THERAPY SERVICES

Rehabilitation can be a stressful, emotional and demanding process. At Western Reserve Hospital, we work to alleviate not only the pain, but also the frustrations that accompany any injury. Our experienced and highly-trained therapists take a proactive approach by implementing our safe, effective treatment options to get you moving again. Using therapeutic exercises, stretching and manual techniques to decrease pain and restore range of motion and strength, we enable you to resume your lifestyle in comfort as soon as possible.

At our three convenient locations, we provide convenient appointment scheduling and close supervision throughout your treatment to ensure your program is performed safely and correctly. We offer a strong educational component to our care and work hard to teach you how to manage your recovery and prevent future injury.

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EASY STREET THERAPY STAFF:

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM:

Kristine Pressler, PT

University of Toledo 1989

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Kinesiotaping, Myofascial Release, Graston Technique, SI joint dysfunction, Integrative Dry Needling

 

Rachel Reed, PT, DPT, NCS 

Walsh University, 2014

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

University of Michigan, 2015 - Neurologic Residency-Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Areas of expertise/special interests: Neurologic rehab, Stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia, Falls, vestibular rehab, post-concussive rehab, APTA credentialed clinical instructor

 

Anne Bee, PT 

The Ohio State University 1991

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: Orthopedics, Falls and Balance/ Geriatrics, Aquatic Therapy, Neurological

 

Debi Benjamin, PTA

Stark State College of Technology 1998

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Areas of expertise/special interests: Recognition of Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association, Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine, Applied Functional Science Certification from the Gray Institute, McKenzie spine technique trained, Graston Technique Provider

 

Laura Patterson, PTA

Stark State College 2017

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Areas of expertise/special interests: Orthopedics, neurological, falls & balance, aquatic therapy, acute care rehabilitation

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM:

Kimberly Freborg, OTR/L

University of Illinois at Chicago 1989

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Hand/Upper Extremity injuries, including post operative rehab and splinting of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder; Neurological conditions including stroke, head trauma, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple sclerosis: attention to ADLs/IADLs, cognitive and perceptual motor rehabilitation as well as neurological re-education; work conditioning; wheel chair evaluations, SCAT evaluations, clinical instructor

 

Kevin Brod, OT/L, OTD

University of Toledo Health Science Campus 2004

Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy

University of Toledo 2007

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Neurological Diagnoses, Acute Care Orthopedics

 

Elise Murtagh, OTR/L, OTD

Liberty University 2010

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Promotion

University of Toledo 2015 

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Acute Care, ICU, orthopedic, geriatric

 

Dana Vonlindt, COTA/L

Genesee Community College 1996

Associates Degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Areas of expertise/special interests: Acute Care and Outpatient Orthopedics Upper Extremities and Neuro-Rehabilitation; Graston Certified, Kinesiotape I and II Certified, Manual Therapy including Trigger Point Release and Muscle Energy Techniques, Splinting UE, Serial Casts for UE

 

SPEECH THERAPIST:

Gary Motta, MA, CCC/SLP

Cleveland State University 1991

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing 

Cleveland State University 1993

Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology

Areas of expertise/special interests: Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Voice Disorders including Laryngectomy Rehabilitation

 

INPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM:

Tami Folk, MPT

Eastern Michigan University 1993

B.S. in Exercise Science

Gannon University 1997

M.S. Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: ICU, orthopedics, neurologic diagnosis, multi system problems, geriatrics, NDT Certification, Acute care Intervention, APTA credentialed clinical instructor

 

Ashley Miller, PT, DPT

Walsh University 2015

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Acute Care, ICU, orthopedic, geriatric

 

Pam Weis, PT

Ohio State University 1998

Bachelors of Science Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interests: Acute Care, ICU, orthopedic, geriatric

 

Alison Daily, PT, DPT

Walsh University, 2014

Doctorate in Physical therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: Acute Care, ICU, orthopedic, geriatric, certified exercise expert for the aging adult, APTA credentialed clinical instructor

 

Megan Walker, PTA 

Stark State College 2012

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology

Areas of expertise/special interests: Intensive Care, Acute Care Rehabilitation, Acute Orthopedics

 

REHAB AT THE NATATORIUM STAFF:

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS:

Julie Mundorf, PT      

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 1988

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: Orthopedic & sports injuries, orthopedic post-op rehab, Mulligan technique, McKenzie spine and extremity technique, knee/shoulder problems, acute ankle sprains

 

Michael Flaherty, PT, MSPT, CSCS  

Walsh University 1998, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Walsh University 2001, Masters Degree in Physical Therapy   

Played 4 years intercollegiate football

Areas of expertise/special interest: Orthopedic and sports injuries, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to evaluate and correct movement dysfunction in athletes, Certified in Hardstyle Kettlebell (HKC), Industrial rehab and FCE’s

 

Ronda Beery, PT, MA, Cert. MDT, CCCE      

Cleveland State University 2001; Kent State University 1994

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy; Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science; Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

Division 1 collegiate track athlete (Javelin)

Areas of expertise/special interest: Spine, orthopedic and sport injuries, McKenzie spine and extremity techniques, Mulligan techniques, Certified McKenzie Therapist, Certified Clinical Instructor, Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education

 

Trayce Krauth, PT 

The Ohio State University, 1988

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: General orthopedics, rehab of running athletes, running gait analysis, McKenzie spine technique, Integrative Dry Needling, Industrial rehab and FCE’s

 

Toka Johnson, PT 

Ohio University 1999; North Central State College 2001, University of Findlay 2005

Bachelors Exercise Science, Associate of Applied Science PTA, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: Aquatic therapy and general orthopedics

 

Christine Salem, PT  

The Ohio State University, 1988

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: Certified in Aquatics, Certified Kinesiotape practitioner, general orthopedics



PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS:

Joyce Salberg, PTA    

Stark State University, 1993

Associate of Applied Science PTA

Areas of expertise/special interest: Aquatic therapy, McKenzie spine technique, general orthopedics, Graston technique, running injuries

 

Christina Hamby, PTA, LMT

Stark State University, 1996, Stark State University, 2001

Associate of Applied Science PTA, Associate of Applied Science Massage Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: McKenzie spine technique, general orthopedics, school based pediatric therapy, Certified in Graston Technique

 

Arielle Cheh, PTA      

Stark State College of Technology, 2008

Associate of Applied Science PTA

Areas of expertise/special interest: Orthopedics and sports injuries, McKenzie spine technique, Graston technique

 

Michelle Sivec, PTA  

Lorain County Community College, 2003

Associate of Applied Science PTA

Areas of expertise/special interest: School based pediatric therapy, aquatic therapy

 

MAIN STREET THERAPY STAFF:

Anne Coughlin, PT

Bowling Green State University / The Medical College of Ohio, 1993

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of expertise/special interest: general orthopedics

 

Bill Hellenthal, PTA 

Stark State University, 1994, Associate of Applied Science PTA

Stark State 2000 Certification/Licensed Massage Therapist

Muskingum University 2012 Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Areas of expertise/special interest: General orthopedics, manual treatments