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Rehabilitation, Performance, & Prevention

Staying healthy is essential to reaching your peak performance level. Our physical therapists realize that active adults, amateur athletes, and professional athletes all experience injuries. Summit Rehab understands how to plan treatment programs that reduce the risk of injury. Our focus is on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and the performance enhancement of our patients.

Furthermore, we design our rehabilitation programs to prepare you for the activities or sports that you participate in.

Treatment

You will become an active participant in your rehabilitation and treatment program. This means that you will have exercises that you not only perform at the clinic, but you will also be given home treatment guidelines that you should do when you’re not at therapy. The treatments and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries are at the center of our orthopedic and sports injury rehabilitation services and when it comes to our patients’ injuries, patient education is of paramount importance to our therapists.

Patient Education

Treatment and rehabilitation are constantly changing in response to our interpretation of their basic and clinical science. Our therapists will emphasize education to ensure proper technique and maintenance for the best chance of a healthy recovery. We will provide you with the knowledge necessary to help prevent an injury from reoccurring.

Kinesio Taping

Summit Rehab uses the Kinesio Taping Method to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to our patients’ muscles and joints without restricting their body’s range of motion. This method is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using previous methods and materials.

With the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.

How Kinesio Taping Works

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and to provide extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Summit Rehab uses Kinesio Tex Tape on patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, the tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation.

In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. The information gained from detailed assessments allow our therapists to provide proper treatment protocols to our patients. Kinesio Tex Tape is a valuable part of these protocols and can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities. Summit Rehab’s Kinesio Taping services are very effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.

Who Uses Kinesio?

Kinesio Tex Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method has been seen in use during numerous Olympic Games, most recently the 2008 Games in Beijing. You may have also seen it in use during any collegiate and professional sporting events worldwide. The Kinesio Taping Association International has trained thousands of practitioners across the globe and has certified over 5,000 medical professionals in the United States alone.

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The Team Approach

Summit Rehab takes a team approach that involves the patient, their doctor, and our specialized therapists. We work together to create and implement customized rehabilitation programs for the management of these disorders in patients of all ages and physical abilities including those with physical disabilities as well as elite athletes.

Jeremy Skeens, PT, DPT

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 Frevert, PT, DPT

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.

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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.

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Jon Hereth, PTA, CKTP

Jon graduated from MCC-Penn Valley and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2009. Professionally, Jon’s interests include sports and orthopedic physical therapy, ACL and injury prevention, 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 biomechanics 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. Currently, Jon lives in Lee’s Summit with his two boys Justus and Titus, where everyday is a new adventure.

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Stefanie Berry, PT, DPT, CSMT

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.

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Randy Herald, BS, NCTMB, LMT – Office Manager

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.

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Kelsey Beach, PT, DPT

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.

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Jane Burnett, PT, MPT

Jane Burnett graduated from Mizzou with a BS in Exercise Science. She went on to pursue a Masters in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. Jane has a decade of experience working with pulmonary patients. She has a special interest in balance / vestibular disorders and enjoys working with orthopedic and neurological clients. Jane is a co-owner of Summit Rehab and lives in Lee’s Summit with her son Ben. In her spare time she enjoys watching her son Ben run cross country and track for Lee’s Summit West.

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Cory Faris, PT, MPT, CSMT

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.

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Heather Evans, PT, DPT

Heather graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in sports science, from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2005 with a master’s degree in physical therapy, and again from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2013 with a post-professional doctorate of physical therapy. She joined the Summit Rehab team in 2007. Heather began working in orthopedics however she has focused on pelvic floor physical therapy since 2009. She has completed all three levels of pelvic floor physical therapy courses by the American Physical Therapy Association as well as additional courses on pregnant and post-partum patients. In the pelvic floor physical therapy program, Heather works with patients (male and female) 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.

Heather works part-time, offering appointments as early as 7 am and as late at 5 pm. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and twin toddlers, competing in running and triathlons, and cheering on the Jayhawks.

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