Swartz Creek Center Director
Rick Bastarache graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, 1995.
He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Rick has spent his clinical career treating patients with orthopedic injury and impairment. Rick believes strongly in the ‘hands on” approach to physical therapy and has developed special skills in soft tissue mobilization and joint manipulation as well as focused, functional exercise techniques.
Whether it be lower back or neck pain; joint replacement/post operative conditions; muscle strain or musculoskeletal injury Rick has a technique to treat it. He is experienced in treating men and women from teens to the elderly. Also, having spent his early career working with veterans who had lost their limbs Rick has extensive experience helping amputees walk again.
In his spare time Rick enjoys weight training, running and biking and has finished several half-Ironman (70.3) Triathlons.