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.
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.
Lauren Crabb - PTA
Lauren is from Kalamazoo and graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree in 2012. Lauren is certified in the Graston Technique® and in Kinesio Taping. She is also a certified horsemanship instructor and helps people disabilities at the Cheff Therapuetic Riding Center. Outside of work she enjoys participating in triathlons, sailing, and camping.
Julianne Bomia - MA, SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Juli graduated with her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Eastern Michigan University in 1997. She 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 disorders. Her biggest passion is treating concussions, head injuries and helping people get back to school and work. She is also a home health SLP provider. In total, she has 21 years experience and is dedicated to her patients' progress.
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.
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.
On-Call Office Manager
Brindlea is the Office Manager for Rehab Specialists. She has six years experience in customer service and marketing and is studying pre-medicine at Western Michigan University. Her favorite part about this job is 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 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!
Tina graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and management. In regards to why she loves working in healthcare, Tina says, "When people visit healthcare facilities, it's usually because they are hurting, in pain, or a loved one is in pain. Being a part of the team that helps the patient feel better is so important to me. Trying to understand insurance and what needs to be paid changes on a daily basis; it's confusing for people. I try to stay on top of the changing regulations so that I can explain it in simple terms to help them understand." Tina's leadership through the years has helped her grow into a better person and understanding leader. Tina's favorite color is purple and she usually has some form of purple on every day. She loves Golden Retrievers and will soon have 6 of them. She also loves gardening and can usually be found outside at her home in the country.