Shirley A. Kleiman

BS Edu., Coaching Cert, Certified McKenzie MDT

Dr. Kleiman is the originator of Biomechanical Correction Technique (BCT), a biomechanical functional model for treating skeletal-muscular dysfunctions with specific exercise. Currently BCT is only offered at her private clinic, Spine and Sport Biomechanical Rehabilitation Center, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University
  • B.S. in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University, awarded "Distinguished Alumna" 2000
  • B.S. in Education with Coaching Certification from the University of Wisconsin-Stout  

Specialty Certification
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Licensed physical therapist in the State of Michigan since 1986
  • Licensed physical therapist in State of Massachusetts since 2005
  • Licensed physical therapist in State of Florida since 2017
  • Certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment.

Her physical therapy career began at Butterworth (Spectrum) Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she served as the clinical back specialist. She has been the owner of her growing private clinic since 1990. Ms. Kleiman is a former adjunct faculty member of the Grand Valley State University Physical Therapy program.

Research on Biomechanical Correction Technique has been presented at the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA), the American Back Society, and the National APTA combined sections meeting. She has partnered with GVSU graduate students in clinical research.

Professional Affiliations
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); Member of Orthopedic, Research, Sports and Private Practice Sections of APTA; Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA); Former editor of MPTA Western District Newsletter.