Meet Our Residents

Learn more about our current residents in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.

  • Claire Middlekamp - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – Physical Therapy Resident
    Clinical Interests: persistent pain, RED-S, hypermobility

Past Residents

  • Rachel Meyers - Colorado Children’s Hospital – Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Growth plate injuries, adventure and extreme sports, running, female athlete
  • Jake Tavernite – COAST Rehab Complete Orthopedic and Sports Therapy in Manasquan NJ – Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Running-related injuries and biomechanics, lower extremity, injury prevention
  • Matt Paponetti – Nationwide Children’s Hospital –  Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Physical literacy; obesity; physical activity; injury prevention

  • Niles Keller – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – Physical Therapy Floater – Ortho / Sports
    Clinical Interests: Spine, Foot / Ankle, Football athletes, Manual interventions
  • Matt Kanetzke – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital –  Physical Therapist I
    Clinical Interests: Movement biomechanics, Youth population, Concussion, Chronic Pain

  • Josh Davis – Therapeutic Associations – Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Weightlifters, Biomechanical analysis, ACL rehabilitation
  • Andrea Alsalahat – Kettering Health – Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Overhead athletes, ACL injuries, injury prevention

  • Amanda Drake – Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: Softball, soccer, injury prevention
  • Hannah Jasurda, PT, DPT - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – Physical Therapist I 
    Clinical Interests: Injury Prevention, Return to Sport, Concussion, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball

  • Mary Beth Foreman, PT, DPT: Embody You – Physical Therapist / Owner
    Clinical Interests: Dancers, Cheerleading
  • Megan Marks, PT, DPT, OCS: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital –  Physical Therapist II 
    Clinical Interests: Injury Prevention, ACL injuries, Soccer, Basketball, LE injuries

  • Derek Roylance, PT, DPT, OCS: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital –  Physical Therapist I
    Clinical interests: Physical Literacy, Community wellness and injury prevention, LE injuries
  • Kari Lindegren, PT, DPT, OCS: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Physical Therapist II
    Clinical interests: Shoulder, spine, swimming, pelvic floor

  • Claire McKeone, PT, DPT, OCS: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital –  Physical Therapist I
    Clinical Interests: Runner’s Clinic, Pilates, Schroth Method, Female Athlete Triad/RED-S
  • Chrissy Mansfield, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH – Sports and Orthopedics Physical Therapist
    Clinical Interests: adolescent female athlete, pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, spine, swimming 

  • Jessica Churbock, PT, DPT, OCS 

Christopher Wall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Cincinnati Children’s - Physical Therapist II

Clinical Interests: Spine/low back pain, Basketball, Lower Extremity, Manual

Elizabeth Long, PT, DPT, OCS - Cincinnati Children’s Physical Therapist II

Clinical Interests: Swimming and overhead Athletes; Adolescent Back Pain and Scoliosis.  Schroth –Barcelona C1 Certified PT 

Christy Zwolski PT, DPT, OCS - PhD Student, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; Graduate Research Associate, Sports Medicine Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Cincinnati Children’s Physical Therapist II – PRN

Clinical Interests: relationships among physical activity, physical literacy, clinical impairment-level measures, knee function, and knee biomechanics over time in young individuals after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; female athlete, rehabilitation for the soccer player,  injury prevention. 

Rachel Martin, PT, DPT - Optimum Performance Therapy in Fort Wayne, IN

Clinical Interests: ACL’s, total joint rehabilitation

Robyn McHugh, PT, DPT, OCS – Cincinnati Children’s - Physical Therapist III

Clinical Interests: Self-management, Adolescent spine

Testimonials

"I cannot recommend Cincinnati Children's Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program enough. I expanded my ability to treat complex patients with improved clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills, but also feel I gained tools and resources to help me continue to grow and develop as a physical therapist the rest of my career. One of the highlights of the residency for me was the amount of mentorship I received from different mentors with a variety of different expertise. The passion, drive, and dedication of the residency faculty is inspiring and they are truly committed to helping each resident. Some of the primary reasons I chose Cincinnati Children's for my orthopedic residency was the focus on evidence-based practice, support for research, and their passion for treating the pediatric population. I feel completing Cincinnati Children's orthopedic residency prepared me not only for becoming an orthopedic certified specialist, but also provided a platform for a career-long interest in learning and contributing to the profession."

"The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at Cincinnati Children's was the launching pad for my career in pediatric sports medicine. I graduated with a year’s worth of invaluable mentorship, patient interactions, and didactic learning specific to the young athlete. Not to mention, an ignited passion for empowering young athletes to move more and better, which led to an itch to get involved in research and develop community outreach programs. The fun and fulfilling challenges I find myself tackling now are definitely a testament to the breadth and quality of skills I gained during my time as a resident."

Our Research

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Cincinnati Children's is home to research investigators focused on promoting physical activity and sports participation in youth.

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