Crawl Walk Jump Run in Clinton Township on Garfield Rd.

Our Patients Are Our Passion

They are our passion,

 

Meet our therapists!

 

Physical Therapists

 

Stephanie Serafimovski, Owner and Physical Therapist


I received my Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 2001. I have significant clinical experience with neurological conditions in both pediatric and adult patients. I also have continued education that consists of Neurodevelopmental Training, Kinesio Taping, Craniosacral I, Reiki I, primitive reflex integration (MNRI) and training in oral motor dysfunction. I am very passionate about providing all of the patients with intensive, one-on-one therapy sessions and providing a team environment where my staff performs continuing education to improve the overall quality of sessions at Crawl Walk Jump Run. 


My husband Vanco and I enjoy spending leisure time with our beautiful daughter Tahlia, and our dog Oscar - who you may have seen around the clinic from time to time. I am dedicated not only to my wonderful family at home, but also to my amazing extended family at Crawl Walk Jump Run Therapy Clinic.


Kathleen Lewandowski, Director and Physical Therapist


I received my Master's in Physical Therapy from Oakland University. I have significant clinical experience with neurological conditions in both adult and pediatric patients. My special interests in treatment techniques involve Craniosacral Therapy, primitive reflex integration and utilization of electrical stimulation with functional activities for neuromuscular re-education.


My husband and I live in Shelby Township and keep busy with our two daughters. I also enjoy being a clinical instructor for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Oakland University. 

Diana Klein, Physical Therapist Assistant


As a PTA, I have a vast amount of knowledge with both the adult and pediatric neurological population. During my physical therapy career, I have taken additional courses regarding Adult Hemiplegia NDT, and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) I, II and PNF gait. I also have extensive knowledge with functional orthopedics, postural and dynamic reflex integration and archetype reflex integration. At this point in my career, my main concentration is reflex integration. 


My husband and I have been blessed with two amazing children and when we have spare time, we absolutely love to golf!

Luiza LeMerise, Physical Therapist


I attended Oakland University for my undergraduate and doctorate degrees to earn my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I also was honored to receive the Manual Therapy Excellence Award from Oakland University in 2014. I am additionally working on my degree in OMPT, otherwise known as Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. This is a post-doctoral two year residency and fellowship with a focus on orthopedic manual skills to address muscles and joint impairments in patients of all backgrounds. 


My therapeutic concentration lies mainly within orthopedic manual physical therapy and with our pediatric neuro population. A large portion of my time here is learning how these two worlds come together to provide the best possible care to patients. I've always loved kids and helping them learn and grow is a big passion of mine. Additionally, I absolutely love sports and working out, and I love dancing whenever possible!

Aprielle Terry, Physical Therapist Assistant


I obtained my degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Baker College. Since then, I have also earned my certification in Craniosacral Therapy. I also have an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in manual therapy, including cervical and lumber traction, occipital release, and DTM/STMC trigger point release. Outside of work I love to play sand volleyball, hike and craft!

Kendell Myers, Physical Therapist


I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan - Flint. Throughout my time as a physical therapist, I have gained an extensive knowledge-base in NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment/Bobath) Phase I and Phase 2. I absolutely love NDT and how it can truly enhance our one-on-one therapy sessions for all ages and diagnoses here at the clinic, so I plan to continue becoming educated with NDT training to learn more about this therapeutic technique. Additionally, I have been certified in Reiki. 


Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, my doggie Oliver, and family and friends. I absolutely love fitness (especially running), and spending time in the Jeep!

Sarah Jacobs, Physical Therapist Assistant


I became a Physical Therapy Assistant after attending Baker College of Flint. Since earning my degree as a PTA, I have become strongly educated in reflex integration. As I progress into my career within the physical therapy department, I would love to learn more about CranialSacral therapy as well. Outside of work, I love spending time with my dog – especially when we go on runs! Spending time with friends and family is a must, as is watching sports!


Evaflora Kelley, Physical Therapist Assistant


After attending Onondaga Community College in New York, I earned my PTA degree and became a Physical Therapist Assistant. Throughout my time as a PTA, I have learned a substantial amount of therapy techniques – including reflex integration! As I progress further into my career as a PTA, I would love to learn more about CranialSacral therapy and Kinesio Taping. When I’m not at work, I love running, being with my family, playing guitar and playing piano!

Occupational Therapists

 

Jenni Bayliff, Occupational Therapist


I earned my Master's in Occupational Therapy at Baker College. Since earning my Master's, I have also pursued continuing education and obtained certifications in Talk Tools, sensory integration and sensory processing. I am also a certified VitalStim provider at our clinic. My current concentration is feeding with extensive knowledge, education, training and experience in the SOS Approach to feeding. Additionally, I am a member of Baker College's Adjunct Faculty, teaching in their occupational therapy program.

Cassie Whiteaker, Occupational Therapist


I earned my degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. During my time as an Occupational Therapist, I have attended courses in MNRI Postural & Dynamic movements as well as MNRI Archetype movements. Additionally, I have educational learning and hands-on training with the Interactive Metronome and Handwriting Without Tears. At this point in my career, my concentrations lie within reflex integration (MNRI), feeding and sensory integration. Outside of work I enjoy playing outside with my kids and husband, camping and having family adventures!


Sheri Nowicki, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 


I was born in Rochester, New York and moved to Michigan with my husband in 1999. I received my Associates as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2002 from Macomb Community College. I also received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Ashford University in 2009. I am a practicing, licensed Certified Occupational Therapist and have significant clinical experience working with pediatric and adult populations with neurological dysfunction. I utilize a variety of interventions including Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Listening, Irlens, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), the Universal Exercise Unit, Thera-Suits, Sensory Integration, Vision Therapy, Bal-A-Vis-X, Astronaut Program, and Kinesio Taping. Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities, dancing, hiking, and keeping busy with my two young children.

Sarah Brode, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 


I’ve been working at Crawl Walk Jump Run for almost two years now. I started off as a technician while attending school and am happy to now be a part of our occupational therapy team as a COTAL! Since graduating, I have also become certified in Reiki I. In the future, I plan to become certified in Craniosacral Therapy and reflex integration. Outside of work I enjoy attending sporting events, being active and spending time with my family and friends.


Kelly Loring, Occupational Therapist 


I attended Wayne State University to become an Occupational Therapist and since then, I have obtained additional certifications in Craniosacral Therapy I and II, Handwriting Without Tears, Print Tools, Interactive Metronome, Vision Therapy and Talk Tools. I also have further education regarding Pediatric Kinesio Taping and reflex integration. I live in Sterling Heights, Michigan with my husband and three children. I enjoy spending time riding my bike, walking, gardening, and also with family. In my free time, I am taking my three children to many activities such as cheer, football, baseball, and dance. I volunteer as a cheer coach for girls ages 6 to 12, and I am also a Catechism teacher at my church.


Tracy Atkinson, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


Throughout my career in the medical field, I have become certified in Beckman's Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention, Bal-A-Vis-X levels 1, 2, 3 and Adaptive Modifications, First Degree in Usui System of Reiki, AOTA Fieldwork Educator, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. I additionally attended courses of Play Matters, which incorporates Therapeutic Modality – A Neurodevelopment Perspective, along with the Executive Functioning Skills Training course. Outside of work, I enjoy playing softball, watching sporting events, and being active with family. I also like to spend time outdoors and with animals.


Stephanie Earl, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


I have a passion for all things sensory, and understand the great value in incorporating fun play themes into my treatment sessions. I am currently certified in CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and plan to take courses in reflex integration, Reiki and NDT in the near future. I truly believe that my unique background and skill-set allows me to bring a creative perspective into occupational therapy and motivates me to constantly think outside of the box. When I am not at work, I enjoy going hiking, kayaking and camping with my beagle Harvey. I have a strong artistic background in painting, ceramics and woodworking, and recently took up a new hobby of rock climbing!

Speech-Language Pathologists

 

Vanessa Lopatka, Speech-Language Pathologist 


I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders Sciences and Services from Central Michigan University and my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University Maryland. Before finishing grad school, I was a trained ABA line therapist and an SLP assistant. My concentration as a Speech-Language Pathologist lies within early intervention and the autism population. I continue to expand my education and as such, have now become VitalStim® Certified. When I’m not at work, I’m playing in the kitchen, staying active, spending time with my husband, and laughing at my crazy dog!

Nichole Schrader, Speech-Language Pathologist 


I earned both my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Post-bachelor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University. I also earned my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. I am certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and also licensed in the State of Michigan. I additionally am certified in CranioSacral Therapy I, MNRI Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration and Facial Reflex Integration I, Reiki I, and VitalStim® . My passion and concentration is working with the early intervention population, and I also have experience working with adults and pediatrics in both medical and educational settings. Outside of work, I enjoy running, biking and hiking with my dog. I also love traveling and the Detroit Tigers!

Fitness Therapist

 

Kylie Smith, Fitness Therapist (Personal Trainer)


I have worked at CWJR for 4.5 years and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, a concentration in pre-physical therapy, and a minor in exercise science. I enjoy staying active by playing sports, as well as by going on runs and bike rides. I believe that there is nothing better than waking up every day knowing that I will go into work and make a positive impact on my patient’s lives. I’m very passionate about working with CWJR because we have a family environment that truly cares about each patient. We give hope to many individual’s lives and allow them to improve in ways that many others told them would not be possible.

Behavior Therapists

 

Amanda, Registered Behavior Therapist


I was introduced to ABA Therapy through a speech-language pathologist when working as a nanny throughout my undergraduate studies. I grew to love behavioral therapy during my time as a nanny for several special needs children. Their behavioral progress helped inspire me to pursue a career involving behavioral therapy, which I did! I am happy to say that at this point in my life, I have been an ABA therapist for almost three years after earning my B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University. I am also pursuing further education to become a certified BCaBA. Additionally, I am a two-time marathon finisher, happily married and own a disc golf store in Saint Clair Shores!  

Carli Bock, Registered Behavior Therapist


I was introduced to ABA as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University. I graduated from WMU in 2013 with my B.S. in Psychology and moved to Chicago almost immediately afterwards to begin work as a behavioral therapist at an ABA company. I lived and worked in Chicago for exactly two years before deciding to move back home to Michigan to be closer to friends and family. As of January 2016, I have been in this field for three years and am now continuing my education to become a certified BCaBA. Through experience, I have learned that behavioral therapy is extremely effective and, after seeing improvements in behavior day in and day out, it is one of the most rewarding jobs! 

Ashley DeCook, Registered Behavior Therapist


I have worked at Crawl Walk Jump Run Therapy Clinic for over three years now. I started my journey here as a technician assisting OT, PT and SLP, and eventually became an RT600 technician. I have since continued my journey through Crawl Walk to now become an RBT, or Registered Behavior Technician, while I also work my way through graduate school for Occupational Therapy!


I am excited to continue my journey through Crawl Walk and work one-on-one with kids and adults alike through our ABA Therapy Program.

Megan VanSparrentak, Registered Behavior Therapist


I was introduced to ABA Therapy while working as a therapy tech at Crawl Walk Jump Run. I received my Bachelor's in Health Sciences from Oakland University, and later became certified as a Registered Behavior Therapist! Currently, I am working towards my Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University. 


When I am not at work or in school, I like to read and spend time with my family and friends.