Jon Chester, PT, OMPT, CEAS

Master of Physical Therapy: Oakland University
Bachelor of Science, Physical Education: Bowling Green State University
Jon Chester loves working with people who have spine related pain problems and is very familiar with the spine and its treatment. He says, "A lot of problems originate in the spine and people often aren't even aware of the source." Therefore, it made sense for him to join The Compass Rehabilitation Center in December of 2007. Jon first came to Michigan for a position as a gymnastics coach. After a few years of coaching, Jon decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. His prior skills and experience, along with a desire to provide a valuable service to so many people, made physical therapy a great fit for him. Jon has been a physical therapist since 1996. He completed a program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Bowling Green State University, and his Master of Physical Therapy Degree at Oakland University. The best part of being a physical therapist for Jon has been, "Helping people who are frustrated with their condition and being able to turn things around for them. I enjoy discerning the mechanical diagnosis and providing alleviation of pain." He thinks The Compass Rehabilitation Center is a real benefit for Michigan because, "People shouldn't have to go to Mayo to get great quality care."
Jon and his wife have five children; three girls and two boys ranging from 14 to 2 years old. He enjoys playing with his kids, coaching soccer, personal training, and gardening.