Meet Our Providers

Our Physicians

 

Steven Arbit, M.D.

Steven Arbit, M.D. was born and raised in the Detroit area. After graduating medical school from Wayne State University, he completed a three year Internal Medicine Residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. He then finished a second three-year residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) also at Sinai. During his final year he was named Chief Resident.

Since finishing his training, he has focused his practice to the outpatient care of the musculoskeletal system including non-operative diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues, spine care and Fibromyalgia. He has been trained in the pain management techniques of acupuncture, Botox injections and PRP.

His approachable manner and friendly smile, makes patients feel at ease.

Dr. Arbit is the Chief of PM&R at Huron-Valley Sinai Hospital. He is Assistant Professor in PM&R at Wayne State University School of Medicine as well as Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is active in teaching students and residents from both of those universities.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

He has been named by Hour Magazine as a “Top Doc” numerous times, most recently 2019. In , 2011, 2016,2017 and 2018 he earned the most votes in the PM&R category.


Brian Roth, M.D.

Brian Roth, MD is a native Detroiter. His undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University. After graduating medical school from Wayne State University, Dr. Roth completed a four year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit. During his final year he was named Chief Resident.

Upon completion of his training, Dr. Roth has focused and applied his skills to both the outpatient care of the musculoskeletal system and the inpatient care of individuals with life altering conditions such as strokes and spinal cord injuries.

As an active and enthusiastic sportsman himself, Dr. Roth can empathetically identify with patients suffering from sports related injuries.

Dr. Roth has been the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Centre at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital since 1995. He is an Assistant Professor in PM&R at Wayne State University School of Medicine and actively teaches students and residents. Dr. Roth is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Roth has had the distinction to be named both “Top Doc” by Hour Magazine as well as “Medical Director of the Year” by RehabCare on numerous occasions.  In addition, Dr. Roth was honored to be named Crittenton Hospitals’ “Physician of the Year” in 2012.


Craig Hysni, M.D.

Craig Hysni, M.D. was born and raised in the Detroit area.  After graduating medical school from Wayne State University, he completed a one year internship at St John Hospital in Detroit, MI and a three-year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

Since finishing his training, he has focused his practice on the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and spinal disorders, sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and both subacute and inpatient rehabilitation.

Dr. Hysni is the Associate Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Centre at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital and the Director of Rehabilitation at Boulevard Health Center.  He is active in teaching medical students and residents.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

He has been named by Hour Magazine as a “Top Doc” on numerous occasions.


Krisztina Mishack, M.D.

Krisztina Mishack, M.D. was born and raised in Hungary. After graduating from Damascus Medical School, she completed a five-year combined Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pediatric Residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan / Wayne State University in Detroit.

Since finishing her training, she has focused her practice to both the inpatient consultative service at Crittenton Hospital and the rehabilitation of children.

She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since finishing training she has focused her practice to the non-surgical care of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological disorders as well as inpatient rehab and consultation services.

She is active in teaching medical students and residents.

She is associate Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Centre at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.

She has been named by Hour Magazine as a “Top Doc”.

Dr. Mishack was honored to be named Crittenton Hospitals’ “Physician of the Year” in 2016


 

Christopher Schoenherr, M.D.

Christopher Schoenherr, M.D. was born and raised in the Detroit area. After graduating medical school from Michigan State University, he completed a one year internship in Grand Rapids and a three year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver. Since finishing his training, he has focused his practice to the non-surgical care of musculoskeletal and spinal disorders, sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine and inpatient rehabilitation.

Dr. Schoenherr is associate Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Centre at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.  He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine.


Melissa Andric, D.O.

Melissa Andric, D.O. is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Andric was born in the Detroit area and grew up in Lapeer, MI. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences.  While in undergrad at MSU, she was part of the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program and went on to complete medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010.  Upon graduation, Dr. Andric completed a one year internship at Garden City Hospital and a three year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Since finishing her training, she has focused her practice on the non-surgical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and spinal disorders, electrodiagnostics medicine, subacute rehabilitation and inpatient rehabilitation.  She also has been working with the physical therapy department at Specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine to develop programs to treat scoliosis as well as treatment of low back pain during and after pregnancy.

She is the Director of the McLaren Oakland inpatient rehab unit.

As a wife and busy mom of 3, Dr. Andric understands the demands of everyday life and strives to use treatments that are effective at decreasing pain and improving function while maintaining an active lifestyle.


Shawn Achtman, D.O.

Shawn Achtman, D.O. is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. He received his bachelor degree from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University. His residency training was completed at William Beaumont Hospital in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To further specialize he completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Management through Michigan State University.

He was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. He is looking forward to treating patients in the area he grew up in. As an active individual he understands pain can be a barrier to many aspects of life and he hopes to improve this for all of his patients.

He is an associate Medical Director of inpatient rehab at McLaren Oakland.

Physical Therapists


Amy Clapp, MPT

Amy Clapp, MPT, attended Oakland University, graduating in 1997 with her Masters in Physical Therapy. She has been a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students from Oakland University, Wayne State University, and Grand Valley State University. She joined the SIRM team in 2005, after having practiced in inpatient, acute rehab, and outpatient settings.

Amy emphasizes personalized care, spending hands-on time with her patients and helping to ensure their best functional outcome. Though she enjoys treating patients with all diagnoses, she has special interest and advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation, geriatric, and neck and back pain. As a performing oboist and oboe instructor, she also has a special interest in Performing Arts Medicine, uniquely treating musicians who have developed pain which is impeding their ability to perform.

 


Courtney Briskey, PT, DPT

Courtney Briskey, DPT, graduated from Oakland University in 2014 earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association since 2011.

Throughout her childhood, Courtney competed in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop.  Her participation in these activities is what led Courtney to her interest and fascination with the study of movement.

She treats each patient with an individualized approach to help her patients improve and reach their personal rehab goals and return to their daily activities. Courtney implements many different techniques throughout her treatment, such as manual based or a hands-on approach, therapeutic exercise, kinesiotape application, posture education, and body mechanic training.

Courtney is passionate about treating geriatrics, orthopedics, post-surgical, and neck/back pain and hopes to continue expanding her knowledge even further in these areas.


Lori Zywiol, PT, DPT

Lori Zywiol, DPT, graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Oakland University in 2009.

Lori decided to become a Physical Therapist after gaining first-hand experience as a patient. She was a competitive figure skater for over 10 years. After the motivation, care and dedication from her physical therapist, she was sold on the profession.

She is passionate about utilizing manual skills and functional based exercises to treat populations in orthopedics, post-surgical, vestibular and pregnancy related pain.  She is an active Graston Technique and cupping provider delivering an effective and unique treatment to mobilize soft tissue.

Lori keeps in mind that each individual may respond differently to pain relief. People have different body types, different patterns of movement, and different habits. She monitors each individual and corrects improper habits and movement patterns through a personalized therapy program.


Margie Schuldinger, PT

Margie Schuldinger, PT, earned her B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University in 1984 and her B.S. in Physical Therapy from California State University in 1988.  She has enjoyed her role as a physical therapist from the start and continues to have passion for her profession.

Her first 10 years focused on neurological rehabilitation, and the past 16 years on orthopedics.

As an assistant professor at Baker College PTA program, Margie taught anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, psychology of injury, and several other classes.  She currently teaches anatomy and physiology to a variety of yoga certification programs.

She blends her multiple approaches of manual techniques with solid instruction of exercise and body mechanics for patient safety. She likes to think both “in” and “outside the box” to individualize patient care.

Margie has a strong interest in utilizing Yoga and Pilate’s philosophy with treatment and exercise. Recently, she has developed a program to treat patients with scoliosis.


Anahita Kavarana, PT

Anahita Kavarana, PT, earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1999 from The University of Mumbai, India and her M. S. in Human Movement Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002.

She has spent her time practicing as a physical therapist in various settings for over 20 years focusing on patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction. She also has a strong background in neurological rehabilitation.

Her treatment methods include the use of the Neurodevelopmental Technique, Craniosacral therapy and Trigger point release therapy. Anahita’s treatment philosophy emphasizes a hands-on individualized care approach for each patient, facilitating a faster and optimal functional recovery.


Chelsie Mowers, PTA

Chelsie Mowers, PTA, graduated from Michigan State University in 2013, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to graduate from the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at South University.

After working as a PT Technician for 4 years, Chelsie saw firsthand how important it is to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, leading to her love of the profession. Her treatment approach emphasizes the use of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to restore function and mobility in her patients.

Chelsie is passionate about treating joint replacements and sports injuries with focus on knee and shoulder rehabilitation. She is an active Graston Technique and cupping provider and has recently expanded her knowledge in the treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction, lumbar spine, and kinesiotape application.


Kenneth Wee, PT, DPT, CSCS

Kenneth Wee, PT, DPT, CSCS graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a B.S. in Movement Science from the school of Kinesiology before graduating from the University of Michigan-Flint for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019.  Kenneth also earned his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification in 2022, giving him in-depth knowledge of training athletes with the primary goal of improving athletic performance.  Kenneth has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association since 2017

Kenneth found his passion for orthopedic physical therapy rooted in his passion for physical fitness dating back to his freshman year in college.  He believes the most effective therapy involves collaborating with the patient to find an efficient and sustainable plan that is tailored to that person’s lifestyle to maximize long term results, where the McKenzie Method and muscle energy are some of the techniques central to his treatment approach.  Kenneth is also certified in cupping and flossing.  In addition to being an avid gym go-er, Kenneth also enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and golf.

 

 

Dezirae Robinson, PT, DPT

Dezirae Robinson, PT, DPT, is a two-time Oakland University Alum with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in exercise science, received in 2018, as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy received in 2021.

Dezirae knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. Dezirae loved the idea that she could treat many types of people in a variety of settings. Dezirae has a passion for altruism and loves to create a personal relationship with her patients to ensure all their goals are being met and that they receive the best care possible.

After working as a PT tech for SIRM for 5 years while finishing school, Dezirae witnessed firsthand the importance of personalized care to a patient’s recovery. Dezirae is certified in LSVT BIG treatment, used for Parkinson’s as well as other neurological conditions. Yet, Dezirae enjoys treating patients with all diagnoses and conditions and believes the key to providing the best treatment is being personal, attentive, and resourceful.

Our Advanced Practitioners

Melissa Niemiec, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CRRN

Melissa Niemiec, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CRRN

Melissa Niemiec, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CRRN was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area.  After graduating with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Wayne State University. She then became a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Melissa has a special interest and passion for treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She has completed specialized training through Herman Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in order to care for women with pelvic pain, incontinence as well as over and under active pelvic floor muscles.

She truly enjoys being a part of the team at Specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine, where she can focus on providing quality patient centered care using a team approach.


Lori Broecker, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CRRN

Lori Broecker, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, CRRN was born and raised in the Detroit area. After Graduating from Oakland University as a Registered Nurse, she worked in the Medical-Surgical Field. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University.

After she graduated, she worked in Family practice with a focus on the primary care of Women, Geriatrics, and Sub-acute Rehabilitation. She currently focuses her practice in collaboration with the PMR physicians, on the rehabilitation care of patients with a variety of medical and surgical problems both in the inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Crittenton Hospital and area Sub-acute Rehabilitation Facilities

Lori is on staff at Crittenton Hospital and is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. Lori has her certificate from the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Lori is a preceptor for Nurse Practitioner Students in area Colleges and Universities.

Recently, Lori became a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.  “Attaining CRRN certification validates your professional standing as an experienced rehabilitation nurse with a documented level of knowledge in this specialized area of practice”(Association of Rehabilitation Nurses).


Anne Smith, RN, MSN, CNP, CRRN

Anne Smith, RN, MSN, CNP, CRRN was born and raised in the Detroit area.  After completing graduate school at Michigan State University she worked for internal medicine for several years.  Since joining SIRM she continues to work in both the inpatient rehabilitation and sub acute rehabilitation setting.

Anne is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and the Michigan Nurses Association.

Recently, Anne became a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.  “Attaining CRRN certification validates your professional standing as an experienced rehabilitation nurse with a documented level of knowledge in this specialized area of practice”(Association of Rehabilitation Nurses).


Molly Maki, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CRRN

Molly Maki, RN, MSN, FNP-BC was born and raised in the Detroit area.  After graduating from Saginaw Valley State University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, she worked in the Adult Medical Progressive Care Unit, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  She then completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy and became a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Molly is an active member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Molly is very excited to be a part of the amazing team dynamic provided at Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine.

Recently, Molly became a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.  “Attaining CRRN certification validates your professional standing as an experienced rehabilitation nurse with a documented level of knowledge in this specialized area of practice”(Association of Rehabilitation Nurses).


Erica Grace, PA-C

Erica Grace, PA-C graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology.  Erica then moved on to Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine where she obtained a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Erica has recently dedicated her practice to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she can practice in her patient specialty area and focus on providing quality care to her patients.


Tabatha Cronander, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Tabatha Cronander, MSN, RN, FNP-C has worked in various settings in healthcare. As a registered nurse she worked inpatient in Maternal Child Health and in outpatient surgery.  After completing her graduate degree from the University of Michigan – Flint she worked in both internal medicine and urgent care.  She has recently dedicated her practice to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Tabatha is excited to join a dedicated team of professionals aiding in promoting  patient’s quality of life and functional outcomes.

Tabatha is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).  She is an active member of the Center for Education of Women (CEW) at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She was named a Margaret Dow Towsley scholar in 2018 by the CEW.  Tabatha enjoys spending her free time volunteering in various capacities within the community.


Julia Langowski, RN, MSN, CNP

Julia Langowski, RN, MSN, CNP graduated from Michigan State University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked in various settings as a nurse including Labor and Delivery and Post-Anesthesia Care Units.  She then completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Wayne State University and became a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Josini Devis, RN, MSN, NP-C

Josini Devis, RN, MSN, NP-C graduated from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked as a nurse for several years on a Cardiac Specialty Unit.  Josini then completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Madonna University and became a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

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Amber Wobma, PA-C

Amber Wobma, PA-C graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelors Degree in Public Health.  Amber went on to obtained her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Kara Maltese, MSN, NP-C

Kara Maltese, MSN, NP-C was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. After high school, she moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend Arizona State University where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After gaining several years of experience as a Registered Nurse, Kara dedicated her time to advance her education and career. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. Kara has nursing experience in pain management, retail health, pediatrics, endoscopy, and telemetry. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Michelle Gustafson, MSN, NP-C

Michelle Gustafson, MSN, NP-C attended Ferris State University where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Michelle later attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona where she graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

Our Administrators

Kira Griffin, Practice Manager

Kira Griffin is responsible for supporting the Professional Staff and overseeing all medical associates.  She is primarily at the Rochester office, and frequently visits both the Bloomfield & Commerce locations.

Kira obtained her Bachelors degree from Oakland University with a degree in Health Sciences. From there she moved on to Central Michigan University where she obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Services Administration.

Kira’s goal is to create a positive, friendly, and efficient environment for everyone that works at and visits our practice and to ensure that we provide the highest quality of patient care.

Kira is an outdoor enthusiast. When she is not at work, you can find her outside Biking the Gravel trails or Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Golfing, Disc Golfing, Kayaking and so much more.


Renee Snover, Medical Assistant Coordinator

Renee Snover is responsible for supporting our physicians and overseeing the medical support staff at Specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine.

Some of her responsibilities include insuring that the staff have an effective, courteous and professional relationship with not only our physicians, but every patient that walks through our door.  Renee can be found working at any of our three offices.

Renee is an avid dog lover and works with rescue centers throughout the Detroit Metro Area to train and find families for her four-legged friends.