Meet The Team
The Horizon HealthWorks team takes pride in offering one-on-one attention for you to best reach your goals. We enjoy working with patients of all ages, particularly patients looking to have an integrative and collaborative care experience!
Dr. Christa Hubbard
Dr. Christa Hubbard was born and raised in Marquette, MI. It is her pleasure to practice in her hometown offering health services to her beloved community. Dr. Christa is extremely passionate about providing rehabilitative therapy and utilizes cutting-edge neuromuscular applications as she strives to assist patients in improving their quality of life and function.
Her drive to pursue this career developed as a result of her passion for athletics and sports performance, as well as obtaining multiple concussions and orthopedic sports injuries. Further, in her late 20's, Dr. Christa severely suffered from a very profound brain-based movement disorder called dystonia. At the worst of her dystonic limitations, any time she would move her right arm, her right leg would move. She had severe difficulty with all activities of daily living and thought her life was coming to a close in terms of being able to move.
Enter Dr. Frederick Carrick, Professor Emeritus and founder at the Carrick Institute, and the rest becomes an evolving history. Dr. Carrick is a pioneer in the field of Clinical Neuroscience and Dr. Christa has exclusively taken his coursework, as well as assisted him at clinical rounds in Atlanta, GA working with patients suffering from a wide variety of complex neurological conditions. Her passion in sports training and performance, undergraduate studies in Engineering, extensive study in movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and neurology results in combined therapies that are custom-tailored to best serve our patients' needs.
Dr. Christa strives to improve her patients' ability to move and perform with appropriate and non-fatiguing, pain-free function, as well assisting with optimum performance and improvement. She is committed to constantly learning more and electively takes over 100 hours, on average, of continuing education courses each year in clinical neurology coursework through the Carrick Institute. Dr. Christa is Board Certified from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, is one of four Board Members since 2015, a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (2009), Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation (2009), and Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation (2015).
BS Mech Engineering, DC, DACNB
Dr. Ryan Hubbard
Dr. Ryan Hubbard is a native of L'Anse, MI, and always wanted to serve his country and help people. He is proud to be able to continue to serve as Range Control Officer in the Air Guard in Alpena, MI, while also serving the community as a Physical Therapist. Ryan prides himself on tailoring treatments to the patient and customizing his approach to what works best for the patient. He has a special interest in manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, acute injury management as well as performance enhancement.
BS Sports Medicine, Doctorate of PT, Major USAF
Ellie is a U.P. native who graduated from Gwinn High School. She went on to graduate from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Ellie is currently enrolled in Grand Valley State University's hybrid program to obtain her Master's degree in Occupational Science and Therapy. Ellie was a competitive athlete for over a decade, with basketball being her favorite sport. She has experience working with people of all ages as she has trained with youth athletes from her hometown and has volunteered in many of the nursing homes in Marquette County. She began volunteering in a nursing home when she was seven-years-old and knew then, that she had a future in healthcare and has been striving to make a difference in peoples' lives ever since. With a future as an occupational therapist, an extensive sports background, and a passion to help people, Ellie is thrilled to be part of the Horizon HealthWorks team!