Tyler Newton, PT, DPT, CSMT, Clinic Manager
Tyler received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2012, after attending Kansas State University and receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Tyler specializes in orthopedic conditions and return to sports rehabilitation. Tyler has achieved a certification as a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT) from the International Spine and Pain Institute and continues to further his education with the International Spine and Pain Institute along with the Gray Institute. In his free time he enjoys being out on the golf course, playing/watching any other sporting activities, but most of all, he treasures every second he gets to spend with his wife, their new baby girl, and most of the time their weiner dog Walter.
GRACE CULLER, PT, DPT, Graston practitioner
Grace has been a member of the Sports Rehab team since 2015. She graduated with her DPT from Creighton University after receiving her BS in exercise science from Truman State. She is originally from Omaha, but has decided to make KC her home. In her free time, Grace enjoys working out, going to Royals games, exploring Kansas City, and planning her next travel adventure.
caleb gillig, PT, DPT
Caleb attended the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, KS and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2017. Before that he graduated from Kansas State University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Caleb enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions and employs various movement and manual based interventions to return patients back to their prior activity levels. Outside of the clinic, you may find Caleb at Kauffman Stadium, the nearest dog park, or the local movie theater.
Austin Roepe, PT, DPT
Austin graduated from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri in 2014 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He attended Kansas State University and graduated in 2010 receiving his BS in Kinesiology. Austin enjoys working with patients recovering from concussion, working with patients with dizziness and balance impairments, and he enjoys helping patients recover from their orthopedic injuries. Outside the clinic, Austin loves spending time with his wife and twin boys, cheering on K-State, the Royals, and the Chiefs.
Michael Hill, PTA, LMT, CKTP, Clinic Manager
Michael got his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2012 from Penn Valley Community College. He has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004, practicing mainly in the rehab setting. With massage he specializes in sports injuries, post operative pain management, sciatica and migraines. He is certified in Kinesiotaping through the KTA International and combines this with both massage and physical therapy. He excels and enjoys working with patients that have patellofemoral and/or any soft tissue dysfunction. In his free time he enjoys playing with his husky, Sadie, and home brewing.
Melissa Garcia, PTA
Melissa graduated from Benedictine College receiving her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training in 2006 where she also received a softball scholarship. She started with Sports Rehab as a PT tech/Athletic Trainer in 2006 and later received her PTA degree from Penn Valley Community College in 2009. She enjoys working with your everyday High School All Star, Weekend Warrior, and Golden Ager, both on "land" and as an Aquatic Therapist. In her free time she enjoys cooking, watching sports and hanging out with her husband.
Darrel mills, PTA, lmt, Pedorthotist
Darrel graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education and a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 1989. He received an Associate's Degree of Science from Colby Community College in 1991 for being a Physical Therapist Assistant. Darrel was head tennis coach for the Hays High School for four years. He competes in USTA tennis as a 4.5 player. Darrel is certified Sole Support and has been making custom orthotics since 1999. He has also completed certifications in Muscle Energy Techniques for the spine and pelvis
Ashley received her undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Kansas in 2011. She received her physical therapy assistant degree from Penn Valley Community College in 2017. Ashley’s athletic background includes competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, cross-country, dance, yoga and the circus arts. She currently teaches and performs with local cirque nouveau company, Quixotic. Ashley enjoys working with people from all types of backgrounds, from athletes to the elderly.
jeff devries otr/l
Jeff began treating hand and upper extremity injuries in 1998, as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, working closely with and learning from CHTs in Texas, honing his custom splint fabrication skills. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management obtained his Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2007. He joined Sports Rehab in 2015. He specializes in custom static and dynamic splint fabrication, is skilled in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and enjoys taking on challenges to achieve established treatment goals. He and his wife Carrie have two boys. He enjoys all sports, with a passion for Yankees baseball, cycling, and coaching youth baseball and wrestling.
Tami Janssen, OT, CHT
Tami has worked in the Kansas City area for 17 years. She attended Rockhurst University and received her Bachelors in Psychology in 1997 and then her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999. She then went on to become a Certified Hand Therapist in 2004. Tami has specialized in hand care and splint fabrication. She enjoys the challenges and varying diagnoses that she is able to treat in the outpatient setting. She is a current member of the Kansas City Hand Rehabilitation Special Interest Group and joined Sports Rehab in 2000 and again in 2014. She and her husband have 4 children and enjoy the organized chaos that they bring. She is a Kansas City native and enjoys the professional teams in the area, and likes to keep Jeff knowing that she is NOT a Yankees fan.