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Meet Our Therapists

Amy Waltz

Amy Waltz

PT, MPT, CLT, Cert. MDT, HSP

Lead Physical Therapist

Certified Lymphedema Therapist 

McKenzie Certified Therapist

Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner

 

Amy joined our practice in April 2016. She is familiar with the South Lyon area and is a graduate of South Lyon High School. She brings over 15 years of outpatient physical therapy experience and a Master’s degree from The University of Michigan. In addition to a well-versed knowledge and experience with general orthopedic and spinal conditions, Amy enjoys treating patients with ankle and foot injuries as well as patients recovering from breast cancer. She is an avid runner and is very passionate about physical fitness and being active through sports and outdoor activities.


Additionally, Amy is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), McKenzie Certified Therapist (Cert. MDT), and Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner . For more information regarding the treatment mechanisms involved in lymphedema therapy and the McKenzie Method, please see our Advanced Certifications page. 


As our Lead Physical Therapist, Amy ensures all patients receive the highest quality of care while assisting in daily management and oversight operations for the clinic.

Ann Bishop

Ann Bishop

PT

LSVT BIG Certified Therapist

 

Ann has retired from the physical therapy field as of May 1, 2020, but she remains on our staff contingently to assist with vacation coverage.

 

Ann joined our practice in June 2017. She has been a part of the surrounding community for over 30 years and is excited to offer her therapy services at Brostrom Physical Therapy! Ann graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1987 and has over 29 years of physical therapy experience in a variety of settings (including hospital, sub-acute, private practice, and outpatient orthopedics). 


Ann's clinical interests include orthopedics, geriatrics, and sports medicine; she has attended several continuing education events and conferences to further her knowledge in these areas. In 2018, Ann received a certification in the LSVT BIG protocol, which is a treatment approach for patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

 

At Brostrom Physical Therapy, Ann plans to utilize her experience as a hands-on physical therapist to restore patient's function and ability.

Brandon Little

Brandon Little

PT, DPT

 

Brandon joined our practice in October 2022 and brings over 7 years of outpatient physical therapy experience. He received his Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a focus in pre-physical therapy in 2012 through Oakland University and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 2015. In addition to a well-versed knowledge and experience with general orthopedic conditions, Brandon enjoys treating patients with shoulder and lower extremity conditions, as well as youth, intermediate,  collegiate, and semi-professional athletes. 


Brandon's treatment style is built around working with clients to help them reach their therapeutic goals through a patient-centered and evidence-based program, utilizing a blend of manual therapy and exercises. He is trained in Levels I and II through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and has treated a wide range of clientele including those with chronic pain.


In his free time, Brandon enjoys golf, hockey, cycling, hiking, woodworking, board games, and spending time with his wife and son.


In our clinic, Brandon is excited to collaborate with a well-versed team of physical therapy and massage therapy professionals, as well as obtain his CMPT and OCS credentials.

Carly Murray (Bernadotte)

Carly Murray (Bernadotte)

PT, DPT

LSVT BIG Certified Therapist 


Carly assists on a contingent basis to provide vacation coverage.


Carly joined our practice in September 2018. She graduated from The University of Michigan (Dearborn) in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Policy Studies and went on to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in August 2018. At The University of Michigan, Carly was a 4-year recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship and received honors and high distinction for academic excellence. During her studies at UNC, Carly had the opportunity to complete nearly 20 weeks of outpatient orthopedic clinicals and treated a wide variety of conditions involving spinal conditions, joint replacements, and musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, knee, ankle, hip, and jaw. She also obtained a Certification in the Otago Exercise Program, which is a series of strength and balance exercises aimed at reducing falls.

 

Carly’s clinical interests include general musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative care, and any condition affecting the geriatric population. She is LSVT BIG Certified and is enthusiastic about fall prevention and developing plans of care for general deconditioning, poor balance, and gait disturbances. Carly is passionate about outpatient physical therapy and enjoys the connection she establishes with her patients; overall, feels privileged to have a role in getting her patients back to what they love doing.

 

In her free time, Carly enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, running, and being active. At Brostrom Physical Therapy, Carly plans to apply her education and experience in her hands-on treatment, grow as a well-versed clinician, develop lasting relationships with her patients and referring Physicians, as well as become McKenzie and Vestibular Certified.

Danielle Nelson

Danielle Nelson

LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist


You may recognize Danielle as one of our Physical Therapy Technicians and Patient Administrator Assistants, but she also performs a wide variety of massage therapy services in our clinic (click here to read more). She is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in September 2008.


Danielle is passionate about providing a customized touch for each client while providing an environment for healing. She has experience in the physical therapy setting, massage therapy setting, and has also provided care for family members and residents of an assisted living home. In her free time, Danielle enjoys bowling, horseback riding, mountain biking, and trying anything based around water.


At Brostrom Physical Therapy, Danielle plans to use her upbeat personality and clinical skills to impact the lives and well-being of her massage therapy clients and our physical therapy patients, as well as gain certification as a Medical Massage Therapist (MMT).

Erin Jones

Erin Jones

PTA, CLT

Certified Lymphedema Therapist

 

Erin graduated from Washtenaw Community College with an Applied Science Degree in their Physical Therapist Assistant program.

 

Erin's clinical and professional experience has come from outpatient physical therapy settings; she is familiar with orthopedic, geriatric, and athletic cases. Since she is familiar with carrying her own caseload, she possesses both knowledge and experience in a wide array of diagnoses and physical therapy treatment interventions such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient education and instruction, and kinesio-taping. Additionally, Erin is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT); visit our Advanced Certifications page for more information regarding the treatment mechanisms involved in lymphedema therapy. 


Erin is dedicated to building lasting relationships and providing excellent customer service in all interactions on a regular basis. She describes herself as flexible, optimistic, and opportunistic, and is passionate about promoting overall health and wellness through physical therapy and lymphedema therapy.

  

Outside of providing care to her patients, Erin's hobbies include reading, cooking, seeing live music, spending time with friends and family, as well as hiking with her dog and husband.

 

In our clinic, Erin plans to couple her outgoing and energetic personality with her superb communication skills. This will enhance her collaboration with our physical therapist and massage therapist team, as well as referring physicians, to provide her patients with outstanding treatment.

Jill Sullivan

Jill Sullivan

PT, ATRIC

Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute Certified


Jill assists on a contingent basis to provide vacation coverage.


Jill joins our team as a licensed physical therapist with over 30 years of experience, most of which come from an outpatient physical therapy setting. Most recently, she worked with patients at a skilled nursing facility to facilitate transitions between hospital to home or the next level of care. She is a proud resident of the local community and is excited to return to her roots in the outpatient setting to provide services. She graduated from Oakland University in 1987 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy.


Jill is well-versed in a variety of patient conditions and treatment techniques. She commonly uses joint mobilizations, manual therapy, modalities, exercises, and education in her treatment plans and is passionate about making sure patients meet their goals. She has a special interest in treating the senior population. Additionally, she is accustomed to collaborating and educating members of a patient’s care team (such as physicians with various sub specialties, physical therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, caregivers, and family members). When she is not coordinating care or providing treatment, Jill enjoys exercising and spending time with her family and friends.


At Brostrom Physical Therapy, Jill plans to apply her years of experience to provide well-rounded and effective treatment, as well as further her relationships with physicians and patients in the local area.

Renée Pawloski

Renée Pawloski

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

LSVT BIG Certified Therapist

Certified in Dry Needling

 

Renée joined our practice in September 2020. After graduating from Michigan State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology, she pursued and obtained her Doctorate Degree in physical therapy at Central Michigan University in 2012. In addition to her traditional education at the University level, Renée possesses an LSVT BIG Certification, which is a program designed to improve motor skills for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.


Renée's clinical and working experience has predominately come from outpatient physical therapy settings; she is familiar with orthopedic, geriatric, post-surgical, worker's compensation, and athletic cases. She uses a mix of manual therapy as well as appropriate exercises to help a patient with their progress. She is also certified and experienced with dry needling for the upper and lower extremities. Education and communication are also some of the most important areas of Renée's practice; she enjoys seeing patients become independent with their care and equipped with tools to succeed after being discharged from physical therapy. 

 

Outside of providing care to her patients, Renée's hobbies include theater, music (especially the piano and trumpet), reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Renée is excited to join the Brostrom PT family and looks forward to providing excellent care in an comfortable environment, as well as connecting with her patients to achieve better outcomes.

Ryan Angelosanto

Ryan Angelosanto

PTA

 

Ryan was born and raised in South Lyon and is proud to remain a resident to this day. He graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelors Degree in Health Science (Minor in Exercise Science) in 2015 and has been practicing in outpatient settings ever since.  He went into the physical therapy field because he has a passion to help people improve their quality of life and to provide quality medical care.

 

Ryan is familiar with post-operative, orthopedic, geriatric, and athletic cases. Since he is familiar with carrying his own caseload, he possesses both knowledge and experience in a wide array of diagnoses and physical therapy treatment interventions such as functional activities, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises, and patient education. 

 

Outside of providing care to his patients, Ryan's hobbies include playing bass guitar, listening to vinyl, going to the movies, spending time with family and friends, and attending or watching sporting events (particularly hockey and football).

 

In joining our team, Ryan is excited to positively impact his hometown community with outstanding treatment, collaborate with our dynamic group of therapists, and explore professional growth through continuing education.

Ryan Pawloski, PT, DPT, OCS

Ryan Pawloski, PT, DPT, OCS

PT, DPT, OCS

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist


Ryan graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2019 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and then completed a year-long residency at Northwestern University to become board-certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Prior to obtaining his PT degree, he worked for roughly 5 years providing strength and conditioning training in a gym atmosphere and enjoys athletes of all levels. Ryan is very enthused to offer one-on-one skilled care in a collaborative environment and, given that he has his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification, is very familiar with varying diagnoses and conditions including vestibular conditions.

 

Ryan's clinical interests include chronic conditions, athletic performance and sports conditions, and all spinal conditions (neck pain, headaches, vertigo, and TMJ). He is passionate about outpatient physical therapy and enjoys the connection he establishes with his patients; overall, he loves seeing his patients regain both confidence and capabilities. He is also experienced with dry needling for the upper and lower extremities. 

 

In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, hiking, weight-lifting, and spending time with friends and family. At Brostrom Physical Therapy, he plans to apply his education and experience in his hands-on treatment, grow as a well-versed clinician, develop lasting relationships with his patients and referring Physicians, as well as become McKenzie Certified.

Sarah Garbula (Dacko)

Sarah Garbula (Dacko)

PTA

LSVT BIG Certified Therapist

Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner

 

Sarah was born and raised in Southern California but relocated to the area and joined our Brostrom PT family in December 2017. She graduated from Loma Linda University with an Applied Science Degree in their Physical Therapist Assistant program. In addition to her traditional education at the University level, Sarah possesses an LSVT BIG Certification, which is a program designed to improve motor skills for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

 

Sarah’s experience has primarily come from outpatient physical therapy settings; she is familiar with orthopedic, geriatric, and athletic cases. She is passionate about the physical therapy field and loves to interact with patients and help them reach their goals.

 

While practicing as a Physical Therapist Assistant in California, Sarah had the opportunity to work with numerous orthopedic diagnoses, spinal conditions, sports injuries, and post-surgery cases. Since she is familiar with carrying her own caseload, she possesses both knowledge and experience in a wide array of diagnoses and physical therapy treatment interventions such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient education and instruction, and kinesio-taping. 

 

Outside of providing care to her patients, Sarah’s hobbies include being active, spending time with family and friends, shopping, and playing/watching sports.

 

Sarah is excited to call Michigan home, and plans to couple her outgoing and energetic personality with her superb communication skills to collaborate with our physical therapists and referring physicians and provide her patients with outstanding treatment.

Stephanie Liederbach

Stephanie Liederbach

PT, DPT


Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2012; she also minored in Pyschology and was Co-Captain of the Women's Water Polo Club Team. She then graduated from the University of St. Augustine with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December 2014. To our clinic, she brings several years of experience from outpatient neurology and in-home physical therapy settings, and this experience helps her understand the continuum of patient care and advocacy for varying diagnoses across different disciplines and settings. 


Stephanie describes her treatment style as functional and creative. She enjoys having patients perform different and unique exercises that allow them to learn new movement patterns and regain trust and confidence in their body. Her clinical interests include general orthopedic, neurology, and geriatric. She is excited to dedicate her skills and experience to patient treatment; she appreciates the close-knit, locally owned and patient-focused aspects that our facility offers. 


In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys taking her dogs to the park, spending time with her family, and baking. At Brostrom Physical Therapy, she plans to pursue continuing education for pelvic health conditions and grow her skillset as a therapist in our team-based setting.

Taylor Chiatalas (Johnston)

Taylor Chiatalas (Johnston)

PT, DPT, FAKTR Certified, HSP

Hesch Sacroiliac Practitioner

 

Taylor joined our practice in July 2020. After graduating from Saginaw Valley State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Exercise Science, she pursued and obtained her Doctorate Degree in physical therapy at Summa Cum Laude status from The University of Michigan in 2019.

 

Taylor's clinical and working experience has predominately come from outpatient physical therapy settings; she is familiar with orthopedic, geriatric, neurologic, and athletic cases. She enjoys assisting patients in meeting their therapy goals through determining individualized treatment plans, providing manual therapy, and instructing patients through therapeutic exercises and activities. Taylor also enjoys being a part of each patient's comprehensive care group involving our team of physical therapists as well as referring Physicians and specialists. 


Taylor is certified in the FAKTR method, which is a concept of treatment that incorporates the latest research evidence for soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive protocol to treat common disorders of the musculoskeletal system, as well as complicated injuries. Learn more on our Advanced Certifications page (under the Services tab at the top of our website).

 

Outside of providing care to her patients, Taylor's hobbies include being active and spending time with her husband, puppy, family, and friends.

 

Taylor is excited to join the Brostrom PT family and looks forward to applying her education and experience to provide outstanding care.

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