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Janet Stone, MPT and Jim Stone

Janet Stone, MPT and Jim Stone

Owners

Specialties: Spine, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and TMJ Dysfunction.

janet@etcphysicaltherapy.com

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.

Ashley Emrick

Ashley Emrick

Director of Marketing

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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, 18-year-old Joseph, and 16-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!

Kyla Gibson

Kyla Gibson

Director of Scheduling

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Kyla graduated in 2000 from Park University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Finance. She has over 15 years’ experience in the Mortgage industry and decided a career change was needed, which led to this position with ETC.  She enjoy’s seeing patients meet their goals and feel better.

Kyla enjoy’s spending free time with her husband and three daughters.  Most of her time outside of work is spent running to various activities for the girls and weekends from April to October are usually spent at the race track watching her husband race.

Life is a journey, not a destination

Mikelle Jones

Mikelle Jones

Director of Administration

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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!

Christina Layman

Christina Layman

Billing, Records, and Aging Manager

kris@etcphysicaltherapy.com

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.

Jenna Aldridge, DPT

Jenna Aldridge, DPT

Physical Therapist - Belton

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Jenna graduated from Southwest Baptist University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2019. She is passionate to work with all types of diagnoses, including orthopedic, neurological, and post-surgical.

In her free time, Jenna enjoys hiking, jogging, dancing, and petting as many dogs in a day as possible.

Alexia Bascue, PTA

Alexia Bascue, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Belton

alexia@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Alexia graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2017 with her associates degree to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has worked in an outpatient setting since that time and enjoys helping people and making them feel better. She enjoys seeing patient progress towards their goals and improve their life.

In her free time Alexia is a huge fan of Disney and has been to Disney Land/World several times, and is hoping to go again soon. She also enjoys reading, playing sports, and going to concerts. 

Angela Kesterson

Angela Kesterson

Patient Care Coordinator - Belton

angela@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Angela grew up in Belton and has been gone for several years. She is happy to be back and  excited to be a part of the ETC Physical Therapy team.  She has worked in the front office for many different medical offices including chiropractic, dermatology, urology, and pain management for over 6 years. Angela enjoy’s helping people and seeing them get better. She has 2 awesome daughters that she loves spending time with and she loves to work out in her spare time.

Thomas Reuther, DPT, OCS

Thomas Reuther, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist - Brookside

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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.

Tamra Blackwell, PTA

Tamra Blackwell, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Brookside

Tamra@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Tamra was a PTA for 3 1/2 years in the workers compensation field and enjoy helping injured worker recover from work related injuries so they can get back to work. She graduated with an Associate of Science degree from KCKCC PTA program in 2017, and has a certificate from NASM as a personal trainer with an additional specialization in corrective exercise.

She has been married for 23 years and is mother of 4 children ( 3 girls and one boy: 22, 20, 19, 17) plus grandma of one granddaughter and another grandchild on the way. She is a self-proclaimed gym rat and spends her free time in the gym or reading books about dystopian societies, Greek mythology fantasy and vampire related topics. She admits to also having a possibly unhealthy obsession with Hallmark Christmas and loves them all year long.

She is excited to work at ETC where she can work with several people that deal with chronic pain and can help them learn how to live a full life.

Chris Middlebusher, PT

Chris Middlebusher, PT

Physical Therapist - Harrisonville

chris@etcphysicaltherapy.com

 Chris graduated in 1991 from Wichita State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. Over the years, she has worked in multiple settings including two years as a traveling PT. She spent the past 20+ years in northwest Missouri working in outpatient, inpatient, and Home Health for a rural hospital.

During her free time, Chris enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, biking, and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs.

Marisa Giacobbi

Marisa Giacobbi

Patient Care Coordinator - Harrisonville

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Marisa Joined the ETC work family on August 10, 2020. She chose ETC Physical Therapy due to the quality one on one care we give our patients. Patients and employees are not just numbers here. Her professional career started in 1994 in the dental field and transitioned to physical therapy in 2006. It is evident that she has a servant’s heart demonstrated by her genuine love to help others at work and in everything else she does. Marisa has integrity and strives to give the best experience she can to the patients. She puts God first, followed by her family and friends.

Taylor Ballantyne, DPT, CSCS

Taylor Ballantyne, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist - Independence

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Taylor graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University on 2019. Prior to that, he received his Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science from Rockhurst University. Taylor enjoys working with athletes and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has experience working with all manners of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and specializes in working with conditions of the Spine.

Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg

Patient Care Coordinator - Independence

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Elizabeth Berg is our Independence Patient Care Coordinator. She graduated high school in 2011 with her EMT license, and since has accrued almost 10 years of experience in the medical field, inially as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She has always had a passion for the healthcare industry. Wanting to broaden her horizons, she is also a licensed esthetician. When she’s not with patients at ETC, she enjoys anything that will have her outdoors- hiking, fishing, camping and more. She also is an advocate for animals and takes any chance she gets to spend time with her beloved fur babies. 
Jennifer Mattson, MPT

Jennifer Mattson, MPT

Physical Therapist - Lee's Summit

Specialties: Orthopedics, Strain/Counter Strain Releases, Core and Extremity Stabilizations, CVA Therapy, and Sports Injury.

jennifer@etcphysicaltherapy.com

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.

Brendan Willyard, PTA

Brendan Willyard, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant - Lee's Summit

Brendan@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Brendan joined ETC Physical therapy in 2018.  He graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Psychology and a BS in Health and Exercise Science. Brendan continued on to receive his PTA degree from Penn Valley in Kansas City.

Brendan likes to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, or working on remodeling his house, with his wife, son, two dogs and two goats.

As a former personal trainer, Brendan enjoys pushing his clients to achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves possible.

Savannah Shelton

Savannah Shelton

Patient Care Coordinator - Lee's Summit

savannah@etcphysicaltherapy.com

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.

Kenton Zerr, DPT

Kenton Zerr, DPT

Physical Therapist - Overland Park

Kenton@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Kenton is a Doctor of Physical Therapy whose passion is to help individuals regain function and reduce pain in order to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Kenton has treated a wide variety of conditions and specializes in manual (hands-on) therapy, orthopedics (joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries), low back and neck pain, and functional movements.

Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Kenton served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for 4.5 years. Kenton attributes much of his determination, motivation, and attention to detail from his time as a Marine. He received his B.S. in Health Science from LIU Brooklyn and was awarded the Undergraduate Top of Class for academic and clinical performance. They then moved to Kansas City, where Kenton graduated from Rockhurst University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Kenton and Jennifer have one child, Luca, who is 1.5 years old and is the absolute light of their lives. In his free time, Kenton enjoys spending time with his family and friends, tending to his garden, fishing, and trying to not lose all of his golf balls when golfing.

Sarah Reuther

Sarah Reuther

Patient Care Coordinator - Overland Park

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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.

Eric Johnson, DPT

Eric Johnson, DPT

Physical Therapist - North Kansas City

Specialties: LSVT BIG Certified

Eric@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge with his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2014. He then graduated with honors from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018.

Eric joined our Kansas City North Team in January of 2020.

He is passionate in working with post-operative patients, Parkinson’s disease, patients with underlying cardiac/pulmonary conditions, and athletes. He currently is a Certified Clinician to administer LSVT BIG to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and golfing in addition to woodworking and enjoying various sports.

Monique Martin

Monique Martin

Patient Care Coordinator - North Kansas City

Monique@etcphysicaltherapy.com

Monique has worked in the medical field for over 10 years, her experience expands throughout veterinary medicine, radiology, optometry, hospice and long-term care and is now making her path into physical therapy. She enjoys obtaining knowledge about self-discovery and applying experiences from backgrounds of medical care to help broaden the overall scope of patient’s health. She has always thrived on loyalty of selflessness unto others. 

Monique cherishes her time well spent on family entertainment with her husband and three children, whether it may be traveling, camping, gaming, lounging at the beach or playing with their fur babies. You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop. ~ Rumi

Bradley Aubin, DPT

Bradley Aubin, DPT

Clinical Business Lead - Pleasant Hill

brad@etcphysicaltherapy.com

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