Staff

Ruth Jenkins, PT

Education

Ruth attended the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy in Birmingham England, graduating in 1985. She worked in England for two years as a Physical Therapist and then moved to the USA with her husband. She has worked in Washington DC, Maryland, and Orlando Florida prior to moving to Crestview in 2005.

Additional Training

Ruth is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), with extensive training in joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques for treating Orthopedic conditions. She is one of only 35 therapists in Florida with this certification (the next closest is in Jacksonville Florida). Ruth's training also includes advanced training in Women's health. She has a particular interest in treating pelvic pain disorders such as Pudendal Neuralgia and Vulvodynia. Her practice treats women with Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Dyspareunia, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy related conditions, Low Back Pain/Sacroilliac Dysfunction and Orthopedic conditions or Musculoskeletal problems.

Karrie Thompson, DPT

Education

Karrie grew up in Crestview, Florida, graduating from Crestview High School in 2005. She began her undergraduate education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, graduating in 2008 with her Bachelors in Health Science. At UF, she received an Outstanding Research Award for her honors thesis project her final semester. After graduating, she moved to Niceville, Florida. She then attended the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in Saint Augustine, Florida, graduating in 2014 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has had experience with internships in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, and an assisted living facility. Karrie joined the staff at Manual Therapy in 2015.

Additional Training

Karrie has completed all courses for the Manual Therapy Certification and is looking forward to beginning the testing process to become certified with a MTC.

Personal

Karrie’s hobbies include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, and camping.

Pamela Steele, PT

Education and Experience

Pam graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, in 1997 with a Bachelor in Science and then completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999 from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Pam has resided in Niceville, FL for 18 years. Her work experience includes outpatient orthopedics, home health and skilled nursing facility. Pam joined the Fyzical team in October 2019.

Personal

Pam enjoys camping, paddleboarding, kayaking and being active with her husband and two kids.

Janet Jones, PT

Education and Work Experience

For Janet's undergraduate education, she attended University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2001. She commissioned in the United States Air Force in 2002 and separated from active duty 2010 to attend Physical Therapy School. She remained in the Air Force Reserves and is stationed at Maxwell AFB as an instructor for Squadron Officer College and continues to serve at Maxwell AFB. She graduated from Alabama State University in 2014 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. She had several internships in pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, chronic pain with the Veterans Healthcare, observation in prosthetics, acute care, and rehab hospital. She has had numerous job experiences including outpatient orthopedic and vestibular rehab at the Veterans Healthcare System in Tuskegee, AL and with Advanced Travel Physical Therapy in FL at assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. She started with Fyzical Therapy and Balance December 1, 2017.

Additional Training

Janet completed Fyzical Therapy and Balance level 2 Balance and Vestibular Course.

Hobbies

Watching my children's baseball and football games, lifting weights and running.

Lance Whorton MSPT, MTC

Education

Lance graduated from Maryville College in St Louis MO in 1991 with his Bachelors of Science degree in physical therapy. In 2000, Lance graduated from the University of Indianapolis with his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. His thesis paper "The treatment of chronic cervicogenic headaches" was published in the international Journal of Manual and Manipulative Physical Therapy that year. Lance has worked in a variety of settings since graduating, but his passion is treating headaches, the spine and teaching injury prevention techniques.

Additional Training

In 1999, Lance passed his Manual Therapy Certification examination through the university of St Augustine. He has extensive training in manual therapy, industrial medicine and ergonomics. He has spoken nationally and internationally on various topics.

Personal

In 2010, Lance received his Master's of Divinity Degree from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. In 2016 Lance and his wife, Laurie, started a new church in Navarre Florida. Lance's hobbies include: Hunting, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and hiking in addition to various family and church activities.

Aubrey L. Toole, PT, DPT

Education

Aubrey was born and raised in Pace, FL. She graduated from Pace High School in 2010 and then attended Troy University where she received a degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in German. In 2013-2014 she studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany where she took intensive German courses and enjoyed traveling throughout Europe. When she returned to the US, she attended the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile, AL. In 2018, she graduated from USA with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She worked for two years at an outpatient clinic in Birmingham, AL and eventually was promoted to clinic director of a clinic in Irondale, AL.

Additional Training

Aubrey completed an orthopedic residency program through Upstream Rehab Institute in December of 2019 with a focus on becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). She also has training in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) and modern pain science. She enjoys treating all types of orthopedic conditions and has interest in pursuing other certifications such as lymphedema and Women's health.

Personal

Aubrey enjoys running, traveling, swing dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kathleen Bisek, PTA

Education and Work Experience

Bachelors in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University Las Cruces 2013, attended PTA school at San Juan College in Farmington, NM grad in 2015 associate in applied science. Over three years in outpatient/ inpatient setting in NM.

How Many Years Practicing

Kathleen has been practicing four years.

Types of Patients and Disciplines Worked With

Inpatient, outpatient, peds in school system, wound care

Additional Training or Certificates

Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner since 2018, Wound Care Certified since 2019, IASTM training with RockTape, completed Level 1 Pelvic Floor Training with Fyzical

Hobbies

Kathleen moved to area in April 2019. She has a husband and 2 kids and loves spending time with family.

Alex Howard, CFSC Wellness and Fitness Manager

In 2015, Alex completed her B.F.A in Dance Performance and Dance Education from Towson University. With interest in physical therapy, she began working as a physical therapy tech in many different offices, schools and settings in her home state of Connecticut. In 2019, she relocated with her significant other to the Crestview area, and became a personal trainer. After receiving her Functional Strength Coach certification, her main goal as a trainer is to improve others’ quality of life through movement. She still aspires to become a physical therapist, and enjoys working with and learning from physical therapists and patients alike.