Scott Anderle, PT, CAPS
Scott Anderle, PT, CAPS, is the President and owner of Specialized Home Design, Inc. Scott has been a physical therapist since 1987 and owned five rehabilitation clinics throughout Western Michigan. He is a Certified Aging In-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a former Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Scott is an integral part of numerous home modification projects and evaluations. A recognized speaker in his field, he shares his expertise as a universal and accessible home design specialist. Scott is also an instructor for the CAPS certification course through the National Association of Home Builders and is identified as a preferred speaker for the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Presentations include numerous seminars for physical and occupational therapists, kitchen and bath designers, construction related professionals as well as other medical professionals of national companies and organizations.
Stacey Davis, OTR/L, CKTP
Stacey Davis, OTR/L, CKTP is the Director of Rehabilitation/Therapy Services at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. She is a 1989 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta Georgia with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 21 years and has worked in a variety of settings with proven abilities in development of programs, management and supervision of personnel and marketing of therapy services. She is a certified instructor through the Theraband Academy as well as a certified Kineso Taping Practitioner. Stacey is a member of AOTA and GOTA being active and supportive since 1989. She demonstrates proven abilities with the development of continuing education courses for allied health professionals and has been a speaker since 2008. Stacey is married to her husband Emory for 19 years with three wonderful children, Emily 11 and twin boys, Coleton and Evan 9.
Jon DeBord, MS, PT, ATC, SCS
Jon DeBord, MS, PT, ATC, SCS is the owner and managing partner of Kewanee Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists where he provides a sports-medicine outreach program at several area high schools, and has done extensive community and professional education in the areas of sports medicine and orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation. He received his Master of Science in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT, and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Mr. DeBord is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, a certified Examiner for the National Athletic Trainer’s Board of Certification and serves on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Graceann G. Forrester, PT, DPT, CKTI
Graceann G. Forrester, PT, DPT, CKTI is a practicing clinician, Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates instructor, and former instructor at Ithaca College. She is also a board member of Hope Unites, an “international ecumenical organization specializing in humanitarian aid and disaster relief”. Dr. Forrester has taught educational programs to improve transportation and therapeutic positioning of disabled children in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Currently she serves on the Board of Education, as Curriculum Chair, for the Kinesio Taping Association, teaching throughout the US, France, Russia, the UK and Italy.
Shari Kalkstein, PTA, NSCA/CSCS, ACSM/HFI, ACE/CPT
Shari Kalkstein, PTA, NSCA/CSCS, ACSM/HFI, ACE/CPT, is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with over 14 years experience. She is also an Elite Personal Trainer with IDEA. Ms. Kalkstein is the owner/president of Keep the Beat, Inc. and the creator and instructor of “Fortify Your Frame,” a small group-supervised exercise class specifically designed for the older adult. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assisting from Broward Community College. She is an Allied member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She brings passion, enthusiasm and innovative ideas to her presentations and keeps the day moving with hands-on activities.
Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS an Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of experience in the area of assistive technology. The former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Ms Lange’s work in assistive technology includes a broad range of roles and services. A well-respected lecturer both nationally and internationally, Ms Lange and has authored 7 book chapters and over 100 articles and is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th Ed. Ms Lange is currently on the teaching faculty of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and is a member of the Assistive Technology Journal Editorial Board. She is a past RESNA Secretary, Member at Large, member of the Board of Directors, Education Chair and SIG-09 Vice Chair. Ms Lange is also on the teaching faculty of the University of Pittsburgh for the ATP/ATS Review Course. Serving on the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wheeled Mobility Advisory Board, Ms Lange is also the former Editor of the Technology Special Interest Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Ms Lange is a credentialed Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA).
Betsy Myers, MHS, MPT, OCS, CWS, CLTB
Betsy Myers, MHS, MPT, OCS, CWS, CLTB received a Masters of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1992 and a Masters of Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis in 1998. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Ms. Myers received a citation of recognition and appreciation from the Oklahoma House of Representatives for her outstanding service as a physical therapist to the citizens of Oklahoma. Ms. Myers was the Teacher of the Year at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis. She is also Certified Wound Specialist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. While her passion is for outpatient orthopedics, Ms. Myers has worked in a variety of clinical settings within regional hospital systems including: acute care, transitional care, a rehabilitation unit, general out-patient care, sports medicine, aquatic therapy, and a diabetic foot clinic. She is now part of the outpatient physical therapy staff at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Geoff Mosley, PT, NCS
Geoff Mosley, PT, NCS is board certified in neurologic physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association Board of Specialties (ABPTS). In the past he has earned Vestibular Rehabilitation certification at Emory University’s annual course, as well as certification, from RESNA, as a Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner. Mr. Mosley has conducted rehabilitation research on body weight supported gait training and is currently developing research on the use of the Nintendo Wii Fit in balance training patients with various neurological impairments. Mr. Mosley is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri, Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University. He specializes in inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation with an emphasis on stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, vestibular dysfunction, and balance/fall prevention. He currently is employed as the Physical Therapy Coordinator of Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.
John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, ATC, CSCS
John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, cert MDT, ATC, CSCS is currently a Director of Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina, and co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC, as well as owner of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. In 1999, Dr. O’Halloran became credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine and is also a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator in the Blankenship Method. His unique evaluation and treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training topics. His wide range of clinical experience combined with his extensive knowledge in the fiscal management of physical therapy outpatient rehabilitation services make him a very knowledgeable and skilled instructor.
Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS
Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, CWS is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Wound Care Certified by the NAWC and a Clinical Wound Specialist through the AAWM. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin Madison, in 1994. Bill has worked as a Physical Therapist and Clinical Wound Specialist in long term care facilities, outpatient, skilled rehabilitation, and home health. Bill has served as clinical instructor for physical therapy students, Director of several large Rehabilitation departments, and has been providing multi-disciplinary wound care education to therapists and nurses for several years. Bill is currently the President and CEO of Infinitus, LLC, a therapy services provider and consulting firm.
Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy
Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy is the President of Flex Physical Therapy and founder of Educise Resources, Inc. located in Long Island, New York. Dr. Schmidt has over 23 years of experience in orthopedic, sports and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Ms Schmidt has previously served as faculty for several physical therapy programs, such as Touro College in NY, NY, at Nassau Community College and CUNY Queens College. She has presented nationally for the AMTA, APTA, International Dance and Exercise Association, American Council on Exercise, Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, as well as, regionally for the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, and the New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research.
Mariann Sisco PT, CST-D
Mariann Sisco PT, CST-D is a practicing physical therapist of 34 years. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Mariann is a Certified Instructor for the Upledger Institute teaching Craniosacral Therapy Internationally. She also shares her knowledge of Visceral Manipulation as a Certified Presenter for the Barral Institute. Fueled by her personal belief that you cannot diagnose the power of the human spirit, Mariann applies her expertise utilizing manual therapy for patients who have not responded to traditional medicine. Mariann’s broad range of clinical experience, post graduate education and entertaining teaching style make her a sought after instructor in both the clinical and classroom settings. Mariann was awarded the first ever Clinical Educator of the Year by the University of New Mexico Physical Therapy School.
Suzanne L. Tinsley, PhD, PT
Suzanne L. Tinsley, PhD, PT is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. Dr. Tinsley’s expertise lies in the areas of neurological rehabilitation and medical pharmacology. She has presented nationally at APTA conferences as well as numerous continuing education seminars on the topics of rehabilitation and pharmacology. Very active in the Neurology Section of the APTA, she currently serves as Chair of the Stoke SIG, Neurology Section, APTA. Published in the area of rehabilitation and pharmacology, Dr. Tinsley has been honored as a Visiting Scholar at the renowned Valens Rehabilitation Clinic in Valens, Switzerland.
Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT
Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy and is a practicing Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist, with a specialty certification in lymphatic therapy. Having completed a 140-hour certification course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy through the Upledger Institute, she now teaches lymphatic pathology treatment methods and MLD/CDP therapy nationwide. Additionally she educates professionals at the local and state level on the prevention and management of lymphedema in cancer patients and on developing lymphedema programs in acute care and subacute care.
Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI
Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI is a practicing physical therapist of 33 years. Andrea has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, holds a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor. Her clinical expertise is in manual therapy, having taken numerous continuing education courses with James Cyriax, Laurence Jones, John Mennell, Shirley Sahrmann, Stanley Paris, John Barnes, and many others. She is currently the Director of Physical Therapy at Spine Options, a pain management center in White Plains, NY, specializing in the conservative treatment of back and neck pain in addition to her role as President of SPINE SOLVERS INC., her own company which provides physical therapy services to individuals, injury prevention and workplace safety seminars to businesses, and Kinesio Taping seminars to health care professionals.