“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.
Gladstone, MO 64118
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
Rachel has always been interested in human anatomy and how things work. While in high school in Columbia, MO she volunteered at a local hospital in a variety of roles, finally being offered a rehabilitation technician role in inpatient, outpatient, aquatic therapy, skilled nursing, and a specialty balance program. She worked as a
rehabilitation technician through her junior and senior year of high school in Columbia, and then in the Kansas City area while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University. While many other healthcare fields were interesting to her, she realized that physical therapy offers a crucial key to returning individuals to a higher level of function and a better quality of life. While obtaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, Rachel had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador to help individuals with Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) and other individuals needing physical therapy services from the surrounding countryside. While completing her physical therapy program, Rachel realized that pelvic floor rehabilitation was a missing link for many individuals, and decided to take additional electives and courses to learn more. After being in the clinic, Rachel realized her passion for pelvic floor and decided to specialize further. Rachel is very passionate about what she does and who she helps.
- Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Psychology from Rockhurst University in 2010
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2015
- Women’s and Men’s Health and Pelvic Floor through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Women’s Pelvic Health
- Men’s Pelvic Health
- Pre-natal and Postpartum Rehabilitation
- Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
Heather’s interest in physical therapy began at the age of just 10 years old when she watched a movie entitled “A Step Towards Tomorrow.” In the movie, a young boy suffered a spinal cord injury & the physician’s prognosis included the inability to walk. After several months of physical therapy, the boy was able to walk again. This came as an inspiration to Heather to pursue physical therapy. During one of her clinical rotations, Heather had the opportunity to rehabilitate a patient after a spinal cord injury. There was nothing more rewarding to her than assisting someone to become independent again including teaching the patient how to sit, stand, kneel, walk, & climb stairs again. Heather has found the profession extremely rewarding & is proud to be a part of restoring function & improving a person’s quality of life.
Heather currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri. She has worked in multiple settings & following various work experiences, she decided the out-patient setting was the most intriguing & rewarding for her. She worked for a year & a half treating patients with knee pain/osteoarthritis with the intent to postpone/eliminate the need for a total knee replacement. Heather was inspired by her mother’s struggle with Fibromyalgia & her own battles with chronic low back pain to pursue continuing education pertaining to chronic pain. She also integrates a significant amount of manual therapy into her treatments as this has provided significant relief for her own pain & her patient’s pain.
- Bachelors in Science of Biology & Physiology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2008
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2011
- Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner
- ASTYM Certified Provider
- Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation
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
Erika grew up in a small town in Missouri and decided on a career in physical therapy on her 14th birthday and never changed her mind. She’s always had an interest and passion for pregnancy and post-partum health, so when she discovered Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor in physical therapy, she knew exactly what she wanted to specialize in.
Erika enjoys being outside, hiking and fishing. She also knits hats for newborns and premature babies in the hospital in her spare time. She is a hard worker but loves spending a relaxing day watching Netflix and eating her favorite snacks.
- Missouri State University – 2017
- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
- University of Nebraska Medical Center – 2020
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Pelvic Floor
Aside from being a life long student and seeking out continuing education and career growth opportunities, I enjoy spending my free time listening to true crime podcasts or playing outside with my puppy, Kato.
- Rockhurst University – 2020
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Rockhurst University – 2016
- Bachelor’s of Exercise and Sports Science
- Foot and Ankle Treatment
- Out-Patient Ortho
- Sports Rehabilitation