Treating Our Community of Family, Friends, & Neighbors
3-Dimensional Physical Therapy (3D PT) is the inspiration of Bill and Jessica Chesser. The dynamic husband-and-wife team founded 3D PT in 2009 as a locally-owned, independent business. Their vision was inspired: to offer world-class excellence in physical therapy to the local community with the motivation to provide personal care in a warm, engaging environment. The driving force behind 3D PT is people, not profit.
With this dream, Bill and Jessica, along with their business partner Jonathan Parker, set out to build a joyful, welcoming environment, both for patients and for team members. Today, 3D PT has locations in Adrian (inside The Centre and Brookdale Senior Living), Tecumseh, and Brooklyn (coming soon).
3D PT exists to make a positive difference in people’s lives. How? At 3D PT, patients, clients, and athletes are treated with respect and gratitude. Our licensed professionals engage each patient at every treatment session. Progress is carefully monitored, each milestone is celebrated, and the patient’s treatment is modified based on his or her individual needs.
This unique approach to treatment is based on a unique methodology called Applied Functional Science (AFS).
AFS is the evaluation and treatment approach developed and taught exclusively by our Director of Program Development and Education, Dr. Gary Gray through the Gray Institute. Dr. Gray is a world-renowned leader in physical therapy, sport training, and movement. We are proud to announce that of all of the thousands of individuals and organizations which Dr. Gray has assisted world-wide, he has chosen to personally serve as our local mentor and teacher.
Gray Institute’s Applied Functional Science (AFS) approach is continuing to gain momentum worldwide and influence across all professional sports. Dr. Gray has treated multiple elite professional athletes during his career and continues to share his wisdom and knowledge through the Gray Institute. His approach is effective for people of every age, no matter what their personal history or injury is.
AFS assesses and treats the body as a system with the goal of restoring the body to full function, recognizing that each body is unique and has an individual history, makeup, and injury. Therefore, each person is assessed and treated individually.
AFS considers restoration of motion, strength, and function with a keen eye on the system, which includes restoring coordination, proper sequencing and timing of motion in function. We feel this approach is vital not only to regaining function, but also to diminishing the probability of future injury, re-injury, or injury elsewhere because of compensation.
The 3D PT team includes highly experienced and compassionate physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers, and clinical and administrative staff who are dedicated to helping our patients achieve positive results.
Bill is the CEO and Co-Founder of 3D PT. After graduating from Lenawee Christian School in 1990, Bill started his first company—a landscaping company. Five years later, he says, “I was blessed to marry my beautiful wife, life partner, and friend, Jessica Jameson. God has blessed our marriage and we have two wonderful sons, William (Liam) and Jameson. Liam is passionate about playing the banjo and Jameson is passionate about playing football.”
In 2005, Bill graduated with his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo, College of Law and passed the Ohio bar that same year, practicing law in downtown Adrian. He passed the Michigan Bar in 2006. Two years later, Bill says that God showed them a different plan than what they had originally thought when Jessica, a physical therapist, was approached about opening a physical therapy clinic inside the beautiful Christian Family Centre.
“It was through much prayer and heart searching that we decided to open 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy and on January 5, 2009 we saw our first patient,” explains Bill. “God has blessed and protected us ever since and we have been able to add multiple locations and provide a fun and loving place for people to work and to receive care.”
When asked what he loves most about working at 3D PT, Bill says, “I love working with my wife every day for the pursuit of something that is far more valuable than a paycheck. As co-founders we get to make sure that the same purposes and ethics which began our 3D PT journey are still in place today.”
Bill is clear about what embodies the 3D PT difference: “We first seek to hire people who can put other people’s needs above their own. We seek to place people on our team who can show love to everyone they come in contact with, because people matter!”
As for the type of care 3D PT provides, Bill notes that, “We let our love for people dictate our dedication to providing great care. Therefore, we staff heavily with licensed professional caregivers so that our patients get more time with a licensed professional. Additionally, we retain Dr. Gary Gray, a world-leading biomechanical educator, as our Director of Education and Program Development. Dr. Gray is highly sought after for his expertise and is a guest educator for various organizations around the globe, including as far away as China and Europe.”
One of Bill’s passions is to help provide basic life necessities, such as clean drinking water, to people who do not have them. “It breaks my heart to think of small children drinking polluted water,” shares Bill. “That is why I, as part of 3D PT, am so glad we have the opportunity to get involved to help those less fortunate than we are. Before we even opened the doors of 3D PT, we committed the company to God, so that it may be used for His glory. Through the company’s profits we hope to make a long-lasting impact in this world for eternal good.”
“I love joining a patient on his/her visit, living a "slice of life" with them as they journey— learning of the histories, struggles, and successes that have made each patient who they are, and to join in their successes along the way. People are so interesting and are such a gift!”
Jessica, with her husband, Bill, owns 3D PT. Her passion to not only make 3DPT a great place to come for therapy, but to join patients on their journeys and be vital to their recovery of function that drives our company forward. “I feel that there is a heart to all that we do, a genuine caring for each patient,” explains Jessica. “We think about the mind and spirit being essential to the body and recovery from physical illness. In addition, our professionals have the opportunity to work in their areas of passion which translates into being able to treat a wide range of patient types with excellent outcomes.”
Caring and exceptional care are at the heart of the model that Jessica and Bill have built for 3D PT. As Jessica explains, “We are heavy on professional staff. We aggressively seek to advance our knowledge in order to be able to bring the best physical therapy, athletic training and sport specific training available to Lenawee County. This includes partnering with The Gray Institute and utilizing the great minds we have on staff to improve our quality and level of care.”
Jessica is equally passionate about making 3DPT an increasingly great place to work. “My goal is to exceed expectations for our family of staff, to show the greatest amount of gratitude to such a unique group of caring people that we are blessed to know and work with. I love noticing how our group is making a difference and being in a position thank them in big and small ways for the amazing work that they do for others every day.”
Another component of the caring philosophy that Jessica has built into 3D PT is the opportunity for the company and patients to make a difference together in the efforts of local, national, and global organizations. “We "pay it forward" by contributing to local humanitarian organizations, national organizations who fight human trafficking, and global organizations who provide clean drinking water. I love that when you come for therapy at 3DPT, you are making a difference to someone else at the same time.”
Jessica graduated from University of Toledo with a bachelor degree in biology, then earned a master’s degree in physical therapy, summa cum laude from Grand Valley State University. She is also a graduate of The Gray Institute as a fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) and with MAPS certification.
Jessica was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan, graduating from Adrian High School and returning to Adrian after graduating from college. She is married to Bill, who is also from Lenawee County (Onsted). They have two sons, Liam and Jameson. They attend Adrian First Church of the Nazarene where we enjoy Bible study, volunteer in the visitation ministry to the ill, and where Liam often plays his banjo.
Jessica also enjoys practicing ballet, music, and reading anything relating to God's word. She is passionate about her walk with the Lord and in living it out joyfully through kindness, love, encouragement and in showing gratitude.
“I am passionate about providing care in encouraging and fun environment.”
As a physical therapist, Jonathan believes that a key part of the 3D PT difference is the way that patients are evaluated from a whole body perspective as opposed to just specific parts. As he explains, “Looking for causes of symptoms and not just treating the area of pain or limitation is central to how we support patients’ recovery.”
Some of Jonathan’s particular areas of expertise and clinical passions include vestibular (balance) rehabilitation, biomechanical foot evaluation and orthotics, as well as applied functional science. He is also a firm believer that a fun and an encouraging environment helps in the healing process.
Jonathan holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. He is also a Fellow of Applied Sciences (FAS) through The Gray Institute.
Jonathan was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan and is a graduate of Lenawee Christian School. He is married to Angie who was also born and raised in Lenawee County. They have two daughters, Brielle and Emilia.
In the community, Jonathan serves on the FCA Soccer Advisory Council and he is part of the leadership team at 1Mosaic Church. He is also passionate about family time, University of Michigan Athletics, Lenawee Christian Athletics and is engaged in local mission activities at 1 Mosaic Church.
Gary received his initial education as a physical therapist in the mid-1970s. He immediately pursued additional training as an athletic trainer, personal trainer, and as a strength and conditioning coach. Realizing the common thread of creating transformational environments to enhance the lives of others being the science of movement, he developed the discipline of Applied Functional Science®. With his ongoing passion and mission of learning and sharing more, and with the goal of educating, empowering, and encouraging others through an appreciation of the wonderfully and fearfully made human body, Dr. Gray established the Gray Institute. Gary has been married to his 7th grade sweetheart (Cindi) since 1976 and has been blessed with two sons and daughter-in-loves (Brad and Shallon, Doug and Valerie) and five grandchildren (Denyon, Aryah, Calyx, Zion, and Xyler).
“I love collaboratively working with patients to improve their pain-free functional mobility and achieve their perceived goals for quality of life.”
As a physical therapist, Stephanie has the privilege of developing one-to-one relationships with many of our patients. As Stephanie says, “The patient's needs are first and foremost from the moment they walk through the door and continues throughout the course of their treatment.“
Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Fitness from Adrian College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Toledo. She also holds a Certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice.
Stephanie lives happily over the border in Ohio and is married to Brent, who has been her sweetheart since the fourth grade. They have two energetic sons, Crosby and Murphy.
Stephanie enjoys being a volleyball “weekend warrior”, supporting her husband's woodworking and football coaching endeavors and spending time with her family and friends. She also likes spending time alone in nature.
“3DPT is different because we make every effort to accommodate our patients' busy schedules and adapt to changing insurance coverage so patients can get the care they need.”
Diana is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care to our local community. As she says, “I love our commitment to staff education and quality of care. It means we can provide the best possible treatment to the people of Lenawee County. They deserve it.”
Diana is a native of Tecumseh, Michigan where she lives with her husband and three sons. After graduating from Tecumseh High School, Diana earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is also a fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through The Gray Institute.
Diana is passionate about raising awareness of the number one birth defect, congenital heart disease, with the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association and the need for further research and funding to save and improve affected children’s lives.
“3D PT offers one of the most inviting, warm and positive therapeutic atmospheres that I’ve ever been in.”
Beth joined our team in 2018 with boundless enthusiasm for her role. As she said: “I love being a physical therapist! It is an honor and privilege for me to be able to improve the quality of life for my patients.”
As a physical therapist, Beth works one-on-one with her patients developing a rapport and trust with them. She appreciates that all of her fellow 3D PT staff members are fully dedicated to providing an excellent patient experience from the moment the patient walks in to when their treatment is complete.
According to Beth, “The 3D PT difference, aside from overall excellent care, is the unique range of services we offer such as ASTYM, aqua therapy, vestibular rehab, orthotics, women’s health, post-surgical care…and much, much more!
Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science at Adrian College and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Toledo. She is also ASTYM® Certified and a Level 1 Yoga Fit Instructor. Fun fact: She is also a Boston Marathon qualifier!
Beth’s passions and hobbies include: distance running, reading, animals, volunteering and being a mom. She said, “I’m passionate about improving the health and nutrition of our youth and I volunteer at many youth events throughout the county.”
“I love having the opportunity to help others get back to their passions of life.”
PJ is passionate about helping our patients with effective treatment. The Applied Functional Science approach we use to customize specific exercises to each and every individual for their mind, body, and spirit is truly unique,” he says. PJ also loves all of the learning opportunities 3D PT makes available, enabling the team to better themselves and use their learning to better others.
PJ earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Baker College. A graduate of the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation, PJ earned his Fellowship in Applied Functional Science (2017) and his certification in Functional Manual Reaction (2017). PJ is also certified in 3D MAPS.
PJ was born and raised in Adrian Michigan. He attended Lenawee Christian High School where he met his wife, Katie. They welcomed their first child in June 2016, a son named Brayden Felix.
His favorite activities include fitness, playing sports, vacationing with his family, and Michigan Football!
"I love working at 3D PT because it gives me the opportunity to help our young athletes pursue their opportunities to play scholastic sports in a safe environment knowing that they will be taken care of should an injury occur."
Jody joined 3D PT as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tecumseh Public Schools bringing more than 33 years of experience as an athletic trainer in high school and collegiate settings, as well as experience as a teacher to our team. He has also served on the Board of Education in the Tecumseh School District.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in physical education with a minor in secondary education and a concentration in athletic training. He has also completed 20 graduate hours in physical education at Eastern Michigan University. In addition, Jody is a board-certified athletic trainer and a licensed athletic trainer in Michigan and Ohio.
"I feel that 3D PT is a community-based organization which cares about Lenawee County," said Jody. "I am privileged to work for an organization which cares for the people of Tecumseh and Lenawee County."Jody is currently a member of the Lenawee Conservation League. He loves camping, fishing, hunting and is an avid SCUBA Diver. Jody lives in Raisin Township with his wife and two dogs. He has two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
“I love educating patients on their injuries and being an integral part of returning each patient to doing what they love.”
Mark joined the 3D PT team in 2019. He works with our patients in our clinics and also manages the Brooklyn clinic.
Mark attended high school in Monroe Michigan before heading to Michigan State University where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and was a member of the varsity swim team. He then earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Utah at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
In addition to his college studies, Mark earned two certifications from the Gray Institute of Functional Science: Functional Golf Specialist and Applied Functional Science.
“One of the pillars of 3D PT is the practice of Applied Functional Science. Practicing following this approach allows me to utilize truths of movement to evaluate and treat the whole patient regardless of their current functional ability,” said Mark.
When he’s not in the clinic, Mark enjoys being active and spending time outdoors running, swimming, hiking, and snowboarding. Mark is also a fan of Michigan State University athletics.
“The mission and vision of 3DPT is what drew my attention to the company. It has been refreshing working for a company that deeply cares about their employees and patients.”
Elizabeth joined our team in 2019. She has lived in Michigan since 2014 with her husband, Brent, and their four children (Sydney, Garrett, Maria and Brady). Prior to living here, Elizabeth was a Speech Language Pathologist in an Indiana University Health hospital for 12 years and was an Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology at Ball State University for two years.
Elizabeth’s experience also includes working with both adults and children in hospitals, outpatient clinics, homecare and skilled nursing facilities. She has provided speech, language and cognitive treatments across a variety of settings with a focus in evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders (dysphagia) including Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSS) and teaching an Advanced Dysphagia Seminar.
Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in speech pathology from Ball State University. She is nationally accredited by ASHA (American Speech Language and Hearing Association) with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Elizabeth also has a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) license in the State of Michigan.
Of the benefits of working at 3DPT, Elizabeth said, “I get to work alongside great therapists and staff and get to work with amazingly motivated patients every day. It is great to be surrounded by such great people.”
Elizabeth and her family are always on the go, she explained, “My husband and I spend our days watching and enjoying our kids as they participate in volleyball, basketball, baseball, football, soccer and swimming. We love any chance we get to vacation and to be active as a family together.”
“I have a passion in helping others to achieve goals to increase their quality of life.”
Shasta joined the 3D PT team in 2019 as a Clinical Occupational Therapy Assistant. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio with her husband and two young sons.
Of working at 3D PT, Shasta said, “I love that I can work with patient’s one on one to increase their independence, safety, and quality of life.”
I am a part-time team member so I can spend more time at home with my boys. I am involved with the YMCA, I love going there because it is very family oriented.
Shasta is starting her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in Findlay, Ohio. She currently has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from University of Toledo and an Associate Degree, Occupational Therapy Assistant from Owens Community College.
“3D PT has great programs for their patient’s that include the whole body in a functional way. The Functional Applied Science approach provides very effective techniques for rehabilitation,” explained Shasta.
Shasta’s personal passions are enjoying time with her children as well as have been improving her health by making better food choices and exercising more regularly.
“I love getting to know the patients, Brooklyn has great people living here!”
Jaclyn joined our Brooklyn clinic team as our Front Office Coordinator. Prior to this position she worked for 16 years as a Certified Medical Assistant.
New to the area, Jaclyn and her family reside in Onsted. She is married with two children, Laylah 15 and Jace 5.
Jaclyn has an associate degree in applied arts and is actively pursuing her nursing degree.
“This is my first experience working in a physical therapy office,” said Jaclyn. “But seeing first-hand patients improving each visit shows that we are all making a difference for that individual.”
Jaclyn also loves being outdoors with her family, fishing, camping, traveling, and boating.
“Not only do I get to provide therapy services when needed but I get to know the residents on a more personal level enabling me to provide injury/fall preventative therapy as well.”
Amy Ollett’s career as a Physical Therapy Assistant has spanned two decades, including 13 years spent primarily in an orthopedic practice, and the last 7 years working with the geriatric population at Brookdale Senior Living in Adrian, Michigan. However, it was an injury that she sustained while studying at Michigan State University that changed the course of her career into the physical therapy profession.
“It was a great physical therapist that diagnosed the nature of my injury and started my love of physical therapy and ultimately a new career,” says Amy.
After earning her associates degree in physical therapy at Baker College, Amy relocated to Lenawee County from Bay City, Michigan. She currently lives in Adrian with her husband and son. She also has two dogs who often accompany her to work.
Amy explains what drew her to 3D PT, “Was their exemplary reputation and their involvement in the community through the Christian Family Centre, participating in youth activities and mentoring local students.”
Amy’s hobbies include reading, making jewelry, and, “anything my son is involved in.”
“As a clinician, I enjoy watching patients overcome obstacles to be able to return to a quality of activity, either in self-care, work or recreation, or sport, they may have thought they would never be able to do again.”
Christine Boote says that one of the best parts of her job is helping patients, “Understand their injury and their treatment program. I also love to witness that ‘ah-ha’ moment when they recognize, ‘This treatment makes sense, and I am going to get better!’”
She also appreciates the 3D PT philosophy which incorporates applied functional science into every patient care plan, to make sure that patients have the best long-term results possible. “The emphasis on education of both of the clinicians to provide the best care and for patients to have an understanding of their injury, their diagnosis and how to prevent further injury is truly unique,” says Christine.
Christine graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, a State of Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer and an AASDN Nutrition Specialist. She has earned The Gray Institute’s Certification of Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS). She is also an American Heart Association-BLS CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor.
Christine also serves as the Dean of Primary Plus Camp at Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, Michigan.
A native of Cass City, Michigan, Christine lives in Manchester, Michigan with her husband, Marty Boote. They have four children.
Christine enjoys spending time with family at sporting events, on their boat and camping. She also enjoys reading, studying scripture and working with children.
“Every day at 3D PT is an opportunity to help people regain what certain life events may have caused them to lose. Whether it's playing a sport, working a job, playing with family or being able to care for themselves I love seeing people be able do the things they thoughts they may never be able to do again.”
As an athletic trainer, Heather works with our local high school students at Lenawee Christian School and in our Adrian clinic. She describes the 3D PT difference this way, “As you walk through the doors at 3D PT or into an athletic training room at one of the schools you will notice that we take a functional, whole body approach when doing rehabilitation to prepare the whole body to be as successful as possible when it takes up its role in life.”
Heather moved to Adrian in 2009 to attend Adrian College, graduating Heather with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. She is a certified athletic trainer (ATC and she has also completed Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and 3D MAPS training through the Gray Institute.
Heather enjoys working out and running in her spare time. She also shares that, “Since a young age I have felt God's call on my life so my prayer is that I would be obedient to the missions He calls me to in life.”
“My wonderful co-workers make it all worthwhile.”
Shayna joined 3D PT in 2011 and takes care of our patients with her amazing attention to detail and knowledge of billing and office administration. Even though she is often tucked away in our administrative office, her impact is felt throughout 3D PT.
Shayna is passionate about her family, friends, and helping people. She is a lifelong resident of Adrian, Michigan, where she lives wither husband Shawn and her children, Aaron and Sarah.
“When a patient walks out of the clinic being able to return to their daily activities or sports pain free, it makes me feel like we made a difference.”
In her role, Jessica has the opportunity to see the 3D PT difference first-hand and it is something that she considers a benefit to both patients and employees. As she says, “I love the close-knit family environment that 3D PT creates and that we all have the same goal! It is truly a joy to work for a company that not only appreciates their patients but their employees, too.”
Jessica says that what she loves most about working at 3D PT is seeing patients recover.
“Clinicians at 3D PT take the time to listen and work with you on your goals,” explains Jessica. You can genuinely tell that the entire staff cares about their patients’ well-being and recovery.” Jessica graduated in 2015 from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in sociology. She has also earned her CAFS and 3D MAPS certifications in Applied Functional Science.
Originally from Dundee, Jessica now lives in Tecumseh, Michigan, with her husband. She is a member of the National Association of Show Trucks and has a wide range of interests including running and fitness, spending time outdoors camping and fishing, visiting museums and spending time with family.
“I love meeting new people and seeing them progress through an injury or disability to get back to the things they love.”
Landon works with our patients to help them get back to doing what they love to do. For Landon, the 3D PT difference is our focus on not only the immediate pain or injury, but on helping patients regain the functionality and strength to do movements often used in daily life.
Landon is a Manchester High School graduate. He has attended Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College studying exercise science. He lives in Manchester and enjoys a variety of sports and fitness activities.
“I love being able to greet the patients as they walk in the door, asking them how their day has been, and being there for them to talk to.”
For Brady, one of the best parts about his role at 3D PT is helping to rehabilitate patients and building a personal relationship with each person he meets.
When asked what makes 3D PT different, Brady says, “The 3DPT staff creates a family atmosphere that is unlike any other clinic. You walk in the door, and are immediately greeted with a smile and a hello. Our staff strives to create an atmosphere that promotes building genuine relationships with our patients.”
Brady holds a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Certificate and is currently studying biology at Siena Heights University. He plans to attend physical therapy school after obtaining his bachelor degree. At Siena Heights, he is involved in College Life, a student ministry group.
A Blissfield, Michigan, resident, Brady is also a Blissfield High School graduate. While in high school, Brady was involved in HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) as part of the Tech Center Nursing and EMT programs in nearby Adrian, Michigan. He even placed seventh in the nation at the National HOSA EMT competition.
Another fun fact about Brady is that he is a triplet! Enjoying life with his family and siblings is very important to Brady. He also likes working out and being outdoors. He attends One Mosaic Church in Adrian, Michigan.
“I am very excited to begin my journey with a company that cares about people as individuals, because people matter.”
Shelby is one of our newest physical therapists and is enthusiastic about making a difference for our patients. She is passionate about working with youth and athletes and plans to pursue orthopedic and sport specific certifications in the future.
Shelby earned two bachelor degrees at Adrian College, both magna cum laude, including a Bachelor of Arts in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in exercise science. At the University of Toledo, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Shelby is a native of Fulton County, Ohio, and a devoted Christian. She is very family-oriented and the proud aunt of four beautiful, energetic and spirited nephews and nieces.
Shelby enjoys working out and has a passion for running and volleyball. She plans to run her first half marathon this year.
“I am excited to be part of a team that truly cares about the well-being of every individual they work with.”
Christie is our patient care coordinator and is enthusiastic about making a difference for our patients and helping 3D PT “pay it forward” by making a difference locally as well as globally through her work.
For Christie, the 3D PT difference is personified by, “our genuine care for every individual.” Her personal experience with 3D PT is one of the reasons she joined our team as she said, “When my husband went to 3D PT for physical therapy a few years back he said it was the most comprehensive testing he had ever gone through.”
Christie graduated from Spring Arbor University with a major in Christian ministries and a minor in psychology. She is also a Certified Biblical Health Coach.
Christie is a native of Toledo, Ohio and has lived in Lenawee County for more than 20 years. She is married and she and her husband Roger are blessed with three children, Kayla, Carly and TJ.
Outside of the clinic, Christie loves spending time with her family and supporting her children in their activities. Christie also enjoys sports, especially soccer, and studying natural health alternatives. She also added, “As a child of God, I am passionate about glorifying Him and making the most of every opportunity He gives me.”
“I have always had a passion and a love for working with older adults. 3D PT allows me the opportunity to serve them in new ways and as a part of an organization with a strong mission and community focus.”
Laura is an occupational therapist who works with our patients in Adrian, Michigan at our Brookdale Senior Living clinic and the Dominican Life Center. She is excited to be part of 3D PT because, as she says, “The health and quality of life of patients will always be central to everything we do.”
Laura attributes the “3D PT Difference” to the fact that, “3D PT is very focused on overall quality of life for patients, looking at the whole person not just treating a specific issue.” In this regard she is excited about being part of the work that 3D PT is doing to support wellness and prevent falls for Brookdale Senior Living residents.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College in New York, and earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from the University of Toledo. She also earned a graduate certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice from University of Toledo.
Laura lives with her husband, Ben, in Manchester, Michigan. She spent her childhood near Cleveland, Ohio, although she now, “…loves living in Southeast Michigan and has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a part of the community.”
In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, running and visiting her family in Colorado whenever she can. She also loves to spend time with her family who live locally, especially her nieces and nephews.
“I love interacting with all the people I come in contact with and seeing the improvement in our patient’s conditions from time of evaluation to discharge.”
Kasandra is involved in almost all aspects of care working both the front desk and with patients. Kasandra earned her bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies at Siena Heights University and her master’s degree in Health Care Administration at Walden University.
Kasandra has been living in Lenawee County for 14 years. She and her husband have two wonderful sons, who are 12 and 4 years old. Kasandra and her oldest son volunteer at the Humane Society.
Kasandra says, “We truly care about our patients and their success. They know what to expect and who they are going to see when they come in, and what we do makes sense to them.”
Kasandra’s greatest accomplishment is her boys. She says, “All I ever wanted was to be a mom, so I try my best to be everything I want to be for them.”
“I love being a part of a company that strives to make a positive difference to each individual's health and quality of life.”
Chelsea works with our patients as a physical therapist assistant. In Chelsea’s mind, the 3D PT team expresses genuine passion and dedication in providing the best possible care to each patient.
Chelsea grew up and currently lives in Morenci, Michigan. She is a Morenci High School graduate and attended Everest College in Chesapeake, Virginia becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. Chelsea also graduated from the Professional Skills Institute in Maumee, Ohio, earning an associate degree as a physical therapy assistant .
Chelsea is married to her high school sweetheart, Drew Lester. They have two children, Irelynn and Easton.
Chelsea’s interests include health and fitness, spending time with family and friends, camping, and traveling with her family.
“I have always loved the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to help my patients improve their quality of life by meeting their personal goals of reducing pain and improving function.”
Laura works as a physical therapist at the Dominican Life Center. She says that she has had, “…a lifelong love of physical therapy since I was first introduced to the profession by a family friend when I was in the sixth grade.”
Laura received her degree in physical therapy from the University of Florida. She continues to increase her knowledge and hone her skills through a wide variety of ongoing coursework. Currently, Laura is looking forward to completing her CAFS certification in AFS.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and engaging in any outdoor activity.
Laura lives in Sylvania, Ohio, close to her amazing daughter, Danielle, and an energetic granddaughter, Kallie, whom she considers the lights of her life.
“I love being able to help patients regain normal daily function along with just talking to them and hearing about their lives and interesting stories.”
As part of our clinical team, Kyla enjoys working with our patients. She feels that 3D PT delivers high quality care in a friendly environment with staff that truly cares about their patients.
Kyla has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Owens Community College.
Kyla lives in Riga, Michigan and is married with two dogs. She played varsity volleyball in high school and was team captain in her junior and senior year.
A member of Elem3nt Church in Blissfield, Michigan. Kyla enjoys short term mission trips. She has been to Ireland once and Honduras nine times to assist in building churches. These experiences have facilitated long-lasting friendships.
“I truly enjoy meeting new patients and hearing their stories of life, they teach me many 'life lessons' which I value.”
Annette joined our team in 2018 as a physical therapist assistant. She is excited to be a part of the 3D PT team and work with many knowledgeable and skilled people who understand and train their patients in three dimensional exercises to fulfill their goals.
Annette said that she finds, “The passion and kindness shown to each patient is inspiring. What also sets 3D PT apart is that the approach we use involves all three planes of motion. This gives us a full range of tools and effective exercises to help rehabilitate our patients.”
A graduate of Adrian College, Annette holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. She also attended Davenport University where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Annette is a resident of Lenawee County’s Irish Hills Area where she lives with her husband, Brian, and their two wonderful children, Evan and Kayli.
Outside of the clinic, she loves to spend time with her family boating in the summer months, playing basketball with her children, listening to her son play guitar, and having fun with family and friends. Annette also recently started coaching her daughter’s travel basketball team and is finding the experience to be very rewarding!
“I love the atmosphere at 3DPT. Everyone is so welcoming to patients, staff members, and students. You are sure to meet amazing people in each and every aspect within the clinic.”
Julia joined our team in 2017, but her relationship with 3D PT started years before when she was a patient at our Adrian clinic, not once—but twice!
Throughout her high school soccer career at Lenawee Christian School, Julia suffered two injuries. While the injuries themselves were unfortunate, they opened the door for Julia to discover her chosen career path in physical therapy.
After her first rehabilitation experience at 3D PT for an ACL injury and repair surgery, Julia decided that she wanted to help people just like the team at 3D PT had helped her, so she began job shadowing at our Adrian clinic every day. After Julia had a minor injury to her other knee at the end of high school she became a patient again and was subsequently offered a clinical technician position in our clinic, which she accepted.
Julia is now attending Washtenaw Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program while working in our clinics.
Speaking from the perspective of both a patient and an employee, Julia said that what makes 3D PT different is that, “3D PT has a wonderful family atmosphere. Every day you are greeted with a hello and a smile. You look forward to becoming rehabilitated at each visit, but the opportunity to talk and create relationships with the staff members makes the experience truly special.”
Julia feels that 3D PT has been a huge blessing in her life over the past few years and is excited to be an official part of the 3D PT family!
“Working at 3D PT allows me to use my skills as a therapist to serve others, and I believe serving others is the greatest honor.”
Honesty joined our team in 2018 as an occupational therapist with more than fifteen years of experience treating adult and geriatric patients with a variety of neurological, orthopedic and behavioral conditions.
Honesty has many professional certifications including:
Honesty said that, “After working at numerous rehabilitation companies and I can honestly say I’m most excited about working for 3D PT because of their commitment to not only serve others through rehabilitation services, but to serve everyone in need through their philanthropic work.”
Growing up in Brooklyn, Michigan, Honesty graduated from Columbia Central High School. She also graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy.
Honesty lives in Tecumseh, Michigan, with her husband and their beautiful daughter, Cadence Isabella Harless. Some of Honesty’s proudest accomplishments include raising her daughter and the philanthropic work that she and her husband have done. They have done mission work at the Fort Peck Native American reservation and they also sponsor children in Sierra Leone, Honduras, and Romania. In addition, each year Honesty and her family sponsor a canned food drive and participate in Toys for Tots.
“I love being able to constantly learn new things from others and continue to grow as a health care professional as well as a person.”
Bailey works with local high school students at Morenci High School and is a clinical technician at the Dominican Life Center.
Relationships are important to Bailey and that is one of the things she values most about working with 3D PT. As she said, “The atmosphere is very family oriented and I love being able to make close relationships not only with my coworkers , but with patients as well.”
Bailey also feels that, “3DPT is different than other physical therapy clinics in the services they provide. The team genuinely cares about the people in front of them, not just what they can do physically to do for someone but also emotionally. I love that they have a holistic approach to working with individuals.”
Bailey grew up in Blissfield, Michigan and attended high school there. As a high school athlete, she was active in cheerleading, track and soccer. Bailey then attended Central Michigan University (CMU), earning a Bachelor of Science in athletic training.
While at CMU, Bailey was involved in the Mortar Board Honor Society, the Live Like Reed 5K, and the Summer Special Olympics. GO CHIPS!!
Bailey has continued her love of being active with regular gym workouts. Her goal is to compete in a figure or powerlifting competition. She also volunteers for the Lenawee Humane Society and enjoys coloring and spending time with friends and family.
“I enjoy serving the sisters at the Dominican Life Center. 3D PT offers creative unique movements and exercises that are most helpful in aiding physical problems.”
Steffanie Palmer works as a clinical technician at The Dominican Life Center. She loves working with people and believes that everyone is a gift from God. Steffanie also enjoys exercise and helping people be healthy and happy.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Steffanie says, “I love to teach. When my children were born I decided to home school them for six years. I am very glad that I did. I was also a private tutor and middle school track coach.
Steffanie was raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan and she now resides in Adrian, Michigan with her husband, Troy, and their three fantastic children.
She helps to run a food pantry at her church, Adrian First Church of the Nazarene.
“The approach that 3DPT takes with Functional Manual Reaction is so beneficial to improving function and strength with less pain and returning patients to their prior level of function in a minimal amount of time.”
Jessica joined the 3D PT Tecumseh Clinic as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018. She finds helping others feel better and improve their quality of life to be, “pure joy.”
Jessica is a strong proponent of 3D PT’s aftercare program which allows patients to maintain their level of function with the assistance and knowledge of a physical therapist.
Jessica earned an associate degree in applied science majoring in physical therapy at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. She is licensed to practice physical therapy in the State of Michigan and is a member of the Association of Physical Therapy Assistants.
A resident of Toledo, Ohio, Jessica and her husband have six children and eight grandchildren. Jessica notes, “I attended Toledo Public schools and enrolled in college later in life.”
Outside of the clinic, Jessica's favorite way to spend time is to share a meal and have fun with her family.
Karen joined the 3D PT team in 2018 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She earned her Physical Therapy Assistant degree with honors from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Karen says that to her, “The ‘3D’ in 3D PT stands for several things but the key thing it represents to me is the multi-dimensional quality of each person. I believe that we are body, mind, and spirit. I love that 3D PT acknowledges right up front that the people who walk through our doors are more than just body parts.”
Karen grew up in Sand Creek, Michigan and attended Lenawee Christian School in Adrian. Her husband, Doug, was also born and raised in Lenawee County. They live in Manchester with their three daughters and attend Knox Presbyterian church in Ann Arbor. Karen enjoys reading, camping, photography and family time.
“The love and compassion given to each individual that walks through the door. I also love the idea that the company gives the charitable donation when a client graduates.”
Denise joined our team as a Front Office Coordinator with over 30 years of experience in the medical profession. She is a registered medical assistant (RMA).
Denise has lived in Lenawee County her whole life. She was born and raised in Tecumseh, where she graduated from Tecumseh High School. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
A lover of the outdoors, Denise enjoys kayaking, four wheeling, snowmobiling and spending time with her family.
“Treating each person as an individual and finding how to inspire them to dig deeper in order reach their goals brings me great joy.”
Audrey Bennett joined our team as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). She has a wealth of experience working as a PTA in schools, skilled nursing facilities and acute care hospitals.
In her role at 3D PT, Audrey says that what she likes best is, “The challenge to learn the Gary Gray way of providing care through functional applied science. 3DPT’s emphasis on furthering its team members’ education to provide the best possible care to our patients so they can achieve their goals is just one example of our company’s love for people.”
Audrey graduated from Owens Community College with an associate of applied science degree in the PTA program.
She lives with her husband in Manitou Beach. They have two daughters. Audrey’s daughter lives in Northwest Ohio with her grandson and son-in-law. Her husband’s daughter lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Their leisure time is spent participating in lake activities, horseback riding, hiking and anything involving the wonderful outdoors.
Audrey and her husband deliver meals to the homebound each Christmas with the Wauseon Legion in Wauseon, Ohio.
At her family horse farm, Audrey thoroughly enjoys teaching children and people with mental and physical challenges to ride and love horses.
Audrey said, “Being part of their emotional growth is extremely rewarding for me.”
“I absolutely love being an occupational therapist and providing care to my patients to help enhance their quality of life and overall well-being.”
Carrie joined our team in 2018 as an occupational therapist. She believes that being part of each patient’s journey to wellness is truly an honor and she finds it very rewarding as a clinician.
“3D PT really makes an effort to provide the best possible care to our patients through continuing education for our clinical team and keeping current with the profession’s best practices to ensure we are providing the best care possible,” said Carrie. “I really love the strong core values of the company and the kindness everyone shows their patients.”
Carrie is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy with a research specialization. Her research specialization focused on refining an arthritis screening tool for farmers and collecting data from county fairs and farming conferences across Ohio.
Originally from a small town in Northwest Ohio, Carrie now resides in Britton, Michigan with her husband (and high school sweetheart), their three very energetic boys, and one lazy pug dog. They enjoy assisting with their children’s sports activities and being active members of their church.
In her downtime, Carrie spends time with family and friends. She also likes running, reading, cooking, traveling, and attempting to create Pintrest projects.
“Being able to make a difference in an individual’s life during their stay at 3D PT means everything to me.”
Chris joined our team in 2019 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He is originally from Hamtramck, Michigan but now lives in Southgate. He holds an associate degree in applied science and he is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Michigan.
Chris says., “It is wonderful when at the end of their treatment patients tell me they feel better, have less pain, and have an increase in any function is wonderful.”
The services that 3D PT provides are different than traditional therapy methods. At other clinics therapists will have a patient go through strengthening and other exercises in one motion. At 3D PT, the patient will go through more functional, multi-faceted movements to improve everyday life and make moving in certain directions easier.
Chris enjoys the sport and art of bodybuilding which feeds his love of working out. He competed in a bodybuilding competition for the first time in September 2018 and took first place in the True Novice division and second place in the Weight Class/Open division.
“I love that my job allows me to serve others and help patients improve their daily living, and hopefully helping them leave the clinic feeling stronger, healthier and more encouraged than when they entered.”
Nicole joined our team in 2019. She loves working with our patients and says, “I feel very privileged to work for a company who truly cares about the well-being of each patient. 3D PT is welcoming and ensures that the atmosphere is encouraging and uplifting.”
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Taylor University where she played college soccer. She recently moved to Michigan from Wheaton, Illinois after marrying a Lenawee Christian School graduate.
Nicole’s passions include family, friends, watching and/or playing all different kinds of sports and being outdoors enjoying God’s beautiful creation.
Raised in Oregon, Ohio Marta graduated from Clay High School. She attended Owens Community College majoring in Medical Office Support. Prior to joining 3D PT, Marta worked in customer service for 20 years with nine of those years as an Office Manager and seven in a medical office position.
Marta believes that one of the best things about working at 3D PT is that, “Caring for people is what I have always wanted to do and now I get to make it a part of what I do daily. Every day I meet new people that bring a new joy to my day, and I know that God led me to be a part of 3D PT.”
Marta has been a resident of Swanton, Ohio for five years with her husband of 16 years and their three amazing boys (Cameron is 13 years old, Memphis is 12 years old, and Tyson is 9 years old.) The boys are all very active in baseball and football.
The family is fond of their pets: a Yorkie named Harper (a.k.a. Barkie), a chocolate lab named Sophia ((a.k.a. DoDo), and a bunny they call Bunny Friend, which Marta, “absolutely adores.”
Marta said, “My family means that world to me and I strive every day to prove to my sons that hard work, love, and God are the main ingredients to make a wonderful life.”
“People were created to live, move, and have their being. With each person that walks into the clinic, my goal is to impact their hearts and movements. I treat their individual needs in order to allow them to reach their potential."
Morgan joined our team in 2019 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She attended the Baker College of Flint Physical Therapist Assistant program where she received her associate’s degree. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise science from Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
While attending GVSU, Morgan was a lead research assistant for the director of the Movement Science Department and did research in multiple sclerosis, heart rate variability, and branch chain amino acids.
Currently, Morgan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the University of Findlay and will receive her doctorate in 2021. She serves on the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy as the Physical Therapist Assistant representative and also reviews cases as a member of the Disciplinary Subcommittee. Morgan has also taken various continuing education courses in manual therapy through Great Lakes Seminars and is working toward receiving credentials as a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist.
Morgan is trained in classical ballet and Pilates, as such she has a special interest in servicing patients with artistic backgrounds. Outside of the clinic, Morgan enjoys judging competitive livestock throughout the state of Michigan, going to the gym, taking Pilates classes, spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching Ohio State football, and trying new restaurants with her husband.
Morgan’s passion in life is to use her knowledge and hands to give people the tools they needs to return to their sport, hobby, or daily life with confidence and freedom.
“What I love about 3DPT is that I can help others enhance the quality of life with Applied Functional Science and there’s so much to continuously learn.”
Ericka joined our team in 2019 working as a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Dominican Life Center. She graduated from the Professional Skills Institute in 2018 earning a Associate Degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting.
Ericka describes the 3D PT difference this way: “It’s not the traditional ‘textbook’ approach to therapy and it makes it engaging for the patient because they are able to feel and see the difference by involving their whole body.”
Ericka has volunteered for the Delay the Disease program in Toledo assisting with therapy exercises for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Ericka lives in Perrysburg, Ohio, with her husband Paul and their three sons Khyron, Kameron and Kaleb and their daughter Kenadi. Ericka said, “Her greatest accomplishment is being a mom to my children and I’m proud of each of them. Next I am proud of myself for receiving my college degree after being a stay at home for many years.”
Ericka and her family are members of Cornerstone Church in Maumee, Ohio. She is part of the church’s Children’s Ministry team.
This Adrian facility is located inside The Christian Family Centre (The Centre), on W US 223, connected to Lenawee Christian School. Physical therapy is offered here in the traditional setting and includes a swimming pool for aquatherapy. We also offer rehabilitation for athletes in a variety of settings such as gymnasiums, football and soccer fields, and racquet ball courts.
Our Brookdale facility is located inside of the Adrian Brookdale Senior Living Center and specializes in geriatric therapy. This location is ideal for geriatric clients who wish to have a quiet, peaceful setting for rehabilitation.
Our Tecumseh facility offers a traditional setting for physical therapy. This location also supports sports training and rehabilitation with the opportunity to train on turf. Winter training occurs here for some of our local athletes.