Therapists

Therapists 2017-08-14T11:58:17+00:00

Committed to helping our patients feel better

Our physical therapists have a vested interest in our patient’s needs and success. They understand that pain isn’t predictable and take personal pride in enabling you to get back to what you enjoy doing.

Meghan Graf
Licensed Physical Therapist

Meghan Graf graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including orthopedics, geriatrics and aquatic therapy. She has been on staff at Ferrell-Whited since 2001.

Her post graduate studies include Craniosacral Therapy I and Lymph Drainage I, American Back Pain Center seminar, mobilizations with movement, myofascial release techniques, shoulder and knee advanced sports medicine techniques, fibromyalgia, treatment for the amputee and the Pilates method for use as therapeutic and corrective exercise.

Meghan also specializes in Women’s Health physical therapy and has received her training and education through the Herman & Wallace Institute.

Please refer to the Women’s Health page for more information.

Meghan has a sweet, caring way about her that will make you feel right at home!

Meghan treats patients at: Ferrell-Whited Lake Medina Campus.

Jason Graf
Owner
Licensed Physical Therapist

Jason Graf is a Buckeye High School graduate (1995). He completed the physical therapy program at The Ohio State University in 2000.

He actually started working at Ferrell-Whited as an aide when he was in high school and has since taken over ownership of the practice in July 2006. He has worked in both outpatient and nursing home settings.

His post graduate studies include Craniosacral Therapy I, treatments for the diabetic and amputee, muscle energy techniques, American Back Pain Center seminar, orthopedic rehabilitation of the shoulder, Back to Golf seminar and advanced treatments for foot, ankle and shoulder injuries in sports.

Jason has a wonderful sense of humor sure to brighten your day!

Randi Suliks
Director of Clinical Operations
Physical Therapist Assistant

Randi Suliks graduated in 2011 from North Central State College with a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant.

Prior to that she worked independently as a massage therapist for ten years, mostly in the Medina area. Randi has obtained advanced training in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy and a variety of manual therapy techniques.

Bill Bedford
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) (CIDN)
Owner (Berea Clinic)

Bill Bedford graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Maryland in 2013. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2005. Bill has clinical experience in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, acute inpatient rehab, long-term care and is certified in Dry Needling. Bill has extensive experience with orthopedic and neuromuscular rehabilitation. He had a previous career in banking while living in Washington, DC. Bill grew up in Strongsville with family roots in both Strongsville and Berea. He now resides in Berea with his family. He is a graduate of Strongsville High School where he ran Cross Country and Track for Strongsville and Ohio Wesleyan University. He continues to be an avid runner as well as cyclist, golfer, and boater.

Bill treats patients at:
Ferrell-Whited Berea Clinic in Berea and Ferrell-Whited Main Clinic in Medina

Amber Morrison
Clinical Manager – Main
Physical Therapist Assistant

Amber Morrison attended Medina High School and graduated from Stark State College with her degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Amber has extensive experience treating our older population with orthopedic conditions, as well as neuromuscular balance impairments.

Her clinical experience includes in-patient neuro where she helped to rehabilitate patients suffering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as well as the skilled nursing setting where she excelled at rehabilitating total joint replacements and other orthopedic/balance problems.

Amber treats patients at:
Ferrell-Whited Main Clinic in Medina

Valerie Kocisko
Physical Therapist Assistant

Valerie Kocisko graduated from Remington college in 2012, with a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. Prior to becoming a therapist Valerie worked over 9 years at Western Reserve Masonic Community as a Nursing Assistant on the skilled nursing floor,it was there she gained her compassion and love for helping others. Valerie has gained advanced training in general Mckenzie based exercise, Muscle energy techniques, and a variety of manual therapy. Valerie lives in Brunswick with her husband and two young boys.

Valerie treats patients at:
Ferrell-Whited Main Clinic in Medina

Kate Yeo
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Kate Yeo is a two time graduate of The University of Toledo; in 2011 with her Bachelors of Exercise Science and in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Kate grew up in nearby Litchfield and attended Keystone High School where she played softball and was a member of the 2006 State Championship team. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patient diagnosis from headaches to foot pain and all those in between. She has a special interest in vestibular therapy and has attended courses focused on TMJ dysfunction, vestibular disorder and cervicogenic dizziness. When not in the clinic, Kate enjoys running, biking, kayaking and catching the latest Broadway Musicals.

Kate treats patients at:
Ferrell-Whited Main Clinic in Medina

Jennifer Stallard
Physical Therapist Assistant

Jenni Stallard is a Physical Therapist Assistant who earned her degree from Hocking College in 2007. She has experience in a variety of settings including sports medicine/orthopedics and aquatic therapy. Her post graduate studies include The Mulligan Concept for spinal mobilization, Dr. Kenzo Kase’s Kinesio Taping Method, and ATRI aquatic training. She also enjoys women’s health rehabilitation and has been trained through the Herman & Wallace Institute.

Jenni treats patients at:
Ferrell-Whited Lake Medina Clinic

Heather Denman
Licensed Physical Therapist

Heather graduated 1997 from Loma Linda University in Southern California with a BS in Life Science and a Masters in Physical Therapy.

  • Practice focus in pediatrics for entire career since June 1997
  • Continuing Education coursework including TMR (Total Motion Release), Pediatric Yoga, Torticollis, wheelchair seating, Pediatric Toe Walking, Orthotic Management, Down Syndrome, Pediatric Neurological Rehabilitation, Sensory Processing/Integration, Spasticity Management, Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric PT, Cerebral Palsy, Gait, Pediatric Aquatic Techniques, autism, Pediatric Myofascial Release, among others.
  • Experience with children in clinic, home and school based settings.
  • Interests include spending time with 2 daughters and husband, photography, hiking, travel, reading and movies.
  • Grew up all over the US including Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey and California.  Moved to Ohio in 2000.

Tammy Brown
Physical Therapist Assistant

Tammy Brown is a Physical Therapist Assistant that graduated from Stark State College in 1990. She has had extensive experience in post operative orthopedics, athletic injuries, manual therapy techniques and aquatic programs.

Tammy resides in Ravenna, with her husband and two children.

Tammy treats at: Ferrell-Whited/Neomed Facility in Rootstown

Janine Pawley
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Janine obtained her Bachelor’s in Science degree from Walsh University in 2001, followed by her DPT degree from Slippery Rock University in 2004. She grew up in Louisvillle, Ohio and attended Louisville High School where she was very active in volleyball and basketball. In her clinical practice, Janine specializes in orthopedics and neurology with an emphasis on chronic vertigo, dizziness, imbalance and headaches. She was Herdman Vestibular Certified in 2004 and in 2014 published and co-authored the book “How to Treat Your Own Dizziness, Vertigo and Imbalance in the Mature Adult and beyond”. In her free time, Janine enjoys being outdoors, especially going on beach vacations and fishing.

Liz Bedford
Co-Owner Berea Clinic
Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, CMES, ACE, AFPA, NPTI

Liz has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She graduated with a B.A., from Ohio Wesleyan University and is a former Varsity College Cross Country and Track athlete. Liz is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist through American Council on Exercise (CMES/ACE), and a Certified Personal Trainer through (ACE) and National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). Additionally, she is a Certified Aquatic Instructor and Certified Pre & Post Natal Exercise Specialist through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA). Liz specializes in training clients that have goals to continue strengthening after they have completed physical rehabilitation. Liz enjoys helping women safely stay fit and healthy during and after pregnancy. She also focuses on overall health and fitness, weight loss, and working with you to attain your individual fitness goals.

Dana Ridge
Licensed Physical Therapist

Linda Martel
Physical Therapist Assistant

Denise Connelly
Physical Therapist Assistant

Anna Hamilton
Physical Therapist Assistant

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