Our Qualified Therapists
are a team of clinicians with vast experience who work together to put your needs first.
Provide leadership for the clinical practice
PT, MS, Executive Director
Bob previously was a staff Physical Therapist at the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton before returning to his hometown to open the Community Sports and Therapy Center. He has been the CEO and Executive Director of Rehabilitative Services, Inc. since its inception in 1980. Bob and his administrative and leadership staff are responsible for the executive and fiscal operations of the practice including strategic planning, program development, performance improvement, corporate compliance, human resource management and administrative direction and oversight to the therapy operations.
With an abundance of clinical experience, Bob continues to provide therapy services, primarily consultative services to industrial clients and he also provides on-site therapy services in the industrial setting. Bob is certified by Ergoscience to perform functional capacity evaluations and on-site job demands analysis.
PT, MHS, Director of Operations
Karen currently specializes in the geriatric population in home health settings, as well as treatment of inpatients. She has advance coursework in current concepts such as home care, LSVT BIG®, lymphedema management, functional gait biomechanics, hemiplegic gait, stroke recovery, fall prevention, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and therapeutic exercise for the elderly. She is also experienced in extended care facilities, hospice care, and orthopedic outpatients.
PT, Assistant PT Director
Her primary area of focus is servicing the outpatient and inpatient population at Mercer Health Hospital. Her specialties include outpatient orthopedic care, LSVT BIG® certified clinician, vestibular assessment and treatment, treatment and management of running injuries through the Must Run program, and she is certified in dry needling.
PT, MPT, Pediatric PT Director
Her past experience includes the Hancock County Board of MRDD where she worked in a school for special needs children and in a workshop for special needs adults. She also worked at Lima Memorial Hospital in outpatient pediatrics and in a school for special needs children.
Currently, Julie works with outpatient pediatrics and school based physical therapy throughout the county, seeing children with varying diagnoses, including, but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Coordination Disorder, Autism, Developmental Delay, and Torticollis. She also has experience in wheelchair and orthotic evaluations as well as nursing home evaluations.
OTR/L, OT Director
Scott began as a staff occupational therapist developing the acute inpatient, home care, neurological, and orthopedic (specializing in elbow and hand rehabilitation) programs. He has also helped with the growing pediatric and school based occupational therapy programs. Scott and his team of occupational therapists have become the leaders in the West Central Ohio region in developing advanced programs for each of the above treatment areas.
Scott is certified in the Ergoscience functional capacity evaluation and on-site job demands analysis programs. He has extensive expertise in performing onsite treatment and job site analysis. He has been integral in developing the integrated disability management program. This program works with the physician, employer, and worker to help with early identification, work injury prevention, and quicker return to work after an injury occurs. We also help the employees through coaching and training to prevent work related injuries. Scott has the confidence that his team can meet and exceed all of your occupational therapy needs.
OTR/L, Assistant OT Director
Her expertise is in outpatient therapy where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, contracture management and splinting, Kinesiotaping, Astym® and assisting individuals in regaining their functional independence with activities of daily living.
Kylene has been a certified Astym provider since 2013. Kylene focuses on providing Astym to patient’s suffering from lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and dysfunction and a variety of other upper extremity deficits. She also practices in home health care and inpatient acute care.
OTR/L, Pediatric OT Director
Mindy has worked for Community Sports and Therapy as an occupational therapist since 2002 and her focus has been with the pediatric population since 2003.
Since graduating, Mindy has attended various workshops, seminars, and continuing education courses that have focused on the pediatric population. These include courses related to pediatric feeding, sensory-based practice, school-based practice, and strategies for supporting children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She is also trained in the Play Project, a play-based approach for children with Autism.
MA, CCC-SLP, ST Director
Andrea is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Association and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She also holds her clinical certificate of competency in speech therapy and is a certified LSVT Loud® provider.
Andrea’s experience includes nursing home care, home health care, pediatrics, outpatient, inpatients, hospice, modified barium swallows and geriatrics. She has extensive experience in Autism, Down’s syndrome, speech generated devices, Apraxia, and feeding disorders in infants and children. She is involved in training new graduates throughout their clinical fellowship year and is the lead therapist for our Concussion Management team.
Assistant Office Manager
She joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013 as a therapy aide and is now the Assistance Office Manager and Manager of our Celina location. Her main duties include working with process improvement/efficiency, quality standards, as well as assisting with therapy aide needs.
Director of Human Resources
As a clinical specialist for Community Sports and Therapy Center she works on data bases, safety checks, Home Health monthly and quarterly meetings, performance improvement, assists with aide needs and more. She has 15 years teaching experience in Career-Technical education, as well as additional teaching of adult learners at Vantage Career Center, Van Wert County Hospital Staff Development, and is a CPR/First Aid instructor.
Meet the Physical Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Mindy’s clinical experience includes inpatient rehab and acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and neurorehabilitation at an outpatient spinal cord clinic at Frazier Rehab. Mindy is trained in dry needling and currently works in our outpatient and inpatient facilities at Mercer Health.
Christy graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 as a Physical Therapist. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2007. Her primary patient caseload is the outpatient orthopedic population and she specializes in manual therapy for lumbar and sacroiliac spines, care of obstetric patients, and kinesiotaping as a certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. She is a certified Astym® provider as well.
Christy has a special interest in the treatment and management of running injuries through the Must Run program and also facilitates the Sports MAX program, a sports acceleration program for area athletes interested in maximizing their athletic potential while minimizing their risk for injury. She also sees acute care patients (in hospital setting), sports injuries, and general orthopedics. She has a hands on approach to patient care while focusing on teaching patients to self-manage their symptoms as much as possible.
In 2006, Cathy became certified in Vestibular Therapy and helped build a vestibular treatment program at SHRRC. In 2012, she went on a medical mission trip to Ecuador with surgeons, nurses and other therapists. It was a grueling trip with 10 hour days and a few hours of sight-seeing. In 2015, family concerns brought her back to Ohio where she joined the team of Community Sports and Therapy Center working primarily in the school setting with pediatrics.
Kelsey is currently working primarily in our Celina outpatient facility as well as with our inpatient population at Mercer Health. She is certified in dry needling and continues to gain experience in a variety of settings and areas.
Lisa’s primary caseload consists of outpatient orthopedics, acute care, home health care, and Women’s & Men’s Health. She specializes in treatment of urinary incontinence and use of the Astym® technique.
Mike graduated from St. Mary’s Memorial High school and then attended The University of Findlay for both undergraduate and graduate school. He earned an undergraduate degree as a Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. In the past Mike has worked as a physical therapist at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and in Minster, Ohio at Cornerstone Rehabilitation. Mike carries both Indiana and Ohio Physical Therapist Licensures and actively practices in both states.
Mike has worked at Community Sports and Therapy Center since May of 2014 where he works in a variety of settings including pediatrics in school-based settings in Auglaize and Hardin Counties in Ohio and Jay County School Corporation in Indiana. He also works in the home health care setting, working with populations across the lifespan from pediatrics to the geriatric population.
Heidi is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988. She worked for 13 years at Riverside Methodist Hospital/Ohio Health System in Columbus before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2001.
Heidi has Neurodevelopmental training certification (NDT) and experience in acute care, nursing home care, Parkinson’s program, outpatient, and home health care. She also has specialty training in neurological and vertigo disorders, including working with our patients in our Concussion Management Program. She has training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system.
She has been working in the field since 1998 and with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2004. Melanie works in our hospital setting with inpatients and outpatients, and also has experience in home health. She specializes in lymphedema treatment, having a certification through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.
Kelly graduated from the University of Findlay with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy in May of 2010. She worked in Sidney, Ohio at Wilson Memorial Hospital from 2010 to 2013 before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center. Her experience includes a variety of settings including outpatient, home health, and acute care.
She has treated a variety of ages from 2 months old to 103 years old. Kelly is certified in the Astym® technique as well as advanced training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system with hands on experience using the device for retraining of patient’s with spinal cord injuries. Kelly works primarily with outpatients and home health patients.
Most recently, her focus of practice has involved Home Health, Inpatient, and Outpatient settings with a diverse patient population. She enjoys assisting clients in reaching their physical goals; for many of the home bound clients, this means being able to continue safely living at home.
Kathy has developed a special interest in working with pediatric patients, and she is excited to provide outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at our Celina location, as well as school-based services within the Mercer County schools. Kathy has experience treating children with various orthopedic, neurological and sensory based challenges, including torticollis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, developmental delays, and other diagnoses. Kathy utilizes exercises and activities to promote strength, balance, coordination, and mobility. She also has training in kinesiotaping in the pediatric population, wheelchair evaluations, and orthotic interventions.
Amy has primarily been working in the outpatient setting through the course of her career. She is certified in the LSVT BIG® Program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Her interests are in manual treatments of the spine and pelvis, post-surgical patients of all ages, and Parkinson’s patients. She has training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system.
Originally from Kenton, Ohio, Diane worked with the nursing home population for six years before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016. She works primarily in our Nursing Home facilities as well as with our home health population. Diane is also certified in LSVT BIG®.
Kirsten’s education and clinical experiences include athletics at Capital University and OSU Sports Medicine, pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, ManorCare Nursing Home, acute care at Lima Memorial and further outpatient experience at Therapy Services in Van Wert. In addition to her nursing home experience, Kirsten currently works primarily in our outpatient clinic. She is specialized in dry needling as well as mobilization of the cervical & thoracic spine along with ribs. Kirsten also has advanced training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system with hands on experience using the device for retraining of patient’s with spinal cord injuries.
Meet the Occupational Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Michelle joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016. Her focus is on the pediatric population, providing occupational therapy services in several of the Auglaize County schools.
Julia’s past experience as an Occupational Therapist includes skilled nursing facilities and working with the geriatric population. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since June 2012, and currently works primarily in our inpatient and home health care settings.
Katie works primarily in outpatient therapy where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, splinting, Kinesiotaping and Astym. She has been a certified Astym provider since 2017. Katie focuses on providing Astym to patient’s suffering from lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and dysfunction and a variety of other upper extremity deficits. Katie also practices in our inpatient acute care setting.
Cathy is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. Cathy has been practicing since 1999. She has worked in a variety of settings during her years of practice including home health, inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facility, adult workshop, and school based services. She has worked with patients from infancy to 100 years of age.
Cathy works primarily in the school setting along with outpatient pediatric patients. She has experience with treating pediatrics with fine motor, visual perceptual, and sensory processing delays. Cathy joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in February of 2013. Prior to working here, she worked in Darke and Jay Counties in the school setting. Cathy is from Celina and is looking forward to a long career with this local company.
Lindsey’s experience is in geriatrics and adult populations. She primary works in home health and inpatient rehab, where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, contracture management, aging in place, home modifications and fall prevention.
Sarah works predominantly in our outpatient clinic and local schools with pediatric patients and assists with coverage in our inpatient settings. She also has nursing home experience, as well as training in the Handwriting Without Tears writing program and sensory processing disorder. She is also Irlen certified, which can be appropriate for patients who are struggling with perception of printed material and is often found with patients who have had a concussion/head injury, autism, and ADHD.
Meet the Speech Pathologists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Lyndie joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2017. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Lyndie is working primarily with pediatrics in our outpatient clinic. She also works in the acute care hospital setting. Her previous clinical experience also includes pediatric outpatient at Total Rehab, inpatient care at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, geriatric care at skilled nursing facilities, and grades K-2 at Saint Mary’s City Schools.
Prior to joining Community Sports and Therapy Center, Meg owned a private practice for 17 years in Minster, Ohio before merging her company with Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2014 and is now enjoying more of motherhood and serving the clients in a variety of settings.
Margaret has had extensive training and experience in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, hospital setting including ICU, acute, outpatient and transitional care, schools, head start, home health and private practice. She has extensive training in the following: apraxia, oral motor, voicing for pediatrics and adults as well as certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Techniques. She is Vital Stim certified for pediatrics and adults with extensive training in feeding therapy. Other experience and training includes Voice prosthetic/voice restoration, accent reduction programs, Autism, Down’s syndrome, speech generated devices and recently the Myofascial Release and other manual techniques in Dysphagia.
Olivia joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2016. She is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Her prior clinical experience includes New Knoxville and Coldwater Schools, Early Intervention at the Auglaize County ABC Center, as well as Auglaize Acres and Colonial Nursing Homes. She is currently working in the school setting in the Wapakoneta school district.
Karli joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Her prior experience includes working with both the pediatric and adult populations in inpatient and outpatient settings, nursing homes, home health care, school-based therapy, and early intervention. She has training in Modified Barium swallows, and during graduate school, she completed rotations at Dodd Rehabilitative hospital at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is currently based in the school setting at New Knoxville and Waynesfield-Goshen.
She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and holds her certificate of clinical competence. Kalyn’s prior experience includes acute hospital settings, including ICU and psychiatric units. She also has experience in multiple outpatient settings with geriatrics, adults, and teenagers, as well as skilled nursing facilities and home health care. Kalyn has additional knowledge and training in respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) for dysphagia rehabilitation.
Stephanie joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017. She is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and also holds her certificate of clinical competence through the Ohio Department of Education to provide therapy services within the school setting. Prior to joining the Community Sports and Therapy Center team, Stephanie worked in multiple settings including skilled nursing facilities, hospital settings, home health, and preschool settings. She is currently focused on school-based speech therapy, providing services for the Wapakoneta City Schools.
Katie is working in several school districts serving preschool and school-age students. Katie’s previous clinical experience includes working with several Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Early Intervention programs including Montgomery, Defiance, and Henry counties. She also has extensive experience with both outpatient and inpatient therapy as well as completing modified barium swallow studies at Mercy Defiance Hospital, specialized Autism training with Mercy Autism Services, and has worked in multiple skilled nursing facilities.
Gina is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Associations and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She also holds her certificate of clinical competence and is certified through the Ohio Department of Education to provide services in the schools. Gina joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2015 and she is currently focused in school-based speech-language pathology, providing services for Minster Local Schools. Gina also has experience at various skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, and hospital settings.
Meet the Athletic Trainers at Community Sports and Therapy Center
AT, Director of Athletic Training
Her experience includes division I collegiate women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, football, and women’s field hockey; collegiate baseball summer program; high school football, girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls swim and dive, baseball, softball, and track and field; junior high football, volleyball, cross country, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and track and field.
Tiffany is trained in the prevention, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of athletic injuries, and has completed classes in advanced weightlifting and advanced nutrition specifically for the athlete. She is also a certified Sportsmetrics instructor and a CPR and First Aid instructor with ASHI.
Her undergraduate experience includes Division III Football, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball, Softball, and Men’s Soccer. She completed a high school rotation at Archbishop Moeller High School working with football, soccer, cross country, hockey, and basketball. While at MSJ, she had the chance to obtain experience in an outpatient rehabilitative clinic with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She also has experience in professional sports, completing a rotation with FC Cincinnati in the USL.
As a student he has experience in Division II and Division III collegiate football, men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and tennis. He completed his high school and clinic rotation with Cory Rawson High school and at Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Jack has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since July 2017 and is outreached as an Athletic Trainer for Marion Local High School.
Jack is involved in our Industrial Rehab program and is a certified WorkAbility Examiner. He is also a part of our Sports MAX program where he uses his strength and conditioning knowledge and combines it with his athletic training knowledge to help athletes increase their speed, power, explosiveness and flexibility, all while decreasing their chances of injury. He is certified in CPR/AED through the American Heart Association.