Meet the Therapists

Physical Therapists

Ryan Bandermann, MPT, CEAS

Ryan Bandermann, MPT, CEAS

Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

  • Bachelor of Health Science – University of Missouri
  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of Missouri
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
  • Began practicing in May 2007, specializing in Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation and Ergonomics

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Nan Blattel, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Began Practicing in 2014, specializing in Orthopedics

Kirt Burger, PT, MCMT

Kirt Burger, PT, MCMT

Senior Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – Maryville University
  • Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT)
  • Began practicing in 2001, specializing in Orthopedics and Spine Injuries

Cynthia Ethridge, MPT, CHT

Cynthia Ethridge, MPT, CHT

Senior Physical Therapist/Certified Hand Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science – Loma Linda University
  • Master of Physical Therapy – Loma Linda University
  • Began practicing in 1997, specializing in Hand Therapy and Orthopedics

Christine Hunter, PTA

Christine Hunter, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant – Linn State Technical College
  • Began practicing in 2011, specializing in Orthopedics, Neurology and Aquatics

Carrie Johnson, PT, CLT

Carrie Johnson, PT, CLT

Senior Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – Maryville University
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Began practicing in 1998, specializing in Spine, Orthopedics, Lymphedema and Oncology Rehab

Lana Lange, PT

Lana Lange, PT

Senior Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Missouri
  • Began practicing in 1993, specializing in Spine, Orthopedics and Women’s Health/Gynecologic Visceral Manipulation

Steven Logel, PT

Steven Logel, PT

Senior Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy – University of Missouri
  • Certification of Vestibular Competency – Emory University
  • LSVT Big Certified Therapist
  • Began practicing in 1998 specializing in Adult Neuro, Balance and Vestibular Rehab, Orthopedics, Bioness Trained

Amber Oliphant, MPT, OCS

Amber Oliphant, MPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Master of Physical Therapy – Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Began Practicing in 2004
  • Specializing in orthopedics and spine rehab
  • Rock Tape certified

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Paige Reinagel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science – Maryville University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Maryville University
  • Began practicing in 2015, specializing in Pediatrics and Orthopedics

Tonya Rinda, PT

Tonya Rinda, PT

Senior Physical Therapist

  • Bachelor of Health Science – University of Missouri
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
  • ErgoScience FCE certification
  • Began practicing in 1991, specializing in Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Oncology Rehab and Women’s Health

Gwendolyn Schieffer, PTA, MLD

Gwendolyn Schieffer, PTA, MLD

Senior Physical Therapist Assistant

  • MLD – Norton School of School of Lymphatic Therapy
  • Began practicing in 1990, specializing in Spine, Orthopedics, Lymphedema, Aquatics, Back School

Occupational Therapists

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Kelsey Ulrich, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

  • Master of Occupational Therapy – Maryville University
  • Began practicing in 2009, specializing in Pediatrics

Speech/Language Therapists

Donna Essner, MA, CCC-SLP

Donna Essner, MA, CCC-SLP

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Disorders – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Certified in Vital Stim, DPNS and MDTP
  • LSVT Certification
  • Began practicing in 1992 specializing in Adults and Pediatrics, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Dysphagia and Voice Therapy

Jennifer Maurer, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Maurer, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Disorders – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Certified in Vital Stim
  • Began practicing in 2011

Laura Randen, CCC-SLP

Laura Randen, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Arts in Communication Disorders – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Certified in Vital Stim
  • LSVT Certification
  • Began practicing in 2015 specializing in Adults and Pediatrics, Dysphagia, Feeding, Cognitive, and Voice Therapy

Athletic Trainers

Rob Bunger, ATC, CEAS

Rob Bunger, ATC, CEAS

Senior Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical and Health Education – Iowa State University
  • ErgoScience FCE Certification
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools
  • Began practicing in 1991, specializing in Sports Medicine and Industrial Medicine/Pre-employment Testing

Lance Eaker, MS, ATC, CKTP

Lance Eaker, MS, ATC, CKTP

Senior Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Provides athletic training services for Cape Central and Oak Ridge High Schools
  • Began practicing in 2002, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

David Enderle, ATC

David Enderle, ATC

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Provides athletic training services for Notre Dame High School
  • Began practicing in 2007, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Kate Yamada, MS, ATC

Kate Yamada, MS, ATC

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Allied Health Education – Ohio State University
  • Provides athletic training services for area high schools
  • Began practicing in 2007, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Rehab Technicians

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Kerry Glueck

Rehab Tech

  • Began in 1995 with Outpatient Rehabilitation

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Lori E. Johnson

Rehab Tech

  • Began in 2016 with Outpatient Rehabilitation

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