Our team of qualified therapists cover a wide variety of specialties and include an extensive history of experience among them. This allows us to ensure you are giving the superior care you need from experience you can trust. We offer specialized, one-one care with a team approach involving a Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant, an Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistance or a team of Speech Therapists providing you with the expert care you need and the individual attention you deserve. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual with your goals in mind. Our extensive group of therapists allows you to receive care for a variety of disciplines and specialties all in one convenient place. Known for our exceptional service, expert care, and patient-centered approach, we are here to help you achieve your goals. Due to the locations we contract with, our team can also follow your care from inpatient hospital care to home health care to outpatient care, ensuring you quality care on every step of your journey back to health!
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
Robert J. Hibner, PT, MS is the C.E.O. of Rehabilitative Services, Inc. Bob is a 1978 graduate of the Physical Therapy program at The Ohio State University and has a Master’s degree from the University of Indianapolis in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Bob initially was a Physical Therapist at the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton before returning to his hometown in 1980 to found the Community Sports and Therapy Center at Mercer Health.
As the current President and Executive Director of Rehabilitative Services, Inc., Bob is currently 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. Rehabilitative Services Inc. currently has over 110 dedicated members of their therapy team who provide contractual therapy services to Mercer Health, industries, schools and other health care agencies in west-central Ohio.
PT, DPT, MHS, Director of Operations
Karen graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1993. Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1993, her Masters in Health Science from the University of Indianapolis in 2002, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in November of 2020. Karen has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center her entire career. She began initially as a staff physical therapist in 1993 and currently serves as the 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®, 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, DPT, PT Director
Stacy joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2001 as a Physical Therapist and is our Assistant Director of Physical Therapy. Stacy earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1997 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in the fall of 2020.
Her primary area of focus is servicing the outpatient and inpatient population at Mercer Health. Her specialties include outpatient orthopedic care, LSVT BIG® certified clinician, vestibular assessment and treatment, and she is certified in dry needling. She has taken additional coursework in clinical decision making, neuromuscular tissue and motor control, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, medical screening, and health promotions.
PT, MPT, Pediatric PT Director
Julie graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended Andrews University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2001.
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.
Julie became certified as a Child Passenger Safety technician in October 2019. This allows her to fit children in car seats and educate families/caregivers in this fit as well as installation of the car seat in the vehicle.
OTR/L, Director of Employer Services
Scott is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and has been providing clinical Occupational therapy services in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio Since 1994. In 1997 he began as a staff occupational therapist with Community Sports & Therapy Center, eventually becoming the OT director, overseeing the development of a robust and growing OT program encompassing: acute inpatient, home care, pediatrics, school-based therapy, neurological, and orthopedic (specializing in elbow and hand rehabilitation) programs.
In 2003 he began servicing the industrial community, becoming a certified examiner in the ERGOSCIENCE functional capacity evaluations and Quantitative Job Demands Analysis. He has additional certifications in the Workability Systems functional capacity evaluation and Job analysis. He is also certified in the Total Motion Release program, a critical component of an early symptom management program.
In 2018 Scott was promoted to Director of Employer Services to help with the underserved needs in the work environment with early intervention and prevention programs directly with employers with onsite services. Scott is a recognized leader in industrial and onsite symptom management in West Central Ohio with 17+ years expertise in performing onsite employee health, job demands analysis, musculoskeletal risk analysis, and injury prevention solutions, focusing on the benefits to both employer and employee. He has been integral in developing the Integrated Disability Management (IDM) program, working with the physician/employer/worker to help with early identification, injury prevention, and quick return to work after an injury occurs. The program also provides employee coaching and training to prevent work related injuries.
In 2021 Scott became a BWC-Accredited Transitional Work Developer (TWD). A TWD works with an employer to establish a working relationship with health-care providers who will respond to your injured workers’ medical and rehabilitation needs, understand your company’s business operations, provide the employer with training on how to identify and develop transitional work tasks, and develop specialized training plan for all levels of your management team and employees.
Scott also became a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, (CEAS) in 2021 from The Back School in Atlanta, Georgia. The Back School has provided training on the importance of total wellness as a means to good health and injury prevention, to over 40,000 health and safety professionals and hundreds of thousands of employees from large and small organizations worldwide. The CEAS certification verifies Scott has the skills to identify where the body is susceptible to injuries and analyze the causes, signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders, implement OSHA-compliant ergonomics assessments, the ability to analyze multiple task jobs in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and healthcare environments (using OSHA ergonomics survey tools – W-1, D-2 and WAC), and assist your company to develop best practices for implementation of cost-effective, high-impact solutions for the prevention of workplace injury, including both office and non-office ergonomics assessments with focus on identifying risk factors and determining solutions and opportunities for improvements.
Scott has presented his ergonomic and industrial athlete/wellness expertise to multiple venues to help with education of the general public as well as individual presentations for employers for their staff. Scott has been on the forefront of the development of onsite occupational health and wellness programs and has the confidence that he and his team can meet and exceed all of your employee musculoskeletal wellness needs.
OTR/L, OT Director
Kylene received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997. After graduation, Kylene worked in recreational therapy for two years before returning to Eastern Kentucky University to earn a post-baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been with Community Sports and Therapy since 2003. Kylene began as a staff Occupational Therapist and was promoted to Director of Occupational Therapy in 2019.
Kylene’s expertise is in outpatient therapy, where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair evaluations, contracture management, splinting, Kinesiotaping, Astym®, Integrated Dry Needling and assisting individuals in regaining their functional independence with activities of daily living. She also practices in the home health and acute care settings.
Kylene has been a certified Astym provider since 2013 and Integrated Dry Needling since 2019. Kylene focuses on providing Astym and Integrated Dry Needling to patient’s suffering from sprains/strains, lateral/medial epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain and dysfunction and a variety of other upper extremity deficits.
OTR/L, Pediatric OT Director
Mindy is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She took the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) and became a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association.
Mindy has worked for Community Sports and Therapy Center 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 a graduate of The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Education in speech and hearing science. She earned her Masters of Arts in speech language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati. Andrea has been practicing since 1993 and has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 2001.
Andrea is certified through The American Speech and Hearing Association, Ohio Board of Education and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She also holds her clinical certificate of competency in speech therapy, is a certified LSVT Loud® provider and a certified SOS feeding therapist.
Andrea’s experience includes school based services, nursing home care, home health care, pediatrics, outpatient, acute inpatients, inpatients, hospice, modified barium swallows and geriatrics. She is on the Concussion Management team at CSTC and provides LSVT LOUD therapy to Parkinson’s patients. She has extensive experience in Autism, Down’s syndrome, speech generated devices, Apraxia, and feeding disorders in infants and children. She provides direct supervision to all of our staff SLPs as well as training new graduates throughout their clinical fellowship year.
Ellen has an Associate’s Degree in Portrait Photography from Kaplan College. She started working with Community Sports and Therapy in September 2018 as a therapy aide. She is now the Office Manager at our Coldwater location.
Her main duties include working with process efficiency, supervising and monitoring the work of staff, organizing office operations and procedures that comply with the hospital, as well as assisting with therapy aide needs.
Director of Human Resources
AT, Director of Athletic Training
Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Ball State University in 2011 and has been with Community Sports & Therapy Center since graduating. She has worked with Coldwater High School during the school year since 2011 as well as with the Celina Mariners baseball team in the summers since 2012. Tiffany also works the athletes at Wright State University Lake Campus and provides services for our Industrial Rehab program.
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, and Total Motion Release. She is also a certified Sportsmetrics instructor, Master Assessor for OHSAA wrestling, and a CPR and First Aid instructor with the American Safety and Health Institute.
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Meet the Physical Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Mindy attended the University of Findlay where she earned her Bachelor of Science with pre-physical therapy emphasis in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. She joined Community Sports and Therapy Center upon graduation.
Mindy’s clinical experience includes inpatient rehab and acute care, outpatient orthopedics, and neurorehabilitation at an outpatient spinal cord clinic. Mindy has training in Dry Needling, Blood Flow Restriction, Craniosacral Therapy, and TMD Treatment. Mindy 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 Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP). 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.
Diane earned her Bachelor’s degree in health science and her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2010, both from The University of Findlay.
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 with our home health population. Diane is also certified in LSVT BIG®.
Kathy is a native of Versailles, and she graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health Professions. She began working with general acute care and outpatients of all ages and joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013.
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.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Dayton with Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 before joining Community Sports and Therapy Center. She is originally from Celina, Ohio and her educational and clinical experiences include acute care at Grandview Medical Center, pediatrics at Loveland City Schools, and outpatient at Kettering Sports Medicine and Orion Physical Therapy Specialists in Dayton.
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, TMD Treatment, Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation and Total Motion Release. She also facilitates and supervises the Sports MAX program in Celina.
Lisa is a native of Coldwater and is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions, with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing PT since 1991, and has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since 1994.
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, osteoporosis, 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 2003. 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 as a physical therapist in multiple settings for the last 18 years.
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. He also works in the Occupational Health setting performing worksite analysis, injury prevention, and treatment for work and non-work-related injuries.
Mike is currently trained in TMR (Total Motion Release). which is a form of therapy that treats pain, weakness, and range of motion deficits through a total body treatment concept. in which, patients with pain, deficiencies, or impairments in one area of the body can be influenced by movements performed elsewhere in the body. The technique incorporates the use of contralateral exercises to the unaffected side to promote therapeutic results in the affected side.
Cathy is a Mercer county native that graduated from Celina, Ohio. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation Cathy moved to Salem, Oregon to work for Salem Hospital’s Regional Rehabilitation Center. She worked at SHRRC for 24 years in the outpatient neuromuscular department treating adult and pediatric patients.
In 2006, Cathy became certified in Vestibular Therapy and helped build a vestibular treatment program at SHRRC. In 2015, family concerns brought her back to Ohio where she joined the team of Community Sports and Therapy Center. She currently works in the school setting with pediatrics.
Kirsten graduated from Ohio State University with Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 and began working at Community Sports and Therapy Center. She is originally from Columbus Grove, Ohio.
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 advanced neurologic dry needling for pain management and performance enhancement, 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.
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 also has experience in cupping therapy, also known as myofascial decompression, blood flow restriction, and treatment of osteoporosis. Kelly works primarily with outpatients and home health patients.
Jackie graduated from University of Toledo in 1993 with a degree in Physical Therapy and joined Community Sports and Therapy Center, working in a variety of settings over the years.
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.
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, and is certified in Craniosacral Therapy techniques. She has training in use of the ReWalk™ Exoskeleton system.
Kelsey joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2021. She graduated summa cum laude from South College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program where she simultaneously took numerous advanced continuing education courses to develop her skills in treating orthopedic patients and fitness athletes. She has served as a teaching assistant for the Institute of Clinical Excellence in the spine and fitness athlete divisions.
Kelsey is Certified in the Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete and has a special interest in treatment and management of running related injuries, keeping active individuals performing at their best, and helping individuals move past the burdens of neck pain, back pain, and headaches.
Amy graduated from Shawnee State University in 2001 with an Associate’s Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant and then in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science. In 2007 she was accepted to the University of Findlay in their transition from Physical Therapy Assistant to Physical Therapist program and graduated in 2010 from the University of Findlay with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Amy has been with Community Sports and Therapy Center since August of 2013. Prior to that, Amy worked at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio.
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. She is also certified in dry needling and the Astym® technique. 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.
Alaric graduated with a Bachelors in Exercise Science from University of Cincinnati in 2017 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mount St. Joseph University in 2020. He completed a post-doctoral orthopedic residency at the Cleveland VA in 2021 prior to joining Community Sports and Therapy Center.
He is certified in dry needling and running rehabilitation. Alaric has primarily worked with outpatient orthopedics and inpatients in the acute care settings. He also has experience working with chronic pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, balance and mobility impairments, and neuro conditions. Alaric is trained in manual therapy techniques, including mobilization, spinal/extremity manipulations, blood flow restriction, dry needling, cupping therapy and more.
Brittany is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree with pre-physical therapy emphasis in May of 2013 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Her clinical experience includes school-based therapy in Columbus, Ohio as well as 3 years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she specialized in outpatient pediatric therapy and most recently, NICU based physical therapy. Her certifications include Yogafit, Kinesiotape and Prechtl’s General Movement Assessment, which can identify neurological issues predictive of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Brittany joined Community Sports & Therapy Center in 2020 and will be primarily working with pediatric patients in the schools.
Melanie graduated from Lima Technical College (Rhodes) as a Physical Therapy Assistant before continuing her education at the University of Findlay for her Physical Therapy Master’s degree and then Boston University for her Doctorate.
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, and holds a certification through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.
Meet the Occupational Therapists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Taylor is a 2017 graduate of Xavier University where she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in human occupations and a minor in Deaf Studies. She continued her studies at Xavier University where she received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2019.
Taylor’s clinical experience includes pediatric outpatient care at ABC Pediatric Therapy Network in Miamisburg, OH, and outpatient neurorehabilitation therapy at University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, OH. She also completed clinical experiences within the inpatient setting, school-based setting, and home health setting.
Taylor joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2020 and works primarily with our pediatric population, providing school-based occupational therapy services. Taylor has experience in vision/ocular motor skills, creative telehealth, pediatric-based telehealth, pediatric behavioral health, and administering pediatric assessments via telehealth.
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 but also provides assistance in the inpatient setting when needed. She has experience with treating pediatrics with a variety of medical diagnoses and ages. Cathy had completed continuing education in the areas of fine motor skills, ocular motor and visual perceptual skills, executive functioning skills, sensory processing skills, anxiety and emotional regulation, as well education in primitive reflexes.
Cathy joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in February of 2013. Her favorite part of her job is connecting with patients, teachers, and students in order to promote growth and improvement within their everyday lives.
Liz is a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science. She attended the University of Toledo with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree in 2019 and a graduate certification in Contemporary Gerontological Practice.
Liz joined Community Sports & Therapy Center in 2021. Her experience includes inpatient rehab and skilled nursing facilities, as well as experience in the acute care setting.
Mandy graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2007. Prior to moving back to the area, she worked in adult acute care hospital and home health settings in Dayton, Ohio. Mandy started with Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2013, working in nursing home, home health, and school settings.
She is currently working in the Auglaize County schools with students ages 3-22. She loves collaborating with teachers and getting to watch her students grow and develop. Mandy has a special interest and additional training in the Learning Without Tears program, dysgraphia, and providing push-in services in the schools.
Sarah graduated in 2007 from University of Indianapolis with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She has worked primarily in pediatrics, both in schools and outpatient settings, since joining Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2008.
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.
Emily is a 2015 graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. After graduation, she attended The University of Toledo where she received her Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree in 2019.
Emily’s clinical experience includes pediatric outpatient care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and program development with a focus on social and emotional learning at Stepping Ahead Learning Center. She also completed a clinical experience here at Community Sports & Therapy Center in our outpatient clinic focusing on adult orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation.
Emily joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2019 and works primarily with our pediatric population, providing outpatient and school-based occupational therapy services. She also works in our inpatient acute care setting at Mercer Health.
Kayla is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2018 from the University of Findlay. Kayla joined the team at Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2018.
Kayla works primarily with the pediatric population, providing school-based services in Auglaize and Allen County. She also works with adults in the inpatient setting at Mercer Health. Kayla has also been trained in outpatient pediatrics, where she provides coverage on an as-needed basis. She has taken pediatric courses and trainings that include dysgraphia and self-regulation to better serve her students.
Michelle graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from The University of Toledo in 2014. After graduation, Michelle gained experience working with the adult and geriatric population, floating between acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and neurological outpatient settings.
Michelle joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016 and works with the pediatric population, providing occupational therapy services in several of the Auglaize County schools. In order to better service her students, Michelle has attended various workshops and continuing education courses focusing on the pediatric population. These include school-based practice, pediatric telehealth, vision and ocular motor skills, Handwriting Without Tears writing program, and the Play Project.
Katie is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May of 2014 and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2015. She has been working with Community Sports & Therapy Center since 2016. Katie’s clinical experience includes short term rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, community pediatrics with an emphasis on sensory integration at Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute, and program development at Tree Line Recovery Center.
Katie works primarily in outpatient therapy where she specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation, splinting, Kinesiotaping, Astym, and Integrative Dry Needling. 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 has been providing dry needling since 2019. Dry needling is utilized to treat acute and chronic diagnoses that cause pain and/or inhibit motion and function. She assists patients in returning to full participation in daily activities that are important to the patients. Katie also practices in our inpatient acute care setting.
Julia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2006. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2009 from The University of Toledo Health Science Campus.
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.
Dani graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Ohio Northern University in 2009 and went on to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2011.
Dani has a variety of clinical experiences from her past jobs including Nationwide Children’s Hospital and ProMedica Bay Park where she has primarily worked in the pediatric outpatient setting, in addition to pediatric homecare and acute adult inpatient settings. Dani joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2019 and works primarily in our acute care settings.
Lindsey has been with Community Sports & Therapy Center since 2013. She is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May of 2011 and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in December of 2012.
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. She has experience with a variety of patient populations including neurological, orthopedic, cardiac and general debility. She currently manages the home assessment program to allow local residents remain in their home safely.
Meet the Speech Pathologists at Community Sports and Therapy Center
Lyndie graduated from the University of Toledo in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She also earned her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2015. 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.
Lyndie’s experience includes skilled nursing home care, home health care, pediatrics, outpatient, inpatients, and modified barium swallow studies. She also has experience working with pediatric language disorders, articulation disorders, children with Autism, children with Down’s syndrome, social communication disorders, and Apraxia.
Kalyn is a 2013 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Psychology. She earned a Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology, also from Ball State University in 2015. Kalyn joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2016.
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 and is trained to complete modified barium swallow studies.
Jeanette is a 2011 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Psychology of Human Development. In 2013, she received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, also from Ball State.
Jeanette is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association and Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board. She holds her certificate of clinical competence and is certified through the Ohio Department of Education to provide services in the schools. Jeanette joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2019 and she is currently focused in school-based speech-language pathology, providing services in the Midwest Region. Jeanette also has experience at skilled nursing facilities (short-term rehab to home), outpatient pediatrics, and inpatient hospital care.
Karli is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She earned her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University.
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 in Columbus. She is currently based in the school setting at New Knoxville and Waynesfield-Goshen, as well as the acute care inpatient and Celina outpatient clinic.
Alyssa graduated from the University of Montana in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Elmhurst University in 2021. Alyssa joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2021.
Alyssa is currently in her clinical fellowship term to attain certification through the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is certified by the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board.
Alyssa’s experience includes working with pediatric and adult populations in acute inpatient and outpatient settings, skilled nursing, school-based settings, and early intervention. Alyssa is trained to complete modified barium swallow studies.
Gina is a 2013 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Psychology of Human Development. In 2015 she received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, also from Ball State.
Gina is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association 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.
Katie graduated from the University of Toledo in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She also earned her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2013. 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. Katie joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2018.
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.
Margaret completed her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and her Masters of Education at the University of Toledo. She is certified through the Ohio Speech and Language Pathology Board and through the American Speech and Hearing Association.
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.
Chelsey graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a certificate in Gerontology. She also earned her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from East Tennessee State University in 2015.
Chelsey joined Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2020. 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 experience includes acute hospital setting, outpatient services for geriatrics, adults, and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care. She is trained to perform modified barium swallow studies, and holds certifications in Vital Stem and LSVT LOUD. Chelsey will primarily be working in our Celina outpatient clinic and acute care hospital setting.
Meet the Athletic Trainers at Community Sports and Therapy Center
AT, Director of Athletic Trainer Occupational Health Outreach
Angela is a 1993 graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree with specialization in Athletic Training. With over 33 years of experience, she has recently joined our team at Community Sports and Therapy Center in 2021. She is trained in the prevention, recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of Athletic Injuries.
Her past experiences include working in the Motorsports arena with Arca, Truck, Xfinity, Modified, and Cup series teams for the past 19 years, providing Athletic Training services in the race shops and at the race track. During the 19 years she owned her own company and then merged her company in 2014 with another to continue working in the Motorsports arena. Before that she was the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Cobras and arena football team, Head Athletic Trainer for the Charlotte Rugby Team, Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Diamonds and women’s softball team, Athletic Trainer for UNCC working in their health center seeing students of the college, along with covering a wide variety of other high school and summer camp sports, such as football, soccer, lacrosse summer camp for ages 6 through 18. She has experience working in the physical therapy clinic with patients of all ages and working with work conditioning/work hardening programs to return patients back to work.
Angela has been hired as the Director of Athletic Training Community Outreach to grow our Industrial Musculoskeletal Health + Wellness Program, along with being the Head Athletic Trainer for Marion Local School System. She is Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, licensed in the state of Ohio, and also licensed in the state of NC. She also holds several other certifications including Ergonomic Assessment of the Workplace, Pre-employment Physical Abilities Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and is a Workers Compensation Healthcare Provider. She is trained in Total Motion Release, Nutrition, Work Conditioning and Work Hardening programs.
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Janelle graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2018 and from Ohio University with a Master’s in Athletic Training in 2020. Her clinical experiences an undergrad student include Division III collegiate men’s lacrosse, women’s basketball, and baseball. She also worked high school sports as an undergrad student. While attending Ohio University she was a GA Athletic Trainer for Lancaster high school and New Lexington high school where she covered football, volleyball, cross country, boys’ basketball, and track & field.
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Jill graduated from Defiance College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training. While there her clinical experiences included Football, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Indoor Track, and even a local Defiance, OH High School for Football and Volleyball coverage. Jill joined the Community Sports and Therapy Center team in 2017, where she serves as Ft. Recovery’s Athletic Trainer.
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Allie received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Cedarville University in 2019. During school she had the opportunity to work with Division II women’s volleyball and softball, men’s and women’s cross country and track, as well as in 3 different high schools covering football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, track and field, baseball, and softball.
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