Advanced Physical Therapy | Staff

Michael Daack


Michael Daack, MPT, OCS

Physical Therapist / Owner

Raised in El Dorado County, Michael is pleased to return and to be providing comprehensive outpatient physical therapy services to the residents of the Placerville area. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and earned his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. His physical therapy training emphasized extensive manual therapy techniques of the spine and the extremities. As a result, Michael’s treatments are centered on manual interventions in addition to personalized exercise prescription. In recognition of clinical and didactic excellence, Michael has been acknowledged by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2003, a title held by approximately four percent of physical therapists in the United States.





Brenda Lyons, BS

Office Manager

Brenda was raised in El Dorado County, and has enjoyed her continued connection with the community through her employment with Advanced Physical Therapy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She has been assisting patients with a variety of tasks ranging from scheduling and billing, since 1999. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with family and friends.




Brandon Rothenburg, BS, Certified Personal Trainer


Brandon has always been passionate about health and fitness. He graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Biola University in May of 2011. His background in weightlifting and nutrition prompted him to become certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer later that year. Brandon's work as a personal trainer resulted in a desire to become a Physical Therapist. He plans to apply for the doctorate program at Sacramento State in 2014. In the meantime, Brandon is loving his work as an aide at the clinic where he can work with patients on their therapeutic exercies and watch them progress through therapy over time. Outside of work he enjoys working on his vehicles, hiking, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife and two dogs.