Physical Therapy

Physical and occupational therapy in Kansas

Ascension Via Christi Therapy teams provide compassionate hands-on care designed to get you back to feeling and moving your best.

Ascension Via Christi Physical Therapy Centers

Our highly skilled therapists utilize the latest techniques, equipment and knowledge to reduce your pain, improve your function and help you meet your personal health and fitness goals. We use our expertise and your personal goals to develop a customized treatment and rehabilitation plan.

Whether your goal is to get back on the playing field, return to work safely, or simply be able do household chores and yard work without pain, you will always be well cared for and receive the personalized attention you deserve through the variety of expert services we provide.

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You can schedule an appointment with an Ascension Via Christi physical therapist without waiting on an appointment or referral from your doctor. The specialized care we provide is available without a referral from your doctor unless required by insurance.*

With 12 locations throughout Kansas, you can find the location nearest you.

To request a free phone consultation or physical therapy appointment, or to learn more, call 316-719-3030. Or, fill out the webform below:

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Conditions and Treatment

Conditions that are commonly treated at our physical therapy centers include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Chronic pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Sport injuries
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Work-related injuries

*Note: If you have Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare you will still need a referral from your doctor.

Meet our therapists

Carriage Parkway

Renae Alison, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1982
Additional training: Integrative Manual therapy certification
Clinical Focus: Manual therapy – soft tissue repair, Craniosacral therapy, Chronic pain, Orthopedics, Back pain, Post-surgical pain
Other passions: Faith, outreach/hospitality activities and spending time with family and friends

Royce Schield, PT
Education: Kansas State University, 1970, Certificate in Physical Therapy, UMKC 1971
Additional training: Functional Orthopedics, Integrative manual therapy, Back education and training, Visceral manipulation of the neck, thorax, and abdomen, Craniosacral therapy
Clinical focus: Chronic pain, Headaches and migraines, Manual therapy, Post-surgical pain in the neck and back

Brenda Fink, OTR/L
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Newman University, 1999
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics – upper extremity and hands, Post-surgical hand rehabilitation, Customized orthotics
Other passions: Traveling, golf, photography, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs

Polly Senseman, OTR/L
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas 1982
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical focus: Orthopedics – upper extremity and hands, Customized orthotics, Hand trauma, Post-surgical hand rehabilitation
Other passions: Working out, golfing, cooking, and gardening

Derby

Jason Camblin, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Kansas State University, 2000; Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Rockhurst University, 2003
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical focus: Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Neck and back pain, Post-surgical neck, shoulder, back, hip, and knee rehabilitation, Manual therapy, Sports injuries, Headaches, Chronic pain
Other passions: Member of American Physical Therapy Association since 2003, spending time with wife and three kids, traveling, hiking, running, attending sporting events

John Ayres, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 2005; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2008
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical focus: Orthopedics, Post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Manual therapy, Sports injuries, Headaches, Neck and back pain, Chronic pain
Other passions: Spending time with wife and two kids, enjoys being outdoors, football and basketball fan (WSU basketball), spending time with friends

Founders' Circle

Trina Shockey, PT, OCS
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, University of Kansas, 2002; Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2005
Additional Training: Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Neurological Disorders, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain
Other passions: Reading, watching sports, spending time with family, hiking, moving cross country

Sharon Esposito, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1988
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Pediatric orthopedics, Geriatrics, Neurological disorders, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Sports injuries, Manual therapy, Chronic pain
Other passions: Exercising, remodeling projects, spending time with family outdoors hiking, fishing, and skiing.

Mike Reynolds, OTR/L, CHT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Pittsburg State University, 1998; Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Newman University, 2001
Additional training: Certified hand therapist, Burn rehabilitation, Casting
Clinical Focus: Orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity, Customized orthotics and splinting, Post-surgical shoulder and hand rehabilitation, Burn rehabilitation, Sports injuries of the upper extremity
Other passions: Faith, spending time with family, sports, spending time outdoors, hiking, hunting, fishing, and gravel cycling, dog-lover, home remodeling, Charcuterie

LeAnne Bath, COTA
Education: Associates degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Newman University, 2015
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics of the upper extremity, Customized orthotics and splinting, Post- surgical shoulder and hand rehabilitation, Sports injuries of the upper extremity, Pediatric orthopedics, Burn rehabilitation

Shannon Woods

Cassie Overton, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Langston University, 1990
Additional Training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Aquatic therapy, Manual therapy, Sports injuries, Headaches, Back pain
Other passions: Working out, running, cycling, singing, spending time with family, very active in church and community organizations, including helping out with youth/teenagers in the city.

Corey Jackson, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 2011; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2014
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Post-surgical rehabilitation of the hip, knee and shoulder, Manual therapy, Gait analysis, Patella femoral pain, Sports injuries, Throwing athletes
Other areas of work focus: Adjunct professor at Wichita State University, Department of Physical Therapy, Student mentor for physical therapy students
Other passions: Watching and playing sports, weight lifting, biking, home improvement and yard work

Jason Bina, PT
Education: Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center
Additional training: Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer (LAT, ATC)
Clinical Focus: Post-surgical orthopedic injuries, General orthopedics, Sports medicine (emphasis on knee, shoulder, foot, and ankle)
Other passions: Enjoying my children grow up and watching them develop a love for sports and dance, watching high school and collegiate sports, enjoying the improvement of patients and athletes with PT intervention in their process of returning to their love of daily activities and/or sports.

Marcia Wolgast, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1989
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical focus: Orthopedics, Post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Aquatic therapy, Sports injuries, Running injuries, Overuse, repetitive injuries
Other areas of passion: Exercise and fitness, youth sports, spending time with family and watching my kids’ sports and other activities.

Polly Holcomb, DPT
Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2008
Additional training: Pelvic floor therapy through American Physical Therapy Association, Women’s health therapy through American Physical Therapy Association
Clinical Focus: Pelvic floor dysfunction (males and females), Musculoskeletal conditions during and after pregnancy, Spinal pain, Manual therapy, Chronic pain
Other passions: Running, reading, spending time with family and friends, keeping up with my three small children

Robert C. Manske, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 1991; Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1994; Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 2000; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions, 2006
Additional Training: Fellowship trained sports Physical Therapist, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy, Certified athletic trainer, Certified strength and conditioning specialist
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Shoulder, knee, and elbow rehabilitation, Post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Manual therapy, Sports and orthopedic injuries, Return to sports
Other areas of work focus: Teaching, Writing, Research
Other passions: Spending time with family, traveling around the world, exercising/cycling, scuba diving, reading, cooking, grilling/smoking

Kristina Underhill, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 2014; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2018
Clinical Focus: Pelvic floor dysfunction (males and females), Musculoskeletal conditions during and after pregnancy, Post-surgical orthopedic injuries, General orthopedics
Other passions: I enjoy exercising, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with my golden retriever.

Diane Erb, PTA
Education: Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy 1980, Barton Community College; Physical Therapy Assistant certification 1990
Clinical Focus: General Orthopedics, Aquatics, Back Pain
Other passions: Spending time with family, especially 2 granddaughters; reading; golf; and travel.

Kelsey Jacobs, PTA
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University; Master’s Degree in Sport Management, Wichita State University; Physical Therapy Assistant, Hutchinson Community College
Clinical Focus: General Orthopedics, Sports injuries and rehabilitation
Other passions: Working out, taking my dog for hikes/runs/walks, basketball (played at WSU 2010-2015), basketball coaching and training, traveling, going to the movie theater. I was born and raised in California so I enjoy going anywhere with an ocean to surf and paddle board.

Socora

Anna Middleton, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Southwestern College, 2009; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2012
Additional Training: MPS provider in pain therapy and scar release
Clinical Focus: Neurological conditions (MS, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, etc.), Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Aquatics, Gait and balance, Orthopedic injuries, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Tension headaches, Amplified Pain Syndrome
Other passions: Spending time with family, volleyball, kayaking, running, traveling, photography, reading

Dawna Snyder, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1990
Additional training: Work hardening and conditioning, BTE work simulator, McKenzie Technique, Aquatics/WSI, Restorative Aide Instructor
Clinical Focus: Work hardening and conditioning, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Back pain, Fall prevention, Neurological conditions (MS, Parkinson’s, etc.)
Other passions: Traveling, gardening, athletics

Jane Cox, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Physical therapy, Wichita State University, 1981
Clinical Focus: Aquatics, Osteoporosis, Compression fractures, Neck pain and headaches, Post-surgical shoulder and back rehabilitation, Post-surgical joint replacement, Orthopedics, Fibromyalgia
Other passions: Family, hiking, gardening

Joe Spencer, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Wichita State University, 1988; Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 1999
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical Focus: Sports injuries and rehabilitation, Post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Manual therapy, Running and gait analysis
Other passions: Hunting, fishing, hiking, wood work, guitar

Kassie Gile, DPT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Newman University, 2008; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2011
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Post-surgical hip, knee, and shoulder rehabilitation, Manual therapy, Running injuries and gait analysis, Sports injuries, Injury prevention
Other passions: I have a passion for sports which I contribute to years of participation in athletics. I enjoy fitness, coaching, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Melissa Warders, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Bethel University, 2000; Master’s degree in Physical therapy, Wichita State University, 2002
Additional Training: Astym-certified provider, Dry needling
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Manual therapy, Sports injuries with emphasis on endurance athletes, Fitness and wellness
Other areas of work focus: Teaching fitness and wellness courses for Butler Community College
Other passions: Cycling, gardening, exploring the Rocky Mountains while hiking or cross-country skiing with family, spending time with my husband and 3 kids.

Theresa Hallacy, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Wichita State University, 2004; Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University, 2006
Additional training: Astym-certified provider
Clinical focus: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, Sports injuries, Amplified Pain Syndrome
Other passions: Faith, traveling, hiking, reading, playing volleyball and softball, watching the Chiefs along with Kansas basketball teams, spending time with my four kids and husband

Lesa Beauchamp, OTR/L
Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Kansas University Medical Center, 1991
Additional Training: Astym-certified provider, MPS provider: upper extremity pain and scar release
Clinical Focus: Upper extremity orthopedics, Peripheral nerve compressional disorders, Cumulative trauma disorders, Arthritis, Upper extremity neurological conditions
Other passions: Avid dog lover, foodie, spending time traveling and exploring- love the mountains or heading to the beach for time on the sand, snorkeling, or scuba diving.

Kali Higgins, PTA
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Benedictine College, 2014; Associate's degree- Physical Therapist Assistant, Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, 2019
Clinical Focus: Sports Injuries and rehabilitation, Neurological conditions, Gait and balance, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Back pain, Manual therapy
Other passions: All sports (soccer especially), spending time with friends and family, running, playing with my 2 dogs, and traveling to Georgia to visit my family.

St. Teresa

Lori Burton, PTA, ATC
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Southwestern College; Associate’s degree, Physical Therapy Assistant, Colby Community College
Additional Training: Certified Athletic Trainer
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics

Monica Downs, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, University of Kansas; Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Wichita State University
Additional Training: Astym-certified provider, ACL injury prevention, Functional testing
Clinical Focus: Sports injuries and prevention, Functional biomechanical assessments for upper and lower extremity, Post-surgical rehabilitation for complex knee and hip, Joint protection education, Return to sports functional testing, Manual therapy, Shoulder rehabilitation, The athletic spine
Other areas of work focus: Reading, research/continuing education and implementing into current practice patterns
Other passions: Family, fitness, cycling, outdoor adventure, reading

Tyler Nance, PT
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Benedictine College (2015); Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Wichita State University (2019)
Additional Training: Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Sports Injuries and prevention, Post-surgical hip, knee, and shoulder rehabilitation, Running injuries and gait analysis, Throwing athletes, Return to sport functional testing
Other passions: Faith, family, football, golf, working out, spending time at the lake.

Cindy Wells, PTA
Education: Physical Therapist Assistant, Hutchinson Community College, 2018
Additional Training: Astym, certified provider, American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, American Council on Exercise certified group fitness instructor
Clinical Focus: Orthopedics, Neurological
Other passions: Fitness, teach kickboxing

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