Jan is president and owner of Rehab for Life and Canine Aquatic Center. She graduated from the University of Michigan and has over 37 years of experience in physical therapy. Jan has completed advanced training with certification in canine aquatic therapy. She specializes in geriatrics, headache and TMJ management, MS, movement disorders, spinal dysfunction, pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary PT, manual therapy, and orthopedics/sports medicine. Jan currently is a canine aquatic therapy consultant and instructor, serves as a student therapy project consultant to the University of Evansville Mechanical Engineering Department, past instructor to the University of Evansville DPT program, past instructor and consultant to the University of New Mexico Physical and Occupational Therapy Programs and the UNM School of Medicine. She previously served as a hospital administrator at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico after tenure as Director of Rehab Services. She was a top level southwestern regional Medicare/BCBS consultant for SNF therapy services. Jan has given many lectures and workshops in the areas of MS, fall prevention and balance optimization, cancer and caregiver topics, cardiopulmonary therapy interventions/techniques, and documentation guidelines/therapy care plans. Jan has multiple journal publications and holds a patent for an aquatic wheelchair design. She is the 1998 recipient of Evansville's Woman of the Year Award, is a Paul Harris Rotarian Fellow, and a member of the APTA since 1979.
Justin joined Rehab for Life in 2019 as a physical therapist. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Southwest Baptist University. He began his career in long term care and home health prior to starting at Rehab for Life. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and ability levels to maximize mobility and improve the health of society. He enjoys lifting weights, traveling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and dog.
Daniela joined Rehab for Life in 2019 as a physical therapist. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 from the University of Findlay. Her clinical career in physical therapy began over a decade ago as a traveling physical therapist assistant where she traveled throughout the United States working in various clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. She enjoys outpatient, sports medicine, and inpatient physical therapy. Her passion is to provide compassionate and individual care. She enjoys working one-on-one with her patients, and her goal is to empower patients to have more control over their healing and overall health. Daniela is originally from Chile. She recently relocated to Evansville after living in Cleveland, Ohio for 5 years. Daniela is a busy wife and mother of two. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Diane has been working as an occupational therapist for Rehab for Life since it opened in 2007. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Movement and Sports Science. Diane completed her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She has been in therapy management, practiced in the areas of pediatric psychiatric inpatient hospital and pediatric residential treatment facilities, long term care, home health care, and outpatient settings. She has had additional training in sensory integration with certification to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, myofascial release techniques, kinesiotaping techniques, cognitive activities for stroke and brain injury, personality disorders, and dizziness and imbalance disorders. Areas of interest include multiple sclerosis, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, vestibular rehabilitation, shoulder/upper quadrant rehabilitation, and mental health.
Mindy earned her Bachelor of Science degree as an occupational therapist from IUPUI Medical Center in 1997. Mindy has earned numerous certifications within areas of gerontology. She was Director of Rehab at a long term acute care facility for 7 years and currently provides occupational therapy in outpatient, home health, and long-term acute care settings.
Amy is a native of Evansville and is active in the community, along with her husband and three children. She is a graduate from Murray State University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has been active in aquatics since 1991, has worked in a variety of settings with infants to geriatrics, has completed a variety of certifications and education in the benefits of water therapy for all ages, and has attended seminars and symposiums in the area of aquatics. Amy is excited to develop and offer a great aquatics program for Rehab for Life, both for our clients and the community.
Jamie has been at Rehab for Life as a staff physical therapy assistant since its inception in 2007. She earned her Associates of Science Degree as a physical therapist assistant from Vincennes University, where she graduated cum laude. Since graduating, she has attended numerous continuing education courses pertaining to balance dysfunction in the elderly, strengthening, Alzheimer's and Behavioral Science, and multiple sclerosis. Jamie has had additional training in myofascial release techniques and has been certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS). She has partnered with Rehab for Life, the Tri-State MS Association, and the University of Evansville, in instructing DPT students from UE in balance/fall assessments for MS and assisted in the organization and implementation of a community outreach program for the tri-state area.
Ashley joined Rehab for Life as a physical therapy assistant in 2017 after working in inpatient rehab and as an exercise specialist in cardiac rehab. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and an Associates of Science Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. Since graduating, she has attended continuing education courses pertaining to aquatics, neuro, and reiki. She is fluent in English and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys spending time/training her two dogs (London and Ace), running, and swimming.
Becky has been with Rehab for Life since it opened in 2007. Becky graduated from the University of Evansville with an Associate of Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant as well as an Associate in Early Childhood Education. She has 40 years experince ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. She has taught developmental preschool and was instrumental in starting the first drivers' education program for those with special needs in the local area. She has additional training, including sensory processing, autism, aquatics, dementia care, seating and positioning, and kinesiotaping.
Laura graduated from Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina, with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked as a PTA for 23 years and has completed an International Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute Certification. Her special interests include aquatic therapy, pediatric therapy, and sports medicine.
Sara has worked at Rehab for Life since 2014 as a physical therapy assistant and administrative assistant. She earned her Associates of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from the University of Evansville as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration. Currently, Sara is at the Riverwalk Communities location treating as a PTA. Sara has had previous experience with therapy management, including billing, authorizations, and insurance. She also has had additional training in Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, vertigo, mental health, and post-operative care following TKR/THR.
Holly has been with Rehab for Life since it opened in 2007. She earned her Associate of Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from the University of Southern Indiana with emphasis in exercise science in December of 2001 and subsequently her certification in April of 2002. Holly's additional education and training include myofascial release techniques, vertigo treatment and management of the condition, upper body rehab, multiple sclerosis, dementia care, Parkinson's disease, kinesiotaping, mental health, and seating and positioning. During her career as Certified Occupationhal Therapy Assistant, she has earned her Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) credentialing.
Christina earned her Associate of Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from the University of Southern Indiana in December 2012 and subsequently her certification in April 2013. Prior to this, she attended and graduated from Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Supervisor in a local industry. Previous experience with workers' compensation, early return to work programs, ergonomics, and fall prevention programs coupled with her COTA skills, uniquely equips her for her work as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Christina's additional education and training include shoulder and upper body rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and positioning, vertigo management and treatment, as well as OT intervention with patients with Parkinson's disease and stroke rehabilitation. She is currently assigned to and providing outpatient therapy services at Riverwalk Communities in downtown Evansville.
Maria graduated with a BS in Physical Education and Health Education at Ball State University in 2011. In addition to her academics, she competed as a collegiate swimmer. Since then, she has received other certifications: Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, Adult Learn to Swim Instructor, and a USAT Triathlon Coach. She is an experienced instructor for all levels and abilities in swimming, biking, strength training, and running. Her experience as a world championship ironman competitor, coupled with her desire to help others, brings her to join Rehab for Life in the aquatics arena.
Paul's position at Rehab for Life is Aquatic Specialist. Developing programs involving the Endless Pools is his primary focus, which will include Learn to Swim skills for clients ranging from infant to adult. Paul's background in aquatics is extensive and includes serving as an American Red Cross Volunteer for 43 years with certification at the highest level as a water safety instructor trainer, lifeguard instructor trainer, and first aid instructor trainer. He served on the ARC Board of Directors from 2000-2004. Paul's competitive experience began with college division all-American status as a swimmer. His coaching background includes head swim and dive coach at the college level for 6 years, Age group swim coach for 6 years, and personal coach for over 40 years. Finally, Paul remains active as a board member of the Evansville Trails Coalition, the Evansville Bicycle Club, and the Mayor's Aquatic Task Force.