Janet Stone, PT
Specialties: Spine, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and TMJ Dysfunction.
Janet graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University in 1983 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She and her husband, Jim, opened Exercise Therapy Consultants in May of 1998, after seeing a need for personalized physical therapy in the Kansas City area.
Janet has spent most of her years as a physical therapist in the outpatient setting, with extensive training and experience in treating back and neck injuries, TMJ conditions, chronic pain, headaches and sports injuries. Janet is also certified by WorkHab to perform functional capacity evaluations. She is trained in therapeutic exercise, McKenzie’s technique, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, craniosacral therapy, strain/counter strain, muscle energy, spine mobilization and manipulation, extremity mobilization, neural mobilization, lumbar stabilization, PNF, and vestibular rehabilitation. She has taken numerous classes in advanced treatment techniques.
In her free time, Janet enjoys Zumba, weight training, cardiovascular exercise, playing the piano, and crocheting. She lives in Belton with her husband and their three dogs. Janet and Jim’s son, Matthew, recently graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a dual degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He now works for the government performing research and development on Naval aircraft.
Laura Kellerman, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Laura graduated from Baker University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She is also a graduate of MCC Penn Valley, where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Allied Health as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Laura enjoys working with all patient populations and helping them reach their goals with a combination of manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.
Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and son, she hopes to complete her first triathlon this year.
Jerry Ertz, DPT
Jerry graduated from South Dakota State University in 2011 with a degree in Health Education, and went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in May 2016. He has a passion for treating all types of injuries, especially when it comes to utilizing manual therapy and sports rehabilitation. He has obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is working on becoming a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT).
Jerry is from Omaha, Nebraska, but has been living in Kansas City for the past 3 years.
In his free time, Jerry enjoys running, playing soccer, golfing and watching all types of sporting events. He is a big time Dallas Cowboys fan, as he has been to at least one game each year for the past 8 years.
Michelle Snow - Patient Care Coordinator, Pleasant Hill
Patient Care Coordinator, Pleasant Hill
Michelle has worked at the Pleasant Hill location of ETC Physical Therapy since March of 2006. Among her many duties, she is in charge of the fitness facility, works as the front desk receptionist for the physical therapy department, and archives for the entire ETC Physical Therapy group. Her extensive knowledge of all things ETC creates an efficient and positive therapy experience.
As a lifetime resident of Pleasant Hill, Michelle can attest to the positive impression that corner of Kansas City provides. She is the proud mother of a teenage girl and a young son.
Savannah Shelton, Lees Summit
Patient Care Coordinator, Lees Summit
Savannah joined the ETC Family in 2017, We are excited to have her she is very service minded and enjoys seeing patients get better. She is the head coach of her daughters softball team and never misses her sons wrestling tournaments and football games. Savannah spends all of her extra time with her family and friends.
Patient Care Coordinator-North Kansas City
Sarah joined ETC in April 2018. She graduated from Truman State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Sarah has worked in the medical field for over 10 years, including veterinary medicine, laboratory science, and is now making her way into physical therapy. She enjoys learning about and applying information from a wide range of backgrounds to broaden the overall scope of patient health. Sarah’s hobbies include hiking, martial arts, crafting, games, and her pets.
Jaimee joined the ETC family in July of 2018. She brings a variety of experience to the team. In May of 2000, she graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Ks with a B.A., Psychology major. Plans changed and she had the opportunity to stay home with her children for nearly 12 years. She most recently taught various fitness classes in Belton, planting seeds of interest in Physical Therapy and the general well-being of others. She returned to the classroom in 2016 and completed Metropolitan Community College’s PTA program in May of 2018 and graduated with high honors.
Jaimee genuinely enjoys connecting with others, sharing in her patients’ success, and striving to serve her community. She’s a busy wife and a mom of 3 humans, 1 dog, and 1 cat. In her spare time, she loves watching her oldest play volleyball and swim competitively, her middle who also swims and plays in the band, and her littlest slugger play baseball. She’s a busy lady.
Patient Care Coordinator-Blue Springs
We are excited to have Breann on our team, She was born and raised in Oak Grove, MO. Breann has worked for Saint Luke’s managing multiple departments. She has her cosmetology certification, and has decided she wants to work with patients and see them shine inside & out. Breann enjoys Reading, spending time with her 2 sisters, and her cat Phoebe.
Sara Ortiz, PTA-Belton
Physical Therapist Assistant
Sara joined us in 2018, She graduated from MCC Penn Valley with an associates degree in Allied Health as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
She enjoys getting to know her patients and help them in every way possible, She likes to build a good relationship to be able to trust each other and together achieve their goals.
Sara takes enjoys being a part of someone’s recovery and their progress using various techniques; manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
I’m from Mexico and had been living in Kansas for about 12 years
Sara likes spending time with my husband and daughter. They like to stay active, enjoy working out, watching movies, dancing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Thomas Reuther, DPT
Thomas graduated from Rockhurst University in 2015, earning his DPT. After graduation he worked 2 years in Kansas before joining the ETC team in 2017. Thomas recently became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist under the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). Thomas enjoys working with a variety of patients but has always enjoyed orthopedics, balance disorders, and chronic pain the most.
In his free time Thomas enjoys playing disc golf, camping, and being an overall nerd. He also enjoys time at home with his wife Sarah as well as their pet cat and hedgehog.
Patient Care Coordinator, Belton
Grace was born and raised in Kansas City. After high school, she spent a year studying abroad in Sydney, Australia at Hillsong International Leadership College where she received a Certificate in Christian ministry. Within the last year, Grace decided to go to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She plans to enroll in the PTA program at MCC-Penn Valley and start in January 2017.
In her spare time, she loves to work out, make her house more of a home, and spend time with her husband, friends, and family.
Jennifer Mattson, MPT
Specialties: Orthopedics, Strain/Counter Strain Releases, Core and Extremity Stabilizations, CVA Therapy, and Sports Injury.
Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2006. She has worked with ETC Physical Therapy since August of 2007. Prior to that, she worked in the inpatient rehabilitation department at North Kansas City Hospital. Jennifer’s primary location is the Lee’s Summit clinic, where she incorporates a combination of therapeutic and functional exercise with manual therapy techniques to meet each patient’s needs.
Before working in the physical therapy field, Jennifer was a competitive gymnastics coach and continues to enjoy working with young athletes. While she treats a wide variety of diagnoses, her passion is to treat those dealing with orthopedic injuries.
During her free time, Jennifer enjoys running, weight lifting, and baking. She lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Brittney Rockman, PTA-Lees Summit
PTA-Overland Park, KS
Brittney graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and went on to get her PTA degree from Missouri Western State University. She likes to spend a lot of her time outdoors in her kayak and traveling around the USA. She owns two pugs and loves to take them anywhere she can.
Clayton Kellerman, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Clayton graduated from Baker University, nestled in historic Baldwin City, Kansas, in 2008, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. After graduating, he continued on with his education at Penn Valley, graduating in 2011 with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Clayton enjoys working in outpatient physical therapy, because it gives him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and diagnoses with different backgrounds and abilities, which allows him to learn something new every week.
Clayton enjoys working out, singing, and playing guitar, but mostly, loves spending time with his wife and son.
Julia Headley, DPT
Julia graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-physical therapy. She attended the University of Iowa where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Before moving to Kansas City, she worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for 2 years in her hometown in Iowa. She joined the ETC team in April 2017 and enjoys working with a variety of patients with a special interest in orthopedics, geriatrics, and fall prevention. In her free time Julia enjoys baking and spending time outdoors running and hiking with her fiance.
Sam joined the ETC Physical Therapy family in January of 2008, and spends most of his time travelling to the many clinics and hospitals in the areas of Independence, Brookside, Lee’s Summit, and a small area of Overland Park. Through his traveling, he has been able to observe many different medical professionals’ specialized practices, and has learned a great deal about the needs and expectations of each. With his expertise and personable demeanor, ETC Physical Therapy has developed exceptional relationships with the many facilities in the Kansas City metro area.
Outside of his time spent at ETC, Sam serves as a Captain with the Kansas City Fire Department, with which he has been affiliated for 17 years. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his 6-year-old daughter, and playing golf.
Patient Care Coordinator, Brookside
Samantha joined the ETC Physical Therapy team in December 2016. Samantha obtained a degree from Concorde Career College in 2013 with an Associates of Applied Science degree. She continued her journey at medical practices working as a chiropractic assistant by taking xrays, assisting doctors with modalities, and carrying out exercise treatment. Samantha discovered she works better with order, critical thinking, and problem solving when it comes to insurance and office management. Samantha’s main hobbies include her chihuahua Hercules, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Emrick – Marketing Director
Ashley has worked in the medical field since 2006, she has worked front desk, public relations, taken x-rays, and monitored patients’ therapy. She took the past 3 years off and managed her own wellness company assisting doctors nationwide to help patients work toward a healthier lifestyle. Ashley takes a lot of pride in her job and witnessing others improve their quality of life is what motivates her on a daily basis. She is thrilled to be back at it again and looking forward to her journey with ETC Physical Therapy.
Ashley enjoys quality family fun time with her husband Josh, 16-year-old Joseph, and 14-year-old Keegan. Most of her time outside of work is spent running between wrestling, baseball, track, and football events…and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Director of Operations
Ken is one of the most recent additions to the ETC team bringing with him over four decades of sales and business development consulting. With a background ranging from general manager of Freedom Cycles, exotic reptile trade, running a startup company that grossed upwards of 28 million in a fiscal year, and managing a high end audio store, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to ETC. Ken has also played a large role in organizing charity events in the Kansas City area, such as “Bikers for Babies” and “Thunder in the Heartland”.
Matt Almai, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Matt joined the ETC Physical Therapy family in 2012. He is a graduate of Metropolitan Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2012. His primary location is the Brookside clinic where he incorporates manual therapy techniques, as well as therapeutic exercises in order to help patients reach their goals for therapy. In his time with our team, he has gained experience in neuro rehab, acute orthopedic injuries, and neck and back pain.
Matt lives on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a newlywed! In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and outdoor activities, including jogging, swimming, and biking.
Krista Schneider, DPT
Krista joined the ETC team in 2016 as our head therapist at the Belton Clinic. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Fort Hays University and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Mary. Krista enjoys working with all type of patients, but holds a special interest in geriatrics and orthopedics.
Outside of work, Krista tries to be outside as much as possible, either fishing, shooting, or riding ATVs.
Bradley Aubin, DPT
Brad received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2016. Prior to this, Brad went to Pittsburg State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology. He originally required significant physical therapy during high school, and realized that becoming a physical therapist is what he wanted to do for a living. Brad enjoys working with all diagnoses, and has a passion for orthopedic, vestibular, and sports population.
Outside of work, Brad enjoys watching football and baseball games, as well as playing softball, sand volleyball, and weight lifting. He also enjoys spending time with his family and numerous nieces and nephews. He is originally from Lee’s Summit
Jay Ryan, DPT
Specialties: Orthopedics, Sport Injuries, Manual Therapy Techniques, and Running/Gait Analysis.
Jay joined the ETC Physical Therapy team in 2015. He graduated from Rockhurst University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2015. While he treats a wide variety of diagnoses, his passion is to treat those dealing with orthopedic injuries.
During his free time, Jay enjoys participating in any sport, exercising, and watching KU basketball. He lives with his wife and two cats.
Mikelle Jones, Director of Administrative Service
Mikelle has worked in hospice administration for the past 14 years. Prior to that her experience ranges from Independent Insurance Agent to Employee Benefits Coordinator for a major hospital system. She hails from a small town in West Texas (45 years – you can hear it in my voice —yup). Her family moved to the Kansas City Area in 2014 and LOVES IT!! GO ROYALS!
Mikelle received her Associates Degree in 1994 in Computer Information Systems…and promptly jumped straight into the healthcare biz and never looked back. She is thrilled to be a part of the ETC Family.
Outside of the office, She loves to spend time with her husband and youngest son seeing the countryside and visiting local wineries and shops. When Mikelle does get time off she goes to see her oldest son and daughter-in-law and of course her beautiful granddaughter. We welcome her to the ETC Family!
Billing, Records, and Aging Manager
Christina began working for ETC Physical Therapy in March of 2008, specializing in administrative support, for which she handles all billing and insurance issues. While extraordinarily busy with the behind the scenes work of the clinic, she is sure to welcome all patients and provides a personable experience at our Business Office.
Christina has lived in the Kansas City area for most of her life. She has two grown children and in 2014, she married her best friend, Scott. They have four handsome grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter together.
Cody Hullman, DPT
Physical Therapist, Brookside
Cody grew up in a small town of 7,500 people called Pratt Kansas. He lived and worked on a farm and cattle ranch for 25 years. He received my Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy, then progressed to Regis University in Denver Colorado to achieve my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. He grew to love orthopedic manual therapy in physical therapy school and decided to further my degree and complete Orthopedic clinical specialist Residency at the University of Wisconsin. Cody enjoy serving to the whole community with all patients ages ranging from six to geriatric age population. He specialize in manual therapy, spine, shoulder, sports prevention and recovery, lifting mechanics and programming, post-operative therapy, preventative and wellness programs, running analysis, and pain management therapy. He cares about the patient as a whole to achieve all their goals in life and not just physical therapy related. Cody is personable and likes to have a positive relationship with patients to inspire and challenge them to achieve the impossible.
Jacob Perry Taylor
Property Maintenance and Ranch Caretaker
Jacob grew up in Belton Missouri and moved to Des Moines for five years to go to school. He graduated from Drake University with a BS in Environmental Science and Biology. For ETC he spends most of his time maintaining and refurbishing the Stone Ranch Property. His free time is spent with friends and family and he enjoys traveling and taking spontaneous adventures the most.