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Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation

Melanie Hoehn, P.T., MHA, is the director of Norton Brownsboro Hospital inpatient rehabilitation services and Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation. She also is the mentor facilitator for the Norton Healthcare and Bellarmine University Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program. Melanie earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Indiana University, Indianapolis, and her master’s degree in health administration at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. She has served as a therapist and leader at Norton Healthcare for more than 18 years.

Anne Blandford, SLPD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation and a clinical assistant professor at University of Louisville School of Medicine. She also serves on the surgical team for deep brain stimulation and as a consulting therapist at the Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, her master’s degree at the University of Louisville, and her doctor of speech pathology degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her clinical and scholarship focus is neurogenic communication disorders.

Adrienne Humphrey, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation and also a Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR! certified therapist. Adrienne has experience working with patients with a variety of conditions, including neurological disorders. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

Elizabeth Ulanowski, P.T., DPT, NCS, is a board-certified physical therapist and neurological specialist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation. She is the director of the Neurological Physical Therapy Residency Program, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Bellarmine University, and serves as an assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University. Liz earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Liz’s scholarship interests include physical activity for individuals with neurological disorders and community engagement.

Morgan Robertson, P.T., DPT, NCS, is a physical therapist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation and a Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR! certified therapist. She also works at University of Louisville Hospital providing therapy to patients following trauma, stroke and other neurological injuries. In addition, Morgan is an adjunct faculty member for Bellarmine University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she assists with service learning opportunities, neurological rehabilitation labs and student mentoring. Morgan earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and her doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She has a special interest in the treatment and management of patients with neurological disorders across the spectrum of care.

Natalie Vance, P.T., DPT, NCS, is a physical therapist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation and a board-certified neurological clinical specialist. She is a mentor for the Neurological Physical Therapy Residency program, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Bellarmine University in Louisville. She also is a certified yoga instructor and holds a weekly yoga class for individuals with tremors through the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center. Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University. Her research and clinical practice focuses are on movement disorders with the goal of maximizing function for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Jeanette Lanoire, P.T., DPT, NCS, is a physical therapist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation, a board-certified neurological clinical specialist and a Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR!Moves certified therapist. She also is a mentor for the Neurological Physical Therapy Residency program, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Bellarmine University in Louisville and serves as an adjunct faculty member for Bellarmine University’s physical therapy program. Jeanette earned her bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky, and her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University. She has dedicated her clinical practice to the treatment and management of neurological disorders using manual therapy interventions. Her areas of interest include stroke and vestibular rehabilitation.

Taylor Trowbridge, M.S., CF-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation. She has experience working with a variety of disorders, including dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and cognitive communication disorders. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, and her master’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Louisville. She has focused her career and learning on adult and geriatric patients with neurological disorders.

Alana Towns, ABT, is an activity-based technologist at Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation. She provides specialized exercise training through the community fitness program, primarily for clients with neurological disorders. Alana earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and has continued her education in specialized exercise training. She has completed the Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR! training and is a certified Matter of Balance coach, providing strategies to manage falls and increase activity levels. She also is a mentor for student interns in the exercise science program at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Alana’s goal and focus are to provide continued care for patients thorough a specialized workout space for individuals with neurological disorders.

Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center

Robin Dixon, P.T., is the director of rehabilitation services for Norton Hospital, which includes inpatient services and outpatient services at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center and the Center for Independent Living, both located in Norton Healthcare Pavilion. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health services and master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Louisville. During Robin’s more than 16 years with Norton Hospital, her experience and leadership have supported the Norton Healthcare downtown campus and staff to provide high-quality care to the patients we serve.

Jenna Reed, P.T., D.P.T., is the orthopedic coordinator and student coordinator for Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center. Jenna earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, and her doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. She is a Schroth-Barcelona C1 and C2 certified physical therapist under the Schroth Barcelona Institute for treatment of scoliosis, and certified in vestibular rehabilitation from The American Institute of Balance for treatment of vertigo and balance deficits. Jenna also is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as a clinical instructor for therapy students. She has experience in inpatient rehabilitation, working with a variety of acute neurological and orthopedic injuries.

Keegan D. Humphrey, OTR/L, CLVT, CDI, DPAM, is coordinator, neurological rehabilitation, for Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center. He also participates with his co-workers in an ongoing stroke support group and Norton Neuroscience Institute’s ALS Clinic. Keegan earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. He earned his clinical doctorate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also earned certification as a low-vision therapist. He recently completed certification as a rehabilitation driving specialist and a stroke rehabilitation specialist. Keegan has been a traveling therapist throughout Kentucky and Indiana, working in various clinical settings for more than five years. He has a passion for pursuing education and working with patients who have neurological disorders and low-vision conditions.

Esther Volmer, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the treatment of swallowing disorders and has specialty certifications in VitalStim therapy and manual techniques for dysphagia management. Esther also is trained in administration of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES) and modified barium swallow studies and is working toward becoming a board-certified specialist in swallowing disorders. She has experience in treatment of neurological disorders, including brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from West Virginia University, Morgantown. Esther leads Brain Games Café, a monthly group hosted by the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center for people with memory loss and cognitive issues. She also is a member of Norton Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Board and has a special interest in oncology and management of swallowing during treatment for head and neck cancers.

 Jason Nachazel, P.T., is a physical therapist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center. He has more than 17 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy, including orthopedics, sports medicine and spine dysfunction, and is an American Physical Therapy Association-certified clinical instructor. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Athens and his master’s degree in physical therapy from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Ron Lasley, P.T., DPT, is a physical therapist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center. He has worked in outpatient physical therapy with an emphasis on developing strong manual therapy skills for the past 22 years and has more than 12 years of experience in the acute care inpatient setting. Ron earned his bachelor’s degree in health care leadership from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Findlay in Ohio. He has C1 and C2 certifications in scoliosis therapy from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School in Spain, and is Level I certified in Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis (SEAS) from the Italian Scientific Spine Institute in Milan.

Ron’s emphasis is on treating adolescent and adult scoliosis patients.

Ryan Rhodes MSOT, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, is an occupational therapy specialist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center and runs the Center for Independent Living. He performs seating, positioning and mobility evaluations for patients and creates custom solutions, including pressure mapping, molded seating, alternative drive controls for powered mobility equipment and modifications for patients’ current manual and powered mobility equipment. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Louisville and his master’s degree in occupational therapy from Spalding University in Louisville. Ryan is certified as an adaptive technology professional and provides custom seating and mobility solutions as a durable medical equipment (DME) provider. He is one of four seating and mobility specialists recognized in Kentucky by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

Daniel Lutz, PTA, is a physical therapy assistant at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation. He has eight years of experience working with spine patients in an outpatient physical therapy setting, and 5 years of experience working with patients who have neurological disorders in an outpatient setting. Daniel earned his associate degree as a physical therapy assistant from Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville and is Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery PWR! certified. He has a passion for learning about various diagnoses and he works hard to make therapy fun and challenging for his patients.

Heather Blackadar, PTA, is a physical therapy assistant at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation. She has more than 10 years of experience in a wide variety of clinical areas, having worked in acute care and skilling nursing facilities and as a traveling therapy assistant. Heather earned her associate degree as a physical therapy assistant from North Shore Community College, Danvers, Massachusetts, and her bachelor’s degree at Amherst College, Massachusetts. She has a special interest in safe exercises for patients with osteoporosis.

Moriah Facktor, P.T., DPT, is a physical therapist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation. Moriah enjoys treating patients of all ages and diagnoses. In 2018, she traveled to Belize to provide care for pediatric and geriatric patients. Moriah earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and her doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She plans to continue to grow as a physical therapist through specialty courses and working toward her specialist certification.

Colleen Nalley, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation. She has experience working with individuals with various neurological diagnoses and is Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery PWR! certified, specializing in treating individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and her doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She has special interests in providing care for patients who have had spinal cord injuries and strokes. She plans to continue to attend specialty courses and work toward obtaining her specialist certification.

Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews

Lindsey Adler, P.T., DPT, is a physical therapist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews. She has a strong background in orthopedic physical therapy and wound care, but has exclusively treated pelvic floor disorders in women and men since 2016. Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, and her doctorate in physical therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has completed certificates in achievement in pelvic physical therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) and pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy (CAPP-OB and CAPP-OBA), which have equipped her with advanced knowledge of pelvic floor conditions. Lindsey is a member of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Women’s Health section and plans to complete her certification as a women’s health clinical specialist.

Susan Barker, MHA, M.S., CCC-SLP, is director, rehabilitation services at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and the Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews. Her leadership and support of therapists helps provide quality care to the patients who attend therapy in the inpatient and outpatient clinic settings. She has experience working with patients who have a variety of diagnoses, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, oncology, laryngectomy and traumatic brain injury. She holds specialty certifications in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD for treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, VitalStim therapy, manual techniques for dysphagia management, and is trained in fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing and modified barium swallow studies.

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, a master’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Louisville, and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Amber Brennan, M.S., OTR/L, CBIS, CLT, DPAM-certified, is an occupational therapist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews and a certified operator of the Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) system in Norton Mobility Lab. Amber is certified as a brain injury specialist and lymphedema therapist and also holds certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG, a treatment approach for Parkinson’s disease. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is experienced in working with various populations and settings, especially patients with neurological conditions. Amber earned her bachelor’s degree in health and human services and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She soon will take part in a specialty group for women with multiple sclerosis and complete her certification as a multiple sclerosis specialist.

Carly Hughes, P.T., DPT, is a physical therapist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews and a certified operator of the Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) system in Norton Mobility Lab. Carly has experience treating adult patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health sciences with a pre-physical therapy focus at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and her doctorate in physical therapy from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carly has a special interest in providing care for multiple sclerosis patients and plans to earn certification as a multiple sclerosis specialist.

Colin Hulls, P.T., DPT, NCS, is a physical therapist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews and a trained operator of the Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) system in Norton Mobility Lab. He has experience working with patients who have a variety of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries and orthopedic injuries. Colin earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and his doctorate in physical therapy from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and is working toward Neuro-IFRAH certification for treatment of patients who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Colin also is certified as a neurologic clinical specialist. He has completed multiple courses in dry needling, which he uses to help individuals with neurological and orthopedic impairments.

Elizabeth Levay P.T., DPT, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Georgetown College.  She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Bellarmine University in 2017.  Elizabeth has a specific interest in pelvic health and has completed the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1 coursework and the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatment Pelvic Health 1 coursework.  She currently is pursuing her Doctorate in philosophy in Health Professions in Education.

Lauren Nason, OTR/L, CSRS, is an occupational therapist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews. She has a passion for working with patients with various neurological conditions and is experienced in acute and acute rehabilitation settings. Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Spalding University in Louisville. She is certified as a stroke rehabilitation specialist and looks forward to growing her skills working for various diagnoses/conditions and making appropriate recommendations for continuum of care.

Lindsey Russell, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Norton Specialty Rehabilitation Center – St. Matthews. She has experience working with a variety of disorders, including dysphagia, dysarthria, aphasia, voice disorders and cognitive communication disorders. Lindsey holds a specialty certification in VitalStim swallowing therapy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Lindsey has a special interest in working with patients who have dysphagia and neurological disorders.

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