Kat was born in Littleton, Colorado and has lived all over the midwest. Growing up, she enjoyed spending time outside with her younger brother, was active in gymnastics for 14 years, and played in symphonic and jazz band throughout school. After moving to Kansas City as a teenager, she developed an interest in Tae Kwon Do, and went on to achieve her 1st degree black belt. She became an instructor, leading classes for kids ages 3-9 amd assisting with teen and adult classes. It was at this
Shari was born and raised in Liberty, Missouri where she was the youngest child of two. She enjoyed playing basketball and played the saxophone in the symphonic band. Following graduation from Liberty High School, Shari Attended University of Missouri- Columbia to pursue further education. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta where she enjoyed playing and officiating intramurals. People with special needs have always held a special place in Shari’s heart. She was employed as a personal care
Jenna was born and raised in Haysville, KS. She has participated in a variety of sports growing up and has always had interest in being active. She participates in half marathons and is planning on running a full marathon in the future. Jenna first became interested in occupational therapy when she volunteered at a skilled nursing facility in Haysville. She enjoyed helping people regain their independence. Jenna is currently studying to become a certified hand therapist. In her free time,
Trisha is a U.S. Army combat veteran who has served two tours in Iraq as a CH-47D Chinook mechanic and crew chief. She is also a lifetime member of the Lenexa VFW Post #7397. On her time off she enjoys riding her motorcycle, reading, watching movies, gardening, hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She aspires to obtain her Manual Therapy certification through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Karlene was born and raised in Nebraska. Her mom was a physical therapist, so she was exposed to the field early on in life. She attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, where she majored in Athletic Training. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) after graduating in 2004. From there she complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University’s Medical Center in 2007. In 2012 she completed her Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the U.S.
Being a daughter of a physical therapist, Sara was exposed to the career path early on, and saw the impact it made on people’s lives. She knew that she wanted to help people for a living, and loved that physical therapy correlated with her active lifestyle. She graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2014 and began working for Preferred Physical Therapy soon after. Her focus is to empower each of her patients by helping them re-gain
Lindsay is a native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Growing up she participated in a wide variety of sports and from an early age found running to be her favorite. She graduated from Lee’s Summit West as program record holder and a multiple event State Champion in Cross Country and Track & Field. She went on to compete as a scholarship athlete for the University of Oklahoma and earned All Big XII Academic First Team Cross Country and Track & Field honors. In addition, she earned All Big
Kirstin has always been very interested in health and anatomy. She felt Physical Therapy blended these two interests perfectly and made her decision to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist. Kirstin experienced some issues after the birth of her children which caused her to do lots of research. This research sparked an interest for her which lead her down the path of Women’s Health as a focus area. Kirstin finds now that she really enjoys working with and educating women who are dealing
Jessica was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. She knew early on that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist that worked with children. After being raised with 2 foster sisters that were both disabled she had a strong desire to always help children develop and improve their function the best they could. During undergraduate school she completed volunteer and internships in pediatrics, and then continued working with kids during her graduate school internships. Her passion to see children do
I am physical therapist originally from Coffeyville, Kansas. I moved to Lawrence, KS for college where I studied dance and exercise science. I moved to the Kansas City area after completing my dance degree. I am also a figure skating coach in the Kansas City area. I have coached figure skating since 2003 ranging from age 2- adult. My other interest include running, dancing, yoga, and kayaking.
In 2012, I attended the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS for Physical Therapy
Growing up, Angie was very active and played all kinds of sports. She saw many of her teammates sustain injuries and became very intrigued with how some injuries could be treated with therapy and the patient would return to complete functionality while others could not. Angie loves working with people and always knew she wanted a career which involved helping people.
Angie is married with two step children. She enjoys playing golf and tennis and loves to bike ride.