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  • JW Durst PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

    JW DurstPT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS

    JW Durst was born in Windber, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1962. He graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Sports Medicine in 1986. He then attended Baylor University where he graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy and commissioned in the United States Army where he continued his career as a combat medic and physical therapist with 5th Special Forces group and the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield. He attained the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged in 1993. Later in 2006 he then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine.

    JW has attained advanced certification in orthopedic rehabilitation. He holds certifications in athletic training and strength and conditioning. His doctorate degree has a strong emphasis in manual medicine.

    Along with his military experience, JW worked with numerous high school, intercollegiate and professional teams. He has worked with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, Unites States Military Academy Intercollegiate Football and Wrestling programs, and was an instructor in the Bone and Joint Orthopedic Fellowship program at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Along with his medical career, JW is currently a pastor in the United Methodist Kentucky Conference.

     During his training and career his wife of 30 years Rita has supported and encouraged him. They are blessed with one daughter, Jordan who is an outstanding student athlete. JW enjoys spending time with his family, and he is an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He also enjoys woodworking and playing the piano and guitar.

  • Kathryn Miller PTA

    Kathryn MillerPTA

    Bio coming soon!

  • Erica Strader PTA

    Erica StraderPTA

    Erica Graduated from Madisonville Community College with her Associate degree in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She was also recognized as the “Most Outstanding Student” for her graduating class.

    Erica has worked in the outpatient physical therapy setting since she graduated. She finds joy in working with patients of all ages. She is also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a credentialed clinical instructor.

    Erica is a native of Madisonville, Kentucky, where she grew up with six brothers and sisters. Her hobbies include spending quality time with her husband, friends, and family as well as spending time outdoors, going to church, and redecorating her home. She is also a musician and enjoys helping with worship sets and learning new instruments.