HYDE PARK CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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+ BRIAN ADKINS PT, DPT,ATC

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: Hyde Park

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!

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+ JOHN WALLACE PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“Do today what others won't, so that tomorrow you can do what others cant.”

Work Location:

  • Anderson
  • Hamilton

Education:

  • Bachelors of Applied Health Science, Bowling Green State University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Trine University

Personal Interests:

  • Going to Sporting events, particularly professional hockey games or Football games.
  • Grilling out with friends and family on warm summer nights.
  • Spending the weekend at the lake
  • Being Physically Active in working out, running, or playing pick-up/organized sports

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation would actually be one of my clinical rotations in Florida that I completed while in PT school. Although I was there to work, my weekends during an 8 week span were filled with friends visiting from home and spent on the beaches of Siesta Key, Fort Myers, and Sanibel Island. To me, nothing beats being on a beach near the ocean with good company.

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

  • Tour through Europe, visiting cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Berlin, Rome, and London.
  • Go Skydiving, Learn how to surf
  • Go deep sea fishing

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: If I could trade places with anyone in the world, I would do so with Ben Carson, the current US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This is a man who has accomplished so much in his life, going from a profound Neurosurgeon who has completed the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head, to authoring numerous books and even running for president of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. He gave an amazing speech at my graduation from Trine University and on a side note, went to the same grade school and high school as my father in Detroit, Michigan.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

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+ CHRIS HENKEL PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, Manager

"”As a physical therapist assistant, I enjoy the opportunity to work towards world peace. The answer is always world peace.”

Work Location:

  • Anderson
  • Corporate
  • Forest Park

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assisting, University of Cincinnati

Continuing Education:

  • Spinal Movement and Breathing Assessment; February 2018
  • The Cervical & Thoracic Spine – Evidence based assessment and manual therapy treatment with A New Zealand approach; September 2014
  • Integrated Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine & Pelvis; November 2012
  • Orthopedic Spine: Evaluation and Conservative Treatment; November 2012
  • Kinesiotaping Applications for the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Spinal Pathologies; November 2012
  • Examination & Intervention of the Cervical Spine; November 2011
  • Art & Science of Medical Screening for Physician Referral; December 2010
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization and Myofascial Release for the Neck & Shoulders; April 2006
  • Differentiation and Treatment of Low Back Dysfunction; November 2004

Community Involvement:

  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer
  • Citi Impact Volunteer
  • The Spanish Academy- perpetual student

Personal Interests:

  • Hiking/Backpacking
  • Disaster Relief
  • Praciting Spanish skills

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim with my son. There was awe-inspiring scenery combined with challenging physical activities and the opportunity to share that with my son.

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

  • live in another country as a missionary
  • Hike the Appalachian trail
  • Find a good hair cut/style

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I have no desire to trace- I like being me!

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+ KAYLA SMELTZER PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

“As a PTA, I always look forward to being able to get people back to their previous functional abilities and favorite activities/ hobbies after an injury. I love seeing each of my patients faces and their spirits lifted when they can achieve goals they never thought they would.I also enjoy being able to build relationships with those I work with and showing them how much we care about getting them up and moving again.”

Work Location:

  • Hyde Park Center
  • Norwood Center

Education:

  • Associates Defree- Physical Therapist Assistant Sinclair Community College
  • Bachelor's in Health Sciences University of Cincinnati

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family, friends, and my dog!
  • I am a huge Cincinnati Reds fan and I also enjoy watching college football especially UF Football- Go Bearcats!
  • Trying new craft beers and eating at local restaurants around the city
  • Trying new recipes
  • Country music

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My family has been going to Cancun for many years now and it is my all-time favorite vacation spot. The beach is beautiful and the weather is always fantastic! We have met many family friends that we call our “Cancun Family.” We try to meet up with our Cancun family from California every year when we are there! My next favorite trip would our all-inclusive honeymoon to St. Lucia. Beautiful country and my husband and I can’t wait to go back!!

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

  • Visit all the Major League baseball stadiums and see a game in each.
  • Go on a Mediterranean cruise
  • Travel to all 50 states

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Joanna Gaines. I love watching her show Fixer Upper on HGTV and absolutely love all of her home designs. I would want rehab an old house or redesign my house (with her design abilities, of course) if I traded places with her!