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Metamora Physical Therapy is a privately owned company operated by Kathy Pepper, PT and Heidi Irwin, PT. We have both worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for a combined 40 years. Our expertise is in treating general orthopedic conditions including low back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, ACL injuries, total hip and knee replacements and many other diagnoses. We are both members of the community and strive to deliver one on one personalized care by physical therapists only. We are both ASTYM trained and Kathy Pepper is the only physical therapist to offer breast cancer rehabilitation in our area.


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Meet Our Team

Kathy Pepper


I graduated from Wayne State University’s Physical Therapy program in 1992 and have over 30 years of experience and continuing education in outpatient physical therapy. Health and fitness are an important part of my life which reflect in my treatment approaches as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) and Pilates instructor. 

In the later part of my career, I have taken a special interest in Women’s Health and Wellness.   Areas of specialty include pelvic health, pregnancy and post-partum exercise, and breast cancer rehabilitation.  I received my certifications as a Breast Cancer Rehabilitation specialist and a Lymphedema Therapist in order to provide the best comprehensive care.    As a breast cancer survivor myself, I am able to bring a unique understanding to the treatment of my patients from diagnosis through survivorship.  Recently, I became certified as a Women’s Health Coach with the vision to support women as they navigate the aftereffects of breast cancer and help them achieve their health goals.   

In my time away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my two grown children and my grand dogs!  We love being outdoors and enjoy being up north on the water, on the trails, biking and hiking.  

Heidi Irwin


In 2017, Kathy Pepper and I established Metamora Physical Therapy with a shared commitment to delivering personalized and top-notch patient care. Our clinic was founded on the principle of working closely with each patient, addressing their unique needs, and guiding them toward achieving their health goals.

My journey in the field of physical therapy began with the completion of my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. Over the years, I have gained valuable experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. My focus has extended to specialized care in pelvic health, where I assist patients dealing with issues such as incontinence and pelvic pain. Additionally, I hold a certification as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.

A proud native of Lapeer, I graduated from Lapeer East in 1994 and have deep roots in the community. Currently residing in Oxford with my husband Tom, my son Ian, and our dog Dudley. Outside of work, I enjoy reading and family trips up north. My dedication to patient well-being extends beyond the clinic, reflecting my commitment to fostering a healthier, happier community.

Lisa Edl Prusakiewicz


My name is Lisa, and I’ve dedicated my life to the world of physical therapy, specializing in orthopedics since 2004. It has been an incredible journey; one that has allowed me to make a meaningful impact on countless lives and pursue my passion for helping others live pain-free active lives.

My journey into the world of physical therapy began at Andrews University, where I earned my master’s degree in physical therapy, equipping me with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of my patients.

Since beginning my career, I have engaged in several continuing education advancements, including becoming ASTYM certified, dry needling, and many courses specific to back pain, shoulder rehab, running, and functional rehab.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, each with their unique set of orthopedic challenges. Whether it’s been helping someone recover from a sports injury, aiding in post-surgery rehabilitation, or guiding individuals through the complexities of chronic pain management, I’ve always found immense satisfaction in witnessing the progress and improvements my patients make.

Aside from my professional life, I am a proud parent of three incredibly active children. Balancing the demands of parenthood with my career in physical therapy has been a fulfilling challenge. My family’s love for an active lifestyle mirrors my professional ethos, and we often find ourselves engaging in outdoor activities, sports, and adventures together. These shared experiences have not only strengthened our family bond but have also deepened my appreciation for the importance of physical well-being in our lives.

Kelly lubera


I graduated from the University of Michigan Flint with my doctorate in Physical Therapy. My journey into the field of physical therapy began when I broke my ankle on a trampoline during my teenage years. This personal experience ignited my passion for the profession, leading me to work in therapy clinics as an aide until I completed my PT school in 2009.

Throughout my career, I have primarily focused on out-patient clinics, where I’ve honed my skills in aiding the recovery from orthopedic injuries and surgeries. I’ve also worked extensively with individuals dealing with neurological conditions, including MS, Parkinson’s, and stroke recovery. More recently, I’ve delved into the study of a gentle manual technique known as Visceral Manipulation. This specialized treatment can be beneficial for various conditions, including but not limited to digestive problems, pelvic floor issues, scar tissue related to trauma or surgery, as well as providing relief from pain and discomfort associated with cancer treatments and autoimmune diseases.

Megan Miller

Massage Therapist

My name is Megan and I’m a licensed massage therapist. I have a passion for creating a relaxing and healing experience through massage. My goal is to help you quiet your mind, relax your muscles, and promote healing within your body.

I graduated from Oakland Community College where I completed more than 800 clinical hours with a focus on orthopedic-based massage modalities.

Outside of massage, I am a mom to three young kiddos. With a toddler and twins under one, my husband and I are constantly on the move! As a family, we love to spend time baking and cooking in the kitchen as well as spending time playing outdoors, gardening, or going for walks.

I am so excited to begin offering massage at Metamora Physical Therapy and I look forward to serving the community! 

Sydney Curlett

Front Desk

Hi! My name is Sydney. Since May of 2021, I have been the front desk receptionist at Metamora Physical Therapy. I love my team!

I was born and raised in Michigan and I am a 2014 graduate of Imlay City High School. In 2017, I started my career in the healthcare field. From mental health to physical health, my goal has always been to assist people through their health journeys while making a positive impact on their lives. I really enjoy what I do!

In my spare time, I love to be with friends, family, and my boyfriend from Ontario, Canada. He and I have been together since June of 2021 and I happily look forward to a lifetime with him.

Whether I’m at home in Michigan or adventuring in Canada, I can be found hanging out with my cats, playing video games, shopping for home decor, or creating something delicious in the kitchen!