Our Howell center opened its doors April, 2012. The center has been steadily growing alongside the historic and tight knit community. Services at this center include a certified hand therapist in addition to strong clinical specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine. We are proud founders and providers of Cleary University’s sports medicine program for their athletic department.
Howell Center Director
Nicole Hakala, PT, DPT, OCS, has been the center director since its doors opened. Nicole has a passion for treating athletic injuries and complex orthopedic surgical cases. She is also an expert in treating orthopedic spinal pathologies, helping patients conservatively treat their symptoms and avoid unnecessary surgical procedures. Nicole is a board-certified orthopedic specialist and recently completed her fellowship in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute. Nicole is now currently working toward her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment.
Nicole’s education: B.S. from University of Michigan, DPT from Boston University.