Sports Medicine Biographies
|Dominic Crock has been a physical therapist with Southeastern Med since 2002. Dominic graduated from Caldwell High School in 1994. He graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 1998. Dominic began his study of physical therapy at Slippery Rock University and graduated in 2002 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Dominic became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2007. Dominic is currently the Clinical Leader of Audiology and Speech Therapy. He also provides patient care as an outpatient physical therapist with advanced knowledge in vestibular rehabilitation, orthopaedics and industrial medicine.
Dominic is married to his wife Amy and lives in West Lafayette. Dominic is an avid pilot and enjoys traveling and various outdoor activities.
|Rachelle Gadd has been employed at Southeastern Med for three years as a physical therapy aide. She is also a certified Arthritis Foundation instructor and manages the Arthritis and Pediatric Aquatic Classes. Rachelle is a certified lifeguard and has specialized training in advanced aquatic exercise.|
|Rob Fehrman has been employed by Southeastern Med since 2007. Rob graduated from Meadowbrook High School in 1996 and went to Bowling Green University on a Division I Athletic Scholarship for football. Rob served as co-captain of the football team, gaining valuable leadership experience. He graduated from Bowling Green in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. Rob then had the opportunity to continue his football career, signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rob chose to begin his physical therapy career at Wheeling Jesuit University, graduating in 2007 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Rob enjoys working with athletes and strives to provide a challenging, educational and motivating rehabilitation environment to encourage his patients’ return to success. It is Rob’s desire to eventually acquire his Certification of Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Sports Physical Therapist Specialist credentials. Through these certifications Rob is looking forward to providing a more diversified approach to area sport teams and outreach to communities for fitness education.|
|Breanna Hagan has been employed by Southeastern Med’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department as an outpatient physical therapist. Breanna began her physical therapy career at Ohio University where she received her bachelors degree in exercise physiology. She then spent three years working toward her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Breanna has become a viable part of the rehab team and continues to help the clinic grow and advance in the care that is provided. Breanna received her CLT (Complex Lymphedema Therapist). She obtained this certification after attending an intense four day program where she learned the anatomy of the lymphatic system, as well as very specialized manual lymphatic drainage techniques and advanced knowledge in compression garments. Her skills will be able to benefit the community in addressing all types of cancer-related lymphedema, vascular swelling, chronic venous insufficiency, and orthopedic swelling.
Breanna currently resides outside of Barnesville with her dog Rocco, who she rescued from the animal shelter. In her spare time, she loves going on walks, hiking and horse back riding with Rocco. She also enjoys riding motorcycles, four wheeler riding, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, and anything adventurous.
|Hannah Hall joined Southeastern Med’s Rehabilitation Dept as an Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant in February 2012. She is a 2011 graduate of Zane State College, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Before accepting a position at Southeastern Med, Hannah gained experience as a PTA by working in numerous settings, such as inpatient rehab, acute care, post-operative orthopedics, and skilled nursing facilities.
Hannah is a 2007 graduate of Shenandoah High School. She is a resident of Guernsey County and enjoys working out, spending time with family/friends, and traveling.
|Shannon Mitchell began her employment at Southeastern Med in 2002. She graduated from Meadowbrook High School in 1997 and from University of Cincinnati in 2001 with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Shannon obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2005. She became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2007. Shannon has served as the Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Southeastern Med since 2004. She also provides outpatient physical therapy, specializing in orthopaedic treatment.
Shannon is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, having served as the Central District Chair of the Reimbursement Committee. Shannon enjoys running and outdoor activities.
|Ryan McConkey has been with Southeastern Med since 2003. After graduating from Muskingum College in 1994, Ryan earned his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in 1997. In 2005, Ryan earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Shenandoah University. Prior to coming to Southeastern Med, Ryan worked for a private physical therapy practice in the Cincinnati area for six years focusing on orthopaedic physical therapy. Ryan is currently an outpatient physical therapist at the Brick Church Road Facility and also serves as the inservice and clinical education coordinator. Southeastern Med offers clinical education opportunities for students from numerous colleges and universities, including Zane State College, Washington State Community College, Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Wheeling Jesuit. Ryan became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2007. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and has been a clinical instructor for 10 years. Ryan has membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and in the Orthopaedic Section.
Ryan and his wife Jana live in Cambridge. They have two children, Tess and Jay Tyler. Ryan’s hobbies include basketball, jogging and spending time with his family.
|Brittney McGilton joined Southeastern Med in 2011 as an inpatient Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from Buckeye Trail High School in 2008 and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2011 from Zane State College. Brittney has worked in outpatient and skilled nursing settings prior to employment with SEORMC. She enjoys running, spending time on the lake, playing softball, riding four-wheelers and hunting. Brittney lives near Seneca Lake with her fiancé, Dustin.|
|Joseph Ogle has been a physical therapist with Southeastern Med since 2001. Joe graduated from Caldwell High School in 1991. He graduated from Ohio University and obtained his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in Dayton, Ohio in 2001. Joe became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in 2007. He is currently Clinical Coordinator of Industrial Medicine and works extensively with area businesses regarding safety and injury management in the workforce. Joe also provides patient care as an outpatient physical therapist with advanced knowledge in work-related injuries and ergonomics, functional capacity evaluations and various orthopaedic populations.
Joe is married to his wife Karin and they have three sons, Harrison, Mason and Anderson. Joe is active in the community serving on the Cambridge Little League Board of Directors and coaches Cambridge Biddy League Football.
|Patty Pearson graduated from Marquette University in 1989 with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She joined Southeastern Med’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation team in 1996 and currently works in acute care. Patty is very involved in the orientation of new associates at Southeastern Med, teaching them proper body mechanics and safe lifting techniques. Patty is very thorough with her inpatient rehabilitation, making it her mission to assure patients will be functional and safe once discharged from the hospital.
Patty is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives in Cambridge with her husband Randy and their two children.
|Gus Smalley has been employed as an outpatient physical therapist assistant with Southeastern Med for three years. He graduated from Zane State College in 2002 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Gus has had additional training in vestibular rehabilitation and manual therapy.
Gus resides in Zanesville with his wife Melissa and their two children; Reece and Xander.
|David began his employment as an orderly on the medical-surgical unit, where he learned many useful patient care techniques. He transferred to the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department in 1985 and currently assists with inpatient acute care rehabilitation. His cheerful disposition is instrumental in patients’ road to recovery.
David resides in Cambridge with his wife Marlene.
|Mary Davis is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and has been with Southeastern Med since 2003. She received her Associates degree of Applied Sciences from Zane State College (formally MATC). Mary has been a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant since 1996 working at a neighboring hospital and then joining the Southeastern Med team. During her years of practice, Mary has gained a background knowledge in neurological rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, educating the community on arthritis and exercise, proper lifting techniques, low vision therapy, compression stocking measurements, functional handwriting skills for children and fine motor activities, family and patient education about home safety and adaptive technologies. Mary is an active member of the Occupational Therapy profession, serving as a clinical supervisor for students attending Occupational Therapy schools and sits on the Zane State Occupational Therapy Assistant Advisory Board. She was the Program Chairman for the 2004 Ohio Occupational Therapy Association State Conference held at Zane State College and took the Southeast District Chair in 2005 for the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association. Mary was recently accepted in to the 2007-2008 Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Professionals. Other professional volunteering position is Chair of the 2012 Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Conference. She sits on the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Board as the active Secretary since 2011.
Mary enjoys reading, cross stitching and making no-sew blankets, country music, line dancing, square dancing, walking, fishing, camping, NASCAR and participating in her church prayer group. Most of all, she takes pleasure in spending time with her family and friends. Mary and her husband Brian reside in Cumberland with their daughters, Emma, Hannah and the late Sarah Grace.
|Tracy (Meighen) Martin|
|Tracy (Meighen) Martin has been in the field of Occupational Therapy since 1994, after receiving her associates in Applied Science from what is now know as Zane State Community College. While at Zane State, Tracy was president of her student occupational therapy club and participated in many extracurricular activities to raise money for the student organization. After graduation, Tracy began working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and specialized in working with the geriatric population with a focus on neurodevelopmental treatment after a stroke. She practiced in several states, including Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina as a traveling therapist and settled back in Cambridge in 1998. Tracy continued to advance her occupational therapy skills in areas such as wheelchair custom seating/positioning, splinting, home modification/universal design, low vision and industrial ergonomics. Tracy became a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist in 2003, graduated from the University of Findlay with a Bachelor of Science in 2005 and in 2006 finished her Masters of Occupational Therapy, graduating at the top of her class. Tracy accepted a position with Southeastern Med after completing her masters and assumed the role of Occupational Therapy Coordinator. Tracy has a strong interest in working with children and has been a leader in the development of the Camp Go project, which is a joint project involving Southeastern Med, the Guernsey County Health Department and the Cambridge Area YMCA.
Tracy was born and raised in Cambridge and so it isn’t surprising that she and her husband John have made Cambridge their home. Tracy is the mother of three children, Ian, Rylee, Sidney.
|Tammy Schwartz is a graduate of Shawnee State University, graduating in 1989 and has been a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) for nearly 20 years. Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to Southeastern Med. She started her career with Southeastern Med and during her years of services she has gained experience in a variety of areas. Tammy has worked in rehab and acute care, home health and outpatient services; however, her passion and heart lie in school based practice. Tammy provides Occupational Therapy services to students in both Cambridge City Schools as well as Rolling Hills. She is strong in dealing with sensory processing issues, behaviors and improving fine motor skills in students she works with to enable them to achieve success in school.
Schwartz says, “I love coming into work everyday because the kids are wonderful and my coworkers are great! I can make therapy fun while still accomplishing the student’s goals.”
Schwartz currently lives in the Norwich area with her two daughters, Kristin and Allyson.
|Joshua Knott has been an athletic trainer at Southeastern Med Since 2001. Joshua received his Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University with majors in Athletic Training and Physical Education. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts from Western Michigan University in Sports Medicine. Joshua is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Joshua has worked with USA Track and Field at the 1997 Championships and with the USTA 18 and 16 national tennis championships in 1999 and 2000. Currently, Joshua is the Athletic Training Clinical Supervisor with responsibilities including the Life Enhancement Activity Program (LEAP), the Performance Enhancement Program (PEP), the PLUS program for discharged patients, post offer screens for employment, and assistance with patient rehabilitation in the clinic.
Joshua and his wife Rachel reside with their four sons in Zanesville. Joshua enjoys watching Detroit sports, spending time with his family, and eating out.
|Meredith Koehler recently joined Southeastern Med in 2012 as an athletic trainer. Meredith received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training as well as her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Miami University. She continued her education at Miami University and received her Master’s of Science in Exercise Science while working as a graduate assistant for Oxford Physical Therapy. Meredith is the head athletic trainer for Cambridge High School.
Meredith currently resides in St. Clairsville.
|Michael Marston has been employed as an athletic trainer with Southeastern Med for two years. Mike graduated from Muskingum College with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Education. He then began working as an athletic trainer for area high schools and currently serves as the head athletic trainer at Meadowbrook High School.
Michael and his wife Jhama reside in Cambridge with their 2 daughters.
|Janelle Jones is a recent addition to the Athletic Training Staff at Southeastern Med. Janelle received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Otterbein College, where she was also a varsity starter for the softball team. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Miami University. Janelle worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for Northeastern High School in Springfield before coming to Southeastern Med. She is currently the Head Athletic Trainer at John Glen High School in New Concord. Janelle’s academic focus has been around preventing youth obesity and increasing physical activity in today’s youth. Janelle is currently looking to complete her Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification to increase the services she can provide to the students she works with.|
Stephanie Bond joined the team at Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2005 as a clerical specialist. She has 15 years experience in the medical field. She is responsible for scheduling, insurance certifications and authorizations and billing.
Stephanie and her husband Mike reside in Noble County with their daughter Samantha, who is a senior at Shenandoah High School and Mid East Career Center in the dental assisting program. She also has a son Josh, who is employed at Lashley Tractor Sales and new daughter in law Jessica, who is employed at Southeastern Med. Stephanie enjoys camping, reading and watching Nascar.
Theresa Rothwell has been employed at Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department for the last year. She has extensive experience in multiple health care settings and is currently responsible for scheduling, insurance certifications and authorizations and billing. Theresa graduated from Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona and earned an Associates Degree from Southern Ohio College.
Theresa lives in Cambridge with her husband Tom. They have two children, Thomas Jr (TJ) who is employed with Buckingham Coal Company, and Megan, who is employed in Dallas, TX as the supervisor of PT and OT for Plano Nursing Care while pursuing her nursing degree. Theresa enjoys spending time with her family, auctions, crafts and taking care of horses.
|Rachel Gadd joined Southeastern Med’s Rehab Dept in April 2012. She serves as clerical support and assists with insurance verification. Rachel lives in Old Washington with her husband Jeff and two children, Cooper, 6 and Emma, 4. She attends the University of Phoenix majoring in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Medical Records. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and fishing. She also enjoys poetry, cooking and baking. Rachel performs vocally and has recently started playing mandolin.|
Chris Cowgill is an outpatient speech-language pathologist at Southeastern Med. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Bowling Green University and a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She has been a speech-language pathologist for 28 years working with preschool and school-aged children.
Chris holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and by the Ohio Department of Education. Chris is a liason for the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology coalition. She is an active member of the Ohio Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Chris lives in Cambridge with her husband Bill. They have 2 adult children, Morgan and Seth, and one grandchild, Easton.
|Jenn is very excited to have become a part of the team at SEORMC in April of 2009. She currently resides in Bethesda, Ohio with her husband and two boys, ages 4 and 7. She has been blessed to work in the rewarding field of Speech-Language Pathology for twelve years, receiving her under-graduate degree from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing Science. Jenn then completed her Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Miami University of Ohio. Jenn has a wide variety of experience ranging from pediatrics to adults treating in multiple settings including nursing homes, hospitals, developmental disability centers, home health, schools and outpatient clinics. Currently, she works two days/week covering outpatients at the Brick Church Road facility located on State Route 660, as well as covers inpatients at Southeastern Med. Jenn also works part time serving home health and early intervention patients. Jenn comments, “I want to thank all of my patients and their families for the opportunity to work with them.”|
Hope Foraker is a Speech-Language Pathologist currently working with our outpatient pediatric population at our Brick Church Road facility. She also covers our inpatient population at the hospital as needed. Hope is busy person as during her days she works full time for the Ohio Valley Education Service Center, covering five different schools.
Hope is a native to Cambridge was born and raised here, graduating from Cambridge High School in 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences in 2006 from Ohio University. Hope then graduated from the University of Akron in 2009 achieving a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.
Hope brings a special interest in our department with experience in Augmentative Alternative Communication Devices as well as Auditory-Verbal rehabilitation. Hope cites having been born with a cleft palate and receiving Speech therapy herself, she is able to relate to her patients and the communication struggles they may have with their parents, family and society as a whole. This is the core of Hope’s reason for becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist and it shows in her work.
Hope is also a member of Ohio Speech-Hearing-Language Association.
|Sports Med and Rehab also has wonderful PRN staff; Marcie Haney, OTR, Rachel Milliner, OTR, Jessy Burga, PTA and Diane Lyons, PTA.|