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Today I got discharged from therapy. I have the knowledge to help my shoulder calm down when it\'s angry, know more about proper posture, and have strengthened those important stabilizing muscles. Thank you Summit Rehab for teaching me so much and allowing me to continue to learn in the future. I\'ll be passing this knowledge on to my training clients. Super thankful I saw Dr J Rapley at Rockhill orthopedics!!! I highly recommend them if you\'re needing physical therapy!! #getbetterbetter
This is my third visit with Summit Rehab sine 2009. Cory and the team helped me recover from a badly broken ankle and mist recently, from 2 knee replacements. This is a friendly, fun, and relaxed atmosphere with a serious plan to help you get better, which they have effectively done every time. I hope I don't have to use their services again, but should the need arise, I will return time and time again.
The testimonials for Summit Rehab have a common theme and I'm going to add to it. You enter a stranger and leave feeling part of the family! The entire staff is extremely professional and they use state-of-the art technology to assist in returning you to pain free living. I actually looked forward to going in for treatment because I knew that Cory or John would take me a bit further in stretching out my shoulder! I could not have done it without their help!!! On a scale of 1 to 10 - with 10 being the highest, I would give them a 10!
This was the first time I have had to have PT so I have no others with which to compare. I can say however, that I very much appreciated everything Cory and Jon did to help me through the rehab process. They explained about the initial cause of my pain and then how each exercise could help and strengthen my shoulder. I definitely would recommend SR!!
I have been attending Summit Rehab for all of my physical therapy needs for 6 years now and I have never regretted choosing them. The staff really knows what they are doing. Every time I walk in the front door I feel a burst of energy and a determination to really improve myself. The staff is warm and friendly. They make therapy fly by and put you back on your feet in no time. They make you better better!
This is the second time I have come to Summit Rehab and Wellness and I was just as pleased this time as last. The first time was for a badly broken ankle; this time for a total knee replacement rehab. The staff is friendly and helpful and the excercises are designed to be both rehabilitating and to help prevent future problems/injuries. I feel so much better than when I came 4 weeks after surgery and I have Cory and his staff to thank.
In the last 3 years, I've had 7 surgeries. Since the very beginning, I went to Summit Rehab, and I've never wanted to go anywhere else. The physical therapists are so intentional, and you can tell they really care about you as an individual, and not just something that has to be fixed. Every time I step through their door, I know that I'm getting leaps and bounds closer to my goal of full recovery. I can't thank these guys enough for investing in me and getting me back to my pre-surgery self! I don't think I'll ever find a better physical therapy place than this one.
Why Did I Choose Summit Rehab? It could be the conveniently located new facility near Lees Summit North HS. It could be the caring one-on-one treatments. They worked around my schedule to ensure I received the treatments my Dr ordered. Maybe it was the large indoor turf workout area or their complete line of athletic workout equipment. I believe I chose them due to all of these points but most importantly. They all cared about me and my recovery. I saw the same excellent care given to children, high school athletes, and young at heart retirees. If you want to feel better inside and out choose Summit Rehab.
Stefanie, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and the Summit Rehab team for the excellent job on helping me rehab my shoulder after surgery. As a result of the guidance that I received, I am on my way to a full recovery. Although few people probably enjoy going through physical therapy, the team at Summit Rehab made the weekly visits something that I actually looked forward to. The staff was informative, friendly, courteous and fun. Not only did I receive first rate care, I feel like I made a few friends on the way. Awesome job!
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Morgan graduated from University of Missouri with both a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science in 2014 as well as earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. Her professional interests include pelvic health and orthopedics. While completing her doctorate, she developed an interest in working with the pelvic floor population. She received extensive training through elective continuing education courses regarding this specialty as well as completing a pelvic health clinical rotation.
In the pelvic floor physical therapy program, Morgan works with patients who have incontinence, pelvic pain, post-surgical abdominal/pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, vulvodynia, urinary urgency/frequency, constipation, painful intercourse, pain with pregnancy, post-partum difficulty, and additional conditions. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating ice cream, traveling, and running. Morgan grew up in Lee’s Summit but now lives on the plaza with her husband.
Growing up an athlete, Jeremy found himself in and out of physical therapy and athletic training environments due to injuries. Combining his love for sports with his passion for patient care, Jeremy graduated from Rockhurst University in 2012 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Stressing “Cura Personalis,” or care for the whole person, he strives to individualize each plan of care.
Clinically, Jeremy specializes on improving human movement from a biomechanical perspective. Breaking down simple movements can reveal underlying deficits that ultimately lead to chronic inflammatory conditions. Learning how to create proper movement patterns can improve joint and muscular discomfort, which leads to improved function.
In his free time Jeremy enjoys running and still actively participates in track and field meets. He also owns and operates a photography and graphic design company. He lives near Liberty with his wife and dog.
Warren grew up in Lee’s Summit, MO and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in 2014. He earned his doctorate of physical therapy degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2017 and immediately joined the Summit Rehab team. Warren has been passionate about sports since he was old enough to kick a ball and even played both football and tennis in college. His passions have inspired his professional interests which include sports rehab, general orthopedics, and injury prevention. In his spare time Warren enjoys playing basketball, flag football, disc golf, and video games. Warren now resides in Lee’s Summit with his wife, Shannon, and their cat and dog.
A combination of urge and stress incontinence
Urge Incontinence may also be called overactive bladder or detrusor instability. This occurs because the bladder muscle becomes irritated and signals the brain with an urge to urinate, even when the bladder is not full. The bladder contracts before the pelvic muscles can prevent leakage. Most people with urge incontinence experience “triggers” such as the key hitting the lock or running water. Urinary frequency and urinating several times at night are both common complaints with this condition.
The most common form of leakage, stress incontinence happens during activities that place increased pressure on the bladder and pelvic muscles. Because the pelvic muscles are weak, they are not able to control the force and leakage occurs. Most often leakage occurs with coughing, sneezing, exercise or laughter.
Jon graduated from MCC-Penn Valley and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2009. He currently treats patients and is the assistant administrator at Summit Rehab in Lee’s Summit, MO. Professionally, Jon’s interests include sports and orthopedic physical therapy, injury prevention, chronic pain, and following a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, Dr. Vladimir Janda and Dr. Stuart McGill. As a therapist and athlete, Jon enjoys looking at the mechanics of human movement in order to help patients achieve maximum performance in their own lives. An active strength athlete and highland games competitor, Jon has become one of the “go-to” rehab specialists for strength and barbell sports across the area.
Stefanie graduated from Avila University in 2008 with her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011 from Rockhurst University. She joined the Summit Rehab team in 2011. Her professional interests include orthopedics and manual therapy. She recently completed her Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT) certification through the International Spine and Pain Institute. In her free time, Stefanie enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, boating, water skiing, and having fun at the Lake of the Ozarks. She lives in Raymore with her husband and black lab Domino.
Randy has been with Summit Rehabilitation and Wellness Center since we opened our doors in February 2005. After growing up in Independence, MO, Randy attended Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, OK and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He also became a National Board Certified Massage Therapist in 2003 after completing his studies at Massage Therapy Training Institute in Kansas City, MO.
Beyond being an amazing office manager, Randy and his wife Julie have been married since 1994, and they have one daughter Brooke. They stay active in their church and with Brooke’s soccer team.
Kelsey graduated from Southwest Baptist University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. During her time at SBU, Kelsey became interested in Pelvic Physical Therapy and became the first student from her school to do a full Pelvic Physical Therapy clinical rotation. Kelsey has continued this interest in her professional development, specializing in Pelvic Physical Therapy for both men and women suffering from bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunctions. Kelsey’s special interests include dyspareunia and vaginismus in women, and is starting her education in pediatrics pelvic physical therapy. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys training and competing in triathlons and making soap. Kelsey lives in the West Plaza.
Jane like Randy has been with Summit Rehab since the doors were open in 2005. She graduated from Mizzou with a BS in Exercise Science and went on to get her Masters in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. Jane has been a physical therapist since 1992 and has worked with patients in hospitals , nursing homes , home health and in an out patient setting. She also has over a decade of experience working with pulmonary patients. She is responsible for helping with the Total Joint Program at Summit Rehab and enjoys going to St Luke’s Surgicenter for their 23 hr total joint program to see patients post surgery at the surgicenter and then see them for rehab afterwards at Summit Rehab. Jane also has a special interest in balance and vestibular disorders and enjoys working with orthopedic patients and patients with neurological issues. She lives in Lee’s Summit with her son Ben and her smooth collie Clive and cat Rascal . In her spare time Jane is working with Clive on becoming a therapy dog and she enjoys watching her son Ben run cross country and track at Lee’s Summit West. She is looking forward to watching him run at Washburn where he will attend college.
Cory is a co-owner and director of Physical Therapy at Summit Rehab and Wellness. Cory graduated from Rockhurst University with his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. During his time at Rockhurst, he was able to participate in a study furthering the research involving female athletes and ACL injuries and developing injury prevention strategies. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in Biology and Psychology. His professional interests include sports and orthopedic physical therapy, ACL and injury prevention in the female athlete, along with spinal manual therapy and chronic pain education. Cory is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist, certified through The International Spine and Pain Institute. In his free time he enjoys playing flag football, and coaching his two sons in soccer and baseball. Cory lives with his wife and two sons in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Heather graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003 with a bachelor’s of science in sports science. Following graduation, she attended the University of Kansas Medical Center where she graduated in 2005 with a master’s in physical therapy and later in 2013 with a doctorate of physical therapy. Heather joined the team at Summit Rehab in 2007.
Since 2009, Heather has specialized in pelvic floor physical therapy, treating both men and women. Specialties treated include urinary and fecal incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary frequency, constipation, pelvic pain, dyspareunia, abdominal pain, pain with pregnancy, postpartum care, vulvodynia, prostatitis, endometriosis, vaginismus, and interstitial cystitis. She has attended courses through both the APTA Section on Women’s Health (completion of full series, levels 1 through 3, as well as pediatric pelvic floor) and Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute (bowel dysfunction, pregnancy/post-partum).
Heather works part-time, treating primarily pelvic floor patients, but also assisting in orthopedics and pulmonary rehab. Heather lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband and boy/girl twins. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, triathlons, and cheering on the Jayhawks. She published a book in 2017 available on Amazon entitled “Learning to Breathe” which tells the story of her twins’ journey after being born at 24 weeks gestation.
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