Our Staff

OCPT Staff

At Ortho Care Physical Therapy, you will find the most dedicated and caring staff. We continually update our physical therapy programs. Our staff attends continuing education courses and seminars regularly. Each staff member attends at least two advanced training seminars each year to keep up with the latest developments in physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Our Licensed Therapists

From left to right: Kathy Winkleman, Dr. Paul Kerasiotis, Dr. Katherine Palazzolo

Dr-paul-250Apostolos (Paul) Kerasiotis, D.P.T
Owner/Administrator/Physical Therapist

Apostolos Kerasiotis, DPT, is the owner/operator of Ortho Care Physical Therapy, Inc. He is a graduate of Boston University, Doctor of Physical Therapy with research emphasis on Low Light Laser Therapy. He has completed Masters work in Exercise Physiology at Oakland University and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree, from Wayne State University in Physical Therapy.

He is a member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a member of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce.

In private practice since 1985, his focus has always been put the patient first and to create a warm and friendly environment. Kerasiotis, has extensive experience in acute care hospitals in combination with extensive care facilities and was director of rehab services for Redford Community Hospital, and, two extensive care facilities, Martha T. Berry in Macomb County, MI and Bon Secour Nursing Care in St. Clair Shores, MI.

Kerasiotis was born in Sparta, Greece and received training for his first career at Kymi Naval Academy. He has completed 17 marathons in Detroit, Boston, Chicago and Greece. He is a member of a competitive cycling team and participates annually in several cycling races, including the HellofaRide, and Multiple Sclerosis, MS 150 race, with the Ortho Care cycling team. Because of his commitment to sports, he has established an emphasis on sports medicine and is recognized in this field by patients and referring physicians alike.

Dr-katie-250Katherine Palazzolo, PT, DPT, MS
Physical Therapist

Dr. Katie’s educational background is extensive and consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, Master’s of Science in Cell Biology from Wayne State University – Master’s Thesis was in Cancer Biology, Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Sciences from Wayne State University, Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University and completion of her Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy also from Wayne State University in May of 2009.

She has gained extensive knowledge and experience in various fields of physical therapy such as acute care in hospitals, nursing homes, neuro-rehab facilities, and outpatient settings since graduating.

She has taken numerous continuing education courses since graduating in 2000 with her MPT mostly in orthopedics and manual therapy to stay up on the latest and greatest with physical therapy techniques. She has also been Adjunct Faculty at Macomb Community College teaching in the Science Department as well as being Part Time Faculty at Wayne State University teaching in the transitional DPT program.

She also has been very involved in the Michigan Physical Therapy Association – MPTA and Eastern District component of the MPTA serving on the board of directors and committees. She has also been involved with the Special Olympics and Senior Olympics conducting screenings for strength, balance and flexibility over the years.

KathyKathy Winkleman, P.T.A
Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Kathy has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating from Macomb Community College with an associate degree in 1992. Kathy has also successfully obtained licensure through the State of Michigan.

She has gained extensive knowledge and experience in various fields of physical therapy such as acute care in hospitals, nursing homes, neuro-rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. Kathy has earned certificates in extended education classes in Dynamic Stabilization of the lumbar spine, as well as Biodex Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation.

ElenaElena Kerasiotis
President, Administrator

Elena Kerasiotis has been president of Ortho Care Physical Therapy, Inc. since its inception in December 1992. In her capacity as president, she has been responsible for management and administration of payroll promotion, and accounts payables. She is further responsible for payment of tax, unemployment, and benefit management. She is also involved in purchasing and major acquisitions, and banking. Most recently, she was instrumental in establishing the OCPT website, www.orthocarephysicaltherapy.com.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, where she majored in Psychology. She is a certified Web Designer, through Lawrence Institute of Technology, and Photographer, from Macomb Community College. She is proficient in Microsoft Office software, and has completely reviewed the content of Ortho Care Physical Therapy, Inc.’s Policies and Procedures Manual. She also has assumed full responsibility for yearly and quarterly Program Evaluations and Professional Committee Meeting record management.



Not Pictured:
Shari Guarino, Billing Manager/Transcriptions and Demitri Kerasiotis, Administration Assistant