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Kate has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. However, she has spent most of her career in the outpatient department at Bryn Mawr Rehab treating complex orthopedic and neurological patients. Her treatment approach focuses on whole body rehabilitation and restoring proper movement patterns. Her knowledge base inlcudes Maitland and McKenzie techniques, myofascial relase and NDT.
She is a mom of four(!), and enjoys yoga, travel, biking, sailing, and being active outside.
Ellen graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and has been working in outpatient orthopedics ever since. She has her Graston M1 certification and training in Fascial Movement Taping, and utilizes treatment approaches such as the McKenzie Method, myofascial release, and muscle energy techniques to support her manual skills. She has experience with operative and non-operative management of degenerative and/or sports related injuries and has a special interest in the biomechanical approach to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Ellen loves getting to know her patient’s from a personal level and working as a team to individualize their plan of care, as well as help reinstate their confidence to help overcome their injury. Outside of work, she enjoys living a healthy and happy life by staying active and surrounding herself with supportive friends and family.
Krista graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2000 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. She has since practiced in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics. Over the past 15 years she has focused her continuing education in Cranio Sacral therapy, studying at the Upledger Institute in Florida and the International Professional School of Bodywork in southern California. Krista enjoys spending one-on-one time with clients using manual therapy along with Pilates and other forms of exercise to help them reach their highest potential. Her passion is working with people who have chronic pain and lingering issues that have not improved with other treatment modalities. Krista’s other passion is traveling and being outdoors as much as possible. She lives in Merion Station with her husband and daughter and is expecting her second child this Spring.
Jennifer graduated with her BS in Biology from Millersville University followed by her Physical Therapy Assistant Degree from Hahnemann University in 1999. She worked as a PTA while she attended graduate school where she obtained her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in 2006. She has worked primarily in an Outpatient setting since graduation but also maintains her acute care skills working weekends in a hospital setting.
Jennifer has experience treating patients of all ages and abilities. Her treatment philosophy is based upon a whole body approach to treatment and restoring proper movement patterns. She has completed Anatomy Trains, NKT Level 1, and SFMA Level 1 and 2 and is currently working on her certification. She is also trained in Graston technique, Fascial Movement Taping, and has experience in Maitland technique. She is continuing her education with focus on neurodynamics and muscle energy techniques. Jennifer utilizes her manual skills and corrective techniques to restore neuromuscular control to the body and return patients to proper function.
Outside the clinic, Jennifer enjoys exercising, reading, and spending time with her husband and their 2 children.
Talia has taught dance and movement in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas for the past thirteen years. She graduated from Temple University in 2008 with a BFA in dance. While there, she studied Pilates under Jennifer Morley and later received a comprehensive certification from Body Precision Pilates Studio in 2011. Since that time, Talia has had the privilege of teaching Pilates to both the fitness and dance communities in the Philadelphia area, including Temple University and The Philadelphia Dance Theater. Talia’s combined expertise in dance and Pilates gives her a unique perspective and passion for movement. She believes that Pilates, most importantly, is a way to help people. Talia loves working with all clients, from athletes to those living with chronic pain and physical limitations, and is dedicated to helping them become strong, flexible and pain-free.
Graduated Harcum College 1984 with an A.S. in Physical Therapy. She has 30 years of experience as a licensed physical therapy assistant. Throughout her career, Kathleen has always enjoyed helping people to move and strengthen their bodies. She choreographed and directed aquatic therapy sessions for over 8 years at Riddle Memorial Hospital. It was during that time that she came to truly understand and appreciate the importance of core strength and stability. She attended her first pilates inservice and immediately loved the emphasis placed on the mind body connection, and the sense of postural awareness that it can bring to each individual. She feels very passionate in sharing this with others. Kathleen began her pilates instructor training at the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) comprehensive course in April 2014. She has enjoyed mastering the BASI Block System of Pilates and she is convinced that she will continue with Pilates for the rest of her life!
Kristin graduated from Temple University with a BFA in Dance Education in 2014. It was in her first semester there that she was introduced to the Pilates method. Enamored immediately, she sought out the reputable training program nearby at Body Precision, Rosemont. Kristin completed the 140-hour mat program early in 2012, and started teaching in and around the Philadelphia area. As a dance instructor from a very young age, she found the addition of Pilates natural and seamless. She brought her teaching practice up to Maine, out to Colorado, and eventually, back to the Philadelphia Main Line.
Kristin decided to continue her Pilates journey when One PT and Wellness hosted a comprehensive training through Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) in 2015. Always eager to expand her mind/body practice, in 2015, Kristin spent a month at Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Coming back refreshed with a new perspective, she delved into much intensive training and preparation before she traveled out to the BASI headquarters in California to test and graduate the comprehensive program in January of 2017.
Kristin is thrilled to be teaching and sharing her passion for movement back near her roots. Her lifelong study of movement and the body has given her an in depth, well-rounded perspective, and she thanks her lucky stars to be doing and sharing what she loves every day.
Katie Jasmin, a Rhode Island native, began studying Pilates during her undergraduate experience at Rhode Island College where she received a BA in both dance performance and music. She began training with Jen McWalters in Pawtucket, RI in 2007, and received a comprehensive Pilates certification the following year. She has also been certified through Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) since 2009. She is a certified Buff Bones® instructor and has completed coursework for teaching individuals with injuries and body pathologies, and most recently she became a teacher of the GYROTONIC® method. In addition, Katie holds a Masters of Dance Education from Temple University (2013), and studied extensively with The Center for Body-Mind Movement in somatic movement education. Her varied experience and research in dance/movement and somatics informs her teaching and enhances her clients’ experiences. She believes that movement is healing and that the versatility of Pilates can accommodate most any body. She looks forward to and enjoys continuously working with a variety of individuals who love to move!
Jennifer graduated from Loyola College in 1991 with a B.A. in Communications. While working in financial services she decided to go back to school for Occupational Therapy and graduated from Harcum College in 1997 as a licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant. She worked in pediatrics/early intervention services at The Arc of Chester County.She discovered Pilates after suffering from a back injury and realized the benefits of Pilates to regain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer has always enjoyed being active, while growing up she played multiple sports and gymnastics was a big part of her life. Jennifer completed The Pilates Basic Mat Training in February 2013 through Body Precision in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She then decided to continue her education in Pilates and continued the full comprehensive training through the Basi (Body Arts and Science International) Program at One Physical Therapy in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Jennifer is passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates so people can continue to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Joseph Pilates once said, “If your spine is inflexible at 30, you are old, if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young!” Jennifer currently resides in Wayne with her husband Tom and three boys, Christopher, Luke and Thomas.
Lynn has spent her career in the service industry, working in various settings including restaurant management, banking, and, most recently, a busy orthopaedic office. Her goal is to give courteous, friendly and helpful information to all of our patients and clients. When she is not here managing the schedule and keeping OPTW running efficiently, Lynn can be found spending time with her adult children and “perfect” grandson.
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