MASON CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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+ ROB SCHWAB PT, DPT, Manager

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist, Clinic Manager, and Partner

“Physical therapy became an important part of my life after sustaining an injury in college. I was able to work with a great physical therapist and appreciated how he treated each patient holistically. I believe that health and wellness should be an integral part in everyone’s lives and I strive to implement this concept into every interaction I have with my patients. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level and get great satisfaction when my patients overcome their obstacles.”

Work Location:

  • Maineville / South Lebanon
  • Mason
  • Montgomery

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph
  • BS, Pre-Physical Therapy, University of Dayton

Certifications:

  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Continuing Education:

  • Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation
  • Maitland MT-2: Basic Spine
  • Functional Rehabilitation of the Knee
  • Pilates Based Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Integrated Rehabilitation for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spines

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Sports: football, baseball, basketball, & golf
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lifting and Running: 09 Flying Pig Marathon

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: The summer of 2005, my family went down to Myrtle Beach to visit my older brother. It was the first big family vacation in a long time and we also had a couple of aunts and uncles with us. The weather was great and it was just an awesome time to have the entire family together in one place.

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

  • Take a trip to Italy
  • Sky dive
  • Play golf at Pebble Beach

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Brandon Phillips!

 
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+ JULIA SARRA PT, DPT

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

"Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness."

Work Location: Hamilton

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Cincinnati
  • BS,Biology, Ohio State University

Continuing Education:

  • Dry Needling Course(July 2016)

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Reading
  • Lounging in the sun
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • OSU Football

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Destin, Florida in 2014 because I got engaged!

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

  • Hike Pikes Peak
  • Cook with The Pioneer Woman
  • Eat authentic pasta in Italy

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: The president, so I could get an inside view of the White House and know how it feels to be President for a day.

 
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+ CHRIS BRANDNER PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things."- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.”

Work Location:

  • Crestview Hills / Chapel Place
  • Montgomery

Education:

  • Doctorate Degree: University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Class of 2017
  • University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, Class of 2014

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Building computers & gaming
  • Backpacking & Bouldering
  • Playing bass and attending concerts
  • What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Backpacking Badlands/Black Hills in North Dakota and staying with my friend's extended family along the way. That vacation gave me some of the best pictures and memories I'll ever have - Every day was strictly about finding a new adventure.

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

  • Tour Europe by foot & train
  • See the band Tool live in concert
  • Dine in a Michelin Star restaurant

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I'd trade with Tony Stark AKA Iron Man. He's super rich, super intelligent, super sarcastic, and he has a suit of armor that shoots rockets. The possibilities are endless.

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+ JASON PRIVETT PT, MPT, ATC, C.Ped

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist, and Clinic Manager

“I knew my career would be in physical therapy after a football injury in high school. I received physical therapy for a knee injury for several months and enjoyed the concept of a physical therapist being personally involved in your recovery and helping to navigate the lows and highs of rehabilitation.”

Work Location:

  • Mason

Education:

  • Master of Physical Therapy, Temple University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Biology, Otterbein College
  • Pedorthics certification: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Certifications

  • Athletic Trainer Certified
  • Board Certified Pedorthist
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Instructor
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Active Release Technique

Memberships:

  • TMJ Association

Continuing Education:

  • Current Trends in Management of Running Injuries
  • Biomechanics of Foot and Ankle Pathology
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Evidence Based Management of Low Back Pain
  • Principles of Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Conservative Management of TMJ Dysfunction

Personal Interests:

  • Ohio State Football
  • Cincinnati Reds/Bengals
  • Toy/Coin Collector

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and Cedar Point. I enjoyed being a kid again while vacationing.

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

  • I do not have a bucket list. My sole purpose now is spending time with my wife and two boys and enjoying the ride.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Bill Murray crashing various weddings and parties.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

+ CARA MILLER PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

"”If you see someone without a smile, give them yours. My interest in the profession of physical therapy began after being in a serious car accident. I know first hand what differences physical therapy makes in a person’s recovery, especially with a clinician who truly cares about the patient, the patient’s progress and recovery. I want to be a clinician who makes a positive difference in my patient’s lives and recovery.”

Work Location:

  • Mason

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science, Sinclair Community College

Experience/Background:

  • Green Oaks-Skilled Nursing Facility, Xenia, OH
  • Reid Hospital-Acute Rehabilitation, Richmond, IN
  • Sports Therapy-Outpatient Rehabilitation, Forest Park, OH

Continuing Education:

  • The Art and Science of Medical Screening for Physician Referral
  • Examination and Intervention for Temporomandibular Joint
  • Current Trends in Management of Soft Tissue Dysfunction
  • Pathologies of Lumbar Spine

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with Family and Friends
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping/Fishing
  • Outdoor Activities

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My best vacation was a trip to Dominican Republic, Punta Cana for my brothers wedding. I was able to experience a different country and all the beauty within it, with a bonus of being with the majority of my family which I love dearly.

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

  • Catch a 50 plus pound catfish...yes I'm a hillbilly
  • See the aurora borealis northern lights
  • Visit the state of Colorado

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would have to trade places with a famous singer so I could sing on stage to people who pay to hear me sing instead of the people who are forced to listen to me sing while rehabilitating in the clinic!

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+ CHARLEY DENNISS PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, TEAM PTA

"Don't Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much of Today."

Work Location: Tri-County - Fairfield Mason Maineville/South Lebanon

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Professional Skills Institute, Owens Community College

Personal Interests:

  • Music
  • Local bands and music venues
  • Going to the movies

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation has to be the year that I went to my grandparents small cottage for part of the summer. That year I spent one whole day catching frogs and turtles around the canal. By the end of the day I had 23 frogs and 25 turtles. This was my favorite vacation because I spent the whole day having fun with family and friends.

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

  • To climb a reasonably tall mountain
  • To travel to different cities and taste different sytles of foods
  • Go skydiving

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Ryan Reynolds because he is one of my favorite actors and I would like to see wht it is like in the day of an actor.

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+ DAVID STOVER PTA, ATC

Physical Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainer

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

Work Location:

  • Mason

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant, Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science Education- Athletic Training, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science- Sports Nutrition, University of Cincinnati

Continuing Education:

  • The Matheson System- Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Dry needling- Dr. Blatman
  • IASTM
  • Kinesiotaping

Experience/Background: Prior to joining OPTC, I worked for Sports Therapy Inc. since 2002 as an aide, Athletic Trainer, and PTA.

Personal Interests:

  • Golfing
  • Watching the Bearcarts, Reds, and Bengals
  • Spending time with my family

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico- honeymoon with wife.

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

  • Play a round of golf at a famous golf course
  • Drink a pint of beer with the locals at a pub in Ireland
  • Watch a game at every MLB park

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: No one- I am good in my own skin.