CRESTVIEW HILLS/ CHAPEL PLACE CENTER STAFF


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+ 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.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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+ MARIE HENKEL PT, DPT

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

“We, as physical therapists, have one of the coolest jobs. Every day we come to work to help people. Not by talking to them on the phone or helping them from behind a desk but by using our own hands. We use our professional knowledge and our fine-tuned skills to develop treatment plans to allow the patient to reach their goals, to reach their maximum functional potential.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place

Education:

  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • BS, Athletic Training, College of Mount St. Joseph

Experience/Background:

  • Good Samaritan Outpatient Center
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Emeritus at Southpark
  • Atria Merrywood
  • St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Center

Memberships:

  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Sports
  • Scuba Diving
  • Hanging out with family and friends
  • What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation spot is Lake Cumberland. I enjoy going to Cumberland because it is the one place I can actually relax. I love going boating, the lake is gorgeous, and there is always something fun to do.

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

  • Skydiving
  • Traveling to Gallo, Italy
  • Become friends with someone famous

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

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+ KELSEY STOWE PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“My passion for physical therapy began when I discovered my love for helping others feel better. As a physical therapist, I have been fortunate enough to enough to impact the lives of patients by improving their daily lives. By providing a small change for my patients, the result can be life changing. I aim to always provide the best care to the best of my ability for my patients. I endeavor to treat my patients with the utmost respect and care and to help them achieve their goals. Physical therapy can be challenging and painful at times but I hope to improve techniques, education, and some laughter to improve and reestablish my patient’s quality of life.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, Minor in Special Education, Saint Louis University

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Watching and participating in sports
  • Reading books
  • Traveling
  • What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My family and I traveled to Washington D.C. when I was younger. I am a huge history buff so I enjoyed seeing all of the monuments and touring the White House.

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

  • Visit all 50 states beore turning 50 years old
  • See a baseball game in every MLB stadium
  • Go skydiving

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Ellen DeGeneres. She is extremely funny and provides joy and laughter to all of her viewers. She also has touched many lives with her generosity.

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+ ELISABETH KNOSE PT, DPT

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

“Eliminate negativity in your life; Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and inspire you. .”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place

Education:

  • Bachelors of Exercise Science with focus in pre-physical therapy, The University of Toledo
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, The University of Cincinnati

Personal Interests:

  • Running and lifting weights
  • Spending time with my husband, daughter, and dog
  • Playing games, watching movies
  • What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Every single Royal Caribbean cruise that I've taken; Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Bahamas - wherever the ship takes us. Half of the fun is participating in the activities on the ship itself!

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

  • Vacation in Hawaii
  • Go Skydiving
  • Get VIP / meet and greet tickets at a Justin Timberlake Concert

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would choose Oprah Winfrey. She is such a wise, inspiring, and selfless person, and it would be so interesting to see what a day in her life is like.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

+ CHRIS DIGIOVANNI PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

"I decided to become a Physical Therapist Assistant after spending a little time in physical therapy myself. I had been a dancer and dance educator most of my life and was contemplating my next career move when I broke my ankle. As I watched the therapists work with all of the patients in the clinic where I was being treated, I realized this was something I was interested in doing! Becoming a PTA has allowed me to combine my knowledge of the body and movement from my dance career with my desire to help people. I love the diversity of the people we see in the outpatient setting. I really enjoy getting to know the people I work with and helping them on their journey to injury and pain free living. I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they turn a corner and start to feel better – knowing I had a hand in getting them to this place of happiness is very rewarding."

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place

Education:

  • Associates Degree - Physical Therapist Assistant, Wright State University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wright State University

Experience/Background:

  • Professional Dancer for 20 Years, Dayton Ballet
  • Afterimages Modern Dance Company
  • Dance Teacher with the Cincinnati Ballet
  • Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts

Memberships:

  • National Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was to Disney World with my kids! I loved rediscovering all of the fun attractions I remembered from my childhood and sharing them with my children. Plus there were so many new things to see and enjoy!

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

  • Travel to Europe, Australia, and Africa
  • Take a driving vacation out west
  • Go snorkeling

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places with a famous Broadway star for a day - maybe Bebe Newirth, or Kristin Chenoweth. I really admire performers who can sing, dance, and act live on stage. I would really love bringing the house down, belting out a fantastic musical number!

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+ KELSEY WAGNER PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, Team PTA

"I wanted to pursue a career path in which I could help others. I’ve found great reward in being a PTA. I’m able to help my patients achieve their goals and return to their normal level of function and favorite activities. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of our patients each day!”"

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place
  • Crestview Hills / Chancellor Dr.
  • Southern Region Team PTA

Education:

  • Associates Degree - Physical Therapist Assistant, UC Clermont College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Hanover College

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Kentucky Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Trying out new local restaurants and breweries
  • Recreational Volleyball
  • Dogs, Donuts, and Coffee

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite family vacation has always been Traverse City, MI. Other than being at the lake, downtown TC has so much to offer along with the surrounding lighthouses, wineries, and sand dunes. My most recent favorite vacation would have to be Universal Studios The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’ve been big fan of the series since I read HP & The Sorcerer’s Stone in 3rd grade. The park was magical and I can’t wait to go back!

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

  • Travel to all 50 states
  • Run a half marathon
  • Go skydiving

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places with a caretaker at the Cincinnati Zoo. It would be interesting and fun to work with the animals – especially the owls or Fiona!