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PT, DPT,NCS

Our Therapy Team 

Each outpatient clinic is unique, but all have one thing in common: our qualified professionals provide an exceptional experience in treating all outpatient therapy diagnoses. The therapists update their skills with continuing education opportunities. Our successful outcomes are based on interactive approaches, with emphasis on manual therapies and exercise-based regimes. 

Physical Therapists provide services in areas including: 

  • Orthopedic rehabilitation therapy 
  • Spinal rehabilitation therapy 
  • Neurological impairments 
  • Work-related injuries 
  • Balance and vestibular deficits 
  • Total joint replacements 
  • Aquatic therapy 
  • Geriatric disabilities 

Occupational Therapists provide services in areas including: 

  • Hand physical therapy 
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation 
  • Orthopedic injuries 
  • Neurological impairments 
  • Custom splinting 
  • Work-related injuries 

Speech Therapists provide services in areas including: 

  • Speech disorders 
  • Language disorders 
  • Swallowing disorders 
  • Vital Stim treatment 
  • Cognitive-perceptual deficits 

Meet our Team

 


 

Leadership Team

 

Jerry BeckermannJerry Beckermann, PT, DPT

Jerry is the manager of the Outpatient Therapy Services Programs at Scottsdale Healthcare. Jerry has been a member of the Scottsdale Healthcare Therapy Services team since 1998. He holds a Bachelors of Health Sciences Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri – Columbia and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. Jerry instrumental in the strategic planning and implementation of the Balance and Vestibular and Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation programs at Osborn Medical Center.

 

Mindy RichardsonMindy Richardson, PT, MA

Mindy is the Manager of the Pediatric Therapy Programs at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and Thompson Peak. She joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2006, but has practiced in the Phoenix area since 1984. She holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Mindy’s goal as the Manager is to provide educational opportunities for all clinicians to advance their specialty training and to provide the very best care for all of the patients served by the Therapy Services Department. Mindy recently received the Governor's appointment to the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy. Mindy is a 20 year member of the National and Arizona Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as Professional Member on the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy.

 


 

Balance and Vestibular Therapy Team

 

Colleen CoakleyColleen Coakley, PT, OCS, CIMT, CSCS 

Colleen obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and her master’s degree in physical therapy at Old Dominion University. She has been part of the Scottsdale Healthcare Physical Therapy team since 1997. Colleen is a Certified Manual Therapist, a Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This allows her to provide hands-on treatment, individualized exercise instruction, and education on correcting postures and movement patterns for multiple orthopedic, post-operative, and sports medicine conditions. She is a faculty member of the Orthopedic Residency Program and provides lectures for the residents to help expand their expertise. She is also a Certified Vestibular Specialist and can treat patients with dizziness, vertigo, and balance dysfunctions.

 

Michelle CornwellMichelle Cornwell, PT

Michelle graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1991 with a BS in Exercise Science. She earned her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 1994. Her clinical expertise involves treating patients suffering from neurological and vestibular disorders. Her credentials include Advanced Certification of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Michelle is creator and primary instructor of PT Management of Vestibular Disorders, a weekend training course for therapists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with vestibular disorders. Michelle is an adjunct faculty member for Rio Salado College, teaching undergraduate anatomy and physiology to aspiring future healthcare professionals.

 

Sheri DonaldsonSheri Donaldson, PT, DPT

Sheri earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 1997 from Creighton University immediately after which she accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at University of Mobile. She pursued her passion for vestibular and neurological rehabilitation by earning her Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation through University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Donaldson earned her certificate in Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation in 2003 at Emory University School of Medicine. She spent nearly 13 years as the primary vestibular therapist at St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute and the former BNI Balance Center. Dr. Donaldson has Co-Chaired and has presented regularly for the Barrow Balance Symposia. She was a keynote speaker for the NAU Silver Anniversary High Altitude Lecture Series and developed and taught a vestibular course at The University of Missouri DPT program. She remains an active member of the Balance Board. One of her favorite patient populations includes the privilege of assisting people who have both traumatic brain injury and vestibular issues. Sheri is a member of the team at the Balance & Vestibular Center at both the Osborn and Thompson Peak locations.

 

Tanya HermanTanya Herman, PT, DPT,NCS

Tanya received her bachelor degree in Athletic Training from University of Florida in 2006 and graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her passion lies with working with the neurological populations, including spinal cord injury and stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn and Shea campuses. She enjoys being involved in the community including coaching youth basketball. Tanya is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Tanya is a certified Neurological Specialist.

 

Jamie KuettelJamie Kuettel, PT, DPT,NCS

Jamie is an Arizona native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006 and her doctoral degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2010. Jamie developed a passion for neurologic rehabilitation after performing a research study involving stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn campus. Her areas of clinical interest include providing specialized care to patients with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological disorders. Jamie is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Jamie has also received her neurologic specialist and vestibular rehab certifications.

 

Janet NisslyJanet Nissly, PT 

Janet graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Today she works in Outpatient Therapy Services at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn campus, but has worked as a Physical Therapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Scottsdale Healthcare, since 1977. Janet has pursued her passion for vestibular rehabilitation by earning her certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University in 2013. Janet’s clinical expertise includes treating adults with balance, vestibular, and/or orthopedic diagnoses.

 

Madeline OglesMadeline Ogles, PT, OCS 

Madeline graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and has worked at Scottsdale Healthcare since 1995 in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, mainly at Osborn. She also became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2011 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

She focuses her work on the adult population, primarily in orthopedics and geriatrics. She strives toward a hands-on, personal approach with an emphasis on each patient’s individual needs. She enjoys learning about her patient’s interests outside the clinic as well.

 

Erica WilliamsErica Williams, PhD, CCC-A

Erica received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science in 2001 and her Masters of Science degree in 2003, both from Arizona State University. She has worked as a clinical audiologist in the Phoenix area, seeing both pediatric and adult patients, since 2003. Erica also has an interest in research, and completed her PhD at Arizona State University in 2010. Her research focused on the effects of cochlear hearing loss on auditory perception. Erica’s clinical interests lie primarily in the evaluation of the vestibular system in addition to pediatric hearing evaluations. She enjoys working with patients of all ages to make them feel at ease and comfortable during their visit.

 


 

Hand Therapy Team

 

Kelly Chavez-AllenKelly Chavez-Allen, PT, DPT, CHT

Kelly is an Arizona native who graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences in 1998 and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2001. It was during a physical therapy internship that she developed an interest in upper extremity rehabilitation. She worked in outpatient orthopedics following graduation and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2007. Kelly's areas of clinical interest include rehabilitation following upper extremity trauma, post surgical rehabilitation and custom splinting. Kelly strives to provide personal and compassionate care to each and every one of her patients.

 

Tania Shearon, MOT,OTR/L,CHT

Tania graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy in 1991 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Portland, Oregon with her husband and began working in a hospital outpatient with an extensive hand therapy department. Tania had the good fortune of training with numerous experienced therapists and hand surgeons. When her husband’s job moved their family to Arizona in 1996, Tania continued her clinical studies in UE rehabilitation and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1999. Over her 20 years of hand therapy practice, she has developed a clinical expertise in custom splinting, trauma, and post-surgical rehabilitation and a special interest in cumulative trauma disorders. As an adjunct to her hand therapy practice, she is currently working on her 200 hour Registered Yoga Trainer’s certification. Tania is very excited to be a part of the team at Scottsdale Healthcare.

 


 

Neurological Therapy Team

 

Sharon Buchanan, OTR/L

Sharon has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for many years. She graduated from San Jose State University in California and has been living in Arizona since 1999. Sharon has worked in a variety areas of OT including Inpatient and Outpatient rehabilitation, Home Health and research. Her area of clinical interest is working with neurological populations including stroke and Parkinson’s. Sharon Is LVST Big Certified, a specialized treatment for Parkinson’s disease. She has additional advanced training in Saebo, Bioness and Kiniesotaping. She is actively involved in stroke research for Upper Limb motor recovery and is working with Kinetic Muscles, Emory University and The Cleveland Clinic on a long term Telerehabilitation Study.

 

Sharon Edwards,MS,CCC-SLP

Sharon received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and worked for 10 years as a teacher before making a career change. She received a master’s degree in communication disorders at Arizona State University in 2012. Sharon specializes in treatment of neurological conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions. Sharon is a Certified LSVT LOUD Clinician, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She currently is practicing in both the inpatient and outpatient neurological settings at both the Shea and Osborn campuses

Tanya HermanTanya Herman, PT, DPT,NCS

Tanya received her bachelor degree in Athletic Training from University of Florida in 2006 and graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her passion lies with working with the neurological populations, including spinal cord injury and stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn and Shea campuses. She enjoys being involved in the community including coaching youth basketball. Tanya is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Tanya is a certified Neurological Specialist.

 

Kim HookKim Hook, OTR/L

Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University in 1994. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California in 2001. Continuing education is one of Kim’s passions in order to provide the best care possible to her patients. Kim has training in use of the Bioness H200 and Saebo orthotics for upper extremity neurological recovery. She also has training in the use of Interactive Metronome. Her clinical interests include treating patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and various orthopedic and medical conditions. Kim is certified in LSVT BIG and PWR, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Jaime KuettelJamie Kuettel, PT,DPT,NCS

Jamie is an Arizona native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006 and her doctoral degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2010. Jamie developed a passion for neurologic rehabilitation after performing a research study involving stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn campus. Her areas of clinical interest include providing specialized care to patients with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological disorders. Jamie is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Jamie has also received her neurologic specialist and vestibular rehab certifications.

 

 

Mandy MortensonMandy Mortenson, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Mandy received her Bachelor of Arts (2006) and Master of Arts (2008) degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and an Arizona state license in Speech-Language Pathology. She is certified as a brain injury specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, holds MBS Imp certification, and is LSVT LOUD certified, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Mandy joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2011. Mandy is currently involved with the outpatient neuro day program, and is a coordinator of the stroke support group at our Osborn campus.

 

Jamie NesbitJamie Nesbit, PT, DPT

Jamie is an Arizona native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006 and her doctoral degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2010. Jamie is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology as well as a Vestibular Rehab Certified Specialist. Jamie is also certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Jamie is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn campus. Her areas of clinical interest include providing specialized care to patients with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, balance and vestibular disorders and other neurological disorders

 

Susan O'NealSuzanne O'Neal, PT, DPT, NCS

Suzanne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree, also from the University of South Florida. She has strong interest in working with a wide variety of neurological diagnoses, including stroke, traumatic brain injuries and multiple sclerosis. She is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology. She joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2011. She enjoys volunteering and is a clinical director for the Special Olympics in AZ, helping run the FunFitness athlete fitness assessments at the annual Summer and Fall games. Suzanne is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Daphne PhillipsDaphne Phillips, PhD, CCC-SLP 

Daphne graduated from North Central University with a doctorate in health psychology and Behavioral Medicine and received her master’s degree from University of Memphis, (formerly, Memphis State University) in speech pathology. She is the supervisor of the Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation programs at Osborn and Shea campuses and is one of the Center Coordinators for Clinical Education in the outpatient therapy department at SHC-Osborn. Dr. Phillips has spent the majority of her career working with patients who have suffered neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders due to stroke, head injury, brain tumor, and progressive neurological disease. She enjoys clinical supervision and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in both speech pathology and psychology. Dr. Phillips is certified to provide LSVT LOUD treatment for individuals with speech disorders related to Parkinson’s disease. Her areas of interest include: aphasia, cognitive retraining, counseling in communicative disorders, chronic illness and sleep disorders associated with aging.

 

Kim PrudenKim Pruden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kim graduated from North Carolina State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University in 2006. Kim has been working in the field of speech and language therapy for 9 years, evaluating and treating both pediatric and adult patients. She continues to divide her time between pediatric and adult patients who have cognitive-communication, speech and language, voice, and swallowing disorders. In her job Kim also supervises speech assistants and clinical fellows, educating and advising them, as they continue to cultivate their skills as clinicians. Kim is certified in LSVT LOUD, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

 

 

Terri StrelishTerri Strelish MA, OTR/L, BCPR 

Terri graduated from the University of Scranton in January 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in May 2009. 

She has treated patients with neurological illnesses and injuries in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. 

Terri actively promotes the use of new technology to increase motor recovery and was instrumental in developing Scottsdale Healthcare’s OP Neurological Rehabilitation program since joining Scottsdale Healthcare in 2006. She is trained in NDT and has advanced training in Saebo. Her efforts to advance knowledge in the neurological rehabilitation field include clinical instruction for DPT students on patient handling, presentations on use of technology, research on electrical stimulation and consulting on the Hand Mentor. Terri is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

 


 

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team

 

Jeff AbernethyJeff Abernethy, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT 

Jeff graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Jeff completed his Post-professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in December of 2010, from Northern Arizona University. He has performed extensive work in outpatient orthopedics, specializing in manual and manipulative therapy. He became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2008 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. 

He completed a clinical residency and fellowship through the Manual Therapy Institute and gained Fellowship status with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. 

Jeff is the system-wide OP Therapy Services Clinical Specialist/Educator and is a faculty member in Scottsdale Healthcare’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and extremity injuries. 

 

Maureen AndersonMaureen Anderson, PT 

Maureen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She has practiced in the Phoenix area since 1987 and at Scottsdale Healthcare since 1999. 

She has extensive experience and knowledge working in the orthopedic outpatient setting with post surgical diagnoses and patients with neck and back dysfunction. Her special interest is in working to improve the quality of life and function levels with her total hip and knee patients.

 

Jodi BarnumJodi Barnum, PT, DPT, OCS

Jodi obtained a Bachelors degree in Biology at Towson University in Baltimore, MD and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ in 2005. She has worked for Scottsdale Healthcare since that time specializing in diagnosing movement dysfunctions that can contribute to pain and injury. She recently completed the Orthopedic Residency Program for Physical Therapists and is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an orthopedic specialist in physical therapy. Jodi provides hands-on treatment to help regain joint and soft tissue mobility after surgical procedures such as knee and hip replacements. She has a strong knowledge in exercise prescription and is ASTYM certified. Her personal interests include running, organizing a boot camp fitness class, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two beautiful dogs. 

 

Dania BaroneDania Barone, PT 

Dania graduated from the University of Evansville in 2000 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2005. She has practiced exclusively in the outpatient orthopedic setting with specific emphasis on the pre-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients. She is certified in ASTYM and has also pursued additional training in sports medicine rehabilitation and the management of workers injured on-the job. 

 

Cheryl Belongie-BrownCheryl Belongie-Brown, PTA 

Cheryl earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1988 in both Applied Science/ Physical Therapy Assistant and in General Studies from Pima Community College. She worked in Tucson for seven years before moving to Phoenix in 1995 and joined the Scottsdale Healthcare team. 

With work experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Cheryl lists her areas of interests as amputees, geriatrics, orthopedics, fibromyalgia and post-surgical mastectomy patients. She provides patient-centered care, believing each patient is unique and, as such, each treatment should reflect that belief.

 

Colleen CoakleyColleen Coakley, PT, OCS, CIMT, CSCS 

Colleen is the Lead Therapist in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and her Master's degree in Physical Therapy at Old Dominion University. She moved to Scottsdale and worked for Scottsdale Healthcare since 1997. Colleen is a Certified Manual Therapist, a Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. This allows her to provide hands-on treatment and appropriate exercise instruction for multiple orthopedic, post-operative and sports medicine conditions. 

 

Joe DahlinJoe Dahlin, PT 

Joe obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho and his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1981 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has worked as a Physical Therapist at Scottsdale Healthcare since 1982 in differing levels of administrative responsibilities but as of 2007 returned to his passion of full time patient care. 

Joe specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. He has completed the Scottsdale Healthcare Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.

 

Kylie EildersKylie Eilders, PT, DPT 

Kylie Eilders received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2005 and has practiced in an outpatient setting since graduation. Kylie is currently working on her manual certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, having completed 2 of the 4 levels. She emphasizes manual physical therapy in her treatment approach along with therapeutic exercise to return patients to pre-injury state. Kylie treats a variety of injuries from neck/back pain to foot and ankle disorders. Kylie also has a vested interest in treating the neurological population ranging from post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease and various other neurological disorders.

 

Christopher Fox

Chris graduated from Saint Louis University in May 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, a certificate in health information management, and in May 2013, a doctorate in physical therapy. Chris is currently enrolled in Scottsdale Healthcare’s Orthopaedic Residency in order to further develop his clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills. Chris’s primary interest is in managing orthopaedic injuries to advance research and his care of patients in industrial professions. Outside the clinic, Chris is one of the founders of The Student Physical Therapist website, where he and his colleagues present a variety of physical therapy material is order to help develop practice of others.

Jennifer HinsbergerJennifer Hinsberger, PT, OCS, CSCS, PMA 

Jennifer obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from University of Arizona in 1990 and continued her education at Wichita State University where she completed a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1995. She has been part of the Scottsdale Healthcare Physical Therapy team since 1995. 

Jennifer lectures in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Scottsdale Healthcare. She has a passion for treating disorders related to shoulders, knees, hips, ankles and pelvic dysfunctions. She has strong skills in soft tissue mobility and utilizes an individualized hands-on approach. 

Jennifer is an American Physical Therapy Board Orthopedic Certified Specialist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a nationally certified PMA Pilates instructor. Jennifer has been involved in teaching in the exercise industry for more than 20 years.

 

Griffin LeeGriffin Lee, PT, DPT, OCS

Griffin attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Griffin then attended Duke University in North Carolina where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He has completed Scottsdale Healthcare's APTA credentialed Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and he became board certified in orthopedic clinical specialist in 2012. Griffin is currently working toward completion of a fellowship training program in manual therapy through the Manual Therapy Institute. His personal interests include running, hiking, road and mountain biking.

 

Denise NicollDenise Nicoll, PT

Denise obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1996 and a Master of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Denise has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and she joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2010. She has experience and training working with both the adult and pediatric populations and received her Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner Certification in 2013. Her areas of expertise include manual therapy, sports medicine, post-surgical patients, custom foot orthotic evaluation/fabrication, torticollis, pediatric development, kenesio tape, and orthopedic conditions. Denise prides herself on individualized, hands on approach to patient’s treatments and is glad to be part of the team at SHC.

 

Janet NisslyJanet Nissly, PT 

Janet graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. Today she works in Outpatient Therapy Services at Osborn but has worked as a physical therapist for Scottsdale Healthcare in both inpatient and outpatient settings since 1977. 

Janet’s clinical interests include adult orthopedics and balance impairment.

 

Madeline OglesMadeline Ogles, PT, OCS 

Madeline graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and has worked at Scottsdale Healthcare since 1995 in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, mainly at Osborn. She also became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2011 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

She focuses her work on the adult population, primarily in orthopedics and geriatrics. She strives toward a hands-on, personal approach with an emphasis on each patient’s individual needs. She enjoys learning about her patient’s interests outside the clinic as well.

 

Matthew SchroederMatthew Schroeder, PT, DPT, OCS 

Matt graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology before going to physical therapy school at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he graduated in 2004. He began his physical therapy career in Phoenix where he worked in a private practice setting that focused on rehabilitating patients following industrial injuries. 

Matt moved to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn full-time in 2006 and became the Orthopedic/Workers’ Compensation Lead. He became a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists in Orthopedics in 2008. 

He has assisted in developing the Scottsdale Healthcare Orthopedic Residency Program and serves as its Director. In addition to his duties at Scottsdale Healthcare, Matt is an instructor for the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Practice Physician Residency Program and frequently lectures in the A.T. Still University physical therapy program. He is an Arizona delegate to the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Jason Tjeerdsma, PT,DPT,PES

 

Jason graduated with his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2008 and doctorate in physical therapy in 2011 from University of South Dakota. He began his career working in a rural, Iowa, general hospital for 2 years where he became a Performance Enhancement Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2012. He recently chose to participate in the Scottsdale Healthcare Orthopaedic Residency program to specialize in orthopaedics and advance his knowledge and skills to better benefit current and future patients and students. He enjoys implementing various manual therapy techniques with therapeutic exercise to best fit each person’s needs. He has a special interest in the foot and ankle. His personal interests include golfing, exercising, and spending time with his wife.

 


 

Cindy Wissink-GhostCindy Wissink-Ghost, PT 

Cindy earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1993. She has worked for Scottsdale Healthcare since 1997. Her clinical background includes treating patients with orthopedic injuries using a manual therapy and exercise approach. Cindy’s areas of interest include a wide variety of diagnoses including injuries of the ankle, shoulder, knee, back and neck as well as work related injuries.

 

 

 

Pelvic / Urinary Disorders Team

 

Tara Sullivan, PT,DPT

Tara received her Master’s of Science in Human Movement and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Tara has completed extensive coursework and training in women’s health and pelvic disorders. She is dedicated to this specialty and incorporates current research and individualized treatment plans into her patient care. 

 


 


 

Pediatrics Team

 

Jacki NothwehrJacki Nothwehr, PT

Jacki graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1983 with BS in Physical Therapy. She has practiced in various clinical settings including adult and pediatric neuro-rehab, OP orthopedics, and acute care settings. Jacki has practiced with Scottsdale Healthcare since 1991, with the last 3 years focusing in the women’s/children’s service line. Her clinical interests include antepartum care, developmental care in the neonatal intensive care unit, the treatment of torticollis in infants and toddlers, and developmental delays.

 

Maureen RadomskiMaureen Radomski, PT

Maureen graduated from AT Still University in 1999 with a masters in Physical Therapy. She joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2010. She has experience and training in Pediatrics, Neuro-rehab and Acute care settings. Her clinical interests include infants and children with Developmental Delay, Torticollis, and Orthopedic injuries.

 

Mishelle RudzinskiMishelle Rudzinski, MA, CCC-SLP

Mishelle graduated from Reed College in 1988 with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and the University of Oregon in 1992 with a Masters in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Mishelle has worked at Scottsdale Healthcare since 2009. Mishelle is NDT trained and specializes in augmentative/alternative communication and pediatric dysarthria. She also has experience in the areas of pediatric articulation and language disorders. Mishelle currently works with pediatric patients in the outpatient setting.

 

Lori SlettenLori Sletten, OTR/L, OTD

Lori is the Lead Therapist for Pediatric and Women’s Services at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. In 2004, she obtained her doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has worked at Scottsdale Healthcare since 2005 focusing on expanding Pediatric Therapy Services in the neonatal intensive care unit, acute care hospital and outpatient settings. Her clinical interests are working with infants and children with developmental, congenital, neurological and orthopedic injuries.

 


 

Speech and Swallowing Disorders Team

 

Christine HendersonChristine Henderson, MCD, CCC-SLP

Christine received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University and her Master of Communication Disorders degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital. Christine holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and an Arizona state license in Speech and Language Pathology. Christine joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1999. Christine evaluates and treats patients with cognitive-communication and speech and language deficits. She specializes in the areas of voice disorders including vocal cord dysfunction and swallowing disorders seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease or head/neck cancer. Christine is certified in the LSVT LOUD Program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and is VitalStim licensed and certified. She co-facilitates the SPOHNC Support group for those with head and neck cancers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.

 

Sue OkunSue Okun, MSCCC-SLP

Sue received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. She completed her Master’s of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. Sue holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and an Arizona state license in Speech Pathology. She has served on the Board of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Since 1990, Sue has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. She works closely with Radiologists to complete and interpret swallowing studies under fluoroscopy and she is VitaStim certified.