History of Compass Rehab


The Compass Rehabilitation Center (formerly the Michigan Spine Center) has assembled the very best Michigan pain management and treatment team to provide rehabilitative care for our patients. The physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and therapists of The Compass Rehabilitation Center provide both invasive and non-invasive pain management treatments for the neck, back, spine and extremities; electromyography (EMGs) ; nerve conduction studies; manual therapy and functionally-oriented physical therapy catering to the needs of spine, orthopedic and sports medicine patients. Our team of registered, licensed physical therapists offers more than 60 years of combined experience and focuses on effective patient-centered treatment plans.

At The Compass Rehabilitation Center, we place a strong emphasis on individualized care with treatment options designed to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals. Our specialists provide a team approach to rehabilitative care, neck and spine health, sports medicine, physical medicine and pain management to restore our patients to their most productive and best health.
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are Ryan Topham, MD Michael T. Wheeler, DO and Curt J. Winnie, MD.
Dr. Topham, a comprehensive interventional spine physician, joined The Compass Rehabilitation Center following a fellowship at Stanford University. He treats medical issues ranging from the neck to the lumbar spine, including medical issues of the shoulders and hips. In addition, as a former professional baseball player, he has a specific interest in the effects of sports related injuries to the spine and the appropriate medical intervention for treatment and rehabilitation. Dr. Topham also treats patients using ultrasound guided injections.
Dr. Wheeler is Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with a sub-specialty of Pain Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine. Originally from Williamston, Dr. Wheeler is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an interventional pain fellowship with a national leader in the pain management field; Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dr. Winnie joined The Compass Rehabilitation Center following an interventional pain medicine fellowship in Atlanta. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency with the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a sub-specialty of Pain Medicine.
We are a leading physical therapy and pain management center in Lansing and also serve Okemos, Dewitt, Haslett, Holt, Mason, Grand Ledge, Portland, and patients across the state of Michigan. All of our specialists are happy to accept new patients for physical therapy or pain management appointments with or without a doctor’s referral. Our office staff will be pleased to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you. If you want to speak to a spine, back and neck specialist or just want to learn more about the best pain management Michigan has to offer, we can be reached at (517) 337-3080 or toll-free at 1-888-712-6999.