MONTGOMERY-PFC CENTER STAFF


PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

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+ KATHLEEN NOVICKI PT, DPT, PRPC

Physical Therapist, Director of Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation

“I am honored to have pioneered and lead the Greater Cincinnati area in providing the specialty service of pelvic floor physical therapy to so many in need through The Center for Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation/Oxford Physical Therapy. Our specialty services will continue to expand with the goal of providing full patient access to evidence based, collaborative, and patient centered pelvic floor physical therapy to all those in need.”

Work Location:

  • Montgomery
  • Corporate

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

Addtional Certifications:

  • Certified in Advanced Women's Health Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University, 2002
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Professional, 2014
  • Certified in Intramuscular-fascial Dry Needling, 2015
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification, 2016

Experience/Background:

  • Kathleen co-founded Sports Therapy with her husband Eric Novicki in 1988. In 1998, Kathleen founded The Center for Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation, the first pelvic floor specialty practice in the Greater Cincinnati area. In 2018 Sports Therapy joined Oxford Physical Therapy to further enhance patient access to the highest quality of physical therapy in the tristate area.

Published Research: Pauls, R., Crisp, C., Novicki, K., (2013). Impact of physical therapy on quality of life and function following vaginal reconstructive surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery, 19(5): 271-7 Pauls, R.N., Crisp, C.C., Novicki, K.M., Fellner, A.N., Kleeman, S.D., Pelvic floor physical therapy: Impact on quality of life 6 months after vaginal reconstructive surgery. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 20(6): 334-41 Oakley, S.H., Ghodsi, V. C., Crisp, C.C., Estanol, M.V., Westermann, L.B., Novicki, K.M., Kleeman, S.D., Pauls, R.N., (2016). Impact of physical therapy on quality of life and function after obstetric anal sphincter injury: A randomized controlled trial. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 22(4), 205-13

Expert Consultant:

  • NAFC Center of Excellence for Continence, The Urology Group, July 2017 to present
  • IBD Clinical Practice Guidelines Project, Women’s Health Section of the APTA, May 2017 to present
  • IBD Clinical Practice Guidelines Project, Women’s Health Section of the APTA, May 2017 to present
  • Proctor and Gamble Feminine Care Division, November 2010 to January 2015.
  • Appointed by the Women’s Health Specialty Council of the American Board of Physical Therapy, January 2009 to December 2012.

Clinical Faculty:

  • ABOG Accredited Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio, September, 1997 to present.
  • ABOG and ABU Accredited Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2010 to present.
  • UC Family Medicine Residency Program, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2010 to present.

Personal Interests:

  • Learning
  • Traveling
  • Experiencing

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite vacation is the annual clambake at my parent’s home on Lake Ontario. What better vacation can you have than a summer weekend long party with friends and family, water sports, lawn games, and great food and drink!

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

  • Become a grandparent
  • Create a charitable organization that provides pelvic floor physical therapy to those who have no access in the present financial/medical situation
  • Travel to Poland to meet my father’s parents’ family.

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with the Queen of England. I would love to experience for a short time, the Queens’s extensive knowledge of history and world affairs, her ability to defer personal preference for the good of her country, and her ability to run the “corporation” of the monarchy all the while being a mother and wife.

 
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+ LEA THEMELIS PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

"Being able to speak openly and comfortably about pelvic health is so important. I am glad I chose this specialty because I get to help patients who may have never heard of pelvic floor physical therapy, yet it makes a huge impact on their quality of life.”

Work Location:

  • Montgomery
  • Norwood-PFC

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Ohio University
  • BS in Athletic Training, University of Toledo

Continuing Education:

  • Fundamentals of Pregnancy and Post Partum Physical Therapy
  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Levels 1,2,3
  • The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy:Part A

Additional Certification:

  • Dry Needling
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association
  • Section on Women's Health

Personal Interests:

  • Getting together with friends to play trivia
  • Running
  • Cleveland Sports

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Athens, Greece because I have family there, I ran my first marathon there in 2017, and it is amazing to see all the historic ruins throughout the city.

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

  • Run a trail marathon or 50K
  • See the Indians win the World Series
  • Run a race in every state in the US

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Serena Williams because she is essentially super woman.

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+ CINDY CASEY PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Dry Needling Specialist

" My personal goal of impacting others aligned with my professional goal of healing when I joined the physical therapy profession. I am enthusiastic about promoting and maintaing my community's health and wellness, and strive to provide exceptional care to all."

Work Location:

  • Maineville / South Lebanon

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University
  • BS in Exercise Science, Minor in Psychology, University of Dayton
  • Graduate of Saint Ursula Academy

Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Personal Interests:

  • Running, yoga, pilates
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Reading
  • Trying new foods

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: My favorite place to vacation is Charleston, South Carolina. The combination of the beach, rich history and awesome food always makes me want to go back!

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

  • Travel to Switzerland and Italy.
  • Go on a medical mission trip.
  • Become a master chef (at least to my family).

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: I would trade places with Ellen DeGeneres. She’s intelligent, funny, interviews interesting people and always makes someone’s day. Sign me up!


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

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+ JILL TOBEY PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

”Being physically active has always been a part of my life. A career in physical therapy has allowed me to pair my love of movement with my desire to help others.”

Work Location:

  • Montgomery
  • West Chester

Education:

  • AA.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, Sinclair Community College
  • M.S. Exercise Science,Central Connecticut State University
  • B.S. Human Development and Family Relations, University of Connecticut

Continuing Education:

  • Spinal Movement and Breathing Assessment

Personal Interests:

  • Running and weight training
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Outdoor activities

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Hiking Cannon Mountain with my husband in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire while enjoying the peak fall foliage. I was proud of myself for hiking back down instead of taking the tram to the bottom.

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

  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Travel to Europe
  • Hike Mt. Washington

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: My brother; he is living on a sailboat with his family for the next few years while cruising the Caribbean.

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+ BRITTANY LANDRETH PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, TEAM PTA

”“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.””

Work Location:

  • Montgomery

Education:

  • Associates of Applied Sciences, Sinclair Community College

Personal Interests:

  • Spending quality time with my husband and family
  • Playing soccer and working out
  • Serving and singing at church
  • Florida Gators football

What is your favorite vacation you have ever taken? Why?: Any vacation that I am at the beach in the hot sun with my family is my favorite. Florida is my favorite state to vacation to. If I had to pick the coolest, most interesting trip I’ve been on, it would be Brazil. I was able to travel to Brazil with my soccer team and play the Brazilian teams in giant soccer stadiums.

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

  • Shark cage diving!
  • Vacation to Bora Bora
  • Attend a regular season Florida vs. Georgia football game in Jacksonville (I am a Gator and my husband is a Bulldog)

If you could trade places for a day with someone, who would it be and why?: Miesha Tate, former UFC Bantamweight Champion. I would love to get paid to workout and train all day with other amazing athletes and trainers. She is always in amazing shape and can pull off being an athlete or a beautiful woman depending on what the occasion calls for.