MEET THE STAFF

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CAROLINE O’BRIEN, PT/DPT
Owner of West Michigan Physical Therapy, PLLC since 2005. Prior to this she was employed by the same clinic. Caroline has been a licensed Physical Therapist for over 25 years and has been working in this region ever since. She is married and has 3 children. Caroline is compassionate and ambitious and wants the best for her patients. She graduated in 2011 with a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan. Dr. O’Brien has been recently certified in LSVT BIG.

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KATHY TOOMAN, PT
A licensed Physical Therapist for over 35 years. Kathy has worked in a variety of settings including: coordinator and instructor of a PTA program, hospital physical therapy department, home care and private practice. Areas of specialization include motion and gait analysis, manual medicine and sports medicine. Kathy brings a diverse background and creative energy to every patient.

susanSUSAN HEYSE
Our office manager has been with WMPT since we opened in 2005. She is a Ludington native and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from WMU. Susan has worked in different areas of office management for over 30 years. She is married and has five sons. Susan will do her best to make your experience with WMPT pleasant and productive.

img_20161108_144041SPENCER BUCK, PTA
Spencer graduated from the Baker PTA program in 2012 as a Physical Therapist Assistant and joined us in the fall of that year. He has been a valued member of our team. He has brought valuable knowledge to us and proved to be a very skilled addition to WMPT. He has recently obtained his Bachelor’s degree and continues to pursue graduate studies to become a Physical Therapist.

annANN GILCHRIST, PTA
Ann graduated from the Baker PTA program in 2012 with a degree of Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked in a skilled nursing facility for 2 years before joining the team at WMPT in January 2015. Ann recently was certified in the LSVT BIG program. When she is not at work, she is a 4-H leader and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

img_20170106_125145EMILY HILLS PT, DPT
Emily is our newest addition to the staff! Emily graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016 with a degree of Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has experience in many settings including out-patient, in-patient, and pediatrics. When she is not working she enjoys backpacking and outdoor activities with her husband.

 

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