Our Story

Adam Homolka is one of West Michigan’s premier sport medicine physical therapists specializing in running and endurance sport injuries. Graduating from Central Michigan University (FIRE UP, CHIPS!) with both his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and continuing to earn a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Adam has never seized to gain further education. As a certified therapist in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, McKenzie Method of Medical Diagnosis and Therapy, and Functional Movement Taping, he is qualified to diagnosis and assist athletes with a variety of injuries. This education has led to a specialization of sports medicine and pain management to serve any athlete or active person through rehabilitation, gait analysis, acute orthopedic diagnosis and rehabilitation, injury prevention education, and personal performance training.

This experience has allowed Adam to be very successful in the West Michigan region as a physical therapist and recognized by elite athletes for his expertise. He provided care for 3x Olympian, Dathan Ritzenhein, for the final six years of his career and accompanied him to the 2013 USATF Outdoor Championships, 2016 and 2020 Olympic Marathon Team Trials. Adam has been involved with Grand Valley State University’s track and field program as a Strength & Conditioning coach supporting the athletes with injury prevention and education. Adam has been an active supporter of the Gazelle Elite Racing team and provided care for the runners as they dedicate their efforts towards National and International goals. He is also an on-going care provider for Q Elite Racing team which has brought him to the 2016 and 2021 Olympic Trials for Racewalk.

In December of 2016, Adam launched Endurance Rehabilitation & Athletics, which is an independently owned, out-patient physical therapy and personal performance training facility in Ada, MI.

His passion for helping endurance athletes comes from his own experience in distance running. Racing high school cross country and track helped him walk-on to Central Michigan University’s cross country and track team for two years. Today, Adam still participates in distance running from 5k-25k races. In addition to running, he enjoys traveling with his wonderful wife Shelley and 4 children, supporting his kids in their sports and activities, and jamming at rock concerts.

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Rob Andro, PTA, joined the team at E.R.A. after spending over two decades helping people live active, healthy lives. Movement, activity, and recreation have always played a huge part in his life, but it was his family’s struggles with autoimmune diseases that made him choose this path as a career.

After nearly a decade as a golf professional, splitting time between Chicago and Florida, Rob returned to Grand Rapids and became a member of the Gazelle Sports team, starting the Dirty Herd trail running group, leading Gazelle’s Good Form Running program, and helping coach their Run Camp training program. Those roles gave Rob a taste of the positive effect he could have on people’s lives, which led him back to school at Baker College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Rob’s passion for helping others live healthy, active lives, free of pain and injury, made this a natural next step in his journey. His new role allows him to get to the root of a problem instead of finding workable solutions around them. The long-term, holistic health of his patients drives his every treatment session.

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Stephanie Penny earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Central Michigan University in 2008 (Fire up Chips!) and is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy.

Stephanie has completed additional coursework in running injuries, manual therapy, trigger point dry needling and is a certified ASTYM provider.

Stephanie is one of the few therapists in the Midwest who specializes in the Schroth Method for scoliosis. She has completed advanced certification in the Schroth Method for scoliosis.

This rare combination of skills and training allow Stephanie to treat elite athletes, weekend warriors and complex cases with ease.

Stephanie enjoys using a comprehensive approach utilizing manual therapy techniques, exercises and movement analysis to address patients’ specific deficits and assist in their road to recovery.

Stephanie grew up in Grand Rapids. She spent 14 years in private practice in Chicago (Go Cubs!). Stephanie and her family returned to Grand Rapids in the fall of 2022. She is excited to be a part of the Endurance Rehabilitation and Athletics team.

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