Walk The Line’s Recovery Team includes Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Licensed Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists.
We are proud to have a wide variety of staff with diverse educational, professional and personal backgrounds. We strive to provide an environment that encourages teamwork, creativity and innovation.
While each member of The WTL Recovery Team performs different functions, they all believe that working to help our clients attain their goals for recovery is why they are here.
We’re proud to say that we’ve got the best Recovery Team in the world!
Shruti Joshi graduated in 2007 from CMF’s College of Physical Therapy in India with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. During a clinical rotation at a renowned Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Pune, India, Shruti had the opportunity to work with young adults with stroke, spinal-cord injury and post-operative spinal level stem-cell surgery. She then accepted a position as a pediatric Physical Therapist at the New Horizons Child Development Center in Mumbai, India. With a keen interest to continue exploring the field of neurological rehabilitation, Shruti then pursued and completed a Masters of Health Sciences degree at the University of Indianapolis with a clinical emphasis on neurological rehabilitation. While pursuing her graduate degree, she concurrently worked as a Physical Therapist in the Pontiac School District with students with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, learning difficulties and chronic spinal cord injuries. In every position she’s held, Shruti has believed in being passionate about helping people discover their abilities and continuously improve their quality of life. Shruti joined Walk The Line in 2011. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Matt received his B.S. in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Cincinnati in 2014 and followed up with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Dayton in 2017. During his tenure at the University of Dayton Matt served as a biomechanics tutor, and received awards for research he performed in as well as the award for his class for clinical excellence. Matt consistently works on increasing his knowledge in areas of biomechanics and neurology to incorporate into practice, as well as plans to perform research in related fields to increase the field of knowledge.
Taylor completed her undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology. After graduating from CMU, she furthered her education at Oakland University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. While completing her doctoral degree she presented on topics including; neurological examination in the acute care setting and varying treatment approaches for individuals with Parkinson’s. As well as conducting and presenting research pertaining to physical activity for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Following graduation, she accepted a position with Beaumont Health in an outpatient orthopedic setting treating a wide variety of individuals with post-surgical, sports injury, and common musculoskeletal impairments. Taylor started at Walk The Line in January of 2017. She feels that joining the team at WTL has given her the opportunity to merge her passion for neuroscience with helping people reach their goals to improve function. Taylor enjoys the daily challenges set by the team and clients to push conventional limits to achieve progress and further recovery. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
Sheena earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy while also obtaining a minor in Exercise Science at Oakland University. She then continued her education at Oakland University and received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Sheena began at Walk The Line as a student on her final internship in September 2017. Shortly after graduation she began working at Walk The Line as a trainer while studying for the licensing exam.
With goals of travel PT and traveling the country in mind I accepted my first placement away from Walk The Line and soon realized something was missing. Actually, a lot was missing: true client centered care, co-workers who share the bond of a family, laughter in the workplace, and a team environment of positive energy from office staff, trainers, clients, and Physical Therapists. I then realized my goal of travelling didn’t make sense if I couldn’t work in an environment that I was passionate about every day. So, I followed what I was passionate about and returned to Walk The Line as a Physical Therapist. Here, I truly believe the environment is one of a kind and the type of recovery place I wish everyone had the opportunity to experience. I’m grateful to be a member of Team WTL.
Jody graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with a BS in Movement Science. She continued to further her education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005. Jody then spent the next 6.5 years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD working in both outpatient and inpatient settings. At JHH, she was able to work with a mixture of clients across the age spectrum with varying rehabilitation needs. Her main focus was with the pediatric population and working with people having pelvic floor dysfunctions. Jody is excited to have joined Walk The Line to collaborate with other professionals to help the clients at Walk The Line reach their goals for recovery. Jody joined Walk The Line in 2012. She is CPR and First Aid Certified. Her favorite color is purple.
Nick earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University. While earning his degree, he played baseball for Eastern Michigan University, a Division I team. Nick’s strengths in conditioning, speed, agility training and strength-building stem from his background in baseball, as a player and as a coach. Nick has worked in the SCI Recovery field since 2006 and has been with Walk The Line from the very first day in July 2007. He has the opportunity to work with our clients, all who have different levels of injury, but all who have the same goal of recovery. He is committed to using his knowledge and experience to benefit our clients. Nick is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Eric completed his B.S. in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University. His senior year included an internship at Oakland Orthopedic Fitness and Rehabilitation, where he gained practical and valuable experience working with patients of all populations. Having worked as a Personal Trainer prior to joining our team at Walk The Line and utilizing his degree in exercise science, Eric has developed his own unique style of promoting core utilization, strength and development in our clients recovery. Eric is a former hockey and baseball player and is motivated by the positive results his clients achieve. Eric joined Walk The Line in 2008. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Chris has a B.S. in Exercise Science – Sports Medicine from Eastern Michigan University. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Chris has six years of experience in both commercial and corporate fitness settings which has given him the opportunity to work with diverse and challenging clients. His training philosophy is “intelligent intensity”. Chris believes exercise selection should be based on form, function and effectiveness. Chris specializes in strength development and stresses that every training session is a chance to progress and achieve goals, both short and long term. Chris joined Walk The Line in 2009. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Kris graduated from the University of Toledo in 2011 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. His clinical rotations at the University of Toledo included the UT softball, football and men’s basketball teams. He also spent a semester at the University of Toledo Medical Center’s physical therapy clinic, assisting with orthopedic and neurologic injuries and conditions. Kris is CPR/AED certified and a member of NATA. He is looking forward to helping the clients at Walk The Line achieve any and every goal they may have throughout their recovery.
Brianna earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University in 2009. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 2009 and is also CPR/First Aid certified. After completing her undergraduate education, she continued on to graduate with her Master’s degree in Sports Performance from Ball State University in 2011. Most of her experience comes from collegiate level sports working with field hockey, tennis, football, softball, basketball, cross country and track & field. She has gained experience at Northwestern University and most recently, at Oakland University. Brianna feels blessed to work in an environment that is mentally and physically challenging and hopes to help Walk The Line clients achieve their goals.
Anthony graduated from Albion College in 2013 with a B.A. in Athletic Training and has been BOC certified since 2014. While earning his degree, he played basketball for Albion College, a Division III team, where he was voted team captain and team MVP his senior year. Anthony is currently pursuing M.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise and Sports Science. His experience as an athletic training student and as an intern at Mercy Rehab has allowed him to gain practical and clinical experience with a wide variety of individuals and sports teams. Anthony enjoys the energetic and challenging environment that Walk The Line offers the clients and the training staff, which motivates him to come to work everyday. He believes that challenging clients and keeping them engaged, active, and optimistic will allow them to achieve their goals. Anthony is CPR/First Aid certified.
Katrina graduated from Baker College of Allen Park with an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in June of 2015. She first came to Walk The Line to complete a clinical internship as a student and officially joined the Walk the Line team in July of 2015. Before coming to Walk The Line she also completed a full time clinical rotation at Oakwood Hospital in Taylor, MI where she was able to experience working with people during the early stages of SCI and TBI recovery. Katrina is eager and enthusiastic about utilizing advanced and creative techniques in the journey to recovery for so many individuals. Katrina is an active member of the APTA and she is also CPR and First Aid certified.
Jennifer received her bachelors of science in Movement Science from Grand Valley State University. Upon graduating, Jennifer became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and began working as a Sports Performance Coach and later a Sports Performance Director. Jennifer has trained several athletes at all levels, from youth to elite athletes, including: Olympic Gold Medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis, World Champions Evan Bates and Madison Chock, Olympic Bronze medalist Gracie Gold, and professional beach volleyball players. During her time as a Sports Performance Director, Jennifer became passionate about inclusion within athletics and exercise, specifically with children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Jennifer is excited to bring her philosophy of “education through exercise” to Walk the Line to help clients gain strength, self confidence and improved quality of life. Jennifer came to Walk the Line in April of 2016. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Amanda earned her B.S. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Wayne State University in 2014 where she was a four year member of the varsity softball team. She then continued her education at the University of Findlay where she received her Master’s degree in Athletic Training and has been BOC certified since 2017. During her time at UF, she completed diverse clinical rotations with collegiate sports teams, high schools, and PT clinics. Amanda is excited to utilize her competitive nature and help clients at Walk The Line achieve their goals and enhance their daily lives. She is CPR/AED and First Aid certified.
Tori received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Oakland University in 2014 where she spent her time working in the Fitness Department promoting and educating on healthy lifestyles through exercise and nutrition. From there Tori worked with various populations, such as orthopedics, MS, and dementia, at multiple outpatient physical therapy clinics. In 2016, Tori began her Physical Therapy Assistant program at Macomb Community College, which lead her to Walk the Line for a final clinical rotation. Tori earned her PTA license in July of 2018. She is inspired by the compassion and dedication she observes from clients and coworkers. She hopes to provide motivation, optimism, and education to all clients and help them along there road of recovery. Tori is CPR/First Aid certified.
Craig graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Athletic Training and has been a BOC certified Athletic Trainer since 2014. While completing his undergraduate degree, Craig participated in many extra curricular internships allowing him to work with high school teams, doctors offices, physical therapy clinics as well as the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Since then his experience comes from collegiate level sports working with football, basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, volleyball and tennis teams. His professional experience comes from Northern Kentucky University as well as Western Kentucky University. Craig enjoys working in a client and team centered environment where everyone collaborates to provide the best care to help clients achieve their goals. Craig is CPR/First Aid Certified.
Prior to receiving his BS in Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida in 2016, Jon was an infantryman in the Marine Corps which sparked an interest in working in a rehabilitative/recovery setting. During his final semester at UCF he was an intern at the Center of Recovery and Exercise in Orlando, FL, where he was introduced to the field of neurorecovery. After working there for two years as a trainer and gaining experience working with a wide variety of neurological conditions including SCI, he joined the WTL team in August of 2018. Jon enjoys working with and getting to know clients of all backgrounds and particularly enjoys seeing them meet and exceed their goals, and he believes that every repetition, of every set, of every exercise is a step towards recovery. He is CPR/First Aid certified.
Jakob completed his degree of Exercise Science at Hope College. He was a member of the football team as well as a Health dynamics and Exercise Physiology Teachers Assistant (TA). Jakob also conducted research on Hope College athletes and their recovery habits as well as worked with the Strength and Conditioning staff. He has worked as a Physical Therapy Intern through Holland Hospital in outpatient, inpatient and aquatic settings. Jakob enjoys incorporating the various techniques of strength and conditioning, sport and physical therapy into sessions to help clients achieve their recovery goals. Jakob joined the WTL Team in 2018 and is CPR/ First aid certified.
Marissa obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in June of 2017 from Baker College. She first came to WTL as a student on a field trip. She instantly loved it and knew she wanted to eventually work in the neuro field! After graduating, Marissa worked at an outpatient pediatric neurological rehab clinic where she worked primarily with children with Cerebral Palsy, sensory disorders such as autism, and some adult brain injuries. Marissa feels fortunate to be able to work along side such amazing PT’s and trainers at Walk The Line and is excited to continue to grow and help clients progress to meeting their goals