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 early 90's and has over 23 years of clinical expertise. Dr. Stephen is also an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. With extensive experience in treating back and neck pain with radiating symptoms, he has an active interest in sharing his expertise through mentoring, and has taught numerous courses. 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). 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 includes evidence based interventions for peripheral neuropathy and has successfully developed an evidence based protocol for peripheral neuropathy. John specializes in spine, extremities, nerve injuries, sports medicine and general Orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Our staff at Rehab Specialists is comprised of licensed professionals who are experts in the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of the body. We know how to help you get out of pain and back in action. The master clinicians at Rehab Specialists are trained or certified in the McKenzie method as well as several other specialty techniques, and have extensive experience in managing complex neurological and Orthopedic conditions. Each clinician has specialized training as well as years of experience. We believe in giving individual attention to each of our patients. Our therapists have worked closely with area surgeons in developing post-operative rehab protocols and are considered experts in the field.
John Stephen PT, PPD, Cert. MDT, COMPT is the clinic director for Rehab Specialists
Andrew J Fate - MSPT, MBA is the current administrative director for Rehab Specialists, LLC
Andy has a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Grand Valley State University in 2002 and a MBA degree from Cornerstone University. Andy has extensive experience as an Orthopedic manual physical therapist and is a dedicated clinician. Andy's 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)
Jennifer Kenyon - MSPT, ATC
Jennifer has been a licensed physical therapist for over 13 years. She graduated with a Bachelor's in exercise science and a Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Jennifer is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and has extensive experience in Orthopedic manual therapy and sports medicine. Jen is trained in the Graston technique and has advanced training in Mckenzie, TMJ conditions and Orthopedic manual therapy. Jennifer has extensive knowledge rehabilitating sports injuries, general Orthopedics, geriatrics, balance and vestibular disorders. Jennifer has assisted athletes ranging from grade school to college level athletics return to sports after injuries. She also has a strong background in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions.
Janis Montei - PT, OCS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Janis Montei, PT, OCS graduated from the University of Michigan with her degree in Physical Therapy and pursued her career here in Kalamazoo for the last 37 years. She specialized in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Spine. In 2008 she became Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. She has worked for orthopedic surgeons more than 25 years of her career.
Janis uses an eclectic approach to patient care. Her extensive manual PT courses, Osteopathic training, McKenzie approach coursework, and interest in mitigating chronic pain, allows her to choose custom approaches for each individual patient. Janis has extensive experience in treating complex spine and orthopedic issues and while skilled and interested in all type of clients and athletes, she has a special niche practice in Performing Arts. Having danced since age 5, and long served the Kalamazoo area performing artists, Janis is well known as a "go to therapist" for dance, gymnastics, orchestral and theater people. She has served on Western Michigan's Partner's in Dance Board, Wellspring Dance Board and provided numerous touring dance troupes, with backstage PT at Miller Auditorium. She has also been a Coach for Borgess Run camps, and been part of the medical support teams at the Kalamazoo Marathons for the last 4 years.
Megan Bly - DPT,CLT
Megan graduated with a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2010. Megan has experience in orthopedic, sport medicine and general neurological conditions. She is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) and specialty trained in vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Megan has LSVT certification as a specialty trained therapist in Parkinsons. Megan is Mckenzie trained and also has an active interest in geriatrics and has extensive experience in pre and post-surgical rehabilitation. Megan is very dedicated and caring therapist who enjoys working with patients.
Maribeth Henry - DPT,CLT
Maribeth graduated with a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2008. Maribeth has experience in orthopedic, sport medicine and general neurological conditions. She is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) and Mckenzie trained. She sees both out patient and home health patients.
Allyson Dreger - DPT
Allyson graduated from Central Michigan University with her doctor of physical therapy degree in 2017. She has had experience working with vestibular disorders, concussions, orthopedics, and specifically working with dancers. In addition, Allyson is a licensed massage therapist with 4 years of experience. Allyson is a life-long learner and is Mckenzie trained. She is very caring and enjoy working as a physical therapist.
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. 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.
Greg Tharge - PTA, CIMT
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 sacro-iliac joint issues, vestibular rehab (BPPV), and pediatric orthopedic injuries. Gregg is a very compassionate and caring therapist who often goes above and beyond for his patients.
Emily Whitchurch - LMT
Emily graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in March 2011. In Golden, Colorado she had her own massage business and taught Deep Tissue and Sports massage at her alma mater. She moved to Michigan in the summer of 2017 with her husband for a fresh start and environment change. She specializes in customizing each massage and is competent in different techniques: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage, and Clinical Aromatherapy. She enjoys working with clients to make their lives pain-free, whether the message is for maintenance, prevention, or injury management
Nicole Arnott - LMT
Nicole is a licensed Massage Therapist with over 11 years of experience. She graduated from Everest Institute specializing in Swedish, Deep tissue, Trigger point & Relaxation massage techniques. She has worked in the health care field for over 12 years and is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey!
Adam Osmun - BA
Adam Osmun is the business manager for Rehab Specialists. Adam has over 10 years of working in the healthcare with a focus in rehabilitation. Adam graduated with Bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from Hope College. He has worked with area surgeons assisting patients in their recovery process.
Kristin Stermer - Front desk coordinator
Kristin graduated with a bachelor of sociology degree from WMU. She manages the front desk and customer service. She is the safety coordinator for Rehab Specialists.