Running Institute Team
Our team of world-class therapists, coaches and trainers work together to create a training program for runners of all levels.
Ron Warhurst | Ann Arbor - West & Northville, MI
Ron “Coach” Warhurst graduated from Western Michigan University and was a member of the 1964 and 1965 NCAA Championship cross country teams. After serving as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan University from 1967-1968, Ron joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he earned two purple hearts for his service in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he served as Head Cross Country Coach at the University of Michigan for the next 36 years. During his time at UM, he coached more than 85 college athletes to national honors. Ron has also coached several elite runners and marathoners, as well as everyday runners. Coach works out of the Northville and Ann Arbor West locations.
Pete Kitto | Ann Arbor - West, MI
A graduate of the University of Michigan Physical Therapy program, Pete Kitto has 20 years of experience as a physical therapist at ATI. Offers physiotherapy services to elite runners at the collegiate and professional levels, as well as weekend warriors. His passion for his work and his excellent results in treating orthopedic patients and athletes of all talent levels fuel his reputation as one of the top physiotherapists in the world.
Dan Minert | Ann Arbor - West, MI
Dan Minert, MS, CO, ATC is a Certified Orthotist providing orthotic care, foot and ankle evaluations and footwear consultation. Has over 20 years of experience evaluating and providing orthotic care for all ages of individuals seeking to remain or become more active. Minert is also a licensed and certified athletic trainer with over 37 years of service to recreational, high school, middle school and elite college athletes.
Kim Likosky | Ann Arbor - West
Kim Likosky, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT specializes in rehabilitation and training of runners.
Dave Cotner | Ann Arbor - West, MI
Dave Cotner, ATC specializes in rehabilitation and training of runners.
Beth Remke | Ann Arbor - Downtown, MI
Beth Remke, MPT, CIMT is a Graduate from University of Michigan Flint with 17 years of experience providing care from the recreational to the competitive runner. She is also trained in graston, kinesio taping and functional dry needling techniques.
Adam Homolka | Grand Rapids, MI
Adam Homolka, MPT is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he ran cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. He has spent the last 10 years of his career learning the most effective techniques and approaches to treat runners while working with high school athletes, collegiate runners and professional athletes.
Kristin Kepsel | Northville, MI
Kristin Kepsel, DPT, CIMT is a graduate of Oakland University Physical Therapy Program with eight years of experience. She is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist, and specializes in working with the running and triathalon runners.
Michelle Krings | Northville, MI
Michelle Krings, MS, PT, ATC has over 20 years experience as a physical therapist and athletic trainer treating adolescent, amateur, collegiate and professional athletes.
Stephanie Walton | Traverse City, MI
Stephanie Walton, MS PT: Graduated from Central Michigan University with her Master’s in Physical Therapy.
Dena Johnson | Traverse City, MI
Dena Johnson, ATC is a graduate from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine.
Lisa Taylor | Traverse City, MI
Lisa Taylor specializes in rehabilitation and training of runners. Taylor, a former state champion and Division 1 collegiate runner, has established a strong presence in the Traverse City area running community as both a high school coach and running advocate since 1989. She has coached numerous All-State athletes, individual state champions, state championship teams, and has helped over 300 adult runners with beginner running classes and personal coaching. Since 2011, she has been selected annually as one of only12 Brooks Running elite track coaches, serving as a coach at the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle Washington. Taylor has received Coach of the Year nominations from the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association 12 times, winning the award in 2008. Taylor brings over 35 years of coaching experience with athletes of all levels and abilities.
Kent Kurfman | Greenville, SC
Kent Kurfman, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1989 with both BS and MS degrees in Physical Therapy, followed by his post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2004. Additionally, he earned a manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine and is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist (OCS) with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Kent has an extensive background of clinical experience and continuing education in manual therapy and orthopaedics and has spent the last several years specializing in treatment and injury prevention in distance runners and in foot and ankle disorders. An avid distance runner, he has been competing for 39 years, with a marathon personal best of 2:58, and has competed at the Boston Marathon four times. He is a wear tester for the New Balance Athletic Shoe Company, frequently testing various running shoe prototypes. Kent currently treats patients and oversees the ATI Running institute at the Greenville clinic.