OXFORD CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

+ LARA FREIDLINE PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

“OPTC is family. I have worked here since 2000 and love it. It is fun to see so many returning patients who I now consider friends, family, or "fossils" as Pete fondly refers to them. I have had the pleasure of sharing in all seasons of life with my patients. What better place to get better than among "family".”

Work Location:

  • Oxford

Education:

  • Masters, Physical Therapy, St. Ambrose University
  • BA, Biology, Luther College

Continuing Education:

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers
  • APTA Clinical Instructor – Education and Credentialing Program
  • Moms-In-Motion Certification course for pre and post-natal land and aquatic exercise
  • Manual Physical Therapy
  • Aquatics
  • Women’s Health
  • Orthotics
  • Spinal Mobilization
  • Instrument Based Soft Tissue Mobilization

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Aquatic, Women’s Health, & Sports Section)

Community Involvement:

  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Guest speaker for women’s health and fitness groups

Personal Interests:

  • Square Dancing and Faith building activities
  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Spending time with family and friends

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Girls trip to Columbus, OH. Who knew the American Girl Doll Store could be so fun?! My daughter and I traveled to Columbus this summer with two other moms and their daughters. Shopping, eating, chocolate, slumber party and of course, American Girl Doll shopping and stories was a ton of fun. Thank you Nina for the inspiration to be a little girl again!

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

  • Return to Ballyportry Castle with the kids
  • Ride a horse along the beach
  • Break a plate after my meal in Greece

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would love to trade places for a day with Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie.

+ HOPE DAVIDSON PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“I love having the opportunity to help others reach their optimal functional capacity. My goal is to provide the best patient centered- care possible, because each patient deserves to have a healthy life. I am excited to have this opportunity to serve others at Oxford Physical Therapy!"

Work Location:

  • Oxford

Education:

  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Bachelors of Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Running, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding
  • Reading
  • Pinteresting

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation was to Hawaii, where I spent my honeymoon. Plus, the views were gorgeous!

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

  • Skydive
  • Travel across Europe
  • Toss a football with Peyton Manning

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Barry Allen, because the Flash if my favorite superhero. I would love to be able to run at super human speeds. I would be able to travel with world in one day!


ATHLETIC TRAINERS

+ MELISSA GEHLERT AT

Athletic Trainer

"I have always had a passion for helping people on and off the field. It is such a great feeling seeing someone achieve their goals and be able to get back to doing what they love. Being an Athletic Trainer at Oxford gives me the opportunity to do this."

Work Location:

  • Oxford

Education: In Progress:

  • Master of Science, Health Promotion, Miami University
  • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Xavier University

Certifications:

  • Board of Certification

Memberships:

  • National Athletic Training Association
  • Ohio Athletic Training Association
  • Greater Cincinnati Athletic Training Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Training Association

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Going to sporting events, especially hockey game
  • Camping and hiking

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: I went to Rome a few years ago with some friends and had an amazing time! It felt like I was taking a step back in history.

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

  • Travel to Germany
  • Run a marathon
  • Visit the Grand Canyon

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with the Anthony Bourdain because he gets to travel the world and try all of the local food from different countries, learning all about their cultures and traditions