Meet the Staff of Michigan Pelvic Health Institute
Ashley Niemi, PT, DPT
Ashley Niemi, PT, DPT graduated from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana, in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She continued on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from the University of Evansville. After gaining experience as a PT for a year and a half, Ashley began to specialize in pregnancy and postpartum care and urinary incontinence in patients.
Over the last two and a half years, Ashley has taken several additional continuing education classes in order to gain further knowledge to treat this specialized population including courses focusing on bowel issues, pelvic pain, male pelvic conditions, breast cancer, urogenital cancers, endometriosis and more. In addition to her courses related to her specialty, Ashley has taken several courses focusing on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine including Functional Movement Screen, Kinesio-Taping and is a Preferred Graston Technique Provider.
Sarah Zanotti, PT, DPT
Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Michigan State University in 2007, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Oakland University in 2010. While at Oakland, she received the Neurological Excellence Award from the faculty. Sarah completed an Orthopedic residency and received her Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy degree from Oakland University in 2012. She is currently a teaching assistant in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Oakland, and mentors incoming students as a clinical instructor.
In addition, Sarah has accomplished extensive post graduate education to provide specialized pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation along with general orthopedic Physical Therapy. Sarah is able to provide external assessment and treatment of common pregnancy and postpartum complaints such as diastasis recti abdominis, pains during pregnancy and more. Sarah is certified in the Graston Technique, and is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science.
As a mother of three, her personal journey led her to have this passion to care for pregnant and postpartum persons the way they should be cared for. She is dedicated to bringing awareness and assistance to those in the pregnancy and postpartum phases of life, and strongly believes that Physical Therapy should be the standard of care both during and after pregnancy.
Lorelei is excited to have joined Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists after moving from Portland, OR. She graduated the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Southern Illinois University in fall 2015. She has been specializing in Pelvic Health for 4 years and recently passed the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification exam. She loves finding the perfect combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education to help her patients heal and thrive.
In her free time, you can find Lorelei quilting her next project, reading in a comfy chair or cuddling her cat, Percy. She also loves exploring new restaurants and is in search of the best pizza, burritos and falafel in the area.