About Us

Take control of your health. Overcome aches and pains that have limited you in the past. Learn new health practices that will lead to more better days.

HealthHQ is lead by health-facing Doctors of Physical Therapy who specialize in treating the whole individual. A holistic, integrative approach that looks at the main factors contributing to your pain, movement, and health biomarkers. One-on-one focused treatment means you get more information, more answers, and more results.


Our Team

Dr. Mitch Babcock

Partner | PT, DPT, CF-L2

Mitch has been practicing physical therapy since 2016 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Saginaw Valley State University. He opened HealthHQ in 2016 after graduation. Mitch enjoys practicing physical therapy with a fitness forward approach that combines manual therapy and active movement in order to help you return to doing the things that you love or helping you start on the path to a healthier lifestyle. He has been coaching CrossFit since 2016 and splits his time between coaching and physical therapy practice. Mitch has pursued CrossFit specialties in aerobic capacity training, Olympic weightlifting, and CrossFit Kids. Outside the clinic and gym, Mitch can be found traveling the country educating other Physical Therapists on CrossFit, strength training and rehabilitation of clients.  Mitch enjoys an active lifestyle including CrossFit, mountain biking, water sports and is known as a cookie connoisseur. 

Dr. Alan Fredendall

Partner | PT, DPT, CCFT (CF-L3)

Alan has been practicing physical therapy since 2017 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University. Alan joined HealthHQ in 2018 and splits his time between coaching CrossFit and physical therapy practice. He began CrossFit in 2018 and fell in love with the methodology (and the results!). Alan has lost over 150 pounds since beginning at CrossFit Fenton and understands the difficulties in making healthy changes in your life. He loves to help patients pursue a more active and healthier lifestyle. Alan holds advanced certifications in dry needling, blood flow restriction training, and treatment of pregnant and post-partum athletes. He has pursued advanced CrossFit specialties in aerobic capacity training and working with adaptive athletes. Besides traditional CrossFit training, Alan enjoys a very active lifestyle including running, hiking, and camping. Alan served in the United States Army Infantry for 8 years including combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. JoEllen Bender

PT, DPT – Women’s Health Specialist

JoEllen attained her undergraduate degree in exercise science and health science from Saginaw Valley State University. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan in 2016. JoEllen has been working in the physical therapy realm for 7 years as a tech and fitness class instructor. She specializes in women’s & pelvic health, holding certifications in Female Athlete: Ready for Impact and Intensity, Postpartum Exercise Specialist, Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete and has taken multiple courses to thoroughly facilitate a female through any impairments they may be facing. Her passion is meeting clients wherever they are starting in their health/fitness journey and empowering them toward their goals and beyond.

Currently she enjoys staying active with CrossFit, running, traveling and is furthering her knowledge in nutrition throughout the female cycle.

JoEllen would love to assist you with any impairments you face and empower you through your journey… while having fun. 🙂

Dr. Emmett Zepp

Physical Therapist | PT, DPT, Cert-CMFA

Emmett has been practicing physical therapy since 2017 after completing his undergraduate and Doctoral work from The Ohio State University. After spending the past 3 years treating athletes and general population in California, Emmett is excited to be back in the midwest serving the community members of Fenton and surrounding areas. With a passion for promoting physical activity of all types, he is eager to help patients maintain the active lifestyle they love while dealing with an injury and working with high school athletes. Emmett enjoys Olympic weightlifting and taking his dog Nike to the dog park.

Dr. Haley Dennison 

Physical Therapist | PT, DPT

Haley earned her undergraduate degree in movement science from The University of Michigan in 2018 before attaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Michigan-Flint in 2021. Haley is a certified CrossFit Level 1 healthcare provider and enjoys incorporating functional fitness into physical therapy and is particularly passionate about working with young athletes.

Haley was previously a collegiate rower. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying any Michigan sport or spending time with her fiancé, Griffin and their golden retriever, Blue.