Mike Ruppel’s physical therapy journey began when he was playing college baseball after having both ankles reconstructed following an injury. It was after his rehab experience where Mike was inspired to eventually pursue a career in the profession. Mike graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with his Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1995. He went on to receive his Master of Physical Therapy from Concordia University in 1999. In 2000, he earned his certificate from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In the following 18 years his continuing education primarily focused on manual skills, sports medicine, and orthopedics.
In 2009, Mike was able to travel to USC and receive his coaching certification as a pitching coach through the National Pitching Association (NPA) and the Rod Dedeaux Research Baseball Institute (RDRBI). He continues to use his expertise in implementing various conditioning and velocity programs in the Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Manitowoc area helping young players reach their full potential. Mike has an interest in the throwing athlete, prevention of injury, and refining proper mechanics.
Mike is looking forward to joining a strong team of therapists in the Grafton area to promote a healthy life style and high quality of living. Mike has a strong background in a variety of manual techniques which include muscle energy, Mulligan concept, and strain counter strain. His 18 years in the profession have allowed him to gain experience in treating all types of patients which include work injuries, MVA, joint replacement, repetitive stress, athletic injuries, and chronic pain.
Mike has many interests which include his family, baseball, general fitness and conditioning, volunteering at his church, and various martial arts.