Meet Your Team

Meet Your Team

Skeletal Posture


Highly Trained Staff of Certified Therapists

We have helped 20,000 individuals overcome back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, chronic pain, tension headaches, pediatric issues, and other physical therapy concerns. Most of our patients are sent to us by their doctors. That’s why we are the doctor’s choice for chronic pain relief.

 

Rochester Hills Clinic

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Troy Clinic

St. Clair Shores Clinic

   
   
   
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Bloomfield Hills Clinic

Macomb Clinic

   
   
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Novi/Northville Clinic

Royal Oak Clinic

   
   
   
   
   
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Plymouth/Canton Clinic

 
     
     
     
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Neil King Physical Therapy of Rochester Hills Team

 

Neil King, MPT

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Neil King“I chose my field because I wanted to help patients recover from musculoskeletal problems and pain and to function optimally. My PT training and Rolfing training combined allow me to help others in a way very few therapists can. My main goal is to give my patients good-quality outcomes and maximize their potential. Accurately analyzing their musculoskeletal issues and problems allows me to get these results quickly.”

Master's Degree:  Business Administration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2016

Master's Degree:  Physical Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 1995

Bachelor's Degree:  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2016

Additional Training/Certification:  Advanced Certified Rolfer®, The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration; Massage Therapy, Soma School of Massage; CranioSacral Therapy, Upledger Institute; Muscle Energy Workshop

Licensed: State of Michigan

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Denise Bickett, AT, ATC, PTA

Denise Bickett“I was a competitive gymnast growing up and had several injuries, so I knew how it felt to not be able to participate in the sport I loved. I wanted to be able to work with athletes/patients and help rehabilitate and return them to their sport or just their active lifestyle. Physical therapy allows me to help patients achieve their goals to reduce their pain and regain their function.”

Master's Degree:  Athletic Training, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Kent State University, Ashtabula, OH

Additional Training/Certification:  Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association; Myofascial Release; CranioSacral Therapy, Upledger Institute; Lymphatic Drainage; Vestibular Therapy

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Tina Schaffner, DPT

Tina Schaffner“I chose physical therapy because I wanted to work directly with patients to help them move forward in their lives. Very few professions allow for prolonged patient interaction to make a significant change. I enjoy problem-solving with patients, teaching them how to move and reach their daily goals without pain. I want them to have the confidence to return to their regular activities without fear of further problems.”

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy, University of Michigan, Flint, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Movement Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Flint, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Rx Certification, LSVT Global; Certified STOTT Pilates® Instructor; Muscle Energy Technique; Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT), Oakland University; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Level I and II, Herman and Wallace

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Kathy Schmidt, PTA

Kathy Schmidt“Both my parents required physical therapy for different conditions. As I watched the physical therapists interact with my parents, I realized what a vital role these people had in helping them regain their functional abilities and get their life back. I enjoy seeing people regain or acquire new movement and strength and seeing them move pain-free and with confidence.”

Master's Degree: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Bachelor's Degree: Special Education, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI

Additional Training/Certification: LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; CranioSacral Therapy, Upledger Institute; Vestibular Therapy; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Level I, Herman and Wallace

Licensed: State of Michigan

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Mike Stumph, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Troy Team

 

Amy Mittelstaedt, PT

Bachelor's Degree: Physical Therapy

Additional Training/Certification: Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Delayla Hilanto, PTA

Delayla Hilanto“I chose a career in Physical Therapy after being introduced to it while watching my grandmother recover from a stroke. Physical Therapy impacted her life and gave her independence to return to daily function. After seeing that and being inspired, I decided to move forward and pursue a career in the field. My hopes are to provide my patients with the confidence, independence and self-management skills to be able to live a life with minimal pain, have a knowledge of how their body is properly supposed to work and to enjoy the activities that makes their lives worthwhile. My goals are to further my education in areas that will benefit my patients.”

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant, Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; Vestibular Therapy; Pelvic Floor therapy Level I, Herman & Wallace

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Jaime Karwoski, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of St. Clair Shores Team

 

Sheila Polcyn, PT

Sheila Polcyn“Academically, I was driven toward science, in particular, human anatomy. I have a lot of empathy for people who are hurting. I find it compelling to help individuals resolve physical issues, thereby improving their quality of life in order to return to functional activities of daily living. I listen to patients to get a thorough history in order to identify what is causing their pain or dysfunction.”

Bachelor's Degree:  Physical Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA); currently teaching Zumba, yoga and kickboxing; numerous continuing education courses pertaining to orthopedics, including cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine and pelvis, shoulder, yoga for physical therapists and gait training in the elderly

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Kristen DeCaluwe, PTA

                     Kristen DeCaluwe

“At the early age of 12, I knew I wanted a career in Physical Therapy.  I loved helping people regain their independence and overcome physical setbacks, allowing them to return to the things/activities that they like to do.  I enjoy working at Neil King PT because of the on-on-one therapy concept that is followed and the opportunity to continue learning and expanding my skills/knowledge base.”

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant, Macomb Community College, Macomb MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Vestibular Therapy;  Certified Massage Therapist

Licensed: State of Michigan

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Diane Ryda, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Bloomfield Hills Team

 

Daniel Ormsby, DPT

Dan Ormsby“I chose physical therapy because I have a vast interest in physical fitness and health and wellness. Physical therapy allows me the opportunity to build relationships while promoting health through education, exercise, manual techniques and discipline. I enjoy helping others while being in a career that is active and challenging. I hope to help my patients attain the best quality of life achievable.”

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy, University of Michigan, Flint, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Health Science, University of Michigan, Flint, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Vestibular Therapy; CranioSacral therapy, Upledger Insitute; Muscle Energy Technique

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Melissa Thompson, DPT

Melissa Thompson“I was inspired to become a Physical Therapist during my experience as a volunteer in high school at the outpatient and in-patient Physical Therapy departments at the hospital where my mother worked. During my time there, I was able to witness patients progress and be able to achieve their goals and return to their previous level of function. My goal as a physical therapist is to work together with patients to not only achieve their goals but to also incorporate strategies and exercises to manage their symptoms and prevent further exacerbation in the future.”

 

Doctorate Degree: Physical Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Additional Training/Certification: LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Rx Certification, LSVT Global; Vestibular Therapy; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Level I and II, Herman and Wallace

Licensed: State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Macomb Team

 

Rebecca Warunek, DPT

Bachelor's Degree: Physical Therapy

Additional Training/Certification: Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Elizabeth Kelly, PTA

Elizabeth Kelly

“I was always drawn to the medical field, and physical therapy's positive focus on returning the patient to a higher level of function was the factor that cinched it for me. My sister has also been in the field for 20 years, so I had a firsthand account of the variety of patients I might encounter, their varied backgrounds and multitude of conditions to treat. Watching patients improve on an ongoing basis reaffirms my decision and is what makes this field so rewarding.”

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant, Macomb Community College, Macomb MI

Additional Training/Certification:  LSVT BIG Parkinson's Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; Pelvic Floor therapy Level I, Herman & Wallace; CranioSacral therapy, Upledger Institute;  Vestibular Therapy;  Licensed (State of Michigan) Pharmacy Technician

Licensed: State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Novi/Northville Team

Lia Palomino, DPT

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy

Bachelor's Degree:  Information coming soon

Additional Training/Certification: Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Teddy Bachakes, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Peggy Lesuisse, PTA

Peggy Lessuise“During my life, I have become more aware of how much I care for people who struggle with movement and pain. I chose the field of physical therapy because it pleases me to help patients gain and maintain as much control and independence in their lives as possible. My goal is to focus on people’s strengths and not their limitations, and help them reach their highest functional level.”

Bachelor's Degree:  Arts in Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Associate's Degree:  Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Treatment of common extremity dysfunction through mobilization, Great Lakes Seminars; LSVT BIG Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; Pelvic Floor therapy Level I, Herman & Wallace; CranioSacral therapy, Upledger Institute

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Helen Martin, PTA

Helen Martin“Through the years as a nurse, I came to realize that the diagnosis, surgery, or discharge from hospital was not the end of recovery, it was just the beginning. With my career in PT, I have the opportunity to aid the patient on their journey to independence with less or no pain and give them the ability to return to activities they weren’t able to do before.”

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant, Baker College of Allen Park, MI

Diploma in Nursing:  University of Keele, England

Additional Training/Certification:  Pelvic Floor therapy Level I, Herman & Wallace; LSVT BIG Parkinson's Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; Vestibular Therapy

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Mario Palomino, PTA

Mario Palomino“I chose a career in physical therapy because I love the world of physical fitness and exercise, along with the application of both to promote overall health. While working at Neil King Physical Therapy, I have been able to hone my skills and provide a unique level of care. I specialize in working with athletes and all orthopedic conditions and joint replacements. The treatment approach that Neil King takes allows for one on one treatment unlike most outpatient PT clinics.”

Bachelor's Degree:  Health Science Major/Exercise Science Minor, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Associate's Degree:  Physical Therapist Assistant, Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha, NE

Additional Training/Certification:  Crossfit Level 1 Certification

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Royal Oak Team

 

Matt Hales, DPT

Matt Hales"I chose to pursue a career in physical therapy because of an interest in anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, and pathology. In addition, I wanted to work directly with patients to help improve the quality of their lives and a physical therapy profession allows for a prolonged one on one patient interaction. I appreciate the opportunity to problem solve and truly identify what the underlying cause of a person’s impairments are and in turn prevent the impairments from returning.”

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Health Science Major/Exercise Science Minor, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Vestibular Therapy; TMJ Dysfunction; orthopedically trained

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Kristina Reesman, DPT

“While working as a Personal Trainer, I fell in love with helping people improve their quality of life through exercise and healthy behaviors.  But I wanted to make a greater impact on the rehabilitation process so I decided to continue my education and become a Physical Therapist.  Part of what appealed to me about working at Neil King Physical Therapy is the value placed on learning and the one-one care that each patient receives and deserves.”

 

 

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Bachelor's Degree:  Health Science Major/Exercise Science Minor, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Personal Trainer

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Kelsie Renea Chalas, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Deborah Cole, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Adam Dell'Orco, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Neil King Physical Therapy of Plymouth/Canton Team

 

Katerine Petersen, DPT

Doctorate Degree:  Physical Therapy

Bachelor's Degree:  Information coming soon

Additional Training/Certification: Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Susan Morelli, PTA

Associate's Degree: Physical Therapist Assistant

Additional Training/Certification:  Information coming soon

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Angela Poole, PTA, BCTMB

Angela Poole“I love working with people of all ages to achieve their goals of well-being. It’s amazing to see the transformation that happens when someone who has had chronic pain transitions to having little or no pain. Their whole demeanor and outlook on life is brighter. That’s one of the greatest rewards in my profession. I believe in treating the whole person and feel that the combination of manual therapy and exercises greatly complement each other in helping people reach and maintain their goals.”

Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelors of Art in Kinesiology, Hope College, Holland, MI

Associate's Degree:  Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, HFCC, Dearborn, MI

Additional Training/Certification:  Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy; LSVT BIG Parkinson's Certified Clinician, LSVT Global; CranioSacral Therapy, Upledger Institute; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Level I, Herman & Wallace; Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist

Licensed:  State of Michigan

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Doctors recommend us. Patients want us. Trust Neil King Physical Therapy, the doctor’schoice for chronic pain relief. Call Neil King Physical Therapy at 844.275.9847 or fill out our Online Request Form to make an appointment. Learn firsthand why we are the doctor’s choice for pain relief. We treat patients from the surrounding areas of Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County.