PT, DPT, TPS
Kathy grew up in Pittsburg, KS, attended Wichita State university where she received her Bachelor’s of Health Science and her Master’s of Physical Therapy. She married Brent Cooper in August 1995. In 2001 they moved to Concordia, MO where she partnered to open Physical Therapy of Concordia in 2004. In 2012 Kathy and Shelly Yount, PTA became sole owners of the clinic. In June 2017 they opened Knob Noster Physical Therapy with 2 other partners. In Feb 2018 she completed her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Therapeutic Pain Science Certification.
She and Brent have 3 children, Cailey a student at Missouri University studying physical therapy, Cameron entering the pharmacy program through UMKC the fall of 2020, and Cate a sophomore in High School. Their family is completed with their Yorkie Ray.
“The amazing therapists and staff in our clinic continue to give 100% everyday. The ability to meet patients where they are while guiding them individually to their goals is what makes Physical Therapy of Concordia great!”
Jen (Vogelsmeier) Dickinson was born and raised in Sweet Springs where she was a 2007 graduate of SSHS. After high school, she made the long drive to Columbia, MO and attended the University of Missouri. Jen graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2013. In June 2013, she married her high school sweetheart, Chris. Together, they have two amazing kiddos. Olivia who was born in 2015 and Eli who was born in 2018.
After Olivia was born, Jen began taking specialty courses for pelvic floor physical therapy. She has over 100 hours of continuing education across the country in this sub-specialty and is currently a Teachers Assistant for the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Jen joined the PTC family in January 2020 after 7 years at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO.
In her free time, Jen enjoys running and spending time with her family at the Lake of the Ozarks. She is also an avid sports fan and loves to attend or watch sporting events. M I Z!
Jennifer graduated from Concordia High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst College. She lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma and worked in acute care at a hospital, where she met her husband, Rod. Jennifer also obtained work experience in an outpatient hospital setting and then a private practice outpatient setting. She returned to work part time as a physical therapist in 2010 at Physical Therapy of Warrensburg and then had the opportunity to transfer to Physical Therapy of Concordia. She is currently working part time at PTC and is glad to provide care to local communities and returning patients to their previous functional level.
In 2000, Jennifer and Rod welcomed Nathan, and in 2004, Phillip to their family. Nathan graduated from St. Paul Lutheran High School in 2018 and is attending University of Central Missouri. Phillip is attending St. Paul Lutheran High School. She continues to volunteer for St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Grade School and St. Paul Lutheran High School. She looks forward to attending many more of Phillip's games. In her free time, she enjoys taking pictures, scrap booking, discovering treasure in the West Bottoms, spending time with her family, parents and sister's family.
Morgan graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2018. While working on her degree, Morgan completed several clinical internships in various settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and specialty pelvic PT.
Morgan is married to J.T., who works as a math teacher and soccer coach at St. Paul Lutheran High School. They now have a son, Judah, who was born in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with J.T. and Judah, as well as their dog, Rosie, and cat, Butterscotch. She also enjoys reading, biking, rock climbing, camping, and hiking.
Christi and her family decided to call Concordia their home after moving from a rural southern town in Missouri called Ava (where she was born and raised). Her husband currently works in Kansas City and they have two teenage boys, Jaren and Rylan who attend CHS. She has a background in early education and spent fifteen years teaching at a private christian school.
Her heart beats for helping others and she is so blessed to be able to work at PTC and be a part of the mission in service to our community and surrounding areas.
When she is not at work, you will more than likely find her riding her bike, playing the piano, or journaling.
Shelly has worked in the "therapy world" since late 1990's and in 2004 she was part of the beginning of Physical Therapy of Concordia in the front desk and tech position. In 2007, she returned to school and graduated in 2009 with her Physical Therapy Assistant degree. Since that time, is now a part-owner in the clinic in Concordia and is also co-owner at Knob Noster Physical Therapy which was opened in 2017.
Shelly has been married to Troy since 1995 and they have 2 children. Shelly's son Turner graduated from Concordia High School in 2019 and is currently attending college for Computer
Programming. Her daughter Landry is attending Concordia High School and will graduate in 2022.
Shelly stays busy with all of her family activities and enjoys going to the lake in the summer.
Jaala was born and raised in Concordia, MO. She graduated from Concordia High School in 2008 and then later graduated from Penn Valley with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2011. She became interested in Physical Therapy after having 4 knee surgeries while in high school. In addition to her surgeries, Jaala was hired by Physical Therapy of Concordia in 2007 as a tech and assisted with office work/filing on the weekends. With that experience, she knew PTC was the place for her and has been working for them ever since. Jaala is certified in LSVT BIG treatments for Parkinson's patients and Graston Technique (instrument assisted soft tissue massage) as well as treating all the various cases referred to the clinic on a daily basis.
Jaala married her high school sweetheart Steven (born and raised farmer in Concordia) in 2013. They have two children; 4 year old Brinley and 2 year old Mason.
Brittany was born and raised in Concordia, Mo. She attended St. Paul's Grade School Kindergarten through 8th grade and then transferred over to Concordia High School to come to graduate in 2015. She then moved to Springfield, MO to pursue her degree as a PTA. She graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2017.
Brittany moved back to Concordia where she has bought a house to stay. She began working for Physical Therapy of Concordia in October 2017.
Being outdoors is her get away place. She has a dog named Dax that she enjoys spending her down time with. She enjoys deer hunting and spending time with friends and family in her free time.
Gena was born and raised in Norborne, MO, a small farming community. She has been happily married to Kevin for 33 years. They have 2 daughters, Ashley and her husband Adam, and Marissa. She became grandma to Avery in 2019. Gena has been in healthcare doing insurance billing, for over 33 yrs. She started out working for a Chiropractor in Higginsville. When she got married she started working for Meyer Medical Clinic in Concordia and worked there for 29 yrs.
Gena enjoys spending time with family and friends, sewing, crafting, cooking, and gardening.
Kim received a Bachelor of Science Education in Education and a Master of Science Education in counseling. She has been married to her husband, Norman Brunkhorst, for 33 years and going. Kimberly has three children, Seth (Rachel), Cale (Kaitlyn), and Ellison (Devon). She is also a proud grandma to Caroline Joyce. She has her beloved dogs named May-Z & Scooter Bob.
For free time Kim enjoys spending time with her family and going to the lake. She also loves sports, reading, and being around friends.
Kayla was raised in Concordia and graduated from Concordia High School in 2015. Then went onto North Central Missouri College, in Trenton Missouri, to continue her softball career while receiving her Associate of Arts from 2015-2017. She decided to come home and attend University of Central Missouri during which time she completed her internship here at the physical therapy center and was offered a job before graduation. Kayla graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology in 2019 and has decided to continue her education, pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy in the near future.
Kayla stays plenty busy in her free time; being her nephew’s #1 fan at his athletic events, working on a house she bought with her rescue dog, Houdini, and her high school sweetheart, Jordan, planning her 2020 wedding, and spending time cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks with her family.
Kylee was born and raised in Sweet Springs, MO. She graduated from Sweet Springs High School in 2019. She is now attending Penn Valley to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduating PTA school Kylee plans to work with pediatrics.
She has a yellow lab named Oakley and 2 Nigerian dwarf goats. Kylee loves to be outdoors, go fishing on the farm, and riding horses. Most of all Kylee enjoys spending time with her family and friends.