Why do physical therapy?

For a few reasons. One, physical therapy provides a natural pain relief without drugs and the side effects of invasive, and sometimes expensive, surgery. (Did you know patients who see a physical therapist are 89% less likely to need an opioid prescription?) Two, it’s highly recommended by the CDC for chronic pain. Three, rehabilitation programs, like physical therapy, can help reduce health care costs and improve outcomes at the same time.


But, why do physical therapy at Novi DPT?

Because our physical therapists — Dr. Burns, Dr. Sina, Dr. Zylik, and Dr. Schramm — will craft a highly individualized, personalized care and rehabilitation program for a better, healthier you. Plus, not to be biased, but we think they’re pretty awesome, and so will you.

Our Doctors

Robert Burns, PT, DPT, OMPT
Owner, Clinical Director

As the founder and Clinical Director of Novi DPT Dr. Burns brings with him over 15 years of experience in the field, including 14 years as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Burns is an alumnus of the University of Southern California, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Not only is he an aces physical therapist but he loves to garden. Dr. Burns also holds the title of 2001 Billiards Champion at Hampton University.


Klajdi Sina, PT, DPT, OMPT, OCS
Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Sina is the Director of Clinical Education at Novi DPT. He graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy and completed his Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy specialization from Oakland University. He has a passion for providing individualized hands-on care, loves cars, and is an avid sports bike rider.


Michael Zylik, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Zylik joined the DPT staff in 2019 after graduating from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He began working at Novi DPT in 2010 as a physical therapy aide and plans to pursue additional manual therapy certifications, an area, along with sports related rehabilitation, that he focuses on. Dr. Zylik is also known around the office for his love of hockey, and while he was at Catholic Central he won back-to-back state championships for ice hockey.


Dara Schramm, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Schramm started with Novi DPT back in 2016 as a tech, a job she continued while working her way through Wayne State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She was promoted after her graduation in 2019, then came back to join the team as a physical therapist in 2020. Dr. Schramm is not only a former gymnast, power tumbler, and cheerleader, but world-traveler with a love for animals, including her three dogs.