Emily Henderson PA-C

Emily Henderson is a board-certified physician assistant

Emily was born just outside of Philadelphia, PA and graduated from B. Reed Henderson High School. She then accepted a soccer scholarship to attend West Chester University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. In her junior year Emily suffered an ACL injury which unfortunately brought her soccer career to an end. It was while working through this adversity that she was first introduced to an orthopedic physician assistant which sparked her interest in pursuing a career as a PA. Today, this experience also serves to help her better relate to patients as they overcome their own adversity and injuries.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she accepted a graduate assistantship at the University of Delaware where she earned a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in sports medicine. During this time she completed a thesis research project which focused on chronic ankle instability in collegiate athletes. She also worked as an Athletic Trainer for the men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams.

For the next three years she chose to take her athletic training skill set from the playing field and into orthopedic offices where she gained valuable experience working alongside orthopedic surgeons. It was during this time that she also made the decision to go back to school to become a PA. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in May of 2020.

Emily joined Motor City with several years of experience working in orthopedic surgery and she looks forward to continuing to provide excellent care to each and every patient that she works with. Whether it’s a return to competitive sports or simply helping patients walk down the driveway pain free, Emily’s primary goal is to keep patients moving.


- Coaches CrossFit in her spare time and is the unofficial training advisor to MCO docs
- Ran a marathon…now tries to run as infrequently as possible
- Considers PB&J to be a staple of any healthy diet