NORWOOD CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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+ SARAH CLINE PT, DPT, Manager

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist, and Clinic Manager

“Do...or do not. There is no try.”

Work Location:

  • Norwood Center

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Science, Bowling Green State University

Community Involvement:

  • Youth basketball Coach

Continuing Education:

  • Certified mullian Practitioner
  • Intergrative Dry Needling
  • Pilates Method for Physical Therapy
  • Maitland Manual Therapy
  • HVLAT Manipulation

Personal Interests:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Spending time with family

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?:
Paris with my husband- amazing food and wine, beautiful architecture and art work. My bucket list (three things I want to do before I die):

  • Hike the Grand canyon rim to rim
  • Visit every National Park in the US
  • Tour Europe

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Alpine Skier Lindsey Vonn because she came back from a major injury to compete at the Olympics.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

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+ ROCHE CROY PTA, ATC

Physical Therapist Assistant, Director of Industrial Rehab

"”The man on the top of the mountain didn't fall there!-Vince Lombardi.”

Work Location:

  • West Chester
  • Norwood
  • Kettering
  • Englewood

Education:

  • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Kent State University
  • Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer, Marshall University

Additional Certifications:

  • Certified Work Capacity Evaluator
  • Certified American Red Cross Instructor

Personal Interests:

  • Sports Fanatic
  • 9 year High School Football Coach
  • watching my boys play sports

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Disney Cruise. It was an amazing time with my 3 boys and the food was incredible.

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

  • Vacation in Paris
  • Play golf at Pebble Beach
  • Experience a Final 4 with all of my boys

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Paul Stanley of Kiss- I would love to experience singing on stage in front of thousands of crazy fans!

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+ RYAN NIXON PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

"Strength and virtue must be opposed, must be challenged and tested, or they will not grow. Rain must fall or there are no rainbows. Night must come, or we do not come to love the light of day. That is the way of things.”

Work Location:

  • Norwood
  • Forest Park

Education:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant, University of Cincinnati

Continuing Education:

  • Kinesiotape
  • Examination and Intervention for Temporomandibular Joint
  • Muscle Engergy for the pelvis and lumbar spine

Personal Interests:

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Snowboarding

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: San Diego. Beach, hiking, the zoo, and Comic Con.

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

  • Travel Europe
  • Visit all the national parks
  • Attend a game at every baseball stadium

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Elon Musk. Working with SpaceX and Tesla would be amazing, knowing you're changing the world for future generations.

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+ JORDAN KIMMEL PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

"I knew I wanted to be a PTA after I was injured in high school playing basketball. I got to experience first hand how beneficial PT is and knew I wanted to do something to improve the quality of life of others.”

Work Location:

  • Norwood

Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant, Marion Technical College

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with friends and family (especially my nieces and nephew)
  • Weight lifting, running, and playing sports(volleyball/basketball), hiking and outdoor activities
  • Traveling

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: I really enjoy going on any vacation every year with my family.

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

  • Travel out of the country
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Hike the Grand Canyon

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Kerri Walsh Jennings. I would love to have experienced playing beach volleyabll in the Olympics and traveling the world as a career.

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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:

  • Norwood Center
  • Hyde Park 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!