Meet Our Team

The faculty for the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency will consist of a number of therapists from Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s staff. Faculty is made up of content experts or ABPTS board certified specialists. Meet some of our faculty:


Lisa Laubernds, PT - Program Director

Lisa received her undergraduate as well as physical therapy degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She started her career at the Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) Grace Hospital and has worked at every facility in the DMC health system. She is currently the Administrative Director of Therapy Services with responsibility for all acute care departments and IRFs in the DMC, as well as three comprehensive outpatient therapy sites. Lisa specialized in neuro rehab as a practicing therapist and remains passionate that everyone deserves the highest quality of care available, and strives to ensure that the staff she manages exhibit the same.

Melissa McCourt

Melissa McCourt, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS - Program Coordinator / Practice Chair

Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Senior Physical Therapist, 6th Floor RIM Neuroscience Unit

Melissa McCourt received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in 2008. She worked as a Clinical Physical Therapist Specialist in both acute care and acute rehabilitation settings at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. Currently, she works as a Senior Physical Therapist on Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s inpatient Neuroscience Unit, where she specializes in neurology.

In 2018, Dr. McCourt received the designation of Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America.

Stemming from her work as a research assistant in the Mobility Research Laboratory, Dr. McCourt has been a co-author and published multiple papers, posters, abstracts and articles in numerous journals. She is currently involved in research on ataxia and physical therapy interventions.

Dr. McCourt has been working as adjunct faculty at Wayne State University in the physical therapy department since 2013. She has assisted in educating students in the areas of neurology, acute care rehabilitation and clinical medicine.

Andrew Moul

Andrew Moul, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIST - Program Coordinator / Curriculum Chair

Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Clinical Physical Therapy Specialist, 6th Floor RIM Neuroscience Unit

Dr. Andrew Moul is a Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM). He has been a clinician since 2009, spending time in different settings including acute care, outpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation. He received both his Bachelors of Health Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University. His current clinical focus is treating individuals with neurological injuries as a part of the Neuroscience Department at RIM. His clinical interests revolve around the treatment of ataxia and brain injuries.

Dr. Moul is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in the physical therapy program. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College as well as The University of Michigan – Flint.

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