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Ruth received her B.A. in biology from Calvin College a long time ago (1988!) and earned her A.A.S as a physical therapist assistant from Baker College. She has worked in several outpatient clinics treating a wide range of orthopedic ailments but is especially passionate about causative biomechanics, joint protection, and injury prevention. A long-time group fitness instructor, Ruth is certified in general group exercise, Pilates, and yoga. She received her STOTT certification in 2005 in Chicago and has been teaching in a clinical and athletic setting ever since.
Ruth has been a recreational runner for more than 30 years (mostly because other sports require more coordination than she possesses) and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities. She loves to help keep people active and pain-free!
Kallie Hart is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine DPT program and earned her Bachelor's degree from Winona State University in Minnesota. Kallie has a passion for treating the pelvic health patient population and has received training through her clinical experience and continuing education. In her spare time, Kallie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and new puppy while exploring the great outdoors in Western Michigan through hiking and camping.
Ashley is working toward her manual therapy certification (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). This certification will fine tune her skills in treating a variety of impairments across the lifespan. In her clinical experience, she has also received clinical training in vestibular therapy and functional massage. Ashley is originally from the West Michigan Area and is happy to call Holland her home. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Scott Miller, PT
Scott has been published in several orthopedic textbooks and lectures at the local, regional and national levels on various topics in physical therapy. He has continued to pursue advanced education and training in foot & ankle biomechanics, manual therapy and the McKenzie method for evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders.
Scott is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy Section, and a former Board of Trustee member and secretary for the Institute of Education and Research of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association. He currently is a member of the Western Michigan University DPT Program Clinical Advisory Panel, as well as a member of the Knee, Shoulder and Running Special Interest Groups (SIG) of the Sports Physical Therapy Section. Scott is part of the teaching faculty for Advances in Clinical Education and the North American Sports Medicine Institute. In 2014, Scott was accepted as an Affiliate Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship. AOSSM is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied healthcare professionals dedicated to sports medicine.
Scott was the recipient of the New Horizon Award given by the Sports Physical Therapy Section in 2006 and the Distinguished Physical Therapy Alumni Award by Grand Valley State University in 2015. Scott is an avid golfer, runner, cyclist and triathlete at various distances, including marathon and 2009 Ironman Florida finishers. He is also the co-founder of the Golf Performance Academy of Southwest Michigan.
Christina Woytal, PT
Christina Woytal is a physical therapist and a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy who joined Armor Physical Therapy in 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Biology from Central Michigan University in 1996. Christina completed her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University in 1999. She went on with her studies graduating from the University of Kansas in April 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Christina is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Christina has been Clinic Director at the Portage location since 2015 and group director for Battle Creek, East Kalamazoo, and Plainwell.
Christina has spent her entire career specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. She has advanced training in ankle and foot biomechanics and utilizes video tape gait analysis and orthotic management for various lower extremity overuse injuries. Christina also has advanced training in treating the performing artist such as dancers, figure skaters, and musicians.
Christina is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association. Christina has lectured on various topics for various professional groups and designed strength and conditioning programs for various dance studios in the area. Christina is dedicated to passing on her knowledge and mentoring the future physical therapist as a Clinical Instructor for the last 20 years.
Cassie McDonald-Ross, PT
Cassie is a physical therapist who joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in September 2017. She is a native of Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Olivet College in 2013 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2017. Her practice interest areas are general orthopedics, sports, and Women’s Health.
Cassie continues to help grow our newer program at Armor PT focused on female pelvic health — providing physical therapy interventions for pelvic pain, incontinence, and for the pregnancy and postpartum populations to improve women’s abilities to be physically active and live a healthier lifestyle. She has participated in and continues to seek opportunities for continuing education in the area of pelvic health and pregnancy/postpartum. Her goal is to build a team of quality pelvic therapists at many Armor locations to make this specialized treatment more accessible.
Cassie played collegiate volleyball at Olivet College for 3 years with her career ending due to multiple knee injuries, catapulting her interest in physical therapy as a career. She has participated in many sports over the years, including swimming, softball, and basketball in addition to volleyball. She continues to work towards maintaining an active lifestyle to promote her own personal wellness.
Cassie and her husband, Joshua Ross, reside in Kalamazoo with their son, Graeme.
Beth Carpenter, PT
Beth is our Clinic Director and a Physical Therapist at our Armor Physical Therapy clinic in Plainwell. She received her bachelors degree from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2006 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2009. She completed her Orthopedic Residency with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in 2011 in Lexington, KY.
She was board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) in 2012. Beth has also received additional training in spine assessment and treatment and is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment through the McKenzie Institute. Beth has attended extensive continuing education courses with an emphasis on orthopedics, manual treatment, running and gait assessment, functional dry needling, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and dance medicine.
In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, Kody and their daughter, Mallie. They stay busy traveling, watching Mallie play sports, cheering on the University of Kentucky, and hanging out in the backyard. Beth was a competitive gymnast until the age of 17 and then transitioned into coaching competitive gymnastics through college.
Mark Holling, PT
Mark joined the Armor PT team in 2020 as Clinic Director for Kalamazoo East on Gull Road. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Anderson University (IN) and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Andrews University (MI). He has over 7 years of experience treating all areas of outpatient orthopedics and was most recently in a leadership role. He specializes in the treatment of athletes, runners, and foot/ankle population. Mark is currently pursuing his certification for sports physical therapy (SCS) and has taught foot and ankle rehab courses around SW Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Brianna Bianconi, PT
Brianna is West Michigan native who received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Alma College in 2017, and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Emory University in 2020. She joined Armor PT in 2020 at the Battle Creek location.
In the past, Brianna has assisted with research regarding ACL rehabilitation and return to sport training, and she specializes in manual therapy, gait analysis, and treatment of orthopedic conditions. She also has experience in vestibular rehabilitation and treatment of Parkinsons Disease, and is soon to be officially LSVT certified. Aside from out-patient care, Brianna also has experience practicing in an in-patient setting doing acute rehab in the hospital with patients who have more complex medical needs.
Brianna is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is hard pressed to find a condition or injury that she does not enjoy treating. Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is learning about her patients’ passions and helping them return to the activities that bring them joy.
Outside of work, Brianna enjoys lap swimming, hiking, and reading.
Megan Philipp, PT
Megan Philipp is a physical therapist and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in January 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University in 2010. Megan went on to complete her graduate studies at Belmont University in Nashville, TN graduating in August 2017 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Megan decided to pursue a career in physical therapy while recovering herself from multiple injuries after playing softball, basketball, and volleyball in high school. Megan’s training during her clinical affiliations included two rotations in sports outpatient including being here at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance). Prior to returning to working at Agility Physical Therapy, Megan worked in a general outpatient orthopedic clinic in Nashville, TN. Megan has a special interest in gait analysis and lower extremity injuries.
Megan is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Michigan Physical Therapy Association. She continues to play recreational softball and coaches Girls on the Run.
Amanda Baumann, PT
Amanda joined the Armor Team in 2021 at the East Kalamazoo location. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise science from Grand Valley State University before going on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy again from GVSU. She has experience in working with athletes recovering from injuries and surgeries. She is also level 1 certified through the Titleist Performance Institute. Additionally she holds her Applied Functional Science certification through the Gray Institute. Amanda found her passion for physical therapy after she underwent hip surgery in high school. Through physical therapy she was able to return to sports and maintain her active lifestyle. She enjoys providing the same opportunity to her patients. In Amanda’s free time she enjoys golfing with her husband, playing with her adorable Golden Retriever and being outside.
Stacie Rayman, PT
Stacie received her Master of Science (MS) in Physical Therapy degree from Grand Valley State University in 1995. She has attended many continuing education courses with an emphasis on orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports training. She is currently in the process of becoming certified in Graston (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization / IASTM) Techniques.
Stacie has been very involved in the Otsego and Plainwell communities and schools over the years, teaching exercise education and coaching children’s sports teams of all ages and levels. Stacie joined the Plainwell Armor Physical Therapy clinic in 2010.
In her free time, Stacie enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and children- Tyler and Mattison. She is an avid sports enthusiast. She has played many sports such as softball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. She enjoys playing golf, walking, and outside activities.
Rachel Small, PT
Rachel is a physical therapist and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy in April 2015. She graduated in 2012 from the Central Michigan University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Rachel is also certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (McKenzie Technique).
Rachel decided to pursue a career in physical therapy while rehabbing from an ACL reconstruction following a soccer injury as a senior in high school. She went on to play collegiate soccer at Alma College. Throughout her career, Rachel has had the opportunity to work with the lifespan of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Her passion is sports medicine and working with athletes of all levels from weekend warriors to collegiate athletes.
Rachel is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section, and Sports Physical Therapy Section. Rachel has been a clinical instructor for a number of physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, athletic training, and exercise science students. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs as well as hiking, paddle boarding, and traveling.
Chris McDowell, PT
Chris is a Physical Therapist and the newest member of our Battle Creek team. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Park University in 2017 and graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2020.
Chris enjoys treating orthopedic injuries but is also experienced with treatment of neurological conditions including stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson's Disease management, and vestibular therapy.
Chris has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2019 and enjoys researching new treatment options to provide the most up-to-date care. His favorite part of being a physical therapist is educating others about the body and helping them achieve their personal goals through activity and lifestyle changes.
Interesting fact: In 2020, Chris hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, a 2200 mile footpath ranging from Georgia to Maine.
Adam Swain, PT
Adam Swain is a physical therapist and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in February 2010. He is a National Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Adam became a McKenzie Certified Therapist in 2012, as well as Certified in Dry Needling through the Dry Needling Institute in 2017.
Adam graduated in 1986 from Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1992, after completing coursework and internship hours at Northwestern University and Purdue University. Adam also received his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1992. In 1994, he completed a two year Manual Therapy and Medical Exercise Therapy Residency program with Bjorn Svendsen, Dsc, PT. in Lansing MI.
Adam has lectured on several topics in orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, and has been published as well. He is currently working on certification in the McKenzie method for treatment of spinal and extremity disorders. Adam has extensive training in manual therapy and Osteopathic techniques for management of spine and extremity dysfunctions. He also specializes in ankle/foot biomechanics and was a member of the teaching faculty for the “When the Feet Hit the Ground…” course through the American Physical Rehabilitation Network (APRN).
He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic and Sports Sections, and the Michigan Physical Therapy Association. He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Stefany Schiller, PT
Stefany Schiller is a physical therapist who joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in May 2017. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University in 2007, where she majored in Health Fitness and minored in Dance. Stefany went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Central Michigan University in 2010.
Stefany is also certified in Rehabilitation Pilates through Polestar Pilates in Miami, Florida. Stefany has pursued advanced training in various manual therapies including the Osteopathic method through Michigan State University.
Prior to starting at Armor, Stefany had practiced in outpatient orthopedics for 7 years in the Lansing and Kalamazoo areas. Most recently, she was the Lead Physical Therapist and Clinic Director, treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Stefany enjoys treating patients of varying ages and conditions with a special interest in the use of Pilates rehabilitation. Stefany currently works at our Kalamazoo clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her young family, the outdoors, doing yoga and Pilates, and taking trips to Lake Michigan.
Kristen Winner, PT
Kristen is a Physical Therapist who joined Armor Physical Therapy in 2019. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University in 2014 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Grand Valley State University in 2019.
Kristen is passionate about orthopedic manual therapy, sports injury recovery, vestibular rehabilitation, and post-operative rehabilitation. Kristen has experience treating patients ranging from infants to professional athletes. She has continuing education in McKenzie Therapy, functional dry needling, vestibular rehabilitation, postpartum rehabilitation, and orthopedic manual therapy.
Kristen spends her free time chasing after her daughter, Callie, and enjoys reading novels, landscaping, running with her dog, and watching Netflix movie marathons with her husband, Adam. Kristen loves staying active and has completed three sprint triathlons in addition to playing multiple sports like basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, and ultimate frisbee.
Ryan Werme, PT
Ryan is a physical therapist and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy in August 2019. He graduated in 2019 from Grand Valley State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Ryan did his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology with a Bachelor's of Science in Movement Science in 2015. He also played trumpet in the Michigan Marching Band.
Ryan was born and raised in Portage, MI, graduating from Portage Northern High School in 2011, having played golf, basketball, and was a member of the marching band. He developed a passion for Physical Therapy following a few knee surgeries and his love of all things sports. He is an avid golfer, having played nearly every course in the greater Kalamazoo area at least once.
Ryan specializes in orthopedics, loves working with athletes, and rehabilitating people back to their passions, no matter what those passions may be. He has also completed advanced training in vestibular therapy, balance and gait training, and running gait analysis. In March 2020, Ryan completed certification in dry needling. Also, Ryan completed his Level 1 Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute in August 2020.
Aaron Doorn, PT
Aaron was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago before attending Calvin University, from which he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2016. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2019.
Aaron specializes in vestibular and balance therapy but also enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and working with athletes. He has received training in interventions such as cupping and blood flow restriction.
He and his wife, Erika, welcomed twin boys, Grayson and Easton, in April of 2021. When not in the clinic, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports such as basketball and golf.
Kameron Joostberns, PTA
Kameron is a Physical Therapist Assistant that joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy in May 2020 and has worked at our Portage and Plainwell locations. He is a graduate from Aquinas College in 2016 with a degree in Exercise Science and went on to graduate from the Baker College of Auburn Hills Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2019.
Kameron was born and raised in Battle Creek, MI and now he and his wife live in Kalamazoo. He played 4 years of collegiate baseball between Kellogg Community College and Aquinas College while receiving multiple degrees on his path to becoming a PTA. Kameron maintains a healthy lifestyle with body building and enjoys spending time with his wife and their German Shepherd, Mya.
Kelly Mox, PT
Kelly Mox is a physical therapist who joined Armor Physical Therapy in 2020. She attended the University of Indianapolis and graduated with her Bachelors of Science in 2009, where she majored in human biology. She then graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Kelly is originally from Indiana, but she has been living and practicing in the Kalamazoo area since 2011.
Kelly specializes in pelvic health physical therapy and has been working with this population since 2012. She became a Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) in 2016 and is one of only a few in the area. She enjoys working with a variety of different pelvic health issues, but has also taken extra continuing education to treat pain during pregnancy as well as facilitate postpartum recovery and return to activity.
In her free time, she enjoys taking walks and playing with her family. Her husband is also a physical therapist, and they have 2 young boys that keep them very busy.
Lucy Boers, PT
Lucy is a physical therapist and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy in June 2020. She graduated in 2019 from AdventHealth University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed her physical therapy prerequisites at University of Wisconsin — Green Bay. Lucy was raised in Ripon, WI and participated in volleyball, cross country, track, forensics, math club, and We the People. She developed her passion for Physical Therapy at a young age by going into work with her mother, also a Physical Therapist, in nursing homes, home care, and hospitals. Seeing the physical progress and the way her mother had a positive, emotional effect on people, made her want to bring light and healing to other people. Lucy specializes in orthopedics, loves working with athletes, and rehabilitating people back to their passions, no matter what those passions may be. She has also completed several manual therapy courses through The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Great Lakes Seminars. She is currently pursuing further training on running gait analysis and functional dry needling.
Kelsey Berry, PT
Kelsey is a Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer who joined the Armor Physical Therapy team in July of 2020. She completed her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. During her time at WMU, she worked with D1 varsity athletics, area high school athletes, and patients at a physical therapy clinic. She then went on to graduate from Grand Valley State University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020.
Kelsey grew up in Mattawan, Michigan where she participated in a variety of sports such as soccer, track and field, and downhill ski racing. Kelsey has a passion for working with people to achieve their goals and help people get back to doing the things they love and improve their quality of life. She loves working with athletes and currently also works as an Athletic Trainer for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and has completed further training in Performing Arts Medicine from the Performing Arts Medical Association. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, being on the water, and doing anything outside to stay active.
Samuel Freestone, PT
Sam Freestone joined the Armor Physical Therapy in August 2020 as a physical therapist. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. He also completed his undergraduate education at CMU, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science: Kinesiology in 2017. Sam was raised in Saugatuck, MI and graduated from Saugatuck High School in 2013 where he ran cross country and track. He still runs, has completed several half-marathons and hopes to run a full marathon in the future. Sam has had in interest in health professions since high school and pursued a career in physical therapy after one of his high school cross country teammates was able to forego surgery with physical therapy. He enjoys working with athletes and helping rehab people so that they can return to the sports, recreation, and hobbies that they enjoy.
Nate Keniston, PT
Nate is a Physical Therapist and Battle Creek native who now lives in Portage. He earned his BS in Kinesiology at Michigan State University in 2012, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University, graduating in 2015. Since graduating he has lived and worked in Schaumburg, IL and Ashland, OR, and returned to West Michigan in July 2020 to be closer to family.
Nate is very interested in treating the spine, and is near completion on his McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), which is primarily used to treat mechanical pathology of the spine and extremities. He is also interested in treating chronic pain using Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE), and has taken several continuing education courses centered around chronic pain.
In his free time Nate loves spending time with his wife Ali and newborn daughter Georgia, who has stolen his heart and most of his sleep. Hobbies include playing alto saxophone and guitar, and running with his two dogs, Stella and Apollo. He is also a huge Michigan State fan, and has attended 2 Final Fours and a College Football Playoff game watching his Spartans.
Courtney Tuinier, PTPT, DPT
Courtney Tuinier, PT
Matthew Smyk, PT
Matt Smyk joined the Armor Physical Therapy team in October 2020 as a physical therapist. He graduated in May of 2020 from Central Michigan University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Matt attended Central Michigan University for his undergraduate education where he graduated in May of 2017. There he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science: Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology.
Matt was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, and attended West Ottawa Public Schools. He graduated in 2013 and was involved in running track and cross country. Matt still runs regularly today having completed numerous 5k and 10k races. He plans to run a marathon in the future. His passion for body mechanics and physical therapy started in high school while taking a basic anatomy and physiology course and continued to develop in college with numerous shadowing hours and continued education. Matt enjoys working with the orthopedic populations, helping people rehabilitate from various injuries in order to return to their sports, hobbies, or other activities without pain or limitations.
Jeffrey Ott, PT
Jeff is a physical therapist and a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, who joined Armor Physical Therapy in 2021. He graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Andrews University in 2013. Previously, he attended Lake Michigan College to obtain his Associates Degree in Business Administration with a focus in health science and personal training and later obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Health Science at Andrews University. Jeff has extensive experience working in the outpatient physical therapy setting throughout Michigan, specializing in orthopedics and spine, sports medicine, manual therapy, functional movement, and injury prevention.
Jeff strives to treat his patients with the highest level of care driven by his strong desire to help those who seek help to achieve their personal goals and improve their quality of life. His desire to better help others has driven him to greatly advance his clinical skill set. Along with being a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS), he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy (OMT) and treatment of the spine with spinal manipulation, completing all post-graduate coursework with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), studying under co-founder, Erl Pettman. Jeff utilizes a “full-body” approach with advanced training in functional movement and injury prevention, obtaining certifications with Functional Movement Systems (FMS), including, Functional Movement Screening: FMS- Level 2 Certified, Selective Functional Movement Assessment: SFMA-Level 2 Certified, and Y-Balance Certified. He has further body mechanics and functional movement training with Gary Gray's: Gray Institute, being certified in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), and 3D-MAPS.
Jeff has advanced training to treat the golf population, as he is TPI-Level 1 certified with the Titleist Performance Institute for Golf. Additionally, Jeff is certified in Graston Technique, which involves the use of stainless-steel instruments to address and treat soft-tissue dysfunction and pain. Currently, Jeff is studying how life-style factors, such as sleep habits, nutrition, physical activity, breathing patterns, and stress management, influence the human body and overall health.
Jeff grew up in Stevensville, Michigan, a small town along the Great Lake Michigan. In his free time, Jeff enjoys a wide variety of activities, including spending time with his friends and family, being physically active, being outside in nature, hiking, biking, being on the water or at the beach, listening to music, reading a good book, watching movies, cooking and eating, and hanging out with his dog and cat, Hannah and Sammy.
Cory Roberts, PTA
Cory joined the team at Armor Physical Therapy in August 2016 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Cory graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Kellogg Community College in 2014. Cory is also a Medical First Responder and Firefighter for his local township.
Cory has continued his education with completion of various topics, including vestibular rehabilitation, returning injured athletes to sport (focusing on foot, ankle, and orthotics), clinical gait assessment, and McKenzie Part A, which focuses on disorders of the lumbar spine.
Cory was born and raised in Battle Creek, MI. Cory enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
Nanci Ouellette, PTAPTA, BFA
Nanci Ouellette, PTA
Teri Proper, PTA
Teri is a physical therapist assistant and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in November 2007. A native of Waterford, Michigan, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science 2001 from Western Michigan University. After graduation, she worked for a local physical therapy clinic and started a Wellness Program, as well as worked as a personal fitness trainer at West Hills Athletic Club. Teri went on to graduate from Kellogg Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2004.
Teri has pursued advanced training in extremity and spinal techniques through Great Lakes Seminars, as well as training in Pilates techniques. In 2009 and 2015, Teri was named Outstanding Clinical Instructor from Kellogg Community College for her recognition and dedication to working with PTA students. In 2010, she was also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association for having Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Conditions. Teri has also lectured on injury prevention to local runners, triathletes, baseball players, figure skaters, and dancers. Teri has a published article in PT Magazine.
Teri is a former triathlete and runner competing in various distances, including multiple half marathons and a marathon finisher. She currently is part of the Performing Arts and Dance Medicine team specializing in the rehabilitation of injuries related to cheerleading, various forms of dance and figure skating.
Jason Smith, PTA
Jason is a physical therapist assistant and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy in December of 2018. Jason is a native of Tecumseh, Michigan, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education in 2007 from Albion College where he played soccer for 4 years. After graduating from Albion College, he worked as a youth soccer coach for Ann Arbor Arsenal, Vardar, MI Rush and Ann Arbor Tigers until 2017. During his time coaching soccer Jason pursued his Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting from Profession Skills Institute in Toledo, Ohio. After graduation began working for Probility Physical Therapy in Ann Arbor from 2012 to 2018.
Jason has pursued advanced training in extremity, spinal techniques, and vestibular rehab through Great Lakes Seminars. In May of 2018, Jason moved to Kalamazoo to open the US Cryotherapy Center with his business partner Dr. Blake Upston. He continues to operate that business in addition to being part of the Armor PT team at the Kalamazoo location.
Jason now enjoys spending his time with his wife and daughter Isabelle, running, and playing golf in his free time.
Kelsey joined Armor Physical Therapy (formally Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance) on November 30th, 2015. She started out as a part-time employee but got promoted to a full- time employee just a few months later.
Kelsey is a licensed cosmetologist as well as our Front Office Coordinator. She practiced cosmetology for four years before coming to Armor Physical Therapy. In her spare time, Kelsey is still practicing cosmetology as well as studying to become a Dental Hygienist.
Jamie joined Armor Physical Therapy on August 30, 2020. He is our Lead Front Office Coordinator for our Armor offices and has 5 years of administrative experience with hospitals in West Michigan and the Northwest Indiana area.
Jamie has a strong passion for helping others and intends to finish additional schooling to pursue a career in Public Safety.
Stosh is a Western Michigan University Alumni and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. He has spent the past two years volunteering in physical therapy clinics across Michigan. In his free time, Stosh enjoys staying active by golfing and playing beach volleyball in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Stosh hopes to continue his education and take the necessary steps in becoming a physical therapist.
Sam is the Front Office Coordinator at the Plainwell location. Sam joined Armor Physical Therapy on March 22, 2020.
Prior to joining the Armor team, she was an authorization specialist/patient accounts specialist for MPC Michigan Pain Consultants. She has worked within the medical field for 10+ years.
Cynthia is the Front Office Coordinator at the Mattawan location and joined the staff at Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance) in February 2014.
Prior to returning to Michigan, Cynthia was a business owner in New Smyrna, Florida.
Brett joined Armor Physical Therapy in February of 2021. He currently fulfils a dual role at Armor’s East Kalamazoo location as both the Front Office Coordinator and Rehabilitation Tech.
Brett graduated from Grand Valley State University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science Majoring in Exercise Science. He is currently working towards acceptance into a graduate school to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. In his free time, Brett enjoys running and playing the drums.
Graison is the Rehabilitation Technician at the Mattawan location. For several years she volunteered with Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. She graduated from Mattawan High School in 2015. Graison went on to Northern Michigan University to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology. While she was at NMU, she played on the varsity lacrosse team for four years. Graison plans to complete a doctorate in Physical Therapy. In her free time she enjoys long distance running, hiking and traveling.
Travis Marunde, ATC
Travis is an Athletic Trainer and joined the staff of Armor Physical Therapy (formerly Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance) in August 2017. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training form Western Michigan University in 2016.
Travis decided to pursue a career in Athletic Training after first considering Personal Training, however he wanted to acquire a broader knowledge and deeper understanding of health and the human body to include injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. During his time at WMU he gained experience working with Div 1 and Div 3 collegiate athletes including WMU Football, Track, and Gymnastics, and Kalamazoo College Football, as well as well as high school level athletes from Portage Northern High School winter and spring sports.
Travis is an active member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. He has special interest in holistic health and nutrition. He also participates in CrossFIt and is working to obtain his CF Level 1 Certification to be an instructor.