ALAN LEE WITHERS
PT, DPT, CLT, CSCS
Alan Lee Withers became a physical therapist after he was a patient exposed to therapy as a high school athlete. After his third knee surgery, he found that he loved the patient/therapist interaction and the mixture of science and exercise. When his therapy was concluded, he volunteered in the PT clinic to help others with their exercises.
Alan has his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University.
Additionally, he achieved the designations of Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. He is currently board eligible for the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine designation.
Alan has gained experience in outpatient settings, Acute and Subacute Neurological Rehabilitation, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Prior to coming to West Branch, Dr. Withers was a resident at the Penn State Center for Sports Medicine where he practiced Athletic Medicine and taught graduate and bacheloreatte classes in Sports Medicine and Modalities.
When he is not working, Alan enjoys volunteering as a Sunday School teacher for his church, serving as a scoutmaster for the local boy scout troop, traveling, working, and playing with his family.
Alan is currently associated with the West Branch clinic, handles industrial contracts, provides home health care, and does Athletic Training for the Ogemaw Heights High School's Athletes.
Bill Pourcho was drawn to a career as a physical therapist from his desire to help people in an active, movement-based profession.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Science from Alma College and his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University.
He has also acquired certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), also known as the McKenzie Method, for working with spine and peripheral joint problems.
Bill has been with Pinnacle Rehabilitation from its inception in 2003.
When he is not working, Bill enjoys fishing for salmon and trout on Lake Michigan, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and hunting.
Bill is currently associated with the West Branch clinic.
LISA MARIE JAMES
Lisa Marie James was drawn to a career as a physical therapist because she enjoys helping people improve their quality of life through exercise, movement, and natural healing methods.
Lisa has her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Science from Alma College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University.
She is currently working on her McKenzie Certification and specializes in orthopedics.
Lisa joined Pinnacle Rehabilitation in July 2014.
When she is not working, Lisa enjoys crafting, sewing, woodworking, running, hiking, and playing with her dogs.
Lisa is currently associated with the West Branch Clinic.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Zachery Bedtelyon selected his career because he enjoys helping people.
Zachery has his Bachelor of Science degree from Saginaw Valley State University and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Delta College.
He is currently working on his McKenzie Certification.
Zachery has gathered experience working in a variety of hospital and outpatient settings and joined Pinnacle Rehabilitation in November 2015.
When he is not working, Zachery likes spending time with his family, building with wood, gardening, making movies, helping out at his church, seeing new places, and meeting new people.
Zachery is currently associated with the West Branch clinic.
CHRISTOPHER AARON OTT
Physical Therapy Assistant
Christopher Aaron Ott's interest in physical therapy was sparked after obtaining a broken leg while playing football. He observed a therapist in an outpatient clinic and decided it was a great profession because it helped people feel better and get back to their lives.
Christopher has his Associate of Arts degree from Kirtland Community College and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Delta College. Christopher received his clinical education at Alpena Regional Medical Center, Otsego Memorial Hospital, and Northsport Physical Therapy.
He is CPR certified, has undergone advanced Mckenzie training, and is certified in Kinesiotaping.
Christopher came to Pinnacle Rehabilitation in .
When he is not working, Christopher enjoys spending time with his two daughters, hunting, fishing, golf, motocross, snowboarding, and playing guitar.
Christopher is currently associated with both the West Branch and Rose City clinics.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Jessica Kopasz has her Associate of Applied Science degree from Delta College. Jessica received her clinical education at Covenant Hospital, Clare-Gladwin RESD, and at an outpatient clinic.
Jessica is a licensed massage therapist and is currently working on her McKenzie Certification.
Jessica joined Pinnacle Rehabilitation in 2018.
She has received the Outstanding PTA Award and the James R. McIntyre Outstanding Graduate in Health Sciences Program Award.
Jessica is a lifelong resident of Standish and when not working her time is spent with her four daughters and her husband at sporting events, camping, hunting and with friends.
Jessica is currently associated with the clinic.
Christen has worked at Pinnacle since 2005. She began her career here while attending Kirtland Community College and working part time. Since then she has held many positions within the company. Currently she is specializing in Medical Insurance authorizations and working in the front office full-time.
Christen was born and raised in West Branch and still resides here. In 2006, she married her high school sweetheart, and the couple now has a daughter and a son. When she is not at work, Christen loves reading, camping, spending time with her family and friends, visiting Lake Michigan, drinking good coffee, shopping, dining out, and the Ogemaw County Fair.
Cecelia View is the receptionist for the West Branch location.
She graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 2005 and attended Kirtland Community College for 2 years, where she received her certificate as a Medical Clerk.
She joined the Pinnacle Rehabilitation family in March 2013.
When Cecelia is not working, she enjoys trail riding, motorcycle rides, eating pizza, rock/beach glass picking, camping, and spending time with her husband Ed. She also likes to spoil her miniature dachshund, Ollie.
Medical Billing Specialist
With 6 years of experience in the medical field, Hanna Morrell joined the Pinnacle family in December of 2017 as the Medical Billing Specialist.
When she is not working, Hanna enjoys spending time with her children and family, running, reading, taking care of her farm, hunting, fishing, and anything in the sunshine.