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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Meet the Staff
Bob was born and raised in Osawatomie, KS, and currently lives in Liberty, MO with his wife, Julie Cole. He has two kids and one grandchild. He enjoys golfing and has been the Director of Golf at William Jewell College for the past 10 years. He enjoys this opportunity to teach golf as well as provide education regarding orthopedic rehab. Bob mentored for two years in physical therapy under Russ Small, PT to enhance his orthopedic skills. His background is in rehab and orthopedic spine business development. For the past 7 years, he has been a practice manager for family practices and neurosurgical physicians. He continues to consult for physician practices regarding business development.
- University of Kansas – Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1990
- Worker’s Compensation
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
Shari was born and raised in Liberty, Missouri where she was the youngest child of two. She enjoyed playing basketball and played the saxophone in the symphonic band. Following graduation from Liberty High School, Shari Attended University of Missouri- Columbia to pursue further education. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta where she enjoyed playing and officiating intramurals. People with special needs have always held a special place in Shari’s heart. She was employed as a personal care attendant for college students for a time, and that is where she found her true passion. This eventually led to her earning a degree in Recreational Therapy.
Shari began her career as a Recreational Therapist for the Park Hill School District. She enjoyed this position but missed being able to stay at home with her children. She raised her children full-time until 2011 when she felt called to study Physical Therapy. In her spare time, Shari enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Together they like to travel, play and watch sports.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy from University of Missouri- Columbia 1994
- Associate’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy from Penn Valey Health Science Institute 2014
- Certified ASTYM Provider
- Aquatic Therapy
Becky was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She decided to make the move to the other side of the Show-Me-State after falling in love with Kansas City following two months spent there for a clinical rotation. Becky first gained exposure to the world of physical therapy after she injured her elbow in a biking accident and had to receive physical therapy herself.
Volunteering and giving back to the community has always been a big part of Becky’s life. At Mizzou, Becky participated in PhysZou, the school’s pro-bono physical therapy clinic, serving the uninsured and underinsured members of the community. She also volunteered at NeuroPhysZou, treating clients with predominately neurological conditions. At Adapted Gymnastics, Becky worked with children with special needs during modified gymnastics in order to improve motor function and foster socialization with peers. Becky’s other hobbies include hiking, DIY crafting, and reading. Becky is also a big movie buff. Her favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan.
Throughout her clinical rotations, Becky has gained exposure in both hospital and outpatient settings. She would like to continue to develop her clinical skills as an outpatient therapist with goals to specialize in women’s health as well as vestibular and balance rehabilitation.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Truman State University
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Missouri-Columbia
Megan grew up in Clearwater, Kansas and played sports all her life but fell in love with volleyball. She injured her shoulder playing and had physical therapy where she fell in love with the profession.
Megan loves napping, watching The Office, and hanging out with her family and her dog, Rockford.
- Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley – December 2018
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Astym Certified
Hear what other Preferred Physical Therapy patients have to say.
“I feel very comfortable with the wonderful care and attention provided from all of your representatives, especially from my therapist, Josh.” – Rose
“Truly care about the health of their patients. Always have a smile and treat each person with pride and kindness.” – Patricia
“I felt welcomed and valued as a patient.” – Shaina R.
“Excellent staff, timing is always right on, no waiting, very knowledgeable staff and professional. Won’t go anywhere else but this location. Thank you all of you!” – Elizabeth W.
“Everyone there is so friendly and kind! Especially my therapist Becky! She feels like my friend. On top of that, she is good at what she does.” – Ada B.
“Therapists are very attentive to the needs of their patients. Extra care is taken to ensure a healthy and safe environment for professional health that monitors and progresses the ability of the patient.” – Mark Y.
“Quality communication and explanation so you understand the interventions and exercises.” – Rachel G.
“The therapy I received addressed the problems that I was having and provided a set of exercises to continue at home.” – John P.
My pain was very great when I started therapy. The staff was helped me work through the pain. I am thankful my balance has greatly improved and swelling and pain is almost gone completely. I’m thankful I can walk again. Very positive experience for me.
When I came in for my first visit a few days after my surgery my knee bend was only 85º. Now at my last visit my bend is 115º! I am doing stairs almost normally, it is awesome! I am using my stationary bike at home just like I did before.