CRESTVIEW HILLS/CHANCELLOR DR CENTER STAFF


+ TOM ERNST PT, MPT, OCS, COMT

Clinic Manager

Physical Therapist and Partner

“I enjoy practicing physical therapy because it is an opportunity to integrate the concepts of education, exercise, and wellness in a rehab plan. I’m excited about the opportunity to practice with OPTC because it is owned and operated by physical therapists that share my passion to provide the best care possible for each patient.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chancellor Dr
  • Independence
  • Florence
  • Dry Ridge

Education:

  • BS, Rehabilitative Sciences, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Masters, Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Graduate of Covington Catholic HS

Certifications:

  • Certified provider of Work Well Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified full service provider for Atlas Ergonomics
  • Board Certified Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Continuing Education:

  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation Training
  • Office and Transportation Ergonomics with Atlas Ergonomics
  • High School & College Sports Medicine Conference
  • Surgical & Rehab Advances in the Knee
  • Modality use in Patient Care
  • Rehabilitation for the Post Surgical Orthopaedic Patient
  • The art and science of medical screening for physician referral
  • MT3- Intermediate spinal seminar
  • MT-ST Stabilization training seminar
  • MT-O Evidence based orthopedic and diagnostic seminar
  • Current review of minimally invasive spine surgery

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopaedic Section)

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Outdoor activities – running , archery, hunting, fishing, camping, and boating

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was to Lake Cumberland with my family on our boat. I love Lake Cumberland and being on the water fishing, skiing, swimming and boating with my family is the best.

My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die): Go to Hawaii with my wife and kids Sky dive Elk hunt with my bow

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: That is a tie between Doug Stange, editor of the infisherman (the guy fishes all the time and always catches a ton of big fish) or my wife. She stays home and gets to spend all day with our kids!

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

+ KATIE YEAGER PT

Physical Therapist

"Being a former dancer and soccer player, I know how difficult it can be when you are our due to an injury. Physical Therapy became part of my life at a young age and eventually became my career. I thoroughly enjoy being able to help people get rid of their pain and return to their normal level of funtion."

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chancellor Dr

Education:

  • Masters Physical Therapy - College of Mount St. Joseph
  • BS, Rehabilitive Sciences - College of Mount St. Joseph
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+ ALEX CONTNER PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“Make Today so Awesome that Yesterday gets Jealous”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chancellor Dr

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelors of Science in Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Personal Interests:

  • Outdoor Activities – Volleyball, soccer, basketball, exercising, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boating
  • Spending Time with Family and Friends

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was to Dale Hollow lake with 15 of my friends. We got to go boating, cliff diving, and hiking all while spending time with a great group of friends!

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

  • Learn to brew my own beer
  • Use a dolphin pack (water boosted jet pack)
  • Snowboard in Colorado

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s arguably the best athlete of the most popular sport in the world. What else could you want?

+ LAUREN PALMER PT, DPT, CLT

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

“I love working in a profession in which I can impact people’s lives on a daily basis. I get to utilize my education and interest in exercise to help my patients lead a healthy lifestyle and return to the actives they enjoy.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chancellor Dr

Education:

  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky
  • Bachelors in Kinesiology, Georgetown College

Continuing Education:

  • McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Lumbar, Cervical, and Thoracic Spine
  • Mulligan Concept: Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy
  • Manual Therapy for Cervical Spine: An Evidence Based Approach Treatment of the Running Athlete

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Any activities/ sports outdoors!
  • Traveling

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Our honeymoon in Hawaii. We did many activities including snorkeling and sightseeing on a helicopter and sailboat. It was beautiful!

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

  • Learn to play the piano
  • Visit all 50 states in the U.S.
  • Attend the summer Olympics

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Kate Middleton. I find her and her lifestyle very intriguing!