Urmila Adusumalli

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Interface Rehab
Placentia, CA

Urmila is a Physical therapist currently working in Los angeles in Ca. I completed my undergrad from TMA PAI university from Manipal in India. Then I came to US in 2000 and completed my Maters program from Loma Linda University, CA.
I have about 13 yrs of experience working as a staff physical therapist and Director of Rehab in inpatient,out patient facilities,home health and hospitals. I am currently partnering with another therapist and opening my own outpatient private practice (SYNAPSE complete balance and movement therapy therapy) soon. I am currently pursuing tDPT with EPPM program.

Stephen Buchanan

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Dry Creek Physical Therapy
Lehi, UT

Partner in Dry Creek Physical Therapy.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT.  Studied physical therapy and Russian at University of Utah 1998 – 2006.  Joined with Benjamin Jensen in 2007 in outpatient orthopedic setting.  OCS completed in 2013.  Interests include running, hand therapy, Star Wars.  Currently we have 3 clinics and are looking to expand.

Jan Chamberlain

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First Physical Therapy
Westerly, RI
I opened my first practice 12 years ago in westerly, RI treating traditional orthopedics. I then opened my second Orion over state lines, in mystic, CT nestled in between 3 extended living/assisted living homes. I designed a balance system trademarked FirstStep to not only assist those w/balance and fall issues, but also for chronic LBP, and athletes. Mystic just celebrated its first anniversary. By being in both communities on the southeastern borders, we are able to meet the needs of the communities!!! I employ 2 ATC’s to cover homes games at the local HS’s, 4 PT’s, and 2 of those are also ATC’s giving us 4 for coverage, 5 Exercise Scientists, and 4 support staff. I’m most proud of my team, they’re awesome and all well thought of and like minded. I love my job!


Leovardo Chavez

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BioSport Physical Therapy
Modesto, CA


Boyd Etter


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PTP – Physical Therapy Partners
Reno, NV

I have a small, 3 PT practice with a couple locations in Northern NV. We work in a couple underserved rural areas and have more areas we’d like to cover if we could find PT’s. Our clinical approach is MDT based.


Trent Gerig 

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Physical Therapy Services
Peoria, IL

I have been married to my wife Mary (also a PT) for 14 years.  We have 5 children between the ages of 12 and 3.  I graduated in 2000 from Bradley University in Peoria, IL and continue to live in the Peoria area.  In 2003 I came to Professional Therapy Services as an outpatient PT and began to manage outpatient clinics.  I made the switch to home health in 2008 and became the home health division manager in 2013.  I currently supervise a great group of 35 therapists along with another manager.  I completed a Master’s of Ministry degree from Moody Theological Seminary in 2011 and am active at my church and coaching youth sports.


Samuel Gill


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Therapy Unlimited LLC
Novi, MI

BS Psyc U of South Carolina, 1988. BS Phys Ther 1990. Medical U of South Carolina. Vestibular therapy competency trained, manual therapist certified,
Aquatic therapist certified. 27 years of clinical practice w emphasis on quality pt care. New comer to practice management. Clinical manager of small practice w one primary clinic within a large gym w pool. Also, 2 smaller satellites. Diverse pt population: sports to geriatrics, work Comp to Medicare, Ortho/manual, neuro, vestibular. Aquatic therapy very popular among a diverse group of referral sources as well.Lots of growth opportunities :-)


Anne Harshey


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Pivot Physical Therapy
Towson, MD

I’ve worked in Orthopedic Sports Medicine for 25 years, have been dry needling certified for 6 years. Currently my position is administrative as a Regional Manager in charge of the daily operations of 16 clinics. Love travel, hiking, and triathlons.


Benjamin Jensen


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Dry Creek Physical Therapy
Lehi, UT

Raised in Idaho, now a firm Utahan.  Enjoys biking of all sorts, studying history, mountaineering, and adventuring with wife and 5 kids.  Graduated from the University of Utah PT school in 2006, OCS in 2013, and one of 3 partners in a growing practice.


Tamara Johnson 

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Sports Pro Physical Therapy
Fort Washington, MD

Tamara Johnson is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. She is a wife to a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and the mother of 2 handsome boys.  Tamara attended George Mason University on an athletic track & field scholarship where she became a 3-time All American and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health/Pre-Physical Therapy in 1994.  Tamaracompeted in the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina and was a participant in the 1996 Olympic Trials in Atlanta before attending the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She received her Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1999 and has currently worked as a physical therapist for over 18 years. Tamara is the co-owner of Sports Pro Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center in Fort Washington, MD which has been up and running since January 2014.

“Taking care of the TOTAL YOU” is her motto as she continues to inspire & motivate others in the areas of health & wellness.


Althea Jones

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Xtreme Physical Therapy
New Orleans, LA

Althea Jones PT, MPT, Owner/PhysicalTherapist Althea is a native of New Orleans, LA, and is a graduate of both LSU and Loma Linda University. She received a B.S. in Biology, and Health Sciences and a Master’s in Physical Therapy. As a practicing clinician for 18 years, she has treated various orthopedic, sports, and Neurological conditions. Althea has a special interest in using manual therapy techniques and a hands on approach. Althea strives for the highest quality of care and promotes the use of current therapies to achieve the most optimal and Xtreme level of health.


Ankita Korde

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Paragon Rehab
Greenfield, IN

I am Ankita Korde, originally from India and settled in Indiana state. I did my PT school from India and completed MS in Psychology from Texas A&M University. I chose to do Psychology as my Masters Program as being a PT, we  spend one on one time with our patients where I can understand the psychology of my patients to treat them accordingly. I have been working as a PT since almost 7 years in SNF setting in USA and worked as a Rehab Program Director for 2.5 years and currently working as a Lead PT. I am currently enrolled for Executive Program in Practice Management with t-DPT program to enhance my skills as a Physical Therapist as well as a Rehab Director. We majorly see Geriatric patients population for short term rehab, out-patients as well as long term care residents from 60-105 years old with a variety of medical diagnosis including Ortho, Cardiac, Pulmonary, General Medicine, Neuro, etc. I am looking forward to see you all at the onsite course and learn together during the EPPM course to enhance my skills in management. have a great learning experience everyone!


Derek Lawr

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Ascent Physical Therapy LLC
Happy Valley, OR

Derek Lawr, DPT, graduated from the University of Montana Physical Therapy and has been practicing outpatient physical therapy in the greater Portland area since 2013.

In his undergraduate studies at Washington State University, Derek participated as a student strength and conditioning assistant to the varsity athletics programs. His experiences with coaching Division 1 football and basketball made lasting impressions. Notable athletes that Derek has worked with while in college include: Aron Baynes (NBA), Klay Thompson (NBA), Brandon Gibson (NFL), and Chris Ivory (NFL). In his spare time Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. Together they love exploring Portland, going to local parks around Happy Valley, and hiking in the gorge.


Karen Longe


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KEL Physical Therapy
Warrneton, VA


Kimberly McKay

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Pivot Physical Therapy
Towson, MD

Kimberly McKay is Regional Manager with Pivot Physical Therapy. She joined Pivot Physical Therapy after earning her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2010. She has been involved with patient care specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics throughout her career with Pivot. Kim has further specialized her care by obtaining board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification, Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine, as well as Trigger Point Dry Needling certification through Myopain Seminars.

Kim is currently involved in operations of the clinics she oversees but continues to have a passion for treating, as well as mentoring other Physical Therapists on her team to improve quality of care wit evidenced guided practice. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and playing with her dog.


Tony McLean

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Oakhurst Physical Therapy
Oakhurst, CA

Tony McLean, PT graduated with a BS from CSUFresno, 1991 after serving 9 years as a PT technician in the US Army. In 1999, along with his wife, Lori McLean, PT they established Fresno Physical Therapy and sold in 2005. Moved the family to Oakhurst, CA in 2000 and opened Oakhurst Physical Therapy in a rural setting near beautiful Yosemite National Park. Together they enjoy assisting clients aged 7-105+ improve their functional quality of life through exercise and education. He serves as a Clinical Instructor for DPT program students as well as high school career technical education (ROP) programs in the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine curriculum. Prior to opening Oakhurst PT, Tony worked in a variety of settings to include acute care, wound care, geriatric, home health, occupational medicine, private practice, and established a corporate satellite clinic for NovaCare. He has received advanced training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through Folsom Manual Therapy Long Term Course 1994 and Seivert Manual Therapy Year Long Course 1996 When not in the clinic, Tony is enjoying hiking and back-packing with his 2 Eagle Scout sons. He is a life-long learner who is excited about passing along knowledge to high school students and the next generation of physical therapists.


Suchitra Menon


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Arnot Ogden Medical Center
Elmira, NY

My name is Suchi Menon. I did my Bachelors in PT from India and completed my master’s program from State University of NY.
I have been practicing PT for 8 year now. I have experience in SNF and acute care setting. Currently, I work in an acute care setting as an inpatient supervisor. My work is divided into 80% clinical and 20% management. I am currently enrolled in Executive Program in Practice Management with t-DPT program to enhance my skills as a Physical Therapist as well as a Rehab supervisor. In an acute care setting we see a variety of patients of varied age groups. I am looking forward to see you all at the onsite course and learn together during the EPPM course to enhance my skills in management.


William Pfister Jr

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RET Physical Therapy Group
Puyallup, WA

Bill Pfister Jr., PT, MPT, CLT, is one of eight partners in RET Physical Therapy, a group of independent, 100 percent physical therapist–owned practices with 23 locations in Washington State. He also sits on the Board of Directors for RET, helping provide strategic insight to guide the future of the practice. He manages a full clinical caseload and assists in operations management and business development for RET.


Laura Pope

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RET Physical Therapy Group
Bellevue, WA


Gopal Raghunath

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Buffalo Grove, IL

GOPAL T. RAGHUNATH, PT MS, DPT, CSCS received his Master’s degree (MSPT) in physical therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2001. In 2007, he earned his Doctorate degree (DPT) in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine. Dr. Raghunath has over 15 years of experience in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. He has dedicated his professional life to providing exceptional client centered care, through his commitment to life-long learning, and zeal for educating, inspiring and empowering individuals to optimize general fitness, sports performance, and overall quality of life.

Gopal’s diverse background and extensive knowledge in strength & conditioning/sports- specific training, as well as a former NCAA Division III swimmer, fuel his passion for health and fitness and an in-depth understanding and appreciation for movement awareness and body mechanics, enabling him to excel in treating a broad range of orthopedic injuries. His special interests include: cervical/lumbar spine, knee and shoulder joint pathologies. His comprehensive multi-dimensional treatment approach, integrates skilled manual therapy, functional exercise, yoga, appropriate modalities as needed, and patient education together, to customize a plan of care tailored to each client’s goals.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Raghunath and his wife Bhakti (also a practicing physical therapist), now call San Diego their new home. Gopal has published several articles in the Chicago Tribune on various health & fitness/physical therapy-related topics. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddling, mountain biking, hiking, downhill skiing, and traveling.


Andrea Schafer

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RET Physical Therapy Group
Bothell, WA

My name is Andrea Schafer and I am the director of Bothell Physical Therapy in Bothell, Washington.
We are an outpatient orthopedic clinic that is part of RET PT Group. The clinic opened its doors in 2012 and has since grown. We started with one PT and now have 3 PTs, 1 PTA, 1 part-time PTA and 4 techs. The growth has been both fun and challenging.

Jay Schultz


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Schultz Physical Therapy
Bogalusa, LA

I have 2 children (Jaxon-9 and Allie-6) and an outstanding better-half (Kasey).  I am from Chalmette, LA (just east of New Orleans, but we now live in Poplarville, MS (Crossroads) and have a Private Practice in Bogalusa, LA.  I graduated from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans (MPT) in 2004 and University of New Orleans (BS) in 2002.  I worked in private practices for the majority of my career.

I have been a member of APTA, Private Practice Section, and LPTA since 2002.  I received a certification in Dry Needling (2012), Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 (2014), and Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (2015).

Kasey and I started our practice in April 2015.  Since our opening, we have grown to hire another full-time PT, full-time PTA, and part-time OT, as well as support personnel.  Kasey performs all of the bookkeeping, as well as human resource based activities.  We also have an all-star of an employee that does our in-house billing.

Being in a rural town, we provide therapy to an eclectic mix of patients including school-aged special needs children, neurologically involved patients, orthopedic injuries, post-op rehab, and geriatrics.

I am thirsty for further knowledge to improve my business and life skills, as well as meeting and networking with many like-minded professionals.


Anthony Schupp

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Professional Therapy Services, Inc.
Peoria, IL

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008.  For the past 9 years, I have worked as an outpatient therapist for Professional Therapy Services.  I became the Site Manager at our Washington clinic in 2010, where I have practiced the last 7 years, and then became the Director of Outpatient Therapy Services in 2014.  I am currently doing about 15 hours of patient care a week, while managing 7 clinics the rest of my time.  I enjoy treating all clients, specifically sports, post-op, and general orthopedic.


Bill Sheridan

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CORA Health Services
Oviedo, FL


Debbie Snyder

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Yadkin Physical Therapy
Yadkinsville, NC

My name is Debbie Snyder. In 1994, I graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and, in 2002, I graduated with a certificate in Massage Therapy from Forsyth Technical Community College. Most of my clinical life has been in outpatient physical therapy with a specialty in Women’s Health. My husband and I opened our clinic, Yadkin Physical Therapy, in 2006 and have grown to a staff of 9. We recently built our own facility and moved in last October.  We have been thrilled with our new building/equipment. I guest lecture at the Surry Community College PTA program and serve on their PTA Advisory Board as well. My hope with the EPPM Program is to learn how to better manage my staff, improve my budgeting skills and learn techniques to be better organized overall in those areas.


Kelly Vogl

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RET Physical Therapy Group
Bellevue, WA

Kelly works for RET Physical Therapy group as a Physical Therapist and Clinic Director of Bellevue Physical Therapy in Bellevue Washington. She graduated from The University of Montana with her DPT in 2011 and has advanced training in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. In 2015, she became a board-certified orthopedic clinic specialist. Kelly is passionate about patient-centered care and focuses on providing individualized treatment to each of her patients. Originally from Montana, Kelly enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time getting to know the Greater Puget Sound area. Kelly also cherishes time spent with her family and friends, reading, cooking, dancing, exploring local wineries and exercise studios, as well as meeting new people.


Lori Winkles

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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg, SC

Lori Thomas Winkles graduated from Wofford College in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then pursued a career in Physical Therapy by graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina with a second Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1986. Following graduation, she enjoyed a 22 year career actively treating patients while advancing in leadership roles. In 2007, she joined the executive leadership team of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System as the Vice President of Professional Services. The Professional Services division includes the majority of the ancillary services for the system. In this role, her academic career continued with the achievement of a Master’s in Health Administration in 2012.

Through the years, Ms. Winkles has held leadership positions in the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) serving on various committees as a member or committee chair as well as a South Carolina representative to the APTA House of Delegates. In 2015, Ms. Winkles was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and continues to serve in this capacity to protect the
healthcare consumers in South Carolina.

On a local level, she actively promotes the health of our community by currently serving on two community boards-as Vice Chair of the Charles Lea Center Board and as board member and Chair of the Community Impact Committee of the United Way of the Piedmont. In the midst of all of this, her proudest and most humbling accomplishment is being the mother of her two sons, any other achievement pales in comparison to the privilege to raise them and witness their launch.


Marie Woerner

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Woerner Physical Therapy
Fort Worth, TX

Marie Woerner PT, DPT, WCS, CLT graduated from the Texas Tech Health Science Center with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. She has practiced in Fort Worth for the last 9 years in the area of both Orthopedics and Pelvic Health. From 2008 to 2011 she worked with the TCU Orthopedic Physicans at Texas Healthcare Bone and Joint, then in 2011 she left to pursue advanced trainng in the area of Women’s Health through a residency program at Baylor and TWU. After completion of the residency she accepted an appointment at the UNT Health Science Center in the Physical Therapy Department where she established and grew a Pelvic Health Program. In 2015 she accepted a dual appointment in the Physical Therapy and OBGYN Department, and in 2016 she opened a private practice in the Hospital District with the focus on spreading the word on pelvic health, and providing exceptional care to all of her patients.

Certifications:

In 2013 she became one of the 1st Board Certified Women’s Health Specialists through the APTA, she is also Certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kineticore, has 3 Certificate of Acheivements for Completion of Pelvic Floor 1-3 in the Section of Women’s Health APTA, Certified in Lymedema through Norton