CORPORATE STAFF


FOUNDERS

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+ KEN RUSCHE MEd, AT, ATC, PT, SCS

Co-Founding Partner

“I’m fortunate to be able to impact so many lives in my profession. My work with other skilled and dedicated professionals continue to provide enormous professional growth and satisfaction.”

Work Location:

  • Corporate

Education:

  • Masters, Education, University of Cincinnati
  • BS, Education, Ohio University
  • BS, Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University

Experience/Background: Ken co-founded Oxford Physical Therapy in 1992, with colleague Pete Zulia. The company’s tag line, Begin with the End in Mind, was then as it is now, a representation of our approach to positive patient outcomes.

Certifications:

  • Sports Clinical Specialist (APTA)

Memberships:

  • Ohio Athletic Trainer of the Year 1992
  • Ohio Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame
  • University of Texas Medical Branch- Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association-Contribution to Amateur Football Award
  • Ran and Completed the Athens Marathon (2x)

Community Involvement:

  • Athletic Trainer - Cincinnati Christian High School
  • Athletic Trainer Coordinator - Oxford Physical Therapy Centers
  • Numerous community and educational presentations

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family
  • Golf, running, exercising, yoga
  • Photography

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Monte Carlo, Perth, Australia and Rome Italy with the US Swim Team. The athletes and competition was great. Hung out with Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie and Jody, my wife, got to go.

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

  • Travel around the world
  • Play St. Andrews
  • Take my nieces to Disney World

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places with both Bill Gates and Phil Michelson!

+ PETER ZULIA MBA, AT, ATC, PT, SCS

Co-Founding Partner

Co-Founding Partner

“Patients have the right to choose where they go for physical therapy services and our State Direct Access Laws allow for patients to be seen in our centers without the referral of a doctor. We at Oxford Physical Therapy appreciate the patient’s choice and trust in us, to provide excellent care in meeting their rehabilitation goals.”

Work Location:

  • Corporate

Education:

  • MBA, West Virgina University
  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
  • BA, Athletic Training, West Virginia University
  • Sports Clinical Specialist

Experience/Background: Pete co-founded Oxford Physical Therapy in 1992, along with colleague Ken Rusche. The company’s tag line, Begin with the End in Mind, was then as it is now, a representation of our approach to positive patient outcomes.

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section
  • Private Practice Physical Therapy Section
  • National Athletic Trainers Association

Personal Interests:

  • Golf & Tennis
  • Working out
  • American History
  • West Virginia University
  • Spending time with family and friends

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: New York City when we had a surprise birthday trip for my wife!

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die): Visit the island in Greece where all four of my grandparents were born and raised; Retrace my father’s footsteps in Europe during World War II; Not limit my list to just three!

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Guy Fieri of the Food Network’s show; “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”. The guy travels around the country; eating at cool & unique places known only to their local community – sampling great food! Sign me up for that!


DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 
 

+ MATT ERNST PT, MPT, OCS, COMT

Clinic Manager

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist, and Partner

“I have been a part of the Physical Therapy field for the last twelve years, with the last eight spent as a therapist. I have worked in several organizations amongst the outpatient orthopaedic setting. I’m proud to be a partner in Oxford Physical Therapy Centers for the ability to share common interests with a talented group of clinicians. Being physical therapist owned and operated means there is an emphasis on quality care with a patient centered approach.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills/Chapel Place

Education:

  • Masters, Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • BS, Rehabilitative Sciences, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Graduate of Covington Catholic HS,(Member of the 1993 and 1994 State Championship Football Teams)

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Continuing Education:
  • Orthotics
  • Advanced Training in Post-Operative Rehab for the Knee and Shoulder
  • Advanced Training in Treatment Techniques and Manual Treatment for the Spine

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends Outdoor activities – hunting, fishing, and boating

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Any vacation is a great time! Most recently spending time in the Outer Banks with my wife and kids and extended family on the beach was a blast. The outer banks is a unique place that is very remote and undisturbed. I also enjoy anytime fishing at Lake Cumberland.

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

  • Go elk hunting with my bow
  • See all the national parks
  • Learn to play the harmonica

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Doug Stange - he is the "in-fisherman". This guy never misses! He always catches fish and has fun doing it.


BUSINESS STAFF

+ REBECCA ENGELHARDT Office Manager

“It is very rewarding to me to be a part of helping Oxford Physical Therapy Centers provide outstanding service to our communities. My personal goal is to ensure when people hear the name of Oxford Physical Therapy Centers, they don’t just think of a business; instead, I want them to be able to associate our name with a group of people who are compassionate and committed to their success in physical therapy.”

Work Location: Corporate

Education: BA, Communication, University of Cincinnati

Experience/Background: A former OPTC associate, Rebecca has first hand knowledge and experience with addressing patients’ needs and providing excellent customer service. She strives to make sure our patients consistently receive the attention and information they need.

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Weekend Traveling

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite trip was a month long mission trip that I went on when I was 16 to Venezuela. It was the first time I had ever been out of the country and I went with many other teenagers. It was an amazing and life changing experience that I will never forget.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die): I don’t have a bucket list. All I want before I die is to make sure that I have the best relationships I can have with my family and friends so that they all know how much they mean to me. There aren’t any specific things that I want to accomplish to make me happy.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places with Kate Middleton!

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+ AMY WITKO Business Development Manager

“Playing sports my entire life, especially volleyball and golf, I have seen many sports related injuries happen during the game. It is refreshing to know those injured athletes can go to Oxford Physical Therapy Centers to retrain and heal. I am excited to be part of such a dynamic team and company.”

Work Location: Corporate

Education: BA, Communication, University of Toledo

Experience/Background:

  • Oxford Physical Therapy Centers, Marketing Coordinator
  • The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Total Quality Logistics, Logistics Account Executive

Personal Interests:

  • Traveling to visit family and friends
  • Playing Volleyball and Golf
  • Watching bad reality TV shows
  • Cooking for my friends and trying new recipes on Pinterest

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation that I have ever taken was a cruise trip my senior year of college with four of my best friends. We cruised around to Key West, The Bahamas, and spent a day at sea. The food buffets were amazing and constant throughout the entire trip. The weather was perfect and the ocean water in the Bahams was so blue and beautiful. I would do it again in a heart beat with the same group of friends!

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

  • Skydive
  • Travel around Europe
  • Be a live studio audience member for a tv show such as Saturday Night Live, Live with Kelly and Michael, or Ellen Show.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: If I could trade places for a day with someone, it would be Sara Jessica Parker.. SJP!! Just to see her shoe collection and amazing designer clothes closets would be enough for me.

+ LISA ADKINS Front Desk Manager

"Traveling to each center, I get the opportunity to work with almost all the employees at Oxford Physical Therapy. It is great to work with such a professional and caring staff."

Work Location: Corporate

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Miami University

Personal Interests:

  • Camping
  • Bike riding
  • Spending time with family

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Canada- stayed on a place by the lake. You can see thousands of starts at night! It was so peaceful!

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

  • Time Square for New Years Eve
  • Zip Lining
  • Helicopter Ride

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trace places with my mom so she could feel normal for just one day.

+ MONICA PATRICK Marketing Specialist

"Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude." - Ralph Martson

Work Location:

  • Corporate

Education:

  • MS Marketing and Communications, Franklin University
  • BA Communication, Bowling Green State University

Experience/Background:

  • Summit Physical Therapy
  • Esoterix, LabCorp
  • Myriad Genetics

Community Involvement:

  • Grade Level Representative, Cincinnati Country Day School.

Personal Interests: Volunteering at my sons' school Outdoor family adventures running and outdoor fitness

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was our first family trip up to Traverse City, MI (Our now annual summer vacation spot). Seeing our sons enjoy the lake beaches and beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes will always be a special memory.

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

  • Run a half marathon
  • Family vacation to the West Coast.
  • Learn to master my sewing machine.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: If I could trade places with anyone for a day, I'd have to choose one of my sons. Life through the eyes of a child is so sweet.

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+ MORGAN ROSE Marketing Specialist

"The only way to predict the future is to create it."

Work Location:

  • Corporate

Education:

  • BA, Communication, University of Cincinnati

Experience/Background:

  • Marketing Manager, Coco Creative Wellness Salon/Spa

Personal Interests:

  • Music! Finding new artists and new genres
  • Cooking new meals- pasta dishes are my specialty

What is your favorite vacation you've ever taken? Why? My favorite vacation is the first one I can remember going on. The first one I remember is Florida and staying on the beach, going to Orlando for the day and eating a lot of yummy seafood with my older brother and parents.

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

  • Try food from all different cultures and from around the world.
  • Live somewhere exotic
  • Travel through Europe!

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Stevie Nicks so I could wear flowy tops and sing “Dreams” up on stage.

+ ALLIE HENKEL Marketing Specialist

"I've played a bunch of sports as a kid and have a lot of family members in the healthcare field, so I have seen most of the process on how someone goes through injury to healing. I am very excited to work with Oxford Physical Therapy Centers and assist those in that healing process, and to be a part of the Oxford family!"

Work Location: Corporate

Education: BS, Health Services Administration, Xavier University

Experience/Background:

  • Providence Pavilion Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center
  • Marketing and Admissions

Community Involvement: Volunteer at Washington United Church of Christ soup kitchen.

Personal Interests:

  • Playing volleyball
  • Traveling
  • Aesthetics and cosmetics
  • Cooking and eating
  • Hanging out with family and friends

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation so far was definetly Hawaii. My entire family went to visit my brother, who lived on Oahu, and witnessed his wedding! We stayed on the North Shore, but were able to travel and see most of the island. Snorkeling and shark cage diving were among my favorite activities we did, but trying out the local food trucks/ fruit stands and hiking up the mountains were on the list too! I hope to go back to visit again soon!

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

  • Travel the Mediterranean, especailly Italy and Croatia.
  • Have a house on a lake, preferably down South.
  • See the Northern Lights, "Aurora Borealis".

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places with Jennifer Lawrence. I think she is a hilarious person and a talented actress. She also has a great sense of humility for being a celebrity. She stands up for women empowerment and being comfortable in your own skin, which I think is crucial for women in our society who look up to those in the lime light!