Sarah Giroux, DPT
Summit Physical Therapy, PLLC was started by Sarah Giroux, PT, DPT in August 2016. Sarah was raised in Lapeer before she went off to college. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 2007.
Sarah opened up Summit Physical Therapy to be able to offer quality therapy while providing an inviting atmosphere where patients feel comfortable. She strives to keep up to date with the latest and best treatments to encourage quick recovery. Her passion is working with neck. back, TMJ, and migraines, however has treated many different orthopedic injuries over her career! She is certified in Astym(R) and trained in Dry needling and cervical and thoracic manipulation techniques.
Sarah is very passionate about her job as a physical therapist. She is able to live by the quote from Marc Anthony “if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life”. She works hard to make sure you understand she is here to help you recover from your pain, surgery, or ailments. When starting up Summit Physical Therapy, she wanted to make sure she was creating a clinic where patients felt welcomed, encouraged, relaxed, and motivated to “getting back to what matters most” and she will always strive to get you there.
Sarah is married with four kids. Her husband works locally in Oxford and her children attend Oxford Schools. She enjoys traveling, gardening, watching kids sports, wine tasting, and spending time with family.
Mindy Buss, DPT
Mindy Buss has been practicing in outpatient PT since graduating from Central Michigan University in 2008 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Mindy joined Summit Physical Therapy in July of 2022. She enjoys working in an outpatient setting as it allows her to work with and treat a variety of patient populations and diagnoses. Mindy is a certified Women's health therapist, treating internal pelvic floor and certified in Parkinson's Wellness Recovery - PWR! She is also trained in Graston technique and muscle energy. Prior to coming to Summit PT she worked in outpatient PT at St. Joe's.
MIndy is married with two kids and reside in Oxford. In her spare time she loves gardening, biking with her family, watching her kids sports and activities, paddle boarding and kayaking.
Suzanne Schmidt, MPT
Suzanne Schmidt, MPT joined Summit Physical Therapy in July 2017. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997.
Suzanne started her career in Rochester in a private outpatient orthopedic clinic seeing shoulder, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle and foot patients for pre and post operative therapy. She then moved on to open up an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Lake Orion for the Detroit Medical Center where she was the Senior PT. During that time she took numerous continuing education courses in sports medicine and orthopedics, mentored staff, worked as a clinical instructor, wrote articles for Sports and Fitness magazines and the DMC. Suzanne is certified in Astym (R) and trained in dry needling and treats women's health, pediatrics, and any outpatient injury.
Suzanne is married with two kids who graduated from Oxford schools. Suzanne enjoys traveling, being with family/friends, riding horses, water skiing and being outdoors. She is excited to be at Summit Physical Therapy so she can help people in her community get back to what they love to do. The thing she loves most about being at Summit Physical Therapy is she can work one on one with her patients and provide quality care.
Lisa Lewis, DPT
Lisa joined Summit in April of 2022 and has been practicing for over 15 years in both the Outpatient and Home care settings. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in 2005.
Lisa loves working in the outpatient setting where it allows her to use her knowledge of sports and fitness to help her patients return to the activities they enjoy. She recently was trained in Graston technique and specializes in treatment of gait and balance.
Lisa is married with two kids who both attend Oxford Schools. In her free time she enjoys spending time boating, traveling, and skiing with her family. Lisa loves being active and has completed a marathon and full ironman races.
Emily O'Donnell, MOT
Emily is our Occupational Therapist on staff and has been with Summit since March of 2022. Emily also works in home care in addition to working part time with us. Emily graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Bakers College in 2008. Emily is also certified in massage therapy prior to becoming an OT.
Emily is married with two kids and resides in Dryden. In her spare time Emily loves watching and coaching her kids sports, spending time with family, and wine tasting.
Angie Sharrow, PTA
Angie Sharrow Graduated in 2010 from Macomb Community College with her Associates degree as a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and joined the team in September of 2022. She comes from working at a skilled nursing facility the past 15 years and is ready to get back into her passion of outpatient PT. Angie has been trained in Graston Technique and muscle energy techniques.
In her spare time Angie enjoys spending time with her kids and watching her daughter play volleyball.
Stephanie Garoufalis, PT Tech
Stephanie joined Summit Physical Therapy in September of 2021 and brings over 20 years of experience as a PT tech.
Stephanie loves working with patients and helping them through their therapy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and learning new things. Gardening and paper crafts are two of her favorite hobbies.
Olivia joined Summit Physical Therapy’s team in January of 2023. She came as an experienced receptionist from another PT office and is the friendly face who greets you upon arrival.
Olivia has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, and loves her dog, Stella.