Our Team

Joe Walters

JOE WALTERS, M.S.P.T. (CO-OWNER)

Joe grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a private practitioner since 1994 and practicing orthopedic physical therapy since 1990. Joe enjoys golf, classic cars, and spending quality time with his wife Leah and two children.


Leah Walters

Leah Walters, B.S.P.T. (Co-owner)

Leah is a native of Kalamazoo. She graduated from Portage Northern High School in 1984. She attended Indiana University and graduated from the University of Illinois’ physical therapy program in Chicago. Leah has been a physical therapist since 1989. She has extensive experience in neurologic rehabilitation and enjoys orthopedic treatment of all kinds. Her interests include tennis, cooking, philanthropy, and spending quality time with her family.


Megan Cooper

Dr. Megan Cooper, P.T., D.P.T.

Megan is the clinic director of the Portage location. She attended the University of Michigan where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science. She then attended Grand Valley State University, graduating in 2011 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her clinical interests include orthopedics, sports injuries, pregnancy, post-partum recovery, and women’s health. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three boys.


Mary-Teresa Fletter

Mary-Teresa Fletter, M.S.P.T.

Mary-Teresa (M.T.) is the clinic director at our Vicksburg clinic location. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She relocated to Kalamazoo after earning her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in December 1998. Her clinical areas of interest include sports and orthopedic related injuries, and she enjoys clinical teaching. MT is married with two young daughters. She enjoys playing soccer, being outdoors, and spending quality time with her family and friends.


Neal McCrum

Neal McCrum, M.S.P.T.

Neal is the clinic director at our Kalamazoo location. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University and his Master of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. He has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since 2004. His clinical interests include sports medicine, orthopedics, sports-specific performance training and manual therapy. Neal currently resides in Schoolcraft where he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, outdoor sports, golfing and home brewing.


Kate Maurer

Dr. Kate Maurer, P.T., D.P.T.

Kate was born and raised in Frankenmuth, Michigan. She attended Saginaw Valley State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Central Michigan University and graduated in 2013 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kate is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include neurologic and orthopedic rehab. Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and family, as well as biking, spending time outdoors, and playing games of any kind.


Brenton Rozycki

Dr. Brenton Rozycki, D.P.T., C.O.M.T.

Brenton was born and raised in Boyne City, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology then went on to University of Michigan-Flint to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. His interests include orthopedic and sports rehab for both return-to-sport and injury prevention. Brenton and his wife enjoy the outdoors and visiting craft breweries and are proud parents of a wonderful baby boy and two crazy boxers!


Keesha Shankle

Dr. Keesha Shankle, D.P.T.

Keesha was born and raised in Southeast Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at WMU, where she competed on Western’s gymnastics team. She then attended Grand Valley State University earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Her clinical interests include women’s health and orthopedic and sports injuries. She lives in Vicksburg with her husband, son, cat and dog. Her family enjoys being outdoors and active.


Michelle Van Oss

Michelle Van Oss, D.P.T.

Michelle grew up in Zeeland, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Michelle gained a wide range of clinical experience working as a traveling therapist before returning to Michigan. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking, and horseback riding. She also enjoys cheering on the Spartans.


Cassie Parker

Casie Parker, P.T.A.

Casie Parker was born and raised in Vicksburg, Michigan. She is a graduate of Kellogg Community College and is a licensed P.T.A. Casie loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling and being adventurous.


Janice Shanlian

Janice Shanlian, P.T.A.

Janice Shanlian was born and raised on the east side of the state and graduated from Kellogg Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science. Janice has worked as a P.T.A. in outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has raised two children. She enjoys being outdoors and working out.


Shad Spears

Shad Spears, A.T.C./P.T.A.

Shad grew up in South Dakota and is a transplant to Michigan. He is a graduate of Arapahoe Community College where he received his P.T.A. degree. His clinical interests include orthopedic and sports injuries. Shad enjoys the outdoors, sports, and family time with wife, son and two daughters.

Beth Stratton

Beth Stratton, P.T.A.

Beth Stratton was born and raised in the Flint area. She is a graduate of Mott Community College where she earned her P.T.A. degree. Beth’s clinical interests are sports injuries, orthopedic, and concussion care. She enjoys watching sporting events,
traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, Nick, and dog, Scooby.


Office Administration

Carrie Burns

Carrie Burns

Carrie grew up in Holland, Michigan, and is a graduate of Hope College with a degree in communications. She is happily married with three children and has lived in the Kalamazoo area since 2005. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.


Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll

Megan grew up locally in Portage. A graduate of Portage Public Schools, Megan is pursuing a degree at KVCC. She enjoys playing soccer and basketball, but most of all, spending quality time with her daughter and family.

Jody Duff

Jody Duff

Jody is a Michigan native who graduated from Delton Kellogg High. She has over 30 years of customer service experience including eight years in healthcare. Jody enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter and spending time at the lake.


Jenn Hodgemire

Jenn Hodgemire

Jenn is a graduate of Paw Paw High School and has 16 years office experience, including ten years in healthcare. Besides spending time with her husband and two children, she enjoys family cookouts, watching sports, being outdoors in the sun, and playing with her dogs.


Julie Wardlaw

Julie Wardlaw

Julie graduated from Portage Central High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton. She has 14 years of experience working as a medical biller. She is married, has two beautiful children and a maltipoo. Julie enjoys baking, reading, time spent at the lake, and hanging out with family and good friends.