OXFORD CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

+ ALYSSA BURGEI PT, DPT

Clinic Manager

Physical Therapist and Dry Needling Specialist

"The best part of being a physical therapist is working collaboratively with the patient and empowering them to achieve an optimal level of physical function. I love having the opportunity to work with each patient on an individual level, actively listening to their motivating factors, and utlizing my skill set in order to see them overcome any obstacle they are presented with."

Work Location:

  • Oxford

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science, University of Cincinnati

Continuing Education:

  • NAIOMT Lumbopelvic Spine I
  • Integrative Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Playing the piano and singing
  • Exploring Cincinnati
  • Home decorating
  • Health and wellness

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My husband and I went to a beautiful, all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya. It was my first time out of the country and we spent the entire week relaxing by the beach and trying new food together!

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

  • Travel to Germany with my family
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Complete a triathlon (although I have to learn to enjoy running first!)

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Drew and Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers on HGTV. I could be on television, remodel houses, and get paid for it!

+ 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.


ATHLETIC TRAINERS

+ KYLE POOLE AT

Athletic Trainer

“My favorite part about being an Athletic Trainer is being able to work with athletes recover and achieve their personal goals on and off the field. Oxford Physical Therapy affords me the opportunity to be able to do what I love on an everyday basis. For that, I am beyond grateful!"

Work Location:

  • Oxford

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Miami University

Certifications:

  • Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR/AED)

Memberships:

  • National Athletic Trainer’s Associatio
  • Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association

Personal Interests:

  • Hiking, biking, and camping
  • All things baseball
  • Traveling

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Road tripping across the country to camp in the Colorado back country. Anytime I can pitch a tent and experience the great outdoors is when I’m the happiest.

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

  • See a game at every MLB stadium
  • Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Travel to New Zealand

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would want to trade places with an extreme sports athlete. It would be great to get paid to travel around the world and experience the world in the way they get to.

+ 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