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.
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.
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.
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.
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