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



  • 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


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, Neurology and Aquatics

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


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, 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

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


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

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


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


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


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 Oak Ridge and Saxony Luthern 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 Advance, Chaffee, Delta, Leopold, Meadow Heights, Oran, Scott City, Woodland and Zalma High Schools

  • 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

Rehab Technicians

Kerry Glueck


Rehab Tech



  • Began in 1995 with Outpatient Rehabilitation

Lori E. Johnson


Rehab Tech



  • Began in 2016 with Outpatient Rehabilitation