John Stephen PT, PPD, Cert. MDT, COMPT
Clinic Director for Rehab Specialists
John is a master clinician (PT) specializing in advanced Orthopedic manual techniques. He received his Post-Professional Clinical Doctorate in 2006 with a concentration in advanced Orthopedics. He graduated as a physiotherapist in the early 90's and has over 27 years of clinical expertise. Dr. Stephen is also an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has taught many courses. With extensive experience in treating back and neck pain with radiating symptoms, he has an active interest in sharing his expertise through mentoring. Dr. Stephen is McKenzie certified and has extensive Orthopedic manual training in extremities and spine. He is certified in spinal manipulative therapy in Ireland through Manual concepts, Australia and a certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMPT) as well as Graston technique trained. He has worked with area surgeons and physicians in developing evidence-based protocols for Orthopedic, Neuro-Surgical and sports medicine conditions. Dr. Stephen's research interests include interventions for peripheral neuropathy and he has successfully developed an evidence-based protocol for treating peripheral neuropathy and the basis of his next book to be published soon.
Andrew J Fate MSPT, MBA, COMT
Administrative Director for Rehab Specialists
Andy has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Grand Valley State University in 2002 and an MBA degree from Cornerstone University. Andy has extensive experience as an Orthopedic manual physical therapist and is a dedicated clinician. He is a certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT). His patients often describe him as a very caring and compassionate therapist who often goes above and beyond to make patients better. Andy is currently one of the few LSVT certified clinicians in SW Michigan and has expertise in treating Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Andy also has Mckenzie, manual, geriatrics and sports medicine training. Andy is certified in rock taping (Kinesio taping) and rock blades (Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization).
Amy Rogers -DPT,CBIS, COMT
Clinical Supervisor/ Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Amy graduated from the University of Michigan – Flint with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Amy is the clinical supervisor for Rehab Specialists and helps with day to day clinical operations. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and has spent a vast amount of time treating the post-concussion syndrome. She is Mckenzie trained and certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for spine and peripheral joints. Amy also has experience working with vestibular and balance disorders, oncology rehabilitation as well as general neurological conditions. Amy is also an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Amy is a life-long learner who is dedicated to providing the best care for her patients, and truly enjoys working as a Physical Therapist.
Maribeth Henry - DPT,CLT, COMT
Maribeth graduated with a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2008. Maribeth has experience in orthopedic, sports medicine and general neurological conditions. She is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) and Mckenzie trained. She sees both outpatient and home health patients and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for the spine and peripheral joints.
Rhane Martin - DPT, CSCS
Rhane received his DPT from the University of New England in 2018. Since then, he has been treating patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He has extensive experience treating vestibular disorders, practicing Functional Dry Needling, and he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also certified in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and is trained in functional dry needling. Rhane will be pursuing his orthopedic manual training and looks forward to helping as many patients as he can.
Brenton Rozycki - DPT, COMT
Brenton received his Bachelors Degree as a Kinesiology Major from Michigan State University and his Doctorate of PT from UM-Flint in 2011. Since then, he has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for 10 years with a focus in orthopedic/sports rehab and manual therapy. His certifications include Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Functional Dry Needling, SFMA/FMS (Selective Functional Movement Assessment/Functional Movement Screening) and ASTYM (Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). Brenton's favorite part of being a PT is the patient interaction and helping assist each patient in reaching their goals. Brenton was born and raised in Boyne City, MI and enjoys travelling and outdoor activities with his family. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, playing golf and chasing around his two young kids!
Lucy Boers - DPT, Cert. DN
Lucy attended undergrad at Grand Valley State University and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from AdventHealth University. She has a wide range of experience treating many diagnoses in a variety of populations. Her favorite part about being a PT is working with people to get them back to feeling like themselves and being able to participate in their favorite activities that help make them who they are. Lucy prides herself on being hard-working and is in the process of earning her orthopedic certified specialty and orthopedic manual therapist certificate. She is a positive, energetic, and fun-loving person who strives to bring sunshine to her daily interactions with others. She is very close to her family and friends and outside of work she is very active with exercise, hiking and camping, exploring the great outdoors, and playing with her dogs.
Courtney Huver, DPT
Courtney graduated from Hope College with a degree in Exercise Science. While at Hope, she was a part of the dance department and performed in showcases. After graduating from Hope she went on to Grand Valley State University to earn her doctorate in physical therapy. Post graduation, she took courses to become certified in LSVT- BIG and Pelvic floor therapy. Her favorite aspect of being a physical therapist is getting people back to what they want to do and giving them the hope that they can continue their favorite activities. Outside of work, Courtney likes to hike, do yoga, travel, and spend time with her husband, their two cats and their puppy.
Alicia Marsh - DPT
Alicia graduated from Rosalind Franklin University with a doctorate in physical therapy. She has experience working with amputees, general neurological disorders, vestibular and balance disorders, lymphedema, and chronic or phantom pain using Graded Motor Imagery. Alicia is LSVT certified to treat Parkinson's patients and will be obtaining her certification in McKenzie treatment and orthopedic manual therapy. She is a dedicated learner who strives for optimal patient care. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys being outdoors, playing recreational sports, and time with her dog, Sage.
Megan Bly - DPT, CLT Clinical Compliance auditor
Megan graduated with a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2010. Megan has experience in orthopedic, sport medicine and general neurological conditions. Megan currently helps with clinical compliance, recruitment and quality assurance for both clinic and home health.
Sarah Stephan - LPTA
Sarah has been a physical therapist assistant for over 19 years and she has extensive experience in treating Orthopedics, sports medicine and geriatric patients. Sarah has both Mckenzie and Orthopedic manual therapy training with a strong background in evidence-based practice. She is currently pursuing an advanced manual therapy certification and will be completed later this year. Sarah has experience in helping women with musculoskeletal issues during pregnancy and is a strong team player. She is a very dedicated and caring clinician. Sarah is certified in LSVT BIG, specializing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. Her recent advance training includes thoracic, rib conditions and TMJ.
Heather Norris - PTA, CLT
Heather graduated from Henry Ford Community College in 2004 with an associates degree as a physical therapy assistant. She continued her education at WMU and graduated with a Bachelors in science. She is certified as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from Klose Training since 2018. She has worked in all aspects of the therapy industry from skilled nursing facilities, top hospitals in Michigan, outpatient and is currently working in our home health care division. In her spare time she loves running and spending time outdoors camping and hiking with her family.
Greg Tharge - PTA, CIMT, COMT
Gregg is a certified manual therapist and has solid expertise in manual therapy. He graduated in 2005 as a PT assistant from Kellog Community College and became certified in Integrated manual therapy in 2009. Gregg is the center coordinator for clinical education and has been awarded the Outstanding Clinical Instructor award 5 times. Gregg also teaches with Great Lakes Seminars as an assistant instructor. His expertise includes sports medicine, spine, complex sacroiliac joint issues, vestibular rehab (BPPV), and pediatric orthopedic injuries. He is Mckenzie trained and the current community liaison. Gregg recently got certified as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for the spine and peripheral joints. Gregg is a very compassionate and caring therapist who often goes above and beyond for his patients. Gregg is a soccer coach and works closely with athletes.
Joe Richmond - PTA, COMT
Joe is a PT assistant and graduated from Kellog Community College. He has experience in treating geriatrics and neurological conditions. Joe also has experience working with lumbar radiculopathy patients and general orthopedic conditions. Joe is very passionate about his work and enjoys working with both outpatient and in-home patients. Joe recently got certified as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) for the spine and peripheral joints.
Lisa Buddemeier - OTL, LSVT
Lisa graduated from Western Michigan University in 1999 and was certified with the National Board for Occupational Therapy in 2000. She has 19 years experience working in outpatient rehabilitation. She specializes in Neurorehabilitation and has a great amount of experience and training with Stroke Rehabilitation, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and visual disorders associated with neurologic conditions. She has been LSVT BIG certified since 2012. She also treats various types of upper extremity orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. In her free time she enjoys spending time watching her children play sports as well as traveling and staying active outdoors. She feels that the best part about her job is helping others achieve their personal goals and improving their level of independence.
Tracy Fate - SLP, LSVT
Tracy is a highly experienced speech threapist and has worked with a diverse population including pediatrics, young adults, and geriatric clients, and has treated many challenging diagnoses in her career. She has worked in rehabilitation hospital settings, private clinics, and schools. Tracy has completed training and received certification in Vital Stim Therapy for dysphagia as well as LSVT LOUD for Parkinson's Disease. She has performed videofluoroscopies to determine safest oral diets and appropriate dysphagia treatments. Tracy enjoys staff and family education on various topics that improve communication, cognition and lifestyle.
Julianne Bomia - SLP, LSVT
Juli has extensive experience in providing excellent outpatient speech services to a variety of patients including patients with stroke, voice problems, swallowing deficits, traumatic brain injury, concussion and other neurological conditions. Juli is also LSVT Certified for the LOUD program and trained in the Buteyko Breathing Method.
Nicole Arnott - LMT
Front Desk Coordinator, Massage Therapist
Nicole is the front desk coordinator and she has more than 14 years experience with medical office customer service. She handles scheduling, payments and customer service. Nicole is also a licensed Massage Therapist with over 13 years of experience. She graduated from Everest Institute specializing in Swedish, Deep tissue & Relaxation massage techniques. She is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey!
Andrea Wetzel - LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Andrea is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Olympia Career Training Institute in 2006. Andrea has 13 plus year of experience as a massage therapist and has extensive experience working with people who have musculoskeletal issues. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point work as well as Swedish massage focusing on stress reduction. Her biggest career joy is helping people achieve their highest quality of health.
Brindlea Peterson -
Brindlea is the Office Manager for Rehab Specialists. She has 2 years experience in healthcare management and 7 years experience in customer service and marketing. Brindlea has her Bachelors of Science from Western Michigan University and hopes to attend medical school in the future. Her favorite part about this job is working with such a wonderful group of people and watching the amazing progress patients make in their physical therapy journey.
Cari has over 20 years of customer service experience and more than 5 years experience with medical billing. Her favorite part about her job is being able to help patients get the care that they deserve. Outside of work, Cari is a busy mom to four kids! Her family loves going Up North and doing an annual trip to Drummond Island.
Haleigh Harris - BS,
Haleigh graduated from Western Michigan University in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Science and a Minor in Holistic Health. She plans to attend Graduate School for Physical Therapy. Haleigh is passionate about motivating patients to achieve their goals. Outside of work and school, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and being a momma to her adorable 2 year old daughter.
Hannah Terry -
Hannah has been in customer service for three years. She is in school pursuing a degree in the health sciences field. Her position includes helping patients while they work with their therapist and helping with the front desk. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys cooking, being around animals, shopping, and most of all, being a mom to her new baby boy!
Kate Thill -
Kate completed her undergrad at University of Michigan and graduated in the class of 2015. She continued her Pre-PT requisites at WCC and EMU and is now in the DPT Cohort of 2024 at WMU. Kate has 3 years of experience as a Rehab Tech at UofM Hospital prior to moving to Kalamazoo. Her favorite part of being in physical therapy is watching patients progress from beginning of rehab to being discharged. She also really enjoys learning about the different cultures and personal experiences that each patient brings. Outside of work, Kate enjoys singing, she was in the Women's Glee Club at UofM and then joined Voices in Harmony, a Barbershop Chorus from Sweet Adelines International. She is a mom to an adorable tiny human and an oversized lapdog; a golden retriever named Heisman. Her plan for the future is to open an Indoor Dog Park with her husband and specialize in Pediatrics and Neuro when she becomes a physical therapist.