4401 W. 13 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073     P: (248) 566-3525     F: (248) 566-3527   

Our Staff

Timothy L. Wiater, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, CKTP

Director, Physical Therapist

Jeannette R. Wiater, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Timothy received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Miami University. He attended Wayne State University where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. Tim then completed a Masters in Business Administration degree at Oakland University in 2010. He went on to receive his certification as an orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has also recently earned the designation as a certified kinesio taping practitioner (CKTP) by the Kinesio Taping Association International. In addition, Timothy’s continuing education includes course work in manual and manipulative therapy, TRX suspension training, management of orthopaedic conditions, Stott Pilates Intensive Reformer instructor training, and post-operative rehabilitation of total joint arthroplasties. Timothy and his wife Jeannette opened Michigan Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Michigan Hand Therapy in Birmingham in 2012.

Jeannette received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. She then attended the University of Michigan where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. Jeannette spent her clinical training working with orthopaedic conditions, sports medicine, and women’s health conditions. She has over 7 years of outpatient clinical experience.

Lisa DeConinck, PT, DPT, CKTP

Physical Therapist

 

Lisa DeConinck received her undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College before attending the University of Michigan where she received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1995 and her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2011.  Her doctoral work focused on reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.  With over 19 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, Lisa has extensive experience in ACL and joint replacement rehabilitation.  Her continuing education courses have focused on clinical orthopedics with a special interest in functional closed kinetic chain exercises, manual therapy, joint mobilizations of the extremities, and, most recently, kinesio taping.  Lisa is a credentialed clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She has also completed the Stott Pilates intensive reformer instructor training program. 

Anne Chmielewski, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, CKTP

Occupational Therapist

 

Anne Chmielewski is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University in 2003 with Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since, she has spent the last 15 years working with hand and upper extremity injuries. Her experience includes trauma, fractures, tendon and nerve lacerations, and joint replacements. In 2009, she earned her designation as a Certified Hand Therapist through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. She continues to complete educational courses to further her expertise focusing on rehabilitation of the upper extremity in order to provide better care for her patients. Anne has also completed her training as a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. As a CLT, she is trained in complete decongestive therapy including manual lymph drainage and compression bandaging techniques. Anne is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

Christine Buchanan, PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

 

Christine received her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University and they completed her Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Michigan-Flint in 1998. She has >19 years experience treating both adult and pediatric populations. She has been treating pediatric patients with orthopedic neurologic and developmental delays since 2006. For several years, Christine worked in the school system as a physical therapist in addition to keeping up her orthopedic skills. Presently she treats both children and adults at MOR. She is a runner and enjoys working with athletes post injury so they can return to doing what they love.  She is certified in Stott mat Pilates and has completed the Stott intensive reformer instructor training program. Christine has extensive experience using her Pilates and reformer training for performing arts rehabilitation.

Nicole Korbecki, MS OTR/L, CBIS, LMT

Occupational Therapist 

Massage Therapist

 

Nicole received her received both her undergraduate degree and her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University. She has over 13 years experience working with both adult and pediatric populations in occupational therapy. She has worked in the public school system working with pediatric patients on gross and fine motor delays, sensory integration, neurological conditions, muscle tone and developmental delays. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, a licensed massage therapist and is certified in medical massage through Blue Heron Academy. 

Josh Wenzlaff, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

 

Josh received his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Saginaw Valley State University in 2015, then completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Michigan-Flint in 2018. Josh spent the first year of his career in the acute care setting treating patients with orthopedic, oncology and neurological conditions. His continuing education has focused on orthopedics with an interest in manual therapy and joint manipulation of the spine.