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2002 while working in Ann Arbor. She relocated to Northern Michigan in 2005 and began working for Sports Med at that time. Sandy has a special interest in women’s health in the prenatal and postpartum period and obtained her Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy in Postpartum through the APTA in 2013. In addition to treating women’s health, Sandy provides rehabilitation for orthopedic, post-surgical and sports-related diagnoses. She also serves as the company’s Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education for PT and PTA students.
Patty Schmoldt, Athletic Trainer, PT Assistant, CSCS
Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Patty earned her Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Degree from Central Michigan University in 1993 and her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Kent State University in 2013. She began her career as an Athletic Trainer in South East Michigan before joining the Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Team in 2001. Patty worked as the Athletic Trainer for Petoskey High School for several years, while also, providing clinical physical therapy services, before transitioning to her current full-time clinical position. Patty provides rehabilitation services for all ages, with expertise in sports-related injury rehabilitation, as well as, post-surgical conditions of the ankle, knee, and shoulder. Patty is also our Athletic Training Coordinator supervising athletic trainers at three area high schools.
Carly Tahtinen, Physical Therapist Assistant
Carly joined the Sports Med family immediately after earning her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Finlandia University, in Hancock, MI in July of 2017. She also holds a Bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University in Psychology and Sociology. Carly’s bright smile and caring demeanor is her signature to great patient care. Carly is a native of Petoskey and enjoys skiing, biking, golfing, and gardening.
Nicole Daily, CMT, Physical Therapy Aide
Nicole is a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan. She graduated from Harbor Spring High School and started working for Sports Medicine Center in 2001. Nicole is a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in medical-massage. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all that Northern Michigan has to offer.
Rachael Liberty Antalis, Physical Therapy Aide
Rachael is originally from Fort Wayne, IN and always had the dream of living in northern Michigan. In 2016, she took advantage of the opportunity and packed her bags for up north. A few years later, her parents followed her to Petoskey.
Her talents of customer service and patient care are top notch. She has years of delivering a great customer journey experience and brings a bright smile to the clinic.
Rachael is a big cat lover and has five fur babies at home. She entertains us all with her cat stories. During her free time, she enjoy playing golf and working out at Crossfit Petoskey.
Micheline Wynkoop, Office Manager
Micheline joined our team in March of 2002 with more than two decades of experience as an Office Manager in both the manufacturing and banking industries. Currently she has logged over 30 years of expertise in Billing, Accounting, and Human Resources as she continues to develop and oversee our systems in these departments. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. Born in Toronto, Canada and raised on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, she was very proud to become a citizen of the United States in 1993. Micheline enjoys hiking, painting, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Molly Hausler, Billing Manager
Molly is a native of Boyne City and graduated from Boyne City High School in 2006. She attended North Central Michigan College where she received her Associate of Arts degree in 2008 and continued her education at Grand Valley State University to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in April 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Leah Kievit, Assistant Billing Manager
Leah is a relatively new transplant to the Petoskey, MI area, moving here in the summer of 2017. She is, however, a native Michigander growing up in Grand Rapids before spending time living in both Chicago, IL and Wilmington, DE. She has filled various support roles here at NMSMC before finding her home in the billing office. When not behind her desk, Leah enjoys riding her bike, spending time with friends, and crafting.
Connie Smith, Front Office Manager
Connie is a native of Stamford, Connecticut and is a graduate of Stamford Catholic High School and the Berkeley Secretarial School in White Plains, New York. Connie's two children are both graduates of Petoskey High School. Christopher is a graduate of Michigan Tech University and is now working for a Internet security company as a senior engineer analyst. Michelle is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and is working in Petoskey at 4 Winds Credit Union. Connie and her husband, Bob, live in Petoskey.
Margaret Bowers, Marketing Director
Margaret joined the Sports Medicine Center team in November 1999. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing, from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Margaret heads the marketing responsibilities for Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Centers. She enjoys community volunteering and is an National Ski Patroller at Nubs Nob Ski Resort. Margaret and her husband, Peter, and their son, John, moved to Petoskey to enjoy the great outdoors of northern Michigan.