Emily Stefanski, PT, DPT, OMPT ©
Board-Certified: Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Michigan Physical Therapy Association
Doctoral Degree: Physical Therapy, Oakland University
Bachelor of Science: Health Science; Minor in Exercise Science, Oakland University
Bachelor of Arts: Dance, Oakland University
About Emily: “Growing up, I was a very active person involved in athletics and dance, but it wasn’t until my first anatomy lab that I realized my love for the mechanics of the human body and decided to pursue a career in the medical field. I chose the field of physical therapy because of its holistic and hands-on approach to treating pain and correcting movement dysfunctions. When I began working in a PT office as a tech, I discovered that it was also a discipline where I could develop close relationships with my patients and play a role in their journey to recovery. It is tremendously rewarding to see a patient go from a debilitated state to a maximally functioning state and celebrate the incremental wins together along the way! I truly believe in the saying “health is the greatest wealth.” It is my goal to help decrease the burden of injury and illness and replace it with mobility, strength, and patient confidence. I strive to arm my patients with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain the level of fitness desired so that they can get back to living their fullest life.”
Emily has experience in orthopedics, pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, and inpatient rehabilitation. She has treated a broad range of conditions including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, autism, torticollis, sports injuries, post-surgical, and degenerative conditions with a patient population spanning from 4 weeks old to 98 years old. She has assisted in conducting multiple research projects during her time at Oakland University. Upon completion of her doctoral degree, Emily received the ‘Beth C. Marcoux Research Excellence Award’ and the ‘Faculty Recognition Award’ from Oakland University. She has also enjoyed volunteering for Dance for Parkinson’s organization.