Mike Renema, PT


Mike Renema earned his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University, a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1978 and a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1994 from Wayne State University. Mike has practiced in Cardiopulmonary, Geriatric, Neurological and Orthopedic Physical Therapy. He has experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, out patient care and home care.

Mike has over 10,000 hours of experience in geriatric rehabilitation in home care. He also has continued his education in Orthopedic Physical Therapy with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Mike is currently a member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Peter R. Kovacek, PT, DPT, MSA


Peter Kovacek has been actively involved in physical therapy and a member of APTA and MPTA over the past 27 years. Peter is currently Vice President of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association. Peter was the President of the Section on Administration of APTA 1998-2002 and served on the APTA Nominating Committee 2001-2004. Peter was also Vice President of the Acute Care Section of APTA1996-1998 and a member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Board of Directors serving as Public Relations Director and Member of the Nominating Committee in the early 1990's.

Peter has vast experience in many areas of rehabilitation practice and management. As a clinician, Peter has been a skilled geriatric and cardiopulmonary physical therapist for over 27 years. Peter has spoken and consulted extensively on managerial and leadership topics for over 15 years and is a frequent keynote and featured speaker for American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Chapters and annually has been an invited speaker for APTA national conferences and symposia. Peter has participated in a large number of professional task forces and summits on topics ranging from coding, billing and financial management to legislation and regulatory issues. Peter is a popular writer and lecturer on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic rehabilitation management skills for new or potential managers to advanced leadership and entrepreneurial skills for veteran managers, administrators and owners.

Peter is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of and frequent contributor to PT - The Magazine of Physical Therapy and Briefings on Outpatient Rehabilitation Reimbursement and Regulations. Peter was also a monthly columnist for Advance for Physical Therapists for over 10 years.

Peter is the co-author with his wife, Jake, of Managing Physical Rehabilitation in a Managed Care Environment, co-author of the leading rehab management textbook for student therapists, Management and Supervisory Principles for Physical Therapists, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

He is a co-owner of several Michigan-based rehabilitation companies including Kovacek Management Services, Inc. a company that specializes in management development and consulting in Rehabilitation Services, In Home Rehab LLC a company that provides rehabilitation services to individuals in the confines of there personal residence, Long Term Care Rehab Management, LLC a company that provides rehabilitation services on contract to skilled nursing facility residence and 1st Choice Physical Therapy, LLC a general orthopedic and geriatric outpatient clinic in Macomb County. Peter is also the founder and owner of - the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation management and administration web site on the internet - serving over 15,000 rehab administrators and owners with the latest regulatory and leadership information daily.

Peter received his undergraduate degree (cum Laude) in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1977 and his Masters of Science in Administration (with an emphasis on health care marketing) from Central Michigan University in 1984. He has also been adjunct or part time faculty at Wayne State University and Oakland University since 1979 and is currently visiting faculty at Central Michigan University, University of Maryland and Northern Arizona University.

Peter was inducted into the APTA Section on Administration Hall of Fame in February 2002. Additionally, his peers have recognized Peter by being awarding him the APTA Section on Administration Leadership Award in 2000, APTA Acute Care Section Jim Dunleavy Outstanding Service Award in 1999 and the American Cancer Society of Michigan Distinguished Volunteer Award in 1992 - all the highest honors of each of the respected organizations.

Kathleen "Jake" Jakubiak Kovacek, PT

Kathleen "Jake" Jakubiak Kovacek, PT has been actively involved in APTA and MPTA since 1975. Jake has had extensive experience in a variety of leadership rolls - both within the Association and in various employment settings. She has also been adjunct or part-time faculty at Wayne State University and Oakland University since 1995 and is currently a visiting faculty member at Central Michigan University. Jake received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (with Highest Honors) from Wayne State University and completed course work for Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Jake has served the APTA and MPTA as Chief Delegate six times, Eastern District Chair and Vice Chair and has been a member of the Board of Directors of MPTA for over ten years. Jake is also active in Boy Scouts of America and Girls Scouts of America as an adult leader and has served on many community service oriented professional advisory boards and committees.

In 1995 Jake was presented the MPTA's Marjorie Stamm Award for outstanding contributions made to the profession of Physical Therapy and exceptional leadership and dedicated service at District, State & National Levels.

Renee Cottrell, PT

Renee Cottrell, PT is a 1982 graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Renee has worked in a variety of settings including hospital acute care and out patient orthopedic rehabilitation. Her participation in many continuing education courses throughout her career has provided her with a variety of treatment options to offer to her patients. Her goal is to provide each patient with the individual treatment that will maximize function, comfort and quality of life.

Arlene Fedewa, OTR/L

Arlene Fedewa, OTR/L graduated in 1977 from Wayne State University, where she obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy. Arlene worked with Visiting Nurse Association for 29 years and Oakwood Home Care for 20 years. She enjoys working with patients and families to enable them a better quality of living. Arlene is married with three adult married children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, Arlene enjoys golf, music, travel, reading, and arts & crafts.

Kevin Giroux, PT

Kevin Giroux, PT is an Oakland University graduate. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 2005 and finished OU's Physical Therapy Master's Program in 2008. Upon graduation, Kevin began working in the outpatient orthopedic setting at Troy Beaumont Hospital. He began working with In Home Rehab in 2012. Kevin is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association. Kevin's favorite part of being a Physical Therapist is getting to know patients and helping them regain their maximal potential.

Kevin is married with three sons. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, running, and playing with his kids.

Cynthia Hogan, OTR/L

Cynthia Hogan, OTR/L graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She continued her education and obtained her Master's Degree in 2001 from Walsh College. Cindy has previously worked for Home Rehab Services of Michigan, Diversified Rehab, and North Oakland Hospital. She has completed courses on topics such as MSM, rotator cuffs, shoulder rehab, and tests & measures.

Cindy lives locally and has the opportunity to see former patients out in the community, enjoying themselves - for her, this is the best part about her profession! Cindy has been married over 17 years and has two teenagers. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys camping, playing with her Doberman, volunteering at her kids' schools, and being a mom.

Julianne Lalik, PT

Julianne Lalik, PT graduated in 1995 from Oakland University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Health Science degree. She continued studying at Oakland and earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1997. Julie has also taken several post-graduate courses in manual therapy and exercise. She worked for Henry Ford Health System for 15 years and has been working at the Birmingham Schools for 3 years. Julie's favorite part about being a Physical Therapist is working with people and seeing their positive outcomes. She is married with three kids. In her spare time, Julie's family enjoys traveling to their family cottage up north and spending time together.

Linda Pipp, PT

Linda Pipp earned a Bachelor degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 1970. She has pursued many continuing education courses in specialty areas of PT and Geriatrics, including courses on Pharmacology and Osteoporosis.

She loves getting to know each one of her patients and enjoys the opportunity to make a positive difference in their lives. Linda is married with three children. She enjoys reading, pets and animals, and commercial aircraft. Linda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Michigan Physical Therapy Association.

Susan Seifert, OTR/L

Susan Seifert, OTR/L graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1998. Since then, Sue has worked at Select Specialty Hospital and Heritage Hospital, in the fields of in-patient rehab, acute care, and outpatient behavioral health. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Sue's favorite part about her profession is seeing the progress with her patients while getting to know them and their families. Sue is married with three daughters. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, playing with her girls and spending time with friends and family.

Lydia Zielke, OTR

Lydia Zielke, OTR earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University in 1990. Lydia specializes in geriatrics in a variety of settings; including hospital, home care, rehab, and outpatient clinics. Lydia has worked at Harper Hospital, BonSecours Home Health, and several other settings always providing outstanding care in geriatric rehabilitation.

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