OUR WORKERS

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Kathy Cooper

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 is a student at the University of Missouri and will be graduating in 2022 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.  Cameron is in pharmacy school and will be graduating on 2024 with a PharmD degree.  Cate will graduate from high school in 2022. 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!”

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Jennifer McCaslin

PT

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.

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Morgan Toensing

PT, DPT

Morgan grew up in small-town Nebraska and graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. 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 pelvic health. Morgan joined the PTC family in August 2018 and since then has enjoyed working with a wide variety of patients in the clinic, as well as with the kids in the local schools. She has attended many continuing education courses including Functional Dry Needling, Manual Therapy for Low Back Pain, and Myofascial Release. She will soon receive specific training in the postpartum population, which she is passionate about after having two kids of her own.

 

Morgan is married to J.T., who is a math teacher and soccer coach at St. Paul Lutheran High School. They have a son, Judah, who was born in August 2019 and a daughter, Ava, who was born in November 2020. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, as well as their chocolate lab, Rosie. She also enjoys going on walks, reading, listening to podcasts, traveling to visit family, and spending time drinking lattes at coffee shops. 

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Shelly Yount

PTA

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.

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Jaala Schlesselman

PTA

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 three children; 5 year old Brinley, 3 year old Mason, and new born Isabelle. 

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Brittany Tolias

PTA

Brittany was born and raised in Concordia, Mo. She graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2017. Continued education with Pelvic Floor Therapy and Myofascial Release in 2020. She is now returning to school to get her Bachelor with a minor in Psychology, she will graduate from UCM in December 2022. From there she is planning on attending a doctorate program for physical therapy with the hope to have her DPT by 2025.

 

Brittany bought a home in Concordia which she remodeled and is now enjoying her time there with her fiancé, Trevor, and their 2 dogs, Dax and Sophie. She began working for Physical Therapy of Concordia in October 2017. Brittany plans to get married November 2022.

 

Being outdoors is her get away place. She enjoys deer hunting and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

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Gena Brackman

Billing Manager

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 and her husband Matt. 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 being a grandma to Avery. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, sewing, crafting, cooking, and gardening.

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Joining PTC Family June 2022

Cailey Cooper

PT, DPT

Cailey was born and raised in Concordia, MO. Growing up, she spent many days at the clinic -- being the daughter of Kathy Cooper. She graduated from the University of Missouri with her Physical Therapist Doctoral Degree in 2022. She will be continuing her education with Pelvic Floor Therapy in July 2022. She has been an intern for a health coach since August 2021, and plans to continue her education in holistic health coaching with an emphasis in incorporating Physical Therapy for a whole-body approach to healing. 

 

Cailey will begin working for the clinic in June, 2022. She plans to spend much of her time with family and friends during her time back home, as well as visiting her boyfriend, Garrett Clouse, during the weekends in Kansas City. 

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Sydney Allen

PT, DPT

Joining PTC Family June 2022

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Kyla Giffin

Tech

Kyla grew up in Sweet Springs, MO and graduated from SSHS in 2021. She then went onto State Fair Community College where she was accepted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is on track to graduate with her COTA degree in 2024. 

Kyla enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In her free time, she likes to watch sports and travel. 

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Cara Hinz

Tech

Cara grew up in Waverly, MO, and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2018. She moved to Columbia, MO, where she attended the University of Missouri and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Health Science degree. During her time in Columbia, she decided to obtain an Associate of Science in Viticulture. She will graduate from the University of Missouri in Fall 2022.

Cara recently moved back to Waverly with her boyfriend, Jacob, and their two dogs, Maverick and Mowgli. They love to spend their free time outdoors; hunting or hiking with their dogs. They also enjoy time spent with their family.

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KaylaTyler

Office Manager

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, her high school sweetheart and husband, Jordan, and baby boy Trae who was born September 2021. She also enjoys spending time cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks with her family.

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Kimbery Brunkhorst

Tech/Receptionist

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, and Ellison (Devon). She is also a proud grandma to Caroline Joyce and Emma Jane. 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.

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Sheryl Wodrich

Tech/Receptionist