Paul McGannon, President, ATC

Paul founded Sports Rehab in 1978 after getting his Bachelor of Science at Rockhurst University in 1976. He then went on to attend the University of Central Missouri and received his Masters of Science in Athletic training in 1980.  Paul currently is also the head athletic trainer for Rockhurst high school.

Debbie Kimzey, Billing Supervisor

Debbie has been with Sports Rehab since 1986 and manages all aspects of our billing department.


mary alani, practice liaison, vice president of business development & community relations director

As an accomplished Medical Marketing Director/Physicians Liaison with over 18 years of experience in the field of healthcare specifically outpatient orthopedic based physical and occupational therapy. Mary brings to Sports Rehab expertise in, Leadership, Direct Marketing to physicians, insurance companies, industry, hospitals, and Contract Negotiations

Tyler Newton, PT, Clinical 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 graduated from Creighton University in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy after completing her BS in Exercise Science from Truman States University. Grace enjoys working with our older patients, especially following surgery, and getting them back to enjoying their daily activities. In her free time, Grace enjoys watching/attending baseball game, Go Royals!, and exploring what Kansas City has to offer with her friends. 

caleb gillig, PT

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. 

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Austin Roepe, PT

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, Clinical 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 also practices under the Gray Institute method of functional movement. 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, atc

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. He is also a licensed massage therapist. 

Darrel was head tennis coach for the Hays High School for four years. He continues to compete in USTA tennis as a 4.5 player. Darrel was certified by Dr. Glassier with Sole Support and has been making custom orthotics since 1999. He has also completed certifications in Muscle Energy Techniques in: cervical spine, thoracic outlet syndrome, thoracic spine and ribs, lumbar, pelvic and sacrum. 


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 then pursued and obtained his Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX in 2007. He came to the Kanas City area then, furthering his skills in upper extremity rehabilitation and 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: Derek and Alex. 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.

Allison Corely, PT Tech, Front Desk

Allison handles everything from working the front desk, exercise support with patients and assisting with billing. Allison graduated from Creighton University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology. She is working towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas. 

Kathy Rooney, Front Desk Receptionist

Kathy has worked as a front desk coordinator with Sports Rehab since 2007.

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peggy gall, front desk receptionist

Peggy Gall has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry specifically in Patient Access. Peggy loves gardening and spending time with her husband and family. Recent vacations have included trips to the great outdoors of Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon and South Dakota. Peggy looks forward to providing the kind of outstanding customer service enjoyed by the clients of Sports Rehab.

Austin Mills, PT tech

Austin is working toward his PTA Degree at Penn Valley with plans to later become a PT. He is a Red Cross Blood Donor Ambassador and enjoys helping people live a healthy lifestyle. In his free time he likes to play basketball and go to the gym.