Meet the Therapists

Physical Therapists


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

Nan Blattel, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

 

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

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

Physical Therapist Assistant

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

 

Carrie Johnson, PT, MLD

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

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

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

Physical Therapist

 

 

Paige Reinagel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

 

 

 

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

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


Ute Gruner Smith, OTR/L, CDRS, MBA

Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – University of Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa
  • MBA – William Woods University
  • Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Began practicing in 1994, specializing in Pediatrics, Neurosciences, Aquatics, Driving Rehabilitation, Bioness Trained

Kelsey Ulrich, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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

Speech/Language Therapists


DonnaEssnerDonna 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

Speech Language Pathologist

 

 

Laura Randen, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

 

 

 

Athletic Trainers


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

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 Saxony Lutheran and Oak Ridge High Schools
  • Began practicing in 2002, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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 and Scott City High School
  • Began practicing in 2007, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

 

Matt Holder, ATC

Athletic Trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Management/Athletic Training – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Provides athletic training services for Scott City, Chaffee, Oran, Delta, Advance, Leopold, Woodland, Zalma, Oak Ridge and Meadow Heights
  • Began practicing in 1996, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

 

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 Cape Central High School
  • Began practicing in 2007, specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Rehabilitation Technicians


Kerry Glueck

Rehab Tech

  • Began in 1995 with Outpatient Rehabilitation

 

Lori Johnson

Rehab Tech