Jeff S. Pierce, D.O. Founder

Dr. Pierce is the Medical Director of the Michigan Sports & Spine Centers. He specializes in a comprehensive treatment program for spine and musculoskeletal/joint injuries including sports & occupational problems. His extensive training as a PMR physician has enhanced his ability to evaluate and create individualized, injury-specific rehabilitation programs. He has created through research and clinical experience, an aggressive, non-surgical comprehensive spine care program. The program includes various treatment options, such as manipulation techniques, nerve testing, physical therapy and spinal injections under fluoroscopy. The goal of the program is for patients to return to their optimal lifestyle.

Governor Granholm recently reappointed Dr. Pierce to his third term on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. He also leads the task force designated to create the prescription for fitness for the State of Michigan. Dr. Pierce is currently the team physician for college teams and consults for many professional teams and athletes. He authors a column in Hockey Weekly, "Ask the Doctor", which has educated and advised the hockey community for over 3 years. He is known throughout the entertainment community as "Doc Rock" treating entertainers who perform at local venues.

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2.1.2017 Congratulations to John McSween of the Michigan Rolling Pistons, John just signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Illinois and continue his education and further his wheelchair basketball career. John has been part of The Michigan Rolling Pistons wheelchair basketball team for many years, Michigan Rolling Pistons is a co-ed, youth wheelchair basketball team providing opportunities for athletes ages 6-18 with physical disabilities to participate competitively in basketball. The athletes on this team are unable to participate in most local programs or school teams. Adaptive sports programs allow these athletes to experience the same benefits as their able-bodied peers. Our primary purpose is to provide more opportunity for boys and girls with physical disabilities to participate competitively in a sport. Our team motto is “No Limits.” The benefits of youth sports are well known. Through athletics, children gain increased selfconfidence and self-esteem, increased physical fitness and overall wellness. They also learn responsibility, and develop better communication and interpersonal relationships. Our athletes are unable to participate in most local programs or any of their school sports teams. Adaptive sports programs allow for these athletes to experience the same benefits as their able-bodied peers while also getting to meet and learn from others with the same abilities. It can be a difficult road keeping the teams up and running. With general overall health care costs, the additional costs of team sports and special equipment required to play can at times be a financial burden on families. That’s where Athletes Unlimited comes in to help support these teams and keep the programs running and growing throughout Southeast Michigan. Athletes Unlimited is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by Jeff S. Pierce, DO, dedicated to providing social, recreational and athletic outlets to people with disabilities. Their guiding philosophy that life is not intended to be a spectator sport. Everyone, regardless of ability, can benefit from participating in sports. It continues to be Athletes Unlimited primary goal to provide these opportunities to as many physically challenged individuals as possible. We firmly believe that everyone should know that individuals with disabilities, regardless of their physical limitations, possess the same basic needs and desires as those without disabilities. Together we can strive to eliminate societal barriers that limit an individual’s potential to achieve. Join us in spreading the mission of helping disabled athletes, because life is not meant to be a spectator sport!