Piotr Kasprzyk, PT
Piotr received a Master of Motor Rehabilitation degree from the Academy of Physical Education in Poland in 1994. Piotr also holds a bachelor degree in physical education. He worked for two years at a polish hospital before moving to the U.S.A. in 1996 to work in an outpatient clinic. He specializes in manual therapy, dealing with complex pains, movement dysfunction, and headaches. Peter uses various techniques like massage, joint mobilization, myofascial release, cranio-sacral therapy, and trigger point therapy to restore the well being of his patients. In his work, he emphasizes the influence of physical activity and structural balance to develop a pain-free life.
Marek Drzazga, PT
Marek graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Poznan, Poland in 1994. He holds Master Degree in Motor Rehabilitation and Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.
For years, Marek has been practicing physical therapy in variety of settings including pediatrics, in-patient hospital, long term care. Recently , he has been focusing on outpatient orthopedic physical therapy utilizing his knowledge and skills to treat patient with musculo-skeletal, neurological and sport related injuries.
Rafal Borowy, PTA
Rafal graduated form Macomb Community College in 2004 with a degree of Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He made the dean’s list. Rafal worked in NOMC (north oakland medical center) his first year out of school, after that he decided to focus on out patient care. He worked with a variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. I trained in NMT (neuromuscular therapy), SCS (strain counter strain techniques), and MET (muscle energy techniques). Rafal spent the last 5 years treating patients with neck and low back injuries, as well as hip and knee injuries. He uses manual therapy, as well as stretching (mostly McKenzie) , and strengthening techniques to help reduce pain and restore function. Each patient treatment is individualized to the patient’s needs. He is also fluent in Polish .
Kurt Blakeley, PTA
Kurt Blakeley graduated with Associates degree as a PTA from Macomb Community College in 1998. He has experience in a variety of clinical/school/hospital settings working with pediatric, geriatric, and orthopedic patients, with the majority of my time being spent treating patients in an outpatient orthopedic environment. Kurt returned to school in 2013 and finished my Bachelors degree as a PTA, graduating in Aug, 2014 in preparation to apply to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Findlay, Ohio.
Michael Syska, PT
Michael is an alumnus of Wayne State University, where he received his Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002. For the past 12 years, he has worked in an outpatient clinic in the Macomb County area where he has treated patients with diagnoses varying from back and neck pain to CVA and Parkinson’s to post-surgical total knee and hip replacement. Michael incorporates a variety of techniques such as stretching, myofascial realease, muscle energy techniques, taping, exercise, and core stabilization into his individualized, patient-centered treatment sessions.
Kodie Krzys, DPT
Kodie graduated from Oakland University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and later returned to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Kodie is passionate about using specialized techniques such as functional massage, manual muscle stretching, trigger point release, and joint mobilizations to achieve superior outcomes for patients experiencing pain and/or functional deficits. She is committed to research geared towards cancer survivorship and has co-authored a published FACT-sheet about chemo brain on the American Physical Therapy Association website. Kodie also strongly believes that involving patients in goal making and emphasizing patient education is the first step to recovery.
April Little, PTA
April graduated from Central Penn College in 2016 with a degree in Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. During college, April had some experience working as a therapy aide at Health South Rehab Hospital, after which she conducted her two clinical rotations in outpatient clinics, also located in Pennsylvania. After her clinicals, she graduated and moved back to Michigan. This is her first year as working as PTA. She is currently enrolled at Columbia Southern University, working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. As of November 1, 2017, after 20 years of service, she retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the US Navy Reserves.
Hayley Santarossa, PTA
Hayley graduated from Hodges University in Naples, Florida in 2018 with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Throughout her clinical rotations Hayley gained experience in both outpatient and acute care settings. Recently moving to Michigan this will be her first year working as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Hayley is eager to continue her education and get more hands- on experience at Total Health Systems.
Gretchen Kansier, PTA
Gretchen graduated Cum Laude from Macomb Community College in 2019 and is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. She completed her final clinical rotation in Hawaii working with chronic pain patients. Gretchen also has a lot of experience working with patients with multiple language barriers. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting where she can aid her patients in getting back to their daily quality lives.
Jessica Forton, DPT
Jessica received her Associates in Dance from Florida School of the Arts in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from CMU in 2013. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with her doctorate in Physical Therapy and Masters in Business Administration. In her practice as a physical therapist , Jessica utilizes techniques such as functional massage, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, and personalized therapeutic exercise programs to help patients recover from both chronic pain and acute injuries.
Jessica has extensive training in jazz, lyrical, tap, gymnastics, and Cecchetti ballet and has performed professionally at Walt Disney World and as a cheerleader for the NFL.” Building on her experiences as dancer, Jessica specializes in dance injury prevention and rehabilitation and has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient physical therapy and acute care neurological rehab.
Samantha Caldwell, DPT
Samantha graduated from the University of Michigan Flint in 2014 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2018, she received her certification in Manual Diagnosis and Therapy for use in the treatment of cervical and lumbar diagnoses. Over the past 6 years she has worked in multiple outpatient therapy clinics working with a wide set of age ranges and diagnoses including; cervical/lumbar, post-surgical knee, hip and shoulder replacements, osteoarthritis, as well as gait and balance.
In her practice, Samantha incorporates multiple techniques such as stretching, myofascial release, soft tissue massage, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, taping and strengthening. Samantha believes that each patient is unique and demands a treatment plan that is personalized to each individual.
Jason graduated from Baker college in Owosso, Michigan in 2020 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Jason has been educated in neuro developmental techniques as well as gait training with prosthetics and proprio neuromuscular facilitation. Throughout his clinical rotations Jason gained experience working closely with stroke patients and those with severe spinal cord injuries. Upon graduation, Jason worked at an outpatient orthopedic clinic where he gained valuable experience implementing joint mobilizations, functional massage techniques, and myofascial release. Jason is eager to continue to apply these techniques to positively impact the outcomes of patients at Total Health Systems.