Plymouth PTS Hand Therapy Services
Lauren Reppuhn, M.S. OTR/L
Lauren Reppuhn is a Licensed Occupational Therapist with five years of experience working with orthopedic conditions in hospital-based settings. She graduated with honors from Saginaw Valley State University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Lauren has worked alongside orthopedic surgeons and Certified Hand Therapists (CHT), and is interested in acquiring her board certification for hand therapy in the near future. Lauren enjoys working with the post-surgical upper extremity, and has experience with splinting, soft tissue mobilization, and physical agent modalities. Lauren continues to educate herself on the most up-to-date technology and treatments to provide the best holistic care. Lauren is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and has mentored both Level 1 and Level 2 fieldwork OT students. In her free time, Lauren likes to remain active through running, kayaking, and biking.
KATIE FAORO, OTR/L, BS, CHT Occupational & Certified Hand Therapist
Katie Faoro has 30 plus years of experience working in the field of hands and upper extremity treatment. She is a graduate of EMU with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. In addition, she has earned an associate’s degree in Gerontology. As well as a certified activities therapist. She has many years’ experience as a certified Hand Therapist. Katie frequently attends lectures, reads and networks with specialist to stay current in the field. She has received awards for her efforts in teaching. She works closely with her patients to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment information. She provides patients with innovative treatment methods and extensive home programs to insure the best treatment outcomes.
MARILYN GILIN, OTR/L, CHTOccupational & Certified Hand Therapist
Marilyn Gilin graduated in 1984 from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. In 1991, she became a certified Hand Therapist. Marilyn has taken many continuing education courses to gain knowledge on hand therapy topics such as orthopedic pathologies, joint mobilizations, Kinesio Taping techniques, and splinting fabrication. In addition to presenting topics on hand therapy statewide. Marilyn has held positions of hand therapy special interest section secretary, chairperson, and legislative liaison with the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA). She also has worked as a consultant for the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as the state chapter secretary and president of the American Society of Hand Therapists. Marilyn has been published several times and received many awards in hand therapy. Her clinical experience includes treating patients from the fingertips to the shoulder. In her free time, Marilyn volunteers on the medical teams of the National Ski Patrol, Special Olympics, and Wheatland Music Festival. She enjoys singing in her church choir, playing various instruments, swimming, golfing, camping, and kayaking.
ERIKA SCHLEIS, MS, OTR/L
Erika Schleis is a licensed occupational therapist with 2.5 years of experience, primarily in outpatient hand therapy and inpatient hospital settings. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s 4+1 program with a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Erika continues to learn on the latest treatment techniques by attending continuing education courses, the ASHT conference this fall, and mentorship over the last year. So far Erika has taken courses in IASTM, cupping, and taping. Erika is a member of the MSHT, MIOTA, AOTA, and ASHT groups. She is currently seeking to become a Certified Hand Therapist in the near future. Erika is a vital team member in our hand therapy program, she will be treating patients out of the Metro Detroit locations.