The Advantage OT Expert Staff

The Advantage OT team of highly trained and certified Occupational Therapists focus on maximizing recovery and getting patients back to work and life. Using a mind-body approach, our Occupational Therapy staff provides competent and caring support for a patient’s physical, mental and emotional recovery.

Kathy Dunning – OTR/L, President/CEO
Education/Certification

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Corporate Office

“As an independent group of occupational therapists, we have the freedom to adapt and change to the needs of our clients. Having the opportunity to create and grow this company, which does so much good in people’s lives, has been very personally and professionally rewarding for me. I admire the extraordinary dedication of our team.”

Zachary Dunning, COO
Education/Certification

Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Corporate Office

“I enjoy working with therapists who develop a close relationship with each client to ensure those individuals accomplish their personal goals. Whether that be helping the clients return to work at 100 percent or helping to create an accessible home environment, our staff cares for each individual like they are a member of their own family.”

Al Ellis, OTR/L CEAS – Regional Director
Education/Certification

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Clinton Township

“Working as an occupational therapist and clinic director at Advantage OT affords me the freedom to treat my patients as individuals, with a more holistic approach. I am able to research and implement the latest techniques and equipment to improve my patient’s overall function and independence. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a patient return to work or increase their safety and independence at home. Advantage OT gives me the tools to accomplish this!”

Jennifer Brda, COTA/L
Education/Certification

Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI
Clinton Township

“I enjoy my role at Advantage OT, primarily due to the variety of patients we work with. Working in work conditioning, you encounter people from different occupations and learn something new every day about new occupations while designing their return-to-work program. It makes the job more interesting and less repetitive. I also enjoy the rapport we establish with so many of our patients while in our programs.”

Michael Polydoras, OTR/L CEAS – Clinic Director
Education/Certification

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Westland

“As an Occupational Therapist at Advantage OT, I am an integral part of each client’s rehabilitation program, which allows me the opportunity to interact with their employer, physician, case manager, and insurance company while facilitating their return-to-work.”

Gina Palermo, COTA/L
Education/Certification

Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Macomb College, Clinton Township, MI
Westland

“One of the best aspects of my role as a COTA with Advantage OT is the ability to use a holistic approach while working one-on-one to obtain the client’s goals. I feel a sense of pride in the positive change in the client’s physical, mental and emotional well-being as they regain their abilities.”

Cathy Turner, OTR/L – Clinic Director
Education/Certification

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Wixom

“I am proud of the progress that our patients make while in our work conditioning program. It gives me great pleasure, as an OT, to know that we have helped someone regain the strength and the skills that they will need to be successful when returning to work, which is the ultimate goal of what we do as OTs.”

Advantage OT:

Three Advanced OT/Work Simulation Clinics

Clinton Township
40450 Hayes Rd.
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586.226.0434
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Fax: 586.226.2252

Westland
32500 Warren Rd.
Westland, MI 48185
313.592.0038
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Fax: 313.592.9055

Wixom
29650 South Wixom Rd.
Wixom, MI 48393
248.682.5423
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Fax: 248.682.0444