Meet our Team


Name: Jayne Beatty
Position/Title: Physical Therapy Technician
Six Word Memoir: 37 years of Rehab Therapy experience
Alma Mater: Miami Dade College
Specialty: Excels at keeping Physical Therapy department running smoothly.
One-line personal fun fact: I enjoy performing my traditional Native American dances.


Name: Troy Beatty
Position/Title: Physical Therapy Technician
Six Word Memoir: Live for today, not for tomorrow
Alma Mater: Fort Myers High School
Specialty: Orthotics
One-line personal fun fact: I like to golf, bowl, and spend time with my family and friends.


Name: Stephanie Distel, PTA
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Six Word Memoir: The experience was worth the risk
Alma Mater: Broward Community College
Highest Degree Held: Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Specialty: Geriatric physical therapy
One-line personal fun fact: I am a happy wife and mother of two boys!


Name: Michael Gartland, PT
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: When in doubt, trust the process
Alma Mater: University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Highest Degree Held: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Specialty: Sports Medicine
One-line personal fun fact: I have over 40 first cousins, true story.


Name: Aline Hyatt, PT & MTC
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: Live your life to the fullest!
Alma Mater: Noordelyke Hoge School, Netherlands
Highest Degree Held: Master’s
Specialty: Orthopedics
One-line personal fun fact: I enjoy participating in triathlons.


Name: Emma Lee Hepplewhite, PTA
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Six Word Memoir: I tell it like it is
Alma Mater: Keystone College, La Plume, PA
Highest Degree Held: Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Specialty: Orthopedics
One-line personal fun fact: I have always wanted to work at a zoo and I hope to work in canine rehabilitation in the future.


Name: Emily Kadish, PT
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: Grow through what you go through
Alma Mater: Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Highest Degree Held: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Specialty: Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
One-line personal fun fact: WV native living the beach life with my husband and baby boy!


Name: Kimberly Koh, PTA
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Six Word Memoir: Eager to Explore. Expand. Experience. Encourage!
Alma Mater: Broward Community College
Highest Degree Held: Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Specialty:
One-line personal fun fact: I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends!


Name: Cristina Martinez, PTA
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Six Word Memoir: Highly enjoy creating memories with family
Alma Mater: Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Highest Degree Held: Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Specialty: Providing optimum care to my patients
One-line personal fun fact: I enjoy listening to Techno music.


Name: Alexandra M. Michaels, PT
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: Fiery by nature, sweet by choice
Alma Mater: Universidad Metropolitana, Colombia
Highest Degree Held: Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
Specialty: Orthopedics
One-line personal fun fact: I have a passion for life, my family, and travel!


Name: Mamta Mahajan, PT, MDT
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: I can’t is not an option
Alma Mater: Institute for the Physically Handicapped, New Delhi, India
Highest Degree Held: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Specialty: Orthopedics and McKenzie Certified Therapist
One-line personal fun fact: I am a big “foodie” and love to cook a variety of foods.


Name: Karen Stewart, PT
Position/Title: Licensed Physical Therapist
Six Word Memoir: A smile is the best encouragement
Alma Mater: University of Maryland
Highest Degree Held: Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
Specialty: Orthopedics with a focus in manual therapy
One-line personal fun fact: The best times in life are spent traveling with my husband and three daughters!


Name: Katherine “Kat” Schulz, OT, OTD, CHT
Position/Title: Licensed Occupational Therapist
Six Word Memoir: Change an attitude, change a life
Alma Mater: University of Texas Health Science, San Antonio, TX
Highest Degree Held: Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Specialty: Hand Therapy
One-line personal fun fact: I grew up in Milwaukee, WI and eventually moved to San Antonio, TX to pursue an Occupational Therapy degree. During my education, I found my niche in the subspecialty of Hand Therapy. I have now been in this specialty for 21 years. In 2001, I earned my Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) designation and then was awarded a Clinical Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. I am married with two grown children, two daughter-in-laws, and two grandchildren, a dog, and three chickens! Lastly, I have been with Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida for 16 years.


Name: Vikki Velez, OTA
Position/Title: Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant
Six Word Memoir: Wherever the path, show your humanity
Alma Mater: Keiser University
Highest Degree Held: Associate of Occupational Therapy
Specialty: Hand Therapy
One-line personal fun fact: I lived in Germany for seven years!

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