Lynne Rockwell, COTA/L
Lynne Rockwell received a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy from Harcum College in 1998. After graduation she worked in general Occupational Therapy before branching off in 2004 to specialize in hand therapy for nerve and other orthopedic related hand injuries. Since joining St. Mary's she has become certified in LSVT/BIG and PWR! assisting in the treatment with those patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This led to her initiate the development of the first Parkinson's support group held at St. Mary's to fill a much needed community need. She also completed certification in Lymphedema in 2011 to assist in the treatment of this growing population then went on to obtain additional training for the upper extremity for the treatment of complications from breast cancer. She is a member of AOTA and participates in student education with splinting instruction.
Marina Shabalow, OTR/L, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Marina Shabalow received her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University 2009, Philadelphia. She also has master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Open State Moscow University, Russia in 1998. After a few years working in general Occupational Therapy in various settings, she focused primarily on the management of lymphedema. She received her certification from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy -Vodder method in 2013.
She currently treats patients with lymphedema and wounds due to oncologic, vascular, traumatic, surgical, and congenital conditions. She has additional training and education in clinical research and has a great interest in wound healing.
Lauren D. McCracken, MS, OTR/L, CLT
Lauren McCracken has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University and went on to earn her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University in 2010. Lauren is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and was trained by the Klose School of Lymphatic Training in 2015. Following that training she has worked in the outpatient setting, treating patients with Lymphedema due to oncologic, vascular, traumatic, surgical, and congenital conditions of the upper and lower extremities.
Aside from treating patients with Lymphedema, Lauren previously worked with patients within the acute rehab setting, treating multiple neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Kelly A. Reardon, PT, DPT
Kelly Reardon received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1996, Masters of Physical Therapy 2002 and then continued on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. She has been working at St. Mary Medical Center since November 2004. Prior to coming to St. Mary, Kelly worked at Easter Seals of SEPA in Levittown with children with neurological disabilities. Initially a rotating therapist at SMMC through all areas (acute care, acute rehab and outpatient orthopedic and neurological), she became focused on outpatient orthopedic therapy starting in 2007. She is also a member of the PA chapter of the APTA and Pediatric Special Interest Group.
In April of 2016, Kelly became McKenzie Certified. In addition she has continues to expand her treatment skills by attending various continuing education courses. Some of the courses for adult patients include: McKenzie Part A, B, C, D; Pilates for Rehabilitation: Matwork Level 1; Mulligan Concept: Spinal and peripheral manual therapy treatment techniques; Rotator Cuff Syndrome: From Impingement to Post-Operative Rehab; NDT facilitation course to improve ambulation. Her continuing education courses for pediatric patients include: NDT course; Functional Strengthening in Children; Torticollis: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment in Infants and Children; Pediatric Sport Overuse Injuries.
Kelly has continued to expand her treatment skills by attending various continuing education courses. Some of the courses for adult patients include: McKenzie Part A, When not treating patients at the Cornerstone satellite office opened by St. Mary in October of2011, she enjoys both international and domestic travel, golf, hiking, and spending time at the Cape May beaches.
Jennifer Kennedy, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at LaSalle University in August 2001 and went on to obtain her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in August 2006. During her graduate and clinical studies, Jennifer developed an interest in treating patients with neurological and orthopedic injuries/ disorders in both the acute rehab and outpatient setting.
She joined the Physical Therapy department at St. Mary Medical Center in October 2006 as a therapist trained in acute rehab, inpatient therapy and outpatient therapy. For four years, Jennifer rotated between the areas until becoming a permanent Outpatient therapist in 2011. Jennifer has continued to increase her skills as a clinician by taking continuing education courses in the following areas: NDT; lumbosacral complex; advanced evaluation and treatment of the cervical and thoracic spine; biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injuries; diagnosis and treatment of upper and lower quadrants; and advanced evaluation and treatment of the foot and ankle. To advance her orthopedic treatment options she learned how to apply the Graston Technique in January of 2015.
Jennifer strives to assist her patients to reach their maximal level of independence and function by giving quality care and attention that is specific to each of her patients’ needs. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, cycling, reading and spending time with family. She also speaks English and Spanish.
Nancy E. Feld, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist.Nancy joined the St. Mary Medical Center Physical Therapy Team in July 2009 and has been a physical therapist for over 20 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from New York University in October of 1989 then advanced her degree to Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University in January of 2007. In addition she holds a Master of Arts in Music, from Montclair State University and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University and worked nine years in a Public School System in New Jersey prior to switching over to Physical Therapy.
Nancy has extensive work experience that includes out-patient orthopedic therapy, sports medicine and industrial rehabilitation. She has also worked in private practice both as a staff physical therapist and a Clinical Director and has participated in a wide variety of post graduate continuing education courses. These include four of the McKenzie courses Parts A – D, Mobilization of Movement with Brian Mulligan, courses in stabilization of the cervical and lumbar spines, SI joint and thoracic dysfunctions, muscle energy techniques, mobilization of the nervous system, muscle imbalances, geriatric orthopedics, and finally numerous courses pertaining to the upper and lower extremities to include hip, knee, ankle and shoulder areas.
Outside of work, Nancy enjoys cycling both outdoors and indoors. She is an avid exerciser, loves the Arts and Travel, and enjoys going to cultural events both in Philadelphia and New York City.
MAIN HOSPITAL THERAPISTS
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Lisa Gallagher, MS CCC-SLP
Upon graduation from LaSalle University in 2006, Lisa accepted a clinical fellowship at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania. Throughout her clinical fellowship she treated both children and adults in various settings. Lisa joined the St. Mary Therapy Department in 2008 and worked in acute rehabilitation, acute bed side and outpatient therapy. After joining, St. Mary she shifted her clinical focus to the adult population. In 2009 Lisa gained a certification in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) and helped to Lisa introduce the LSVT program to St. Mary Medical Center. The program focuses on the rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Lisa also assisted with the development and implementation of electronic documentation, as well as the addition of a Dysphagia Diet to comply with national standards and improve overall patient safety. She holds a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology as well as her Certificate of Clinical Competence. In addition to the LSVT-LOUD, Lisa also holds certification to perform VitalStim Therapy and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. She is a member of the local community, loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in the sand!
Maryann Youssef, MA CCC-SLP
Maryann is a native New Yorker receiving her Bachelors in Speech and Language Pathology/ Audiology from St. John's University in 2003 and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from New York University in 2006. Maryann worked primarily in the pediatric population until 2011, when she relocated to PA. she joined St. Mary Medical Center that same year and has enjoyed working with patients with a variety of speech, swallowing, and voice disorders in the adult and pediatric populations.
She manages the student internship program at St. Mary's which includes affiliations with LaSalle University, Marywood University and West Chester University. She is currently a Brain Injury Certified Specialist and is trained in LSVT—a specialized vocal rehabilitative program for patients with Parkinson's disease. Maryann and her husband stay busy with their two children. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Occupational Therapists at MAIN
Brenda Murphy, OTR/L
Brenda graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Masters of Occuaptional Therapy degree both from Temple University. Brenda has been with St Mary's since 2006 where she has experience with acute rehab, acute care, and outpatient therapy. She holds several specialty certifications and training; Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Saebo, Bioness, Neuro-IFRAH, and Vestibular Therapy for dizziness and balance disorders. Brenda is the vestibular therapy program coordinator and continues to stay on top of current research and treatment ideas. Outside of work, she enjoys running and working out, watching sports, and most of all spending time with her husband and 4 children; Julian, Kendall, Breck, and Kane.
Lisa Judge, OTR/L
Lisa Judge is a full time occupational therapist employed at St. Mary Medical Center since 2007. She received her Bachelors in Psychology at West Chester University and went on to receive her Masters of Occupational Therapy at Temple University in 2007. Lisa has worked in the acute care setting, acute rehab, and outpatient therapy and is trained and certified in several specialty areas.
She is trained in the following: LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease, Neuro-IFRAH, Saebo, and Bioness for stroke and brain injury, and attended a week long certification course on Vestibular Therapy for dizziness and balance disorders in 2012. In addition, she assists a co-worker with running the Parkinson's support group once a month at St. Mary Medical Center. During her free time, Lisa enjoys running and being a mother to her two kids.
Melissa Mason, MS OTR/L
Melissa is a 2009 graduate of St. Joseph's University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in 2010. Melissa currently is an occupational therapist at St. Mary Medical Center and specializes in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. She has extensive experience working with children and adults in various clinical settings including acute care, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation. Melissa maintains clinical knowledge by completing frequent continuing education courses and currently holds certifications in Saebo© (2011), Bioness©(2011), LSVT BIG ©Parkinson's Program (2013), and Vestibular Competency (2013). Melissa enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Christy A. Murphy, OTR/L CHT
Christy Murphy is an Occupational Therapist who is also a certified hand therapist. She graduated from Brenau University of Gainesville, Georgia, in 2004 with a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. Before joining St. Mary, Christy spent six years working with a physician-owned group in Atlanta, specializing in upper extremity therapy. She is a member of ASHT (American Society of Hand Therapists) and is active in student education. She completed leading a clinical research study on patient compliance with a home exercise program in 2014 and presented the abstract at the annual ASHT meeting. Christy also completes worstation evaluations for hospital employees, identifying and adjusting position of the employee, equipment, and providing exercises if appropriate. She has two children and enjoys yoga, karate, and outdoor activities.
Physical Therapists at MAIN
Brain Beno, PT, MPT
Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences (PCPS) in 1998. Brian applies an eclectic evidenced based approach to his treatment calling on a mix of manual therapy and exercise interventions based on a patient’s specific needs. He has taken many continuing education courses to enhance his clinical skills including McKenzie Part A, B, and C, Graston Technique®, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and joint mobilizations. Outside of the clinic, Brian’s interests include golfing, biking, hiking, skiing and playing music.
George Muhlig, PTA
George graduated Hahnemann University’s Physical Therapy Assistant program in 1998. In 2000, George joined the St. Mary Medical Center outpatient therapy team. He has a wide range of orthopedic skills and has an eclectic approach to treatment. He is highly regarded by his patients for his skill and compassion as he helps them reach their goals and has received multiple "guardian angel" awards as proof of his dedication. In January 2015, he became a GRASTON provider by attending the weekend course to learn how to use the GRASTON technique to benefit his patients.
George Yogis, PT, MPT
In 1998 George graduated from the University of the Sciences with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. He also holds a Bachelor of Science obtained in 1998. Immediately after graduation George went to work at St. Mary Medical Center working in a variety of settings including acute inpatient rehab, acute bedside care, and outpatient orthopedic/neurologic settings. From 1999 to 2005 George was the acting manager who oversaw the physical, occupational and speech departments.
After stepping back into a full time clinical role, George advanced his skill set with training in NDT, Bioness L300/L300 Plus devices, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). George currently works on outpatient treating patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Jenna Boyes, PT, DPT
Jenna graduated from Drexel University’s Doctorate Physical Therapy program in 2010. She was hired shortly after graduation to work for St. Mary Medical Center. In 2011, Jenna expressed an interest in Pelvic Floor Therapy and decided to dedicate her time to expanding her skill in that area. She attended several courses held by the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Institute and successfully spearheaded the development and implementation of the pelvic floor program at St. Mary.
In addition, Jenna has a love for dance with a strong background in ballet and modern dance. She has taught at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, for the undergraduate program in basic anatomy and kinesiology. She also talks locally at dance studios on dance injury prevention.
Maria Dotta, DPT
Maria is a 2002 graduate from Neshaminy High School and a 2006 graduate from Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She continued her studies at Temple University and in 2009 graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She began her career in 2009 at St. Mary Medical Center, as a rotating therapist, gaining knowledge and exposure in diverse areas of acute care, inpatient acute rehab and outpatient orthopedic/neurologic settings. Maria is trained in the Neuro-IFRAH approach in treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury. Also trained on the Bioness L300 device to correct certain neurological foot drop conditions and has experience working with the newer L300 Plus device used for upper thigh weakness. In 2011, she received a certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). In 2012 became a PWR! (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) Clinician, helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease restore motor function and improve their quality of life. Maria now works mainly in the outpatient department treating patients with Neurological and Orthopedic Conditions.
Matthew Seigenfuse, PT, DPT
Matthew is a 2014 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Graduate from Temple University. Matt also holds a Masters of Exercise Physiology with a concentration in biomechanics from Temple University. He has been working in outpatient at St. Mary Medical Center with a focus on both neurologically and orthopedically-impaired patients. Matt's clinical treatment approach involves combining evidenced based practice with manual therapy and functional activity to improve daily function.
Matthew also has experience in both acute care and acute rehab. He is a Graston Technique Provider and is also Neuro-IFRAH trained. Also, Matt is FIM Certified, and has experience with Bioness and Lite Gait Body-Weight Supported Treadmill Training.Outside of the clinic, Matt is a passionate supporter of Temple Owl Athletics, a marathon runner, and a swimmer.
Yana Genkil, PT, MPT
Yana Genkil received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2010. She has worked with patients in outpatient clinics, home care, skilled nursing facilities, helping people to recover from orthopedic, neurological, musculoskeletal problems, women's and men's health issues and pain syndromes. Yana uses holistic approach to treat people with variety of dysfunctions. Her skills include visceral manipulation, neural manipulation, joint and soft tissue mobilization, craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage, muscle energy techniques, women's/men's health. In addition, Yana is a teaching assistant with Barral Institute.
Yana and her husband have two children. She likes to spent time with her children and family. She likes to swim, run, and cook. Yana enjoys watching her son playing tennis and actively participates in his training as well as working on injury prevention of tennis players.
Stuart Markowitz, PT, MSPT, CSCS
Stuart Markowitz, PT, MSPT, CSCS is graduate of Thomas Jefferson University in 2004, as well as a Rutgers University Alumnus. As a child, he was always interested in healthcare and medicine. After sustaining serious injuries from a motor vehicle accident, physical therapy came calling as a profession. Stuart attained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from NSCA in 2012. Stuart takes an approach of treating the whole body as kinetic chain to facilitate healing, as well as, educating his patients on the disease process and ways they can assist in healing themselves throughout the day. He likes to utilize multiple treatment modalities in attaining his patient's goals, such as McKenzie Method, Graston Technique, and Mobilization with Movement/Mulligan Technique. Stuart has been an active American Physical Therapy Association member since 2002. When he is not working, Stuart enjoys spending time with his wife and twins boys. Stuart is an avid runner, enjoys skiing, hiking and recently has gotten into triathlons.
Cindy Malinowski, PT, MPT, OCS
Cindy graduated from Hahnemann University (Drexel) in 1997 with a Masters degree in physical therapy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Holy Family University. Her primary focus out of school was outpatient orthopedics with a special interest in rehabilitation of the shoulder. After graduation she worked in various outpatient environments from hospital based facilities to private practices. She joined the St. Mary Medical Center therapy team as the Outpatient Lead in 2007.
Through the years she has taken several continuing education courses such as the McKenzie approach Parts A, B, C and D, Mulligan NAGS AND SNAGS, Penn Shoulder and Elbow Updates as well as other shoulder, hip, knee and ankle courses. In 2007 Cindy obtained her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty by passing a nationally board certified exam administered through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her approach to patient care is one of prevention and education during healing to help the patient reach their highest level and potential and decrease risk of re-injury. She is an active member of the APTA. Outside of work, she enjoys playing with her 3 children and being actively involved on their school committees and eating out at small family owned restaurants.