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Sarah Greenhagen, PT, DPT, GCS 

is a board-certified geriatric Physical Therapist who specializes in the process of aging. She is committed to bringing health and wellness to the masses, most notably through her creation of the WellBatavia Expo and her involvement on the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies with the Healthy Aging Initiative.

She has developed successful Balance and Strength programs to reduce falling and specializes in treating Osteoporosis, Arthritis Pain, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Difficulty Walking.  She uses a multi-factorial approach to build a comprehensive picture of heath, providing effective movement, nutrition, and sleep solutions. She prioritizes listening to your dreams and concerns, and finding unique solutions to every problem at hand.

 


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Jason Robinson, PT, SCS, PES, CSCS

is a board-certified Sports Physical Therapist, a strength coach, and a functional movement expert. He has an extensive background in collegiate and pro sports serving as team PT for Northern Illinois University’s baseball, softball and volleyball athletes. He also participates in a Healthy Childhood initiative meant to establish standards of practice for school aged children.

He applies his athletic approach to a wide variety of patient types to help them move robustly throughout all stages of life and collaborates with other healthcare and fitness professionals to facilitate health and wellness transformation through a more holistic model.

 
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Amberlyn Vaughan, PT, DPT, CCS

Amberlyn Vaughan is a board-certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist with a doctorate of PT. Amberlyn Worked in outpatient orthopedic, geriatric and workers compensation for 5 years. She later spent one year at the VA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a cardiopulmonary resident, moving into a faculty and mentoring position for incoming residences for the cardiopulmonary program. Her extensive cardio-pulmonary experience includes running the outpatient cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab programs and home health cardiac rehab program at the VA. Most recently, Amberlyn was adjunct faculty for NIU PT program and guest lecturer for  Beaumont Cardiopulmonary Symposium for 2016 and 2017.


Additional staff and services:

Catalyst believes in helping the ‘next generation’ of health professionals get the experience they need.  You will, from time to time, see interns and other non-professionals attending sessions to further their education.


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Beth Kolar, CPT, SFSC and Owner of Center-Fit, LLC is conducting trainings (personal and small groups) on site.  All trainings focus in on participants’ specific need.  Group sizes are always 2-6 max to ensure a focus on individual goals and needs. Beth has extensive experience in programming, functional movement patterns, group fitness, personal training, kettlebell and all levels of weight training.

 

Physical therapy students currently at Catalyst for their clinical experience.
Catalyst believes strongly in being a educational facility. Not only educating future therapists, but our clients and community as well. Please welcome these students when you see them!

 
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Emily Naegle, SPT (student physical therapist) is currently studying for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Illinois University. This is Emily’s 3rd external clinical experience, working both inpatient and outpatient services. Emily was a Northern Illinois University softball catcher and made the Academic and Athletic All-American team!

Emily says, “Working with athletes is really my heart. Jason was my therapist after my labral (shoulder) repair and I was able to reach All American after that.  So, I get what it is to have an unstoppable drive and how horrible it is when you have to slow down, recover and retrain. I want to make that process as awesome as possible. I BELIEVE in sports PT!”

 
 
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Trey Jansen, SPT, ATC, CSCS (student physical therapist) is from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. Trey is currently in his final year of DPT school and is on his 4th clinical experience. Trey has worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities thus far. He was a collegiate golfer in undergraduate and worked closely with several sports teams for both his undergraduate degree and as a graduate assistant.

Trey says, “My favorite aspect of physical therapy is improving athletes wishing to take their performance to the next level, as well as providing hope and relief for patients suffering from chronic pain.”