OAKLEY CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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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 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 patients' quality of life.”

Work Location:

  • Oakley Center
  • Crestview Hills/ Chapel Place

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy Saint Louis University
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science Saint Louis University
  • 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 before 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 has touched so many lives with her generosity.


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
  • Oakley
  • 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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+ 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:

  • Oakley

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:

  • Oakley Center
  • Madison at Redbank 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!