Krista Sheppard

Krista Sheppard, MPT, DPT

Physical Therapist | Director of Therapy

Krista earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994, a Master of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 1997, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy with an emphasis in manual therapy and orthopedics from St. Augustine University in 2012. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA). Krista is the Director of Therapy at McLean County Orthopedics. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. Krista chose to join MCO in 2013 because they are a leader in innovative, team-based care. In her free time, she enjoys SCUBA and reading.

 

Alissa Recker

Alissa Recker, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Alissa joined McLean County Orthopedics in January 2017. She received her Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2015 and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2016 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. Alissa grew up in a small town outside of Peoria, IL. Outside of work, she enjoys boating, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

Ann Martin

Ann Martin, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ann has been a part of the McLean County Orthopedics’ Physical Therapy team since 2018. The excellent reputation of the physical therapy and medical staff is what led her to MCO. She decided she wanted to pursue medicine at an early age. When she was 13, she tore her ACL. Her therapist was so knowledgeable and helpful during that difficult time that she was inspired to be that person for others. Ann, a Roanoke native, is familiar with Bloomington-Normal, as she attended Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University. She received a psychology degree from Illinois Wesleyan University before completing her Bachelor of Science Pre-Physical Therapy Degree from Illinois State University. Ann completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Ann has been working as a physical therapist in Central Illinois for over ten years. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified.

Arianna Medema

Arianna Medema, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Arianna grew up in the country north of Flanagan, Illinois and graduated from Woodland High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Illinois State University in 2011, then spent time working and traveling before graduate school. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Northern Illinois University in 2018. She is passionate about the benefits of movement for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. She emphasizes understanding each patient and provides personalized treatment with quality education to empower patients. In her free time, she enjoys an active lifestyle with her fiancé. She loves paddle boarding, traveling, practicing and teaching yoga, bike riding, gardening, weightlifting, reading, and painting.

Courtney Yamada

Courtney Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Courtney grew up in Springfield, IL, and earned a Bachelor of Natural Sciences from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997. She earned a Master’s in Physical Therapy (1999) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree (2012) from Des Moines University. She is designated as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is certified in ASTYM treatment, FMS, SFMA, and YBT. Courtney worked at MCO from 2002 to 2015, then took time off to teach in the Heartland Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program for two years. She returned to MCO in June 2017. Courtney is certified in Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT). Outside of work, she enjoys reading, exercising, and watching her two sons play sports. Courtney wants her patients to know that she uses a variety of treatment methods to address pain and improve mobility so they can achieve their highest physical potential. One of her favorite things about working at MCO is the wonderful teamwork environment.

Jim Modglin

Jim Modglin, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jim attended Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL, to earn an associate’s degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. He joined MCO in 2004. He is certified in ASTYM therapy and is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) and enjoys treating athletes of all ages. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and cooking.

Jonathon Crowley

Jonathon Crowley, PT, MTC

Physical Therapist

Jon earned his Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2012 from Northern Illinois University. He practiced autonomously for the first four years of his career, studying many manual therapy techniques and gaining valuable experience. He received his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine in 2016. He is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. His work passions include evaluation and treatment of the spine as well as assessing athletes and runners. When he’s not at work, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and competing in ultra marathons.

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Kari Williamson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kari joined the Therapy Department at MCO in 2017. She knew MCO was the right fit for her because they offered a wide variety of care plans and wanted to continue learning. The physical therapy field became of interest to Kari because she is fascinated by the human body and wants to work with people every day and help them accomplish their goals. Outside of work, the central Illinois native enjoys crafting, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kenyatta Jenkins

Kenyatta Jenkins, ATC, PTA, ROT

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kenyatta earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University in 2013 and completed the Physical Therapy Assistant Bridge program from Kent State University in 2017. Kenyatta decided to pursue a career in medicine because he is a former athlete who spent time injured. He wanted to take some of the negativity he felt and turn it into a positive for others. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP), National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and IATA. Kenyatta is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certifiedIn his free time, he can be found spending time with his family, playing or watching basketball, or coaching his son’s basketball team. Kenyatta has been helping McLean County residents for years and is an active member of the Bloomington-Normal community.

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Kory Tieman, PT

Physical Therapist

Kory joined the MCO team in 2020. He became familiar with the organization as he was pursuing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He was amazed by the facility and enjoyed the active and athletic population that seeks care from MCO. Kory always wanted to pursue medicine but decided on a career in physical therapy after dealing with injuries and rehabilitation of his own. He received his first experience in medicine as an emergency medical technican and volunteer firefighter in LaSalle, Illinois. When Kory is not in the office, he can be found exercising, golfing, or playing tennis. He is also a big Cubs and Bears fan in addition to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.

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Lauren Wolf, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Lauren joined MCO in 2019. During her time in school, she was able to do a clinical rotation at MCO and found that MCO would be an excellent place for her to expand her skills and knowledge. She decided on a career in physical therapy because she enjoys helping people and is fascinated with how the body works. Lauren is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. As a Bloomington-Normal native, she is an Normal Community High School grad and played softball there. After high school, she attended Eastern Illinois University, where she started a club softball team. She now participates on a slow-pitch travel co-ed team. In addition to playing softball, Lauren enjoys her women’s bible group, working out, walking, and hiking.

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Luke Arnold, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Luke began work at MCO in 2018. He was excited about the opportunity because of MCO’s reputation in the community and how it provides its employees with opportunities to continue their education. Luke has always had a desire to help others, which is why he embarked on his first career with Ministry and Counseling Services at a variety of churches throughout the state. After 15 years, he decided to pursue a career in physical therapy after a personal experience involving his daughter. Luke is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. Outside of MCO, he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a nurse in the community and his daughters. Luke enjoys exercising, kayaking, hiking, reading, and doing yard/housework. He wants his patients to know that he practices patient-focused care with compassion, care, and listening.

Michelle Geshiwlm

Michelle Geshiwlm, PTA/L

Physical Therapist Assistant

Michelle grew up in Danvers, IL on a small farm. After graduating high school, she went on to receive her Associate’s in Applied Sciences and Physical Therapist Assistant Certification in May of 2009 from Illinois Central College in Peoria. She chose to work at McLean County Orthopedics in June 2015 with the ambition to work hard, serve others, and live a fulfilling, quality life.  Her favorite part about being a physical therapist assistant is helping people achieve their personal goals. Michelle is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. She enjoys working with aquatic exercise mostly to assist patients with pain relief. Exercise has also always been a passion of hers since she started dance at age 3 to 18 with her mother as her teacher. When she is not in the office, Michelle is busy taking care of her family and always makes time for her hobbies including hiking, camping, fishing, and gardening.

Nicole Welsh

Nicole Welsh, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Nicole graduated from Illinois Central College with an Associate’s in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in May 2017. She joined McLean County Orthopedics just after her graduation in June 2017. She first experienced MCO during her clinical rotation in school and appreciated that MCO is more than just orthopedics; they treat all kinds of conditions. Nicole grew up in Washington, Illinois, and played basketball, softball, and was a cheerleader throughout high school. Nicole found an interest in physical therapy when she was 13 years old. She was injured playing basketball and tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and had to attend physical therapy for six months. That was when she fell in love with physical therapy. Michelle is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. When she’s not working, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and boyfriend, along with hiking, traveling, and crafting.

Rick Bauserfeld

Rick Bauersfeld, PT

Physical Therapist

Rick has been caring for the people of Bloomington-Normal and beyond as a physical therapist at MCO since 1981. He got involved with MCO because of their progressive vision of developing state-of-the art orthopedics and sports medicine care with an emphasis on excellent quality care for patients and employees. As a graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis, he has pioneered MCO’s therapy department and was the first physical therapist hired by MCO. Rick was formally Director of Therapy until stepping down in 2018. He is a man of faith who believes in treating every patient to the best of his ability with respect, dignity, compassion, honesty, and authenticity. Rick is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. He is a proud father of four and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren. His faith and family are the two most essential things in his life. In his free time, you can find him spending time at his country home, hunting, fishing, and playing or watching sports.

Samantha Schulz

Samantha Schulz, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Samantha started working at MCO in August of 2017. She graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Heartland Community College in May of 2017. Samantha decided to pursue medicine because she has a passion for caring for people and helping get them back to their everyday lives. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors with her husband, and gardening.

Sarah Follmer

Sarah Follmer PT, DPT

Physical Therapist Assistant | Physical Therapist

Sarah graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. She joined MCO in 2010, as she always wanted to have a career in medicine and enjoys interacting and helping people. She saw her grandfather receiving physical therapy and thought the occupation would be the perfect fit for her. She is is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Y-Balance Test (YBT), and ASTYM certified and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Her interests include raising her four children, horseback riding, fishing, and traveling.

Sarah Janssen

Sarah Janssen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Sarah joined McLean County Orthopedics in 2016. She attended Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL where she earned her Associates in Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2000. Sarah has worked in outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine, work injury, and skilled nursing settings. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified.Some of Sarah’s favorite passtimes include biking and the watching the Boston Red Sox.

Stormie Davis

Stormie Davis, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Stormie graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Bradley University in 2009. She then went on to graduate school and graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bradley University in 2012. Stormie has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2009 and has an interest in orthopedic physical therapy and manual therapy techniques. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified.. Stormie has a strong desire to help her patients meet their goals, reduce pain, and return to their normal activities. She uses manual therapy skills and drives functional exercises to assist in her patients’ return to action. She is also the leader of the Work Conditioning Program. Outside of physical therapy, Stormie’s interests include exercising, walking her dog, watching movies, and relaxing outdoors.

Tessa Arndt

Tessa Arndt, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Tessa graduated from Illinois Central College with an Associates Degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in May of 2014. She joined McLean County Orthopedics just after her graduation the same year. As an athlete in high school, college, and now recreationally, she has always enjoyed working with a team. The teamwork environment at MCO is what drew her in. Tessa decided on a career in medicine after a hamstring injury ended her softball career. After a year of working with therapists, she found herself interested in the “why” for each exercise. This led her to her career today. She is Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Y-Balance Test (YBT) certified. Tessa enjoys staying active at the gym, being outdoors with her dog and husband, spending time with her children, and watching the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals.