Clint Verran, PT


Clint grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He attended Lake Orion High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He found his passion for running and won the state individual XC championship in 1992.
He represented Eastern Michigan University in varsity cross country and track, winning the Mid-American Conference Cross Country title in 1995. In 1998 he won the “Most Outstanding Performance” at the MAC track championships. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in Sports Medicine in 1998.
Running professionally for the Hansons-Brooks Project, Clint qualified for 4 US Olympic trials. He finished 17th at the IAAF World Championships, 10th at the Boston Marathon, and 5th at the USA Olympic Marathon Trials.
Clint graduated from Wayne State University’s Physical Therapy program in 2001. In 2004, he founded Clint Verran Sports Medicine. CVSM has successfully treated over 5,000 injured runners since 2004. Click here for Clint’s complete credentials.
Our motto today is the same as it has always been, “Your Running is Important to Us!” Clint and his staff are industry leaders in sports medicine. We take our time and listen carefully to your needs and concerns. Our experience and unique skills are unparalleled in the rehab industry. Don’t settle for less than the best!
Seth King PT, DPT, CSCS

Seth is the newest addition to our clinical & performance staff at Clint Verran Sports Medicine! He graduated from the University of Michigan with his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and has been loving life as a physical therapist ever since. He has an incredible wife and 2 amazing kiddos-all of whom he is crazy about.

Seth’s sport of choice is CrossFit, and he hopes to be able to help out as many fitness athletes as possible here at CVSM.

Many healthcare professionals still don’t understand CrossFit and the profoundly positive impact it is having on individuals of varying ages, fitness levels, and demographics. Seth’s goal is to [finally] offer a uniquely tailored healthcare experience to CrossFitters in Detroit Metro who are struggling with performance or pain.

A few of Seth’s credentials and certifications that he enjoys utilizing in clinical practice are Functional Dry Needling, IASTM (instrument-augmented soft tissue mobilization), SFMA analyses (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), and graded/scalable loading protocols for any body area- yes, even with barbells in a physical therapy clinic (ever heard of that?)!

Seth also has extensive experience with post-surgical populations, including people who have undergone joint replacements, arthroscopic knee or shoulder surgeries, ORIF from fractures, and many others. He is passionate about helping people from all walks of life get back to doing the things they enjoy – whether that is walking to the mailbox without pain or being able to perform at an elite level at The CrossFit Games! He can’t wait to meet you.

Tracy Ryckaert PTA, NSCA‐CPT


Tracy is a 1995 graduate of Macomb Community College’s physical therapist assistant program and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Her entire professional career has been dedicated to the research, treatment and prevention of orthopedic and sports‐related injuries. For more than ten years, Tracy was the Director of Performance Enhancement at The Michigan Institute for Human Performance.
In 2011, Tracy founded an independent personal training services company called Trained PerFORMance, allowing her to combine all her years of clinical experience with her passion to enhance performance and prevent injury through individualized assessment, education and inspiration. It also allows her to work with all levels of athletes, continually researching, gathering new knowledge and creating new and improved techniques.
Tracy has developed and instructed circuit‐training classes for the YMCA. She has presented TriPLAYnar technology programs through General Motors and delivered Functional Strength Training and Hard Core Training seminars to clinicians and trainers in the Midwest. She presents Run Pain‐Free clinics regularly in conjunction with Running Fit stores in Metro Detroit and has been an on‐going featured speaker for the Crim Festival of Races in Flint, MI. Her expertise in exercise prescription and biomechanics has helped hundreds of individuals reach their goals in athletic participation, including marathons, triathlons and cycling.
Dawn Szpiech, AT, ATC, PTA, MT


Dawn is a 1994 graduate of the University of Mary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and Biology. She also is a 2013 graduate of Kent State University – Ashtabula with an Associate’s Degree for a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has been working in the Physical Therapy/Bodywork field for over 19 years including areas of Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Pediatrics and Chronic Pain. She is a licensed Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist Assistant and Massage Therapist in the state of Michigan.
She is a specialist in a variety of body work techniques with an emphasis on Structural Integration (Rolfing®), Fascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. Some of the areas she specializes in are biomechanical imbalances with gait and movement resulting in pain, headaches, neck and pain pain, hip and pelvis pain and plantarfascitis. She is an Advanced Structural Integration Practitioner of the Ida P. Rolf Method from the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder CO and has studied the John Upledger Method for Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute of Palm Beach Florida.
Dawn’s philosophy is to help improve overall balance within a body utilizing natural methods with bodywork techniques and improving awareness of proper body mechanics which may be contributing to current or future problems within the body. Her goal is to help educate her clients on effective methods of improving the quality of their daily life or level of sports performance by improving how their body functions.
Jennifer Krieter, MPT, OCS


• Graduated 2002 from Oakland University
• Orthopedic Certified Specialist (2005 to present)
Jennifer has worked at a variety of orthopedic clinics. She has treated several overuse injuries, such as: plantar fasciitis, ITB syndrome, and Achilles and Patellar tendinitis. She enjoys post-operative rehabilitation of the lower and upper extremity, including: rotator cuff repairs, knee ligament repairs, fracture repairs and labral repairs of the hip and shoulder. She loves running, spending time with her daughter, and enjoying Paint Creek Trail and Stony Creek.
Michelle Miller, CPT, RRCA Certified
MichelleMichelle joined the CVSM team in fall of 2014. She is a Chippewa, with a Bachelors of Applied Arts Degree from Central Michigan University with a double major in Graphic Design and Advertising.
After working in the creative field with the Big 3 automotive ad agencies for 20 years, she decided to follow her other passion…running and fitness. Michelle went on to get certified in personal training from ISSA and obtain running coach certifications from RRCA . She is also CPR certified. After starting her own fitness company and working for Hansons Coaching Services, Michelle has coached hundreds of runners of various levels. She specializes in beginners looking to run their first 5K, half or full marathon. Her Couch to 5K Program is most popular amongst her corporate and local clients. Michelle believes in giving back to her running community. You can find her volunteering for many running programs, such as, the American Cancer Society and the Kensington Hope Water. Recently, she has trained at CVSM under the supervision of Tracy Ryckert as a PT Technician. This position allows her to utilize her abilities in many facets and continue to grow as a trainer, coach and athlete.
Michelle’s passion of running is not her only one. She also loves cycling and weightlifting as well as being a mom to Nolan. You can often find her on the trail, at the gym or at her son’s soccer game.
Ian Albert, LMT


Ian Albert is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a 2009 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute. He was also a teaching assistant at Irene’s from 2009 to 2010. He had the opportunity to train with Janet Szwabowski a Physcial Therapist and Massage Therapist for the Detroit Tigers with emphasis on sports related massage techniques. Ian specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and Thai Massage. Accolades include: 2010 Therapist of the Year (which he won out of 17,000 available therapists) from Massage and Body Magazine and in 2013 Most Requested Massage Therapist of the Year from Massage Envy.
He is currently attending school to pursue a Physical Therapy Assistant Degree from Baker College. His goal to become a multi-functional therapist and further the education of his clients while giving them the best possible outcome.
Ian enjoys spending time with his family (wife and 3 boys), Traveling, Cooking, Sports, Music and Science.
Tammy Nowik


Tammy joined the CVSM team in 2014. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor in Telecommunication and Information Technology. She has over fifteen years experience working in executive office management and website maintenance, but decided she wanted more than a full-time job, so traded it in for motherhood. After her third child went off to school, it was time to get back at it! As an avid competitive runner, she had been a patient of Clint’s, so when the opportunity for a position opened up, she considered it to be the perfect fit!
When not running, working at CVSM, or coaching other runners, Tammy can be found watching sports TV and drinking coffee. She may also be seen around Clarkston, shuttling her three children around, hanging with her husband, Richard, friends and family, or spending time with her church family at Mt. Zion, where her husband is a minister.
Katie Moy, SPT


Katie graduated with her Bachelors of Health Science degree from Oakland University in 2014. She is also currently pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate degree at Oakland University. She enjoys working as a physical therapy technician at CVSM because of her strong interest in orthopedic rehab including working with the athletic population. She has a passion for the physical therapy profession and is looking forward to completing her graduate education and specializing in orthopedic manual physical therapy. Katie also has a genuine love for running and has completed a number of half and full marathons and is looking forward to so many more. When she isn’t buried in PT text books or running, she also loves to read for fun.
Alayna Fiore


Alayna is currently studying business marketing at Oakland Community College, getting her prerequisites out of the way and plans to transfer to Walsh College. In addition to being part of the team at Clint Verran Sports Medicine, she works full-time at All American Pet Resort in Rochester Hills. In her free time, she enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, as well as going on adventures with her dog Toby!
Ruth Ann Schultz

Ruth Ann

Ruth Ann is originally from Jackson (NOT the prison). She graduated from Adrian College with a major in Interior Design; however, she worked in the Graphic Design field for 30 years, most recently creating those “Yellow Pages” ads.
She has a miniature schnauzer named Jazzy that is totally devoted to her and in her spare time, she enjoys attending art fairs, garage sales, getting her fingers dirty in her garden and playing golf. She has worked with Clint and his great team since August 2015.
Karly Ryckaert


Karly is a graduate from Henry Ford II High School, class of 2015. She is currently studying Gen-eds at Macomb Community College and plans to start at Oakland University in the Fall of 2016. She has an interest in Physical Therapy, which is how she became intrigued in working as a technician at Clint Verran Sports Medicine. Outside of work and school, Karly enjoys volleyball, swimming, running, and working out.