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Newburgh, IN

  • Franny Matsel PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

    Franny MatselPT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

    Franny earned her undergraduate degree in Movement Science from the University of Evansville.  While at the UE, she also earned a minor in Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.  She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Evansville. Franny is a 2011 graduate of the ProRehab and University of Evansville Sports Residency Program and is a Board Certified Sports Specialist.  She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a member of the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Franny continues to mentor new graduates in ProRehab’s Sports Residency Program.  Her strong interest in injury prevention keeps her active in community screenings and physicals at local schools.  She loves treating all levels of athletes and has specialized training in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen and the Fundamental Capacity Screen.  Franny also has extensive training in trigger point dry needling.

    Growing up in Evansville, Franny is well connected to the community.  She keeps very active in her spare time and enjoys running, biking, and swimming.   She continues to stay involved at the University of Evansville by volunteering in the ProBono AceCare clinic and lab assisting in the physical therapy department. She loves spending time helping out at Riding Hope, as well. Franny enjoys traveling and hearing stories from her patients’ travels. She lives in Evansville with her husband and daughter.

  • Del Nance MS, ATC, PTA, CSCS, NASM (PES, CES)

    Del NanceMS, ATC, PTA, CSCS, NASM (PES, CES)

    Del is a 2013 Graduate of California University, California Pennsylvania. Del received his Master in Science Degree from CALU Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Program. Furthermore, Del is a 1998 graduate of Illinois State University, earning a BS in Athletic Training where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He received an AA degree as a Physical Therapist Assist from Illinois Central College in 1990.

    Del has received his Athletic Training Certification from the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOCAT) and is the Director of Athletic Training Outreach Services for ProRehab,PC and is the Head Athletic Trainer at Castle High School. Del is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist issued by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In addition he holds certifications as both a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Del has been awarded the Recognition of Advanced Proficiency or Physical Therapist Assistant by the APTA.

    Del is a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Del enjoys spending quality family time with his wife and two children.

  • Joey Pettyjohn PT, DPT, OCS

    Joey PettyjohnPT, DPT, OCS

    Joey is the Clinic Director at the ProRehab Ferdinand, IN location.

    Joey graduated from the University of Evansville in 2001 with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree. In 2010, he finished his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kentucky. In 2013, Joey completed the Executive Program in Private Practice Management through Evidence in Motion. Joey is a member of the Orthopaedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association and has been a board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy since 2009.

    Joey specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic related injuries, with a special interest in manual therapy and the spine. He enjoys treating all orthopeadic conditions, ranging from athletes, postsurgical care to chronic pain. Joey is also the clinical manager of ProRehab in Newburgh, IN.

    In his spare time, Joey enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, boating, and snow skiing. Joey is originally from Mt. Carmel, IL but now resides in Evansville, IN with his wife and 2 children.

  • Risa Ricard PT, DPT

    Risa RicardPT, DPT

    Risa came to ProRehab with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Indianapolis and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Evansville. She has found her passion in Physical Therapy and has an energy and commitment that elevates the ProRehab team.

    While every patient is vital to Risa, she takes a special interest in athletic care, recreational or professional, providing them with treatment geared towards enhanced performance, preventing injury risk, and giving patients insights into their own movement patterns.

    Risa is currently enrolled in a residency program, furthering her skills as a physical therapist. After she graduates from her residency, she plans to continue working with athletes in addition to keeping her community up to date on injury prevention and movement appreciation.

  • Katie Whetstone PT, DPT, SCS

    Katie WhetstonePT, DPT, SCS

    Katie graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2010 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Evansville in 2012. In the summer of 2012, Katie began her post-doctoral work with the University of Evansville/ProRehab Sports Residency Program, an intense 15 month clinical program with an emphasis in sports and orthopedics. She is currently a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy and is also an adjunct professor in the University of Evansville Physical Therapy Program.

    In the clinic, Katie specializes in the treatment of both traditional and recreational athletes at all levels. On a daily basis she treats an array of orthopedic conditions, both surgical and non-surgical, for people from all walks of life. She is an expert in the clinical utilization of Functional Movement Systems such as the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, and Y-Balance Test.

    Katie and her husband, Matt, currently live in Newburgh with their dog, Ollie. She enjoys watching all sporting events and especially enjoys cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. Her favorite sport to play is sand or court volleyball. Katie also loves to spend time mentoring high school students at her church in Newburgh.