About Us

Our Mission

Physical treatment is not a one-size fits all process. Just as no two people are exactly the same, no two injuries should ever be treated the same. Each of our professionals provides personalized and goal-oriented care to speed up the recovery process. We listen to your needs to ensure that the most beneficial treatment is given to you immediately. With 5 convenient locations, you can easily make time to receive treatment and get back to your busy schedule.

What We Do

CAPTA is an outpatient physical therapy branch offering comprehensive physical therapy services for individuals throughout the Mid-Michigan area. Our physical therapists are experienced in administering treatments for body pains and setting rehabilitation goals for work-related injuries, accident recovery, balance coordination problems and more. We are the only outpatient practice in the area that provide Physical & Occupational Therapy in the same office.

Whether you are suffering from a persistent back pain or a sports injury, we’ll set therapy goals that fit your needs. Our therapists are expertly trained to provide treatment for a variety of injuries and pains. We accept a wide range of health insurance, including Medicare, Humana and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Call us @ (517) 333-8533 to learn more about our wide range of therapy programs.

Our Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Job-Site Analysis
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Custom designed and fabricated splints
  1. The Owners
    Louis Finos, PT

    Lou earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 1976. He entered private practice in the Lansing area in 1980. His areas of specialization include orthopedics and administration. Lou is an avid hockey fan and enjoys downhill skiing and snowmobiling. He provides physical therapy at the DeWitt clinic.

    Andrew May, PT

    Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Michigan State University, 1976. His areas of specialization include orthopedics and geriatrics. He is a representative on the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy. Andy is an avid “Sparterine”. Andy provides his expertise in physical therapy services at the Delta clinic.

  2. Physical Therapists
    Nichole Lundy, DPT

    Nichole received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the Lyman Briggs School at Michigan State University in May 2005. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in May of 2009. She has experience in inpatient long-term rehabilitation, inpatient acute-care rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. Nichole is married and has a cat named Buster. In her time off she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, cooking and kayaking. Nichole provides physical therapy at our East Lansing clinic.

    Kristen McDermaid, DPT

    Kristen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology and kinesiology from Lyman Briggs School at Michigan State University in 2004. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wayne State University in 2008. Her areas of specialization include pediatric physical therapy and manual therapy. Kristen enjoys traveling, working out and promoting and living a healthy lifestyle. She is also certified in the Core Barre method as well as Spinning, and teaches group classes at Anytime Fitness in East Lansing. She believes her knowledge of and practical approach to total health allows her to treat her patients, both young and old, in the most effective and efficient way possible.She provides therapy at our East Lansing clinic.

    Shilpa Kundeshwar, PT.

    Shilpa joins Capital Area Physical Therapy with over 20 years of work experience in a broad range of physical therapy settings. Over the years she has learned and practiced various approaches of Physical Therapy including Manual therapy, Geriatric Balance Rehabilitation and McKenzie techniques for treating the Lumbar Spine and her specializations are Back Pain and fall prevention programs in the elderly.

    She lives in Okemos with her husband and two girls and enjoys reading, cooking and singing in her spare time.

  3. Occupational Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists
    Sharalee Boda, OTR-L, CHT

    Sharalee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University in 1994. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001. She is also certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations and performs Job Site Analysis. Prior to returning to school to pursue her occupational therapy degree, she worked as a technician in an orthotics and prosthetics lab in Grand Rapids, MI. Her interests include photography and spending time with her family. Sharalee provides hand therapy at the East Lansing clinic.

    Kathy Gorton, OTR-L, CHT

    Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1982. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. Kathy has extensive experience in custom splint fabrication. She treats traumatic upper extremity injuries, and provides postoperative rehabilitation for the hand, wrist, forearm elbow and shoulder. She also provides conservative treatment for upper extremity conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis. When not working, Kathy enjoys skiing and golf, swimming, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Kathy is available for providing occupational/hand therapy at the Delta clinic and the East Lansing clinic.

  4. Physical Therapy Assistants
    Heather Bodell, PTA

    Heather earned an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from Kellogg Community College in 2000. Her interests include bow and gun hunting, snowmobiling and riding her Harley. Heather provides physical therapy at the Charlotte clinic.

    Mary Campbell, PTA

    Mary earned an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from Kellogg Community College in 1983. Her hobbies include quilting, bike riding, spending time with her family. Mary also enjoys a good novel for her relaxation time. She provides therapy at our Delta clinic.

    Erica Harrell, PTA

    Erica earned an Associate of Applied Sciences degree from Davenport University in 2002. As a Physical Therapy Assistant she specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries. She provides care to the patients at the East Lansing clinic. Erica is married with two children and two dogs, Porter and Mingus. In her free time she enjoys quilting and running. She often participates in local races and most enjoys 10K, half marathon and marathon distances.

    Suzan Rosendale, PTA

    Suzan earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Grand Valley State University in 1990. She also has an Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistants program from Baker College in 1996. Suzan likes to be active by running, biking, reading, and keeping up with her 3 boys in their sporting activities.

    Tom Keranen, PTA

    Tom earned his Associate in Applied Science of Physical Therapy Assistant from Finlandia University in 2012. Tom provides care for patients primarily at our East Lansing clinic but may be seen at all of our clinics lending a hand. Tom is one of six children in his family and is now a troll after living his whole life above the bridge. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and playing hockey.

    Trudy Johnson

    Trudy has worked for CAPTA since 2006 as a physical therapy aide. She enjoys reading, yoga, pilates and walking. Trudy assists Lou and Suzan at the DeWitt clinic.

    Kay Kniahynycky, PTA

    Kay earned her Associates Degree in Science, Physical Therapy Assistant Program from Macomb Community College in 1985. She has experience working not only as a Physical Therapy Assistant, but also as a Medical Assistant/Orthopedic Technician and a Rehab Technician. Kay enjoys bike riding, art fairs, travel and watching MSU sports. Kay provides therapy at our Delta clinic.

    Nissae Converse, PTA

    Nissae received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Kellogg Community College in 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Med Biology from Olivet College in 2010. Nissae has plans to someday complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy but for now she enjoys helping patients return to the activities that make them happy. During her free time she likes to spend time with her family.

  5. Others
    Teresa Finos, MS

    Terri earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in 1976, and a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1982. She manages the business from our East Lansing clinic and is available for help with insurance issues. She enjoys boating and all winter sports.

    Erika Baker

    Erika Baker joined CAPTA’s billing department in July of 2014.

    Erika resides in her home town of Charlotte Michigan, with her two boys and there Pug Rocky Boy! She enjoys spending time with them building Lego creations, swimming, biking and snow boarding. On her time off she enjoys going to the park and baking treats for her family.

    Vicki Clayton

    Vicki Clayton joined the CAPTA billing department in March of 2014. She is an Ohio native that follows Buckeye football but swears to follow MSU everything else. She has her associates degree in Medical Lab Technology. Her interests include equestrian events and raising show dogs.