Ed Martel & Team


Founder/Owner/Sports Rehabilitation Specialist

Nick Desantis PTA, BS


Nick is one of our Medical Fitness Professionals. He is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant Nick earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Oakland Univeristy and an Associate’s of Applied Science from Macomb Community College.

Kyle Suminski PT, DPT


Kyle is an OAI Certified Physical Therapist and former collegiate outfielder. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State Univeristy and his Bachelor’s of Science from Ohio Dominican University. Kyle also currently coaches youth federation (travel) baseball.

Ryan Vinson PT, MPT, OMPT


Ryan is our Medical Assessment Director. He completed his Master’s of Physical Therapy degree, Bachelor’s of Science degree, and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy specialist certificate at Oakland University. Ryan is also certified through Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Ryan is an instructor for the OAI Continuing Education Course for medical professionals.

Max Wardell SPT, BS, CSCS


Max is the Director of Medical Throwing and is an OAI Certified Trainer. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Oakland Univeristy. Max is a former collegiate pitcher. He completed his Bachelor’s of Science at Oakland University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Chris Gerhardt PT, DPT, OMPT


Chris is an OAI Certified Physical Therapist and former collegiate athlete. Chris earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy specialist certificate from Oakland Univeristy. Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Rochester College. Chris has also been certified in dry needling.

Carter Kovalcik SPT, BS


Carter is an OAI Certified Throwing Instructor and OAI Certified Trainer. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Oakland Univeristy. Carter was a collegiate pitcher and earned his Bachelor’s of Science at North Carolina Central Univeristy.