BLUE ASH CENTER STAFF


+ LISA MURPHY PT, DPT, CIDN

Clinic Manager

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist, and Clinic Manager

“I am definitely a people person and enjoy getting to know my patients. It’s nice to be able to comfort them, assist them in understanding their issues/symptoms and work with them toward meeting their goals. Nothing is better than helping someone get their life back.”

Work Location: Blue Ash

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Evansville
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Evansville

Experience/Background

  • Clinical Director PT Solutions, Chicago, IL
  • Physical Therapist PT Solutions, Chicago, IL
  • Clinical Student Hillside Health Care international, Toledo Belize
  • Clinical student Owensboro Medical Health system, Owensboro, KY
  • Clinical student Florida Institute of neurological rehabilitation Wauchula, FL

Certifications:

  • Dry Needling Certified

Continuing Education:

  • Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry needling - March 2014
  • Clinical considerations for spinal orthopedic injuries - November 2014
  • Clinical considerations for orthopedic hip diagnoses - January 2015
  • Clinical considerations for orthopedic ankle and foot diagnoses - March 2015
  • Clinical considerations for orthropedic knee diagnoses - June 2015

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy association member
  • Ohio Orthopedic section member

Personal Interests:

  • Swimming and Athletics
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Rehabilitation health and wellness
  • Traveling
  • Ancient history and Psychology

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Travelling to Italy was awesome! I have a nerdy side that loves all things ancient history so exploring all the history in Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento was very exciting! I also love doing almost anything outdoors, so being in Belize for two months and getting to go hiking, snorkeling and swimming through caves among many other things is a close second!

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Create a national fundraiser and marketing campaign to promote further research for conservative treatment of scoliosis and other structural spinal deformities
  • Travel to every continent (excluding Antartica)
  • Compete in a Triathalon

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Samantha Brown, a host for various travel channel shows. I would love the opportunity to not only explore countless countries and cities, but to also to experience the people and culture.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Brian Adkins.jpg

+ BRIAN ADKINS MPT, CSCS, CGFI

Physical Therapist

“When working with a new patient, I believe there is no substitute for education. Only when a patient has a full understanding of the nature of their condition and the role of physical therapy can he or she make a full commitment to the rehabilitation process.”

Work Location: Blue Ash

Education:

  • Masters, Physical Therapy, Andrews University
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Ohio University

Continuing Education:

  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics Including the Fitting and Fabrication of Custom Foot Orthoses
  • Manual Therapy of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar spine
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy of the Shoulder Complex
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certification (Certified Golf Fitness Instructor)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Memberships:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Community Involvement:

  • Guest Presenter – Prevention of Lower Back Pain and Other Golf-Related Topics

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family
  • Golf
  • Exercise
  • Travel

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Hawaii because of the gorgeous views and beautiful weather.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Complete our remodeling
  • Hit a hole-in-one
  • Travel the world

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Anyone with a tee-time in good weather!

Chris Reis.JPG

+ CHRISTOPHER REIS PT, DPT

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

“Long before I was a physical therapist, I was a patient. I valued healthcare professionals that treated me with respect and compassion. I aim to provide the same quality of care and courtesy that I expect when I’m the one on the table.”

Work Location:

  • Blue Ash

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Cincinnati, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science; Mechanical Engineering University of Cincinnati, 2004

Experience/Background:

  • Clinical Education – Commonweatlth Orthopedics Edgewood, KY: 2014

Clinical Education:

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, OH: 2015
  • Villaspring Carecenter, Erlanger, KY: 2015
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ft. Thomas, KY: 2016

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) Member

Personal Interests:

  • Lifting Weights, Running
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Chevrolet’s

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My family has vacationed at Dale Hollow Lake for generations. I love the water. Dale Hollow is not commercialized like some other lakes. It’s peaceful.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die): I don’t have one. I don’t feel that life is defined by items checked on a list. If I felt there were things I HAD to do before I die, I certainly wouldn’t wait and I’d probably do them more than once.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I’m a big Johnny Cash fan. I’d love to trade places with him on the day he played Folsom Prison.

Kelly Burch.jpg

+ KELLY BURCH PT

Physical Therapist

“I am definitely a people person and enjoy getting to know my patients. It’s nice to be able to comfort them, assist them in understanding their issues/symptoms and work with them toward meeting their goals. Nothing is better than helping someone get their life back.”

Work Location: Blue Ash

Education:

  • BS, Physical Therapy
  • St. Louis University

Continuing Education:

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness and Headaches
  • Dizziness and Balance Disorders
  • Vestibular Disorders: Assessments and Management
  • Fall and Fracture Prevention in Older Adults
  • Geriatric Neurology
  • Differential Diagnosis of Balance Dysfunction
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining

Memberships:

  • Vestibular and Balance Disorders
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Sports enthusiast, GO BENGALS!

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My honeymoon because it was beautiful, romantic and we didn't have any kids to chase after!

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Take a trip to Italy with my family
  • Go to the Superbowl (preferably to watch the Bengals!)
  • Do the Morgan's Triathalon with my husband

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Stacy London from the show, What Not To Wear!


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

Sari Small.JPG

+ SARI SMALL PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

"It is exciting to be back with the Oxford Physical Therapy team in my new role as a PTA. Rejoining the team has given me the feeling of coming home. That is the feeling that I hope to give to my patients."

Work Location: Blue Ash

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science, Fox College
  • BS, Exercise Science, Indiana University

Certifications:

  • Pilates Instructor

Personal Interests:

  • Traveling
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • Baking

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was my honeymoon in South Africa. The highlight of the trip was a safari outside of Kruger National Park because it was unreal to be in an uncovered Land Rover just inches from animals in their natural habitat.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Take a cooking class with Bobby Flay
  • Hike Machu Picchu
  • Attend a runway fashion show in New York

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Rachel Zoe for the day to have access to her closet and meet all of the fashion designers and famous clients she knows.


BUSINESS STAFF

Leslie Barber.jpg

+ LESLIE BARBER

Front Desk Supervisor

" I love constantly being challenged and learning something new almost everyday. Patient interaction and having incredible co-workers is a true blessing."

Work Location: Blue Ash

Education:

  • Graduate of Oak Hills High School

Community Involvement

  • Singing in my church choir/Holy Trinity Variety Show
  • World Wide Marriage Enounter

Personal Interests:

  • Biking with my husband
  • Camping
  • Spoiling my granddaughter
  • Hanging out with friends and family

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My husband and I went to Punta Cana, it was our first time away from kids and responsibility, stayed up late, slept late, and had tons of fun in the sun.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Ride my bike throughout the country
  • Go out west and explore
  • Take my husband to Ireland

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Any famous American Journalist who traveled the world, experienced the human condition, and tried to make it a better place.